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Friday Football Fever

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Soon the stands will be filled with expectant fans ready for their team to take on the field for the first football games of the 2018 season. Some teams will

Contributed by Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This year’s Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon will be held on August 23, and I am looking forward to honoring three standout women who will be

John Merrill and his wife, Cindy, made a campaign stop on Tuesday, August 14 at the Coal and Iron Building. (Submitted Photo) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video of our interview on Facebook) Alabama Secretary

Be Prepared

EMA Director Anthony Clifton briefed the DeKalb County Commission on their recent community engagement workshop and the need for more disaster preparedness. (Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Live Video on Facebook) The DeKalb

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On August 8, 2018, investigators with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office travelled to Cobb County, Ga. after receiving a tip that Noe Mateo was in their jurisdiction. The DeKalb County Grand Jury issued an indictment

Build The Wall?

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) Concerns were brought up by Councilmember Marshall Stiefel at last Monday’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council. Southern Torch reached out to Stiefel regarding his concerns on spending and transparency.

Fort Payne Goes Green

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 7. The Council approved the following resolutions: Glenn Shedd as City Judge Dana Grimes as Assistant City Judge

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, August 4, the Fort Payne Fire Department kicked off their ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign at Five Points. In the past, fire fighters have set up at the World’s Longest

A Rising Star

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Zeb Ferguson attended NSFC (Nick Saban Football Camp) in June, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The grueling 3 day camp was full of practices, drills and 7 on 7’s. The

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On today’s date at 11:50am, a resident on Valley View Avenue reported a suspicious truck had backed into a neighbor’s driveway. The neighbor described the suspect as a heavy