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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 16. DeKalb County Economic Development Development Executive Director Jimmy Durham addressed the Council on the expansion

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019. At the meeting, the Council approved the hiring of two new patrolmen: Jonathan Haney and Sean

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Last night, Deputies and Task Force Agents conducted enhanced patrols in the Lookout Mountain area of DeKalb County. Several were arrested as a result.

By Staff Reports POWELL, Ala. — Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will host its Awards Day on Monday, April 29, beginning at 10am in the campus’s Tom Bevill Lyceum.  At the event, students will receive scholarships from four-year universities and

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Dekalb MD, a growing regional network of primary care clinics, has partnered with Nucor Vulcraft in Fort Payne to provide onsite and near site primary care services. The partnership will give Nucor Vulcraft

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday, DeKalb County Board of Education member Mark Richards announced that he would not seek a fourth term in 2020. Richards’ district covers both Geraldine and Fyffe schools. 

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday April 6 at 5:20pm, Fort Payne Police Officers went to Deerfield Apartments Chief Randy Bynum stated to serve a warrant on Jeffery Delane Watts, age 45. While officers were attempting to

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Chief Randy Bynum would like to report several arrests have been made over the weekend. Seven arrest were for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Two were during traffic stops. On April 15 at

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: On April 27th, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Drug Take Back Initiative at First

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Yesterday afternoon (April 12, 2019) at approximately 7 pm, a Patrol Sergeant was led on another high-speed pursuit. The chase began between Sylvania and