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PHOTO: The City of Fort Payne named it’s new appointees to the DeKalb-Cherokee Gas Board at a Special Called meeting held at noon today, November 29. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. —

By Kalie Davis, Staff Writer kalie@southerntorch.com PISGAH, Ala.– It all started in the year of 1947, when Lloyd and Ruby Meeks built a grain and gin company in the small town of Pisgah, Alabama. Together they ran and operated the

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Reported Incidents (11/25) Theft of Property – Occurred at 2401 Pine Ridge Road

PHOTO: This year, the Northeast Alabama Marine Corps league hopes to provide toys for approximately 800 DeKalb County children in need. (LaRue Hardinger | NE AL Marine Corps League) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Out of

 By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, November 21 – Thursday, November 24. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Reported Incidents (11/21) Theft of Property – Occurred at 2001 Glen Blvd SW,

Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted to the Southern Torch by Rainsville citizen Regina Randolph on November 22, 2016, and does not necessarily express the opinions of the Southern Torch. If you have thoughts you would like to be considered for

PHOTO: The Mentone Market caught fire early Wednesday morning. (Photo Credit: WHNT News 19)  By Staff Reports MENTONE, Ala. — Early on Wednesday morning, a fixture of the Mentone community caught fire. According to the reports, the building caught on fire

PHOTO: Tidwell, 34 of Henagar, was arrested for a long list of charges after escaping arrest from deputies last month. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On October 28, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies and Henagar Police

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.  — The Rainsville City Council held it’s regular workshop and meeting on Monday night, at the new time of 5:00 pm (with the workshop starting at 4:15 pm).  In the meeting, a heated

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Reported Incidents (11/18) Theft of Property – Occurred at Bruce’s, taken were two