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Floodwaters Rise in DeKalb

Floodwaters Rise in DeKalb

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — At this week’s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission,…
Car & Driver Missing at Buck's Pocket

Car & Driver Missing at Buck's Pocket

By Southern Torch Staff GROVE OAK, Ala. — A car and its driver are missing at Buck's Pocket after going…
Potential Threat Made at Plainview School

Potential Threat Made at Plainview School

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor & Zach Hester, Reporter (Photo by al.com) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Plainview School and DeKalb County…
Truck Hits Unoccupied Homes in Fort Payne

Truck Hits Unoccupied Homes in Fort Payne

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A tractor-trailer hauling glass struck two unoccupied homes in…
Scottsboro Fire & Rescue Updates on Dock Fire

Scottsboro Fire & Rescue Updates on Dock Fire

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The number of confirmed fatalities from yesterday's fire at the…
Coronavirus Causes Panic Across the World

Coronavirus Causes Panic Across the World

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com USA — The Coronavirus outbreak, which originated last month in China has caused…
Dock Fire Turns Deadly

Dock Fire Turns Deadly

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — In a recent press conference with Scottsboro Fire & Rescue…
Progress on Old Highway 35?

Progress on Old Highway 35?

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on…
Delays possible on AL 117 in Mentone

Delays possible on AL 117 in Mentone

By Southern Torch Staff HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists to expect periodic delays on Alabama 117…
New Bill Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco

New Bill Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: A new law signed last December raises the age to purchase tobacco to…
DCSO & County Commission moves to allow Deputies to drive Vehicles to Church

DCSO & County Commission moves to allow Deputies to drive Vehicles to Church

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: After discussions with the DeKalb County Commission,…
New Bridge Work Begins in Mentone

New Bridge Work Begins in Mentone

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor MENTONE, Ala.— According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), motorists can expect periodic delays…
Top Stories of 2019 (Part Two)

Top Stories of 2019 (Part Two)

By Southern Torch Staff At the end of each year, we look back and choose our most important stories and…
Last Fire Victim Identified by DSCO

Last Fire Victim Identified by DSCO

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office (DSCO), the identity of the…
Rutledge Named Principal at Plainview

Rutledge Named Principal at Plainview

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At Tuesday’s meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Education, Richard…
Contaminated Water in Northeast Alabama

Contaminated Water in Northeast Alabama

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor with contributions by Dylan Smith, Reporter (Photo by Marla Jones) IDER, Ala. — Following two…
DeKalb-Jackson Water Supply Violated Drinking Water Standards

DeKalb-Jackson Water Supply Violated Drinking Water Standards

By Southern Torch Staff DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Officials are monitoring drinking water conditions after the DeKalb-Jackson Water Supply District…
Medical Marijuana Bill to be Introduced Next Year

Medical Marijuana Bill to be Introduced Next Year

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After meeting last Thursday, Alabama’s Medical Marijuana Commission say they will…
Incumbent Democrat Judge Whitmire Qualifies for Re-election as Republican

Incumbent Democrat Judge Whitmire Qualifies for Re-election as Republican

By Eloise Smith, General Manager DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — DeKalb County District Judge Steven Whitmire (D) has announced his intention…
Mauney Announces Retirement

Mauney Announces Retirement

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting…
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