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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville resident Lelon “Doc” Thompson was recently awarded the Honorable Rotarian Award for fifty-three years of active service. The Rotary Club meets weekly. During his first forty years of membership, Thompson had

By Staff Reports Washington, D.C. — According to the Officer of Senator Jones: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (Ala.) today co-sponsored the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018 (PRINT Act) to address the crisis facing printers and community newspaper publishers in

PHOTO: DeKalb County Board of Education Member Mark Richards urges citizens to vote to renew the educational tax renewals on the June 5th ballot. (DeKalb County Schools) Contributed by Mark Richards, DeKalb County Board of Education RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On June

Seven Years Later

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last Friday, April 27, families and friends of the victims of 2011’s tornado outbreak held a ceremony to place a simple wreath at the Tornado Memorial in Rainsville in remembrance of the lives lost

COUNTY CHAMPS

PHOTO: The Lady Bears make a three-peat by winning the DeKalb County Championship last Saturday. (Submitted Photo) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Class 3A Plainview Lady Bears claimed the County Championship for the third year in a row

PHOTO: (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Public Library announced their Summer Reading Program for this year. It will begin on Tuesday, May 1 and run through Monday, June 4. This year’s theme is

PHOTO: Robert Crum and his father, Matt, receives a proclamation from Mayor Chuck Ables at this week’s meeting of the Geraldine Town Council. (Contributed Photo) Contributed by The Town of Geraldine   GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Town Council met on

Sex Offender Arrested

PHOTO: John Scroggins of Rossville, Ga., was attempting to relocate in the Kilpatrick community. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On March 30th, DeKalb Deputies arrested John Scroggins of Rossville, Ga. Scroggins

Board Buys New Buses

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Alabama Schools) By Marla Jones, Reporter The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, March 22, 2018. The Board heard several presentations regarding the new buses and property tax renewals. Transportation Supervisor Keith

PHOTO: Photos from last year’s Race to Embrace! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a little over two weeks, the Fort Payne Optimist Club will be holding their 10th Annual ‘Race to