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Story and Photo contributed by Donna Mayes FYFFE, Ala. — A group of fourth grade students at Fyffe Elementary School saw a need on their school’s playground and took action. The fourth graders wrote letters to their mayor to ask

PHOTO: Photos from last year’s Race to Embrace! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a little over two weeks, the Fort Payne Optimist Club will be holding their 10th Annual ‘Race to

PHOTO: Kari D. Thomas and Nicholas L. Ryals were arrested after an investigation revealed that they had used methamphetamine while the children were at home. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver:

 PHOTO: Body armor plates such as these are officially certified by the National Institute of Justice and will defeat most rifle rounds. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting, a company has been marketing “Bulletproof backpacks” as NIJ Level

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — DeKalb County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay, tomorrow, January 18, 2018. At this time, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Fort Payne City Schools will be on a normal operating schedule. It was announced

PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department has collected around 1000 coats for people in need to keep warm this winter. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The entire DeKalb County community pitched in big

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett, DeKalb Co. Schools will be closed today due to icy conditions. Fort Payne City Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy will also be closed due

PHOTO: MERF 2018 Scholarship winners, Pictured Left to right: August Shanklin, Devin Leps, Brooke Moore, Kara Goss and Josie Crider. (Not pictured are Sarah Blalock and Angela Hadley). (Contributed Photo | MERF)  By Staff Reports MENTONE, Ala. — For the 2018

(File Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Schools, school will be delayed for 2 hours Wednesday through Friday (January 3rd – 5th) due to, “extreme cold temperatures.” Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett released a statement shortly before

Contributed by Regina Boatwright, Wills Valley Elementary School Guidance Counselor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Through weekly lessons, second graders learn the art and skill of relating to others. Since January of 2017, two Fort Payne High School students have been