Body of missing DeKalb County woman pulled from lake in Cherokee County
Sarah Jane Ortiz, 20, of Valley Head was reported missing on July 16. Friends and family told authorities she never returned home July 14. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris now reports a body found in Weiss Lake in Leesburg late Friday has been identified as Ortiz.
Bobby Ray Jackson, 42, of Fort Payne
Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant in Fort Payne and arrested Bobby Ray Jackson, 42, of Fort Payne and Tina Hodge, 45, of Fort Payne: Jackson - five counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substance and Hodge was charged with one count of unlawful distribution of controlled substance Nick Johnson, 24, of Valley Head, Judy Doss, ... (more)
Valley Head Volunteer Fire Department gets replacement truck after old one destroyed in storms
Valley Head officials received a new KMC 5-ton pumper/tanker truck from the Alabama Forestry Commission Friday to replace the one destroyed by flooding during the storms on April 29. Fire Chief Will Blackburn said in a media statement the DeKalb County department lost several pieces of equipment in those storms, including the tanker trucks.