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Justice for Amberly

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Monday, Christopher Madison, 33, appeared in DeKalb County District Court after being charged with capital murder in the death of 11-year-old Amberly Barnett. Madison was arrested and charged

Story and Photo contributed by Donna Mayes FYFFE, Ala. — A group of fourth grade students at Fyffe Elementary School saw a need on their school’s playground and took action. The fourth graders wrote letters to their mayor to ask

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 12 in the DeKalb County Activities Building. Road Superintendent Tom Broyles gave a maintenance update, stating that his department

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The recent passage of the Rebuild Alabama Act has stirred controversy across the State of Alabama and in DeKalb County. With many citizens of DeKalb County questioning how this

Contributed by Anthony Cooper DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — I believe we need government and taxes, but in a very small and limited role.   Therefore, if we are going to increase taxes, do it in an area where the individual

By Staff Reports CROSSVILLE, Ala. – Beginning next fall, Crossville High School will join 178 other Alabama high schools in offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses and other resources to help students earn a qualifying score on the AP exam. According

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — At Tuesday’s DeKalb County Board of Education workshop, Valley Head Athletic Club President and concerned parent Dave Vest addressed the Board regarding the lack of a baseball field for

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: While several major incidents have made headlines and taken the majority of our attention and efforts during the last few weeks, other incidents have

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (Photo by Mike Cason | al.com) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, after passage through the Alabama House of Representatives and the State Senate, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Rebuild Alabama Act into law. This

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, after passage through the Alabama House of Representatives and the State Senate, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Rebuild Alabama Act into law. As previously reported, the Rebuild Alabama