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By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The state legislature is in it’s fourth week. Here’s an update on what’s going on in Montgomery, with DeKalb County Senators and Legislators making the headlines!   Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter named

PHOTO: Daniel Beaty, 33, was found guilty in the 2014 murder of Daniel Thomas Fuller (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. —  The jury continued deliberations through the storm today to convict a Valley Head man

PHOTO: Yancarlos Saldana, 23, and Arele Cordoba Alavarado, 24, both of Albertville, were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop. In an unrelated search, Charles Scott Steakley, of Brookwood, Alabama was also found to be in possession of narcotics.

PHOTO: Justin Thompson, Erica Tyler, Heather Thompson, and Timothy Hall were arrested earlier today at a residence on County Road 115, between Cedar Bluff and the Georgia Line (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office). By Staff Reports CEDAR BLUFF, Ala. — According to

PHOTO: On Thursday, Skelton Orthodontics in Fort Payne will be hosting a blood drive and giving away $200 to one lucky donor! (Make Your Heart Smile Blood Drive | Facebook.com) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. —

PHOTO: Members of the DeKalb County Commission convene for their last meeting of February 2017. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a short meeting earlier today (Tuesday, February 28), the DeKalb County

PHOTO: Henagar 8th Grader Sommer Gimm will be heading to Alabaster to compete at the state level next month! (Mary Crosby | DeKalb County Schools) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — For approximately one hour on Thursday, February 16th, 13 students

PHOTO: Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett discusses the 2017 – 2018 School Calendar with Board Chairman Jeff Williams and Vice Chairman Randy Peppers. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education

PHOTO: The Rainsville City Council voted to partially tint the windows on city hall and purchased a gun safe for the city annex. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In Tuesday’s meeting of the Rainsville City

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, February 20 – Thursday, February 23. MONDAY, February 20 Reported Incidents (2/20) Fraudulent use of Credit/Debit Card – Occurred at 2005