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Local Hero Honored

By Marla Jones Managing Editor

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DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday, October 1, the Hammondville Town Council, along with Mayor Susan Akes, recognized Hammondville Fire Chief Craig Hall for his act of heroism last March. On March 17, 2019, Kimberly Payne was involved in a vehicle accident below the residence of Hall. He

Craig Hall, the Chief of the Hammondville Fire Department, was honored by the Town Council for heroic actions earlier this year. (Submitted Photo)

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with entrapment. Hall rendered assistance at the risk of his own personal safety by pulling Payne from her vehicle. Payne did not sustain any burns. Mayor Akes and the Council commended Hall for his outstanding performance and taking heroic action without any regard of the personal risk. Kimberly Payne was able to attend the meeting to thank Hall for saving her life.

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RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 7. At the meeting, the Council approved a public hearing regarding home inspections at 6pm on Thursday, October 17 in the Council Chambers. All home builders, realtors, or potential home buyers are encouraged to attend and voice your opinions. In a phone call to Southern Torch, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt stated that, if approved, the inspections would only

going forward on new construction and remodeling beginning at a certain square footage. Lingerfelt said he just wanted to protect the citizens of Rainsville. Councilmember Marshall Stiefel expressed hesitation about contracting a building inspector, but supported a hearing stating it would be good to “get some feedback and answer some questions.� Southern Torch reached out to Rainsville home builders and realtors for their

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By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On October 7 at approximately 11:43 pm a call came into the Fort Payne 911 about a pedestrian that had been struck by a Norfolk Southern train. Officers responded to the 6600 block of Gault Ave N and spoke with the conductor of the train. The conductor Bynum stated lead officers to the male subject later identified as Adam Jamal Hall, age 20 of Fort Payne. The conductor stated that the subject was sitting close to the tracks and did not move and was struck by the train. Bynum stated Hall was treated on scene and transferred to Dekalb Regional Medical Center for treatment.

  

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ALABAMA — On October 1, 2020, Alabama citizens travelling by air will be required to have a STAR ID.A regular driver’s license will noy longer be accepted to board domestic flights. Beginning on October 1 of next year, air travelers will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant license, one that meets the security standards set by the REAL ID Act, which was passed by

Congress in 2005 in response to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. STAR ID (Secure, Trusted and Reliable) falls under the requirements set by the REAL ID Act. The STAR ID will also be required for admission to some federal facilities, including military bases. Last week, Governor Ivey encouraged Alabama citizens to “not wait to the last minute� with getting the new IDs.

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RAINSVILLE FROM PAGE 1 opinions. Robert Keef, the owner of Robert W. Keef Construction, was in favor of inspections, stating, “I feel the biggest thing is educating people...in my opinion, it’s a good asset. It doesn’t matter who you are, we aren’t perfect, we are all going to make mistakes.” Kim Horton of Kim Horton Realty stated, “It’s always good to have somebody looking out for the consumer.” “Even now [after building homes for 40 years], I still bring an inspector,” Keef concluded. “It costs us $525 to get three inspections, but it also qualifies more people to

borrow money on a house. Also, someone looks at it besides me...to me, I think it’s good.” Trampas Shankles, owner of JT & KC Homes, said of the possibility of the City getting an inspector, “I’m already implementing a three-phase building inspector that comes in to inspect my houses, because that’s what most financial institutions require.” Shankles went to stress that he believed it would complicate the situation with the City involved. “I’m worried that government overreach could stifle home building in the City of Rainsville,” he finished. In other business, the Council: • Accepted street paving projects

(CR-RES-19-01) in the amount of $293,780 to Wiregrass Construction • Hired Scott Boswell as a full-time employee at the Fire Department at a rate of $12.19 per hour • Hired Alex Jose as the first bilingual police officer in the City of Rainsville at a rate of $14.06 per hour • Purchased a sanitation truck in the amount of $279,461.28 • Approved the purchase of 17 keys to the City at a price of $14.50 to be presented at an upcoming Veterans Day ceremony • Approved Tara Wilkerson to attend the Human Resource Conference on October 11-12 • Approved the placement of a fire hydrant across the road

Man in Custody after 2-year-old found in roadway

By Southern Torch Staff

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: A Collinsville man is in the DeKalb County Detention Center after a 2-year-old child was found alone in the roadway on Saturday night (October 5, 2019). The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 9 pm of a small child alone in the roadway on County Road 12 (South of Collinsville). Emergency Medical Personnel had found the child, but was unable to locate a parent nearby. When deputies

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arrived on scene they checked the nearest residence, but no one was home. Shortly after the father of the child, Dustin Smith (31 of Collinsville) emerged from a field nearby the home. Smith was found to be in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a large quantity of Xanax pills. He was charged

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with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child in Need of Supervision. More charges may be pending upon further investigation. DHR was notified and placed the child in custody of a relative. DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “This is exactly why we feel so strongly about not having narcotics around children; the two do not mix. This child could have been seriously hurt, killed, or abducted due to this parent’s negligence.” “I’d like to thank the Emergency Medical Technicians who found the child and commend our deputies for handling this situation so well. If it had not been for them, this situation could have been a whole lot worse,” he said. “God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.

