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By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo via The Hill) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB314, which would criminalize almost all abortions within the State of Alabama. If passed by the Senate, the

Ballot Box Breakdown

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Voters in DeKalb County and across the nation will head the polls to cast their ballot on Tuesday, November 6. As we inch closer and closer to Election Day 2018,

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

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

Contributed to Southern Torch by Dylan Smith Dear Editor, By now voters across Alabama are tuning in to receive coverage on the 2016 presidential election. Citizens are taking a close look at who best represents their conservative values and beliefs. Who

“The high court’s ruling confirms that the Republican-controlled legislature used the redistricting process to increase partisan power rather than represent the interests of the people of Alabama. This ruling also makes it clear that the people of Alabama cannot trust

Background The U.S. Constitution does not include a definition of marriage and, as such, it has been defined by the people and predominantly at the state level. Over the past few years, the federal court system has rapidly eroded the

MONTGOMERY–Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday released a statement on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Tuesday to deny a stay of the U.S. District Court’s ruling on Friday, January 23, 2015, regarding Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Governor’s statement is below. “I am

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of Lynch v. Alabama, which simply means the Court refused to overturn the decision of the federal judge in Birmingham and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.  Filed

Today I am thinking of the time when David went into the battle field to face the giant. This massive creature was taunting and cursing, stomping and snoring, causing fear among the children of Israel.  Through his gestures and all-consuming