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PHOTO: Former DeKalb County Superintendent John Richard Land, age 76 of Rainsville, passed away last Friday. Land served from June 1997 until June 2001. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Friday, DeKalb County lost a

PHOTO: The “Pavilion” Concept for the Old Mapco Building on the corner of Gault Avenue and Highway 35. The new city building will serve as a welcome center for the city. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor 

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com   RAINSVILLE, Ala.— A dump truck hauling asphalt milling overturned on Garrett Street on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. According to Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith, weather was a factor.  “The ground was soft due to

(File Photo) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Live Video) Watch Live as the Fort Payne City Council meets for their Tuesday, April 17th Meeting. Listed Agenda items from Today’s Meeting: Citizen Participation: – Jennifer McCurdy, Director of

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Scroll down for full video of the 2018 Southern Torch DeKalb County Candidates Forum; broken down by individual races! For DeKalb County Board of Education, Place 3, Incumbent Jeff Williams answers questions with opponent

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Video) Watch Live as the Rainsville City Council meets for their Monday, April 16th meeting and workshop! The video will be available on YouTube immediately after

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PHOTO: Junior Pascual Pedro, 20 of Kilpatrick, came into sexual contact with two female juveniles in the past three months. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On April 11th, the DeKalb County

PHOTO: Ava Jacobs with her family at today’s signing held at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, Ava Jacobs of Plainview signed an Academic and Softball scholarship

PHOTO: Robert Crum and his father, Matt, receives a proclamation from Mayor Chuck Ables at this week’s meeting of the Geraldine Town Council. (Contributed Photo) Contributed by The Town of Geraldine   GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Town Council met on

PHOTO: Photo from the groundbreaking on Monday at Google’s new data center in Bridgeport!  (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com BRIDGEPORT, Ala. — On Monday, Google broke ground on a new facility right here in our backyard! Governor Kay Ivey,