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Be Prepared

EMA Director Anthony Clifton briefed the DeKalb County Commission on their recent community engagement workshop and the need for more disaster preparedness. (Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Live Video on Facebook) The DeKalb

Hope in the Storm

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and

(DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hurricane Irma passed through the North Alabama area late yesterday, with rainy and windy conditions continuing through today. The storm caused havoc in Florida, and caused widespread

PHOTO: DeKalb County Schools will close at 11:15 am tomorrow due to the Hurricane and remained closed on Tuesday. Irma is expected to hit North Alabama late tomorrow. (File Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to a release from Superintendent

PHOTO: In response to the 2011 tornadoes, for one weekend each year citizens can purchase disaster preparedness items tax free. (DeKalb County EMA) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — When the calendar reaches the end of

PHOTO: DeKalb County Emergency Management Director Anthony Clifton provides a brief to the county commission on the tornado damage and the county’s response at last week’s commission meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE,

PHOTO: While DeKalb County didn’t reach the damage threshold for personal assistance, those affected do qualify for low-interest SBA loans. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At Tuesday’s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission, county