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By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On September 22, 2017, Brian Dwight Manning, 39 of Fyffe, was arrested on warrants and charged with three counts of possession of child pornography. After investigators presented this case to

Damage in District 1

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Several social media sites have been flooded with pictures of automobiles that have received damage due to an asphalt sealer that was applied to County Roads 141, 140, and 137. According to

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) At this week’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, changes were made regarding the Rainsville Agri-Business Center. Public Building Authority President Eric Samples addressed the

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Dekalb County Board of Education met November 29, 2018. After the approval of minutes from last session and a 2017, an audit presentation by Cade

Final Round Bound

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — On Friday night, Fyffe defeated the Aliceville Yellow Jackets 49-8 in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Playoffs. To start the game off on

By Amy Thrash, Reporter GERALDINE, Ala. -— The first annual Home Town Christmas Village will officially be open for guests this weekend! Scott and Carol Hawkins will ring in the holiday season with three special nights at 13875 County Road

Mission Complete

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by John Duricka) After losing former First Lady Barbara Bush in April of this year, the Bush family is once again on America’s prayer list as former President George H.W. Bush passed away on

By Staff Reports (Photo by Zach Hester) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: At 8:40am, a 2017 Volvo Truck, owned by E Trucking of Chamblee, Ga., being driven by Ni Luai Sung of Tucker, Ga., lost control of

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Saturday, December 1, deputies and local police were dispatched to a shooting at a residence on County Road 34 in Crossville. The victim, George Allen Murphy, 45 of Crossville, was struck one time

Christmas In Dixie

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Kristy Gallagher) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — By now in New York City, there is snow on the ground, but they still don’t have a Cook Castle Christmas like we do. For the fifth