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PHOTO: Member’s of Emily Colvin’s family, Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), Governor Kay Ivey (R), Rep. Nathanial Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), and Rep. Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant). (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Late last week,

PHOTO: Valley Head Police Chief Nick Welden addresses the DeKalb County Chiefs of Police Association at Kelly’s Kitchen yesterday. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Yesterday, the DeKalb County Chiefs of Police Association

PHOTO: District 4 DeKalb County Board of Education Member Matt Sharp announces his bid for a second term. Sharp supports school security measures such as maintaining an School Resource Office (SRO) in each community with a school and arming trained

PHOTO: Representative Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant) is co-sponsoring Rep. Ainsworth’s legislation to allow trained school administrative staff and teachers to carry a firearm on campus. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – In the wake of the tragic Florida school

PHOTO: John Baker at Doug Jones’ rally late last year in Fyffe. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday was the final day for both the local Democratic and Republican Parties to

(“Broadband Network” | Wikimedia.org) By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This afternoon the Alabama State Senate took a major step toward broadband expansion in rural Alabama by passing Senator Clay Scofield’s (R-Guntersville) Alabama Rural Broadband Act. Senate Bill 149 is

PHOTO: Candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff Michael Edmondson released a statement, accusing his opponent Nick Welden of trying to keep him off the Republican ballot. Welden responded this afternoon. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com

PHOTO: District 3 DeKalb County Board of Education Member Jeff Williams has announced he will be seeking re-election in 2018. District 3 includes Plainview, Ruhama, and the DeKalb County Technology Center. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala — Yesterday,

PHOTO: Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship and his family. Blankenship will be challenging Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver in the June 2018 Republican Primary. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports  CENTRE, Ala. — Announced right before Christmas, Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship will

PHOTO: Rep. Mo Brooks discusses Senate Bill S. 204, the “Right to Try Act” which would give terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments and remove the federal bureaucracy. (CSPAN) By Staff Reports Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks