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By Steve Flowers Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — One of the most outstanding congressmen and leaders in Alabama history is Congressman Jack Edwards. He passed away three weeks ago at age 91. He was born with the full name of

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Last week, Legacy of Hope, Alabama’s Organ and Tissue Donation Alliance, hosted their Inaugural Stars of Hope Gala.  Trudy Raye of the DeKalb County Probate Office was one of the over

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in the Alabama U.S. Senate race to report their financial haul for the third fundraising quarter of 2019, which ended on September 30.  U.S.

$25.9M Budget Passed

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: The Council’s 2020 budget includes a raise for City employees as well as a $150,000 allotment for the City School System. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The City

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Caleb Jones threw for 3 touchdowns and had an interception all in the first quarter of the game. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) ASBURY, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers defeated the Asbury

Region Win for Bears

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: The Plainview Bears defeated Brindlee Mountain last week for their first region win of the season. (Photo by Tanya Haney Jones) GRANT, Ala. — The Plainview Bears defeated the Brindlee Mountain Lions,

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: The Fyffe Red Devils shutout Cedar Bluff last week, 42-0. (Photo by Cheryl Boydston) CEDAR BLUFF, Ala. — The Fyffe Red Devils shutout the Cedar Bluff Tigers, 42-0 on Friday night.  The

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Jordan Burt rushed for 200 yards and scored two touchdowns against Ragland. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — The Valley Head Tigers were defeated by the Ragland Purple Devils

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com HIGDON, Ala. — The Ider Hornets fell to the North Sand Mountain Bison, 48-7 on Friday night.   With 3:51 remaining in the first quarter, Jayden Culpepper connected with Landon Green, on a

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com NEW HOPE, Ala. — The Sylvania Rams defeated the New Hope Indians, 63-21 to win their fifth consecutive game this season and giving them a 6-1 for the 2019 football season thus far.