Politics

Sheriff Harris releases statement regarding today’s announcement

PHOTO: DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris at the press conference he held earlier today. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports

VIDEO: Fort Payne moves forward with condemning Mapco

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

VIDEO: Progress being made at Buck’s Pocket State Park

PHOTO: The DeKalb County Road Department is currently fixing a creek crossing on County Road 173 at Buck’s Pocket State Park,

State Rep. Tommy Hanes Announces Bid for Second Term

PHOTO: Rep. Tommy Hanes (R) has announced he will be seeking re-election in District 23. In addition to Scottsboro, District 23

VIDEO: Fort Payne School Board hears reports from Wills Valley and FPMS

PHOTO: The Fort Payne City Board of Education met on Thursday, July 21 for their monthly meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern

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

VIDEO: Fort Payne takes public comments on sales tax proposal

PHOTO: City Attorney Rocky Watson puts on his “citizens hat” to share his thoughts on the proposed sales tax. (Tyler Pruett

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