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FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, December 26 – Thursday, December 29. MONDAY, December 26 Reported Incidents (12/26) Burglary – Occurred at 900 Laurel Lane SW, an exterior door was damaged,

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In the first meeting of the Rainsville City Council for 2017, the council handled several personnel issues in the public safety departments, approved the comprehensive TARCOG plan for the city, and

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In their first meeting of 2017, the Fort Payne City Council approved a resolution that merged several city departments together and approved the purchase of a property by the city.  The

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, they have had several reports of heat and air central units being stolen from churches in Geraldine, Crossville and Fyffe. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, “Since November

Signing up for ‘Alert DeKalb’ is easily done through the County EMA’s website. The system alerted those in the path of the storm during the recent tornado.  By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In times of

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission has agreed to delay the imposition of a fee on the cities for prisoners housed in the DeKalb County Jail. The cities and county have been

PHOTO: Adam Kane Wright, 18 of Cedar Bluff, led police on a brief pursuit before being arrested on ten different charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm and drugs.  By Staff Reports  CEDAR BLUFF, Ala. — According to Cherokee County

PHOTO: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley after his last visit to Fort Payne. (File Photo)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The governor will be speaking in Fort Payne at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce’s award luncheon the

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, December 23 – Sunday, December 25. FRIDAY, December 23 Reported Incidents (12/23) Theft of Property – Occurred at 201 45th Street NE, $45.00 in currency

Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com DALLAS, Texas — Valley Head Senior, Justin Blansit played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on December 22, 2016.  The game was held at the Dallas Cowboy AT&T Stadium. The Blue-Grey Football All American Bowl was established