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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

DeKalb County Detention Center shares Christmas with inmates

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— The 200 plus inmates at the DeKalb County Jail received a surprise

Rainsville Council approves contracts, hires new employees

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— The Rainsville City Council met Monday night to address a number of issues

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