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Southern Torch – Meet the Staff

Who is Southern Torch? Meet the faces behind the words Joseph M. Morgan – Editor and Publisher Joseph Morgan is a

Fort Payne, Rainsville announce city merger

SOUTHERN TORCH EXCLUSIVE: City officials finalize largest municipal merger in Alabama history By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— The

DeKalb EMA issues Flash Flood Watch

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has issued a Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service

Bentley’s top political advisor announces resignation

      MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Rebekah Caldwell Mason, top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, announced Wednesday in a statement

Fort Payne named as stop on Hank Williams Trail

Beason’s Barber Shop visited by Jett Williams, Alabama Tourism on Tuesday By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Jett Williams,

Tragedy in Crossville: 1-year-old drowns in DeKalb County pond

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com CROSSVILLE, Ala.—A 1-year-old boy died on Wednesday in a tragic drowning in a backyard goldfish

Bentley admits to inappropriate comments

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala— In a strange sequence of events on Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley admitted to making

Tragedy in Crossville: 1-year-old drowns in DeKalb County pond

CROSSVILLE, Ala.—A 1-year-old boy died on Wednesday in a tragic drowning in a backyard goldfish pond outside his family’s DeKalb

Blevins convicted of manslaughter, gets 30 years

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—Franklin Ledel Blevins, 35, of Fort Payne, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years