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PHOTO: Representative Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant) is co-sponsoring Rep. Ainsworth’s legislation to allow trained school administrative staff and teachers to carry a firearm on campus. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – In the wake of the tragic Florida school

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to be on the lookout this holiday season for scams. There has already been reports

(File Photo) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Over the last couple of weeks, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has warned the public of several scams. Late yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office released a statement regarding yet another phone scam: 

PHOTO: Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith with recent Citizen’s Police Academy graduates, Alex José, Saul José, Billy J. Whitt, Jeff Clements, and Betty Smith (Not Pictured: Denny Smith). (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE,

PHOTO: Robert Carl Bannon of Ider was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office for having contact with his victim.(DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s

PHOTO: Police are currently looking for Miles Thomas Woodside, 38 of Rainsville (formerly Fort Payne). Woodside is wanted for an assault and stolen vehicle in Rainsville last Friday, as well as charges related to stolen guitars from the Rainsville Church of

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) *The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Rainsville Citizen Sonjia Pittman, regarding the previous council meeting and Maple Avenue* RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Situation: Residents of Maple Avenue in Rainsville have been trying

PHOTO: Councilman Bejan Taheri votes “Yay” on a motion to indefinitely “table” the discussion about paving a road in the city. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video of the Workshop and Meeting at the

PHOTO: After a statewide gas tax fails, Montgomery comes up with a new bill to allow the tax to be enacted at the county level. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — While the gas tax bill

PHOTO: A timber yard on Highway 11 between Fort Payne and Collinsville, overlooked by a bare spot on Lookout Mountain. The brow land is owned by Steve Stevens, who has followed ‘best management practices’ and replanted the land in trees.