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Freeman declared Place 4 winner, infrastructure repairs approved in Rainsville By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council convened for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night. The mayor and council came together to approve

Dr. Jason Barnett, Republican candidate for DeKalb County Schools Superintendent, announced that he will be hosting a fall campaign kick-off rally on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville.

By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Councilman Fred W. Shankles recently announced his intent to run for re-election to the Collinsville City Council, District 2. Shankles, a lifelong resident of Collinsville, has held the District 2 seat

By Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. –  The World’s Longest Yard Sale (WLYS), also known as the 127 Yard Sale, runs directly through the heart of DeKalb County and it officially kicked off in DeKalb County

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—If elected on Aug. 23, 2016, Fort Payne City Councilman Johnny Eberhart will make the next term on the city council his last, he announced at a candidate forum hosted by Fort Payne newspaper the Times Journal on Thursday night. “With

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, August 4, the City of Rainsville and organizers broke ground on the Rainsville Veteran’s Memorial. The memorial will be in the center of the Rainsville City park, between the

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — After long-time Fort Payne City Councilman Walter Watson declined to seek reelection, the city attorney, Rocky Watson, fondly recounted their years spent with Walter at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

Featured image: The team prays before practice By Marla Jones Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE,  Ala,— The Crossville Varsity Football team is no stranger to adversity.  This year they received news that their region would be redistricted and that their head coach

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com DOGTOWN, Ala.—Last Thursday, July 28, agents with the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit along with sheriff’s deputies went to a residence on county road 271 in Dogtown to serve a felony distribution

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—There was major breaking news in Fort Payne today regarding the upcoming race for city council. In a move many voters did not see coming, incumbent Fort Payne City Council President Dana Goggans has dropped out of the