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PHOTO: Dr. Jason Barnett delivers victory speech at the DeKalb County Courthouse after winning the race for Superintendent. (Photo by Tyler Pruett)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — With 52 of 53 precincts reporting,  Dr. Jason Barnett

PHOTO: Judge Jeremy Taylor swears in Rainsville’s new council and mayor last night. (Photo by Tyler Pruett) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In a special council meeting held Monday night at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center,

PHOTO: The Rainsville Veteran’s Memorial will be unveiled on Veterans Day (this Friday) at 12:00 pm. The four flag poles in the background will feature flags from each branch of service. (Photo by Tyler Pruett)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Many citizens may look at the ballot tomorrow, and wonder, “just what are these amendments?” 14 amendments will appear on the ballot statewide, and Amendment One will appear on the DeKalb

PHOTO: Candidates for DeKalb County Superintendent, Jason Barnett and Bill Monroe, took the stage at Sylvania High School to answer questions on issues important to voters. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Two

Rainsville Chamber Chatter, October 28, 2016 We’re here to help anyway we can! Contributed by Tim Eberhart, Executive Director RAINSVILLE, Ala. — There was a time, quite a few years ago now, when the Chamber fielded dozens of phone calls

The Hope Chapter

The Hope Chapter Marla Jones, Staff Reporter marla@southerntorch.com “So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!” Psalm 31:24 Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign in October to help raise awareness of

From Darkness to Light By Diego Reynoso, Operations Manager diego@southerntorch.com It has been awhile since I’ve reached out to the readers and followers of my journey. As I have mentioned before in my writings, I will have to do some

PHOTO: Representative Will Ainsworth (R-Guntersville) and Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) were named outstanding 2016 State Representative and Senator by the Alabama Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Council on Thursday. (Will Ainsworth)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — In a ceremony

PHOTO: Governor Bentley with Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter, Valley Head Mayor Kenneth Hammond, Councilman Scott Gifford, and Senator Steve Livingston. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley visited Northeast