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(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Update: This event was cancelled on Friday, January 12th due to the potential for Winter Weather during time frame of the drill and the ongoing flu emergency.) According to a statement

PHOTO: The deadline for local livestock producers to apply for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program is quickly approaching. (File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Livestock producers are reminded that the deadline for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) is

PHOTO: The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force has declared today (January 11, 2018) “Alabama Human Trafficking Awareness Day” and released facts and “Red Flags” to help law enforcement and the public spot victims of this terrible criminal industry. (EndItAlabama.org ) By

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — According to numbers just released by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, prosecution of criminal immigration cases rose 212.5 percent in North Alabama during

PHOTO: Morgan Teresa Davis (44 of Fort Payne) was found in possession of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, smoking pipes, clear baggies, and other paraphernalia during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. (Fort Payne Police Department) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According

PHOTO: AFA Exec. Vice President Chris Isaacson said of Livingston: “Steve is a pro-business guy who knows what it takes to run a business and meet a payroll. He did a great job in his first term and we expect

PHOTO: Geraldine Town Hall. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) Contributed by the Town of Geraldine GERALDINE, Ala. — The Town of Geraldine met January 8 for their first regularly scheduled council meeting of 2018. Geraldine Mayor Chuck Ables led the prayer and

PHOTO: Steven A. Freeman (39 of Cedartown), Jennifer L. Mullins (34 of Cedartown), and Lamon R. Jones, (21 of Rome) were arrested on Highway 411 in Centre yesterday in a stolen vehicle, after Sheriff Jeff Shaver noticed them behaving suspiciously. (Cherokee County

PHOTO: John Pearson Willis (57 of Arab) pled guilty in September to embezzling $3 million dollars from the Arab Electric Co-op over eight years. (http://www.naida.com) By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – According to the Office of U.S. Attorney for Northern

PHOTO: County Commission President Ricky Harcrow discusses changing a polling location in Kilpatrick at 2018’s first meeting of the DeKalb County Commission. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) In