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PHOTO: The Plainview Varsity Bears took a victory over Piedmont last week and will head into State Semifinals on Tuesday, February 27. Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — The No. 1 ranked Plainview Bears defeated the Piedmont Bulldogs, 64-36

PHOTO: According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum, a dog is recovering after being shot by a crossbow on Tuesday. Investigators are currently working to find who was responsible. (Fort Payne Police Department)   By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE,

PHOTO: James Q. Little (52 of Langston), Jason A. Woodle (37 of Langston), and Ginger K. Woodle (39 of Langston) were arrested after methamphetamine, a moonshine still, and un-taxed alcohol was found in Jackson County. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff

  By Staff Reports GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, Representative Will Ainsworth (R – Guntersville) responded to U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ criticism of his bill to arm Alabama Peace Officer Safety and Training (APOST) trained teachers in effort to better

PHOTO: On Monday, the time for appeal expired for the four dogs involved in the fatal attack in Section in early December. Yesterday morning, the dogs were euthanized. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com SECTION, Ala. —

PHOTO: Cole Joseph Barnes, 21 of Sylvania, was arrested at his residence on Blue Pond Boulevard in Sylvania after entering Sylvania High School. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.— According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately

PHOTO: Billy Edward Blake was arrested for yet another string of burglaries earlier this month. Blake had already been arrested in October for breaking in to Henagar Junior High and again in December for breaking in to Flat Rock School. (Fort

PHOTO: Surveillance footage of the suspect released by the Board of Education. (DeKalb County Schools) By Staff Reports   SYLVANIA, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Board of Education, the suspect who entered Sylvania High School is in custody. Fortunately,

PHOTO: John Baker at Doug Jones’ rally late last year in Fyffe. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday was the final day for both the local Democratic and Republican Parties to

PHOTO: Republican Lester Black addresses his challenge of Michael Edmondson’s appearance on the Republican ballot for DeKalb County Sheriff. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll down for Video) At this morning’s meeting of