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Rainsville Police Chief Kevin R. Smith and Alex Jose, a new patrolman for the City of Rainsville. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

from Cornerstone Christian Academy in the north side of the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in the amount of $2,500 • Approved an annual air-pack testing for the

Rainsville Fire Department in the amount of $1,830 • Purchased two Tahoes for the police department in the amount of $80,290.26 and authorized the Mayor

to obtain financing • Announced the City of Rainsville Trunk-RTreat will be held on Thursday, October 31 at the Farmers Market • Announced the Holiday Open House will be held on November 8-9 • Announced the Veterans Memorial ceremony will be held at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center on November 7 with the 17 remaining World War II veterans as special guests • Set the date for the 60th Annual Rainsville Christmas Parade for December 7 The next meeting of the Rainsville City Council will be held on Monday, October 21 at 5pm with a workshop beginning at 4:15pm.

Jackson County Public Works wishes to advise that Matheny's Bridge on Jackson County Road #43 and DeKalb County Road #56 at the county line in the Macedonia/Fyffe community will be closed for repair beginning Monday, October 21, 2019. Detour routes will be clearly marked. They anticipate repairs will require approximately 3 weeks depending on the weather and site conditions. Jackson County Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please call the Jackson County Public Works office at (256) 259-6037.

STAR ID FROM PAGE 1 Other forms of identification that will be accepted for flight are, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA): U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, DHS trusted traveler cards, U.S. Department of Defense ID, permanent resident card and border crossing card. In order to get a STAR ID, drivers must show four documents to verify their date of birth, identity, Social Security number and address. Valid documents include: a birth certificate or valid passport, a Social Security card or document showing your number, and TWO documents showing your home address. Here is full list of acceptable documents to be issued a STAR ID (all data according to alea. gov): • For identity and date of birth: a valid United States Passport; certified birth certificate; Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545; Valid Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued

by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS); unexpired employment authorization document (EAD) issued by DHS (Form I-766 or Form I-688B); Unexpired Foreign Passport with a valid, unexpired U.S. Visa affixed, accompanied by the approved I-94 form documenting the applicant’s most recent admittance into the United States; Certificate of Naturalization issued by DHS (Form N-550 or N-570); Certificate of Citizenship issued by DHS (Form N-560 or N-561) • For verification of Social Security numbers: Social Security card; United States Military Form DD 214; Medicare/Medicaid Identification Card (if Social Security Number is followed by the letter A); W-2 Tax Form • For verification of address of principal residence: Voter Registration Card; Residential Mortgage Contract; Current Lease or Rental agreement for housing; Proof of payment of residential property tax (Homestead); Previous year tax returns bearing applicants address;

Vehicle registration bearing applicants name and address; Utility bill (Water, Gas, or Electric) less than 90 days old; Any State or Federal Court documents indicating residence address; School enrollment documentation; Defense Department Form 214 (Report of Separation); Sex offender registration documents; Current Homeowners insurance policy with name and address; Social Security benefits statements/ summary mailed to physical address; U.S. or State Government check or other document mailed to applicants physical address; Military Orders documenting duty station and place of residence. STAR IDs began being issued in 2011, but less than 500,000 have been issued statewide. The new IDs are available at Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Drivers License exam offices. County license and probate offices will be able to renew STAR IDs, but not issue them. They do not cost any more or less than a traditional driver’s license.


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SPOOKY SEASON IS HERE

By Zach Hester Reporter

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DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — After an unbearably hot summer (that seems to have trailed all the way from May to October), it is finally starting to feel like fall in DeKalb County. For a lot of people that means thick sweaters, flannel shirts, and lots of other autumn accessories, but for me, it signifys that my favorite holiday, Halloween, is just around the corner. It's time for "spooky season" when you'll find

more classic horror movies on television than regular shows (fingers crossed that I'll catch a marathon of the "Halloween" movies on SyFy), go out to a haunted house, and most importantly, eat more candy than you ever imagined possible. For DeKalb County residents, there's plenty going on for the Halloween festivities. Here's a list of Halloween events across the area (subject to change + being updated as they come in): • The Family Fun Fall Fest will be held on

Saturday, October 12 at Fyffe Town Park from 11am to 6pm. All proceeds benefit The Long Ranch 4 Boys and The Father's House. • Rainsville Technology Institute's (RTI) Great Pumpkin Run will begin at 8am in the RTI Parking Lot on Saturday, October 19. • Ghost Fest, a day dedicated to local music and the Halloween season, will be held at the DeKalb Theatre on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 3pm. $10 at the doors. • Spookapalooza Weekend at DeSoto State

Park will be held on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at the state park. The full schedule of events will be published closer to time of the event. • Moon Lake's Harvest Festival will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 26 at Moon Lake Elementary with free admission. Carnival games, food, Bingo and a hay ride will be included. • Crossville Trunk-R-Treat on Thursday, October 31 from 5pm to 8pm at Crossville Town Park • Geraldine Trunk-R-Treat on

Thursday, October 31 beginning at 5pm. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served. • RTI Trunk or Treat will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 31 in the RTI Parking Lot • The Fort Payne Parks and Recreation will present Halloween in the Park on Thursday, October 31 at 5pm in the city park. The event will include a mystery maze, photo booth, games, prizes and candy. The Pavilion of Oddities will be featured, but could contain activities that could be scary for younger

children. • The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Halloween Block Party from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 31. The event will be held from 1st Street North to 5th Street North in downtown Fort Payne. • The City of Rainsville will host their annual Trunk-R-Treat on Thursday, October 31. If you don't see your event here, please submit yours to zach@ southerntorch.com!

