DeKalb County

VIDEO: Fort Payne determined to do away with MAPCO Building

PHOTO: The Old Mapco Building greets travelers as they enter town by way of Highway 35, and many consider to be

VIDEO: Rainsville Council demands answers on Chavies Road bridge project

PHOTO: Chuck Chitwood of CDG Engineering addresses the council on the progress of the Chavies Road Bridge project. (Tyler Pruett |

THIS WEEK IN PRINT: Bill that allows county commission to raise gas tax advances

PHOTO: After a statewide gas tax fails, Montgomery comes up with a new bill to allow the tax to be enacted

VIDEO: Rainsville hires new police officer and WWTP Operator

PHOTO: The Rainsville City Council held a brief meeting to review a new police hire and a new operator for

VIDEO: Fort Payne City Council reappoints Jimmy Durham to Board of Education

PHOTO: Fort Payne Councilman Gerald “Red” Taylor discusses the appointment to the Fort Payne Board of Education. (Tyler Pruett | Southern

VIDEO: This week’s DeKalb County Commission Meeting

PHOTO: County Engineer Ben Luther provides information to the DeKalb County Commission on bids submitted for Surface Treatment. (Tyler Pruett |

JUST IN: Governor Kay Ivey officially fires Ron Sparks

PHOTO: Official letter sent from Governor Kay Ivey, notifying Sparks of his termination. By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com (Updated at

VIDEO: County Commission reports successful equipment auction

PHOTO: The DeKalb County Commission reported a recent auction of old equipment was able to net the county a premium price.

VIDEO: DeKalb County Board of Education accepts bids for new buses

PHOTO: Dr. Jason Barnett and members of the DeKalb County Board of Education review a principal’s contract during this month’s meeting.