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Let Freedom Ring!

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It’s time to break out the folding chairs and blankets and celebrate the fourth of July with spectacular events across DeKalb County! The Rainsville Freedom Fest is big fun for the entire family. It will

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular meeting on June 25, 2018. During the work session, safety was the main concern.  Chris Hairston of the Central Office, addressed the need for

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 CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — Officials were called to a possible drowning at Martha’s Falls in the Little River Canyon National Preserve. At approximately 1:30pm on Saturday, May 12, a 14-year-old youth went under the water and

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

PHOTO: The new facility will be located in the Fyffe Industrial Park; near Liberty Steel on Highway 75. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — On Friday night at 6:30 pm, the Town of Fyffe

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