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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) At Monday night’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Councilmember Bejan Taheri made the motion to suspend funding for the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce.

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

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 21.  During the meeting, Councilmember Brandon Freeman brought forth the need for microphones to be added to the

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Sunday, Rainsville lost one of its most beloved and oldest citizens.  Sibyl Blackwell, 100 of Rainsville, passed away on  January 20, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She celebrated her 100th birthday last

By Zach Hester,Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville First Baptist Church will welcome rising artist Austin French to their church on Sunday, January 27 for a special performance at 6pm. French was  the runner-up on the first season of