By Kalie Davis, Staff Writer kalie@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala– Christmas Parades are a fun way for a town to come together and celebrate the opening of the Christmas season. The towns in DeKalb County will soon be hosting their annual Christmas

(Photo: http://www.huddlehouse.com) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. – Huddle up, Rainsville: Huddle House is coming your way.  The iconic neighborhood gathering place known for its round-the-clock breakfast, Southern hospitality and big portions at fair prices announced today it has signed an agreement

Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — After a year hiatus, the Santa Dash returns to kickoff the 2016 Rainsville Christmas Parade on December 10, 2016 at 4 pm. The first year’s race was such a success that a race

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, December 2– Sunday, December 4. FRIDAY, December 2 Reported Incidents (12/2) Theft of Property – Occurred at 813 Sanders Ave NE, Christmas ornaments

By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council met on December 6 and voted on a request for an appropriation for the Wills Valley Shootout Basketball Tournament and a street light request for Valhalla Road. The council then

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. – The Rainsville City Council convened at their new time of 4:15 pm (workshop) and 5:00 pm (regular meeting) at the Rainsville City Annex. Citizen Sonjia Pittman and Debbie Garner addressed the council during the work

By Kalie Davis, Staff Writer kalie@southerntorch.com SECTION, Ala. – The holiday season always brings along with it plenty of cheerful and exciting festivities. On Saturday, December 10, Something Borrowed Vintage Wedding & Event Rentals will host its Holiday Open House

Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have lifted the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall

PHOTO: The Pine Ridge Cafe, located between Fort Payne and Rainsville on old Highway 35, will close it’s doors on December 16. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.om PINE RIDGE, Ala. — The Pine Ridge

PHOTO: The Fort Payne City Council voted to seek an Attorney General’s opinion in an ongoing dispute with the DeKalb County Commission over housing inmates. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At