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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This week’s Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Nick Ledbetter, Head Coach for the Plainview Bears Varsity Football Team. Ledbetter is a Rainsville native and alumnus of Plainview High School.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On my second stop of Inside The Huddle, I visited with the Plainview Bears and new coach Nick “Rudy” Ledbetter. The Plainview Bears were always my rival when I was

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular meeting on June 25, 2018. During the work session, safety was the main concern.  Chris Hairston of the Central Office, addressed the need for

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

By Zach Hester • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center will host its 5th Annual Singing with the Stars on June 14 from 6pm to 9:30pm at the Northeast Alabama Community College Lyceum. This year’s

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Twenty-six local athletes received All-County Softball Honors. Plainview: Bailey Smart (Overall MVP), Kenzi Traylor (County MVP), Krimson Kidd, Ava Jacobs, Elaine Puckett, Kennedi Traylor Collinsville: Brittany Rivera (County MVP), Abbigale Ford, Caroline Brannon, Courtney

Tossing Two Tassels

By Zach Hester, Reporter zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — As graduations across the nation happen around this time of year, outgoing high school seniors are looking forward to that moment when they get to move the tassel perched on their caps

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Plainview Lady Bears softball team stepped onto the field in hopes of bringing the blue State Championship trophy home to Rainsville. In the first game of

PHOTO: The largest D.A.R.E. graduation to date in DeKalb County. (Facebook | Thomas Underwood) By Zach Hester, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On May 16th, D.A.R.E. celebrated their largest graduation to date with 700 kids across all of DeKalb County’s schools graduating from the

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Plainview Lady Bears softball team are headed to the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Finals held in Montgomery after a perfect 3-0 showing during the 3A North Regional Tournament in Huntsville.