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From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This week, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of methamphetamine in several incidents.  Yesterday (June 28, 2019), The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Over the last several days, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has been bombarded with calls regarding “11 bodies” found in the Grove Oak Community.  No such incident

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala.— Goose Pond ColonyResort, a municipally owned resort and golf facility, is pleased to host the 37th Annual Fourth of July Celebration on July 4, 2019! The event will begin with a

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FISCHER COMMUNITY, Ala. — In an exclusive to Southern Torch, the Fischer Rescue Squad unveiled their new Rope Truck. Since its beginning in 1960, the Rescue Squad, which is entirely composed of volunteers

By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — When Jamie Hartman burst onto the scene with the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2017, he seemed like a virtual lock to eventually hoist one of the trail’s coveted blue winner’s trophies. He had five

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 25. In the absence of Commission President Ricky Harcrow, who was in Montgomery on county business, Pro

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Spencer Williams | Alabama Secretary of State’s Office) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced his campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) in next year’s

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday (Sunday, June 24, 2019), at around 2:30 pm the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted search warrant on County Road 3 near Crossville.  The raid

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At approximately 1:10am on Thursday morning, June 20th, Lieutenant Matt Wilson attempted to stop a vehicle for a driving violation in the area of 15th Street and Grand Ave N.   The vehicle

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Brynn Anderson/AP Photo) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Thursday, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced that he would once again mount a campaign for the United States Senate. Moore was the Republican