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Ft Payne Man Arrested in Connection with Scuffle at Youth Baseball Game

A DeKalb County resident landed behind bars Thursday evening following a reported altercation – in connection with a youth baseball game. Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said two deputies were called to a baseball field in Pisgah, Thursday (May 19th) – in response to verbal arguments between parents and officials regarding the game. Chief Harnen said the arguments appeared to be over by the time deputies arrived at the field. However, as one of the deputies was leaving that scene, he witnessed a person in a physical altercation with a group in another part of the parking lot. The group allegedly being assaulted – included two umpires from the youth baseball game.
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Man sentenced to Federal Prison

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:. FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier this year, Gordon Randall Bethune (60 of Trenton, Ga) was indicted with the FBI Northeast Alabama Criminal Enterprise for Possession with Intent to Distribute. Tuesday, May 10th, Bethune was sentenced to 92 months in Federal Prison, which is to start immediately. Bethune will have 36 months of supervised release after he has served the 92-month sentence. Local agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, North Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force, and the FBI North Alabama Criminal Enterprise showed great diligence in following this case through.
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Two Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in DeKalb County

On Monday, agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 68 and I-59 in Collinsville, and during the stop approximately 55 grams of methamphetamine, 15 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia with an undisclosed amount of cash was confiscated. Two people were...
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2 arrested on multiple drug charges after DeKalb County traffic stop

A man and woman were arrested on multiple charges Monday after being found with methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said agents with the office's narcotics unit stopped the vehicle near Alabama 68 and Interstate 59 in Collinsville. During the stop, agents seized "approximately 55 grams of methamphetamine, 15 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency," the sheriff's office said.
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May 19, 2022

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.-- Graduation…. There is no script, you have to write your own story. The graduates of 2022 have had quite a story. The COVID-19…. May 19, 2022 by Southern Torch. Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com Rainsville, Ala.--(FULL VIDEO ON SOUTHERN TORCH FACEBOOK)...
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One Hurt in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-59 Early Sunday

A DeKalb County resident was injured in a single-vehicle accident, taking place in the early morning hours of Sunday. According to that Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report the driver – a resident of Sylvania – of a 2007 Mazda was transported for treatment after wrecking on I-59 near nile narker 204 at around 2:45am.
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Troopers Respond to Accidents in Cherokee and DeKalb Counties on Monday

State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle accident occurring in Cherokee County on Monday morning. According to trooper reports that wreck took place around 10:00am on Highway 278 at mile marker 155, and involved a 2009 Toyota, being driven by a female resident of Cedartown, Georgia; fortunately no one was hurt in the mishap.
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New computers given to DCSO Detention Center

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden and the DeKalb Count Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Circuit Judges: Shaunathan Bell, Jeremy Taylor and Andrew Hairston for their generous donation of two new computers that will be utilized in the Detention Center. These computers will help us to work more effectively and efficiently.
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DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Receives New Computers for Use in Detention Center

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden. FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden and the DeKalb Count Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Circuit Judges: Shaunathan Bell, Jeremy Taylor and Andrew Hairston for their generous donation of two new computers that will be utilized in the Detention Center. These computers will help us to work more effectively and efficiently Technology allows for the constitutional rights for inmates to appear before a judge within 72 hours, while providing safety for the deputies by avoiding dangerous incidents during transportation and ultimately a saving to citizens of DeKalb County.
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DeKalb Co Dare Graduation

RAINSVILLE, Ala.-- The DARE Graduation was held at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum on Wednesday, May 11. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is to teach peer resistance and refusal skills so that adolescents can say “no” to drugs and their friends who may want them to use drugs.
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