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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, January 30 – Thursday, February 2. MONDAY, January 30 Reported Incidents (1/30) Burglary – Occurred at 1117 Chitwood Ave SE, $142.00 was

PHOTO: A local hosiery mill recently added 442 jobs as part of Walmart’s effort to buy more American manufactured goods.  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Recently, a Fort Payne sock mill signed a deal with the Walmart

PHOTO: Billy Jones, a former math teacher at Crossville High School, was arrested today on charges related to having sex with a student. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)  By Staff Reports FYFFE, Ala. — On February 3, 2017 the DeKalb County Sheriff’s

PHOTO: The Loomis Bros. Circus will be in Rainsville next week! (http://loomiscircus.com) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — We’ve held our drawing for the five individual family packs of tickets for the Loomis Bros. Circus, and these lucky viewers have been selected:

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On October14, 2016 at 1:45 a.m., sweet little Nora Rose Malone entered this world weighing 6-pounds and measuring nineteen inches. Proud parents Jacob and Katie Malone was blessed beyond measure.   Katie

PHOTO: The Xtreme Express Convenience is located on Gault Avenue in Fort Payne.  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to records obtained from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), it’s estimated that 42,000 gallons of

PHOTO: The City of Rainsville grew around an orchard that was started by a local family over sixty years ago. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier last month, Marietta Faye Hodgens, aged 80, passed

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 29. FRIDAY, January 27 Reported Incidents (1/27) Damaged Vehicle – Occurred at I59 mile marker 223, a

PHOTO: James McMurry, 55 of Athens and Grant Taylor, 43 of Albertville were found to be in procession of drugs and handgun. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday, the K-9 Handler Deputy Akins made a traffic stop

PHOTO: Several bills have already been filed to strengthen gun rights within the state. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Many bills that have been filed for the 2017 legislative session will be focused on