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    Cullman City, Education, Featured, News Cullman Primary School named 2021 finalist for Dr. Louisa Moats Award CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School has been named a 2021 finalist for the prestigious national Dr. Louisa Moats Award. The school was selected as one of six finalists for excellence in implementing the science of reading, as well Continue Reading Faith, Featured, Local, News Cullman Caring for Kids holds awareness event at Heritage Park Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK) held an awareness event at Heritage Park Wednesday in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, decorating the park with blue pinwheels and ribbons, and placing crosses and releasing balloons for each of the 21 children Continue Reading Education, Featured, Lifestyle, Local, News After more than ten years, Harmony School returns to the ball field LOGAN, Ala. - Saturday, April 17 saw the first opening day at Harmony School's ball field in more than ten years. Crowds flocked to the field for opening ceremonies that included the parade of coaches, an invocation from Pastor Corey Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Stephanie Lawson is named new director of Commission on Aging CULLMAN, Ala. - Stephanie Lawson was introduced by Chairman Jeff Clemons Tuesday evening as the new Commission on Aging director. Lawson comes to the Commission on Aging from Cullman County DHR.    Lawson said, “I will have been with the Department of Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Cullman County Commission approves tax abatements for potential new businesses CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA) project manager Stanley Kennedy addressed the Cullman County Commission Tuesday evening at their monthly meeting. A couple new businesses are considering coming to Cullman and in an effort to remain competitive, CEDA Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Cullman County Commission votes to release CARES Act funds as supplemental payment to Cullman County employees  CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County employees will soon receive COVID supplemental payments from CARES Act reimbursement funds. Chairman Jeff Clemons cast the deciding vote Tuesday night at the monthly Cullman County Commission meeting which will give $1,500 to full-time employees Continue Reading Education, Featured, Local, Wallace State Oneonta Mayor Richard Phillips signs proclamation, recognizing Wallace State during Community College Month   HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Oneonta Mayor Richard Phillips and the city of Oneonta recently recognized Wallace State at City Hall, presenting a proclamation to honor the college during Community College Month.   “It’s incredibly invaluable for us to be able to offer postsecondary Continue Reading Education, Featured, Local, Wallace State Hanceville, Cullman honor Wallace State with proclamations during Community College Month HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail and Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs both signed proclamations this week recognizing Wallace State Community College during Community College Month.    Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics thanked the mayors for their support and this recognition.  Continue Reading arrest_report.jpg Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported April 21, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 21, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents April 19 third-degree burglary; person; Manor Continue Reading Cullman County, Education, Featured Cullman County Board of Education announces 2021 graduation dates, times CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools is excited to announce the dates and times for high school graduation. All ceremonies will return to Wallace State this year.  For the first time, every graduation will be streamed LIVE on CCBOE's Facebook, YouTube Continue Reading Featured, Local, Sports AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese announces retirement plans MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese announced plans to step down from the position he has held for the last 15 years effective July 1. He made the announcement at Wednesday’s annual Central Board Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle, News A decade later, Bo Jackson still ‘Bikes for Bama’ AUBURN, Ala. – Nearly 10 years ago, two-sport legend Bo Jackson called on celebrities, friends and fans to cycle through communities devastated by a string of deadly tornadoes that struck Alabama April 27, 2011. The five-day ride, coined ‘Bo Bikes Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Cullman County Community Development Commission awards $84,000 in grants CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) met Monday evening and awarded a total of $84,000 in grants.   The following grant requests were approved:    Good Hope Elementary School - $12,000 for tables and chairs for social distancing  Cullman County Bosom Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News West Point Town Council receives positive report on water treatment plant  WEST POINT, Ala. – West Point received a great report card for its water treatment plant. The plant’s 2020 report to be submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) was presented to the council Monday night by Grady Continue Reading Education, Featured, Health, Local Hanceville High School blood drive surpasses donor goal  HANCEVILLE. Ala. - Students at Hanceville High School filled every spot available for their spring blood drive with the American Red Cross. Tuesday’s blood drive was held in the lobby of the school’s gymnasium and students were happy to donate, Continue Reading Featured, Local, News Cullman Caring for Kids holds Child Abuse Prevention Month observance at Heritage Park from 11-1 tomorrow CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK) is spending April observing Child Abuse Prevention Month--an emphasis on its mission of preventing violence against children. Tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., the group, along with representatives of other concerned Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported April 20, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 20, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents April 19 harassing communications; personidentity theft; Continue Reading Education, Featured, Wallace State Dr. Andrea Johnson developed her leadership skills at Wallace State HANCEVILLE, Ala. — When Dr. Andrea Johnson of Huntsville enrolled in classes at Wallace State Community College in 1997, she already had a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness. However, after speaking with a friend who had graduated from Continue Reading Featured, Local, Sports, West Point PREP SOCCER: Warriors, Lady Warriors fall to J.B. Pennington WEST POINT, Ala. – J.B. Pennington made the trip to West Point for a pair of varsity matchups with the Warriors and Lady Warriors Tuesday night and edged out both squads in a pair of tight games to take home Continue Reading Featured, Good Hope, Local, Sports PREP BASEBALL: Good Hope collects 5-2 win over Winston County GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope hosted Winston County for its final regular season game Tuesday night, looking to snap a four-game losing streak and build some momentum going into the postseason. Thanks in large part to a dominant pitching Continue Reading Featured, Local, Sports, West Point PREP SOFTBALL: Quinn’s walk off leads West Point past Russellville 15-14 WEST POINT, Ala. – It took 33 combined hits, six combined homeruns and 29 total runs scored but the West Point Lady Warriors and Russellville Lady Tigers were finally able to settle things Tuesday night. After responding to big Russellville Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle Married at 17: couple returns to Cullman to celebrate 56 years together CULLMAN, Ala. - As he walked across the yard to pick her up for the first time, she turned to her aunt and said, “I’m going to marry that man.” Though a bit of a bold statement, it turned out Continue Reading Featured, Pet of the Week Pet of the Week: Let Peaches be your spring treat! CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares the Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:   Peaches is a 2.5-3-year-old Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix. She’s a lively-but-not-crazy, medium-energy pet who’s quite content relaxing around the office. She also enjoys Continue Reading Entertainment, Featured, Lifestyle, Local, News Ultimate Fair to return to Good Hope April 21 GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Ultimate Fair is returning to Good Hope this week! The fair will run Wednesday, April 21 through Sunday, April 25. The midway will feature rides, games and all your carnival food favorites.   Gates open Wednesday - Continue Reading Arts, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Local, News St. Bernard’s 2021 Bloomin’ Festival considered a huge success CULLMAN, Ala. - After a year of COVID shutdowns, St. Bernard Prep’s annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair returned April 17-18, more than making up for last year’s disappointment. Coordinators’ estimates after the event closed Sunday afternoon indicated that Continue Reading Courts, Featured, News, Politics Cullman area legislators Stadthagen, Gudger commended by Republican Party for conservative legislation MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cullman area legislators State Sen. Garlan Gudger and State Rep. Scott Stadthagen last week received the Alabama Republican Party’s Chairman’s Commendation for their support of conservative party values through the sponsorship of a bill requiring athletes in Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Law enforcement officers locate vehicle involved in Monday afternoon pursuit; suspect in custody. CULLMAN, Ala. - Early Monday evening, Cullman Police and Cullman County Sheriff's deputies located the white Ford Expedition involved in Monday afternoon's pursuit from Vinemont through Cullman. The vehicle was found at the Dollar General on U.S. Highway 278 near Continue Reading College, Featured, Local, Sports, Wallace State WSCC ATHLETICS: Women’s golf and men’s tennis win respective ACCC championships; volleyball’s season ends at nationals HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s women’s golf and men’s tennis teams won their respective Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Tournaments over the weekend. Wallace State’s women’s golf team won a fourth consecutive ACCC title behind low medalist Lauren Cole and All-Tournament members Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported April 15-18, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 15-18, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents April 15 harassment; CR 438 unlawful possession of marijuana; CR 1301 Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Sports, West Point PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats edge West Point 2-0 on the road WEST POINT, Ala. – Both Cullman and West Point put on impressive showings over the weekend at this year’s Pre-State Blowout Tournament and Monday night they met at West Point High School to square off against each other. The Lady Continue Reading

