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By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Chief Randy Bynum states: On July 9, Fort Payne Police Officers were advised of an active felony warrant with the offender possibly being in the Fort Payne area. Officers spotted a vehicle in the area

Contributed by Jennifer McCurdy • Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce held our After Hours at Manitou Cave of Alabama last Thursday. What an adventurous After Hours. Annette Reynolds, founder and steward

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 10. DeKalb County Road Department Superintendent Tom Broyles said that the weather was cooperating and work was

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Heath Vincent, Head Coach for the Valley Head Tigers Varsity Football Team. Vincent lives in Hammondville and is an alumnus of Fort

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — For my third stop of Inside The Huddle, I went to Valley Head to watch the Tigers in action under the direction of new Head Coach Heath Vincent. Winners

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow has been elected Chairman of the Board of Director of County Risk Services Inc. (CRS), a non-profit corporation that will provide administrative and support services for Alabama’s county

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 28, 2018. Sally Wheat, Principal of Wills Valley Elementary School and Brian Jett, Principal of Fort Payne High School

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Videos Below)The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018. Chuck Chitwood addressed the Council regarding the Chavies Bridge project and the recent bid opening where Miller

PHOTO: (Nathaniel Ledbetter for Alabama House of Representatives) By Staff Reports In a campaign finance report filed today with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office, Alabama State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville) verified that his reelection campaign received

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Nick Ledbetter, Head Coach for the Plainview Bears Varsity Football Team. Ledbetter is a Rainsville native and alumnus of Plainview High School.