By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On January 30, 2019 around 5:52pm, the Rainsville Police Department was dispatched to County Road 505 in reference to a single car fatality accident. Officers from the Rainsville Police Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s

In celebration of Black History Month (February), the following events are scheduled on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus: On Wednesday, February 6 at 12:00 noon, Campus Christian Ministries will host guest speaker Mr. Kenny Hill, basketball coach from Scottsboro

Basketball Breakdown

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Teams across DeKalb County are gearing up for the Area Tournament that will be held in various places next week.  In Class 1A, Valley Head Varsity Boys hold a 7-13

Special to the Southern Torch RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Get ready to share the magic of the circus with your family, when Loomis Bros. Circus brings their all new 2019 “Circus TraditionsTour” Tour to Rainsville, Alabama on Monday, February 4th and Tuesday,

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • Pictured (L to R): Carol Hiett, Robert Elliot, Mark Richards, Monty Darwin, Dr. Eric Mackey, Dr. Jason Barnett and Randy Peppers. RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, the DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Following the Southern Torch exclusive breaking story concerning misuse of funds at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center (Ag Center), Councilmember Bejan Taheri confirmed that Ag Center Director Mike Sweat has been

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The brand new E-911 Jimmy Wright Emergency Operations Center is now open for business.  On Thursday, the new center welcomed visitors for tours and held a dedication for the new

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Tuesday, January 29th, Investigators & Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office located several items of stolen construction equipment. The equipment was reported stolen from a

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two males were arrested after assaulting a student at approximately 9:30 am this morning at Sylvania School. The two individuals walked to the school after allegedly smoking

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — An incident occurred on Sunday, January 28th that led to a DeKalb County man being charged with Attempted Murder. The incident occurred in the High Point Community