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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…

DCSO Narcotics & Interdiction makes 24 Drug Arrests

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Over the last…
Sessions Announces 2020 Senate Run

Sessions Announces 2020 Senate Run

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com ALABAMA — Jeff Sessions is looking for a comeback.  On Thursday, the former U.S. Senator…
Council Makes Board Appointments

Council Makes Board Appointments

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on…
Republican Phillips Qualifies for District Judge

Republican Phillips Qualifies for District Judge

By Eloise Smith, General Manager FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb lawyer Teresa Darwin Phillips announces her qualification as a Republican…
Shop with a Cop helping local kids during holiday season

Shop with a Cop helping local kids during holiday season

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — RAINSVILLE, Ala. — As the Christmas season approaches, several “heroes”…
Passing A DeKalb County School Bus Will Cost You

Passing A DeKalb County School Bus Will Cost You

By Southern Torch Staff DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In April 2019, a study was conducted to determine how many school…
Taken Too Soon

Taken Too Soon

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — I love my job, but sometimes reporting the news is…
Body Recovered from Little River Canyon

Body Recovered from Little River Canyon

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, October 26, The National Park Service confirmed…
Andrews to Run for DeKalb BOE District 2

Andrews to Run for DeKalb BOE District 2

By Southern Torch Staff DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Chris Andrews of Geraldine, Ala., is announcing his candidacy on the Republican…
Inspection Questions Unanswered

Inspection Questions Unanswered

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Local builder Mitchell Kilgore addressed the Council regarding the potential designation of…
Council Approves $500K Loan

Council Approves $500K Loan

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held…
DeKalb Co. Schools Awarded Grant to Hire School-Based Social Workers

DeKalb Co. Schools Awarded Grant to Hire School-Based Social Workers

By Southern Torch Staff DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Recently, the DeKalb County Board of Education received notice that the DeKalb…
FORT PAYNE PD: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries

FORT PAYNE PD: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On October 17, at…
Beehler terminated as JSU President

Beehler terminated as JSU President

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Stephen Gross | The Anniston Star) JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Today, Jacksonville State…
Senate Campaigns Report 3Q Funds

Senate Campaigns Report 3Q Funds

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in the Alabama U.S.…
$25.9M Budget Passed

$25.9M Budget Passed

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: The Council's 2020 budget includes a raise for City employees as well…

Narcotics & Interdiction Team very busy over the last two weeks

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Over the last…
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