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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From Fort Payne Fire Marshal Stacy Smith: On Friday, February 8 at 4:38pm, Fort Payne Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 3rd Street and Sanders Avenue NE. Fire

From the Office of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the felony ethics conviction of the former clerk of the Town of Pisgah in Jackson County. Jennifer Lynne Hall, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally using her official position to steal

By Staff Reports COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — Senator Phil Williams presented a check for $9,360 to the Collinsville High School Athletic Club this week.  The money was designated for the Diamond Renovation Project which is working to create a locker room

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At this week’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, Mayor Larry Chesser and the Council honored several students from the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) program at Fort

BOE adds to Bus Fleet

By Marla Jones Managing Editor DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their monthly meeting on January 31, 2019.   The Board proudly showcased a new special needs bus that has recently been added to the

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photos by Kristy Gallagher) NORTHEAST, Ala. — Basketball fans have been treated to Area Tournament action during the first half of this week.  There have been surprises, shockers and upsets in almost every Area across Northeast Alabama.  In

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019. In the workshop, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel asked the Council to reconsider the termination of Mike Sweat, the

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/06/cbs-sotu-trump-approval-viewers/?fbclid=IwAR3a5LLpGNuN3yFIYnrMwp6SjS9yGOlsbxP0vOwpuv0mmO-ZHYSm72dZBzk By Mike Brest, Reporter (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) CBS News released an instant poll that showed slightly over three-fourths of those who watched President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night approved of what he said. Forty-three

STATE OF THE STATE

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) On Tuesday night, citizens gathered in Fort Payne to hear about the State of the State of Alabama. The event was sponsored by the Fort

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum) On February 4, Brian Talmadge Johnson, age 35 of Gadsden, was arrested on the charges of Aggravated Criminal Surveillance. These charges were filed in conjunction with Mr. Johnson being a massage therapist at a local business.