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By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher HENAGAR, Ala.—Over the past weeks, a quiet storm has been brewing over the city of Henagar regarding the upcoming alcohol sales referendum—a vote to legalize the sale of alcohol within the city limits

  Dear Editor, Our federal government has become too big, bloated, and power hungry. With the centralized power structure in D.C. running roughshod over constitutional government, we must take a stand and restore our founders’ vision of checks and balances

By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher DEKALB/CHEROKEE COUNTIES, Ala.—Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor, who presides as a judge in Alabama’s Ninth Judicial Circuit that covers DeKalb and Cherokee Counties, announced this week that he will be seeking re-election in November.

By Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—There was major breaking news in Fort Payne today regarding the upcoming race for city council. In a move many voters did not see coming, incumbent Fort Payne City Council

By Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama’s new Defensive Coordinator, DeKalb County native Coach Jeremy Pruitt, addressed the media for the first time Sunday morning before the University of Alabama’s Annual Fan Day. Less than 30 seconds

DeKalb County Tourism Director John Dersham releases annual economic impact report By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.—DeKalb County Tourism Executive Director John Dersham recently released the 2016 Tourism Economic Impact Report, and travel to DeKalb

Dr. Jason Barnett, Republican candidate for DeKalb County Schools Superintendent, announced that he will be hosting a fall campaign kick-off rally on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville.

By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Councilman Fred W. Shankles recently announced his intent to run for re-election to the Collinsville City Council, District 2. Shankles, a lifelong resident of Collinsville, has held the District 2 seat

By Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. –  The World’s Longest Yard Sale (WLYS), also known as the 127 Yard Sale, runs directly through the heart of DeKalb County and it officially kicked off in DeKalb County

By: Joseph M. Morgan Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Collinsville High School (CHS) educator Donna G. Jones recently announced her intent to run for the Collinsville City Council, District 2. Mrs. Jones, a teacher at CHS for the past 24