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PHOTO: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley after his last visit to Fort Payne. (File Photo)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The governor will be speaking in Fort Payne at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce’s award luncheon the

Replacing Hubbard

From left to right: Representatives Phil Williams, Lynn Greer, Victor Gaston, Mac McCutcheon, and Steve Clouse are some of the names being floated as potential candidates to replace the fallen Mike Hubbard as Alabama House Speaker. By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala.

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala. — In the regularly scheduled meeting of the Mentone Town Council on Tuesday, Mayor Rob Hammonds outlined what is to be required for the town to meet the criteria of a “Community Development

Featured image: Recently outlawed Kratom in its natural plant form By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—Alabama Ninth Circuit District Attorney Mike O’Dell announced this week the Alabama Legislature’s recent passing of Senate Bill 226, a new law that

Guest Editorial: By State Sen. Steve Livingston When I ran in 2014, I promised to keep you updated on the political debates in Montgomery.  Today, I want to spend a few minutes explaining why funding Medicaid, the federally mandated insurance

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com ALABAMA, USA— This presidential primary was one unlike any other in recent memory for our state. Alabama saw visits from every major candidate of both parties. While candidates have visited in past nomination processes, normally visits

By Cam Ward Budget cuts. Tax increases. Agency restructurings. We’ve heard and seen it all over the past several months since the Legislature first came to order in early March. Since that time, there has been a regular session and

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala— State Sen. Steve Livingston gave his State of the State address Tuesday. Livingston is a Republican who represents Senate District 8 including parts of Madison County, Jackson County and DeKalb County. Livingston delivered

STEVENSON–Google announced plans Wednesday to build a $600 million data center in northeast Alabama’s Jackson County, creating up to 100 jobs at a state-of-the-art facility designed for efficiency and powered by renewable energy. The data center will act as a

Wednesday morning at 8:20 am, workers removed the Confederate battle flag which stood at the foot of the confederate memorial on the state Capitol grounds. Shortly thereafter, Governor Bentley told al.com, “This is the right thing to do. We are