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Nakia returns to DeKalb for Boom Days performance!

PHOTO: DeKalb County native Nakia and The Blues Grifters, will be performing on the main stage at 3:30 pm at

2017 Boom Days Festival Lineup and Events

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Boom Days 2017 Festival is upon us! The

Republican Ginny Shaver announces campaign for House District 39

PHOTO: Ginny is a former Leesburg Town Clerk and is currently employed by the City of Gadsden. House District 39 covers

Fort Payne Police Report for Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, September

Sand Mountain couple honored for 68 years of Marriage!

PHOTO: Verlon and Mary Ruth Stiefel with their certificates and gifts celebrating 68 years. Mary Ruth is holding a plaque from

Blansit enters guilty plea to 2015 murder of his mother

PHOTO: 24-year-old Tyler Ryan Blansit of Mentone being escorted from the DeKalb County Courthouse this morning. Blansit plead guilty to

Rep. Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) announces run for Senate District 10

PHOTO: Butler is running for Senate District 10, which covers part of DeKalb County and is currently held by Senator Phil

VIDEO: Wild weather, lack of state funds hinders road paving in DeKalb

PHOTO: The DeKalb County Commission reviews bids for paving materials at today’s (September 12th) commission meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

Hurricane Irma causes minimal damage in DeKalb County

(DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hurricane Irma passed through the North Alabama

VIDEO: Rainsville City Council Meeting, Thursday, September 7, 2017

PHOTO: The city council discusses surplussing of the police department’s old body cameras and the cage from a patrol car. By