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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

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Rebuild Alabama Act passed the Alabama State Senate today by a margin of 28-6. The bill, which was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives on Friday, now heads

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At approximately 11:08am on March 11, the Rainsville Police Department received a call from First Southern State Bank in Rainsville. The bank reported a customer that had presented a forged and stolen check in

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At this month’s DeKalb County Republican Breakfast, state legislators addressed fellow Republicans on the controversial gas tax that passed the Alabama House of Representatives by a vote of 84-20

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Early Saturday morning, the DeKalb Ambulance Service (DAS) and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home in the Painter community, after a man had notified