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By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) will host a town hall next month in Rainsville.  The event will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 6pm at Northeast Alabama Community College in Lecture

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a 4% pay increase for teachers and other public school employees. The pay raise passed the House unanimously by a vote of

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MOBILE, Ala. — Last week, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne officially entered the 2020 race for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Doug Jones. Jones has already declared his intentions to seek a first full-term in

DeKalb’s Red Wave

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photos by Zach Hester)  DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In spite of a long evening of election returns at the national level, the night was short for results in DeKalb County as a red wave overtook

Jones Votes No

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Doug Jones | US Senate) WASHINGTON, D.C. — After months of deliberation, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Doug Jones, one of just two Democrats that

By Staff Reports WASHINGTON, DC — According to the office of Senator Doug Jones: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) spoke on the Senate floor [last week] about the negative impact that the President’s proposed 25-percent auto tariffs would have on

By Staff Reports Washington, D.C. — According to the Officer of Senator Jones: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (Ala.) today co-sponsored the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018 (PRINT Act) to address the crisis facing printers and community newspaper publishers in

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D – Alabama) was one of four Democrats to cross party lines to confirm Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State. We asked him how he felt Pompeo would deal with Russia during recent

PHOTO: Alabama Senator Greg Albritton (R – Range), released a statement yesterday explaining his bill, SB 13, which seeks to eliminate most of the state’s role in marriages. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Alabama Senator Greg Albritton (R – Range)

PHOTO: At 11 am today, U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D – Birmingham) was sworn-in. (C – SPAN Coverage) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Video at the Bottom) At 11 am today, Doug Jones (D – Birmingham) was sworn