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Rainsville Man Arrested for Murder

Progress on Old Highway 35?

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By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On Monday, January 13, Robert Joseph Hairell, age 22 of Rainsville, was arrested on a grand jury warrant for murder. These charges stem from a vehicle accident that resulted in the death of Barbara Appleton Burgess, age 77 of Fort Payne. The accident occurred on May 28, 2019, at the intersection of Alabama Avenue NW and 13th Street N and was investigated by the Fort Payne Police Department and the Alabama Department of Forensic Science. Fort Payne Police Investigators Andy Hairston and Mike Grant collected the evidence and it was turned over to the Dekalb County District Attorneys Office who presented it to the grand jury.

County Road 835, also known as Old Highway 35, has been closed since early 2019 due to cracking after heavy rainfall. (Photo by Ben Luther, 2019)

By Zach Hester Reporter zach@southerntorch.com

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 14.

At the request of Commissioner Lester Black, DeKalb County Engineer Ben Luther delivered an update regarding the process of repairs and the reopening of County Road 835 (CR835), also known as Old Highway

35. Last February, after a large amount of rainfall, CR835 was damaged and forcibly closed. Since then, slow and steady progress has begun to repair the road. Luther gave a brief timeline of where the

project has been and will be going in the future. After the incident occurred, Luther provided a detailed damage inspection report, which was approved by the Alabama Department of Transportation on April

25, then approved by the Federal Highway Administration on June 12. From there, ALDOT requested further documentation and

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF By Marla Jones Managing Editor

marla@southerntorch.com SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jaxson Bruce, a fifth-grader at Plainview School, recently represented DeKalb County in California at the National Judges Cup. At the Level 7 Alabama Judges Cup in Mountain Brook last month, the top

six girls qualified to represent Alabama in the National Judges Cup in Santa Clara, Calif. where they competed in Bars, Beam, Floor, and Vault. Alabama State Team finished 11 out of 16 in the competition. Jaxson is eleven and has been competing in gymnastics now for 5 years. She has been in gymnastics since she was 3

  

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years old. She was Level 1 Bar and Floor State Champion as a 7-year-old, Level 4 floor, and beam state champion as an 8-year-old, Level 5 bars state champion as a 9-year-old and made it last year to the Level 7 Regional Championship at age 10. She takes at North Alabama Gymnastics Center in Fort Payne. �I am thankful for this

opportunity to represent our state and this was a fun experience. My favorite part was getting to meet new people and visiting San Francisco,� said Bruce. “I was able to do things I’ve never got to do.� Congratulations Jaxson, you represent DeKalb County well and we look forward to seeing you as you advance in your sport.

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dylan@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — State Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) is in the process of forming an Aerospace and Defense Caucus in the State Legislature. He says the main goal of the caucus will be to promote the interests of the expanding industry in the state. Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal has become the nation’s business hub for aerospace innovation, defense contracting and cybersecurity. Industry giants Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Teledyne, General Dynamics, United Technologies are among the corporations residing on the post. In 2015, Mobile became home to the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. According to the Jackson County Legislative Delegation, there are north of 300 companies in the industry from over 30 countries residing in the state. Sen. Livingston says leaders have ramped up their efforts in recent years to prepare the state to expand its impact on the industry. “In 2017 the state legislature passed legislation establishing the Alabama Space Port Authority. Its mission is to promote research and development of aerospace and aviation industries.” Leaders remain hopeful that the newly established branch of the military, the United States Space Force, will station facets of its Space Command in Huntsville. This would add to the strong presence federal government assets have in Huntsville, with NASA and

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the FBI already residing in the thriving metropolitan city. Senator Livingston is optimistic that the Space Command will have a direct footprint in the state. “Alabama is poised in the near future to play an important role in the newly formed Space Command, including possibly bringing the Command to Alabama.” Adding to the growing industrial influence of North Alabama, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth (R-Guntersville) serves as Chairman of the Aerospace States Association, a nonpartisan organization representing states’ interests in federal aviation and aerospace policy. Sen. Livingston told Jackson Blaze that numerous governmental affairs and communications representatives from major companies inquired with him regarding the formation of a caucus. As it currently stands, there are around sixty legislators that have signed on as members of the caucus, garnering bipartisan support. Livingston said his goal is not only to promote the industry in North Alabama but across the entire state. Sen. Livingston says defense and aerospace generates an estimated $3.1B in annual exports and is a $16B industry in the State of Alabama. “The aerospace and defense industry is one of the state’s largest and

fastest-growing industries,” says Livingston. “It’s critical that the state legislature support them as the industry continues to expand across Alabama.” This past year, the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce leads a Jackson County delegation to Washington, D.C. where leaders discussed recruiting defense contracting companies. The chamber held a meeting at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) where they discussed the prospects of Jackson County citizens benefiting from employment opportunities with the agency. The state has four universities currently offering degrees in aerospace engineering and workforce development programs designed to prepare enrollees for job opportunities in the industry. Scottsboro-based Avans Machine is the leading aerospace supplier in Jackson County to major defense contractors. Avans received Lockheed Martin’s Outstanding Small Business award. The company was also recognized as a recipient of the NASA Space Flight Awareness (SFA) honoree award. Sen. Livingston expects the caucus to be established this month, where members will elect a chair and vice-chair of both chambers.

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Last month authorities charged 50-year-old Bryant man, Stephen Frederick Ott, with 32 counts of child pornography. Ott also faces first-degree rape and second-degree sodomy charges. This comes after authorities received information that Ott sexually assaulted a 12-year-old female. Several sexually explicit photographs were found on Ott’s cellphone. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. This case exemplifies how widespread the issue truly is. The issue of sexual exploitation is a growing problem in North Alabama that claims a wide age-range of victims. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In observance of the “End It” movement to stamp out this grotesque activity, Jackson Blaze spoke with Bo Williams, Public Relations Director for the North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force about this very issue. “Human trafficking occurs anytime force, fraud, or coercion is used to make people perform labor or sex acts against their will,” said Williams. “This can mean commercial sex for sale, but it can also mean family members selling sexual access to their children, or foreign nationals held in domestic servitude. It is modern-day slavery.” Williams described how predators can gain

access to unsuspecting victims. “Predators look for motivators, both in-person and online,” said Williams. “For a socially marginalized child, that may simply be accepted. For an ambitious child, it may be sports camps, modeling agencies, or money for college. For a foreign national, it may be a path to citizenship, or the promise to be able to send money home.” Williams told Jackson Blaze that I-20 is the most utilized corridor of human trafficking in the United States. However, he did say official statistics are difficult to pin down for a variety of reasons. “Accurate human trafficking statistics are hard to get because when human trafficking is successful, it is invisible.” It was noted that the justice system is seen as part of the issue. “Also, traffickers often plead out to lesser charges,” said Williams. “We get our best information from rescued victims and ongoing law enforcement efforts.”

In discussing how widespread of an issue sexual exploitation is, Williams said it is larger than most realize. “Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal enterprise in the world and the fastest-growing. It is a $150 billion industry. If human trafficking were a Fortune 500 company, it would be between Ford and Chevron in size.” Jackson Blaze inquired about the possibility of human trafficking successfully operating in Jackson County. Williams had this to say: “Human trafficking is not only a problem in big cities or in other countries. It is a problem anywhere there are people.”As it is evident that sexual exploitation can happen anywhere to anyone, we are reminded to remain vigilant and take precautions. For more information about sexual exploitation and how to get involved with the North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force visit https://stnow.org.

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JACKSON COUNTY UPCOMING EVENTS Drive in Scottsboro. For more information, please call (256) 218-3033. January 20, Martin Luther King Celebration and Services - Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church on Monday, January 20 beginning at 11am. The community partnership between the Scottsboro Boys Museum, St. Paul AME Church and CASA of Jackson County hosts an annual program and

soup day for the whole community. Guest speaker will be Mr. Lafrederick M. Thirkill, a native of Chattanooga. Cost is free! St. Paul AME Church is located at 608 N Houston Street in Scottsboro. January 27, Jackson County Commission Meeting - The Jackson County Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 27 at 4:30pm at 102 East Laurel St Suite 47, Scottsboro, Ala. 35768.

