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From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday (Sunday, June 24, 2019), at around 2:30 pm the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted search warrant on County Road 3 near Crossville.  The raid

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Brynn Anderson/AP Photo) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Thursday, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced that he would once again mount a campaign for the United States Senate. Moore was the Republican

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO PICTURED (L to R): Jill Dover (The Willow Tree employee), Kendra Caldwell (owner of The Willow Tree), Sylvania Police Chief Eric Tidmore, Derek Whisenant (Asst. VP/Loan Officer/Branch Manager at First State Bank),

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (Photos by Isabella Kean) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Sam McAlpin dreamed of a sell-out crowd for his AFC Homecoming 2, mixed martial arts fights. On Saturday, at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum, that dream became a reality.

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Monday, a bill was signed into law that would stop convicted criminals from profiting off of the crimes they have committed through books, film or other forms of entertainment. 

By Staff Reports WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet William Michael Dunavant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dunavant of Suwanee, Ga., grandson of Hershel and Gayle Dunavant of Rainsville, Ala. and Judy Simmons and the late Dale Simmons of Evansville,

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Freedom Run celebrated their 11th year with 980 registered runners! Five countries and 15 states were represented. This was the largest for the Run. The Freedom Run boasted

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This morning, the DeKalb County Criminal Interdiction team was working the major highways and interstates within the county. Around 10:30 am, interdiction deputies conducted a traffic stop

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed speculation that he would run in next year’s race for the United States Senate. Merrill stated via Twitter: “Today on @TheDaleJackson

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at the DeKalb County Activities Building.  Road Department Superintendent Tom Broyles