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Local Ties to International Icon

By Zach Hester, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — As the world reels from a weeklong mourning of Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds, a

FirstOn Socks

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — If you’re stopping by Boom Days this weekend in downtown

Schools awarded for Reading Growth

By Zach Hester, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) announced the 50 schools

Thompson receives Rotarian award

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville resident Lelon “Doc” Thompson was recently awarded the Honorable Rotarian Award

DCTC to serve on National SREB Committee

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. —Recently, the DeKalb County Career Tech Director Jonathan Phillips and DeKalb County Technology Center’s

Kirkland Retires

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Longtime Rainsville Postmaster Pam Kirkland has announced that Friday, August 31 will

Giving Muscular Dystrophy ‘The Boot’

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, August 4, the Fort Payne Fire Department kicked off

Like Father, Like Son

PHOTO: Haggard will pay tribute to his late father at the DeKalb Theatre in Fort Payne on Friday, August 10.

NACC begins fall registration

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Registration for the fall semester at Northeast Alabama Community College is fast approaching. Early

Winner Winner Catfish Dinner!

PHOTO: Judges visited Mentone’s Green Leaf Grill and named chef/owner Jimmy Rogers as Bama’s Best Catfish Champion! Pictured from left to