UPCOMING EVENTS Every Monday, By His Hands Outreach Ministry - The By His Hands Outreach Ministry will host a soup kitchen beginning on Mondays at 6pm. The Clothes Closet will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Both are at 2494 Church Avenue in Rainsville. Donations are greatly appreciated! Every Monday, Sons of Confederate Veterans - The Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Burnt Church at 6pm in Sylvania. Every Monday, Sons of the American Revolution - The Sons of the American Revolution meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Western Sizzlin' in Fort Payne at 6pm. Every Wednesday, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones - A new support group for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones is starting in Fort Payne at Word of Life Ministry, located at 3610 Gault Avenue North. The meeting will be held every Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm. Any adult family member over 18 is welcome to attend these PAL meetings, however, for insurance reasons, no one under the age of 18 may attend and child care will not be provided. For

more information, visit palgroup.org. Every Wednesday, Breakthrough Church free meal - Come and enjoy a free meal and hear the Word of God on Wednesday nights starting January 3 at 5:30pm. If you need a ride, please contact: Lynn Haas at (256) 605-7854 or Connie Holdem at (256) 605-1776. Every Third Thursday, Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group - The Alzheimer's Association will begin hosting a caregivers support group solely devoted to those who provide care for people with Alzheimer's on the third Thursday of every month from 11am to 12pm at the Rainbow City First United Methodist Church. For more information, please call Olivia Kendrick at (256) 454-4375. October 10-13, CCA Theatre - The Cornerstone Christian Academy Theatre will present Fairy Tale: The Ever After on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11 at 6pm and on Sunday, October 13 at 2pm. $7 for adults, $5 for children and FREE to anyone under the age of 3. October 12, 6th Annual Dog Daze - Bring your dogs and human

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family to this event where the Canyon Center staff features dog games and presentations on all topics canine like adoptions, advocacy, service dogs and much more! The event will be at the Little River Canyon Center on October 12 from 11am to 3pm, free to all who want to come! October 12, Family Fun Fall Fest - The Family Fun Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, OCtober 12 at Fyffe Town Park from 11am to 6pm. The event will include a cake walk, candy, pictures, dunking booth, vendors, music, and a costume contest at 4pm! The proceeds from the event will benefit The Long Ranch 4 Boys and The Father's House. For more information, contact Jon at (256) 605-7399 or Amanda at (256) 601-6095. October 12, Run for Rescue 5K & Fun Run The annual Run for Rescue 5K/1 Mile Run to raise funds for the homeless animals of DeKalb County will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 8am. Registration will be held from 6:30am to 7:30am. October 12, Adoption in the Park - The Alabama Garrison 501st Legion from Huntsville be in costume on Saturday, October 12 at the Fort Payne City Park to promote pet adoptions! Vendors wanted, they ask only for a donation to sponsor an animal. Contact Judy at (256) 717-5203 or Brandi at (256) 630-3016 for more

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information! October 19, Boy Scout Troop 18 Pancake Breakfast - Come out and support Scottsboro's own Boy Scout Troop 18 for their fall pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 19 from 7am-10am! It's All You Can Eat Pancakes for $6 at the First United Methoist Church in Scottsboro. Carrout will be available too! October 19, RTI 7th Annual Great Pumpkin Run - Dress up in your Halloween costume and

come on out to the 7th Annual Rainsville Technology Institute (RTI) Great Pumpkin Run! The race begins in the RTI parking lot at 8am. Pre-registration is $25 and race day registration is $30. All proceeds will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center. October 26, Valley Head Cemetery 5K - The Valley Head Cemetery Association will host a 5K Run/Walk at 8am on Saturday, October 26. The cost is $25, all proceeds go toward maintaining the cemetery.

October 31, Town of Geraldine Trunk-R-Treat - The Mayor and Council of Geraldine welcome everyone to the annual Trunk-R-Treat on Thursday, October 31 beginning at 5pm! The cost is free. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served at this fun time for all ages! The event is rain or shine in the Geraldine School's old gym. All "trunks" are welcome! For more information, please contact Town Hall at (256) 659-2122. Doors will open for decorations ONLY at 4pm.

