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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Friday, February 8, former Rainsville Mayor Donnie Chandler, 65, passed away. Chandler served as Mayor for ten years from 2002 to 2012. Prior to becoming mayor, he served for several years on the

Blame Game

By Marla Jones,Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council held their last meeting of 2018 on Monday, December 17.  In the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt, Mayor Pro Tem Ricky Byrum conducted the meeting. Councilmember

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday night, the DeKalb County Republican Party held their regular meeting to elect new County Party Officers. The party elected the following people as the 2019-20 officers: David Gulledge (Chairman), D.L.

Ballot Box Breakdown

PHOTO: (Zach Hester | Southern Torch) By Zach Hester, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Voters across Alabama will head to the polls on June 5 to vote in the primary races of statewide and local candidates in either the Democratic or Republican

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — One responsibility facing each municipal government every year is deciding upon a budget for their prospective cities. This helps ensure that each program receives necessary funding to maintain operations throughout the

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

Simply Original Boutique and Handmade Consignment in Rainsville recently had their ribbon cutting. Simply Original Boutique is located at 30 Dalton Street in Rainsville beside Ed’s Wholesale. Pictured from L to R: Tim Eberhart, Malorie Griffith, Sandy Hallmark, Ed Culpepper,

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 Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Tuesday, July 5 in lieu of their regularly scheduled meeting falling on the July Fourth holiday. Key topics of discussion were the assignment of election duties among

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Rainsville Mayor Nick Jones announced last week that he will seek reelection as the city’s mayor. Municipal elections will be held Aug. 23, 2016 to select a mayor and town council with a