Tag "2018"

At the end of each year, we compile a list of the best stories we did that year. In 2018, we had so many great articles that we had to break it into two parts! Here are stories #6-10 of

By Staff Reports (Submitted Photo) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Incumbent DeKalb County Commissioner DeWitt Jackson is announcing his re-election bid to the DeKalb County Commission. Mr. Jackson was first elected in 2002 and has served since that time. He and his

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 25. During the meeting, County Administrator Matt Sharp presented the Commission with their official 2018-19

PHOTO: Dennis Stiefel and his beloved Clementine, a Volkswagen Type 3. (Submitted Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Volkswagen Type 3 enthusiasts from throughout the nation and Canada will converge in Scottsboro from June 14 – 17, 2018 to participate

The Finish Line

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Voters across DeKalb County and the whole state of Alabama will head to the polls next Tuesday, June 5, to vote in several statewide and local races. For the first time in

PHOTO: Republican candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden addressing a crowd in Henagar last night. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — Valley Head Police Chief Nick Welden is announcing today that

PHOTO: Former Democratic State Representative and State Senator John Baker issued a statement formally announcing his platform for DeKalb County Sheriff in 2018. Baker will face the winner of the Republican Primary in the General Election in November. (Contributed Photo) By Staff

PHOTO: (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow is announcing his candidacy for reelection. Mr. Harcrow is a resident of Ider and grew up in Rainsville. He has been married

(Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hazel Haynes is a candidate for DeKalb County Board of Education, District Four. She is a graduate of Ider High School, Northeast Alabama Community College, and Jacksonville University with degrees in

PHOTO: Longtime board employee Carol Hiett submitted her paperwork today to run for Board of Education, District 3. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, longtime board employee Carol Hiett submitted qualifying paperwork to run for