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By Marla Jones, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 11. The Commission discussed the Boozer Bridge Land Agreement between the Commission and the City of Rainsville. In exchange

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EMA Director Anthony Clifton briefed the DeKalb County Commission on their recent community engagement workshop and the need for more disaster preparedness. (Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Live Video on Facebook) The DeKalb

PHOTO: (Todd Greeson for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Republican candidate Todd Greeson kicked off his campaign for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk March 8th 2018 at the Coal and Iron Building in Fort Payne. The event

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency, Fort Payne City Schools, DeKalb County Schools, and Cornerstone Christian Academy will be closed tomorrow. The National Weather Service – Huntsville is currently projecting potentially up

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Update: This event was cancelled on Friday, January 12th due to the potential for Winter Weather during time frame of the drill and the ongoing flu emergency.) According to a statement

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Mentone Police Chief Brad Gregg, Deputy Director of the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Michael Posey, and President of the DeKalb County Chiefs of Police Association Nick Welden (Valley Head Police Chief) went down to

PHOTO: Pam Wilson, Fort Payne Health Sciences teacher, with the DeKalb County Commission, and Hannah and Curtis Tucker, who won the state CERT competition! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at

PHOTO: In response to the 2011 tornadoes, for one weekend each year citizens can purchase disaster preparedness items tax free. (DeKalb County EMA) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — When the calendar reaches the end of

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In their first meeting of 2017, the DeKalb County Commission convened last Tuesday. The commission addressed the following items: Road Department: Road Maintenance Update (Tom Broyles, Road Department Superintendent) Auction of

Signing up for ‘Alert DeKalb’ is easily done through the County EMA’s website. The system alerted those in the path of the storm during the recent tornado.  By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In times of