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Kilgro Sentenced

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — According to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office: Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of an inmate who was already in the DeKalb County jail and tried to arrange for

PHOTO: The largest D.A.R.E. graduation to date in DeKalb County. (Facebook | Thomas Underwood) By Zach Hester, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On May 16th, D.A.R.E. celebrated their largest graduation to date with 700 kids across all of DeKalb County’s schools graduating from the

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com   FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a special called meeting on Wednesday, the Fort Payne City Council made a the final decision on what to do with the old Mapco building at the corner of

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

COUNTY CHAMPS

PHOTO: The Lady Bears make a three-peat by winning the DeKalb County Championship last Saturday. (Submitted Photo) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Class 3A Plainview Lady Bears claimed the County Championship for the third year in a row

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Katherine Michelle Thrift (41 of Section), Kirstie Breanne Thrift (19 of Section), Jeremy Christopher Robert (18 of Section), and James Anthony Jabley, Jr. (28 of Section) were arrested after a male subject kicked in a door on

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