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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has issued a Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service (NWS) for late tonight Wednesday, March 30 through the night of Thursday, March 31, 2016. Reports indicate that several rounds

      MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Rebekah Caldwell Mason, top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, announced Wednesday in a statement through the governor’s press office that she would be resigning immediately. “I have resigned as Senior Political Advisor to Governor Bentley

Beason’s Barber Shop visited by Jett Williams, Alabama Tourism on Tuesday By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Jett Williams, daughter of legendary country music star Hank Williams, visited Beason’s Barber Shop in Fort Payne on Tuesday as one of

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala.—A 1-year-old boy died on Wednesday in a tragic drowning in a backyard goldfish pond outside his family’s DeKalb County home off of County Road 29 in Crossville. A representative from the coroner’s office

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala— In a strange sequence of events on Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley admitted to making inappropriate comments to long-time staffer and advisor Rebekah Mason. The secretly recorded phone conversations were made public by the former

Torch finalizes distribution agreements with Walmart, Walgreens and Dollar General From the Editor: By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com Dear Readers, Last week Southern Torch reached an exciting social media milestone: 5,000 Likes on Facebook. I would like to

Shave and a Haircut

Hank Williams’ final trip included stop at Fort Payne, Ala., barber shop just hours before he died Note from the Editor: This article was written by Randy Grider, and originally appeared in Lookout Alabama magazine in the fall of 2013

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March 25: Good Friday Celebration – Come enjoy great music with the Gold City Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  Advanced tickets are $12 and $15 at the door at Dekalb Theatre in Fort Payne. 256-996-8910 or 256-459-4769 March 25: Jess

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala— Since opening it’s doors in 2012, Kamama has been considered the cultural hub of Mentone. Meaning “butterfly” in the native Cherokee language, the business and the building itself has seen a metamorphosis over the