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By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Ider Hornets defeat the Holly Pond Broncos, 17-2 on Friday night.  The game was back and forth throughout the night with both teams fumbling and throwing interceptions. With

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) will host a town hall next month in Rainsville.  The event will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 6pm at Northeast Alabama Community College in Lecture

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor (Photos by Isabella Kean) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Sam McAlpin dreamed of a sell-out crowd for his AFC Homecoming 2, mixed martial arts fights. On Saturday, at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum, that dream became a reality.

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will bring his 2020 presidential campaign to Alabama on Sunday, May 19. Sanders will host a rally in Birmingham at Kelly Ingram Park, which is set to

Lottery Moves Ahead

By Zach Hester,Reporter MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Last Thursday, the Alabama Senate passed Sen. Greg Albritton’s “clean lottery” bill. It passed with the minimum 21 votes needed to pass an amendment to the Alabama Constitution.  As previously reported, the bill isn’t

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo via The Hill) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB314, which would criminalize almost all abortions within the State of Alabama. If passed by the Senate, the


By Marla Jones,Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala. — After much anticipation, Cloudmont Ski Resort, the only ski slope in Alabama, opened on Monday, January 21.  The recent days of below freezing temperatures enabled the resort to make snow and

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by P. Casey Daley | The Tennessean) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Fort Payne natives and all around country icons Alabama will embark on a brand new tour next year. For their 50th anniversary, members Randy Owen,

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Two small earthquakes shook the Southeastern part of the country on Wednesday morning. Data from the United States Geological Survey stated that the first earthquake was a magnitude 4.4 and

Christmas In Dixie

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Kristy Gallagher) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — By now in New York City, there is snow on the ground, but they still don’t have a Cook Castle Christmas like we do. For the fifth