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ACT Announces New Rules for 2020

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USA — Beginning in September 2020, students will have more options than ever when it comes to taking the ACT. According to act.org, starting with next year’s school year, students will be able to retake individual sections of the test, take the test online, and allow students to combine section scores to send a “superscore� to the colleges of their choice. The ACT is a critical test for college admission and scholarships. The test

contains five sections: reading, English, math, science and writing. The writing section is scored out of 12 points, but the other sections are scored out of 36. The scores are then all composited into one score. The test costs $68 with writing, $52 without that section. The section retesting will allow students who have already taken the test to retake a section

that they feel they could improve on, rather than take the entire test again. A price has not yet been determined. Online testing options will result in faster scores for students. National test days at ACT centers (selected locations at first) will provide paper and online options. The results are delivered in

two days — compared with two weeks for traditional, paper testing. Finally, superscores will allow students who have taken the test on multiple occasions to combine scores from separate tests to form a better score overall, instead of receiving their score from one test. According to act.org,

research shows that superscoring is more predictive of how students will perform in their college courses. “Students come first at ACT, and these groundbreaking new options will directly benefit them, providing more choices, an improved testing experience and a better opportunity to showcase

their readiness and reach their maximum potential,� said Suzana Delanghe, ACT Chief Commercial Officer. “With these changes, ACT is evolving to meet students in the digital world in which they live. We want to do a better job of helping them succeed.� For more information, visit act. org.

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BOE Partners with Schneider Electric for Security Upgrades By Southern Torch Staff RAINSVILLE, Ala. – October 7, 2019 – DeKalb County Schools today announced its work with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric, to modernize the school district’s infrastructure with a comprehensive security solution. The project includes vast improvements to the school’s security systems including keycards, brighter lighting, video monitoring and the addition of vestibules to school entryways. It also includes general facility upgrades to modernize the district, including new and improved LED lighting, water conservation methods and building envelope that will improve energy efficiency in order to reduce energy and operational costs by 29 percent. Prior to the project, DeKalb County Schools were relying on legacy infrastructure and outdated security systems due to budget constraints. Working with Schneider Electric, the district is bringing its campus environments into the 21st century and enhance the safety of faculty, students and parents with updated facilities that operate with cutting-edge technologies. The district is paying for the upgrades through a capital recovery and reinvestment program with Schneider Electric that limits the need for outside funding. Increasing efficiencies through these infrastructure improvements allows the school district to put more money towards its safety and security efforts. “Safety and security have always been a top priority here at DeKalb County Schools but aren’t always a reality for many districts like ours that face funding challenges,� said Dr. Jason Barnett, Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools. “Keeping our students and faculty safe from harm allows them

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to prioritize school work and education without having to second guess the school’s security measures.� The new security solution will also take advantage of both networked and physical security improvements. It will include 17 buildings within the school district and modernize access points across entryways at each of them. DeKalb County Schools has also placed new gates and fencing around parking lots to control human and vehicle traffic. The full spectrum of solutions includes: • New keycards with unique permissions for each cardholder, including teachers, custodians and coaches. Keycards allow the controller to quickly and easily remove access when keycards are lost or stolen. • Updated gates and fencing with networked solutions to control vehicle flow on campus. • Canopies over some sidewalks to redirect traffic more efficiently and allow students to safely move between school buildings. • Video monitoring with cameras at different access points with recording capabilities and the ability to connect with the sheriff’s department. • Two-way conversation audio systems to speak

with visitors before they may enter school facilities • Addition of vestibules with glass viewing walls inside the schools, using airlocks and blastproof glass. “DeKalb County Schools is committed to providing the safest environments for its students and we are happy to work with the district to put parents, students and faculty at ease with security concerns,â€? said Tammy Fulop, Vice President, Schneider Electric. “It’s rewarding to feel that students are safe when they arrive to school and can focus on the hard work of learning to become America’s next generation of leaders.â€? The project also includes general infrastructure upgrades to improve energy and operational efficiency: • New LED lighting for interior environments and many exterior areas such as parking lots • New Building Automation Systems to enhance equipment lifespan and increase efficiency • Water reduction technologies to reduce water consumption • Building envelope sealing to exterior doors and windows for added comfort Over the past 26 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 750 capital recovery and reinvestment projects across the nation, saving its clients more than $2.5 billion. This project delivery method helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements and offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection. For more information on how Schneider Electric helps K-12 schools tackle energy efficiency, please visit schneider-electric.us/enable.

Inside The Statehouse Prison Issue to be Addressed in February's Special Session

By Steve Flowers Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The second year of the reign of Governor Kay Ivey may give her a second major accomplishment in the first two years of her term as governor. In her first year, she spearheaded the measure to increase the state’s gasoline tax in order to allow Alabama to proceed with a much-needed massive infrastructure program labeled Rebuild Alabama. It is my belief that she and the legislature will resolve the state’s looming prison problems. It was first thought and actually assumed that a Special Session would be called in late October. However, it now appears that the scenario used by the Governor and Chief of Staff, Jo Bonner, last year was so successful that they will replicate the road program plan. They will call a Special Session within next year’s Regular Session. The Regular Session will begin on February 4, and immediately they will adjourn the regular session and call for a Special Session to deal with the imminent prison overcrowding

problem. A Special Session is the way to go to get a major initiative completed. The legislature must concentrate solely on the issue at hand. Secondly, addressing the proposals offered by the Governor gives her the advantage of requiring the proposals to be addressed exclusively. Thus, the Governor and Legislature avoid the criticism regarding the cost of a Special Session, because, with it being held within the confines of a Regular Session, it does not cost taxpayers any more money. Legislators and Gov. Ivey acknowledge that there is a crisis and it must be addressed. Governor Ivey nor this Legislature caused this prison overcrowding problem. It has been building up for decades. The chickens just came home to roost under her and this legislative watch. Primarily, these problems are caused by overcrowding. The Federal Courts have ordered the state to add more correctional officers and to make other significant improvements as part of the remedy to a federal judge’s findings that mental health care is

