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By: Joseph M. Morgan DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—The Plainview Bears (20-3) defeated the Geraldine Bulldogs (12-6) Thursday night with a final score of 74-69 in the finals of the DeKalb County Tournament to clinch their second county championship in a row

By Angie Reynoso angie@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Southern Torch is awarding dinner and a movie for two!  Post a photo of yourself and your Valentine on our facebook page from Feb.1, 2016 – Feb.7, 2017 for your chance to win a

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala.— A spokesman for Loomis Bros. Circus said their company is proud to continue to include elephants in their performances, despite a trend in recent years from other circuses of making the decision to eliminate the

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com HIGDON, Ala.— Police have charged Cody Lee Wade, 40, of Higdon with murder in the fatal shooting of Barry White, 45 of Walker County Georgia. Higdon is also accused of shooting a Jackson County man

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Last month D.L. Stiefel was named Rainsville’s 2015 Person of the Year, an award bestowed on a deserving citizen each year by the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce. Stiefel was honored for his accomplishments on

Pictured: From left to right: Dr. David Campbell, NACC President; Mrs. Arlene Grede; Mrs. Heather Rice, NACC Development Director By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala.— On Oct. 29, 2015, Scottsboro City Hall was full of excitement as Norman and Arlene Grede stood

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By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church It’s the kind of story that could only happen in a small town. We live in Collinsville on the road you all take to Trade Day.  We are about three blocks up

By Megan Blansit Founder of The Beautiful Movement – a youth ministry for high school girls. For more information, visit The Beautiful Movement’s Facebook page, where I post the time, place, and activity for each month Recently I have started

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com Voting is a right that many in our nation take for granted. We are blessed to live in a country that allows its citizens to choose their leaders in a free, democratic electoral process. It

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com Sylvania 69-Collinsville 54 RAINSVILLE, Ala.— The Sylvania Lady Rams faced the Collinsville Lady Panthers, Thursday night in the semifinals of the Dekalb County Basketball Tournament.  The Rams defeated the Panthers 69-54 to move on