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    Featured, Local, News Governor Ivey awards $250,000 Rebuild Alabama Grant for County Road 4 and County Road 6 COLONY, Ala. – On Monday, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced that County Road 4 and County Road 6 in the Arkadelphia/Colony area of southwestern Cullman County will be awarded a $250,000 Rebuild Alabama Grant.  The funding Continue Reading Cullman City, Education, Featured, News Cullman City Schools among top systems in the nation for board-certified teachers CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools has always made it a priority to attract and cultivate the most qualified educators possible, and now the system is being commended for that effort. Cullman City Schools has been recognized among only four Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported June 14, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 14, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents June 10 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; I-65 NB at 308 MMdomestic Continue Reading Education, Featured, Local, News 20th Annual Farming Tour for Kids sees another successful turnout CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Agriplex has recently wrapped up one of their most successful summer educational programs. On June 10-11, they held the 20th Annual Farming Tour for Kids. Each year, this event allows children to spend time Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Parks & Rec, Sports Hunt family establishes John E. Hunt Memorial Scholarship, annual golf tournament CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s been just over a year since longtime Cullman Parks and Recreation Director John Hunt passed away but his impact on the community can still be seen and felt every day. Now, John’s family, along with the Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Sports PREP BASEBALL: Cullman’s Norton wins 6A Player of the Year CULLMAN, Ala. – Another year of high school baseball is in the books and the Alabama Sports Writers Association has made its all-state selections for the year. Cullman ace Jeb Bartle and Hanceville shortstop Zach Campbell received 6A second team Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Racing, Sports Cullman’s Thomas becomes newest Sprint Feature winner at Gas City I-69 Speedway GAS CITY, Ind., June 12 – Last year Michael “Buddy” Kofoid finished second in the Indiana Midget Week USAC NOS Energy Drink national midget race at Gas City I-69 Speedway. On Friday night for the 2021 version of Indiana Midget Week at Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Outdoors, Sports Cullman’s Hopper and Franks get redemption in High School Classic FORT WORTH, Texas — Implementing a two-stage game plan, Brody Hopper and Landon Franks of Alabama’s Cullman High School caught a five-bass limit of 13 pounds, 1 ounce to win the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series Classic presented Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle 365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Printer’s Ink Birthday Party Hearst Castle, aka “San Simeon,” is a National Historic Landmark in California built on 40,000 acres of privately owned, Hearst family property. All the “too much is not enough” sumptuous fabulosity was conceived by William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper publishing Continue Reading Featured, Historical, Lifestyle, Local Files from yesterday: From the files of 1954 and 1901 Laminack Family Reunion The Laminack family had its annual reunion on September 6,at Sportsman Lake.Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Laminack, Mrs. Jack Stisher, Mrs.Andy Moore, from Crossville, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jenkins, Mary Ann and Billy, of Cleveland, Continue Reading Featured, News, State Local agencies receive $3.1 million in grants to weatherize homes for elderly, low-income residents MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $3.1 million to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs.  According to a release issued by the governor’s office Friday afternoon, the grants support Alabama’s Weatherization Continue Reading Featured, Historical, Local Veteran Memorial: Joseph Edward Reeder and Albert “Buck” Reeder Joseph and Albert Reeder were brothers born to Richard and Ida Reeder of Route 8, Cullman County. Joseph, the elder of the two, was born August 8, 1917 with Albert arriving November 28, 1921.   Both Joseph and Albert would enlist for Continue Reading Featured, Health, Lifestyle Recognizing the signs of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As we move into summer, it's only going to get hotter and more humid. If you are working or playing outside, remember to drink plenty of water, take breaks in the shade (or indoors) and be on Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Hanceville City Council discusses potential uses of 19 acres of gifted land; pending appraisal  HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville could soon be receiving a generous gift of land, as the city council approved accepting the gift Thursday evening pending an appraisal. The 19.52 acres are located adjacent to the city’s fire station Continue Reading County Schools, Cullman County, Education, Featured, News State of the schools: County School Superintendent shares updates on system activities and programs CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County School Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette before the June meeting of the Cullman County Board of Education meeting, offered a detailed update on activities, programs and plans of the county school system. He shared the Continue Reading Education, Featured, Local, News 2021 Cullman Bar Association Scholarship recipients CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Bar Association funds a scholarship for graduating seniors whose parents work as legal support staff, court personnel and law enforcement officers.   The 2021 scholarships were awarded at the Bar’s monthly meeting on June 10 to:  Miles Warner, Continue Reading Cullman Electric Cooperative, Featured, Local, News Two-bay electric vehicle charging station coming to Cullman as part of $4.1M Ivey grant MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 18 grants to help bring Alabama motorists into the electric vehicle age.   The grants totaling more than $4.1 million will help finance the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at many fueling stations Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported June 11, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 11, 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 June 9 third-degree criminal mischief; Euvista Continue Reading Featured, Hanceville, Local, Sports PREP FOOTBALL: Brewer excited to take the reins at Hanceville HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The search for the next Head Coach of the Hanceville Bulldogs ended Thursday night and Ryan Brewer is excited to step in and take the reins of the program. Brewer is replacing Head Coach Cody McCain who Continue Reading Cold Springs, Cullman, Featured, Local, Sports, West Point PREP BASKETBALL: Local squads compete in summer play day at Cullman CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday was loaded with summer basketball at Cullman High School and West Point, Cold Springs and the Lady Bearcats were all there to compete. The Lady Eagles played split a pair of tight games against Elkmont and Continue Reading Cullman County, Education, Featured, News Cullman County Board of Education extends, amends superintendent’s contract CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday afternoon passed a “resolution to approve an extension and other amendments to (Superintendent) Dr. Shane Barnette’s contract.” Board members did not reveal the contents of the package during the Continue Reading Cullman County, Education, Featured, Local, News Cullman County Board of Education recognizes student achievements CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday afternoon took time at the beginning of its June meeting on Thursday to recognize Cold Springs High School students Madeline Mitchell and Piper Stricklin for their gold medals at Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle, Local, News, Wallace State Wallace State Alumni Association resumes travel program HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Alumni Association announces plans to resume its travel program, with trips planned for the fall, winter and spring.  “We’re excited to get back on the road,” said LaDonna Allen, coordinator of the Wallace State Alumni Continue Reading Entertainment, Family, Featured, Lifestyle, Opinion, Travel Day Trippin’: Harmony Park Safari Ahhh, summertime! The kids are out of school and after last year’s COVID-19 summer, they’re probably super excited to do something fun this year to make up for it. The beaches have been packed and, let’s face it, not every Continue Reading Faith, Family, Featured, Local, News Mount Nebo Baptist Church holds first post-COVID-19 VBS CULLMAN, Ala. – Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Vinemont held their Vacation Bible School this week as they continued their passionate mission of outreach. The theme this year was Concrete & Cranes, and it was a huge success. With their Continue Reading Education, Featured, Local, News, Wallace State Calling Cullman County athletes CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Area Technology Academy building construction teacher Mike Burkett is looking for some of the Cullman area’s best known athletes to put pen to paper for a worthy cause. He hopes that the auction of framed collections Continue Reading Cullman County, Education, Featured, Local, News New principal named at Hanceville Middle School HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved the hiring of Dr. Susan Patrick to be the new principal of Hanceville Middle School. Patrick is a 27-year veteran of the school system and is currently the Continue Reading Editorial, Featured, Home, Lifestyle, Opinion Editorial: Don’t honk at me! I live here! 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 the incredibly narrow Highway 31 and those who are choosing residential streets as their alternate route. Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported June 10, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 10, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents June 8 assault; CR 488domestic violence; CR 1809unlawful breaking entering motor vehicle; Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle, Local, News 2nd Friday rescheduled CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that 2nd Friday has been rescheduled to June 18th, due to the weather. Bands that were booked for the occasion are currently being rescheduled, but in the event that any Continue Reading

