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By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Tim Dobson will be one of the ten names on the ballot for the Fort Payne runoff at the beginning of next month on October 4. The regular municipal election

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne City Councilman Randall Ham in an online video earlier this month: According to federal law, railroad overpasses and improvements are not the responsibility of the railroad, they

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This week, the Southern Torch caught up with Lynn Brewer, who’s seeking a Fort Payne council seat on October 4. In our political coverage, we seek to create a forum

PHOTO: Terry Lee McKinney, 60 of Cedar Bluff, was arrested for allegedly killing his handyman last year. (Cherokee County Jail) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com CENTRE, Ala. — Terry McKinney, the Cherokee County man accused of murdering his handyman

PHOTO: Councilman Gerald “Red” Taylor spoke up for first responders at the council meeting last Tuesday night. (Photo by Tyler Pruett) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting, the council debated

The following letter was submitted to the Southern Torch by Fort Payne citizen Dale Jackson Sr. If you have thoughts you would like to be considered for print or posted to our website, send them to tyler@southerntorch.com.  Dear Editor, As

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