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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Full video of September 27’s Fort Payne City Council meeting. John Dersham of the DeKalb County Tourist Association discusses funding for the upcoming fiscal year and the importance of Amendment 2 for state

This weekend Oct.1st and 2nd at the Rainsville Agriculture Center, The North Alabama Hunting and Fishing Classic kicks off. We at Southern Torch will be set up at our booth ready to meet the fans and vendors from all over.

PHOTO: Rainsville City Council candidate Marshall Stiefel. (Photo by Tyler Pruett) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Incumbent Joey Graham and Marshall Stiefel will be on the ballot for the Rainsville runoff for City Council Place 1.

PHOTO: One of Fort Payne’s new fire engines at Station No. 1 By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Fire Department and Chief Don Fischer have recently added two new fire engines to the

PHOTO: Colonel William Newton Estes was the highest ranking officer to serve in the Civil War from DeKalb County. He was killed at Chickamauga Creek in Georgia. (Photo contributed by S.C.V Camp #1824) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE,

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Be sure to check out this week’s edition of the Southern Torch for print-only content such as a schedule of all the fair events and daily specials, a Question and Answer session with Rainsville

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.— Thanks to the hard work of the Collinsville Historical Association (CHA) less than one week from today, the Cricket Theatre in Collinsville will open its doors to the public for the first time

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Fort Payne Fire Chief Don Fischer announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the city’s fire department recently made a significant equipment upgrade with the purchase of two brand new fire trucks. Fischer

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— The Rainsville City Council met Monday and discussed the status of a number of current and future city improvement projects and the associated cost of the city’s plan to renovate the old Weekly

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com After almost a year and a half of delays and legal wrangling, former Fyffe High School Boys Basketball Coach Neal Thrash could finally soon get his day in court. Earlier this week the Alabama Supreme