Tag "Rainsville"

BOE approves budget

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Videos on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on September 13, 2018. During the workshop session, Anthony Cooper presented the final budget

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 3. DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Pam Simpson addressed the Council explaining the many responsibilities of

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers started out the 2018 season  with a shocking  13-0 shutout of the Plainview Bears on Thursday night. The Panthers and Bears have met on the field for

Kirkland Retires

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Longtime Rainsville Postmaster Pam Kirkland has announced that Friday, August 31 will be her last day as a employee of the United States Postal Service. Kirkland began her 30 year career with

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 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

(Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Technology Center in Rainsville has won the 2018 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) James E. Bottoms Pacesetter Award. The technology center was nominated by the state coordinator and by

Fight Night

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, July 14, 2018, mixed martial arts fans were treated to the first ever Alabama Fighting Championship (AFC) event in Rainsville. Spectators were entertained with arm bars, submission holds and

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The City of Rainsville, The Rainsville Industrial Development Board and The DeKalb County Board of Education will have a joint ribbon cutting at the new bus garage location in the Rainsville Industrial Park off of

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