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Ivey Opts to Continue Mask Mandate

Ivey Opts to Continue Mask Mandate

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Hal Yeager | Governor's Office) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — At a press conference…
The Top Stories of 2020

The Top Stories of 2020

By Southern Torch Staff DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — At the end of each year, the Southern Torch Staff looks back…
VIDEO: Lawsuit Filed After Inmate Attack

VIDEO: Lawsuit Filed After Inmate Attack

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com  DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On March 1, the Rainsville Police Department (RPD) received…
Rainsville Police Chief Resigns

Rainsville Police Chief Resigns

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Monday, the Rainsville City Council accepted the resignation of…
Rooks Re-Elected to Geraldine Council

Rooks Re-Elected to Geraldine Council

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — Incumbent Councilman Stanley Rooks fended off a challenge from Joseph "Joey"…
CCA Extends Fall Break for Elementary School

CCA Extends Fall Break for Elementary School

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to a statement made to Southern Torch by Cornerstone…
Southern Torch Adds Videography Department

Southern Torch Adds Videography Department

By Nick Jones, President Southern Torch is thrilled to announce yet another expansion of our menu of products now being…
FPPD Responds to Wreck at Joe's Truck Stop

FPPD Responds to Wreck at Joe's Truck Stop

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: At approximately 10 a.m.…
Body Found at Local Piggly Wiggly

Body Found at Local Piggly Wiggly

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Collinsville Police Chief Rex Leath, a body was…
Taheri Tantrums Continue

Taheri Tantrums Continue

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video at southerntorch.com) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly…
DeKalb Co. Reaches 1,000+ Cases of COVID-19

DeKalb Co. Reaches 1,000+ Cases of COVID-19

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Monday, DeKalb County reached a milestone in its war against…
Bear Hit Close to Little River Canyon

Bear Hit Close to Little River Canyon

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com ALABAMA — On Tuesday, as she was heading down the mountain from Little…
Rainsville Wreck Results in Death

Rainsville Wreck Results in Death

By Southern Torch Staff RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Wednesday, June 24, Rainsville police officers responded to a traffic crash on…
ADPH Announces Qualifications for SNAP Benefits

ADPH Announces Qualifications for SNAP Benefits

By Southern Torch Staff MONTGOMERY, Ala. — According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama families may qualify for…
Heil Records Positive Cases of COVID-19

Heil Records Positive Cases of COVID-19

By Southern Torch Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to a statement from Patrick S. Carroll, President of Environmental Solutions…
RTI Reports Associate Positive for COVID-19

RTI Reports Associate Positive for COVID-19

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to a statement from Shane Gilliland, Vice President of…
8 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ider Church of God

8 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ider Church of God

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — On Tuesday afternoon, Pastor Ben Young of the Ider Church of…
STAR ID Requirements Delayed Until 2021

STAR ID Requirements Delayed Until 2021

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com ALABAMA — REAL ID deadlines have been extended to Oct. 1, 2021 due to…
Access Denied?

Access Denied?

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo via Town of Crossville on Facebook) CROSSVILLE, Ala. — As severe weather…
Flooding Causes Damage in DeKalb

Flooding Causes Damage in DeKalb

PHOTO: Sunday night's storms brought several rounds of heavy rain and low-end tornadoes to DeKalb County, resulting in damage to…
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