DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) – After five decades, an outdated communications tower at the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office will soon be replaced thanks to half a million dollars in grant funding.

During emergencies, first responders and law enforcement are the first ones to respond and it all comes through a tower, which was aging and unreliable.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden told 48 News, it’s been a challenge at times.

“There have been times where parts of the system have gone down in the middle of the night, and we are only able to use a certain tower in the county, which will limit the capability of the town on different ends,” said Sheriff Welden… READ MORE