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By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com HENAGAR, Ala. — On Monday May 21, 2018, at approximately 1:17 p.m., the Henagar Police Department responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Alabama Highway 40 & Alabama Highway 75 in Henagar. According

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com   RAINSVILLE, Ala.— A dump truck hauling asphalt milling overturned on Garrett Street on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. According to Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith, weather was a factor.  “The ground was soft due to

PHOTO: A van struck a parked vehicle and a utility pole in front of My Supply on Godfrey Avenue in Fort Payne. Both occupants are currently in police custody. (Contributed by Randell Ham) By Tyler Pruett, Southern Torch tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two

PHOTO: A Henagar Police Officer was involved in a two vehicle accident on Highway last night. (Henagar Police Department) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com HENAGAR, Ala. — According to Henagar Police Chief Randell Smith, a police officer was involved in a two-car

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — UPDATE: A memorial service for Deputy Matthews will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, November 2 at Wilson Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 12 pm to

PHOTO: The woman was struck in the westbound lane of Highway 35 in front of Chick-Fil-A. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Updated on October 3, 2017: 2:08 pm) Last a night, a

PHOTO: Last night, Deputy Hunter Akins was responding to a call when he struck a bull standing in Highway 75 in Fyffe. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: At

PHOTO: Earlier today, an SUV collided with a tractor on Highway 11 in Fort Payne. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, a tractor and SUV collided on Highway 11 in the

PHOTO: The two surviving victims of Thursday’s crash have emerged from comas, but they still have a long road to recovery! (Cheryl and Landon Reed | GoFundMe.com) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last Thursday, at around 3

PHOTO: The 3 car wreck occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and Newsome Lane in Sylvania. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports tyler@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — The 3 car wreck occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and Newsome Lane in Sylvania around