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Chesser, Beddingfield face off in candidate forum for Fort Payne Mayor

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Incumbent Fort Payne Mayor Larry Chesser and mayoral challenger David Beddingfield took part in a candidate forum hosted

Ninth Circuit Judge Wes Mobley denies bond for suspect in Cherokee County double-homicide

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala.—Alabama Ninth Circuit Judge Wes Mobley denied bond at a court hearing held late last week via video

Destination DeKalb: Tourism on the rise, $79 million pumped into local economies

DeKalb County Tourism Director John Dersham releases annual economic impact report By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com FORT

DeKalb Superintendent candidate Dr. Jason Barnett to host campaign rally Tuesday

Dr. Jason Barnett, Republican candidate for DeKalb County Schools Superintendent, announced that he will be hosting a fall campaign kick-off rally on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville.

Fred W. Shankles announces run for re-election to Collinsville City Council, District 2

By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Councilman Fred W. Shankles recently announced his intent to run for

World’s Longest Yard Sale kicks off in DeKalb on Thursday

By Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. –  The World’s Longest Yard Sale (WLYS), also known

Eberhart announces upcoming term will be his last on Fort Payne City Council

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—If elected on Aug. 23, 2016, Fort Payne City Councilman Johnny Eberhart will make the next term on the

Deputies make multiple arrests serving warrant

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com DOGTOWN, Ala.—Last Thursday, July 28, agents with the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes

Councilman Dana Goggans drops out of race for Fort Payne City Council

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—There was major breaking news in Fort Payne today regarding the upcoming race for city council. In a

Radar picks up strange ring shapes in skies over DeKalb

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Over the weekend, a series of unusual radar signatures appeared over several