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By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—There was major breaking news in Fort Payne today regarding the upcoming race for city council. In a move many voters did not see coming, incumbent Fort Payne City Council

By Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama’s new Defensive Coordinator, DeKalb County native Coach Jeremy Pruitt, addressed the media for the first time Sunday morning before the University of Alabama’s Annual Fan Day. Less than 30 seconds

DeKalb County Tourism Director John Dersham releases annual economic impact report By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—DeKalb County Tourism Executive Director John Dersham recently released the 2016 Tourism Economic Impact Report, and travel to DeKalb

By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Councilman Fred W. Shankles recently announced his intent to run for re-election to the Collinsville City Council, District 2. Shankles, a lifelong resident of Collinsville, has held the District 2 seat

By Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. –  The World’s Longest Yard Sale (WLYS), also known as the 127 Yard Sale, runs directly through the heart of DeKalb County and it officially kicked off in DeKalb County

By: Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Collinsville High School (CHS) educator Donna G. Jones recently announced her intent to run for the Collinsville City Council, District 2. Mrs. Jones, a teacher at CHS for the past 24

Featured image: Local resident Carolyn Martin of Fort Payne donated a charter bus to the DeKalb County Commission that will be utilized by both the DeKalb County Schools and EMA DeKalb Schools, EMA will share dual-purpose vehicle By Joseph M. Morgan

Featured image: Almost 500 residents recently turned out to attend the ceremonial lighting of the new marquee at the historic Cricket Theatre in Collinsville. By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com Editor’s note: Portions of the article below originally appeared in

Featured image: (L to R): Back Row: Coaches Nick traffanstedt, Reggie lang, Seth Adams, Brent Killian, and Cody McAteer; 2nd Row: Gavin Lang, Marc Anthony Hernandez, Sam Stewart,  Tyde Traffanstedt, Mason McAteer, Yensi Flamenco, Perry Stewart, Tony Henderson,  Issac Basurto, Sylas

Featured image: The town of Mentone was recently awarded a grant from ARC to develop a long-term plan for the city. By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala.— The city of Mentone will chart a course for future