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By Megan Blansit, ST Faith Columnist (Submitted Photo) This article was previously published in an earlier edition of The Southern Torch. It has been rerun by request. Well friends, 2018 is winding down! I hope some awesome things have happened for you

A Queen Is Coronated

By Eloise Smith, General Manager (Photo by Amy Thrash) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Southern Torch family is proud to announce the appointment of Marla Jones as its new Managing Editor. Marla has been a proud member of the Southern Torch

By Staff Reports (Photo by DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office:At 12:01 am, January 1, 2019, Nick Welden was sworn-in as DeKalb County’s new Sheriff. Welden was officially appointed by Governor Kay Ivey (see attached memo) after former Sheriff

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