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Open for Business: County Road 835 reopens after more than three years of work

Open for Business: County Road 835 reopens after more than three years of work

Marla Jones, Managing Editor | marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- After 3 ½ years and thousands of work hours, DeKalb County…
Community spotlight: Running helps local woman avoid "couch potato syndrome"

Community spotlight: Running helps local woman avoid "couch potato syndrome"

BY MARLA BALLARD REPORTER bamabell62@gmail.com FORT PAYNE, ALA. -- Debbie Johnson, at 5 feet tall is known to her friends…
NACC pursuing women's softball team and stadium

NACC pursuing women's softball team and stadium

College officials announced today that Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has submitted initial plans to establish a women’s softball team…
Whataburger Coming to Fort Payne

Whataburger Coming to Fort Payne

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.- The Fort Payne City Council held a Special Called Meeting, on Tuesday, August…
Local Main Street Programs Recognized

Local Main Street Programs Recognized

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com OPELIKA, Ala.-- Main Street Alabama celebrated local program successes at the ninth annual Awards of…
Young Entrepreneur Teaches Horsemanship

Young Entrepreneur Teaches Horsemanship

By Marla Ballard Reporter DAWSON, ALA. -- Lynley Reinert is an extraordinary seventeen-year-old, at age sixteen she started up her…
Wooten to release "With the Devil’s Help" on Sep. 6

Wooten to release "With the Devil’s Help" on Sep. 6

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- After fourteen long months, the true story of poverty, mental illness, and…
Homecoming Court for Cornerstone Christian Academy

Homecoming Court for Cornerstone Christian Academy

L-R. House of Elisha- Kennon Fortner and Katherine Hensley,  House of Ravenwood- Jack Wagner and Jaelin Monroe,  House of Zion-…
BEE on the Brow Bed and Breakfast

BEE on the Brow Bed and Breakfast

By Marla Ballard, Reporter | Bamabell62@gmail.com MENTONE, Ala. – Along the brow of Lookout Mountain seekers of tranquility will find…
Fitness Instructor Preaches Get Moving

Fitness Instructor Preaches Get Moving

BY MARLA BALLARD REPORTER Bamabell62@gmail.com DEKALB COUNTY, ALA. -- Sharon Riggs can be found all over DeKalb County instructing fitness…
Wingfest Winners

Wingfest Winners

Best Hot Wing: Josh Turner and Thomas Frost Best Traditional Wing: Chris Mattox and Jonathan Guffey Most Unique Wing: Coach…
Bama Bound

Bama Bound

The DeKalb County Chapter of The University of Alabama Alumni (DeKalb Bama Club) held their annual BAMA Bound celebration with…
McClung Speaks to the Lions Club

McClung Speaks to the Lions Club

FORT PAYNE, ALA.-- At a recent meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, Jamie McClung of the Fort Payne School…
Elmore Speaks to the Kiwanis

Elmore Speaks to the Kiwanis

FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- Coach Chris Elmore, Fort Payne Head Football Coach, was the speaker at the Kiwanis meeting on August…
Britt Makes Campaign Stop in FP

Britt Makes Campaign Stop in FP

FORT PAYNE, ALA.-- Katie Britt, the Republican nominee for US Senate in the General Election on November 8, will make…
FORT PAYNE RESIDENT TO BE FEATURED IN TIMES SQUARE

FORT PAYNE RESIDENT TO BE FEATURED IN TIMES SQUARE

Ryan Pierson To Help Kick Off Down Syndrome Awareness Month In Unique Annual National Down Syndrome Society Video Presentation FOR IMMEDIATE…
Blazing through Town in New Fire Truck

Blazing through Town in New Fire Truck

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com Rainsville, Ala.-- The Rainsville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on August 15.   The…
Bridge Dedicated in Honor of T.K. Davis

Bridge Dedicated in Honor of T.K. Davis

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, ALA.-- (Full Video on Southern Torch Facebook) On Thursday, August 11, friends and family…
Food City public hearing rescheduled for Aug. 30

Food City public hearing rescheduled for Aug. 30

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on…
Torch Contest Back to School Winners Announced

Torch Contest Back to School Winners Announced

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com ------ DeKalb and Jackson County, Alabama—As the school bells were ringing last week, Southern…
Barn Offers A Picker’s Paradise

Barn Offers A Picker’s Paradise

By Marla Ballard, Reporter bamabell62@gmail.com ----------------- Barn Yard Antiques is just what it sounds like, it is a barn where…
Pete the Cat Strolled into Town

Pete the Cat Strolled into Town

By Steve Malcom, Reporter steve@southerntorch.com ---------- FORT PAYNE, ALA.--The fourth annual Pete the Cat Day, sponsored by Fort Payne Main…
DeKalb County to Update Communications

DeKalb County to Update Communications

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.--(FULL VIDEO ON SOUTHERN TORCH FACEBOOK) The DeKalb County Commission held its regularly…
Bridge Dedicated in Honor of T.K. Davis

Bridge Dedicated in Honor of T.K. Davis

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, ALA.-- (Full Video on Southern Torch Facebook) On Thursday, August 11, friends and family…
Plainview Street Now One Way

Plainview Street Now One Way

Rainsville, Ala — Starting immediately, Plainview Street is now a one-way road. Those dropping off children may only enter Plainview…
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