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(Photo by Marla Jones) By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats defeated the Albertville Aggies 42-21 on Friday night. This is the Wildcats first win under new coach Chris Elmore. The Wildcats got off to

(Photo by Marla Jones) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor CROSSVILLE, Ala. — The Crossville Lions fell to the Etowah Blue Devils 52-7 in their  Class 5A, Region 6 season opener. Etowah attacked fast and hard in the first quarter,  scoring

Home Invasion May 5, 2018 8:52 pm 911 Dispatch received a call about a Burglary and Possible Sexual Abuse that occurred in the vicinity of 4th Street NW Officers made contact with the male and female homeowners that told about

One Year Anniversary

Contributed by Jennifer McCurdy, Executive Director • The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Well…I am celebrating my one-year anniversary at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. Wow! I feel like I just stepped into my role as

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Pam Simpson has announced that she will seek reelection to another term. Simpson said she feels her experience makes her uniquely qualified for the job. “My experience is unmatched

By Zach Hester, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) announced the 50 schools across the state that will be recognized for their achievement in showing the most improvement in last year’s 3rd grade

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville resident Lelon “Doc” Thompson was recently awarded the Honorable Rotarian Award for fifty-three years of active service. The Rotary Club meets weekly. During his first forty years of membership, Thompson had

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. —Recently, the DeKalb County Career Tech Director Jonathan Phillips and DeKalb County Technology Center’s welding instructor Russ McFall were selected by the Alabama Department of Education to serve on the 2019 National SREB Planning

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com STEVENSON, Ala. — The North Jackson Chiefs defeated the Plainview Bears, 48-0 on Friday night. With 8:32 remaining in the first quarter, North Jackson scores on a 3-play, 32 yard rushing touchdown.  The extra

(Photo by Cheryl Boydston) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — The Ider Hornets were defeated by the Holly Pond Broncos , 36-13 in their home opener of the 2018 football season. With 9:25 remaining in the first