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“horrifically inadequate.� The leader of the prison reform movement has been State Senator Cam Ward. He agreed with the governor in that delaying the session by three months would be wise. He further stated, “Let’s get it done right. Let’s get all of the data, talk with the Department of Justice and pass something that really works.� The Governor and Senator Ward are wise to wait. There is a tried and true adage, “clear facts make for clear decisions.� The Legislature has already begun actions to increase funding for prisons. This year’s budget funded an

increase in pay for correctional officers in an effort to hire and retain more officers. The courts say that the state only has about one-third of the officers needed. The Ivey administration has tipped their hand on how a solution to the primary problem will be resolved from her end. Ultimately, the problem boils down to the fact that the state has to have more male inmate beds, which will require three major new men’s prisons. These prisons would hold approximately 10,000 inmates. She plans to go with the privatization of prisons approach, which has had mixed results in other states. The initial estimate for the cost of construction for the prisons is about $900 million. The private firm selected would bear the cost up front. The state would lease the new prisons. This is going to make the passage of new prisons a possible tougher row to hoe than the gas tax and the Infrastructure package. Legislators are not going to lay down their guns easily when it comes to closing prisons

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in their districts. These prisons are major employers in their areas, and in some cases the largest employer. Alabama is not the only state that is facing this prison overcrowding problem. In some cases the federal courts have taken over the prison systems and implemented the solution from the federal bench. We have been down that road before during the George Wallace versus Judge Frank Johnson era. That is a very costly way to go. The Department of Justice, federal judges and U.S. Attorneys in Alabama deserve

accolades for openly working with the state and Gov. Ivey in giving preliminary guidelines and a blueprint for the state to follow to avoid federal intervention. Gov. Ivey should be given credit for listening, adhering to and discussing the solutions to the state’s overcrowded prison problem with the federal officials. Like I said, her administration did not cause the problem. However, the Ivey administration may be the one to resolve this imminent problem that has been kicked down the road for over a decade.

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LEGALS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE Docket No.: 19A134 IN RE: The Adoption of A.G. Millwood Michelle Kathleen Grissinger and Rachel Leann Grissinger v. Jessie Delaney Millwood

TO: JESSIE DELANEY MILLWOOD You are hereby notified that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court for Hamilton County, 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402, and will be heard before Honorable L. Marie Williams; and that your last known address is in either Hamilton County, Tennessee or Fort Payne, Alabama, but your current whereabouts are unknown so that ordinary service of process cannot be served upon you. It is ORDERED that unless you appear and defend said complaint within 30 days after the last publication date of this Notice, a default judgment may be taken against you resulting in the termination of any parental rights you may have to A.G. Millwood, born to Rachel Leann Grissinger in

Hamilton County, Tennessee on February 28, 2007. ATTORNEY: Misty L. Harris, Esq. Harris Law Firm, PLLC 544 East Main Street Chattanooga, Tenn. 37408 (423) 541-1100 To be published: October 11, 18, 25 and November 1

LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA Case No.: 2019-284 IN RE: The Estate of William Schoonmaker, deceased NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters testamentary of said deceased having been granted to Jason Foster and Jacob Foster, personal representatives, on the 27th day of September, 2019, by the Honorable Victor Manning, Judge of Probate Court of DeKalb County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred. Jason Foster and Jacob Foster, personal representatives To be published: October 4, 11, 18

LEGALS ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE NOVEMBER 8, 2019 Vehicle will be sold if not claimed by previous owner ON or before date of sale. VIN: JS1VS55A552106836 Blue 2005 Suzuki MC. If you are the previous owner, please contact Melonee Green at Fort Payne Power Sports at (256) 997-9115. If not claimed by the previous owner ON or before noon on November 8, the vehicle will be sold at public auction. To be published: October 11, 18

LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA Case No.: 2019-254 IN RE: The Estate of James Wendell Owens, deceased NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters testamentary of said deceased having been granted to Nathan Owens, personal representative on the day of September 2019 by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate Court of DeKalb County, notice is hereby given

that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred. Nathan Owens, personal representative To be published: September 27, October 4, October 11

LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA Case No.: 2019-281 IN RE: The Estate of Donna Jo Hairel, deceased NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters testamentary of said deceased having been granted to Wendy Haynes, personal representative, on the 26th day of September, 2019, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate Court of DeKalb County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred. Wendy Haynes, personal representative To be published: October 4, 11, 18

LEGALS

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

Case No.: 2019-288 IN RE: The Estate of Blanch E. Bledsoe, deceased

Case No.: 2019-289 IN RE: The Estate of William H. Bledsoe, deceased

NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS TAKE NOTICE that Letters of Administration having been granted to Patrick H. Tate, as County Administrator of the Estate of Blanch E. Bledsoe, deceased, on the 5th day of October 2019, by the Honorable Ronnie E. Osborn, Judge of Probate. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by or the same will be barred.

NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS TAKE NOTICE that Letters of Administration having been granted to Patrick H. Tate, as County Administrator of the Estate of William H. Bledsoe, deceased, on the 5th day of October 2019, by the Honorable Ronnie E. Osborn, Judge of Probate. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by or the same will be barred.

Patrick H. Tate, County Administrator of the Estate of Blanch E. Bledsoe

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RAINSVILLE Tracy Sargent Clines - 50 of Pisgah, passed away on Saturday, October 5 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 5pm on Tuesday, October 8 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Betty Jackson - 87 of Sylvania, passed away on Saturday, October 5 at

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SCOREBOARD • WEEK six •

Fort Payne 42, Lee 0 Collinsville 41, Section 7 Ider 49, Asbury 6

Geraldine 56, Pisgah 20 Conecuh Springs 33, CCA 31 Valley Head 29, Woodville 7

Fyffe 55, Sand Rock 0 Boaz 46, Crossville 15 Sylvania 51, Brindlee Mtn. 0

Geraldine Clips the Eagles' Wings PHOTO BY MARLA JONES

By Marla Jones Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com

GERALDINE, Ala. — In Class 3A, Region 7 play the Geraldine Bulldogs defeated the Pisgah Eagles, 56-20 on Friday night. With 9:57 remaining in the first, the Pisgah Eagles fumbled the ball on first and 10. The Bulldogs took advantage of the error. The Bulldogs scored first on a 25-yard pass completion from D.J. Graham to Jackson Bearden with 8:48 remaining in the

first. The extra point attempt by Jose Garcia was good, giving the Bulldogs the early 7-0 lead. Seconds later, the Pisgah Eagles scored when Parker Law connected with Nate Cornelison on a 81-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles went for two but were shut down by the Bulldogs, making the score 7-6. D.J. Graham returned the kickoff to the Pisgah 4-yard line. With 6:14 remaining in the opening quarter, Anthony Baldwin scampered into the endzone for the

Bulldogs. The extra point attempt by Garcia gave the Bulldogs the 14-6 lead. Geraldine’s defense stopped Pisgah for negative yardage and forced a punt. Graham went around the right end, scoring on an 15-yard quarterbackkeeper. The PAT was good, giving the Bulldogs the 21-6 lead with :17 remaining in the first. The Pisgah Eagles scored on a 81-yard run by Nate Cornelison to start the second quarter. The Eagles successfully went for two to narrow the Bulldog lead to 21-14

with 10:38 remaining in the first half. The Bulldogs scored on a 71-yard pass connection from Graham to Bearden to make the score 28-14. The Bulldogs added more points to the board before the half with a 6-yard run by Caleb Hall. The PAT was good giving the Bulldogs the 35-14 advantage with 6:40 remaining in the second quarter. Chase Kermandy recovered a Pisgah fumble to set up a six-play, 13 yard touchdown run, with 2:22 remaining in the half.

Kyle Thackerson took the second-half kickoff down to the Pisgah 4-yard line. Baldwin scampered in with 11:42 remaining in the third, giving the Bulldogs the 49-14 lead. After a series of fumbles between both teams, D.J. Graham intercepted the Pisgah ball. The Bulldogs worked their way down the field for the score when Jose Garcia proved that is not just a great kicker and scored from 2-yards out. He then kicked his own field goal,

to make the score 56-14 with 9:23 left in the game. After a long drive, Pisgah scored the final touchdown of the night, on a 12-yard run into the endzone with 4:04 remaining in the game, making the final 56-20. The Bulldogs finished the night with 369 total yards Pisgah finished with 374 yards. The Geraldine Bulldogs were awarded the Southern Torch Team of the Week. They have an open week on their schedule for this week.

PANTHERS MAUL THE TIGERS By Marla Jones Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com

PHOTO BY MARLA JONES

COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers celebrated their 100th Homecoming with a 41-7, Class 2A, Region 8 victory over the Section Lions. The Panthers took no time to put points on the board, scoring on a 8-yard run by Malachai Orr. The kick by Jason Perez was good, giving the Panthers the 7-0 advantage with 8:56 remaining in the first. Kaleb Jones connected with Jacob Jones on a 11-yard touchdown pass. The kick by Perez made the score 14-0. Collinsville attacked early and often in the second quarter. Orr scored his second touchdown of the night with a 3-yard stampede into the endzone. Perez

scored the extra point attempt, bringing the score to 21-0 with 11:53 remaining before the half. Kaleb Jones brought it from 17-yards out on a quarterback keeper with 5:40 remaining in the opening half. The kick by Perez, gave the Panthers the 28-0 lead. Michael Tucker scored the final touchdown of the first half on 43-pass connection from Jones. The kick by Perez gave the Panthers the 35-0 advantage going into intermission. Jason Perez brought one in from 10 yards out to score the final touchdown of the night for Collinsville, with 9:17 remaining in the third quarter. With 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, Section avoided the shutout by scampering in from 5-yards out. The point after attempt was

