Posts From Southern Torch

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The long-awaited outside audit for fiscal year 2017 for the City of Rainsville has recently been released. The fiscal year ended on September 30, 2017. Gant & Croft Associates reported

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Southern Torch requested and has now received financial documents and records from the City of Rainsville and the Public Building Authority (PBA), the entity that owns the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center.

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission honored retiring Judge Randall Cole at their regular meeting this week. At the time of him leaving officer, Cole was the longest-serving judge in the entire

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 21.  During the meeting, Councilmember Brandon Freeman brought forth the need for microphones to be added to the


By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • MENTONE, Ala. — After much anticipation, Cloudmont Ski Resort, the only ski slope in Alabama, opened on Monday, January 21.  The recent days of below freezing temperatures enabled the resort to make snow and

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Sunday, Rainsville lost one of its most beloved and oldest citizens.  Sibyl Blackwell, 100 of Rainsville, passed away on  January 20, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She celebrated her 100th birthday last

By Zach Hester, Reporter • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At the 52nd Annual Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Banquet, the Chamber honored Rodney Williams as Person of the Year and Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) as the Business of the Year. The By Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter • (Photo by Rick Gershon, Getty Images) The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear its first gun rights case in almost a decade. The justices will decide whether a New York City ordinance which strictly regulates the possession and transportation of handguns outside the

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Friday night, January 19th, DeKalb County Deputies, Investigators, and Drug Task Force, with the help of several other law enforcement agencies, conducted a saturation of the By Chris White | Energy Reporter Democratic Sen. Doug Jones’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s wall is threatening to torpedo the Alabama lawmaker’s re-election bid in 2020, and Democrats in the state say he’s a “dead man walking.” Jones, who barely defeated Republican