January 30, Town Hall Candidate Forum On Thursday, January 30, the VFW Post 6073, American Legion 30, and the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host a non-partisan town hall forum featuring candidates from county and congressional races. The forum will be held at 5pm and all candidates seeking public office in Jackson County have been invited. February 1-3, First

Monday Trade Days - Join in on a tradition over 100 years in the making! First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro is held on the weekend before the First Monday of each month in downtown Scottsboro at the Square. From antiques and farm equipment to food and handmade crafts, this event includes it all! If you're interested in being a vendor at a future First Monday Trade Day, please visit

the City of Scottsboro website! February 14, Alabama Ballet at NACC - Northeast Alabama Community College will host the Alabama Ballet's performance of Romeo + Juliet on Friday, February 14 at 7pm in the Tom Bevill Lyceum. Tickets are $10 and would surely make for a perfect Valentine's Day date! Tickets may be purchased online at www.showclix.com/ event/nacc-romeojuliet


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DeKalb Sav-A-Life to Host COMMISSION HONORS Sanctity of Life Service FIRST RESPONDERS By Zach Hester Reporter zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Sav-A-Life of DeKalb County will host a Sanctity of Human Life worship service next Sunday, January 19. The service, which will take place at the Fellowship Christian Center, begins at 4pm. The church is located at 114 DeKalb Drive SW in Rainsville. The guest speaker will be Bryan Allen. Allen is the author of God of the Weak Things. He services in pastoral care at Daystar Family Church in Northport, Ala. An offering will be accepted with proceeds benefitting the work of the Women’s Care Center of Sav-A-Life, located in downtown Fort Payne. The non-profit agency, which was founded in 1993, “offers hope for young women dealing with life choices regarding past, present, and future pregnancies.” The free and confidential services are offered to women, men, and families facing an

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At a press conference called last Thursday, DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow recognized first responders across the area for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. For President Harcrow's full remarks, please visit our Facebook page.

Bryan Allen will be the featured speaker at this Sunday's worship service hosted by DeKalb County Sav-A-Life. He is pictured with his sons, Ben and Zach. (Kristie Eiland Photography)

unplanned pregnancy. Prenatal, parenting and post-abortion classes for women and men are also taught at the center. In addition, the site operates a clothing closet for families in need of maternity and baby items. The organization’s ultimate purpose is to affirm life — both

HUNTER OF THE WEEK This week's Southern Torch Hunter of the Week is Ryder Griggs! Ryder is a 9th grader at Fort Payne High School. He killed his first buck alongside his brother, Gage, last week on Lookout Mountain. To be featured as our next Hunter of the Week, submit your photos to marla@southerntorch. com!

physically and spiritually — by sharing the love of Christ in word and deed. For more information, contact the Women’s Care Center at (256) 845-0838 or visit them at 107 4th Street SW in Fort Payne. The organization is also available via email at savelife@bellsouth.net.

DeKALB COUNTY UPCOMING EVENTS Every Monday, By His Hands Outreach Ministry - The By His Hands Outreach Ministry will host a soup kitchen beginning on Mondays at 6pm. The Clothes Closet will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Both are at 2494 Church Avenue in Rainsville. Donations are greatly appreciated! Every Monday, Sons of Confederate Veterans - The Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Burnt Church at 6pm in Sylvania. Every Monday, Sons of

the American Revolution - The Sons of the American Revolution meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Western Sizzlin' in Fort Payne at 6pm. Every Wednesday, Breakthrough Church free meal - Come and enjoy a free meal and hear the Word of God on Wednesday nights starting January 3 at 5:30pm. If you need a ride, please contact: Lynn Haas at (256) 605-7854 or Connie Holdem at (256) 605-1776. Every Wednesday, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones - A new support

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group for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones is starting in Fort Payne at Word of Life Ministry, located at 3610 Gault Avenue North. The meeting will be held every Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm. Any adult family member over 18 is welcome to attend these PAL meetings, however, for insurance reasons, no one under the age of 18 may attend and child care will not be provided. For more information, visit palgroup. org. Every Third Thursday, Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group - The Alzheimer's Association will begin hosting a caregivers support group solely devoted to those who provide care for people with Alzheimer's on the third Thursday of every month from 11am to 12pm at the Rainbow City First United Methodist Church. For more information, please call Olivia Kendrick at (256) 454-4375. January 18, Dogtown Fire Department Turkey Shoot - The Dogtown Fire Department will host a turkey shoot on Saturday,

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January 18 at 6pm! The Fire Department is located at 27 County Road 89, Fort Payne, Ala. 35967. Stands and scopes are allowed. For more information, please call (256) 996-1314. January 23, F.C. Weiss Pub & Eatery Tap Takeover - Join in the tap takeover at Fort Payne's newest pub, F.C. Weiss! New beers, pint glasses, and a raffle for some swag are included! Come out to F.C. Weiss of Fort Payne from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, January

