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By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. In the absence of Commission President Ricky Harcrow, President Pro-Tem Chris Kuykendall conducted

By Zach Hester,Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In the same week that a new Sheriff swept into town, Circuit Clerk-elect Todd Greeson was also sworn into office early. Greeson, a former state representative, defeated incumbent Democrat Pam Simpson

A Queen Is Coronated

By Eloise Smith, General Manager (Photo by Amy Thrash) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Southern Torch family is proud to announce the appointment of Marla Jones as its new Managing Editor. Marla has been a proud member of the Southern Torch

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb Ambulance Service has named their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the year. Mr. B.J. Hayes was chosen by his fellow employees as the best EMT of 2018. Mr.

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Two small earthquakes shook the Southeastern part of the country on Wednesday morning. Data from the United States Geological Survey stated that the first earthquake was a magnitude 4.4 and

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission met on Tuesday, December 11 for their last regularly scheduled meeting of 2018. It will be the Commission’s only meeting this month due to

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Dekalb County Board of Education met November 29, 2018. After the approval of minutes from last session and a 2017, an audit presentation by Cade

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday, DeKalb and Jackson counties’ state legislators gathered alongside local officials and residents to deliver the 2018 State of the State address at Northeast Alabama Community

Thankful

By Staff Reports (Pictured – [Left]: Leighton Barnett enjoyed her third grade Thanksgiving dinner dressed as a pilgrim. [Right]: Gage Hosch and Briley Summerford were crowned as the Best Dressed Indians at Plainview.) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — As the third

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photos by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, November 18 to welcome newly-elected Board members Carol Hiett and Monty Darwin. Both new Board