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  By Staff Reports ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — Rainsville native, Ralph Burke announced his plans to run for House of Representatives, District 28.  Below you find his official press release: Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the Alabama House

(Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hazel Haynes is a candidate for DeKalb County Board of Education, District Four. She is a graduate of Ider High School, Northeast Alabama Community College, and Jacksonville University with degrees in

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

  By Staff Reports GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, Representative Will Ainsworth (R – Guntersville) responded to U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ criticism of his bill to arm Alabama Peace Officer Safety and Training (APOST) trained teachers in effort to better

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

PHOTO: Longtime board employee Carol Hiett submitted her paperwork today to run for Board of Education, District 3. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Earlier today, longtime board employee Carol Hiett submitted qualifying paperwork to run for

(Contributed Photo | Nick Welden for Sheriff) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Tonight, Republican candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden released a statement on what he plans to do if elected to the county’s top law enforcement

(“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: 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: 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)