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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, February 27 – Thursday, March 2. MONDAY, February 27 Reported Incidents (2/27) Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Occurred at 810 Alabama Ave

PHOTO:  Early Sunday morning, a traffic stop in Rainsville led to a large amount of Methamphetamine and Marijuana being discovered. (File Photo | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Early Sunday morning, Rainsville Police Officer Tyler Perea pulled

PHOTO: The Farm at Windy Hill, located off Highway 117 in Mentone, will hosts a “Soup and Song” tomorrow! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala. — On Saturday, March 4th, the Farm at Windy Hill

PHOTO: Rainsville Officer Tim Devlin reads Dr. Seuss’s, “1 Fish, 2 Fish, Redfish, Blue Fish,” to children at Kandieland Daycare Center. It’s part of the department’s new effort to be more visible in the community and cultivate a positive image

PHOTO: A Budweiser truck delivers the first of many shipments of beer to the Swift Mart (Formally the Texaco) at the intersection of Highways 40 and 75. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com HENAGAR, Ala. —

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 26. FRIDAY, February 24 Reported Incidents (2/24) Theft of Property – Occurred at 1823 Glenn Blvd

PHOTO: Window to apply for a pistol permit in the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “It’s not about the money,” DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, when

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The state legislature is in it’s fourth week. Here’s an update on what’s going on in Montgomery, with DeKalb County Senators and Legislators making the headlines!   Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter named

PHOTO: Daniel Beaty, 33, was found guilty in the 2014 murder of Daniel Thomas Fuller (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. —  The jury continued deliberations through the storm today to convict a Valley Head man

PHOTO: Yancarlos Saldana, 23, and Arele Cordoba Alavarado, 24, both of Albertville, were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop. In an unrelated search, Charles Scott Steakley, of Brookwood, Alabama was also found to be in possession of narcotics.