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PHOTO: The Wills Town Rats held a benefit bike night last Saturday. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Wills Town Rats hosted a benefit bike ride on Saturday for a fellow

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announced a new mobile app available for download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store on July 31, 2018. The app is free for users to download

Security at the Parks

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held a special work session on Tuesday, July 31 to discuss the price of purchasing security cameras for Fort Payne’s city parks. Due to recent vandalism

PHOTO: Mr. Shane Byrd, Principal of Fort Payne Middle School addresses the board on the school’s progress and goals for the upcoming year. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City

PHOTO: (Submitted Photos) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania parents are voicing concerns regarding asbestos being found in the floor after a leak occurred a few weeks ago at Sylvania High School. Asbestos, if disturbed, is

PHOTO: The Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners practice at Burgess-Snow Field where the benefit concert will be held this September. (Bill Wilson | The Anniston Star) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Last April, a pair of devastating tornadoes

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Brent Tinker, Head Coach of the Ider Hornets Varsity Football team! Coach Tinker is a 1987 graduate of Ider High School and

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — For my sixth stop of Inside The Huddle, I headed up Highway 75 to meet with the Ider Hornets! As I walked up to the field house, I could not help

Photo: The City of Rainsville, Rainsville Industrial Development Board, and DeKalb County Board of Education held a joint ribbon cutting for the new bus garage last Thursday. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. —

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on July 24, 2018. In the work session of the meeting, Chairman of the Board, Jeff Williams stressed