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Final Round Bound

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — On Friday night, Fyffe defeated the Aliceville Yellow Jackets 49-8 in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Playoffs. To start the game off on

Mission Complete

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by John Duricka) After losing former First Lady Barbara Bush in April of this year, the Bush family is once again on America’s prayer list as former President George H.W. Bush passed away on

By Staff Reports (Photo by Zach Hester) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: At 8:40am, a 2017 Volvo Truck, owned by E Trucking of Chamblee, Ga., being driven by Ni Luai Sung of Tucker, Ga., lost control of

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Saturday, December 1, deputies and local police were dispatched to a shooting at a residence on County Road 34 in Crossville. The victim, George Allen Murphy, 45 of Crossville, was struck one time

Christmas In Dixie

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Kristy Gallagher) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — By now in New York City, there is snow on the ground, but they still don’t have a Cook Castle Christmas like we do. For the fifth

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 27. Emily McCamy of the Council on Aging requested the hiring of Joyce Revelitz as

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville lost a longtime banker and friend on Monday, November 26. Anthony Willmon, former President of the First Bank of the South, passed away leaving behind a legacy in the City of

SEMI-FINAL BOUND

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — The number one ranked, Class 2A Fyffe Red Devils defeated the Ohatchee Indians, 21-13 on Friday night. Fans were on the edge of their seat most of the night as the Fyffe Red

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Tuesday, DeKalb and Jackson counties’ state legislators gathered alongside local officials and residents to deliver the 2018 State of the State address at Northeast Alabama Community

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Orvetta Angelic Patterson) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Monday night, a blaze broke out in a vacant building in downtown Fort Payne. Firefighters responded immediately to put out the fire that could have