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(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Earlier today, University of Alabama President Stuart Bell released a statement on the recent Executive Order, which bars citizens of seven countries from entering the United States for

PHOTO: The Rainsville Veteran’s Memorial will be unveiled on Veterans Day (this Friday) at 12:00 pm. The four flag poles in the background will feature flags from each branch of service. (Photo by Tyler Pruett)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor

Featured image: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held next week to begin construction of the Rainsville Veterans’ Memorial. By Tyler Pruett Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville resident Derek Rosson first approached the city council on a project to build

Who is Southern Torch? Meet the faces behind the words Joseph M. Morgan – Editor and Publisher Joseph Morgan is a native of Collinsville, Ala. and is a proud graduate of Collinsville High School. Morgan has spent more than a decade

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Jonathan McConnell, a candidate for U.S. Senate, hosted a meet and greet at the Fort Payne Western Sizzlin’ at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. McConnell is a Mobile native, and a former Infantry officer

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Because 2016 is a presidential election year and media coverage of the presidential race is so extensive, the importance of other races on the ballot—county, statewide, even other federal races—often becomes minimized and lost in the

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Last week, leaders from around the world began a summit on the issue of global climate change. The overall goal of the event is to strike an agreement aimed at reducing carbon-based emissions with hopes of

Honoring our veterans

By Karah Wilson, Sports Editor karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB, Ala.— World War I, or “The Great War,” ended on June 28, 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Palace of Versailles in France. Fighting had ended 7 months prior,

NACC honors veterans

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—On Nov. 10, Northeast Alabama Community College honored 65 students and staff that have served in a branch of the Armed Forces. This event took place in the lobby of the Lyceum and was attended

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Veteran’s Day was originally established as Armistice Day to commemorate those who had served in World War I. After the second world war and Korea, President Eisenhower officially renamed it “Veterans” day to commemorate Americans who