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(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville Fire/Rescue Chief Willimac Wright issued a statement on a new program the department is doing to help ensure more residences have smoke detectors: The death toll for residential home fires in

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Mentone Police Chief Brad Gregg, Deputy Director of the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Michael Posey, and President of the DeKalb County Chiefs of Police Association Nick Welden (Valley Head Police Chief) went down to

PHOTO: The Rainsville Police Department and Fire Department are teaming up tomorrow to hold the first annual “Badges United for Kids” in the Rainsville City Park. (Rainsville Police Department | Rainsville Fire and Rescue) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE,

PHOTO: Last night, a fire broke out at Cooper Hosiery at approximately 8 pm. (http://www.cooperhosiery.com) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last night (Wednesday, August 9), a fire was reported at Cooper Hosiery Mill in Fort Payne at

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 Fox Mountain fire has burned a total of 1,971 acres in Alabama and Georgia combined. (Wildfire | USFWS/Southeast) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This fall, north Alabama is suffering from one of the