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RAINSVILLE, Ala.—Employees of the DeKalb County School System gathered this morning (August 1) for an Employee Institute at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum. They will be joined at 10 am by employees of the Jackson County School System. The first

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Beginning this fall, DeKalb County students interested in a career in law enforcement will be able to take Criminal Justice classes through the DeKalb

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday, DeKalb County Board of Education member Mark Richards announced that he would not seek a fourth term in 2020. Richards’ district covers both Geraldine and Fyffe schools. 

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com Pictured (L to R): Carol Hiett, Robert Elliot, Mark Richards, Monty Darwin, Dr. Eric Mackey, Dr. Jason Barnett and Randy Peppers. RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, the DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent

Snow Day?

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (File Photo) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Tuesday may have turned out to be just a regular day off for most citizens in Northeast Alabama. The suspected snow day turned out to be little more


By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At Monday’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced the final payment on the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum had been received by the DeKalb County Board of Education.

By Marla Jones Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on August 16, 2018. At the workshop, the Board were updated by Kyle Keith and Todd Smith of Schneider Electric regarding

PHOTO: (Submitted Photos) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania parents are voicing concerns regarding asbestos being found in the floor after a leak occurred a few weeks ago at Sylvania High School. Asbestos, if disturbed, is

(Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Technology Center in Rainsville has won the 2018 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) James E. Bottoms Pacesetter Award. The technology center was nominated by the state coordinator and by

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Board of Education met on June 12, 2018. Dr. Jason Barnett presented the new Strategic Plan and mission statement for the DeKalb County Board of Education