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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 28, 2018. Sally Wheat, Principal of Wills Valley Elementary School and Brian Jett, Principal of Fort Payne High School

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Board of Education met on June 12, 2018. Dr. Jason Barnett presented the new Strategic Plan and mission statement for the DeKalb County Board of Education

PHOTO: A decorated U.S. Army officer who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, Phil Williams represents District 10 in the Alabama State Senate, which is comprised of all or parts of Etowah, Cherokee, St. Clair, and DeKalb counties. Contributed by Phil Williams on May

By Marla Jones, Reporter FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, May 12, 2018 the DeKalb County Republican Party held its regularly scheduled breakfast at Western Sizzlin in Fort Payne. Alabama’s 54th Governor, Kay Ivey made a stop on her campaign tour,

Thank Your Teachers!

PHOTO: (Southern Torch) By Zach Hester, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — It seems like every day or week, we simply pass over another *insert job/person here* week without so much as a glance. As we celebrate our teachers this week, just know

PHOTO: Alabama Education Association (AEA) Executive Director Darryl Sinkfield recognizing Mary Jo Chandler for her service. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video and Agenda at the Bottom) During the workshop portion of last

PHOTO: Former DeKalb County Superintendent John Richard Land, age 76 of Rainsville, passed away last Friday. Land served from June 1997 until June 2001. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Friday, DeKalb County lost a

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Schools, a Snapchat threat was investigated late last night, but turned out to be related to Clovis High School in New Mexico. The student in question was arrested

PHOTO: Photos from last year’s Race to Embrace! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a little over two weeks, the Fort Payne Optimist Club will be holding their 10th Annual ‘Race to

PHOTO: Alert graphic from the National Weather Service regarding today’s severe weather potential. (National Weather Service – Huntsville) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — About an hour ago, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for DeKalb County, Cherokee