With the next General Election just over a year away, Southern Torch has conducted our first poll for the 2014 Election Cycle. The poll consisted of questions to registered voters of Fort Payne,Henagar, Ider, and Rainsville about candidates for Alabama

Two towns just mere miles apart. You work with each other. You eat lunch with each other. You go to Church with each other. You’re related to each other. This isn’t a game, this is a war on the field

Ladybugs Run Rampant

The Headquarters of Southern Torch came under attack yesterday morning…by ladybugs. Like a bad sequel to “Sharknado“. Looking around DeKalb County I’ve noticed that many people are having this same problem. According to entomologists, the tiny orange and black beetles

The City of Rainsville has been selected by the Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) Program based on what is seen as “great potential for the the future“. The ACE team came to Rainsville last Thursday night for their first comprehensive

Made in DeKalb Expo

Last Thursday was the 2nd Annual Made in DeKalb Festival!   The Made in DeKalb initiative was established in 2012 for the three-fold purpose of: 1) Recognizing all the great products that are made in DeKalb County, 2) Connecting DeKalb

Welcome to the Southern Torch Week 10 POWER Rankings! Each week our staff grades every team in DeKalb County based on a number of factors. Let us know what you think! Rankings are based on: Overall Record Region Record Head-to-Head

No Pretenders Here

By John Westmoreland, Chairman of the DeKalb County Republican Party   There’s a great deal more to actually being a conservative than simply waking up one day and deciding that you’re going to start calling yourself a “conservative” as a

Week 9 Wrap-Up

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Week 9 Coaches Show

  Jake discusses the Game of the Week matchup against the Collinsville Panthers with Valley Head Coach Rusty Higdon.

Last week Southern Torch reported that Candidate for State Senate District 8 John Blackwell had dropped out of the race to enter the Congressional race in District 6. Tonight, Southern Torch has confirmed that Gary Palmer will also enter the