Posts From Southern Torch

Cat Fight

By Amy Thrash, Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats were defeated by the Scottsboro Wildcats 26-13 on Friday night. This was the 84th meeting of the Wildcats .The Scottsboro Wildcats has won The Top Cat Trophy two of

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 4. The Council passed a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for the modification

Contributed by The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Recently, the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce partnered with Fort Payne High School and the DeKalb County Economic Development Board to help facilitate a job shadowing program for

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On August 28th, officers were conducting routine patrols on Interstate 59 and observed a gray SUV that had two moving violations.   Officers conducted a traffic stop on the

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on August 28, 2018. Commission President Ricky Harcrow reported that at the 90th Meeting of the Alabama County Commissioners

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers started out the 2018 season  with a shocking  13-0 shutout of the Plainview Bears on Thursday night. The Panthers and Bears have met on the field for

Kirkland Retires

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Longtime Rainsville Postmaster Pam Kirkland has announced that Friday, August 31 will be her last day as a employee of the United States Postal Service. Kirkland began her 30 year career with

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com PELL CITY, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats were defeated by the Pell City Panthers, 21-17 in the final seconds of the game. To start the game, both the Wildcats and the Panthers

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — Saturday night, Crossville and Geraldine met for their annual rival game , “The Battle of Skirum Creek.” This game pairs neighbor against neighbor in the time honored tradition.  Geraldine fought

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Fort Payne Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The Board approved its $45.7 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year