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Mayor Takes Charge

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 16, 2019. During the workshop, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt announced that the Council had been “slack” regarding the conduct of the

Homecoming Thriller

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE,Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats celebrated their Homecoming with a thrilling  31-30 victory over the Mae Jemison Jaguars 31-30.  At the end of the first quarter, the game was at a

Rams Cage the Dogs

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — The Sylvania Rams shutout the Gaston Bulldogs, 52-0 on Friday night. Sylvania struck early and often, scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter. On the second play from scrimmage,

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.   After a recent illness, Councilman Gerald “Red” Traylor was welcomed back by the Council and audience. 

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Cornerstone Christian Academy Eagles fell to the Clay County Eagles, 58-30. Clay County outscored the Cornerstone Christian Eagles, 25-6 in the first quarter.  Cornerstone scored when Lucas Hale connected with Eli

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last month, it was reported that work had begun on a new Dollar Tree in Rainsville. This week, the company confirmed the store’s opening on October 24, 2019.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala.– The Class 2A, No.1 ranked, Fyffe Red Devils defeated the No. 6 ranked Collinsville Panthers, 24-3 on Friday night.  With 6:10 remaining in the first quarter, Ike Rowell stampeded his way

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SUSAN MOORE, Ala. — The Plainview Bears were defeated by the Susan Moore Bulldogs 38-14, Friday night. This loss places the Bears 0-2 in region play. The Bulldogs scored with 1:59 remaining in

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 10, 2019. County Engineer Ben Luther stated that after opening the bids for Project No. ST-025-888-020 for County

Story & Photos by Amy Thrash, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats defeated the Albertville Aggies in region play on Friday night, 20-13.  The Aggies were the first to put points on the board with a