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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — As a network provider under the American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, the DeKalb Ambulance Service is responding to the request to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Michael in the Gulf Region.

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a year of fundraising, two local bands had the honor of performing in Washington D.C. over the weekend. Around this time last year, the Geraldine and Sylvania bands surprised DeKalb

(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: (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeSoto Seafood and Brews located on 607 Gault Avenue North, Suite A offers plenty of choices for any seafood lover in our area. Dine in and enjoy the unique

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

PHOTO: The “unauthorized dump” is located next to the the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).  (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video of the Workshop and Meeting at the Bottom) During Monday’s pre-holiday council

PHOTO: The Fort Payne-based cleanup team provides residents of DeKalb, Marshall, Jackson, Cherokee, and now Etowah Counties with Fire, Water, and Mold damage cleanup and restoration. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. —

PHOTO: The Pine Ridge Cafe, located between Fort Payne and Rainsville on old Highway 35, will close it’s doors on December 16. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.om PINE RIDGE, Ala. — The Pine Ridge

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

‘Alkaline’ water is the way it’s supposed to be when it comes out of the ground. (http://watertreestore.com) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In January 2015, a new business opened in Fort Payne near Stevi B’s.