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By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com PELL CITY, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats were defeated by the Pell City Panthers, 21-17 in the final seconds of the game. To start the game, both the Wildcats and the Panthers

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — Saturday night, Crossville and Geraldine met for their annual rival game , “The Battle of Skirum Creek.” This game pairs neighbor against neighbor in the time honored tradition.  Geraldine fought

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Fort Payne Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The Board approved its $45.7 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit, Deputies, Investigators and Fort Payne Police Department have been investigating several different individual over the past few months. On Friday afternoon,

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

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala. — For my next-to-last stop on this season’s Inside The Huddle, I stopped in to see the Crossville Lions. I was lucky enough to meet new head coach for the Lions, Dusty

PHOTO: (rainsvillealabama.com) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) Resolution 04-21-2014 was a hotly debated subject during this week’s regular meeting of the Rainsville City Council. After Councilmember Bejan Taheri reported the cost of the new

By Marla Jones Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on August 16, 2018. At the workshop, the Board were updated by Kyle Keith and Todd Smith of Schneider Electric regarding

PHOTO: The Fort Payne City Council begins their regular meeting with prayer. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Live Video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville native Lester Black has announced his campaign for DeKalb County Commission, District 4. Black is a lifetime Republican and active member of the Rainsville Community. Graduating Plainview High School in 1972, Black attended