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By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: (Universal History Archive/UIG/SH) USA -— If you ask anyone around my age (mid-twenties) “What year did we go to the moon?,” I can almost guarantee that a song from the Disney Channel original

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Rainsville City Council, Council Pro Tem Ricky Byrum conducted the meeting in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt.  In

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — For our second stop on this season of Inside The Huddle, we stopped in to see the Crossville Lions. The Crossville Lions’ motto comes from Head Coach Dusty Darnell, “Quit being

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Dusty Darnell, Head Coach of the Crossville Lions! Darnell is an alumnus of Crossville High School and graduated in the Class of

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo) GERALDINE, Ala. — State authorities have begun an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred after a police chase began in Blount County and ended in DeKalb County.  According to Chief

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The City of Fort Payne recently announced they would be purchasing blank pavers to go in Patriot’s Memorial Park.  The pavers, which will be replaced by engraved pavers as they are

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — In DeKalb and Jackson Counties, we know football fans are anticipating the upcoming football season as much as we are. Football is a way of life for us, even our

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Coach James (Ernie) Willingham, Head Coach of the Collinsville Panthers Varsity Football Team.   Coach Ernie Willingham is a Collinsville graduate.  After

Day Trip Turns Deadly

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, on June 4, an incident occurred on a day trip at the Jackson County Park that resulted in the death of a resident

By Staff Reports Scottsboro, Ala. – The Young Republicans of Northeast Alabama have announced they will be hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ with former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The