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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 9. The Commission presented House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a year of fundraising, two local bands had the honor of performing in Washington D.C. over the weekend. Around this time last year, the Geraldine and Sylvania bands surprised DeKalb

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Jenny Wootten Mann | Facebook) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Over the past two weeks, life has drastically changed for Ider’s very own Jenny Wootten Mann. After posting a video of her singing inside

New Year, New Tahoes

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 1. Councilmember Ricky Byrum served as Mayor in the absence

Submitted by Powell Police Dept. POWELL, Ala. — On Tuesday, October 2 at approximately 4:45pm, there was one vehicle accident on Highway 35 south bound in Powell, north of the crossing. Only a motorcycle was involved. The passenger received minor injuries

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their first meeting of the 2018-19 fiscal year on Tuesday, October 2 with a workshop preceding the meeting. The

Homecoming Havoc

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Cheryl Boydston) VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — The Ider Hornets spoiled the Valley Head Tigers Homecoming defeating them, 47-20. This is the Hornets ninth straight victory over the Tigers. With 7:52 remaining in

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, the Fort Payne Police Department, in association with the Wills Town Rats, held a bike night benefit for Dade County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Major Tommy Bradford. During a

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) FYFFE, Ala. — At the Fyffe homecoming game against Asbury, Waylon Elliott (great-grandfather of Payton Anderson) was honored as the first Fyffe football player to be named All-State. Elliott played

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Bruce Wilson) FYFFE, Ala. — The Fyffe Red Devils took on the Asbury Rams for their homecoming. The Devils defeated the Rams, 55-0. On the first play from scrimmage, Zach Pyron hit Payton