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PHOTO: AFA Exec. Vice President Chris Isaacson said of Livingston: “Steve is a pro-business guy who knows what it takes to run a business and meet a payroll. He did a great job in his first term and we expect

PHOTO: The Fort Payne City Council released their final version of the logging ordinance. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last week, the Fort Payne City Council took public comments on

PHOTO: Council President Brian Baine, City Clerk Andy Parker, and Councilman Gerald Taylor hear concerns from a citizen on the proposed logging regulation. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At the regular

PHOTO: A timber yard on Highway 11 between Fort Payne and Collinsville, overlooked by a bare spot on Lookout Mountain. The brow land is owned by Steve Stevens, who has followed ‘best management practices’ and replanted the land in trees.

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At the Fort Payne City Council meeting on Tuesday (December 20) the council voted to allow conditional logging within the city limits, after passing a measure to ban all logging

Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have lifted the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall

Fort Payne City Council extends logging moratorium By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “It’s going to take some cooperative work and it’s not something that’s going to be immediate in nature,” said Fort Payne City Attorney