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PHOTO: Pending approval by the Water Board and DeKalb County Board of Education at the first of the year, the county buses will be able to stay in Fort Payne for another 18 months. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

PHOTO: Northeast Student Veterans Association (NSVA) officers present the $2,300 check to the Northeast Alabama Marine Corps League.  Pictured left to right: James Levison (NSVA Historian); Dakota Wertz (NSVA member); William Davis (NSVA Vice President); Sheila Hairston, Jennifer Brown, and Holly

PHOTO: Ashe Clothing will be announcing a sale on a different item each day until Christmas! (Kalie Davis | Southern Torch) By Kalie Davis, Staff Writer kalie@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala – Ashe offers a wide selection clothes, shoes, jewelry, and so much

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, December 9– Sunday, December 11. FRIDAY, December 9 Reported Incidents (12/9) Criminal Mischief – Occurred at 1202 Godfrey Ave SE, a storm

By Staff Reports GROVE OAK, Ala. — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received multiple anonymous phone calls about possible illegal activity going on at a residence on County Road 19 in Grove Oak. On Sunday, December 11, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators went

PHOTO: The monument, located on the corner of 5th Street and Godfrey Ave, will allow for 15,000 pavers, and DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner Tyler Wilkes estimates roughly 2000 pavers will initially be installed. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By C.

Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala.—On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 The new Fyffe gym will officially be dedicated to Coach Mike Cochran. Mike Cochran graduated from Fyffe High School in 1979 and earned his college degree and Masters in

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor (Correction from Print: This article was mistakenly listed as written by “Marla Jones, Sports Editor” in our print edition.) tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In the past few months, the DeKalb County Board of Education has

PHOTO: The cast and crew of, “The Dance of the Grizzle.” CAST: Skyler Kasinger (Storyteller), Alex Edge (The Grizzle [Beast]), Emily Adams (The Grizzle [The Girl]), Camron Ballenger (Boy, Villager, Animal, and Forest), Thomas Hartline (Leader of the Villagers, Moonguard,

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, December 5 – Thursday, December 8. MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 Reported Incidents (12/5) Criminal Mischief – Occurred at 1359 Old Water Works Road SW,