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Rep. Barry Moore (R – Enterprise) officially announces primary run against Martha Roby

PHOTO: Representative Barry Moore just announced he’s challenging Congresswoman Martha Roby at the Republican Women of Coffee County Meeting in

Fort Payne Police report for Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, May

VIDEO: Fort Payne council votes to allow ‘Death Penalty’ for vicious dogs

PHOTO: Fort Payne City Attorney Rocky Watson discusses a revised ordinance on, “Addressing Animal Controls Within the City” at today’s

Large amount of Ecstasy and Meth found in Flat Rock traffic stop

PHOTO: DeKalb County Deputies found Jamie Shrader, 45 of Chattanooga, in possession of Meth, Ecstasy pills that looked like kids cereal,

VIDEO: Dog Attack Victim addresses the Rainsville Council; Council Passes Ordinance

PHOTO: Gary Haymon discusses his recent dog attack at the Rainsville City Council meeting earlier. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

BREAKING: Senator Phil Williams announces he won’t seek re-election

PHOTO: Senator Phil Williams represents District 10 in the Alabama State Senate, which is comprised of all or parts of Etowah,

Boaz man arrested near Crossville last night for trafficking Methamphetamine

PHOTO: Jeffery Lynn Corbin, 48 of Boaz, was arrested after a traffic stop near Crossville. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By

VIDEO: Ag. Commissioner McMillan address DeKalb County Republicans, Black announces commission run

PHOTO: Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan addressed the DeKalb County Republican Breakfast Club this morning. (Tyler Pruett |

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new deputy

PHOTO: Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Lieutenant Bo Jolly, New Deputy Dalton Cosby, Chief Investigator Josh Summerford, and Chief Deputy

Rainsville Freedom Run is just a month away!

PHOTO: The start of last year’s Freedom Run 10k! (https://rainsvillefreedomfest.racesonline.com) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville Freedom Run