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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor, marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At Tuesday’s meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Education, Dr.…
Alabama gas stations report panic-fueled shortages

Alabama gas stations report panic-fueled shortages

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by The Baltimore Sun) ALABAMA — Despite panic-fueled gasoline buying, Governor Kay Ivey…
Ivey ends participation in all federal pandemic unemployment programs

Ivey ends participation in all federal pandemic unemployment programs

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Kay Ivey has announced an end to the State of…
Flowers: Big legislative issues will wrap up this year's session

Flowers: Big legislative issues will wrap up this year's session

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist • steveflowers.us MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — The 2020 legislative regular session is wrapping up.  After this…
Council honors local runners, donates to Freedom Run

Council honors local runners, donates to Freedom Run

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt and members of the Rainsville City Council presented local runners…
Fort Payne Council presents McPherson with Key to the City

Fort Payne Council presents McPherson with Key to the City

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor• marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Fort Payne City Council honored Evan McPherson…
Ivey signs bill to raise pay for teachers, state employees

Ivey signs bill to raise pay for teachers, state employees

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Hal Yeager | Governor's Office) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, Governor Kay…
Ivey to end COVID-19 health order, state of emergency

Ivey to end COVID-19 health order, state of emergency

By Southern Torch Staff MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end…
Alabama officials react to Biden's first presidential address

Alabama officials react to Biden's first presidential address

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Chip Somodevilla, AP) WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, President Joe Biden addressed…
Tuberville, colleagues introduce 'Back to Work Bonus Act'

Tuberville, colleagues introduce 'Back to Work Bonus Act'

By Southern Torch Staff (Photo by Stefani Reynolds, AP) WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) has joined two…
Cunningham to retire as Fort Payne Superintendent

Cunningham to retire as Fort Payne Superintendent

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last Thursday, Fort Payne City Schools Superintendent Jim Cunningham announced…
Fort Payne approves lease for DeSoto Golf Course

Fort Payne approves lease for DeSoto Golf Course

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: DeSoto Golf Course is in new hands after the Fort Payne City Council…
BOE approves temporary supplemental raise for teachers, school staff

BOE approves temporary supplemental raise for teachers, school staff

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education met for their regularly…
Barnett set to be Superintendent of Guntersville City Schools

Barnett set to be Superintendent of Guntersville City Schools

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PICTURED: DeKalb County Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett and his wife Leah on election night…
Alabama to keep all 7 congressional seats, according to census report

Alabama to keep all 7 congressional seats, according to census report

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com ALABAMA — The State of Alabama is expected to keep all seven of its…
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