good, making the final score, 41-7. “We gotta have a good week coming up” said Collinsville Head Football Coach, Ernie WIllingham. “ We gotta get better Monday, and then better than that Tuesday...And Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.” Collinsville had 373 yards compared to 161 for Section. Kaleb Jones went 7/9/151 on passing and touchdowns. He had an interception and returned a kickoff for 37 yards to set up a touchdown. Malachi Orr rushed 6 times for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Tucker had one rush for 26 yards and 2 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. Collinsville will travel to take on the Asbury Rams on Friday.


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REGION WIN FOR THE HORNETS By Marla Jones Sports Editor

PHOTO BY CHERYL BOYDSTON

marla@southerntorch.com

IDER, Ala. — The Ider Hornets defeated the Asbury Rams, 49-6 in Class 2A, Region 8 play on Friday night. Seth Hawkins put the first points on the board for Ider with a 5-yard scamper into the endzone. The point after attempt by Ben Klausen was good. With 1:42 remaining in the first, Gavin Welden stampeded in from 12-yards out to give the Hornets the 14-0 advantage. With 9:19 remaining in the second quarter, Hawkins crossed into the endzone again to broaden the Hornets lead to 21-0. Ider went

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into the half with the 28-0 advantage after Hawkins scored his third touchdown of the night. The Hornets scored with 6:23 remaining in the third to broaden their lead to 35-0. With 3:42 remaining in the third, the Hornets scored once more, giving them the 42-0 advantage. Asbury avoided the shutout in the fourth quarter with a touchdown. The extra point failed. With 7:09 remaining in the game, Ider scored their final touchdown of the night, to win 49-6 their first regional game of the season. Ider will travel to take on the North Sand Mountain Bisons on Friday.

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Wildcats THE ATTACK

PHOTO BY MARLA JONES PHOTO BY SCOTT JONES

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — Last Friday night, the Fyffe Red Devils celebrated Homecoming, shutting out the Sand Rock Wildcats, 55-0. With 10:01 remaining in the first quarter, the Fyffe Red Devils scored on a 5-yard connection from Zach Pyron to Kyle Dukes. The extra point attempt by Brodie Dalton gave the Red Devils the early 7-0 lead. Pyron quickly scored two touchdowns to give the Devils the 21-0 lead. Malachi Mize scored on a 8-yard rumble into the endzone to take the 28-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Fyffe added three more touchdowns. The first was when Pryon connected with Mize on a 51-yard pass with 10:06 remaining in the second. Tyler Machen scampered in from 6 yards out with 6:55 remaining in the quarter. To close out the opening half, Brodie Hicks galloped in from 9-yards out. Freshman Evan Chandler stampeded in from 10-yards out to score the only touchdown of the second half for Fyffe. This win gives the Fyffe Red Devils a 6-0 overall record and the fourth shutout of the 2019 season. Fyffe will travel to take on Cedar Bluff on Friday.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com WOODVILLE, Ala. — The Valley Head Tigers defeated the Woodville Panthers, 29-7 on Friday night. This win gives the Tigers a 5-1 record in Class 1A, Region 7. With 0:19 remaining in the opening quarter, Marlon Trinidad stampeded in from 73 yards out. The point after attempt by Noah Hulgan was good. The Panthers snuck in from 2-yards out with 3:12 remaining in the second quarter. The point-after attempt was good, tying the score 7-7. WIth 2:01 remaining in the first half, Trinidad galloped into the endzone from 20-yards out. Jordan Burt ran in the two-point conversion, giving the Tigers the 15-7advantage going into the half. The Tigers started out the second half scoring frenzy, with a 5-yard touchdown by Burt with 11:20 remaining in the third. The kick was good, giving the Tigers the 22-7 advantage. Trinidad scored his third touchdown of the night on a 13-yard run with 3:34 remaining in the game. The kick by Hulgan was good, making the final score, 29-7. Trinidad finished with 179 yards on 21 attempts and three touchdowns. Jordan Burt has 129 yards on 8 attempts and one touchdown. Valley Head will host the Ragland Purple Devils on Friday.



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CAN'T STOP THE CATS

PHOTO BY AMY THRASH

By Amy Thrash Sports Reporter amy@southerntorch.com HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats shutout the Lee Generals 42-0 on Friday night. The Wildcats are now 3-0 in Regional play. J.D. Blalock connected

with Matthew Shaddix for a 39-yard touchdown pass, the point after attempt was good by Alex McPherson. giving the Wildcats the 7-0 lead, with 3:57 remaining in the first quarter. With 10:08 left in the second quarter, Hunter Love dashed into the endzone from 2-yards out

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to make the score 14-0. Fort Payne’s Samuel Hotalan, forced a turnover and gave the Wildcats the ball from 27-yards out from the endzone. Love made his second touchdown of the night from 11-yards out to give the Wildcats the 21-0 advantage over the

Generals with 8:05 left in the first half. With 4:43 remaining in the second quarter Tyler Newton scored from 9-yards out to make the score 28-0. Love dashed down the field again from 10-yards out giving the Wildcats the 35-0 lead at the half. The Wildcats scored

their last touchdown of the night when Balock connected to Carter Pinholster with a 25-yard pass. The PAT was good giving the Wildcats the 42-0 win over the Lee Generals. “It was a great win” said Head coach Chris Elmore, “We had a lot of

players that played really well. We were able to get a lot of younger players some action in a varsity game. We are thankful to get another win and look forward to our next game with buckhorn.” The Fort Payne Wildcats will travel to Buckhorn tonight.