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coordinated an on-site environmental visit to the road late last year. After submitting full plans for the repair on January 6, Luther stated that work is scheduled to begin this spring. In addition to his update on CR835, Luther addressed the approval of one of the applications submitted for 2020 HRRR programs by the Department of Transportation. The approved application includes the replacement or installation of all roadway signs on County Road 89 from Highway 35 at the top of the mountain to DeSoto State Park. This project will be a 90/10 split with the State of Alabama. DeKalb County Road Superintendent Tom Broyles reported that his department had been patching holes, but not doing any hauling because of the recent weather. Broyles also stated that due to flooding, the road in Buck’s Pocket remains closed. The Commission approved the following personnel changes in the Road Department: • Don Harcrow to fill one of the two vacant positions in Commission District 3

• Lamar Weathers to fill the open position in Commission District 2 The Commission accepted and approved the following personnel changes in the DeKalb County Sheriffs Office: • The resignation of Jordan McGinnis, and hired him as a part-time deputy to replace Lonnie Hairel • Promoted John Brown to corrections sergeant to replace McGinnis • Hired Brandon Poe as a correctional officer to replace Brown In new business, the Commission approved the following: • A six-year aerial photography contract with Eagle View to be paid annually for two flights, at the request of DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner Tyler Wilks • Information Technology (IT) Server bid to Dell Technologies in the amount of $257,858.22 • Appointed Billy Black of Flat Rock to the

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New Bill Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco

A new law signed last December raises the age to purchase tobacco to 21 nationwide. (Wikimedia Commons)

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ALABAMA — A new law signed last late year has raised the age to purchase tobacco products in the United States from 18 to 21. The previous age to purchase tobacco products in Alabama was 19. On December 20,

2019, President Donald Trump signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (originally passed in 1938) and raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco products. According to the legislation, “it is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.�

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking causes approximately one in five deaths every year in the United States with almost 500,000 deaths annually. Additionally, exposure to secondhand smoke causes an estimated 41,000 deaths each year. According to a notice

on fda.gov, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, and cigars. The change of law is “effective immediately [in Alabama]� according to a statement made by Alabama’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Aderholt Speaks on War Powers Resolution By Southern Torch Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement after House Democrats passed a resolution to limit the Commander in Chief’s abilities to protect U.S. military members in Iraq. "This Democrat concocted war powers resolution is essentially a press release, turning a serious matter into something political. The Commander-in-Chief’s role to protect our troops and our nation is clear, and I for one do not want to allow terrorists 30 days to plan attacks with impunity. I call on members of both sides of the aisle to stand up for protecting our brave men and women in uniform. In situations like this, politics should be left to the campaign

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trail.� In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies, for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Agriculture Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission. For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www. aderholt.house.gov.

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE Methodists Have Dominated High Offices in Alabama History

By Steve Flowers ST Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Even though there are more Baptists than Methodists in Alabama, historically Methodists have held more of the prominent political posts in the Heart of Dixie. If you look closely at these leaders’ lives, a good many of our leaders have been sons of Methodist ministers. The most famous Methodist minister in the state over the past 50 years has been the Rev. John Ed Mathison of Montgomery. He has been the confidant and counselor to a great many of Alabama’s leaders, as well as being the greatest inspirational and dynamic speaker of our time. John Ed founded and pastored the Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery. He shepherded his flock in the Capitol City for 36 years. His younger brother is a remarkable man, very similar to John Ed. The Rev. George Mathison served

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numerous churches in Alabama. However, he is best known for being the minister of the First Methodist Church of Auburn, where he was their beloved pastor for 26 years. His flock referred to him as Brother George. John Ed and George were born to be Methodist ministers. Their father was a renowned Methodist minister. They were both athletes in college. John Ed and George are both outstanding tennis players. The First Methodist Church of Dothan is where many of the leaders of the Wiregrass have attended over the years. Dr. Mike Watson

has been a leader in the Methodist Church throughout his illustrious career. He recently retired as a Bishop of the Methodist Church. He and his wife, Margaret, grew up in the First Methodist Church of Dothan. Two Alabama Attorney Generals, Bill Baxley, and Richmond Flowers came from First Methodist in Dothan. Congressional candidate and businessman, Jeff Coleman, is also an active member of this church. Our legendary United States Senator and Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Howell Heflin, was the son of a Methodist minister. Heflin was a master storyteller and having grown up in the Methodist Church was an active layman in the church. He loved to eat. He would say, “The sacred bird of the Methodist was fried chicken.� The Methodist practice of moving their preachers around caused Heflin to be born out of Alabama. Heflin would say, “My father was over in Georgia doing

