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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 9. The Commission presented House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter

PHOTO: Rainsville City Attorney Nikki Scott discusses the ongoing dispute with the county commission over inmate fees. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Shortly after the City of Fort Payne authorized legal action

PHOTO: City Attorney Rocky Watson discusses the dispute regarding the County’s decision to implement fees for the housing of prisoners in the county jail. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — After

Featured image: Residents from Rainsville met Monday night with TARCOG and city officials to begin a long-term city plan By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Rainsville Mayor Nick Jones and city planning experts from Top of Alabama Regional Council of

                              By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) visited Rainsville this week to announce $2.8 million in federal funding for the city

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Because 2016 is a presidential election year and media coverage of the presidential race is so extensive, the importance of other races on the ballot—county, statewide, even other federal races—often becomes minimized and lost in the

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Democratic presidential candidate and U.S Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, made a stop to rally in Birmingham on Jan. 18. Despite Alabama being a predominantly red state, over 7,000 Sanders supporters showed up to

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com McGill kicks off U.S. Senate campaign DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Republican Shadrack McGill from Jackson County held a kickoff rally Tuesday for his U.S. Senate campaign outside the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Scottsboro. McGill