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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

PHOTO: Volunteers came together with the Fort Payne Police Department, The Center For Search and Investigations (CFSI) and Bikers Urban Response Needed (BURN) to search for any clues in the disappearance of 16 year old Damaris Gomez. (Tyler Pruett |

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Amendment Number One on the ballot for DeKalb County on Nov. 8 seeks to end special elections for vacant positions. If the amendment passes, vacant positions will be filled by

PHOTO: The hole in the Quinn building, next to Fort Payne Fire Station No. 2 By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum, at 4:42 on Wednesday morning, Fort Payne

PHOTO: Smoke fills the Martha’s Falls area of Little River Canyon. (Photo by Tyler Pruett)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com BROOMTOWN, Ala. — High winds and dry conditions resulted in the fire at Little River Canyon spreading on Saturday.

Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — When Roger and Deana Wigley bought their property on Blue Pond Road in Sylvania, their desire was to have a family gathering space for their children and grandchildren to enjoy. Never once

Contributed by John Dersham, Executive Director DeKalb County Tourism FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Beautiful weather, clear skies, some nice fall colors, and a whole lot of visitors and locals came out last weekend for the 35th Annual Mentone Colorfest. Fall season