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PHOTO: Rep. Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) announces early endorsements in the race for Senate District 10, which covers Etowah County and parts of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties. Butler qualified to run for the seat earlier this month. (Mack

PHOTO: A year ago, Crossville High School was designated a, “failing school” by the Alabama Department of Education. This year, they’ve rebounded off the list. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — At Thursday night’s

PHOTO: Alabama Senator Greg Albritton (R – Range), released a statement yesterday explaining his bill, SB 13, which seeks to eliminate most of the state’s role in marriages. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Alabama Senator Greg Albritton (R – Range)

PHOTO: Bradley DaKota Bell (far left) and Jennifer Lawson (middle left) were charged on Thursday in connection to a kidnapping and assault in Ider. Deputies also found a stolen vehicle during the investigation. Billy Helton (middle right) and Hannah Kessler (far

PHOTO: Benjamin Rogers (28 of Fort Payne) and Taylor Nicole Rogers (26 of Fort Payne) were arrested for child endangerment and meth related charges last Thursday after their children were found walking down the road.  (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By

PHOTO: Skyler Ray Bennett (26 of Boaz) was arrested last Monday after the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen, stating that Bennett had child porn on his cell phone and a search warrant was executed. (DeKalb County

PHOTO: Thirteen (no photo available for one) were arrested last Thursday during a drug raid in Bryant. Those arrested were: [Left to Right] Erica Castleberry (30 of Higdon), Gabriel Starkey (18 of Rainsville), Heather Harrison (29 of Trenton, Ga), Hannah

PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department seized 5 ounces of “spice,” or synthetic marijuana in separate incidents this week. The substances was banned in Alabama back in 2011 when it was discovered to be dangerous. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala.— (Live Feed at the Bottom) The DeKalb County Board of Education meets for it’s first work session and meeting of 2018. The work session began at 4 pm, and the meeting starts 5 pm. Superintendent

PHOTO: District 3 DeKalb County Board of Education Member Jeff Williams has announced he will be seeking re-election in 2018. District 3 includes Plainview, Ruhama, and the DeKalb County Technology Center. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala — Yesterday,