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By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—The 2016 DeKalb County VFW Spring Fling fair is in town this week. The fair will run from April 26  through April 30 and gates will open at 5 p.m. each night. .

Featured image: Dekalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow (right) and District II Commissioner Derek Caldwell (left) present plaques to local scouts (Photo by Tyler Pruett). By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Dekalb County Commission held their regularly

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com Dr. John Morgan contributed to this article, photos by Dr. John Morgan COLLINSVILLE, Ala.— The Collinsville Historical Association (CHA) held their 2016  Annual Meeting, last weekend at Cricket Theatre at 2 p.m. CHA holds an

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— A men’s bible study group from Collinsville Baptist Church is organizing the community to pack 100,000 meals for starving children in third world countries. Collinsville Baptist Church Youth Director Luke Laney is directing the

For immediate release—April 26, 2016 The Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Northeast Alabama Community College was recently recognized and awarded for achievement at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention held in National Harbor, MD, on April 7-9, 2016.

April 30-May 1: Tennessee Cowboy Mounted Shooters Competition– Northeast Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. April 30: Fifth Alabama Brass Band and Sacred Harp Singers– Dekalb Theatre in Fort Payne at 2 p.m. Admission is Free. May 1 – 8: Hope Puppets

Contributed by Southern Torch Wedding Giveaway winner Charity Hester You know that saying people say in a clumsy attempt to lend comfort to a friend during a breakup or relationship fail?   “If you love somebody, let them go, for

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, with a 30-2 vote, the Alabama Senate moved to protect the sanctity of human life by prohibiting the abortion of unborn children by dismemberment. This practice is common in late-term abortions. The Unborn

Featured image: Scoutmaster Don Brown, with his newest Eagle Scouts and the Dekalb County Commission (Photo by Tyler Pruett) By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Five scouts from Dekalb County were honored at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled commission meeting for

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By Diego Reynoso diego@southerntorch.com I know it has been a while since I last wrote to all of you. I apologize for that. I have been busy since the last column I wrote. Let’s start from the beginning. In March