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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo provided by The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) DeKalb County, Ala. — On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Rainsville City Council held a special called meeting to discuss the good name and character of a City employee. After the Council came out of the executive session,

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — At 12:01am on January 1, 2019, Nick Welden was sworn-in as DeKalb County Sheriff. Welden entered the office two weeks prior to his swearing-in through an official

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Southern Torch would like to introduce a new column entitled Into the Woods. This column will give hunters a platform to talk about their hunt, their kill and experience. Here is our first entry

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (Submitted Photos) FYFFE, Ala. — Two Fyffe football players are up for Player of the Year. Senior Payton Anderson has been named one of the 48 finalists for the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Back of the Year. Sophomore Caleb

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 #1-5 of

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