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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 9. The Commission presented House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter

PHOTO: A former contract employee at the DeKalb County Detention Center, two inmates, and a contract jail LPN have been booked on charges stemming from promoting prison contraband. (The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According

PHOTO: Rainsville City Attorney Nikki Scott discusses the ongoing dispute with the county commission over inmate fees. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Shortly after the City of Fort Payne authorized legal action

PHOTO: City Attorney Rocky Watson discusses the dispute regarding the County’s decision to implement fees for the housing of prisoners in the county jail. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — After

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission has agreed to delay the imposition of a fee on the cities for prisoners housed in the DeKalb County Jail. The cities and county have been

PHOTO: The Fort Payne City Council voted to seek an Attorney General’s opinion in an ongoing dispute with the DeKalb County Commission over housing inmates. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At