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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: On Monday, the time for appeal expired for the four dogs involved in the fatal attack in Section in early December. Yesterday morning, the dogs were euthanized. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com SECTION, Ala. —

PHOTO: A month after the deadly dog attack in Section that took the life of Emily Colvin, the fate of the dogs and the owners are still being decided in Jackson County. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing

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: Rachel Abrams, whose niece was killed by dogs recently on Sand Mountain, addresses the Fort Payne Council meeting regarding the dog attack. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at

PHOTO: On Wednesday, the Roy Moore campaign filed a, “cease and desist” letter regarding ads being ran by Highway 31 PAC; a liberal group that utilizes a federal loophole to avoid disclosing donors. (Tyler Pruett, Southern Torch | Highway 31 PAC,

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: Citizen Sonjia Pittman discusses a letter sent to her by the attorney of Councilman Bejan Taheri. By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.  — (Full Video at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday,

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission has agreed to delay the imposition of a fee on the cities for prisoners housed in the DeKalb County Jail. The cities and county have been