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PHOTO: Byrum Emory Thomas was found in possession of a “sizable” amount of marijuana, a large amount of pills, scales, and bags during a traffic stop Sunday night. (Fort Payne Police Department) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.— According to

PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department has collected around 1000 coats for people in need to keep warm this winter. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The entire DeKalb County community pitched in big

PHOTO: Local parents Jacob and Katie Malone with their 15-month-old daughter, Nora Rose. Nora was born with Trisomy 13, and Jacob and Katie will be sharing their experiences with the Sanctity of Human Life Worship Service on Sunday, January 21st.

PHOTO: Former Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox (D – Tuscaloosa) and candidate for Alabama Governor in 2018 will speak in the Fyffe Senior Center on February 13, 2018. (Contributed Photo)   By Staff Reports FYFFE, Ala. — According to a release

By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch is live again! We now have an HD Camera setup that streams live video to our Facebook Page! We’ll embed the video to our website (Live Feed Below); so that viewers without

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency, Fort Payne City Schools, DeKalb County Schools, and Cornerstone Christian Academy will be closed tomorrow. The National Weather Service – Huntsville is currently projecting potentially up

PHOTO: Incumbent Democrats DeWitt Jackson (County Commission, District 4) and Pam Simpson (DeKalb County Circuit Clerk) submit their qualifying paperwork. Susan Scott Hayes submitted her paperwork to challenge incumbent Republican Ronnie Osborn for Probate Judge. Jackson, Simpson, and Hayes are

PHOTO: Three Republican candidates have filed qualifying paperwork to run on the ballot in 2018 for Circuit Judge, Place 2: (Left to Right) Andrew Hairston, Scott Lloyd, and Jeff McCurdy. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Andrew Hairston,

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency, the “Emergency Mock Event” for next week has been cancelled due to the Influenza Emergency and the potential for winter weather

PHOTO: (Left) Michael L. King (22 of Clearmont, Florida) and (Right) Quantez A. Johnson, (28 of Ellenwood, Georgia) were caught yesterday after attempting to purchase prescriptions under a false name in Cedar Bluff yesterday. Johnson led police on high speed chase after “slightly striking” an