By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Videos Below)The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018. Chuck Chitwood addressed the Council regarding the Chavies Bridge project and the recent bid opening where Miller

PHOTO: (Nathaniel Ledbetter for Alabama House of Representatives) By Staff Reports In a campaign finance report filed today with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office, Alabama State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville) verified that his reelection campaign received

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Nick Ledbetter, Head Coach for the Plainview Bears Varsity Football Team. Ledbetter is a Rainsville native and alumnus of Plainview High School.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On my second stop of Inside The Huddle, I visited with the Plainview Bears and new coach Nick “Rudy” Ledbetter. The Plainview Bears were always my rival when I was

Contributed by Jennifer McCurdy • Director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce   FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Lebron and Laurie Carter opened Carter’s Beverages in 2010 and in 2013 added an additional store at 1710 Glenn Blvd. Carter’s Beverages

Let Freedom Ring!

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It’s time to break out the folding chairs and blankets and celebrate the fourth of July with spectacular events across DeKalb County! The Rainsville Freedom Fest is big fun for the entire family. It will

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Monday morning signaled the beginning of a new chapter of the Fort Payne Parks and Recreation department. Robin Brothers, a native of DeKalb County, officially began her tenure as the

A Tornado In Ider?

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — A possible tornado caused damage to a barn located on County Road 886 in the Ider area. Grady Dalton is no stranger to tornadoes. In 2010, he lost his home to

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular meeting on June 25, 2018. During the work session, safety was the main concern.  Chris Hairston of the Central Office, addressed the need for

Contributed by John Baker for DeKalb County Sheriff DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, current Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson has agreed to remain as Chief Deputy of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office should John Baker be