Posts From Southern Torch

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow has been elected Chairman of the Board of Director of County Risk Services Inc. (CRS), a non-profit corporation that will provide administrative and support services for Alabama’s county

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 28, 2018. Sally Wheat, Principal of Wills Valley Elementary School and Brian Jett, Principal of Fort Payne High School

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Videos Below)The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018. Chuck Chitwood addressed the Council regarding the Chavies Bridge project and the recent bid opening where Miller

PHOTO: (Nathaniel Ledbetter for Alabama House of Representatives) By Staff Reports In a campaign finance report filed today with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office, Alabama State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville) verified that his reelection campaign received

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On June 30th, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a possible murder that happened approximately 2 months ago. When Deputies went to a residence on Road

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Nick Ledbetter, Head Coach for the Plainview Bears Varsity Football Team. Ledbetter is a Rainsville native and alumnus of Plainview High School.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On my second stop of Inside The Huddle, I visited with the Plainview Bears and new coach Nick “Rudy” Ledbetter. The Plainview Bears were always my rival when I was

Contributed by Jennifer McCurdy • Director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce   FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Lebron and Laurie Carter opened Carter’s Beverages in 2010 and in 2013 added an additional store at 1710 Glenn Blvd. Carter’s Beverages

By Amy Thrash, Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Most eleven-year-olds want a swimming party for their birthday, but Mason Chandler had a different idea for his special day. Mason’s dad Nathan contacted celebrity magician/illusionist Jaden Maxwell, who has appeared on

Let Freedom Ring!

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It’s time to break out the folding chairs and blankets and celebrate the fourth of July with spectacular events across DeKalb County! The Rainsville Freedom Fest is big fun for the entire family. It will