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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—The Southern Torch announced yesterday that their newspaper would be moving from a Thursday publication to a Friday publication starting this week. Southern Torch Publisher Joseph Morgan said the decision to move from Thursdays to Fridays was made to accommodate an increase

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.— Collinsville teacher, Coach Josh Burrell, was driving on the morning of Apr. 16 when his car hit a metal pole. Burrell was pronounced dead at the scene, but his memory will live on forever.

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By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— 13-year-old Bryson Richey was having one last back-to-school get together with his friends on Aug. 4 before starting back as a 7th grader at Plainview on Aug. 6. Richey, along with friends Jacob Henderson,

Hello to all! Like everyone else in our area, we at Northeast are very excited about Google announcing that they will build a $600 million Data Center at Widow’s Creek in Jackson County. Construction on the facility will begin in

As the 2015 Legislative Session wraps up, here is a highlight reel of what went on in Montgomery this spring. Education Budget – For the first time in many years, the legislature unanimously passed the budget to fund public education

The DeKalb County Technology Center and Volkswagen have entered into a historical partnership that could change the economic landscape of the region. “This industry partnership with a Global Automotive Powerhouse like Volkswagen will hopefully attract more business and industry to

August 28 – Southern Torch releases the Preseason Power Rankings: Fyffe Plainview Geraldine Collinsville Sylvania Valley Head Crossville Ider August 29 – Fyffe (1-0) hammers Geraldine in the season opener, 38-7.   September 25 – Fyffe (5-0) hangs a 60-burger

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala., May 8 — Landscape installers, maintenance professionals and homeowners are encouraged to be on the lookout for Boxwood Blight, following detection of the devastating disease in newly installed landscape plants across Alabama. “Once infected boxwoods are planted