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Doufexis Hired by Senator Tuberville

Doufexis Hired by Senator Tuberville

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Rainsville native Jordan Doufexis will join the Senate office of Senator Tommy Tuberville…
U.S. Space Command HQ Headed to Alabama

U.S. Space Command HQ Headed to Alabama

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — After a nationwide search for a full-time location, the Air Force…
AL Legislature Announces COVID Changes for 2021

AL Legislature Announces COVID Changes for 2021

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com ALABAMA — The Alabama Legislature's upcoming session will look a little different due to…
Barnett Sworn in for Second Term

Barnett Sworn in for Second Term

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. —The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting…
Ivey Expands COVID-19 Vaccinations

Ivey Expands COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PHOTO: Gov. Kay Ivey removes her mask at a recent press conference to deliver an…
FP Eyes Ordinance Solution

FP Eyes Ordinance Solution

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at southerntorch.com) The Fort Payne City Council…
Tensions Rise at Rainsville Council Meeting

Tensions Rise at Rainsville Council Meeting

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council held its regularly…
Tuberville Sworn-In To U.S. Senate

Tuberville Sworn-In To U.S. Senate

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com PICTURED (L to R): U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) being sworn-in as a United…
Inside The Statehouse: We've Lost Some Good Ones This Year

Inside The Statehouse: We've Lost Some Good Ones This Year

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As is my annual ritual, my yearend column pays tribute to Alabama…
Rainsville City Employees Receive Raise

Rainsville City Employees Receive Raise

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on…
Ivey Receives COVID Vaccine

Ivey Receives COVID Vaccine

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Governor's Office | Hal Yeagar) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Monday, Governor Kay…
Lingerfelt Speaks on Illegal Alcohol Investigation

Lingerfelt Speaks on Illegal Alcohol Investigation

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, officials with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and…
FP Hires New Police Chief

FP Hires New Police Chief

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full video below) The Fort Payne City Council held…
Ivey: No State Income Tax on Stimulus

Ivey: No State Income Tax on Stimulus

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Last week, Governor Kay Ivey (R-Ala.) signed a supplemental emergency proclamation…
Geraldine Welcomes New Councilmember

Geraldine Welcomes New Councilmember

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com GERALDINE, Ala. — (Full video below) On Monday, the Geraldine Town Council voted unanimously…
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