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(DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris issued a statement on the recent scams: “I want the citizens of DeKalb County know that it is getting

PHOTO: This week, for Inside the Huddle, we visited the Geraldine Bulldogs! (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — For the second stop of  “Inside the Huddle”, we visited the Class 3A, Geraldine Bulldogs! Coach

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Police Department released the following directives for traffic in the city tomorrow for the Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration:  Due to the large amount of traffic that will be in

PHOTO: Firefighters with the Fort Payne Fire Department, conducting rope rescue training at Little River Canyon National Preserve. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, fire fighters conducted crucial training at Little

By Staff Reports GROVE OAK, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, “On June 27th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a farmer on County Road 820 in the Grove Oak community, about a vehicle that he found

PHOTO: Steyr Arms, the Austrian Company who produces the famed Steyr ‘AUG’ rifle, has announced a $2.9 million manufacturing expansion in Bessemer, Alabama and plans on producing the AUG here! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com

PHOTO: Pam Wilson, Fort Payne Health Sciences teacher, with the DeKalb County Commission, and Hannah and Curtis Tucker, who won the state CERT competition! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at

PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department will be a hosting ‘Coffee With a Cop‘ monthly at Kelly’s Kitchen. Participants will be able to ask questions about policing in their city! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. —

PHOTO: DeKalb County Tourism Executive Director John Dersham with his granddaughter Tristan (16) at the Alabama Department of Travel and Tourism’s Little River Canyon Exhibit in New York City. (John Dersham | DeKalb County Toursim) Contributed by Tristan Dersham, on behalf

PHOTO: The designs are in for the Fort Payne Flag contest, and the winner will be announced this Friday at the Fort Payne Independence Day Celebration. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The