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By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Teams across DeKalb County are gearing up for the Area Tournament that will be held in various places next week.  In Class 1A, Valley Head Varsity Boys hold a 7-13

Special to the Southern Torch RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Get ready to share the magic of the circus with your family, when Loomis Bros. Circus brings their all new 2019 “Circus TraditionsTour” Tour to Rainsville, Alabama on Monday, February 4th and Tuesday,

A Queen Is Coronated

By Eloise Smith, General Manager (Photo by Amy Thrash) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Southern Torch family is proud to announce the appointment of Marla Jones as its new Managing Editor. Marla has been a proud member of the Southern Torch

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Building contractors have expressed concern regarding new code enforcement signs that are popping up in developing subdivisions in the City of Rainsville.  David Snay, part-time Rainsville Revenue Officer, spoke with Southern

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

Lions Cage the Bears

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch (Photo by Marla Jones) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Crossville Lions defeated the Plainview Bears 12-7 for the first time since 2002, when both teams were Class 3A region rivals. Plainview put the first points

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Cheryl Boydston) SECTION, Ala. — The Ider Hornets scored their first win of the season with a 28-6 victory over the Section Lions. The Hornets attacked the Lions early scoring on

Devils Burn the Dogs

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Amy Thrash) FALKVILLE, Ala. — The Valley Head Tigers fell to the Falkville Blue Devils, 55-6 on Friday night.  This loss put the Tigers 0-2 in Class 1A, Region 7. With

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs shutout the Brindlee Mountain Lions, 49-0 on Friday night. Brindlee Mountain went three and out.  The Bulldogs scored on the first play from scrimmage,

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