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By Zach Hester,Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In the same week that a new Sheriff swept into town, Circuit Clerk-elect Todd Greeson was also sworn into office early. Greeson, a former state representative, defeated incumbent Democrat Pam Simpson

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On January 8, 2019, The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Drug Unit, and Rainsville Police Department conducted a

From the Office of Sheriff Nick Welden: On Tuesday, January 8th, several juvenile females were caught at Crossville Middle School with alcohol in their possession. The Assistant Principal notified the School Resource Officer (SRO) of students with possible alcohol in

By Staff Reports (Photo by Alabama Ballet) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Northeast Alabama Community College is proud to be hosting the performance of The Sleeping Beauty by the world renowned Alabama Ballet on Saturday, February 9 at 7pm in the Tom Bevill Lyceum. This classic

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala.  — This week, Sheriff Nick Welden and the newly appointed administration hit the ground running and made several drug arrests. On January 1st, a Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo provided by The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) DeKalb County, Ala. — On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Rainsville City Council held a special called meeting to discuss the good name and character of a City employee. After the Council came out of the executive session,

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — At 12:01am on January 1, 2019, Nick Welden was sworn-in as DeKalb County Sheriff. Welden entered the office two weeks prior to his swearing-in through an official

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Southern Torch would like to introduce a new column entitled Into the Woods. This column will give hunters a platform to talk about their hunt, their kill and experience. Here is our first entry

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (Submitted Photos) FYFFE, Ala. — Two Fyffe football players are up for Player of the Year. Senior Payton Anderson has been named one of the 48 finalists for the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Back of the Year. Sophomore Caleb

At the end of each year, we compile a list of the best stories we did that year. In 2018, we had so many great articles that we had to break it into two parts! Here are stories #1-5 of