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    AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese announces retirement plans

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese announced plans to step down from the position he has held for...

    Getting outside to enjoy spring weather

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Spring is here once again. That means getting the family together and spending time outdoors. However, sometimes we need a boost to...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham, pt 2

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    In 1951, Harold and Ruth Brigham moved their young family from Washington D.C. to Cullman County. They would call Hanceville home and eventually have...

    Bringing out the best: Northbrook Baptist Church goes online, offers to help small churches record videos

    CULLMAN, Ala. - As churches respond to the Coronavirus pandemic by transitioning to online services and Bible studies, Northbrook Baptist Church is hoping to help smaller churches...

    New Hope #2 Baptist Church holds first 4th of July community event

    HOLLY POND, Ala. – For the first time, New Hope #2 Baptist Church joined the list of Independence Day community events on Wednesday night. New pastor...
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    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1904 and 1934

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    From The Files Of 1904: George Markland has bought a lot on Highlands, with the view of building a nice residence. Some very naughty boys cut the German Society flags to pieces, after the picnic on...

    OBITUARIES

    Obituary: John Robert Faulkner

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    Mr. John Robert Faulkner, Sr., 64, of Cullman passed away Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at Cullman Regional Medical Center.  Cullman Funeral Home is in charge...

    Obituary: Joseph Edward Gully

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    Joseph Edward Gully, 50, of Cullman, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  He was born October 2, 1970  to Joseph and Evelyn Gully.He...

    Obituary: Edgar “Sherrell” Henderson

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    Edgar “Sherrell” Henderson, 79, of Holly Pond, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was born on August 15, 1941, in Marshall County,...

    Obituary: James Verbon Stidham

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    Memorial service for James Verbon Stidham, 88, of Vinemont is incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.  Cullman Funeral Home...

    Obituary: Raymon House

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    Raymon House, 87, of Holly Pond, passed away on April 17, 2021. He was born October 12, 1933. He was born of Walter H....
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