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PHOTO: Rep. Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) announces early endorsements in the race for Senate District 10, which covers Etowah County and parts of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties. Butler qualified to run for the seat earlier this month. (Mack

PHOTO: Zachary Loy Whitworth (43 of Attalla) was arrested last Thursday on Child Pornography charges after he admitted to looking at it on his cell phone. (Etowah County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports ATTALLA, Ala. — According to the Etowah

PHOTO: Several bills have already been filed to strengthen gun rights within the state. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Many bills that have been filed for the 2017 legislative session will be focused on

PHOTO: On Wednesday, a standoff ended in Cherokee County with a fugitive from Tennessee committing suicide. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)  By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, detectives with the Coffee County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office

PHOTO: The ‘Alabama Privacy Act,’ which will be up for debate this year, seeks to protect the rights of the population at large. (File Photo | Wikimedia Commons) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Senate Bill 1,

PHOTO: Representative Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) seeks to allow concealed-carry in many places across the state that currently prohibit it. (File Photo)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Several bills relating to gun rights have been filed

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Last Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama filed federal lawsuits challenging multiple pro-life regulations in the state. Among these challenged was Senate Bill 363. State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) today

By Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) As I write this opinion, I am a few days removed from the final round of Alabama’s budgeting melee. It was a thorough and exhausting process and while I am not entirely satisfied with

By Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) The Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist transcends time and was a catalyst for social change in its day. As we enter the second special session of the Alabama Legislature to focus on the anemic and