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FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On August 28th, officers were conducting routine patrols on Interstate 59 and observed a gray SUV that had two moving violations.   Officers conducted a traffic stop on the

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on August 28, 2018. Commission President Ricky Harcrow reported that at the 90th Meeting of the Alabama County Commissioners

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers started out the 2018 season  with a shocking  13-0 shutout of the Plainview Bears on Thursday night. The Panthers and Bears have met on the field for

Kirkland Retires

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Longtime Rainsville Postmaster Pam Kirkland has announced that Friday, August 31 will be her last day as a employee of the United States Postal Service. Kirkland began her 30 year career with

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com PELL CITY, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats were defeated by the Pell City Panthers, 21-17 in the final seconds of the game. To start the game, both the Wildcats and the Panthers

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — Saturday night, Crossville and Geraldine met for their annual rival game , “The Battle of Skirum Creek.” This game pairs neighbor against neighbor in the time honored tradition.  Geraldine fought

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Fort Payne Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The Board approved its $45.7 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit, Deputies, Investigators and Fort Payne Police Department have been investigating several different individual over the past few months. On Friday afternoon,

FPPD: Heroin Arrest

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On August 23rd, at approximately 9:32pm, Fort Payne Officers and Dekalb Drug Task Force went to 4915 Martin Ave Apartment G-2 directly across from Fort Payne Middle

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: At 3am on this date, officers were dispatched to the Waffle House about a man with a knife.  Waffle House management said that a black male was inside