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PHOTO: Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler has remained outspoken on the issue of wasteful spending in Montgomery and the alleged corruption of former-Governor Robert Bentley. (Jim Zeigler | Twitter) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Recently, some have voiced concerns

PHOTO:  The DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Jason Barnett discuss the possibility of purchasing a new special needs bus. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com (Full Video at the bottom) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At last

PHOTO: The Children’s section of the Rainsville Public Library. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Sign-ups for the Rainsville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins Monday, May 1st and runs through Thursday, June

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, Apr. 21 – Sunday, Apr. 23. FRIDAY, April 21 Reported Incidents (4/21) Theft of Property – Occurred at Wal-Mart, a flashlight

PHOTO: After a statewide gas tax fails, Montgomery comes up with a new bill to allow the tax to be enacted at the county level. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — While the gas tax bill

(PHOTO: Michael Peterson/U.S. Air Force) VIDEO: Early morning launch of a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile this morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (30th Space Wing, U.S. Air Force) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE,

PHOTO: The memorial to commemorate those that lost their lives, located at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “The sixth item is that I’ve requested that

PHOTO: Jesse Pittman and Brody Henderson, students at Geraldine High School, help unload recently donated golf supplies. (Keith Atchley | DeKalb County Schools) Contributed by DeKalb County Schools FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Mrs. Elaine Lands, a Fort Payne resident, recently contacted DeKalb County Schools

PHOTO: According to the Blake Volunteer Fire Department, three firefighters were treated at the scene for over-exhaustion. The homeowner, who was thought to still be in the structure, thankfully made it out and is ok. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, April 17 – Thursday, April 20. MONDAY, April 17 Reported Incidents (4/17) Theft of Property – Occurred at Wal-Mart, safety glasses,