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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville resident Lelon “Doc” Thompson was recently awarded the Honorable Rotarian Award for fifty-three years of active service. The Rotary Club meets weekly. During his first forty years of membership, Thompson had

PHOTO: A decorated U.S. Army officer who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, Phil Williams represents District 10 in the Alabama State Senate, which is comprised of all or parts of Etowah, Cherokee, St. Clair, and DeKalb counties. Contributed by Phil Williams on May

More Than A Day Off

By Zach Hester, Reporter zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? The federal holiday in May has become a staple for being the best day to get out on the lake with your family and friends and

PHOTO: The monument, located on the corner of 5th Street and Godfrey Ave, will allow for 15,000 pavers, and DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner Tyler Wilkes estimates roughly 2000 pavers will initially be installed. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By C.

PHOTO: Jack Lord, Hustler Ric Rogers, and Big Shane Anderson after receiving their Hall of Fame Awards. (Alabama Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame | Facebook.com) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MUNFORD, Ala. — On October 1, in Munford, Alabama, a

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Derek Rosson has defeated Jeff Young to earn the Rainsville Place 5 seat. Rosson received 61% (1312 votes) compared to Young’s 12% (295 votes), defeating him by a margin of 49%. Congratulations to Derek

Guest editorial by Alabama Sen. Phil Williams The following editorial was submitted one day prior to Alabama’s Super Tuesday Primary By: Alabama Sen. Phil Williams EVERY VOTE COUNTS….EVERY SINGLE ONE. HERE IS HOW I WILL CAST MINE. The SEC Primary

By Sen. Phil Williams I carry a simple photograph in my wallet. The picture was taken in early 2004 and at first glance it is not a remarkable image. But the story behind it is profound. The image is of