By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Last week was a productive one for the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit. From February 21st – 28th agents recovered and seized

By Staff Reports On Wednesday March 6th, new charges were filed on Shane Lee Henegar, age 47 of Fort Payne. Henegar is currently in the Dekalb County Detention Center on charges he was unable to make bond for in 2018.

Contributed by Sandra Padgett MENTONE, Ala. — Jim Connor, a Bluegrass Hall of Fame banjo player and songwriter, who is best known for his tune “Grandma’s Feather Bed” made popular by John Denver will perform on Saturday, March 16, in Mentone

By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Senior Annie Hughes sank two free throws with six seconds remaining to seal Pisgah’s 46-41 AHSAA Class 3A state championship game victory over Montgomery Academy at the BJCC Legacy Arena. Hughes, who played much

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, the Council went into executive session. Shortly after, the Council announced that they had received the


By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For the second year in  row, Plainview High School guard Caden Millican found himself with the ball in the final seconds Friday with his team needing a bucket to win AHSAA Class 3A state

By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cold Springs High School reached the Class 2A Girls State Basketball finals with the reputation of being the best 3-point shooting girls’ prep team in the state, maybe even the nation. The Lady Eagles

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, February 28.  During the meeting, the Board approved the 2019-20 school calendar. They also approved the

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Statement from Sheriff Nick Welden regarding Amberly Barnett case: We would like to announce that an arrest has been made in the case of 11-year-old Amberly Alexis

HUNTSVILLE POST – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a crash involving two school buses. The crash occurred at 7:15 a.m. today. February 28, in Marshall County on Old Oneonta Road. A school bus that was stopped preparing to pick up a