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Tossing Two Tassels

By Zach Hester, Reporter zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — As graduations across the nation happen around this time of year, outgoing high school seniors are looking forward to that moment when they get to move the tassel perched on their caps

Hope in the Storm

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Plainview Lady Bears softball team stepped onto the field in hopes of bringing the blue State Championship trophy home to Rainsville. In the first game of

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at the Bottom) The Fort Payne City Council met on Thursday, May 17, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting. In March, the Council agreed to the issue of 45 million dollars

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office want to let the citizens of DeKalb County know that the rumors circulating on social media are just that a rumor. There has only

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the Fort Payne Police Department:  The Fort Payne Police Departments Detective Division continues to investigate leads on a home invasion that occurred on the west side of town on May 10, 2018. There

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video Below) At the May 22, 2018  meeting of the DeKalb County Commission, the Commission approved the resolution to make July 20-22, 2018 the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. “Of course,

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Convicted murderer Judith Ann Neelley was denied a chance at parole at her scheduled hearing on Wednesday morning. Neelley had previously been convicted for the rape and murder of Lisa Ann Millican in 1982.

Accident Claims Life

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com HENAGAR, Ala. — On Monday May 21, 2018, at approximately 1:17 p.m., the Henagar Police Department responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Alabama Highway 40 & Alabama Highway 75 in Henagar. According

By Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Walgreens recently purchased 1,932 locations across the country from Rite Aid. “As announced last October, we will be closing some store locations to help ensure we have the right stores in the right locations