By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and welcomed back Mayor Larry Chesser after his recent health issues. During the meeting,

Bulldog Battle

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Amy Thrash) GERALDINE, Ala. — In a battle of the Bulldogs,the  Piedmont Bulldogs defeated the Geraldine Bulldogs, 26-6. The game was delayed due to a power outage but it took Geraldine no

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers finished  their regular season play, shutting out the Valley Head Tigers, 34-0.  This win gives the Panthers their fifth straight shutout of the season.

Battle to the End

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Cheryl Boydston) DER, Ala. —The Ider Hornets fell to the Spring Garden Panthers 41-27 on Friday night. Ider put the first points on the board with a 8-yard carry by Jacob Higdon. 

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) SYLVANIA, Ala. — The Fyffe Red Devils defeated the Sylvania Rams 41-14 on Friday to finish the regular season undefeated. The Red Devils struck early scoring on a 2-yard scamper

Lions Cage the Bears

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Crossville Lions defeated the Plainview Bears 12-7 for the first time since 2002, when both teams were Class 3A region rivals. Plainview put the first points

By Amy Thrash, Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats fell to the Carver Birmingham Rams 28-7 on Friday night. The Wildcats’ defense came out strong and forced a three-and-out. With 6:36 remaining in the first quarter, Jordan

DeKalb’s Red Wave

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photos by Zach Hester)  DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In spite of a long evening of election returns at the national level, the night was short for results in DeKalb County as a red wave overtook

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Band. Beta. Basketball. What do these three have in common? First, they all begin with the letter “b.” Not very impressive. Secondly, they all involve competition. That’s better. Additionally, they all bring joy to

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) Southern Torch was pleased to welcome Congressman Robert Aderholt to our office on Monday for a brief interview before his campaign stop at the Tom Bevill