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Mentone hosts 34th annual Colorfest

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala.—Mentone is hosting the 34th Annual Colorfest this weekend, Oct. 16-18. Throughout the weekend of

AL License office closing provides minor savings

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The recent closure of 31 rural Drivers License offices by the Alabama Law Enforcement

Fort Payne FD announces purchase of two new fire trucks

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Fort Payne Fire Chief Don Fischer announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that

Rainsville Council approves $200K in renovations

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— The Rainsville City Council met Monday and discussed the status of a number

Supreme Court sides with Thrash, denies DeKalb BOE appeal

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com After almost a year and a half of delays and legal wrangling, former Fyffe High

Fort Payne’s Randy and Olivia Grider Honored with Chairman’s Cup Award

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DECATUR, Ala. – The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) has honored Randy and Olivia

Alabama Legislature’s new budget calls for $86 million in new taxes

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—After a 6-month stalemate that has spanned two special legislative sessions, Alabama lawmakers passed a state budget Wednesday night

Southern Torch announces expansion, move to Friday publication

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—The Southern Torch announced yesterday that their newspaper would be moving from a Thursday publication to a Friday publication starting this week.