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Geraldine to Intercept Outstanding City Fees

Geraldine to Intercept Outstanding City Fees

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — At this last week’s meeting, the Geraldine City Council voted…
Blanchard Enters Race for U.S. Senate

Blanchard Enters Race for U.S. Senate

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com ALABAMA — Montgomery businesswoman and former U.S. Ambassador Lynda Blanchard has entered the race…
Conservative Radio Titan Rush Limbaugh Dead at 70

Conservative Radio Titan Rush Limbaugh Dead at 70

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rush Limbaugh, the influential media icon that transformed talk radio,…
Ivey Signs 3 Priority Bills

Ivey Signs 3 Priority Bills

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Last week, Governor Kay Ivey signed three priority bills into law after legislators…
Ivey Declares State of Emergency for Winter Weather

Ivey Declares State of Emergency for Winter Weather

ALABAMA — Governor Kay Ivey (R-Ala.) has issued a state of emergency for 28 counties as inclement freezing weather moves…
Inside The Statehouse: Big Issues Facing Alabama's Legislature

Inside The Statehouse: Big Issues Facing Alabama's Legislature

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist The 2021 legislative session has begun.  It will be a monumental and difficult session. Due…
Commission Keeps Health Incentives

Commission Keeps Health Incentives

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting…
Opinion: This Is Who Could Replace Richard Shelby

Opinion: This Is Who Could Replace Richard Shelby

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Robert Sutton | Tuscaloosa News) ALABAMA — On January 3, 2023, Alabama…
Aderholt Has "No Current Plans" to Run for U.S. Senate

Aderholt Has "No Current Plans" to Run for U.S. Senate

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik) ALABAMA — U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) has "no…
FP Raises Sewer & Sanitation Rates

FP Raises Sewer & Sanitation Rates

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled…
Rainsville Approves Sanitation Rate Increase

Rainsville Approves Sanitation Rate Increase

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: At Monday night's meeting, the Rainsville City Council voted to raise sanitation…
Gov. Ivey Holds State of the State Address

Gov. Ivey Holds State of the State Address

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Jake Crandall | The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On…
Inside The Statehouse: An Outstanding Class of Freshmen State Senators

Inside The Statehouse: An Outstanding Class of Freshmen State Senators

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The 2021 Regular Legislative Session begins next week.  Over the years I…
Alabama Officials React to Biden Inauguration

Alabama Officials React to Biden Inauguration

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Patrick Semansky / Pool via Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statewide officials and…
Inside The Statehouse: Alabama's Prison Issues Continue in 2021

Inside The Statehouse: Alabama's Prison Issues Continue in 2021

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist • www.steveflowers.us MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As the 2021 Regular Legislative Session looms, the 800-pound gorilla…
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