missionary work among the heathen.� Alabama’s most prominent and prolific political icon, George Wallace, was a Methodist. Our Legendary United States Senators Lister Hill and John Sparkman were both Methodists. State Rep. Steve Clouse has been a member of First Methodist in Ozark his entire life. State Rep. Bill Poole and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, are members of the First Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. Huntsville mayor, Tommy Battle, is a Methodist and his grandfather was a Methodist minister. Senator Jeff Sessions is a lifelong, devout Methodist. He even went to the Montgomery Methodist founded college, Huntington. BCA President Katie Britt and her husband Wesley attend the First Methodist Church of Montgomery. Current Chief Justice Tom Parker and his wife Dottie, attend Frazer United Methodist of Montgomery, the Church made famous by John Ed Mathison. Congressman Robert Aderholt and his wife, Caroline, met at the Methodist college of Birmingham Southern College and were married in the Methodist church, but are now Anglicans. The Baptists have been taking their rightful place at the head of the table in recent years. Our Governor Kay Ivey is a Baptist. She attends the

First Baptist Church of Montgomery. The legendary pastor there, Jay Wolfe, has been the confidant and pastor to a good many of our recent state leaders. PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh and her husband, Jeff, are also active members of First Baptist Church of Montgomery. Twinkle teaches Sunday School and Jeff is a deacon. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth is a Baptist and has been a youth leader in his church. Secretary of State John Merrill is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. State Senator Greg Reed of Jasper is a Baptist. Greg has been a lifelong member of First Baptist Jasper. Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell is a deacon of his church, Hillcrest Baptist of Maplesville, where his family has attended for generations.

We have a couple of state leaders who are Presbyterians. The two most prominent are our Senior United States Senator, Richard Shelby, and state Treasurer John McMillan. We have two token Episcopalians, Mobile/ Baldwin Congressman, Bradley Byrne and the Congressman who preceded him, Jo Bonner, who is currently Governor Ivey’s Chief of Staff. In bygone days if you wanted to be elected to anything in North Alabama, you had to be a member of the Church of Christ. Not so much today. The only member of that church today, who is a prominent state political leader, is State Senator Jabo Waggoner, Jr. who represents an over the mountain, Birmingham silkstocking district. See you next week.

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LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA Case No: 2019-356 ESTATE OF OUIDA GILES SHELNUTT AKA OUIDA GILES DAVIS, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of January, 2020, Letters Testamentary on the Estate of OUIDA GILES SHELNUTT AKA OUIDA GILES DAVIS, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of DeKalb County, Alabama. All persons having claims against the estate must file itemized and verified statements of such claims in the Office of the Judge of Probate of DeKalb County, Alabama, within six (6) months after the granting of Letters Testamentary or the claims will be barred and payment prohibited. JENNIFER O'HARA JOHNSON, Personal Representative To be published: January 10, 17, 24

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1FAFP40422F198120 Letters of Administration of the Estate of NELLIE JO PEPPERS, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on 12/30/19, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborne, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. To be published: January 10, 17, 24

LEGALS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN This is hereby notice to Josh Slater, occupant of an apartment owned by Joe Gregory, located at 2642 Alabama Highway 117. You have two weeks to vacate the property or personal belongings will be disposed of. Dated the 6th day of January, 2020. To be published: January 10, 17

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

2005 KIA SORENTO SILVER KNDJD733155363389

Case No: CS-19-2019336

2014 FORD FOCUS WHITE 1FADP3E29EL380914

IN RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NELLIE JO PEPPERS, DECEASED ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING PURPLE 1C3EL56R54N349135

1993 CHEVROLET S-10 RED 1GCCT14Z1P8145451 2019 FORD FIESTA SILVER 3FADP4AJ7KM161155 2007 JEEP LIBERTY SILVER 1J4GK58K77W709277 2007 FORD FUSION GOLD 3FAHP07ZX7R147400 2003 BUICK CENTURY GOLD 2G4WS52J631126116 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA SILVER 2G1WD5E32C1181960 1988 CHEVROLET S-10 RED 1GCBS14E4J2229074 2002 PONTIAC FIREBIRD SILVER 2G2FS22K222118300 2000 HONDA CBR600 GREEN JH2PC35012M307714 1996 YAMAHA ROYAL STAR RED/ WHITE JYA4NKE03TA015237 2003 PONTIAC AZTEK MAROON 3G7DB03E13S592247 2002 GMC YUKON GREEN 1GKFK66U42J340108 1993 ACURA VIGOR BLACK JH4CC2665PC004936 1998 HONDA ACCORD BLACK 1HGCG1651WA002071

2002 FORD MUSTANG BLACK

2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE GREEN 1GNEK13Z52R167251 2009 FORD RANGER WHITE 1FTYR10DX9PA65198 2005 KIA RIO BLUE KNADC125656371611 2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE BLACK 1GYFK63878R131212 2002 JEEP LIBERTY GREEN 1J4GK58K02W308243

ESTATE OF Charles Edward Sizemore, Jr., DECEASED, having been granted to the undersigned on the 12th day of January, 2020, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred.

