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PHOTO: Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon and House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter will be holding a rally to support Rep. Tommy Hanes next Thursday in Scottsboro. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Alabama House of Representatives Speaker

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: Between the dates of April 10 and April 12, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigators, Deputies alongside the DeKalb County Drug Task Force executed distribution of

PHOTO: Walter Leroy Moody Jr., age 83, was executed last night in Atmore, Alabama for the 1989 murder of11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Robert S. Vance. (Npr.org) By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The State of Alabama last night

PHOTO: Alabama Education Association (AEA) Executive Director Darryl Sinkfield recognizing Mary Jo Chandler for her service. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video and Agenda at the Bottom) During the workshop portion of last

PHOTO: Earlier today, U.S. Senator Doug Jones held a conference call with rural news outlets regarding efforts to combat the opioid crisis. We asked him how the federal government can help local law enforcement deal with the issue. (Tyler Pruett

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Katherine Michelle Thrift (41 of Section), Kirstie Breanne Thrift (19 of Section), Jeremy Christopher Robert (18 of Section), and James Anthony Jabley, Jr. (28 of Section) were arrested after a male subject kicked in a door on

PHOTO: Rainsville Councilman Rickey Byrum challenges Southern Torch reporting regarding the road paving project at the crossing. (Marla Jones | Reporter) By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Video)  The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Several area teams have made the cut for the first round pairings of the AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs. Congratulations to the following teams for making it this far, and good

PHOTO: (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Public Library announced their Summer Reading Program for this year. It will begin on Tuesday, May 1 and run through Monday, June 4. This year’s theme is

PHOTO: Fort Payne City employee Tony ‘Buck’ Keef is challenging longtime District III County Commissioner Chris Kuykendall in the June 2018 Republican Primary. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.  — Tony ‘Buck’ Keef is challenging