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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

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at the DeKalb County Activities Building. In the absence of Commission President Ricky Harcrow, Pro Tem Chris

By Nick Jones, President RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Southern Torch, Inc. is thrilled to announce its agreement to purchase the assets of KEA Radio, Inc. which includes two FM radio stations currently based in Scottsboro. The radio stations are WKEA-FM 98.3

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In a statement released Monday, from Governor Kay Ivey’s office,  more than $234,751 has been awarded through an equipment grant program thar will help ten, DeKalb County police departments.

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From Fort Payne Fire Marshal Stacy Smith: On Friday, February 8 at 4:38pm, Fort Payne Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 3rd Street and Sanders Avenue NE. Fire

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On Saturday February 9 at approximately 4:40 am an alarm call came in to the Fort Payne Police Department about a possible break in at Kilgore Express Pharmacy

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Yesterday afternoon (February 7th), DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the Alabama Bureau Investigations made an arrest after executing a search warrant regarding Child

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (According to DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden) Last night at approximately 11 pm (February 6th), a significant amount of Methamphetamine was recovered after a car chase began near the Cartersville community. A Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection