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DeKalb BOE approves $150K purchase of 11.6 acres in Rainsville

RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville City Council held a special meeting Monday night to meet with representatives from Rainsville Technology, Inc. (RTI) to formalize the company’s legal agreements with the city regarding an expansion of RTI’s current operation. RTI is the largest

By Dustin Dobbins Randolph County at Fyffe Hello again, football fans.  Fyffe has made it to the state Semifinals for the third consecutive year. Won last year but lost 3 years ago, so let’s look at this year’s game as

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala.—For the third consecutive year the Fyffe Red Devils will compete in the semifinals of the AHSAA Class 2A State Playoffs. The Red Devils face the Randolph County Tigers (13-0) at 7:30 p.m. at

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com McGill kicks off U.S. Senate campaign DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Republican Shadrack McGill from Jackson County held a kickoff rally Tuesday for his U.S. Senate campaign outside the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Scottsboro. McGill

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com With all the media coverage of 2015, it can be hard to believe that the first electoral event for the presidential primaries is almost two months away. Much like seeing Christmas decorations in early November, the

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB CO., Ala.—In Sept. 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying over 100 passengers. The passengers were searching for a chance at religious freedom. After 66 days, anchor was dropped at the tip of Cape Cod.

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Amy Johnson of Addie Kate’s in Fort Payne has set up shop beside The Bookshelf for the holiday season. Johnson and some volunteers are using the building to provide gift wrapping services for anyone

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—Rainsville shoppers took to the Bevill Enrichment Center this past Sat. to get some early Christmas shopping in. The 5th annual Merry Market was held from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. with more than 30

Submitted for publication by the family of the late Maxine Barron: Metta Maxine Culpepper Barron, aged 87, beloved wife of Dr. Marvin L. Barron, died on November 11th at their home in Rainsville, Alabama.  She was born December 1, 1928,