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    Education, Featured, Local Soil and Water Conservation District holds children’s presentation at Guy Hunt Library and Museum HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Soil and Water Conservation District on Thursday made a presentation for the children of Guy Hunt Library and Museum in Holly Pond on local wildlife and the tracks they leave behind. With 11 children in Continue Reading Faith, Family, Featured, Local Princess Lillie HOLLY POND, Ala. - “She came out of the womb smiling,” Kelly Handley said of her daughter Lillie. “She has always been very loving, and she smiles through everything and has since the day she was born. She has been Continue Reading Courts, Featured, Local, News, State Government Tyson now faces nine lawsuits over 2019 Hanceville plant spill HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Over two years have passed since a June 6, 2019, spill at the Tyson Farms/River Valley Ingredients rendering plant near Hanceville triggered a large fish kill on the Mulberry Fork that extended down to the Sipsey River Continue Reading Crime, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 22, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 22, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents July 19 domestic violence; CR 1564harassment; CR 109unlawful breaking entering motor vehicle; Continue Reading Book Review, Featured, Lifestyle, Opinion She Reads: ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’ by Ruth Ware Last week, I wrote about how I had greatly enjoyed Ruth Ware’s work on, “Into A Dark, Dark Wood” and this week, I have decided to bring you another story of hers called, “The Woman in Cabin 10.” I have Continue Reading Editorial, Featured, Lifestyle, Opinion Hiding behind a screen - the negative impact of social media When will I ever learn? I know better, but it’s so hard to fight the urge. I’m talking primarily about indulging in the horrible comment section under pretty much any post on social media. Have people always been so hateful? Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle, Local Cullman Florist visits essential workers for Make Someone Smile Week CULLMAN, Ala. – Flowers can make someone smile, and this week, Cullman Florist is lighting up faces as part of Teleflora’s annual Make Someone Smile Week. As part of the program, which runs July 18-24, Cullman Florist and its volunteers Continue Reading Courts, Crime, Featured, Local, News Appeals Court rejects sentence in Meeks homicide conviction CULLMAN, Ala. - An Alabama appellate court, in a preliminary statement, upheld the conviction of Brad Meeks, 30, of Bremen, on the charge of criminally negligent homicide in the May 7, 2017, death of Curtis “Curt” James Wilson, 15, of Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Cullman County Commission invites Colony Mayor Curtis Johnson to speak about inclusion of Colony Town Cemetery on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Registry CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission welcomed Colony Mayor Curtis Johnson to their meeting Tuesday evening to speak about the Colony Town Cemetery’s recent listing on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Registry. At the commission’s June meeting, a proclamation was Continue Reading College, Featured, Local, Sports, Wallace State WSCC women’s basketball players Payton Golden & Tatyanna Davis, assistant coach Hannah Nichols selected to participate at NJCAA All-Star Weekend HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s rising women’s basketball’s sophomores Payton Golden and Tatyanna Davis and Lady Lions’ assistant coach Hannah Nichols have each been selected to participate in the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Women’s Basketball Continue Reading Crime, Featured, News Arrests and incidents reported July 21, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 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 July 19 unlawful breaking entering motor Continue Reading Featured, Historical, Local Veteran Memorial: Alex J. Dillashaw Alex J. Dillashaw was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Cullman County and lived in Garden City. His parents were Alec Monroe and Lethia Eugenia (Woodard) Dillashaw. He would register for the draft when he was 18 years old and served Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Sports, Swimming 4 CSA swimmers compete at Southeastern Long Course Championship NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four members of this year’s Cullman Swim Association team were in Nashville last weekend to compete at the 2021 Southeastern Long Course Swimming Championships. Charlie Long, Mika Lackey, Madeline Dowdy and Caitlin Long along with Head Coach Continue Reading Featured, News, State Vote ALEA for “America’s Best-Looking Cruiser” Contest MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The race is on for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to win this year’s American Association of State Troopers’ annual “America’s Best-Looking Cruiser Contest,” a national contest among state law enforcement agencies.  This year’s photo submission features a Continue Reading College, Featured, Local, Sports North Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Teams sweep AHSAA All-Star Tennis Competition MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The North boys and the North girls each posted 7-2 victories Tuesday at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park Tennis Complex to win the 2021 AHSAA All-Star Week North-South matches. Due to heavy rains, the matches didn’t conclude until 9:30 p.m., Continue Reading Education, Featured, National, News Biden administration drops Critical Race Theory from education program MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Biden administration decision to back away from mandating Critical Race Theory in a public school history grant program is the result of strong opposition from the American people to the controversial and misguided Continue Reading Cullman City, Education, Featured Preventing the ‘summer slide’ CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City School students received a reading boost this summer, as West Elementary School hosted its second annual literacy camp in an effort to prevent the “summer slide” of students forgetting some of what they’ve learned over Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Cullman County Commission purchases new warning light system for Highway 69 intersection CULLMAN, Ala. - Those traveling through Bug Tussle on Highway 69 will soon notice new warning lights installed in an effort by the Cullman County Commission to increase safety. The Commission on Tuesday approved the purchase of two solar powered Continue Reading Featured, Local, News Curt’s Christmas CULLMAN, Ala. – For over 30 years, concerned Cullman area citizens worked to make Christmas better for needy children and their families through a program called Christmas Love, offering clothing, food, toys and other things a family might need. Loreen Continue Reading Courts, Crime, Featured, Local, News Flanigan pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 drug death CULLMAN, Ala. - Jerome Anthony Flanigan, 39, of Cullman, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter in the 2016 drug-related death of Leslie Clements. Flanigan had been indicted on charges of murder by administration of a controlled substance with alternate Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 20, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 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 July 17 third-degree theft of property; Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Cullman City Council takes next step toward Main Ave. repaving CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved a contract with CDG Engineers and Associates for construction engineering and inspection services for the resurfacing of West Main Avenue Southwest from Highway 278 to Highway 69. The City Continue Reading Economic Development, Featured, Industry, Local, News, Wallace State DB Technologies holds grand opening at Wallace State Community College HANCEVILLE, Ala. - DB Technologies recently held their grand opening at Wallace State Community College (WSCC) in the Bailey Center Friday, July 16. Among those present were Dr. David Branscomb of DB Technologies, Ted Clem of the Alabama Department of Continue Reading Featured, Local, News Community Luncheon welcomes speakers from the Cullman Legislative Delegation Thursday CULLMAN, Ala. - The Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon kicked off Thursday, July 15 at Stone Bridge Farms with Interim President Peggy Smith recognizing the Small Businesses of the Month from the past six months. The local businesses chosen were Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 19, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 19, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents July 15 domestic violence; CR 156criminal mischief; CR 1629theft of property; Day Continue Reading Cullman City, Education, Featured Cullman City Primary School not accepting out-of-district students CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School has made an announcement that they will not be admitting any out of district student for the 2021-2022 school year due to the large in-district enrollment. Cullman City Primary School Principal Tricia Culpepper stated, Continue Reading Cold Springs, Fairview, Featured, Good Hope, Hanceville, Holly Pond, Local, Sports, Vinemont, West Point Local schools gather for Cullman County Media Day CULLMAN, Ala. – All seven Cullman County schools were represented by cheerleaders, football players, volleyball players, band members, cross country runners and their coaches at Cullman County Media Day Monday morning and it was a great chance for the community Continue Reading Featured, Health, Lifestyle, News TikTok contest promotes COVID-19 vaccinations before school starts (Photo from ADPH)  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can protect you, your family and community, and help end the pandemic. To promote vaccination, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is sponsoring a TikTok contest for persons between the Continue Reading Business, Featured, Local Camelot Books offers unique local options for comic books and literature CULLMAN, Ala. - While many are probably familiar with the bookstore that resides on the corner of 207 3rd St SW, what may yet be unfamiliar is its recent change in ownership and, as a result, a name swap from Continue Reading Featured, Historical, Local Veteran Memorial: Jimmy Ray Waldrep Jimmy Ray Waldrep   Jimmy Ray Waldrep was born December 6, 1945 in Cullman County. His parents were Carvin and Vonda Lee (Galbreath) Waldrep and they lived in the Logan community. On November 26, 1965, Waldrep entered the recruitment office and enlisted Continue Reading

