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By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will bring his 2020 presidential campaign to Alabama on Sunday, May 19. Sanders will host a rally in Birmingham at Kelly Ingram Park, which is set to

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Two small earthquakes shook the Southeastern part of the country on Wednesday morning. Data from the United States Geological Survey stated that the first earthquake was a magnitude 4.4 and

Hope in the Storm

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor marla@southerntorch.com GADSDEN, Ala.—Fort Payne junior Ellie Kate Patterson recently won the Alabama Junior Golf Championship at the Gadsden Country Club in Gadsden, Alabama. Patterson shot a 75 on the par-71 course and was placed in

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.— Late Wednesday afternoon, the family and friends of Timothy Smith gathered near the intersection of Pack and Sylvania Gap Road (Co. Rd 27) near Fort Payne. It was at this spot that Smith

DeKalb Sen. Phil Williams weighs in on Obama transgender directive Guest Editorial By Sen. Phil Williams Across our nation there is a deafening debate about the “rights” of those who claim a gender preference or identity other than the one

Opinion/Editorial By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com On Friday, April 13, the U.S. departments of Justice and Education jointly released guidelines regarding the use of bathrooms by students who identify as “transgender” to America’s public schools. The directive ask that schools accommodate

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Almost nine weeks has passed since the first caucus goers cast their votes in Iowa, kicking-off the presidential nomination process. Since, the Republican field has narrowed significantly, while the Democratic focus remains on Clinton and Sanders.

By Nathan Cavitt nathan@southerntorch.com It wasn’t the first upset of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but it was perhaps the most thrilling as Syracuse downed No. 1 seeded Virginia 68-62 to advance to the final four, after a year

Featured image: The Greenleaf Grill is located in the old Moonlight Bistro on Highway 117. By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala.— Mentone is now home to a new restaurant. The Greenleaf Grill has officially opened for business, and owner Jimmy