Posts From Southern Torch

By Mary Scott Hunter  In 1979 my father played his last NFL season as a quarterback for the Detroit Lions.  My family moved to Birmingham, Michigan just outside of Detroit, and I entered the first grade of our local public elementary

Rainsville Rift

Rainsville Police Chief Charles Centers could be facing unpaid suspension after allegedly using a city license plate unlawfully on a vehicle still owned by a dealership, which he drove as far as Rome, GA. According to Mayor Nick Jones, Centers had

Southern Torch has learned from a source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, that Rhonda Jill Johnson was hospitalized in Huntsville over the weekend for a  ‘possible drug overdose’ and placed on life support. Johnson has now been taken

I know today there are thousands of pieces written by thousands of better writers with more ties and perspective to 9/11 than myself. But still, I’ll never forget how I felt sitting in a classroom in 2001 watching the events

John Merrill (R-Tuscaloosa) continued his blistering campaign pace in his bid for Alabama Secretary of State. Merrill has been in DeKalb County six times in the last two weeks alone. He spent Monday night with the Young Republicans of Northeast

The year was 1988. Ronald Reagan was in the White House. The song topping the charts was Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror. The Cosby Show was the most popular show on TV. An unknown actor named Bruce Willis was

22 days…

22 days until the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will take effect. Do you have any idea what will follow? I’ve spoken with local business owners in the community to see if there is anyone looking forward to Obamacare…and in the

There are pivotal moments in games that determine the outcome. That moment came on the first play from scrimmage last night as Plainview QB Jayse Pruitt connected with WR Chase Willingham for a 25 yard gain…who then fumbled. Geraldine immediately

My wife, Amy, and I have been blessed with three wonderful sons, each of whom have their own distinct personalities.  Our middle son, Jonah, has the most outgoing and carefree personality of the three but also has been gifted the