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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,Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their last meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 18. To open the meeting, the Council received public comments from citizens regarding the rezoning of Hixon

PHOTO: GH Metal Solutions offers contract metal working services and is located on Airport Road. The amended abatement increased the amount of capital investment by almost half a million dollars and extended it for a year; until the end of

Featured image: Leadership Dekalb County participants with members of the Dekalb County Commission By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Leadership Dekalb County held its Local Dekalb County Government Day last week. Participants toured local government offices and talked with

Beason’s Barber Shop visited by Jett Williams, Alabama Tourism on Tuesday By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Jett Williams, daughter of legendary country music star Hank Williams, visited Beason’s Barber Shop in Fort Payne on Tuesday as one of

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Truth remains murky in Rainsville, as conflicting explanations and widely varying news reports continue to emerge amidst the high drama that began at a city council meeting on Feb. 1. The security of

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—At the Fort Payne City Council meeting Tuesday night, the DeKalb County Republican Party (DCRP) was denied a permit to host a campaign event at the city-owned Coal and Iron Building. A motion to approve the DeKalb GOP

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Boom Days in Fort Payne began ten years ago as an event to celebrate the history of Fort Payne. The event is held the third weekend in September with food, fun, and music.

Governor announces more than $800,000 in grants in DeKalb County FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Gov. Robert Bentley visited Fort Payne on Monday to announce more than $800,000 in federal grants awarded through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and