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By Zach Hester, Art Director • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A bill that would require sex offenders whose victims were minors to undergo “chemical castration treatment” as a condition of parole is now on the desk of Governor Kay Ivey. 

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking Terry Don Wooten (39 of Powell) for multiple theft and burglarly warrants. Wooten is 6’4”, has

By Zach Hester, Art Director FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, the Council presented Fort Payne City Schools Superintendent Jim Cunningham with two checks that will be

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Yesterday (June 2, 2019) DeKalb County Drug Task Force Agents responded to assist the National Park Service after illegal drugs were found in a

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday (Thursday, May 30, 2019) Deputies and Drug Task Force Agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office conducted saturation patrols in the Kilpatrick area. 13 in total

By Staff Reports Fort Payne, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On Tuesday May 28th at approximately 4:57 pm a call of a two-vehicle accident was reported to the Fort Payne Police Department. Officers arrived on

By B.A. Little, Account Executive SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Bassmasters Elite Series have announced that they are moving one of their elite tournament locations from the west coast to Scottsboro on June 21-24. Goose Pond Colony will be ground zero

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Recently, 2018 Plainview graduate Jeffery Armstrong committed to further his basketball career with the University of Southern Mississippi.  “We are extremely proud for Jeffery to be afforded this opportunity,” said

All-County Softball

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Pictured: Crimson Wells of Plainview) DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Recently, the All-County Softball list was released. Crimson Wells of Plainview was named Most Valuable Player (MVP). Lauren Womack of Sylvania and Lily Boswell

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a 4% pay increase for teachers and other public school employees. The pay raise passed the House unanimously by a vote of