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Professional bull riding comes to DeKalb County!

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— This Friday and Saturday the Professional Bull Riders will be hosting the 11th Annual

Alabama politicians react to executive action on guns

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Our elected officials from the federal to state level had strong words for President Obama’s action

Christmas flooding still causing headaches

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— Heavy rains that fell around the Christmas Holiday are still causing problems around

Charter schools coming to Alabama

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Charter schools are expected to open in Alabama in 2017. Alabama Public Charter School

Storms cause widespread flooding

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—People across Alabama and throughout most of the eastern United States experienced a very

Rainsville Chamber names D.L. Stiefel 2016 Person of the Year

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce has chosen D.L. Stiefel as its next Rainsville Person

Fort Payne takes green to a new level

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Last week the city of Fort Payne was designated a Valley Sustainable Silver Community by

Mark Ford presents a check to Geri Monroe

DeKalb Ambulance Service (DAS) Director Mark Ford presents a check to Cancer Care Center Administrator Geri Monroe. DAS and Cancer

Requirements for sales tax exemption in Alabama set to change Jan. 1

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Starting on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 Alabama organizations who are exempt from paying sales tax are

Fort Payne Main Street names new director

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—The Fort Payne Main Street Board of Directors announced earlier this week that