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Seven Years Later

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last Friday, April 27, families and friends of the victims of 2011’s tornado outbreak held a ceremony to place a simple wreath at the Tornado Memorial in Rainsville in remembrance of the lives lost

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PHOTO: After devastating tornadoes ravaged the university, the Northeast corner of Alabama is uniting to help rebuild this college town. (All photos courtesy of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Marla Jones, Reporter JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — After a set of devastating storms on Monday

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: 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

Signing up for ‘Alert DeKalb’ is easily done through the County EMA’s website. The system alerted those in the path of the storm during the recent tornado.  By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In times 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