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PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department and Fire Department are teaming up tomorrow to hold the first annual “Badges United for Kids” in the Rainsville City Park. (Rainsville Police Department | Rainsville Fire and Rescue) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE,

PHOTO: Crews from the Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative rehang the lines. (Kristy Gallagher | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier, an 18-wheeler traveling on Highway 11 through Collinsville tore down several power poles and lines near

PHOTO: Jose Guadalupe Perez, 28 of Albertville and Miguel DeJesus, 22 of Kilpatrick were apprehended after attempting to flee a DeKalb County Deputy early Thursday morning. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County

PHOTO: Kenneth Allen Gregory (Right) of Fort Payne was arrested last Thursday on multiple warrants stemming from a break-in. Aaron Bruce Weaver (Left) of Fyffe was arrested last Friday after running through a fence on Highway 75 in Fyffe and being found

PHOTO: Fort Payne City Council President Brian Baine discusses his views on Alcohol Sales in the Fort Payne city limits. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Watch the Full Video at the Bottom)

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17. FRIDAY, September 15 Reported Incidents (9/15) Criminal Mischief – Occurred at 208 16th Street SW,

PHOTO: Beer being delivered earlier today at the South End Market in Fort Payne. Owner Jodie Phillips is in favor of the change, and said it’s necessary to satisfy the wants and needs of visitors to the city. (Tyler Pruett |

PHOTO: (Top) On Monday, September 11, four were arrested at the residence of Johnny Ray Burt after a search stemming from numerous complaints from the public about traffic coming and going. (Bottom) On Thursday, Bruce Jones was arrested after a traffic

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, September 11 – Thursday, September 14. MONDAY, September 11 Reported Incidents (9/11) Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Occurred at

 (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Betty Holcomb, accountant for the City of Rainsville, presented projected revenues to Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt and the city council for the new year beginning October 1, 2017. Discussions