Tag "DeKalb County"

By Southern Torch Staff (Submitted Photo) DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Friday, September 6, a pedestrian was killed while changing a flat tire on the Interstate 59 in DeKalb County, according to Curtis Summerville of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Story & Photo by Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Plainview High School’s marching band presented a patriotic show in the 2018 DeKalb County Band Exhibition last year. FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The marching bands of DeKalb County are preparing

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, in a whirlwind trip to DeKalb County, sat down with Southern Torch for an exclusive interview.  Merrill discussed

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on July 30, at the Facilities Building. The Board started the meeting with

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

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