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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) PICTURED (L to R): Amy Glover, Charlie Glover, Adrienne Guice, Lamesa Bowman, Danny Stewart, Carol Stewart, Sharon Byrd, Debbie Wofford, Tyler Ledford, Gerald Bowman. (Middle Row): Brody Freeman, Gill Farmer, Mason Farmer, Amanda Whitfield,

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photos by Amy Thrash) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission welcomed a brand new commissioner at their organizational meeting on Wednesday, November 14. Lester Black, who defeated District

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter (Photo by Marla Jones) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Gardendale Rockets defeated the Fort Payne Wildcats 21-14 in the first round of the Class 6A Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) playoffs last Friday night.

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday night, the DeKalb County Republican Party held their regular meeting to elect new County Party Officers. The party elected the following people as the 2019-20 officers: David Gulledge (Chairman), D.L.

By Staff Report FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two wrecks occurred over the weekend that unfortunately resulted in two fatalities. Both accident accounts are according to the Fort Payne Police Department. On Saturday, November 10 at approximately 9:10pm, a two car

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Southern Torch) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, November 5 for their regularly scheduled meeting. After Councilmember Marshall Stiefel requested an update on the 2016-17 outside audit, Mayor Rodger

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,

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

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 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