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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Starting next week, a new law will require everyone inside a vehicle in the State of Alabama to “click it or ticket.”  Beginning on September 1, the law, which was passed during the Legislature’s last session, will

By Zach Hester • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Fort Payne attorney Andrew Hairston stamped out the competition after a hard race for Circuit Judge – 9th Judicial Circuit (Place 2) between himself, attorney Jeff McCurdy, and Deputy District Attorney Scott

PHOTO: Tax Enforcement and Animal Cruelty investigator Clayburn Simpson discusses the new law’s implications at this morning’s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll down for

PHOTO: Member’s of Emily Colvin’s family, Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), Governor Kay Ivey (R), Rep. Nathanial Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), and Rep. Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant). (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Late last week,

PHOTO: Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith conducts a review at the final classroom session of the second . (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Police Department is now accepting applications for their

PHOTO: The City of Rainsville has been seeking to replace the aging bridge on Chavies Road. Now the council is pursuing condemnation on a piece of property needed for the right-of-way for the project. We talked to the property owner today

PHOTO: (Left) Joshua Lamar Crowell age 26 of Madison, Alabama and Justin Lamont Erskine age 28 of Huntsville, Alabama (right) were arrested early this morning (Thursday, September 28) in connection a string of burglaries from Rosalie to Section, specifically targeting convenience stores. Jackson

PHOTO: Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver announces bid for re-election. (Jeff Shaver for Cherokee County Sheriff) By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — Early today, Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver released the following statement in regards to his bid for re-election: Cherokee

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) *The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Rainsville Citizen Sonjia Pittman, regarding the previous council meeting and Maple Avenue* RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Situation: Residents of Maple Avenue in Rainsville have been trying

PHOTO: James Edward Hester (left) of Albertville and Nickey McNew of Crossville (right) were arrested on drug charges after narcotics were found during traffic stops. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s