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By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Last week, lawmakers in Montgomery reached a compromise on the allocation of the approximately $1 billion in settlement funds that BP is due to the state after the disastrous Deepwater Horizon

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 13. After minutes from the last meeting were approved, the commission approved the posting for a job as

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Sheriff’s deputies in rural counties across Alabama and the country are often faced with late night patrols in remote areas, alone, with the closest backup being miles away. While a

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com Since the events September 11, 2001, it’s become a part of life to pay remembrance of the lives lost on that day. Most of us remember exactly where we were and what we were

By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Fort Payne will be celebrating its 11th annual Boom Days festival from September 15-17. According to Maurey Roberts, there will be a wide range of exciting events and activities taking

By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — At this year’s Mule Day festival in Ider, I was privileged enough to get to take part in a vintage baseball game with a club from Huntsville. While I’ve read books

Nakia Reynoso, DeKalb native and “Voice” contestant performing with the Barton Hills Choir (Photo by Jennifer Nichols) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com AUSTIN, TX. — Contestant from “The Voice,” and DeKalb County native Nakia Reynoso is slated to perform

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Bryson Richey (#11) breaks up a Sand Rock play in his comeback on Tuesday night. (Photo by Marla Jones, Sports Editor) Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—On September 6, 2016 Bryson Richey stepped back on the field as not

Fort Payne City Council extends logging moratorium By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “It’s going to take some cooperative work and it’s not something that’s going to be immediate in nature,” said Fort Payne City Attorney

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Watch the full length video of Rainsville’s September 6 council meeting.