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    Obituary: Joe B. Gunter

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    Joe B. Gunter, age 77, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Gunter was born...

    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...

    Pet of the Week: Finish the school year with a great...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares the Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:  Grady is a 1.5 - 2-year-old Blue...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church celebrates 100 years of service

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bright and early Sunday morning, the congregation of East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church gathered for a twofold celebration: the annual recognition...

    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...
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    Files from yesterday: From the files of 1954 and 1901

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    Laminack Family Reunion The Laminack family had its annual reunion on September 6,at Sportsman Lake.Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Laminack, Mrs. Jack Stisher, Mrs.Andy Moore, from Crossville, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jenkins,...

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    Obituary: Joe B. Gunter

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    Joe B. Gunter, age 77, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Gunter was born...

    Obituary: Mariman Elbert Pope

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    Mariman Elbert Pope, 86, of Cullman, Alabama, passed away at Cullman Regional Medical Center on June 12, 2021. Mariman was born in Clay County,...

    Obituary: Thomas Jerome Smith

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    Funeral Service for Thomas Jerome Smith, age 57, of Cullman, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Cullman Heritage Funeral...

    Obituary: George “Wally” Wallace Williams, 35, and Bridget Leashae Williams, 30, of Cullman

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    Funeral Service for George “Wally” Wallace Williams, age 35 and Bridget Leashae Williams, age 30 of Cullman, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday,...

    Obituary: James ‘JD’ Turner

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    Memorial service for James 'JD' Turner, age 84, of Cullman, will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Cullman Heritage Funeral...
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