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(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — On Sunday, April 1st, a 1 percent sales and use tax increase will go into effect for the Town of Valley Head. The Town Council passed

PHOTO: The beer coolers and wine selection at DeSoto Seafood and Brews, which recently opened in Fort Payne. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a 3-1 (1 Abstained) vote today, the Fort

PHOTO: June Brewer was honored by the DeKalb County Commission on her retirement from The Council on Aging on Tuesday. The council helps provide a link to essential services for DeKalb County’s senior citizens. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala.— (Live Feed at the Bottom) The DeKalb County Board of Education meets for it’s first work session and meeting of 2018. The work session began at 4 pm, and the meeting starts 5 pm. Superintendent

PHOTO: District 3 DeKalb County Board of Education Member Jeff Williams has announced he will be seeking re-election in 2018. District 3 includes Plainview, Ruhama, and the DeKalb County Technology Center. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala — Yesterday,

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Live Video at the Bottom) The Fort Payne City Council is currently in their January 23, 2018 meeting. The DeKalb County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is making a

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Live Video at the Bottom) The DeKalb County Commission is currently in their regularly meeting for January 23, 2018. The Southern Torch is live again! We now have an

PHOTO: Trampas Shankles addresses the Public Hearing on a new subdivision he wants to build near Marshall Road. By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video of the Workshop and Meeting at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council met

By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch is live again! We now have an HD Camera setup that streams live video to our Facebook Page! We’ll embed the video to our website (Live Feed Below); so that viewers without

PHOTO: Incumbent Democrats DeWitt Jackson (County Commission, District 4) and Pam Simpson (DeKalb County Circuit Clerk) submit their qualifying paperwork. Susan Scott Hayes submitted her paperwork to challenge incumbent Republican Ronnie Osborn for Probate Judge. Jackson, Simpson, and Hayes are