Posts From Southern Torch

By Staff Reports With the help of workforce funding and local support, Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has begun a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) program.  Key to the local support was the donation of a tractor truck by local businessman

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Sheriff’s Office made many drug related arrests this week.  Around 9:30 pm Tuesday night (May 7, 2019), Drug Task Force

40 Years of Service

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — Attorney Patrick H. Tate was honored for forty years of service as Valley Head’s municipal town attorney at this week’s meeting of the Valley Head Town Council.  From the Mayor and

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At Tuesday’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, the Council presented a retirement plaque to David Wright in appreciation for his many years of service with the Fort

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) At Monday night’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Councilmember Bejan Taheri made the motion to suspend funding for the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce.

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Beginning this fall, DeKalb County students interested in a career in law enforcement will be able to take Criminal Justice classes through the DeKalb

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last night (May 6, 2019) at approximately 11 pm, DeKalb County Drug Task Force Agents seized Methamphetamine, Handguns, and Cash after a traffic stop near Kilpatrick. Agents

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last night at approximately 8:30 pm, Deputies and Investigators were dispatched to 2506 County Road 20 in Skirum (near Dawson) regarding a possible shooting. Upon arrival, a

By Staff Reports CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — ESG announced today the names of the local winners of the Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program. The Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors and current college students who are

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, (May 4, 2019) DeKalb County Deputies responded to a residence near Dawson regarding a stabbing. When the deputy arrived, a Geraldine Police Officer had the