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Contributed by Steve Flowers • AL Political Columnist Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won very impressive victories.  Ms. Ivey beat three well financed opponents

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D – Alabama) was one of four Democrats to cross party lines to confirm Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State. We asked him how he felt Pompeo would deal with Russia during recent

Board Buys New Buses

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Alabama Schools) By Marla Jones, Reporter The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, March 22, 2018. The Board heard several presentations regarding the new buses and property tax renewals. Transportation Supervisor Keith

PHOTO: (Todd Greeson for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Republican candidate Todd Greeson kicked off his campaign for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk March 8th 2018 at the Coal and Iron Building in Fort Payne. The event

PHOTO: Councilmember Byrum made the motion for new signs to be placed on or near the Rainsville Welcome Signs. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video of the Meeting at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council

PHOTO: Member’s of Emily Colvin’s family, Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), Governor Kay Ivey (R), Rep. Nathanial Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), and Rep. Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant). (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Late last week,

  By Staff Reports ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — Rainsville native, Ralph Burke announced his plans to run for House of Representatives, District 28.  Below you find his official press release: Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the Alabama House

PHOTO: The Rainsville City Council discusses lowering the speed limit on parts of Highway 35 in Rainsville. By Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video of the Meeting at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on March

PHOTO: District 4 DeKalb County Board of Education Member Matt Sharp announces his bid for a second term. Sharp supports school security measures such as maintaining an School Resource Office (SRO) in each community with a school and arming trained

PHOTO: Former Fort Payne Councilman Walter Watson addresses the meeting regarding the decision to move forward with Sunday Sales with a council vote. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Scroll Down for Video) At