Tag "Sheriff’s Office"

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education, in conjunction with the DeKalb County Commission and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, hired two new resource officers at a public

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris: On the night of Friday, October 19, the Henagar Police Department received a call of a person possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol on County Road 85.

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 12, 2018.  The Road Department updated the Commission on their maintenance, hiring temporary employees for the summer, and surplusing

By Marla Jones • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — After a very close and hard fought race, former Valley Head Police Chief Nick Welden won the Republican nomination for DeKalb County Sheriff over Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson. Welden began his

Hope in the Storm

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and

(File Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith: On 3 May 2018 I received complaints that a new phone scam was occurring in the Rainsville area. The victims have received phone calls from

PHOTO: 45 year-old Troy Spence went missing from a residence on Indian Mountain over the weekend. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are attempting to locate a

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Jeffery Alan Sparks (43 of Henagar), Robbie Lenn Gunter (46 of Henagar), Jeffery Elbert Townsel (55 of Fort Payne), and Karen Michelle Combs (44 of Pisgah) were all arrested after a search warrant was executed on

PHOTO: Brian and Melody Graden (43 and 45 of Section) were arrested on charges of Negligent Homicide and 4 counts each of failing to vaccinate the animals involved in the December 7th, 2017 attack that killed Emily Colvin. (Jackson County

PHOTO: Michael Vincent Utech (27 of Scottsboro) and Charles David Carter (37 of Gurley) were arrested on suspicion of committing a carjacking in Jackson County on Monday. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: On April