Contributed by The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament fundraiser began in 2000. That year, the Chamber awarded a $500 scholarship to one Plainview High School student. In 2016, the Chamber awarded four

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

(Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Technology Center in Rainsville has won the 2018 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) James E. Bottoms Pacesetter Award. The technology center was nominated by the state coordinator and by

By Staff Reports WASHINGTON, DC — According to the office of Senator Doug Jones: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) spoke on the Senate floor [last week] about the negative impact that the President’s proposed 25-percent auto tariffs would have on

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018. The meeting began with a motion initiated by Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt and brought forward by Councilmember Derek Rosson

By Marla Jones, Reporter • COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Coach James “Ernie” Willingham, Head Coach of the Collinsville Panthers! Willingham is a alumnus of both Collinsville and Jacksonville State University. He served as the

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — On my fifth stop of Inside The Huddle, our crew made the trek to southern DeKalb County to check out what’s going on with the Collinsville Panthers! The Panthers had already

Contributed by Jennifer McCurdy • Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Did you know we have a Young Talent group in DeKalb County? What’s that you ask? Well, it’s a group of DeKalb Countians between the ages of

By Marla Jones, Reporter • FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A group of concerned citizens addressed the Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday, regarding the closure of the 23rd Street South railroad crossing.  Their main concern was that emergency vehicles would

Fight Night

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, July 14, 2018, mixed martial arts fans were treated to the first ever Alabama Fighting Championship (AFC) event in Rainsville. Spectators were entertained with arm bars, submission holds and