To be published: January 17, 24, 31

NOTICE OF CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS

To be published: January 10, 17

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY

LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY Case No: 2019-340

Case No: CS-19-900169.00

DEBORAH SIZEMORE Administratrix

LEGALS

Plunketts Wrecker Service 12978 Alabama Highway 227 P.O. Box 366 Geraldine, AL 35986 For more information, call (256) 659-5656

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

PAULINA RAMOS MANUEL, PLAINTIFF vs ALEJANDRO MARTIN JOSE, DEFENDANT

2006 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX WHITE 2G2WR554061201049

Anyone having claim has until FEBRUARY 11, 2020 to notify me with intent or vehicles will be sold at public auction at 8am. Seller reserves the right to reject any bids.

LEGALS

Case No: 2020-9 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF HUGH ARNOLD ROYAL, DECEASED NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS TAKE NOTICE that Letters of Administration having been granted to MARY ELIZABETH ROYAL YORDY, as Personal Representative of the Estate of HUGH ARNOLD ROYAL, deceased, on the 10th day of January 2020, by the Honorable Ronnie E. Osborn, Judge of Probate. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred.

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES EDWARD SIZEMORE JR., DECEASED

MARY ELIZABETH ROYAL YORDY Personal Representative

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION ON THE

To be published: January 17, 24, 31

ALEJANDRO MARTIN JOSE (DEFT), whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer PAULINA RAMOS MANUEL, Petition for Sole Legal and Physical Custody and other relief by March 7, 2020 or, thereafter, a judgment by default may be rendered against him in Case Number CS-2019-900169.00, in the District Court of Dekalb County. LORENA IBARRA ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF 200 LORNA SQUARE SUITE 221 HOOVER, AL. 35216 To be published: January 17, 24, 31 and February 7

DEATH NOTICES W.T. WILSON Betty Jean Bearden - 62 of Albertville, passed away on Tuesday, January 7. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 10 at WT Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial in High Point Cemetery. Wendy Sue Jones 59 of Scottsboro, passed away on Wednesday, January 8. Cremation services will be provided by WT Wilson Funeral Chapel. Suzanne Kathrynn Shelton - 77 of Fort Payne, passed away on Wednesday, January 8. Cremation services will be provided by WT Wilson Funeral Chapel. Constance Deborah Smith - 70 of Fort Payne, passed away on Wednesday, January 8. Visitation was held on Friday, January 10 from 4pm to 8pm at WT Wilson Funeral Chapel. Jerry Wayne Davis - 76 of Geraldine, passed away on Wednesday,

January 8. Funeral services were held at 11am on Friday, January 10 at Crossville Methodist Church with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Ruby Lee Liles - 85 of Fort Payne, passed away on Thursday, January 9. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Sunday, January 12 at WT Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial in Black Oak Cemetery on Lookout Mountain. Christopher Lawayne Bell - 48 of Fyffe, passed away on Thursday, January 9. Funeral services were held at 11am on Saturday, January 11 at Fyffe Church of God. Patricia Louise Eakin - 75 of Fort Payne, passed away on Saturday, January 11. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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CORNER STONE Billy Joe Price - 76 of South Pittsburg, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, January 8. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 13 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with burial following with military honors. George Porter West Jr. - 69 of Bryant, passed away on Friday, January 10. Funeral services were held at 4pm on Tuesday, January 14 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Park. Lydia Ruth Rhoden - 59 of Pisgah, passed away on Saturday, January 11. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Tuesday, January 14 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with burial in Rosalie Cemetery. Saralyn Beth Welden - 80 of Ider, passed away on Sunday, January 12. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Wednesday, January 15 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel

with burial in Beulah Chapel Cemetery. Jolene York Hughes - 84 of Flat Rock, passed away on Sunday, January 12. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 17 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Carl “Bud� Eugene Guffey III - 43 of Trenton, Ga., passed away on Monday, January 13. Funeral services were held at 1pm on Thursday, January 16 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with burial in Overlook Cemetery.

