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(Megan Blansit,  ST Faith Contributor) By Megan Blansit, Southern Torch Faith Contributor  Do you desire alone time, but your crazy schedule doesn’t allow it? Recently, after a busy day, I took a trip to the coffee shop to hopefully clear

PHOTO: Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship and his family. Blankenship will be challenging Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver in the June 2018 Republican Primary. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports  CENTRE, Ala. — Announced right before Christmas, Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship will

PHOTO: DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow discusses the “Stepping Up” Initiative, which seeks to better address mental health issues at the county level. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the

PHOTO: Michael Dillen Moore (60 of Albertville) was indicted by a federal grand jury today on heroin distribution and gun charges. (Marshall County Sheriff’s Office)  By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – According to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Live Video at the Bottom) The DeKalb County Republican Executive Committee convenes to discuss qualifying for both candidates and Committee members. Members must qualify to be elected to the committee for November 2018 –

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. – According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff Jimmy Harris is pleased to announce three of his Drug Task Force agents were honored Thursday, Jan. 11, at the state’s Capitol as

PHOTO: The I-59 Industrial Park on Jordan Road in Fort Payne has been designated an, “Alabama AdvantageSite,” which helps bring in new businesses and manufacturing who may be thinking about relocating to Fort Payne. (DeKalb County Economic Development Authority) By

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Live Video at the Bottom) The Fort Payne City Council is currently in their January 23, 2018 meeting. The DeKalb County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is making a

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Live Video at the Bottom) The DeKalb County Commission is currently in their regularly meeting for January 23, 2018. The Southern Torch is live again! We now have an

PHOTO: Michael Jacob Leftwich, age 32 of Mentone, faces several charges after leading Fort Payne Police Officers on a chase from Gault Avenue in Fort Payne to Hammondville. (Fort Payne Police Department) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to