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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

PHOTO: (Submitted Photo | Facebook) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Sympathizers across all of the major social media platforms have showered the family of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall with love after it was reported yesterday that his wife,

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 3128 recently honored Lieutenant Joshua Michael Jennings with the National VFW Firefighter of the Year Award. Jennings was chosen over 10,000 other VFW

PHOTO: Runners from across the world came together at Broadway Baptist on Saturday. (just4running.com) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It was another successful year for the Rainsville Freedom Run as residents of DeKalb County sweat out the warm morning

PHOTO: (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On June 15, after closing for the night, Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville was broken into through the back entrance. After both cash registers were damaged, an undisclosed amount

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 12, 2018.  The Road Department updated the Commission on their maintenance, hiring temporary employees for the summer, and surplusing

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Ten Coaches’ Children Scholarship winners for 2017-18 have been selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Alabama High School Athletic Director & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), according to Director Alvin Briggs. The 1,000

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Twenty-six local athletes received All-County Softball Honors. Plainview: Bailey Smart (Overall MVP), Kenzi Traylor (County MVP), Krimson Kidd, Ava Jacobs, Elaine Puckett, Kennedi Traylor Collinsville: Brittany Rivera (County MVP), Abbigale Ford, Caroline Brannon, Courtney

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on May 24, 2018 at the DeKalb County Board of Education Facilities Building. DeKalb County Commission President, Rickey Harcrow addressed the Board