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PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department has collected around 1000 coats for people in need to keep warm this winter. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The entire DeKalb County community pitched in big

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett, DeKalb Co. Schools will be closed today due to icy conditions. Fort Payne City Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy will also be closed due

PHOTO: MERF 2018 Scholarship winners, Pictured Left to right: August Shanklin, Devin Leps, Brooke Moore, Kara Goss and Josie Crider. (Not pictured are Sarah Blalock and Angela Hadley). (Contributed Photo | MERF)  By Staff Reports MENTONE, Ala. — For the 2018

(File Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Schools, school will be delayed for 2 hours Wednesday through Friday (January 3rd – 5th) due to, “extreme cold temperatures.” Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett released a statement shortly before

PHOTO: Sandra Lafferty, who has more than 60 television and films credits including The Hunger Games and Walk the Line, talks to Fort Payne High School Drama students. (Contributed Photo | Randy Grider) Contributed by Randy Grider, Mentone Arts and Cultural

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville Fire/Rescue Chief Willimac Wright issued a statement on a new program the department is doing to help ensure more residences have smoke detectors: The death toll for residential home fires in

PHOTO: The Fort Payne High School JROTC Battalion leads the way in yesterday’s annual parade to honor local Veterans held in Fort Payne. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday, the City of Fort

PHOTO: On Saturday, licensed USPTA Instructor and shelter pet owner Dan Berry will be giving tennis lessons to benefit the Friends of the DeKalb Co-AL Animal Adoption Center. (Contributed Photo | Friends of the DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center) By Staff Reports FORT

PHOTO: The Fort Payne Guitar class conducts their rendition of, “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. lead by Director Chris Roberts. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) Earlier today, Fort Payne High School

PHOTO: The Red Knight Alabama Chapter 15 Motorcycle held a ‘Toys for Tots’ Benefit Ride in conjunction with the Shiloh Fire Department earlier this month to help raise funds. (Contributed Photo | Toys for Tots) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.