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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Early this morning (April 11, 2019) at approximately 2 am, two were apprehended after leading a deputy on a high speed chase. The chase

Contributed bySallie Bailey Wright FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Fort Payne Optimists Club President Brian Baine announced at this month’s meeting that Optimist International is celebrating 100 years of membership in 2019. The Optimists plan to be very active in the

By Zach Hester, Art Director • zach@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last month, Fort Payne High School’s FIRST Robotics team, Gigawatts, competed at the Rocket City Regional in Huntsville. More than 50 teams around the country (and one

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor •marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 9. At the meeting, DeKalb County Commission President Rickey Harcrow announced that DeKalb County was recently named as the

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Last night (April 9, 2019), agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force, along with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Payne Police Department, went

By Zach Hester, Art Director • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Walt Disney Studios | Marvel Studios) Since the post-credits scene in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, superhero fans across the world have been awaiting the arrival of Captain Marvel, the first,

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor •marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, April 1.  During the work session, two players from Cornerstone Christian Academy’s (CCA) football team presented the City Council with a plaque

By Eloise Smith,General Manager •eloise@southerntorch.com Jenna Sue Payne, of Fort Payne, AL, will be joining the Southern Torch as the new Sales Manager. On Monday, April 1st, Southern Torch acquired FM radio stations WKEA 98.3 and WXMN 101.7 of Scottsboro

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor •marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 2. Robert Avery of the 2020 Census Bureau addressed the Mayor and Council regarding the upcoming census and

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — After 45 years of serving generations across our community, the DeKalb Baptist Child Development Center, also known as the Mission Center, will be closing their doors on May 24. Parents