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PHOTO: Kailee Johnson received a $1000.00 Bill Kirk Endowment scholarship from the National FFA Organization. (Contributed Photo | National FFA Organization) By Staff Reports SYLVANIA, Ala. — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000.00 Bill Kirk Endowment scholarship to Kailee Johnson of

PHOTO: The City of Rainsville grew around an orchard that was started by a local family over sixty years ago. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier last month, Marietta Faye Hodgens, aged 80, passed

PHOTO: Representative Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) seeks to allow concealed-carry in many places across the state that currently prohibit it. (File Photo)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Several bills relating to gun rights have been filed

Featured image: Almost 500 residents recently turned out to attend the ceremonial lighting of the new marquee at the historic Cricket Theatre in Collinsville. By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com Editor’s note: Portions of the article below originally appeared in

By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Fort Payne businesswoman Lynn Locklear Brewer recently announced her intention to run for Fort Payne City Council. Brewer is the owner and manager of Vintage 1889 Restaurant and the

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The NACC Mu Alpha Theta math honor society offers several math events for students on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus: induction ceremonies for new members, a Pi Day celebration, and the annual Algebra

Featured image: The historic Cricket Theatre in Collinsville is hosting a lighting ceremony next week to officially unveil the restored marquee By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.— Nights will soon be a lot brighter in downtown Collinsville. On Thursday July

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Rainsville Mayor Nick Jones announced last week that he will seek reelection as the city’s mayor. Municipal elections will be held Aug. 23, 2016 to select a mayor and town council with a

By Joseph M. Morgan MONTGOMERY, Ala.—One of DeKalb County’s own, Kailee Johnson from Sylvania High School, was elected 2016-2017 Treasurer for the Alabama FFA North District at the 88th Annual Alabama FFA State Convention last week. Alabama’s annual FFA State Convention is

RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Dustin Goodwin, Head Coach of the Plainview Varsity Football Team. Coach Goodwin graduated from Demopolis High School. He attended Etawamba Community College and then transferred to Auburn University.  He received his