By Zach Hester, Reporter • DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The World’s Longest Yard Sale will make its way back to DeKalb County next Thursday, August 2 and last until Sunday, August 5. The sale begins each year on the first

PHOTO: Mr. Shane Byrd, Principal of Fort Payne Middle School addresses the board on the school’s progress and goals for the upcoming year. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City

PHOTO: (Submitted Photos) By Marla Jones, Reporter • SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania parents are voicing concerns regarding asbestos being found in the floor after a leak occurred a few weeks ago at Sylvania High School. Asbestos, if disturbed, is

PHOTO: The Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners practice at Burgess-Snow Field where the benefit concert will be held this September. (Bill Wilson | The Anniston Star) By Zach Hester, Reporter • JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Last April, a pair of devastating tornadoes

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • IDER, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Brent Tinker, Head Coach of the Ider Hornets Varsity Football team! Coach Tinker is a 1987 graduate of Ider High School and

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • IDER, Ala. — For my sixth stop of Inside The Huddle, I headed up Highway 75 to meet with the Ider Hornets! As I walked up to the field house, I could not help

Photo: The City of Rainsville, Rainsville Industrial Development Board, and DeKalb County Board of Education held a joint ribbon cutting for the new bus garage last Thursday. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Zach Hester, Reporter • RAINSVILLE, Ala. —

By Marla Jones, Reporter • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on July 24, 2018. In the work session of the meeting, Chairman of the Board, Jeff Williams stressed

Photo: DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow proudly displays a check received from the State to aid in road projects. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On July 24, 2018, the DeKalb County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Plainview Head Girl Coaching Duties from Heather Powell. Powell was a hero on and off the court.  While