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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Beginning this fall, DeKalb County students interested in a career in law enforcement will be able to take Criminal Justice classes through the DeKalb

Several Arrested in DTF Saturation

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Over the last weekend (February 1st – 3rd) DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies and Drug Task Force agents conducted a saturation in several areas of DeKalb County. Agents and deputies conducted traffic stops, investigated suspicious

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission honored retiring Judge Randall Cole at their regular meeting this week. At the time of him leaving officer, Cole was the longest-serving judge in the entire

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Videos on our Facebook) Earlier this week, family and friends gathered for the swearing-in ceremonies of DeKalb County’s new elected officials and Sheriff’s deputies.  On Monday, Todd Greeson

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. In the absence of Commission President Ricky Harcrow, President Pro-Tem Chris Kuykendall conducted

By Zach Hester,Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In the same week that a new Sheriff swept into town, Circuit Clerk-elect Todd Greeson was also sworn into office early. Greeson, a former state representative, defeated incumbent Democrat Pam Simpson

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday night, the DeKalb County Republican Party held their regular meeting to elect new County Party Officers. The party elected the following people as the 2019-20 officers: David Gulledge (Chairman), D.L.

DeKalb’s Red Wave

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photos by Zach Hester)  DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In spite of a long evening of election returns at the national level, the night was short for results in DeKalb County as a red wave overtook

Ballot Box Breakdown

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Voters in DeKalb County and across the nation will head the polls to cast their ballot on Tuesday, November 6. As we inch closer and closer to Election Day 2018,

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Many people are commenting on a recent video with audio posted on Facebook regarding the DeKalb County Sheriff’s race. The audio is a segment of a conversation between a Sheriff office