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FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: A body was found on today in Wills Creek south off of Prestwood Drive. Chief Bynum stated a call came in at 12:40 pm.  When personnel arrived on

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On March 11, a Sanders Ave. resident reported a theft of property. The resident stated that while he was in his yard, he observed a

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 19. Reverend John Mathieu, opened the meeting with prayer. Mathieu recently retired as Pastor of Grace Prebysterian

The Follies are Back!

Contributed by The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This Friday night, March 22nd will kick off the comeback of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Krazy Kudzu Follies at the DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne.

The Kings are Crowned

By Marla Jones,Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, March 14, Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Executive Director Steve Savarese and Associate Executive Director Alvin Briggs presented the Plainview Bears basketball team with their second Class 3A

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, March 18. Mayor Pro Tem Ricky Byrum acted as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt.  At the workshop, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel

Justice for Amberly

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Monday, Christopher Madison, 33, appeared in DeKalb County District Court after being charged with capital murder in the death of 11-year-old Amberly Barnett. Madison was arrested and charged

Story and Photo contributed by Donna Mayes FYFFE, Ala. — A group of fourth grade students at Fyffe Elementary School saw a need on their school’s playground and took action. The fourth graders wrote letters to their mayor to ask

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 12 in the DeKalb County Activities Building. Road Superintendent Tom Broyles gave a maintenance update, stating that his department

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The recent passage of the Rebuild Alabama Act has stirred controversy across the State of Alabama and in DeKalb County. With many citizens of DeKalb County questioning how this