Opinion

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dead Dogs Walking

(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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Move Rainsville Forward, Win or Lose

The following letter was submitted to the Southern Torch by Rainsville citizen Nick Hall. If you have thoughts you would