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By: Joseph M. Morgan RAINSVILLE, Ala.—After two years of waiting Coach Neal Thrash tonight finally received a hearing regarding his dismissal as the head coach at Fyffe High School. The DeKalb County BOE voted 4-1 to overturn DeKalb Superintendent Hugh

By: Joseph M. Morgan RAINSVILLE, Ala.—As of 5 p.m. tonight, Thursday March 17, 2016 the DeKalb BOE meeting has begun. Coach Neal Thrash will finally get his day before the DeKalb County BOE regarding his dismissal as Fyffe’s head coach by

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—A DeKalb County resident who was recently denied a handgun permit by the county sheriff’s department has filed an appeal to fight for his right to carry and conceal a firearm. Rickey Pippin,

By: Joseph M. Morgan WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on Monday to overturn a previous Alabama Supreme Court ruling that refused to recognize the custody and visitation rights of a lesbian mother living in Alabama. The

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— In perhaps the most highly anticipated race on the ballot for DeKalb County residents on Super Tuesday, Dr. Jason Barnett defeated incumbent and current DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Hugh Taylor in the

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com It is late January 2016 and an odd scene is unfolding in the small village of Bamba. It is 90 degrees on this day. Located just southeast of the equator on the continent of Africa

By Tyler Pruett FORT PAYNE, Ala.— One of Dekalb County’s favorite coffee shops and eateries is happy to announce they will be expanding and going mobile. The Spot, located on the corner of Gault Avenue and 1st Street in downtown

The race to watch this Tuesday: DeKalb County Schools Superintendent By: Tyler Pruett and Joseph Morgan DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—Alabama’s Presidential Primary is this Tuesday, March 1. In addition to making a choice of presidential candidates, voters in DeKalb County will

Letter to the Editor

                      Note from the Editor: The articles on this page are opinions submitted by readers of Southern Torch, and therefore do not necessarily represent or express the views of Southern Torch.  

Letter to the Editor

Note from the Editor: The articles on this page are opinions submitted by readers of Southern Torch, and therefore do not necessarily represent or express the views of Southern Torch.   Dear Editor, Talk is cheap. But Hugh Taylor has produced results.