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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Last night at approximately 11 pm on I-59, a DeKalb County Patrol Sergeant and K-9 Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle from

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 21.  Mayor Larry Chesser presented a proclamation honoring the “Third Saturday” Committee of Amelia Landstreet, Steve

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Yesterday at approximately 7 pm, a Fort Payne man was taken into custody after a large amount of stolen firearms were found in his

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On April 8th, at approximately 8:21 pm a call came into the Fort Payne Police Department about a structure fire. Officers from Fort Payne Police

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On May 9, Steven Charles Jokinen, age 63 of Fort Payne was taken into Fort Payne Police custody on two warrants, one for Sexual Abuse

FPFD Gives Back

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last year, the Fort Payne Fire Department sold pink tee shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness. The department raised between $1,500 and $1,600.  The Fire Department now moves to sponsor

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 14. At the meeting, County Engineer Ben Luther requested three speed limits

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — DISH recently recognized Cable Time as the 2019 Retailer of the Year, DISH’s highest honor for businesses that demonstrate excellence in performance and customer experience.  This is a coveted prize given to the top

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office have been involved in several pursuits this week. On Monday night around 12 am, a high speed

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a controversial bill that would effectively ban abortions in the State of Alabama. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands