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By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier tonight, the Rainsville City Council took action on several issues, ranging from adding a new stop sign to finalizing a lease agreement with Cornerstone Christian Academy to use Bethune Field. The

PHOTO: The Rainsville City Councilmen and Mayor discuss business during Monday night’s meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At tonight’s meeting, the Rainsville council took care of appointments to the Library, Rezoning, Adjustments,

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

PHOTO: The Mentone Market caught fire early Wednesday morning. (Photo Credit: WHNT News 19)  By Staff Reports MENTONE, Ala. — Early on Wednesday morning, a fixture of the Mentone community caught fire. According to the reports, the building caught on fire

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 Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last Thursday started like any day for the staff at Fort Payne Jefferson’s. Early in the work day one of the employees noticed a fire had started in the kitchen.

PHOTO: One of Fort Payne’s new fire engines at Station No. 1 By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Fire Department and Chief Don Fischer have recently added two new fire engines to the

PHOTO: Councilman Randall Ham, with members of the Fort Payne Fire Department and the new trucks. Ham discusses the runoff and new firetrucks By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Voters will be heading to the polls

By Tyler Pruett Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Longtime Sylvania resident Tom Hale has qualified to run for Sylvania Town Council Place 2. He’ll be facing off against Jerod Sharp in the August 23 municipal elections. Hale already has

Featured image: The Times Journal hosted a lively public forum this week for the candidates running for Rainsville City government By Tyler Pruett Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Tuesday night, Rainville’s mayoral and city council candidates took part in