By Marla Jones, Reporter • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, June 18, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting. During the work session, Rainsville Freedom Run Race Coordinator, Jerry Clifton addressed the Council

PHOTO: (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On June 15, after closing for the night, Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville was broken into through the back entrance. After both cash registers were damaged, an undisclosed amount

Celebrate Your Dad

By Zach Hester, Reporter • Father’s Day has always been a day to celebrate fathers or the father figures in your life. As we glide through this story we call life, the effect of the men who raised us becomes more

Contributed by Steve Flowers • AL Political Columnist Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won very impressive victories.  Ms. Ivey beat three well financed opponents

Ledbetter Comes Home

PHOTO: (Sonya Elrod Photography) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At this week’s DeKalb County Board of Education meeting, Nick “Rudy” Ledbetter was named as the new Head Football Coach for the Plainview Bears. Ledbetter is an alumnus of

Calling All Refs!

PHOTO: (The Odyssey Online) By Staff Reports SAND MOUNTAIN, Ala. — Any new organization is subject to find its first year filled with uncertainty and growing pains, but for the Greater Sand Mountain Football Officials Association, the first year was filled with

PHOTO: Dennis Stiefel and his beloved Clementine, a Volkswagen Type 3. (Submitted Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Volkswagen Type 3 enthusiasts from throughout the nation and Canada will converge in Scottsboro from June 14 – 17, 2018 to participate

PHOTO: The 10th Annual Rainsville Freedom Run will be held on June 16, 2018. (Submitted Photo) By Marla Jones, Reporter • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the City of Rainsville will be hosting the 10th annual Rainsville Freedom

By Marla Jones, Reporter • FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held a special work session to prioritize upcoming projects within the City. Councilmember Wade Hill addressed the Council with a list of fifteen projects that they will

By Marla Jones • DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Republican Executive Committee convened their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 12. Alabama Attorney General candidate Troy King addressed the members of the committee as well as the