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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full LIVE video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 19, 2018. The Council discussed ongoing talks with Norfolk Southern regarding the problems arising

(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

PHOTO: Beer being delivered earlier today at the South End Market in Fort Payne. Owner Jodie Phillips is in favor of the change, and said it’s necessary to satisfy the wants and needs of visitors to the city. (Tyler Pruett |

PHOTO: Last week, a penny sales tax increase was proposed at a work session of the Fort Payne City Council to fund future projects. We’ve since caught up with each member of the council and Mayor Larry Chesser to see where

PHOTO: The city council discussing “demand charges” on electric bills with Public Works Director Tim Williams. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) In the Tuesday, June 5th meeting of the Fort

PHOTO: Fort Payne City Attorney Rocky Watson discusses a revised ordinance on, “Addressing Animal Controls Within the City” at today’s (May 16) council meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the

PHOTO: The Old Mapco Building greets travelers as they enter town by way of Highway 35, and many consider to be an eyesore. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) (Video at the Bottom) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.

 PHOTO: Steven Ross after receiving his trophy with LaCee Kirk From Plainview High School. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Optimist Club hosted their 9th Annual “Race to Embrace” at

PHOTO: Fort Payne Councilman Gerald “Red” Taylor discusses the appointment to the Fort Payne Board of Education. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council moved to reappoint long-time board

PHOTO: Members of the Fort Payne City Council prepare to hear final comments from the public before voting on the Logging Ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — After