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From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At approximately 10:30 pm, on the night of January 15th, DeKalb County Drug Task Force agents along with the Fort Payne Police Department executed a search warrant

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A fatality occurred in an early morning house fire on County Road 74 in the Mount Vernon Community. The fire was reported at approximately 2:30 am. There

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A 17-year-old male was caught with a small amount of marijuana in the classroom at Sylvania School on Monday, January 14th. The student in question was a

Election Changes?

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Council President Brian Baine addressed the Council

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, Investigators with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office located the 17-year-old missing female from Sylvania. The juvenile was located and found to be safe. No foul

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A new scam is targeting citizens in the DeKalb County area, and is impersonating the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Approximately 4 pm today, the Sheriff’s Office was

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held a special called meeting last night, January 10, at 5pm in the Council Chambers. In a unanimous roll call vote, the Council voted to go

Justice Served

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On August 7, 2018, a resident on Valley View Avenue reported a suspicious truck in a neighbor’s driveway. The neighbor had described the suspect as a heavy, white female

My name is Gage Hunter Griggs. I am 17 and I am a senior at Fort Payne High School. This weekend I went hunting at Adamsburg and bagged this beautiful buck. It’s spread was not wide but he had a

Special to the Southern Torch Story and Photo by Dale Crawford RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Cornerstone Christian Academy Eagles hosted the Valley Fire from Huntsville for both boys and girls varsity contests.  The games were played at Minvale Life Center