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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — For my seventh stop on this season of Inside The Huddle, I was able to return to my old stomping grounds and visit with my alma mater, the Sylvania Rams! I

PHOTO: (Submitted Photos) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania parents are voicing concerns regarding asbestos being found in the floor after a leak occurred a few weeks ago at Sylvania High School. Asbestos, if disturbed, is

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

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

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

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, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on May 15, 2018 at Plainview High School. During the meeting several groups were recognized for their accomplishments.  The winners from SkillsUSA and HOSA