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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor ELECTRIC, Ala. — The Fort Payne Weightlifting Team showed what they were made of with a clean sweep at the State Weightlifting meet held recently at Elmore County High School. The Wildcats were named the 6A

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor SYLVANIA, Ala. — First State Bank will host the 7th annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Relay for Life at the DeKalb Lake in Sylvania, Alabama.   The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. on


PHOTO: After devastating tornadoes ravaged the university, the Northeast corner of Alabama is uniting to help rebuild this college town. (All photos courtesy of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Marla Jones, Reporter JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — After a set of devastating storms on Monday

PHOTO: Councilmember Byrum made the motion for new signs to be placed on or near the Rainsville Welcome Signs. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video of the Meeting at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council

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: The beer coolers and wine selection at DeSoto Seafood and Brews, which recently opened in Fort Payne. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a 3-1 (1 Abstained) vote today, the Fort

PHOTO: Mugshot of Brian David Boersma (48 of Decatur) after his October 2017 arrest. By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Decatur man pleaded guilty today in federal court to kidnapping and child sex-trafficking charges as part of a detailed

  By Staff Reports ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — Rainsville native, Ralph Burke announced his plans to run for House of Representatives, District 28.  Below you find his official press release: Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the Alabama House

PHOTO: The members of the Fyffe Cross Country team kickstart their inaugural season. (Submitted Photo) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor FYFFE, Ala. – In their first year, the Fyffe track team is off to a great success. The Fyffe Track Team is

PHOTO: Fort Payne Head Coach Paul Ellis has accepted a new coaching position in Georgia. By Marla Jones, Sports Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. – According to Fort Payne High School Principal Brian Jett, head football coach Paul Ellis has accepted a position