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By Steve Flowers, AL Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — It has been a long hot summer in Montgomery, and I do not mean at the Capitol or Statehouse, but in the City of Montgomery itself. There is a heated and

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Kailee Johnson, a Sylvania alumna and current Auburn University student, recently received notification that she had earned the highest honor awarded by the Future Farmers of America (FFA), the American Degree.

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — For my latest 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!

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Matt Putnam, Head Coach of the Sylvania Rams Varsity Football Team. Coach Putnam graduated from Sylvania High School in 1996.  He attended

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) plans to introduce a resolution at the Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee meeting that calls for the expulsion of controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for what he calls

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Resolution 8-19-2019, which allocates money from gas tax funds to the City’s bridges and roads, was unanimously passed at Monday’s Council meeting. (File Photo) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook)

By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — In a world full of voices, the ones you should be listening to every weekday morning belong to a tall shiny jokester named Joe and his bright and clever co-host named Jenna Sue. He’s

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Councilmember Lynn Brewer presented the Council with handmade thank

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor PICTURED: Ryan Jones, along with his team of Cody Hurley and Derrick Blevins, won the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Golf Tournament. They are pictured with tournament chairperson, Chip Rucker. (Submitted Photo) RAINSVILLE, Ala. —

Story & Photo contributed by Carolyn W. Boatner IDER, Ala. — The Ider Homemakers and Community Leaders applied for a grant from the DeKalb County HCL and the Alabama State HCL for use in the Ider Public Library. We were awarded