By Marla Jones, Reporter  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Many Rainsville residents will notice that work has begun at the Rainsville crossing of Highways 35 and 75. This endeavor is a federal project with eighty percent of the cost coming from

PHOTO: Both Geraldine and Sylvania’s marching bands will be performing at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on October 7, 2018! (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor DEKALB, Ala. — After years of award-winning performances and bringing

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies, Investigators and Sylvania Police Chief Darren Myers have been working together to find two missing vehicle. One of the vehicles

PHOTO: Sign near the old Mentone Springs Hotel, showing festival-goers where to go at last year’s Colorfest. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) Contributed by John Dersham, Executive Director, DeKalb County Tourism  MENTONE, Ala. — A two-day celebration filled with free family

PHOTO: Tammy Soard (47 of Bridgeport) and William Joel Soard (56 of Section) were arrested on drug charges at the Hess Motor Inn in Bridgeport. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)   By Staff Reports  BRIDGEPORT, Ala. — According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s

PHOTO: Law enforcement arrived in Section to serve Katherine Michelle Thrift, 41, two warrants for her arrest. Thrift would end up getting an additional 5 charges when the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office found narcotics at the residence. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15. FRIDAY, October 13 Reported Incidents (10/13) Duty Upon Striking an Unoccupied Vehicle – a fender

PHOTO: Councilman Wade Hill discusses the 2018 Budget before its approval. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at the Bottom) The Fort Payne City Council convened earlier today to pass the

PHOTO: Valley Head battled the Gaylesville Trojans, defeating them 29-2 in region play. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) Marla Jones, Sports Editor VALLEY HEAD, Ala — The Valley Head Tigers won their first Class 1A, Region 6 game on Friday,

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Monday, October 9 – Thursday, October 12. MONDAY, October 9 Reported Incidents (10/9) Theft of Property – Occurred at 601 Greenhill Blvd