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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday, DeKalb County Board of Education member Mark Richards announced that he would not seek a fourth term in 2020. Richards’ district covers both Geraldine and Fyffe schools. 

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com Pictured (L to R): Carol Hiett, Robert Elliot, Mark Richards, Monty Darwin, Dr. Eric Mackey, Dr. Jason Barnett and Randy Peppers. RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, the DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent

PHOTO: DeKalb County Board of Education Member Mark Richards urges citizens to vote to renew the educational tax renewals on the June 5th ballot. (DeKalb County Schools) Contributed by Mark Richards, DeKalb County Board of Education RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On June

PHOTO: Board Member Mark Richards discusses the situation at the pickup line at Geraldine School. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. – (Video at the Bottom) To begin the workshop, Carol Hiett, who is in charge

PHOTO: Stephen Cochran of Howard Technology Solutions updates the Board on the network upgrades during the work session. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video and Employee actions at the bottom) As part of the work

PHOTO: DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett and Board Member Mark Richards hang out on Geraldine’s new bleachers. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — Friday night, as fans gather for the Geraldine season

PHOTO: The Sylvania Junior Beta Club present their winning competition for the board. The team won second place in the state competition and second place in the national competition in Orlando this year. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett,

PHOTO: DeKalb County superintendent, board members, and employees with the new buses! Pictured: Dewayne White-Shop Foreman, Jason Mayfield-Chief of Staff, Matt Sharp-Board Member, Dr. Jason Barnett-Superintendent, Mark Richards-Board Member, Dr. Keith Atchley-Transportation Supervisor, Brian Thomas-Assistant Superintendent. Board Members not pictured: Jeff Williams-Chairman,

PHOTO: The DeKalb Board of Education in their June meeting, held yesterday (Friday, June 9). (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) The DeKalb County Board of Education held their June meeting

PHOTO:  The DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Jason Barnett discuss the possibility of purchasing a new special needs bus. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com (Full Video at the bottom) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At last