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Featured image: Sylvania Police Chief Ross Greenwood shows off the 25 gallons of mash that were seized. By Marla Jones marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Acting on a tip by a concerned citizen, the Sylvania Police Department searched a location and found

Featured image: The Farm at Windy Hill is a self-sustaining farm in Mentone, just off of Highway 117. (Photo by Tyler Pruett) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala. — The Farm at Windy Hill in Mentone is hosting “Open

Featured image: The Geraldine City Council voted late Monday to accept grant money to build the city it’s own sewer system. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala.— In Monday night’s regularly scheduled council meeting, the Geraldine Town Council voted

Featured image: The national media over exaggerated Micah Johnson’s (left) military training, much the same as in 2013 when Christopher Dorner (right) cowardly gunned down police officers and civilians in Los Angeles. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com In the event

Featured image: DixieLand in Sylvania is hosting a Summer Gospel Concert series every Friday until August 19. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — DixieLand restaurant in Sylvania is currently holding a southern gospel summer concert series. The series

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Tuesday, July 12, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office received a call from a concerned citizen about a male subject walking on County Road 97, just Northwest of Fort Payne.

Featured image: The Town of Geraldine will be hosting it’s annual “Picnic in the Park” this Saturday! By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — This Saturday, July 16, the Town of Geraldine will be hosting their annual, “Alabama Picnic

Featured image: Geraldine’s Mayor Chuck Ables is seeking reelection on August 23 By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — Geraldine’s Mayor Chuck Ables recently announced his bid for reelection. Ables is currently in his first term as Geraldine’s Mayor, and

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com OPELIKA, Ala. — Earlier today, Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was sentenced on 12 felony charges in violation of the state’s ethics laws. Hubbard was convicted  on June 10 by an Opelika jury.

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Tuesday, July 5 in lieu of their regularly scheduled meeting falling on the July Fourth holiday. Key topics of discussion were the assignment of election duties among