By Zach Hester, Reporter MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Joe Burke, vice president and dean of instruction at Northeast Alabama Community College, will move to become the new interim president of Calhoun Community College. Burke has served in both his positions for 11

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Thank Your Teachers!

PHOTO: (Southern Torch) By Zach Hester, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — It seems like every day or week, we simply pass over another *insert job/person here* week without so much as a glance. As we celebrate our teachers this week, just know

PHOTO: Ivey signs his letter of intent with his brother, Steven, Coach Dustin Dalton, and Principal Westley King (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor SYLVANIA, Ala. — Alex Ivey signed with Gadsden State Community College on Tuesday, May

By Marla Jones, Reporter   FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a special called meeting on Wednesday, the Fort Payne City Council made a the final decision on what to do with the old Mapco building at the corner of

Walls Is An Overcomer

PHOTO: (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor CROSSVILLE, Ala. — William Arthur Ward said, “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” It’s this mentality that encompasses everything about Crossville High School senior, Nick Walls. On June

PHOTO: (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Videos Below) The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, May 7, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting. The Council voted to abolish a resolution that required for

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the Fort Payne Police Department: William Shannon Crane, age 43 of Fort Payne, was arrested on May 7, 2018 at 11:08pm for Public Intoxication and Criminal Trespass 3rd degree charges. Mr. Crane was transported

PHOTO: (Bottom Row): Jesse Owens, Karen Owens, Karli Owens, Mark Owens, Jacob Owens. (Top Row): Principal Tony Richards and Plainview Volleyball Coach Allie Dukes-Moses. By Marla Jones, Sports Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Plainview senior Karli Owens signed with Snead State Community College earlier

By Zach Hester, Reporter FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) At today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the DeKalb County Commission, reports on the road department, sheriff’s office and community organizations were heard. The first item of business was a maintenance report