FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: On Friday night, deputies and agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit apprehended fugitive Billy Blake (42 of Fort Payne).   Blake was

Soar with the Eagles

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Join the Cornerstone Christian Academy Eagles for a 5K and one-mile fun run on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The race will begin and end at the DeKalb County Lake in Sylvania.  The 5K

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On one of the hottest days of the year with heat advisory flags waving, we visited the Plainview Bears. The saying “it’s sunny and 75” echoed across the field, showing

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Nick Ledbetter, Head Coach for the Plainview Bears Varsity Football Team. Ledbetter is a Rainsville native and alumnus of Plainview High School.

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 13. To start the meeting, the Commission proclaimed August 13, 2019 as Luther and Billie Townson Day

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Work is scheduled to begin soon on a new location for Dollar Tree in Rainsville. It will use the space formerly occupied by Kilgore Drugs and Rite Aid Pharmacy.  According

By Marla Jones , Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com LYNCHBURG, Va. — Proving that girls can compete any sport, Shay Nix, a sophomore at Plainview High School competed in the Taekwondo competition at the State Games of America in Virginia earlier this

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, Landers McLarty Ford of Fort Payne will partner with the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center to host an Adopt-A-Pet Event.  The event, which is the first

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. – August 13, 2019 Governor Kay Ivey ceremoniously signed HB261 into law on Monday, which makes Alabama the 9th state to pass a law mandating human trafficking training for new CDL drivers.  Alabama Assistant Minority

By Staff Reports POWELL, Ala. — Veterans interested in enrolling in college this fall should explore the opportunities at Northeast Alabama Community College.  NACC is designated a Military Friendly® College and is one of the “Better for Veterans” institutions identified