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Day Trip Turns Deadly

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, on June 4, an incident occurred on a day trip at the Jackson County Park that resulted in the death of a resident

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Wednesday, July 3, local businessman Wayne Devan Lowe passed away at his home surrounded by family.  Devan was born on July 24, 1939 in Dekalb County, Alabama. He was a lifelong resident

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — At this week’s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission, it was announced that the Kilpatrick community would see some updates to their roads. Lucas Blankenship of Top of Alabama Regional

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: A man was recently taken into custody regarding a fatal accident that occurred in Henagar back in 2018.  Lester Macklin (26 of Detroit, Michigan)

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their monthly meeting, on Tuesday, July 2. After the approval of minutes, the Board, upon Dr. Jason Barnettt’s recommendation, approved the payment

By Staff Reports Scottsboro, Ala. – The Young Republicans of Northeast Alabama have announced they will be hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ with former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The

By Staff Reports POWELL, Ala. — Area residents are in for a treat this summer as Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Theatre brings the iconic play Driving Miss Daisy to the college stage.  Additionally, acclaimed professional actress Sandra Ellis Lafferty

A True Survivor

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — Five years ago, Nick Walls’ life changed forever. Walls was involved in a terrible four-wheeler wreck that scarred him for life: he suffered a broken back, collapsed lung and several

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Three weeks ago, Rafe Starkey took the reins as the new Director of the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Starkey, a Pisgah alumni and Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) graduate, expressed

By Marla Jones • Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, citizens sounded off on the recent controversy involving the removal of flowers at Glenwood Cemetery.