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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 Pictured (L to R): Carol Hiett, Robert Elliot, Mark Richards, Monty Darwin, Dr. Eric Mackey, Dr. Jason Barnett and Randy Peppers. RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, the DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent

New E-911 Center Unveiled

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

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 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

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education, in conjunction with the DeKalb County Commission and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, hired two new resource officers at a public

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris: On the night of Friday, October 19, the Henagar Police Department received a call of a person possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol on County Road 85.

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photos) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Chances are you have seen a picture in the cotton fields on your Facebook feed. You have the Love family to thank for that. The Love family consists 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