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PHOTO: The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made law enforcement agencies across the country rethink their tactics during active shooter situations. The reaction of officers on the scene in Florida earlier this month indicates that these lessons were not instilled

PHOTO: On Monday, the time for appeal expired for the four dogs involved in the fatal attack in Section in early December. Yesterday morning, the dogs were euthanized. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com SECTION, Ala. —

PHOTO: Billy Edward Blake was arrested for yet another string of burglaries earlier this month. Blake had already been arrested in October for breaking in to Henagar Junior High and again in December for breaking in to Flat Rock School. (Fort

PHOTO: John Baker at Doug Jones’ rally late last year in Fyffe. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday was the final day for both the local Democratic and Republican Parties to

PHOTO: Longtime board employee Carol Hiett submitted her paperwork today to run for Board of Education, District 3. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, longtime board employee Carol Hiett submitted qualifying paperwork to run for

PHOTO: Nationally acclaimed actress Sandra Lafferty with DeKalb County Fine Arts Teacher Sara Argiro and DeKalb County Drama students. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Tuesday, drama students from all over DeKalb County

PHOTO: Candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff Michael Edmondson released a statement, accusing his opponent Nick Welden of trying to keep him off the Republican ballot. Welden responded this afternoon. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com

PHOTO: A van struck a parked vehicle and a utility pole in front of My Supply on Godfrey Avenue in Fort Payne. Both occupants are currently in police custody. (Contributed by Randell Ham) By Tyler Pruett, Southern Torch tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two

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: DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow discusses the “Stepping Up” Initiative, which seeks to better address mental health issues at the county level. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the