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More Than A Day Off

By Zach Hester, Reporter zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? The federal holiday in May has become a staple for being the best day to get out on the lake with your family and friends and

PHOTO: The Prisoner of War/Missing in Action and American Flags raised Friday by Fort Payne High School JROTC over Patriot’s Park. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) Contributed by Tyler Wilkes, DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Paver

PHOTO: Locals and Veterans gather at the GE Hill Bridge crossing Little River Canyon to remember the Pearl Harbor attack, which happened 76 years ago today. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “Yesterday,

PHOTO: On Sunday, friends and family of Hunter Jones, who tragically passed away in an ATV accident earlier in the year, gathered to dedicated a new basketball court in Crossville’s Town Park. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) Marla Jones, Sports Editor

PHOTO: Reggie Byrum, Pastor at Mercy Temple in Pisgah, beginning the memorial service with a prayer. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This morning at 8:48 am (Monday, September 11) in the Tom Bevill Enrichment

PHOTO: The DeKalb County Board of Education meets underneath their new, custom signage that was recently built by Agri-Business students at Geraldine (metalworking) and Sylvania (woodwork) for the board. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. —

PHOTO: On Friday, April 28th, Crossville lost a great kid and future sports star, but the family asks for us to celebrate his life and be happy, as Hunter always was. (Leah A. Jones) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com

PHOTO: The memorial to commemorate those that lost their lives, located at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “The sixth item is that I’ve requested that

PHOTO: When a troop transport was torpedoed by a German Submarine in frigid waters, four chaplains gave up life vest and their lives so others may live. (Wikimedia Commons) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, February 18 at 10