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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Dr. Jeff Cole announced on Thursday that he would be leaving Thompson Surgical Associates to shift his focus to starting his own private practice. In a statement made to Southern

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. In the absence of Commission President Ricky Harcrow, President Pro-Tem Chris Kuykendall conducted

FINAL PAYMENT

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At Monday’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced the final payment on the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum had been received by the DeKalb County Board of Education.

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Coaches from across DeKalb County recently gathered to make their selections for the 2018 All-County Football team. Fyffe senior runningback Payton Anderson was named the Player of the Year.  Junior

By Zach Hester,Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In the same week that a new Sheriff swept into town, Circuit Clerk-elect Todd Greeson was also sworn into office early. Greeson, a former state representative, defeated incumbent Democrat Pam Simpson

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala.  — This week, Sheriff Nick Welden and the newly appointed administration hit the ground running and made several drug arrests. On January 1st, a Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo provided by The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) DeKalb County, Ala. — On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Rainsville City Council held a special called meeting to discuss the good name and character of a City employee. After the Council came out of the executive session,

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Southern Torch would like to introduce a new column entitled Into the Woods. This column will give hunters a platform to talk about their hunt, their kill and experience. Here is our first entry

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (Submitted Photos) FYFFE, Ala. — Two Fyffe football players are up for Player of the Year. Senior Payton Anderson has been named one of the 48 finalists for the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Back of the Year. Sophomore Caleb

At the end of each year, we compile a list of the best stories we did that year. In 2018, we had so many great articles that we had to break it into two parts! Here are stories #1-5 of