CROSSVILLE Bonnie Roe Harper - 85 of Crossville, passed away on Tuesday, January 7. Funeral services were held at 11am on Thursday, January 9 at Crossville Memorial Chapel with interment in Lathamville Cemetery.

Memorial Gardens. Viola Lena Coleman - 92 of Collinsville, passed away on Saturday, January 11. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

KERBY Mable Miller - 74 of Pisgah, passed away on Sunday, January 12. Funeral services were held at 3pm on Monday, January 13 at Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

WILSON Gene Thompson - 82 of Fort Payne, passed away on Friday, January 10. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Sunday, January 12 at Wilson Funeral Home with

entombment at Mt. View Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Alfred W. Groghan - 79 of Mentone, passed away on Friday, January 10. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 12 from 12pm to 2pm. Helen Irene Lucas - 96 of Fort Payne, passed away on Sunday, January 12. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Monday, January 13 at First Baptist Church of Fort Payne with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Ellen “Millie� Eberhart Mitchell - 73 of Fort Payne, passed away on Tuesday, January 14. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Thursday, January 16 at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Walker’s Chapel Cemetery.

GERALDINE Georgia Etrulia Roden - 97, formerly of Crossville, passed away on Friday, January 10. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Tuesday, January 14 at Geraldine Funeral Home Chapel with burial in DeKalb

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County Allows Deputies to Drive Vehicles to Church By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: After discussions with the DeKalb County Commission, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has moved to allow our off-duty Deputies to drive their patrol cars to church services. The presence of patrol vehicles at churches during services will act as a deterrent against potential attacks. On-duty deputies will also be encouraged to make regular checks of churches on Sunday in their areas when not responding to a call. In the wake of the recent shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will also be

scheduling training for church security teams. We’re currently working on scheduling these events. If you are a Pastor or Security Coordinator at a church in DeKalb County and would like to take part in the training, please email your information to info@ dekalbcountysheriff.org. Be sure to include your church’s name, location, phone number, and an estimate of people that you would like to take part in the class. We will reach out to you when classes are being scheduled. DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said: “It’s sad that evil is so rampant in our country that these measures are necessary. But we are prepared to take extra steps to make churches in our county as safe as possible.”

PHOTO BY DeKALB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE “Our country was founded upon religious freedom, and part of religious freedom means

feeling safe in your place of worship. While we will do all we can to protect churches in our county

from this evil, we only have so many deputies available. I would encourage all churches

to take part in our training and develop a security plan,” he said.

DSCO Cracks Down on DeKalb County Crime Against Children Man Sentenced

to 21 Months

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Several cases have been made regarding crimes against children in the last month. The charges have ranged from domestic violence due to child abuse and the production of child pornography. On November 27, 2019, Scott Tinker (50 of Flat Rock) and June Tinker (48 of Flat Rock) were booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center on Domestic Violence Charges for abuse of a child. While being booked into jail, marijuana was found in Mrs. Tinker’s purse. Officially, Mr. and Mrs. Tinker were charged with Domestic Violence 3rd Degree. Mrs. Tinker received additional charges of Promoting Prison Contraband and Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree. On Friday, December 20th, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators conducted a search warrant in the 400 block of 3rd Street Southeast in Fort Payne with the ALEA Task Force, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and the Fort Payne Police Department. ICAC had received a tip

(All Photos Provided by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) regarding Child Production of Pornography Pornography. That tip was with Minors. Trammell is forwarded to an currently being held in the Investigator with the DeKalb County Detention DeKalb County Sheriff’s Center on a $50,000.00 Office who is a member of cash bond. More charges the organization. During may be added upon the search, evidence was completion of the recovered that indicated investigation. the suspect had received Last Saturday night and sent images of child (January 13, 2020), pornography. Deputies and Investigators Pedro Antonio responded to a report of Baltazar (24 of Fort Payne) possible child abuse on was charged with County Road 5 in the Dissemination/Display of Collinsville area. Child Pornography and After investigating the Possession of Child incident, John Coy Denney Pornography. Baltazar is (23 of Collinsville) was currently being held in the charged with Child Abuse DeKalb County Detention after an incident involving Center on a $60,000 cash an infant less than bond. one-year-old. The On Friday (January 3, Department of Human 2020), a search was Resources (DHR) is executed on Highway 11 assisting with the case. near Hammondville. There may be more charges DeKalb County Sheriff’s added after the completion Office Investigators of the investigation. received information on Two sex offenders the possible production of have also charged with child pornography. violating the Sex Offender During the course of Registration and conducting the search Notification Act (SORNA). warrant, evidence of the A violation occurs when a crime was found. Jessie person already convicted Trammell (47 of Valley of a sexual offense fails to Head) was charged with meet the requirements of SORNA. On Wednesday, December 27, 2019, Pedro Pascual Jr. (21 of Crossville) was charged for a SORNA violation when it was discovered he was living in a home with children. Pascual became a registered sex offender