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THE LIONS

LOSES A NAILBITER

PHOTO BY MARLA JONES

By Marla Jones Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com

CROSSVILLE, Ala. — In Class 5A, Region 6 play, the Boaz Pirates defeated the Crossville Lions, 46-15 on Friday night. The Lions took the early lead when Kolby Lesley intercepted the ball. Hunter Haston connected with Antonio Quintana with 4:45 remaining in the first. The Lions successfully went for two, giving the Lions the early 8-0 lead. After a Crossville fumble, Boaz scored with 10:46 remaining in the second. The extra point failed making the score 8-6. With 2:13 remaining in the first half, Boaz scored after another interception. The Pirates went for two, making the score 12-8. The Pirates scored on the last play of the half, on a 99-yard touchdown pass. The Pirates went for 2 but were shut down by the Lions. Boaz went into intermission with the

18-8 advantage. Boaz scored on the second play of the third quarter on a 71-yard run. The extra point was good, giving the Pirates the 25-8 lead. With 4:16 remaining in the third, the Pirates added more points to the board with a 28-yard pass into the endzone. The PAT was good, giving Boaz the 32-8 advantage. After a Lions fumble, with 10:48 remaining in regulation play, Boaz barrelled down the field for 80-yards to score. The PAT increased the Pirates lead to 39-8. With 5:55 remaining in the game, Boaz scampered in for their last touchdown of the night on a 67-yard drive. The PAT was good and Boaz increased their lead to 46-8. Crossville scored their final touchdown of the night, on a 66-yard run by Noah Williams to make the final score 46-15. Crossville has an open week this week on their schedule.

PHOTO BY MARLA JONES

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — The Sylvania Rams shutout the Brindlee Mountain Lions, 51-0. The Rams put points on the board early and often in the first quarter, with a 16-yard touchdown run by Levi Anderson, with 11:00 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point attempt by Jaxon Andrade gave the Rams the 7-0 advantage. With 8:21 remaining in the first, Anderson scored his second touchdown of the night on a 3-yard scamper into the endzone. Andrade made the PAT, bringing the score to 14-0. After a sack by Riley Johnson into the endzone, the Rams collected two points on a safety, to make the score 16-0. Anderson made his third touchdown of the night on a 43-yard stampede down the field for the score. The kick by Andrade was spot on, giving the Rams the 23-0 lead. Mason Sanders rambled down the field for 72-yards to score for the Rams. Kadin Keck added another touchdown for the Rams with a 9-yard touchdown run. The Rams scored another touchdown with a 14-yard run by Braidon Thomas. Zack Anderson finished out the first quarter scoring frenzy with a 30-yard gallop into the endzone. The Rams scored 49 unanswered points over the Lions in the first quarter. The Rams added 2 more points to the board, when a Brindlee Mountain snap went through the back of the endzone. Sylvania rushed for 369 yards compared to 30 yards by Brindlee Mountain. Levi Anderson finished the night with 62 yards and three touchdowns.. Keeping it in the family, younger brother, Zack Anderson had 90 yards for the night. Sylvania will be on the road as they take on New Hope in region play.

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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Cornerstone Christian Eagles’ was defeated by Conecuh Springs 33-31, in a nailbiter on Friday. To start the first quarter, Cornerstone fumbled the kickoff, and Conecuh recovered the ball for a 24-yard touchdown making the score 7-0. The Eagles answered back when Lucas Hale connected with Saxon Cloud on a 21-yard pass with 6:39 remaining in the first.The PAT was no good making the score 7-6. The next play Conecuh made their second touchdown of the night, giving them the 14-6 lead. With 4:53 left in the first, Israel Phillips dashed in the endzone from 5-yards out the PAT was no good, making the score 14-12. In the second quarter with 8:57 remaining, Hale connected to Matt Johnson on a 28-yard pass giving the Eagles their first lead of the night 19-14. Conecuh answered back quickly to put them back on top 21-19 with 4:50 remaining in the half. In the third Cornerstones’ Phillips dove into the endzone from 1-yard out giving them the 25-21 lead. With 3:24 left in the third Conecuh scored again to take back the lead 27-25. To start the fourth quarter, Conecuh scored on a 40-yard touchdown run making the score 33-25. With 7:54 remaining in the game The Eagles score again when Hale completed a 31-yard pass to Matt Johnson making the score 33-31. Conecuh took a knee to win the game 33-31. The Eagles with host Clay County tonight.

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