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    Arts, Featured, Local Cullman County Public Library hosts cardmaking class for children CULLMAN, Ala. - Renee Welsh from the Friends of the Public Library continued the library’s summer fun as she led local children in cardmaking at the Cullman County Public Library Tuesday morning. With cardstock, a wide range of stamps and Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 28, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 28, 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 23 leaving scene of accident; Continue Reading Cullman City, Education, Featured, News Open houses, orientation set for Cullman City Schools 2021 school year CULLMAN, Ala. - The 2021 school year is almost here, and Cullman City Schools are preparing to welcome parents and students back to campus for open houses, a welcome return after the tradition went virtual and socially-distanced last year as Continue Reading Courts, Crime, Featured, Local, News Double murder defendant returning to Cullman for competency hearing CULLMAN, Ala. - Double murder defendant Sara Tapia-Franco, 34, of Holly Pond, this week was ordered to be transferred from state mental health facility Bryce Hospital to the Cullman County Detention Center for an upcoming competency hearing. Tapia-Franco was indicted Continue Reading Featured, Local, News, Sports ‘I am so proud of Quanesha that I don’t know what to do’ HARTSELLE, Ala. - As the temperatures and humidity soared last Friday, James Evans continued to detail cars as the sweat poured down his face. He was determined, just like his stepdaughter, to push himself to do what he had to Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News City of Good Hope to host luau-themed Back-to-School Bash GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Get your hula skirts ready! The City of Good Hope will host an Aloha-themed Back to School Bash this year for Good Hope area students. The luau is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m. Continue Reading Education, Featured, News, Wallace State Wallace State’s Dual Enrollment program only one in Alabama eligible to offer Federal Pell Grant to students HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College is among a select number of colleges in the nation and the only one in Alabama to offer Federal Pell Grants for dual enrollment students.    Wallace State was chosen as a Dual Enrollment Continue Reading Featured, Local, News Ryan Creek Watershed 319 funding available CULLMAN, Ala. - Funding is still available for land in the Ryan Creek watershed in Cullman County. It has been approved through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for 319 cost shares. Incentive payments for best management practices will be Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 27, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 27, 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 26 first-degree theft of property; Continue Reading Cullman, Featured, Local, Sports, Swimming CST places 2nd at ARPA State Championship ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman Swim Team traveled to Sound Mountain Park in Albertville last weekend to compete at this year’s Alabama Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) State Swimming Championships and CST put together another stellar performance to earn a Continue Reading Education, Featured, News, Wallace State Wallace State clears past balances for students from previous semesters to ease pandemic burden HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College has cleared the balances of 644 students with outstanding accounts from previous semesters, forgiving more than $585,800 in student debt.    Earlier this semester, eligible students were notified that their balances had been cleared, as well as Continue Reading Education, Featured CATA Principal Billy Troutman named state Career Tech Administrator of the Year CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Association for Career Technical Education on Monday named Cullman Area Technology Academy Principal Billy Troutman its 2021 Administrator of the Year award. According to the National Association for Career Technical Education, the award is given Continue Reading Featured, Health, Local, News Cullman Regional to host nurse recruitment event August 7 at Karma’s Coffeehouse Cullman, Ala. — Nurses and nursing students are invited to join Cullman Regional for a Nurse Recruitment Event on Saturday, August 7 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Karma’s Coffeehouse. Meet with directors and hiring managers to discuss career Continue Reading Cullman City, Cullman County, Education, Featured Liberty Learning Foundation to launch new high school programs at CHS this fall CULLMAN, Ala. - Beginning fall 2021, Cullman will be embarking on a mission in preparing students to be life, career, and citizen ready. The Liberty Learning Foundation has developed several educational courses to be newly implemented within Cullman City Schools Continue Reading Education, Featured, Wallace State Wallace State’s Business Department launching new degree options in Banking & Finance and Logistics Management HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College’s Business Department is launching two new degree options during the fall 2021 semester: Banking and Finance and Logistics Management. Students can earn either an associate in applied science or short-term certificate in both fields. “We’re Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 26, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 26, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents July 22 unlawful possession of marijuana; Hwy. 69 Nharassment; CR 601using false Continue Reading Featured, Local, News, Sports 'From gold arches to gold medals': Hartselle's Quanesha Burks' amazing journey to the Olympics HARTSELLE, Ala. -- The Olympics is an amazing event full of some of the world's most elite athletes who will do whatever it takes to bring home a gold medal. This year, one of those athletes is Hartselle's Quanesha Burks, Continue Reading Arts, Featured, Lifestyle, News, Outdoors Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest opens August 2 MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will begin accepting entries on Monday, August 2, 2021. This year’s contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) and the Alabama Tourism Department. Continue Reading Featured, Outdoors, State In Alabama, conservation Is for the birds WASHINGTON D.C. - Whether called the Yellowhammer State or the Cotton State, an abundance of birds call the state of Alabama home. “Yellowhammer” in fact refers to the common name for the northern flicker woodpecker — which just happens to Continue Reading Cullman City, Education, Featured Books to battalions CULLMAN, Ala. - Brett Patterson was recently sworn in and will leave for Marine boot camp on Aug. 9. Patterson is a 2020 graduate of Cullman High School. He is the son of Rick Patterson and Christy Perry and the Continue Reading Featured, Historical, Local Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1951 Teen Chatter Out Friday night were: Leona Giles and Donald Patrick, Edigna Edwards and Bob Ward, Martha Pierce and Raymond Tucker, Jackie Culver and Kenneth Milligan, Wanda Baker and Jimmy Wood, Dottie Schlosser and Robert Bowling, Ellen Faye Shaw and Kitty Continue Reading Culture, Featured, Lifestyle 365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021—The Funny Papers Birthday Party We’ll see ya in the funny papers collection of the National Museum of American History for our next fun, birthday party. Located on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets, this popular D.C. tourist experience is home to more than Continue Reading Editorial, Featured, Lifestyle, Opinion The Policies of Starting Over – Putting your best foot forward When in the process of moving forward in life, do you ever find yourself gravitating toward what you ran from in the first place? Maybe not the exact circumstances or person, but the recognition of patterns you were trying to Continue Reading Cold Springs, Cullman, Fairview, Featured, Good Hope, Holly Pond, Local, Meek, Sports, St. Bernard Prep, Vinemont, West Point 9 local schools earn 2020-21 AHSAA Sportsmanship Award MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This year’s AHSAA Sportsmanship Schools were recognized at the 14th annual AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon in Montgomery Friday and nine local schools were among this year’s winners. Cullman, West Point, Fairview, Good Hope, Vinemont, Holly Pond, Cold Springs Continue Reading Business, Featured, Local, News Cullman’s White Willow becomes first-time winner of ‘Best in Bama’ award CULLMAN, Ala. – Two Cullman-based businesses, White Willow and Karma’s Coffeehouse, are recipients of this year’s Alabama Magazine’s “Best in Bama” awards.    White Willow owner Libby Crider spoke of the win for Best Furniture & Interiors saying, “We were just so Continue Reading Education, Featured, Wallace State Prospective students visit Wallace State’s Applied Technologies programs during Open House HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A rainy night did not deter prospective students from attending Wallace State’s Applied Technologies Open House earlier this week.   Jake Smith, a home-schooled soon-to-be senior from Hartselle made Wallace State’s HVAC/Refrigeration Department among his first stops during the Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Hanceville City Council discusses preparations for upcoming music events, solutions for noise complaints HANCEVILLE, Ala.- The City of Hanceville grew a bit as a result of Thursday night’s city council meeting. The council voted to accept 19.52 acres donated by Lillie Tucker and in a separate ordinance annexed the approximately 17-acre Ward property Continue Reading Featured, Local Government, News Hanceville City Council officially names donated land HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A generous donation of 19.52 acres of land to the City of Hanceville has recently been established by the city council as The Larry and Lillie Tucker Arboretum. The land was gifted to the city by Lillie Continue Reading Crime, Featured, Local, News Arrests and incidents reported July 23, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 23, 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 22 first-degree theft of property; Continue Reading Featured, Lifestyle, Local, News Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders: Bobby’s Restaurant rules the roost EVA, Ala. - In the quest for Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders, one eatery rules the roost — Bobby’s Restaurant in Eva.   The Morgan County institution, owned by April and John Hall, is known for basketfuls of deep brown tenders covered in Continue Reading

