DeKalb County

State Senator Steve Livingston Announces Re-Election Bid

PHOTO: State Senator Steve Livingston (R – SD 8), which represents most of DeKalb County, announces his re-election bid. (Contributed by

SALES TAX: Where the City of Fort Payne stands on the issue

PHOTO: Last week, a penny sales tax increase was proposed at a work session of the Fort Payne City Council to

VIDEO: City of Rainsville issued $4000 ADEM fine for burning, cleanup to cost $40k-$50k.

PHOTO: Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt gave an update on the action taken by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) in

Ron Saferite Announces run for DeKalb County Commission District III

PHOTO: Republican Ron Saferite’s yard sign, which will be seen in DeKalb County over the next year. (Tyler Pruett | Southern

VIDEO: School Board holds moment of silence for Sylvania Bus Driver Ray Bramblett

PHOTO: The DeKalb County Board of Education meets underneath their new, custom signage that was recently built by Agri-Business students

FUNDING THE FUTURE: Fort Payne proposes penny sales tax to fund projects

PHOTO: Councilman Wade Hill discusses the city’s finances and funding long term projects at Tuesday’s Work Session. (Tyler Pruett | Southern

VIDEO: U.S. Senate Candidate Trip Pittman addresses local Republicans

PHOTO: Alabama Senator Trip Pittman (R – Montrose) addresses the DeKalb County Republican Breakfast Club. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

VIDEO: City of Rainsville to begin cleanup of “unauthorized dump”

PHOTO: The “unauthorized dump” is located next to the the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).  (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is the fairness?

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) *The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Rainsville Citizen Sonjia Pittman, regarding

VIDEO: DeKalb Co. Commission recognizes Fort Payne High School CERT

PHOTO: Pam Wilson, Fort Payne Health Sciences teacher, with the DeKalb County Commission, and Hannah and Curtis Tucker, who won the