PHOTO: Run for Uganda was once again, a big success! By Marla Jones, Sports Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Despite the bad weather, runners from across the state, came to participate in the Run for Uganda on March 17, 2018 sponsored by the Rainsville

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor ELECTRIC, Ala. — The Fort Payne Weightlifting Team showed what they were made of with a clean sweep at the State Weightlifting meet held recently at Elmore County High School. The Wildcats were named the 6A

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor SYLVANIA, Ala. — First State Bank will host the 7th annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Relay for Life at the DeKalb Lake in Sylvania, Alabama.   The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. on


PHOTO: After devastating tornadoes ravaged the university, the Northeast corner of Alabama is uniting to help rebuild this college town. (All photos courtesy of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Marla Jones, Reporter JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — After a set of devastating storms on Monday

PHOTO: Councilmember Byrum made the motion for new signs to be placed on or near the Rainsville Welcome Signs. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video of the Meeting at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council

PHOTO: Member’s of Emily Colvin’s family, Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), Governor Kay Ivey (R), Rep. Nathanial Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), and Rep. Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant). (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Late last week,

(Fort Payne Police Department | Fort Payne 911) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Fort Payne 911, in conjunction with the Fort Payne Police Department, will be collecting cases of water to take to the Jacksonville first responders for distribution to

PHOTO: The beer coolers and wine selection at DeSoto Seafood and Brews, which recently opened in Fort Payne. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a 3-1 (1 Abstained) vote today, the Fort

PHOTO: Alert graphic from the National Weather Service regarding today’s severe weather potential. (National Weather Service – Huntsville) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — About an hour ago, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for DeKalb County, Cherokee

PHOTO: Mugshot of Brian David Boersma (48 of Decatur) after his October 2017 arrest. By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Decatur man pleaded guilty today in federal court to kidnapping and child sex-trafficking charges as part of a detailed