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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

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Dr. Jeff Cole announced on Thursday that he would be leaving Thompson Surgical Associates to shift his focus to starting his own private practice. In a statement made to Southern

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. In the absence of Commission President Ricky Harcrow, President Pro-Tem Chris Kuykendall conducted

FINAL PAYMENT

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At Monday’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced the final payment on the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum had been received by the DeKalb County Board of Education.

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Coaches from across DeKalb County recently gathered to make their selections for the 2018 All-County Football team. Fyffe senior runningback Payton Anderson was named the Player of the Year.  Junior