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    Soil and Water Conservation District holds children’s presentation at Guy Hunt...

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Soil and Water Conservation District on Thursday made a presentation for the children of Guy Hunt Library and Museum...

    WSCC women’s basketball players Payton Golden & Tatyanna Davis, assistant coach...

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    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s rising women’s basketball’s sophomores Payton Golden and Tatyanna Davis and Lady Lions’ assistant coach Hannah Nichols have...

    A lifetime in love

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1952, Charlsie Pike, or “Boots” as she is known to her family and friends,...

    Editorial: Don’t honk at me! I live here!

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    I’ve noticed that as the City of Cullman grows, so do the unexpected consequences and problems. One of those problems is the traffic on...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom case supported by Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right...

    Sacred Heart School nuns profess perpetual vows

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two nuns who teach at Sacred Heart School made their Professions of Perpetual Vows recently during liturgical services at Sacred Heart...
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    New Harmony News Charley Benefield was buried at New Home last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Carmon Maze spent last week with relatives in Gadsden. Mrs. Delia Noles and children, of Jasper, spent a few days last week...

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    Obituary: Lola Jane Salter

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    Lola Jane Salter, 87, of Haleyville, Alabama entered into rest on July 21, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Salter was...

    Obituary: James Anthony “Tony” England

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    James Anthony “Tony” England, age 56 of Cherokee, AL passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his residence. Mr. England was born on March 4,...

    Obituary: Elizabeth Howard

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    Funeral Service for Elizabeth Howard, age 85, of Cullman will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home...

    Obituary: Jacob Ryan Roberts

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    Memorial services are incomplete at this time for Jacob Ryan Roberts, 43, of Cullman. Cullman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Roberts family. Jacob...

    Obituary: McKenna Grace Sharpton

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    McKenna Grace Sharpton of Logan, Alabama passed away July 19, 2021 at the age of 20. She was born May 17, 2001 in Cullman...
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