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By Kalie Davis, Staff Writer kalie@southerntorch.com PISGAH, Ala.– It all started in the year of 1947, when Lloyd and Ruby Meeks built a grain and gin company in the small town of Pisgah, Alabama. Together they ran and operated the

PHOTO: This year, the Northeast Alabama Marine Corps league hopes to provide toys for approximately 800 DeKalb County children in need. (LaRue Hardinger | NE AL Marine Corps League) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Out of

By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Early November has become the time of year when a number of stores and other places begin to roll out their Christmas items. Wintery drinks start to appear in coffee shops

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, AL — On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 the Sylvania City Council moved to appoint a new mayor in the wake of Emily Wooten’s resignation. Wooten resigned on Jan. 7 when the city council convened for

I Want Hair Like That

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church David was in my church’s youth group.  But he picked a strange role model. I was a Youth Minister in the Louisville area for four years while I was in seminary.  The

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— Heavy rains that fell around the Christmas Holiday are still causing problems around the county. The rushing waters caused damage to infrastructure and businesses, as well as some private residences. Thirteen roads remained

Submitted to Southern Torch by Cody Campbell Christmas has often been called the time of giving. Family members exchange presents with each other. Shoppers drop loose change into the red kettles of the Salvation Army. Non-profit organizations like St. Jude

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB CO., Ala.—Christmas holds many different meanings and traditions to people all around the world. It is the season for giving, and receiving, but most people celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ. In the

Christmas Magic

By Staff Reports DEKALB CO., Ala.—Christmas is a magical time for children. They can not wait for Santa to arrive with their presents. Sadly, some children in the Dekalb County area will not have anything under the tree this Christmas.

The Magic Moment

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church It was the first Christmas that I would not be with my parents and family in Nashville.  Sounded awful. Nashville Christmas was my daddy’s boiled custard and sausage balls, my mother’s big