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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: A year ago, Crossville High School was designated a, “failing school” by the Alabama Department of Education. This year, they’ve rebounded off the list. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — At Thursday night’s

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: 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 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:  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

PHOTO: Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett discusses the 2017 – 2018 School Calendar with Board Chairman Jeff Williams and Vice Chairman Randy Peppers. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education

DeKalb school board says farewell to Wootten By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — In a special meeting held at Ider High School, the DeKalb County Board of Education honored Terry Wootten for years of service to the