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(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett, DeKalb Co. Schools will be closed today due to icy conditions. Fort Payne City Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy will also be closed due

(File Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Schools, school will be delayed for 2 hours Wednesday through Friday (January 3rd – 5th) due to, “extreme cold temperatures.” Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett released a statement shortly before

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, they have had several reports of heat and air central units being stolen from churches in Geraldine, Crossville and Fyffe. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, “Since November

The Gift

By Zachary Hester, Art Director As the weather begins to chill and the frost starts to appear on the windshields of our cars in the morning, we know what season is coming: Christmas. For my family, we pick up a

By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Christmas season abounds with traditions. Across the country, children wait up on Christmas Eve in the hopes of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer. Sports fans

By Kalie Davis, Staff Writer kalie@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala– Christmas Parades are a fun way for a town to come together and celebrate the opening of the Christmas season. The towns in DeKalb County will soon be hosting their annual Christmas

Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have lifted the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall

By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Early November has become the time of year when a number of stores and other places begin to roll out their Christmas items. Wintery drinks start to appear in coffee shops

  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — For the first time in Alabama history, deer and turkey that are harvested this season are required to be reported to the state. Hunters have 48 hours after a successful