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(Fort Payne Police Department | Fort Payne 911) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Fort Payne 911, in conjunction with the Fort Payne Police Department, will be collecting cases of water to take to the Jacksonville first responders for distribution to

(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: The scene on Government Circle in Geraldine where two were killed in an early morning apartment fire. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports GERALDINE, Ala. — Two fatalities have been confirmed in an earlier morning apartment fire in Geraldine,

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — With temperatures remaining bitter cold throughout the weekend, warming stations are available in DeKalb County to those without heat. The National Weather Service – Huntsville forecasts temperatures to dip

PHOTO: Firefighters with the Fort Payne Fire Department, conducting rope rescue training at Little River Canyon National Preserve. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, fire fighters conducted crucial training at Little

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: The memorial to commemorate those that lost their lives, located at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “The sixth item is that I’ve requested that

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