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Coming Home–Coach Jeremy Pruitt returns to the Heart of Dixie

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Following the complex shakeup, departure and redeployment of some of the biggest names

Accident near Collinsville ends in tragedy

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.— A car accident off of I-59 near Collinsville late last week resulted in

DeKalb native Jeremy Pruitt named as new defensive coordinator for Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced on Friday the hiring of Plainview High School

Come share Cider Under the Cedars during Rainsville Christmas Parade

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Southern Torch will be offering a comfortable, cozy place for folks to watch

DeKalb tries out new smartphone app for school emergencies

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DeKalb County, Ala.— The DeKalb County Board of Education recently announced that DeKalb County Schools

Brock announces candidacy for DeKalb BOE

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala.—Republican Don Brock announced this week his candidacy for the DeKalb County Board of

Rainsville Council approves $1.95 million loan for sewer upgrades

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville City Council voted last week to take out a $1.95 million loan to

Marco Rubio holds Guntersville Rally

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com GUNTERSVILLE, Ala.—The Marco Rubio for President campaign made its first stop in the Yellowhammer state Tuesday

Airgun shooting-spree damages Rainsville businesses

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Multiple persons of interest have been detained in connection with a shooting spree that damaged many

RTI to expand operation in Rainsville

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville City Council held a special meeting Monday night to meet with representatives