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RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Wednesday, the players hit the court for the fourth annual First State Bank Shootout. At 7pm, the Plainview Bears took on the Scottsboro Wildcats. The Bears defeated Scottsboro 71-54. Plainview took the early 24-14 lead in

Share the Joy

By Marla Jones,Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — During the Christmas season, several “heroes” joined forces to help those who are less fortunate. Southern Torch would like to recognize a few of those in our community who go above

At the end of each year, we compile a list of the best stories we did that year. In 2018, we had so many great articles that we had to break it into two parts! Here are stories #6-10 of

Back to Back Champs

By Marla Jones,Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Kristy Gallagher) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Plainview Varsity Boys basketball team defeated the Fyffe Red Devils 87-56 to win the Sand Mountain Tournament finale on Saturday night. At the end of the first period, the Bears

It’s HIS Birthday!

By Megan Blansit,ST Faith Contributor (Photo by Kristy Gallagher) The day many of us have anticipated is among us! Christmas day is only days away! If you’re anything like me, this is both exciting and slightly stressful. I absolutely love

By Staff Reports POWELL, Ala. — Northeast Alabama Community College officials are pleased to announce that the Machine Tool Program has been awarded $20,000 for student scholarships and eligible competitions that showcase Manufacturing and CNC Machining programs.  The award was

By Marla Jones,Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their last meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 18. To open the meeting, the Council received public comments from citizens regarding the rezoning of Hixon

Blame Game

By Marla Jones,Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council held their last meeting of 2018 on Monday, December 17.  In the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt, Mayor Pro Tem Ricky Byrum conducted the meeting. Councilmember

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Plainview High School’s boys’ basketball team showed the world last season on the way to a 34-1 season and Class 3A state championship that its team could shoot the basketball as good as any

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb Ambulance Service has named their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the year. Mr. B.J. Hayes was chosen by his fellow employees as the best EMT of 2018. Mr.