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By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — If you’re stopping by Boom Days this weekend in downtown Fort Payne, be sure to stop by FirstOn’s booth! They are a business local to the Rainsville area. According to

(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

PHOTO: Mark Haygood was recently named the new Deputy Director of DeKalb Ambulance Service (DAS). (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At the regularly scheduled meeting of the DeKalb County Hospital Association, the Board unanimously nominated Mr. Mark Haygood

PHOTO: The Prisoner of War/Missing in Action and American Flags raised Friday by Fort Payne High School JROTC over Patriot’s Park. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) Contributed by Tyler Wilkes, DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Paver

By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At the regularly scheduled meeting of the DeKalb County Hospital Association, the Board unanimously nominated Mrs. Cheryl Turner to the position of Director of DeKalb Ambulance Service. Mrs. Turner has been employed at DeKalb

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency, the “Emergency Mock Event” for next week has been cancelled due to the Influenza Emergency and the potential for winter weather

(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: Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver and deputies with Naloxone; an antidote to be used if first responders encounter a life-threatening dose of opioids. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s will also soon be getting the antidote. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports 

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com HENAGAR, Ala. — At approximately 5 am this morning (Thursday, November 2, 2017) , a devastating fire destroyed a home owned by Henagar Mayor Lee Davis. According to Henagar Fire Chief Jeff

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