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DeKalb Co. Revenue Office Confirms COVID-19 Case

DeKalb Co. Revenue Office Confirms COVID-19 Case

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the DeKalb County…
Inside The Statehouse: GOP Senate Runoff in Less Than Two Weeks

Inside The Statehouse: GOP Senate Runoff in Less Than Two Weeks

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Folks, we are less than two weeks away from our election contest…
County Changes COVID-19 Policies

County Changes COVID-19 Policies

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — DeKalb County Commission President, Rickey Harcrow ordered the DeKalb…
Alabama to Fund Virus Testing at Colleges

Alabama to Fund Virus Testing at Colleges

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo via Jacksonville State University) ALABAMA — Governor Kay Ivey recently announced programs…
Ables Seeks Re-Election

Ables Seeks Re-Election

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — Incumbent Mayor of the Town of Geraldine, Chuck Ables, recently announced…
Ivey Extends Safer-At-Home Order

Ivey Extends Safer-At-Home Order

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey announced the extension of her "Safer-At-Home"…
Alabama Schools Set Path for Reopening

Alabama Schools Set Path for Reopening

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by The Shelby County Reporter) ALABAMA — On Friday, State Superintendent Dr. Eric…
Inside The Statehouse: How Has Coronavirus Affected Alabama Politics?

Inside The Statehouse: How Has Coronavirus Affected Alabama Politics?

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist PHOTO: Steve Flowers is Alabama’s leading political columnist.  His weekly column appears in over 60…
Miller Announces Mayoral Bid

Miller Announces Mayoral Bid

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com SYLVANIA, Ala. — Sylvania resident and Councilmember Tom Miller would like to announce…
Local Officials Bail Out Police Heckler

Local Officials Bail Out Police Heckler

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Jerry Jason McKee (center) was bonded out of the DeKalb County Detention…
Magbie Announces Campaign for Fort Payne Council

Magbie Announces Campaign for Fort Payne Council

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Charlene Magbie has announced her candidacy for Fort Payne City…
Jones Introduces Bill to Strengthen Telemedicine

Jones Introduces Bill to Strengthen Telemedicine

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Butch Gill | AP Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones…
Inside The Statehouse: Why George Wallace Said "No" to U.S. Senate

Inside The Statehouse: Why George Wallace Said "No" to U.S. Senate

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — My next book on Alabama politics will expound on who I believe…
Fort Payne receives Project Updates

Fort Payne receives Project Updates

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full video below) The Fort Payne City Council held…
Rainsville to Vote on Alcohol Sales

Rainsville to Vote on Alcohol Sales

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full video below) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly…
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