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By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—People across Alabama and throughout most of the eastern United States experienced a very warm, soggy Christmas this year. No area of the state was able to avoid the massive rainfall, but which hit

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce has chosen D.L. Stiefel as its next Rainsville Person of the Year. The award will be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting in January. The Chamber has recognized an

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Last week the city of Fort Payne was designated a Valley Sustainable Silver Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) after the city completed  a number of sustainability initiatives as a part of TVA’s Valley

DeKalb Ambulance Service (DAS) Director Mark Ford presents a check to Cancer Care Center Administrator Geri Monroe. DAS and Cancer Care Center of DeKalb have partnered together to raise money for cancer research.

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Starting on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 Alabama organizations who are exempt from paying sales tax are required to have a universal sales tax exemption form with a valid expiration date. In the past, many different forms

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB CO., Ala.—One of the biggest New Year’s traditions is making a New Year’s resolution. Some of us may make the same ones each year because they were easily broken, or you may make new ones

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church It was the last lesson he taught me.  His name was Dr. Nolan Fowler.  He was one of those teachers who teach us and then teach us about life. He taught American

By Megan Blansit Founder of The Beautiful Movement – a youth ministry for high school girls. For more information, visit The Beautiful Movement’s Facebook page, where I post the time, place, and activity for each month Well friends, 2015 is

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB CO., Ala.—The year is dwindling down and people are already making preparations for next year. The new year won’t officially begin until Thursday and there are several places in the county that are offering places

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Residents in DeKalb County now have an opportunity to help out families that are in poverty around the world. Auburn University sophomore Tyler Fraebel has teamed up with Fort Payne Footworks to collect shoes