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DeKalb’s Red Wave

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photos by Zach Hester)  DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In spite of a long evening of election returns at the national level, the night was short for results in DeKalb County as a red wave overtook

PHOTO: Former Democratic State Representative and State Senator John Baker issued a statement formally announcing his platform for DeKalb County Sheriff in 2018. Baker will face the winner of the Republican Primary in the General Election in November. (Contributed Photo) By Staff

PHOTO: Incumbent Democrats DeWitt Jackson (County Commission, District 4) and Pam Simpson (DeKalb County Circuit Clerk) submit their qualifying paperwork. Susan Scott Hayes submitted her paperwork to challenge incumbent Republican Ronnie Osborn for Probate Judge. Jackson, Simpson, and Hayes are

PHOTO: Three Republican candidates have filed qualifying paperwork to run on the ballot in 2018 for Circuit Judge, Place 2: (Left to Right) Andrew Hairston, Scott Lloyd, and Jeff McCurdy. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Andrew Hairston,

PHOTO: Earlier today, U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones (D – Birmingham) announced the hiring of Alabama native Dana Gresham as his Chief of Staff. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Today, U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones announced the hiring of former

PHOTO: Doug Jones (D – Birmingham) addressed Northeast Alabama Democrats at the Fyffe Senior Center on Tuesday night. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) Candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones (D

PHOTO: Moore speaking at a Baptist Church. On Thursday, Moore issued a scathing response to Democratic Nominee Doug Jones’ comment that Alabama is an, “embarrassment.” (Wikimedia Commons) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. —  Last Wednesday, Democratic Nominee for

PHOTO: Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler has remained outspoken on the issue of wasteful spending in Montgomery and the alleged corruption of former-Governor Robert Bentley. (Jim Zeigler | Twitter) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Recently, some have voiced concerns

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala.— By a 105 to 0 margin, the Alabama House on Tuesday passed a $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget that includes a teacher pay raise, decreases classroom sizes and provides significant investments

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com The winners in both parties were clear early in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Many analyst were comfortable calling Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party and Donald Trump for the Republicans with less than 20