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By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — DISH recently recognized Cable Time as the 2019 Retailer of the Year, DISH’s highest honor for businesses that demonstrate excellence in performance and customer experience.  This is a coveted prize given to the top

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office have been involved in several pursuits this week. On Monday night around 12 am, a high speed

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a controversial bill that would effectively ban abortions in the State of Alabama. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will bring his 2020 presidential campaign to Alabama on Sunday, May 19. Sanders will host a rally in Birmingham at Kelly Ingram Park, which is set to

By Staff Reports With the help of workforce funding and local support, Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has begun a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) program.  Key to the local support was the donation of a tractor truck by local businessman

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Sheriff’s Office made many drug related arrests this week.  Around 9:30 pm Tuesday night (May 7, 2019), Drug Task Force

40 Years of Service

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — Attorney Patrick H. Tate was honored for forty years of service as Valley Head’s municipal town attorney at this week’s meeting of the Valley Head Town Council.  From the Mayor and

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At Tuesday’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, the Council presented a retirement plaque to David Wright in appreciation for his many years of service with the Fort

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) At Monday night’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Councilmember Bejan Taheri made the motion to suspend funding for the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce.

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Beginning this fall, DeKalb County students interested in a career in law enforcement will be able to take Criminal Justice classes through the DeKalb