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    Obituary: Elbert Allen Pirkle

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    Memorial services for Elbert Allen Pirkle, 88, of Cullman are incomplete and will be announced later.  Mr. Pirkle passed from this life on July 27,...

    ‘I am so proud of Quanesha that I don’t know what...

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. - As the temperatures and humidity soared last Friday, James Evans continued to detail cars as the sweat poured down his face....

    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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    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1951

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    Teen Chatter Out Friday night were: Leona Giles and Donald Patrick, Edigna Edwards and Bob Ward, Martha Pierce and Raymond Tucker, Jackie Culver and Kenneth Milligan, Wanda Baker and Jimmy Wood, Dottie Schlosser and Robert...

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    Obituary: Elbert Allen Pirkle

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    Memorial services for Elbert Allen Pirkle, 88, of Cullman are incomplete and will be announced later.  Mr. Pirkle passed from this life on July 27,...

    Obituary: Jerry Vann Dunn

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    Graveside Service for Jerry Vann Dunn, age 70, of Falkville, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Berlin Cemetery at...

    Obituary: Dale Lamar Garrison

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    Dale Lamar Garrison, 81, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 26, 2021.  There will be a local visitation at Anderson Funeral Home in...

    Obituary: Betty Joyce (Nichols) Baker

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    Funeral services for Betty Joyce (Nichols) Baker will be 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview...

    Obituary: Steven Lloyd Wakefield

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    Steven Lloyd Wakefield, 56, of Double Springs, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, after his battle...
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