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By B.A. Little, Account Executive SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Tennessee Valley welcomed Marshall Space Flight Center Associate Director Steve Miley to the Goose Pond Civic Center on August 21 to speak about making the connections that lead to contracts with

By Steve Flowers, AL Political Columnist As we say goodbye to the summer of 2019, allow me to reminisce with you and indeed commemorate more than likely a summer exactly 50 years ago that was undoubtedly the most momentous summer

Weddings…Optional

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Traditionally, to be legally married in the State of Alabama, you must be married by a judge or an ordained minister. However, thanks to a new law enacted by

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats defeated the Pell City Panthers 28-13 in their season opener. With 8:52 left in the first quarter,  Pell City were the first to put points

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — The Bulldogs came out as the victor against Crossville in the 98th Battle of Skirum Creek on Saturday night. The Bulldogs struck early when DJ Graham made the connection to

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Tanya Haney Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers started celebrating their 100th season early with a 50-6 win over the Plainview Bears on Friday night.  Kaleb Jones started the scoring

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Two suspects are in custody regarding the fire at Mike’s Tire in Crossville last week.  The two were caught on surveillance camera attempting to

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Northeast Alabama drivers and motorists across the state will now pay more for gasoline beginning next week as a new tax takes effect. The Rebuild Alabama Act levies an additional phased

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 28. DeKalb County Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett received his annual evaluation from the Board. He

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) will host a town hall next month in Rainsville.  The event will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 6pm at Northeast Alabama Community College in Lecture