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By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photos) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Chances are you have seen a picture in the cotton fields on your Facebook feed. You have the Love family to thank for that. The Love family consists of

PHOTO: The deadline for local livestock producers to apply for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program is quickly approaching. (File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Livestock producers are reminded that the deadline for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) is

Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have lifted the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala. — Since November 9, local firefighters have been working non-stop to contain multiple blazes on Lookout Mountain. Much of this battle is being waged by the North Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB CO., Ala.—In Sept. 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying over 100 passengers. The passengers were searching for a chance at religious freedom. After 66 days, anchor was dropped at the tip of Cape Cod.