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PHOTO: Yesterday, Congressman Brooks introduced H.R. 2940, which would allow lawmakers to be able to Conceal Carry. (“Mo Brooks,” Wikimedia | File Photo) By Staff Reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced H.R. 2940, the Congressional Self-Defense Act, which

PHOTO: The Fyffe Red Devils charge the field during a practice last week. By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala.—What better way to kick off my second season of “Inside the Huddle” than with a visit with the 2016 Class

PHOTO: James Edward Hester (left) of Albertville and Nickey McNew of Crossville (right) were arrested on drug charges after narcotics were found during traffic stops. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s

PHOTO: The two surviving victims of Thursday’s crash have emerged from comas, but they still have a long road to recovery! (Cheryl and Landon Reed | GoFundMe.com) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Last Thursday, at around 3

PHOTO: Councilman Bejan Taheri votes “Yay” on a motion to indefinitely “table” the discussion about paving a road in the city. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video of the Workshop and Meeting at the

PHOTO: Congestion on U.S. Highway 280 in Birmingham. (Contributed Photo | Office of Jim Zeigler) Contributed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler MONTGOMERY, Ala. — I do not need expensive studies and consultants to know that Alabama has immediate infrastructure needs.  I

PHOTO: Kailee Johnson received a $1000.00 Bill Kirk Endowment scholarship from the National FFA Organization. (Contributed Photo | National FFA Organization) By Staff Reports SYLVANIA, Ala. — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000.00 Bill Kirk Endowment scholarship to Kailee Johnson of

PHOTO: Randy Owen, joined by Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry, address fans out side of the DeKalb Theatre earlier today. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At 1:00 pm today (June 16),

PHOTO: The call went out about 11 am yesterday (June 15), and Fire Fighters from Rainsville and Sylvania responded. A firefighter from the Dogtown Volunteer Fire Department who was near by also assisted with tackling the blaze.  (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Today (June 15), at approximately 3 pm, a tragic accident occurred on Highway 35 in Rainsville, near “Roadside Que” (Intersection of Highway 35 and Old Highway 35). The accident occurred during the