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By Staff Reports PHOTO: FTC and Northeast previously teamed up in 2018 to declare the college a “Gig Campus.” Pictured above is Mr. Fred Johnson (left), CEO of Farmers Telecommunications & Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College.

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — District Attorney Mike O’Dell announced today the hiring of two new Victims Service Officers for the Ninth Circuit. “We have been very blessed to be able to add two full-time Victim Service Officers

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Two are in custody after a string of car break-ins in Sylvania last week. A car had also been stolen. The thefts were reported on Spears

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a statement released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency: A single vehicle crash at 4:12 a.m. today, Feb. 20, has claimed the life of a Cherokee County man. Christopher Lee O’Neal, 45, of

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Early this morning, the DeKalb County Special Response Team (SRT) assisted in a search warrant executed on Jackson County Road 163 near Henagar. The ALEA Regional

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Saturday, February 23, DeKalb County pastors and congregants from across the county are invited to show support of the National Day of Mourning that will be observed in Albany, N.Y. The national

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: A Fort Payne man was arrested for possessing a sizeable amount of Methamphetamine in Geraldine on Friday (February 15). A Drug Task Force Agent conducted

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: On Thursday, February 14), several firearms were recovered in Crossville after being reported stolen. Investigators went to a home the alleged suspect was reported to be staying at. While questioning the homeowner, an investigator

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb Regional Medical Center has named Mr. Chris Orr as the 2019 Non-Clinical Employee of the Year and Mrs. Betty Smith, R.N. as the Clinical Employee of the Year. These individuals were chosen from

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Friday, February 8, former Rainsville Mayor Donnie Chandler, 65, passed away. Chandler served as Mayor for ten years from 2002 to 2012. Prior to becoming mayor, he served for several years on the