Posts From Southern Torch

Bears to Hold Raffle

The Plainview Boys Basketball Program is selling chances to win a pair (2) of 2014 Iron Bowl tickets. Chances are $20 each or 6 for $100 donation. All proceeds go to the Plainview Boys Basketball Program. The drawing will take

Beast Feast is Back!

The Beast Feast is a beloved tradition in the Fyffe community. Though it’s fallen to the wayside in years past, families will have a chance this year to swarm to Fyffe Church of God for an opportunity to sample exotic

Who is in charge of the executive branch? What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution? When must all men register for the Selective Service? Seven states are considering the Civics Education Initiative which will require students

Boom Days Lineup

Boom Days is here! It all starts on Thursday night with an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Muscle Shoals” at the DeKalb Theatre!   For tickets and more information, visit .    

Can Henry Survive?

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) hung their dirty laundry out for all to see last week when a letter to board members from former Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert was released. Hubbert was the driving force behind the once powerful AEA

The Rainsville City Council discusses the current status of the Chavies Bridge Project. ALDOT has approved the project December 2015 is the estimated timeframe The project has an estimated cost of roughly $1.5 million  


Usually after 3 games you can tell the identity of a football team. However there are a few DeKalb teams that we’re still left scratching our heads about. Each week we grade every team in DeKalb County based on a

Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive. Each state confronts this task with a set of policy decisions unique to their own situation, but not all state policies lead to economic

Shave and a Haircut

Tucked in the front corner of Beason’s Barber Shop in Fort Payne, Ala., is a vintage barber chair. Not an unusual piece of décor for such an establishment until you step close enough to read the typed words on an

The Alabama state budget process begins with the Alabama Department of Finance’s Executive State Budget Office (EBO), as required by Alabama law. The EBO puts together the Governor’s Executive Budget and presents it to the Legislature. The Legislature reviews the