Main Slider

What justifies a high speed chase?

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At last Monday night’s regular meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Councilman Marshall Stiefel praised police chief Johnny Stewart for his quick thinking in a high speed chase last week. “I

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At the Fort Payne City Council meeting on Tuesday (December 20) the council voted to allow conditional logging within the city limits, after passing a measure to ban all logging

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce board of directors named Bill and Judy Ayers its Rainsville Persons of the Year for 2017. The award will be presented at the Chamber’s

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Damaris Gomez, the 16 year old juvenile female that was reported missing on May 20th from Fort Payne of this year has been located in Laredo, Texas. She was located yesterday in Laredo by authorities

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Wednesday December 14 at approximately 2:27 pm, Mr. Clyde William Roden, age 60 of Fort Payne, was arrested for Driving under the Influence of Any Substance. Mr. Roden was waiting in line

PHOTO: Pending approval by the Water Board and DeKalb County Board of Education at the first of the year, the county buses will be able to stay in Fort Payne for another 18 months. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala.—On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 The new Fyffe gym will officially be dedicated to Coach Mike Cochran. Mike Cochran graduated from Fyffe High School in 1979 and earned his college degree and Masters in

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor (Correction from Print: This article was mistakenly listed as written by “Marla Jones, Sports Editor” in our print edition.) tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In the past few months, the DeKalb County Board of Education has

PHOTO: The cast and crew of, “The Dance of the Grizzle.” CAST: Skyler Kasinger (Storyteller), Alex Edge (The Grizzle [Beast]), Emily Adams (The Grizzle [The Girl]), Camron Ballenger (Boy, Villager, Animal, and Forest), Thomas Hartline (Leader of the Villagers, Moonguard,

(Photo: http://www.huddlehouse.com) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. – Huddle up, Rainsville: Huddle House is coming your way.  The iconic neighborhood gathering place known for its round-the-clock breakfast, Southern hospitality and big portions at fair prices announced today it has signed an agreement