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By: Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Last week, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his second campaign stop in Alabama. Trump spoke for nearly an hour, reiterating his plans to “make America great again.” The crowd of several thousand supporters seemed to hang

By: Tyler Pruett GUNTERSVILLE, Ala.—The Marco Rubio for President campaign made its first stop in the Yellowhammer state Tuesday afternoon in Guntersville. Speaking to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters, the senator from Florida laid out his plans for a better

                    Fort Payne vs. Etowah County Fort Payne Varsity Boys – WIN – Fort Payne 68, Etowah 35 – FINAL SCORE Fort Payne Varsity Girls – WIN – Fort Payne 53,

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DeKalb BOE approves $150K purchase of 11.6 acres in Rainsville

RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville City Council held a special meeting Monday night to meet with representatives from Rainsville Technology, Inc. (RTI) to formalize the company’s legal agreements with the city regarding an expansion of RTI’s current operation. RTI is the largest

By Dustin Dobbins Randolph County at Fyffe Hello again, football fans.  Fyffe has made it to the state Semifinals for the third consecutive year. Won last year but lost 3 years ago, so let’s look at this year’s game as

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Amy Johnson of Addie Kate’s in Fort Payne has set up shop beside The Bookshelf for the holiday season. Johnson and some volunteers are using the building to provide gift wrapping services for anyone

Governor announces more than $800,000 in grants in DeKalb County FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Gov. Robert Bentley visited Fort Payne on Monday to announce more than $800,000 in federal grants awarded through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and