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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Alaina Catherine Olivares, 4 of Collinsville, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  The community rallied behind a balloon release and ceremony to honor Alaina’s life. The balloons were

STATE CHAMPIONS

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — At the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) 34th State Softball Tournament, the Pisgah Lady Eagles were crowned as the Class 3A State Softball Champions.  Pisgah went through the 3A

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) At Monday’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, the Council promoted beloved School Resource Officer (SRO) Tim Devlin to the position of Captain.  Devlin is

Lyles Moves to Fyffe

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 22. The meeting was held at noon due to ongoing graduation ceremonies this week. In

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At the May 6 meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Councilmember Bejan Taheri made a motion to withhold $1,200 from the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce. Due to the suspension of

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 21.  Mayor Larry Chesser presented a proclamation honoring the “Third Saturday” Committee of Amelia Landstreet, Steve

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Yesterday at approximately 7 pm, a Fort Payne man was taken into custody after a large amount of stolen firearms were found in his

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On April 8th, at approximately 8:21 pm a call came into the Fort Payne Police Department about a structure fire. Officers from Fort Payne Police

FPFD Gives Back

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last year, the Fort Payne Fire Department sold pink tee shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness. The department raised between $1,500 and $1,600.  The Fire Department now moves to sponsor

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 14. At the meeting, County Engineer Ben Luther requested three speed limits