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By Marla Jones • Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, citizens sounded off on the recent controversy involving the removal of flowers at Glenwood Cemetery.

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Following the Southern Torch exclusive breaking story concerning misuse of funds at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center (Ag Center), Councilmember Bejan Taheri confirmed that Ag Center Director Mike Sweat has been

A Queen Is Coronated

By Eloise Smith, General Manager (Photo by Amy Thrash) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Southern Torch family is proud to announce the appointment of Marla Jones as its new Managing Editor. Marla has been a proud member of the Southern Torch

PHOTO: (Submitted Photos) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania parents are voicing concerns regarding asbestos being found in the floor after a leak occurred a few weeks ago at Sylvania High School. Asbestos, if disturbed, is

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 3128 recently honored Lieutenant Joshua Michael Jennings with the National VFW Firefighter of the Year Award. Jennings was chosen over 10,000 other VFW

PHOTO: Runners from across the world came together at Broadway Baptist on Saturday. (just4running.com) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It was another successful year for the Rainsville Freedom Run as residents of DeKalb County sweat out the warm morning

PHOTO: In the last second of overtime play, the Plainview Bears pulled off a state championship victory, defeating the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars, 78-75. (Kristy Gallagher | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a game that will go down

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: Henagar Town Councilman Jeff McCurdy is running for Circuit Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit, representing DeKalb and Cherokee Counties. (Jeff McCurdy for Circuit Judge) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala – On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Jeff McCurdy of Fort Payne, owner of