after he was charged with Rape 2nd Degree and Sodomy 2nd Degree in April 2018. On the same day, Jonathan Richards (41 of Geraldine) was charged with a SORNA violation for failing to register for six months. Richards was registered as a sex offender after being convicted on an Indecent Exposure charge in Florida. He was also charged for breaking into several vehicles in the Geraldine area shortly before Christmas and remains in the DeKalb County Detention Center. DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden stated of the arrest: “As a county, children are one of our greatest assets to building a better future, and they must be protected at all costs. Abuse, whether sexual, physical, or emotional, can deeply affect a child for a lifetime. That is why these incidents must be taken so seriously.” “I’d like to thank our deputies and investigators for their tireless work on these cases. Knowing that there will be serious consequences in these cases can serve as a deterrence to those thinking about committing future crimes. I’d also like to thank DHR and ICAC for their role in helping with these incidents.”

By Southern Torch Staff BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a DeKalb County man to 21 months in prison for violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Marshal Martin Keely. U.S. District Judge Liles C. Burke sentenced JASON WIENK, 45, to 21 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Weink pled guilty in August for failure to register or update registration in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). “Sexual assault of an innocent child is despicable,” Town said. “Sex offenders who flee to another state, and violate the law by not registering will be caught, will be prosecuted, and will occupy the bed reserved for them in federal prison. We appreciate the investigative work of the U.S. Marshals Service in Alabama and Illinois, and our partnership with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.” According to the plea agreement, Wienk was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Illinois. Such criminal conviction requires Wienk to register as a sex offender for life. Wienk moved across state lines to Alabama and did not register as a sex offender. Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, if a convicted sex offender travels to another state and fails to register as required by law, he/she is subject to federal prosecution that carries penalties of a fine and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years. U.S. Marshals Service for the Northern District of Alabama and Northern District of Illinois along with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Leann White prosecuted the case.


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FRIDAY — JANUARY 17, 2020

HARDWOOD CHAMPIONS

PHOTO BY CHERYL BOYDSTON

Plainview Junior High Girls won the DeKalb County Tournament with a 52-21 win over Fyffe.

Eagles Still Flying High LOCAL BALL SIGN-UPS Fort Payne Youth Baseball / Softball / Tee-Ball registration will open on January 13th and close on February 14th. You can sign up at the Wills Valley Recreation Center. You will need the child's birth certificate and the $65.00 registration fee when you sign up. (No Registration without both of these) Ages 4 - 12, the age control date is January 1st for softball / Tee Ball and May 1st for baseball. By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com On Saturday, January 11 members of the 1959 Pisgah High School Basketball State Championship Team were recognized at the Jackson County Hall of Fame inductions. Pictured are Clinton Graham, Pat Freeman, Winston Jenkins, and Tommy Palmer. Photo courtesy of Matt Palmer.

Rainsville Youth Baseball / Softball / Tee-Ball registration will be held on Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 5pm each day at the Field of Dreams.

LOCAL ATHLETES CONTINUE CAREERS

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

Lauren Womack, of Sylvania High School. signed her letter of intent to continue her softball career with Snead State Community College on Sunday. Lauren is joined by her parents Barbara and Jo Womack.

Garrett Thrash, a recent early graduate of Fyffe High School, signed his letter of intent to continue his football career with Birmingham Southern. Garrett is joined (Front Row, from left to right: Dedra Capps (mother), Garrett Thrash, Heath Trash (father) Back Row: L to R: Dr. Keith Atchley( Director of DeKalb County Schools, Board of Education member Mark Richards, Fyffe Coach Teddy Whitmire, Fyffe Coach Brad Thomas, Eryn Thrash (step-mother)

Coaches! Please send your basketball scores to marla@southerntorch. com to be featured in the online and print editions of Southern Torch!



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