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Mayor Takes Charge

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 16, 2019. During the workshop, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced that the Council had been “slack” regarding the conduct of the

Homecoming Thriller

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE,Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats celebrated their Homecoming with a thrilling  31-30 victory over the Mae Jemison Jaguars 31-30.  At the end of the first quarter, the game was at a

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — The Valley Head TIgers defeated the Falkville Blue Devils on Friday night, 32-7.  Jordan Burt charged down the field nineteen yards to score the first touchdown of the night

Rams Cage the Dogs

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — The Sylvania Rams shutout the Gaston Bulldogs, 52-0 on Friday night. Sylvania struck early and often, scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter. On the second play from scrimmage,

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.   After a recent illness, Councilman Gerald “Red” Traylor was welcomed back by the Council and audience. 

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Cornerstone Christian Academy Eagles fell to the Clay County Eagles, 58-30. Clay County outscored the Cornerstone Christian Eagles, 25-6 in the first quarter.  Cornerstone scored when Lucas Hale connected with Eli

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DOUGLAS, Ala. — The Crossville Lions defeated the Douglas Eagles, 24-7 in Class 5A, Region 6 play on Friday night.  With 2:33 remaining in the first quarter, Kolby Lesley sailed in from 8-yards

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — The Ider Hornets fell to the Section Lions, 12-0 in a regional game on Friday night. Section Lions scored three points on a 33-yard field goal, with 3:00 remaining in

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last month, it was reported that work had begun on a new Dollar Tree in Rainsville. This week, the company confirmed the store’s opening on October 24, 2019.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs defeated the Brindlee Mountain Lions, 64-6 on Friday night.  The Bulldogs went on attack early in the game and scored 35 unanswered points in the first quarter. With