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By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Last week, lawmakers in Montgomery reached a compromise on the allocation of the approximately $1 billion in settlement funds that BP is due to the state after the disastrous Deepwater Horizon

The Greenleaf Grill in Mentone has been selected as a finalist for the Bama’s Best Catfish Competition! The Greenleaf placed in the top four, with the overall winner being announced this month. Be sure to congratulate Rainsville native Jimmy Rogers,

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala.—Alabama Ninth Circuit Judge Wes Mobley denied bond at a court hearing held late last week via video conference for Cherokee County double-homicide suspect, Jeffrey Alan Wilcox, Jr. After a four-day manhunt, Willcox taken into custody by police

CENTRE, Ala —Cherokee County double-homicide suspect, Jeffrey Alan Wilcox, Jr., wanted for Capital Murder and First Degree Kidnapping is behind bars today. Perhaps even more importantly, his kidnapped wife Chasidy Wilcox is unharmed and safe at home, Cherokee County Sheriff

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com CENTRE, Ala — Warrants for Capital Murder and First Degree Kidnapping have been issued for Jeffrey Alan Wilcox, Jr., age 30, of Calhoun County. The Cherokee County Major Crimes unit is currently leading the

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com CENTRE, Ala.— Northeast Alabama lost a high school coaching legend late Tuesday night. Bobby Beckett passed away at his residence in Centre, Alabama late on April 12. Beckett’s coaching career spans four decades and five sports,

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com CENTRE, Ala.— Northeast Alabama lost a high school coaching legend late Tuesday night. Bobby Beckett passed away at his residence in Centre, Alabama late on April 12. Beckett’s coaching career spans four decades and five sports,

New places, new faces

By Dwayne Adams dwayne@southerntorch.com Four years ago I moved to Heflin, Alabama, where the green, rural scenery and narrow, tree-lined streets connected a handful of neighborhoods, providing a rich backdrop for a fresh start in a new town. I never

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— This weekend, the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department found itself dealing with its second homicide in less than a month. Emergency services received a call at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night. The caller