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By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Monday morning signaled the beginning of a new chapter of the Fort Payne Parks and Recreation department. Robin Brothers, a native of DeKalb County, officially began her tenure as the

A Tornado In Ider?

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — A possible tornado caused damage to a barn located on County Road 886 in the Ider area. Grady Dalton is no stranger to tornadoes. In 2010, he lost his home to

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular meeting on June 25, 2018. During the work session, safety was the main concern.  Chris Hairston of the Central Office, addressed the need for

Contributed by John Baker for DeKalb County Sheriff DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, current Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson has agreed to remain as Chief Deputy of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office should John Baker be

PHOTO: (Submitted Photo | Facebook) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Sympathizers across all of the major social media platforms have showered the family of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall with love after it was reported yesterday that his wife,

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Paul Benefield, Head Coach for the Fyffe Red Devils Varsity Football Team! Benefield is a Fyffe High School alumni and received his degree from Jacksonville

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — What better way to kick off my third season of “Inside the Huddle” than with a visit with the Fyffe Red Devil football team? Coach Benefield and his staff are

By Trevor Carson, Reporter SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania student Alexis Stevens won fourth place in the state FFA public speaking competition. Stevens previously won first place at the district competition. “This is the highest that the school has ever gone,” said

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 3128 recently honored Lieutenant Joshua Michael Jennings with the National VFW Firefighter of the Year Award. Jennings was chosen over 10,000 other VFW

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Senior Beta team from Cornerstone Christian Academy will be heading home from the national competition in Savannah, Ga. with an extra piece of luggage. That extra piece will be a first place