Tag "Rainsville City Council"

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

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019. In the workshop, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel asked the Council to reconsider the termination of Mike Sweat, the

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Following the Southern Torch exclusive breaking story concerning misuse of funds at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center (Ag Center), Councilmember Bejan Taheri confirmed that Ag Center Director Mike Sweat has been

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The long-awaited outside audit for fiscal year 2017 for the City of Rainsville has recently been released. The fiscal year ended on September 30, 2017. Gant & Croft Associates reported

FINAL PAYMENT

By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At Monday’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced the final payment on the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum had been received by the DeKalb County Board of Education.

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

Signs Spark Confusion

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Building contractors have expressed concern regarding new code enforcement signs that are popping up in developing subdivisions in the City of Rainsville.  David Snay, part-time Rainsville Revenue Officer, spoke with Southern

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) At this week’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, changes were made regarding the Rainsville Agri-Business Center. Public Building Authority President Eric Samples addressed the

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 19. Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt asked the Council to suspend the rules for immediate consideration of

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Southern Torch) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, November 5 for their regularly scheduled meeting. After Councilmember Marshall Stiefel requested an update on the 2016-17 outside audit, Mayor Rodger