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Dynamic Duo Inspires Others to Run

Dynamic Duo Inspires Others to Run

Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.-- During Covid, Rainsville Freedom Run organizers and neighbors, Jerry Clifton and Pam Willingham…
Six County Schools Receive TVA Grant

Six County Schools Receive TVA Grant

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, ALA.-- (Full video on Southern Torch Facebook) The DeKalb County Board of Education met…
Small Town Secret Hero

Small Town Secret Hero

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala.- A Geraldine farmer secretly paid pharmacy bills for those who were unable to…
Dekalb Animal Hospital

Dekalb Animal Hospital

By Marla Ballard Reporter FORT PAYNE, ALA -- For more than 40 years Dekalb Animal Hospital has served the community…
New Facility for Rainsville Sanitation

New Facility for Rainsville Sanitation

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.-- (Full video on Southern Torch Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held its regularly…
FP Grants Abatements to GH Metal Solutions

FP Grants Abatements to GH Metal Solutions

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- (Full video on Southern Torch Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held…
Rain Is Great For Waterfall Excursion

Rain Is Great For Waterfall Excursion

By Marla Ballard Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, AL - Most people do not generally find winter to be their favorite time…
Officials Begin New Terms

Officials Begin New Terms

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.-- Local officials have been sworn in and look forward to serving the…
Weekend Accident Claims Life

Weekend Accident Claims Life

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, ALA.-- Fort Payne Police Department received a call at approximately 12:30 am on…
Fort Payne Police Department Activity for January 9 thru January 12, 2023

Fort Payne Police Department Activity for January 9 thru January 12, 2023

Monday January 9 thIncidents 1 ArrestsTammy Sue Northrup, age 57 of Fort Payne, was arrested on Two Warrants for Failure…
Rental Property With Surprising Amenities

Rental Property With Surprising Amenities

By Marla Ballard Reporter MENTONE, AL. - An incredible mountain view, fireplaces and pit, a private chef, a yoga instructor,…
Rainsville to Surplus City Vehicles

Rainsville to Surplus City Vehicles

By Marla Jones Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com Rainsville, Ala.-- The Rainsville City Council held their first meeting of the year on…
CAC Dinner Theatre Tickets are on sale!

CAC Dinner Theatre Tickets are on sale!

Now that the Christmas and New Year’s holidays have passed, “play season” is underway at the Children’s Advocacy Center!  The…
DeKalb Receives $1.2M in Rebuild Funds

DeKalb Receives $1.2M in Rebuild Funds

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, ALA.-- The DeKalb County Commission held their first meeting of the new year…
Longest-Serving Engineer in DeKalb

Longest-Serving Engineer in DeKalb

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB, Ala.-- DeKalb County Engineer, Ben Luther was recognized at a recent Commission meeting, as…
Geraldine Receives Paving Funds

Geraldine Receives Paving Funds

GERALDINE, Ala.-- The Geraldine Town Council met on Monday, January 9, 2023. Following the opening prayer, and pledge to the…
Wigley Named to Realtors Hall of Fame

Wigley Named to Realtors Hall of Fame

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.-- Deana Wigley received the 2022 Real Estate “Hall of Fame Award” for…
Top 15 Headers listed by the International Professional Rodeo Association

Top 15 Headers listed by the International Professional Rodeo Association

Photo by International Professional Rodeo Association 1. Braxton Culpepper- Sylvester, GA  2. Zeb Chapman- Lafayette, GA  3. Will Clark- Erin,…
New Year’s Accident Claims Life

New Year’s Accident Claims Life

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com BOAZ, Ala.- A  DeKalb County teen was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle collision in Marshall…
More Than Popcorn At The Poppery

More Than Popcorn At The Poppery

By Marla Ballard Reporter New shops and restaurants are attracting visitors to downtown Fort Payne. The pleasant aromas that linger…
FOUR WOMEN RUN FIFTY-MILE RACE

FOUR WOMEN RUN FIFTY-MILE RACE

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ;CAROL HANEYNICHOLE SELLERSSHARON RIGGSCHRISTIE NORTON BY MARLA BALLARDREPORTER DEKALB COUNTY, ALA - It was the second…
Fort Payne Forward Public Meeting

Fort Payne Forward Public Meeting

Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine and the City Council would like to invite everyone who lives and works in the…
Head-On Collision Claims Life

Head-On Collision Claims Life

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.-- A St. Clair County man lost his life when he was involved in…
FP increases in Sewer/ Sanitation Tabled

FP increases in Sewer/ Sanitation Tabled

Photo: James Day | Getty Images Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com Fort Payne, Ala.-- The Fort Payne City Council held…
FLYING LESSONS AT ISBELL FIELD

FLYING LESSONS AT ISBELL FIELD

BY MARLA BALLARDREPORTER FORT PAYNE, ALA - "Up, up, and away" and "Off into the wild blue yonder" areboth fitting…
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