OPED: Gasoline Tax…Really?

Contributed by Anthony Cooper DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — I believe we need government and taxes, but in a very small

OPINION: Do Not Grant Parole

PHOTO: (Alabama Department of Corrections) Contributed by Scott Lloyd, Assistant District Attorney DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Even after 21 years of service as

OPINION: Sheriff Israel failed to instill lessons learned almost 20 years ago

PHOTO: The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made law enforcement agencies across the country rethink their tactics during active shooter


(File Photo) The following letter was submitted to the Southern Torch by Kim Lewis of 1006 Airport Rd West, Fort

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is the fairness?

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) *The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Rainsville Citizen Sonjia Pittman, regarding

OPED by Jim Zeigler: Alabama has an immediate infrastructure need – Interstate 65

PHOTO: Congestion on U.S. Highway 280 in Birmingham. (Contributed Photo | Office of Jim Zeigler) Contributed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler

OPED: USDA Should end indiscriminate poisoning

PHOTO: The M-44 “Cyanide Bomb” is used by the USDA Wildlife Services Division to kill coyotes. (USDA.gov| Bannock County Sheriff’s Office)

OPED: Protect the Thin Blue Line

By State Senator Steve Livingston On July 7 in Dallas, a heavily armed sniper shot and killed five police officers

Are terror attacks the new norm?

PHOTO: Immediate aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This past

TORCH OPINON: Let’s not only remember, but finish the fight

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com Since the events September 11, 2001, it’s become a part of life to pay