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PHOTO: A concept design of the new Facebook data center that will be built in Huntsville. (Facebook | Huntsville Data Center) By Staff Reports HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Governor Kay Ivey announced last Thursday that Facebook will invest $750 million to build a

PHOTO: The proposed plant would have been located in the Fyffe Industrial Park on Highway 75. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — Editors note: On the front page of this week’s edition, we

PHOTO: DeKalb County Board of Education Member Mark Richards urges citizens to vote to renew the educational tax renewals on the June 5th ballot. (DeKalb County Schools) Contributed by Mark Richards, DeKalb County Board of Education RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On June

Seven Years Later

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last Friday, April 27, families and friends of the victims of 2011’s tornado outbreak held a ceremony to place a simple wreath at the Tornado Memorial in Rainsville in remembrance of the lives lost

PHOTO: Rainsville Councilman Rickey Byrum challenges Southern Torch reporting regarding the road paving project at the crossing. (Marla Jones | Reporter) By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Video)  The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com   RAINSVILLE, Ala.— A dump truck hauling asphalt milling overturned on Garrett Street on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. According to Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith, weather was a factor.  “The ground was soft due to

(File Photo) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Live Video) Watch Live as the Fort Payne City Council meets for their Tuesday, April 17th Meeting. Listed Agenda items from Today’s Meeting: Citizen Participation: – Jennifer McCurdy, Director of

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Scroll down for full video of the 2018 Southern Torch DeKalb County Candidates Forum; broken down by individual races! For DeKalb County Board of Education, Place 3, Incumbent Jeff Williams answers questions with opponent

PHOTO: Photo from the groundbreaking on Monday at Google’s new data center in Bridgeport!  (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com BRIDGEPORT, Ala. — On Monday, Google broke ground on a new facility right here in our backyard! Governor Kay Ivey,

PHOTO: Police Officers from local departments receive instruction on human trafficking from former Federal Agent Rick Tate of the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Thursday, police officers from all