Tag "DeKalb County"

All-Star Week

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Several DeKalb County & Fort Payne City athletes had the honor of being selected to play in the North-South All-Star week hosted by Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) in

Man Drowns at DeSoto Falls

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Monday, DeKalb County Coroner Tom Wilson confirmed the death of 40-year-old Joseph Nicholas Cantrell of Rome, Ga. around 11:15am at DeSoto Falls State Park. Wilson stated that Cantrell

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Sheriff’s Office made many drug related arrests this week.  Around 9:30 pm Tuesday night (May 7, 2019), Drug Task Force

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, March 18. Mayor Pro Tem Ricky Byrum acted as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt.  At the workshop, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb Regional Medical Center has named Mr. Chris Orr as the 2019 Non-Clinical Employee of the Year and Mrs. Betty Smith, R.N. as the Clinical Employee of the Year. These individuals were chosen from

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The brand new E-911 Jimmy Wright Emergency Operations Center is now open for business.  On Thursday, the new center welcomed visitors for tours and held a dedication for the new

Snow Day?

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (File Photo) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Tuesday may have turned out to be just a regular day off for most citizens in Northeast Alabama. The suspected snow day turned out to be little more

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