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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — What better way to kick off my third season of “Inside the Huddle” than with a visit with the Fyffe Red Devil football team? Coach Benefield and his staff are

By Trevor Carson, Reporter SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania student Alexis Stevens won fourth place in the state FFA public speaking competition. Stevens previously won first place at the district competition. “This is the highest that the school has ever gone,” said

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 3128 recently honored Lieutenant Joshua Michael Jennings with the National VFW Firefighter of the Year Award. Jennings was chosen over 10,000 other VFW

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Senior Beta team from Cornerstone Christian Academy will be heading home from the national competition in Savannah, Ga. with an extra piece of luggage. That extra piece will be a first place

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full LIVE video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 19, 2018. The Council discussed ongoing talks with Norfolk Southern regarding the problems arising

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, June 18, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting. During the work session, Rainsville Freedom Run Race Coordinator, Jerry Clifton addressed the Council regarding

PHOTO: Runners from across the world came together at Broadway Baptist on Saturday. (just4running.com) By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It was another successful year for the Rainsville Freedom Run as residents of DeKalb County sweat out the warm morning

PHOTO: (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On June 15, after closing for the night, Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville was broken into through the back entrance. After both cash registers were damaged, an undisclosed amount

Celebrate Your Dad

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com Father’s Day has always been a day to celebrate fathers or the father figures in your life. As we glide through this story we call life, the effect of the men who raised us becomes more

Ledbetter Comes Home

PHOTO: (Sonya Elrod Photography) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At this week’s DeKalb County Board of Education meeting, Nick “Rudy” Ledbetter was named as the new Head Football Coach for the Plainview Bears. Ledbetter is an alumnus of