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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Live Video on our Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 17, 2018. The Council approved the $4.3 million proposed budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Live Video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 18. During the work session, City Attorney Rocky Watson addressed the Council on road

Class 2A Rivalry

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Amy Thrash) COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — In a game talked about all across DeKalb County, the Fyffe Red Devils defeated the Collinsville Panthers, 54-24. The Collinsville Panthers took the first lead of the

BOE approves budget

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Videos on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 13, 2018. During the workshop session, Anthony Cooper presented the final budget

Contributed by The Town of Geraldine GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Town Council met Monday, September 10 for their regular monthly meeting. The Council voted to adopt the 2018-2019 budget as presented after the Mayor and Council had worked on it

By Marla Jones, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 11. The Commission discussed the Boozer Bridge Land Agreement between the Commission and the City of Rainsville. In exchange

By Zach Hester, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — As the world reels from a weeklong mourning of Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds, a local business is holding tight onto a small piece of history that they shared with the ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Smokey and

Home Invasion May 5, 2018 8:52 pm 911 Dispatch received a call about a Burglary and Possible Sexual Abuse that occurred in the vicinity of 4th Street NW Officers made contact with the male and female homeowners that told about

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Pam Simpson has announced that she will seek reelection to another term. Simpson said she feels her experience makes her uniquely qualified for the job. “My experience is unmatched

By Zach Hester, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) announced the 50 schools across the state that will be recognized for their achievement in showing the most improvement in last year’s 3rd grade