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From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last night (May 6, 2019) at approximately 11 pm, DeKalb County Drug Task Force Agents seized Methamphetamine, Handguns, and Cash after a traffic stop near Kilpatrick. Agents

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last night at approximately 8:30 pm, Deputies and Investigators were dispatched to 2506 County Road 20 in Skirum (near Dawson) regarding a possible shooting. Upon arrival, a

By Staff Reports CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — ESG announced today the names of the local winners of the Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program. The Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors and current college students who are

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, (May 4, 2019) DeKalb County Deputies responded to a residence near Dawson regarding a stabbing. When the deputy arrived, a Geraldine Police Officer had the

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Late Wednesday night (May 1, 2019), Agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force acted on a tip from concerned citizens and went to a residence located

Lottery Moves Ahead

By Zach Hester,Reporter MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Last Thursday, the Alabama Senate passed Sen. Greg Albritton’s “clean lottery” bill. It passed with the minimum 21 votes needed to pass an amendment to the Alabama Constitution.  As previously reported, the bill isn’t

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo via The Hill) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB314, which would criminalize almost all abortions within the State of Alabama. If passed by the Senate, the

Morning Mayhem!

By Nick Jones, President SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — After Southern Torch’s recent acquisition of K98 Radio and 101.7 “The Storm”, General Manager Eloise Smith is pleased to announce a brand new morning show starring all of your favorite people. Southern Torch

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race. Among his earliest endorsements was Alabama’s own U.S. Senator Doug Jones. In a tweet, Jones stated: The

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Several individuals have been booked into the county jail on drug related charges since Sunday night. Drug Task Force Agents seized over 100 grams