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By Sam Hughes sam@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— On Thursday, Nov. 5, the DeKalb Economic Development Authority and the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 4th annual ‘Made In DeKalb’ Expo. This event features manufacturers government entities and other businesses

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Ninth District Attorney Mike O’Dell is hosting a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day for Dekalb and Cherokee Counties today at the JSU Little River Canyon Center. The event, sponsored by O’Dell’s office in conjunction with Cherokee County

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Collinsville High School will soon have a new girls soccer team to complement what is already a very strong boys program. They received clearance last week from the DeKalb County Board of Education to

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Thirteen-year-old Bryson Richey was a 3-sport athlete; participating in baseball, football, and basketball at Plainview School when a tragic ATV accident led to the amputation of his left leg. To embody Bryson’s competitive spirit,

FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Grab your costume because it is time for Desoto State Park to host its annual Halloween event, Spookapalooza, Oct. 30-November 1, 2015. Spookapalooza, which is free to the public, will feature Halloween-themed activities for all ages. “This

November 1 Spookapalooza Critter Show Join Naturalist Mandy Pearson to discover some of the native creatures of Alabama (as well as non-natives) in this fun uncaged presentation. Meet some live critters!  Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com Tomorrow night will be a busy night in DeKalb County as communities and organizations throughout the region host a variety of events for children and adults of all ages to celebrate Halloween. The following is a

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala.— South DeKalb Celebrate Recovery, who offers ‘Hope for hurts, habits, and hang-ups,’ launches Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Skirum United Methodist Church, 2999 County Road 20, Crossville, AL., 35962. Meetings will be each Tuesday

Mind Your Elders

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church They’ve been singing together since the ‘50s.  But probably not this exact group of fifteen.  Plus a piano player.  And recruits from the congregation. They are the Singing Seniors. They sing from