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Mayor Takes Charge

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 16, 2019. During the workshop, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced that the Council had been “slack” regarding the conduct of the

FINALLY

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (File Photo) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 5, due to the Labor Day holiday. After years of complaints from Rainsville citizens being unable

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Resolution 8-19-2019, which allocates money from gas tax funds to the City’s bridges and roads, was unanimously passed at Monday’s Council meeting. (File Photo) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook)

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Council Pro Tem Ricky Byrum conducted the meeting in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt.  In

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019. At the meeting, the Council approved the hiring of two new patrolmen: Jonathan Haney and Sean

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, March 18. Mayor Pro Tem Ricky Byrum acted as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt.  At the workshop, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel

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