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    Local, News Welcome back, Deputy Clark! CULLMAN, Ala. - Eleven months ago, Cullman County Sheriff's Office Deputy Adam Clark and his K9 partner Figo were seriously injured in a wreck. Today, Deputy Clark is back at work, and a special person's voice welcomed him over the Continue Reading Local Government, News Berlin to expand Wi-Fi service around farmers’ market, community center BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening approved measures that will expand Wi-Fi access around the community center/farmers’ market/town hall complex and create a backup system to help safeguard that access. Mayor Patrick Bates reported that public Wi-Fi Continue Reading Feature, News ‘This truly is a historic moment’ CULLMAN, Ala. - Seven months to the day after the Cullman Electric Cooperative announced Sprout Fiber Internet, the first customers were connected to the service- gigabit-speed internet- Monday morning. “This is an exciting day for (the) Cullman Electric Co-op,” beamed Manager Continue Reading Local Government, News West Point to welcome new parks director; spring sports uncertain WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point Parks and Recreation Director Wesley Laney will step down at the end of January. Laney, who has been the director since 2011, will be replaced by Wesley Freeman. Freeman will start immediately, allowing him Continue Reading Health, News Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 18 CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,569 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of Continue Reading arrest_report.jpg Crime, News Arrests and incidents reported Jan. 18, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Jan. 18, 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 Jan. 14 harassing communications; person Continue Reading Featured, Good Hope, Local, Sports, West Point PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders beat Warriors at the buzzer 56-54, Lady Raiders rout West Point 63-39 GOOD HOPE, Ala. – With schools closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, the West Point Warriors made the short trip down I-65 for a Monday afternoon matinee against the Good Hope Raiders. The Lady Raiders got Continue Reading Health, News Site map added to ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard A newly created map is available on the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.  The map depicts sites other than hospitals that have been selected to receive COVID-19 vaccine.  The state's allocation is minimal, so many Continue Reading Health, News Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 17 CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,556 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of Continue Reading Lifestyle A Round of Applause for the Joy-Givers: A books & birthdays party with American joy-givers of 2021 Dolly Parton greets you at the door with a big, warm hug and the first words out of her mouth are, “I love that y’all are here to celebrate books and birthdays with us. I will always love you.” Then, Continue Reading Lifestyle Funny Things from Yesterday: Do you remember cherry-flavored Luden’s cough drops? This is an article that I wrote several years ago. Time marches on and lot of things change. Barbershops have changed considerably since I was a youngster. Years ago, it seemed that we would always go to the barbershop on Saturday Continue Reading History, Lifestyle Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1952 From the Files of 1933: Mrs. J.E. Pierce and son, Leroy of Cullman, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Nesmith at Panama. The 1933 Home Economics Club at Cullman High School includes: Mildred White, Grace Wonderlich, Almedia Newman, Continue Reading Op-Ed, Opinion Op-Ed: Despite criticisms, Alabama’s environment is best it’s been since standards were first measured As the director of the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s environment, I have great respect for and deep appreciation of our state’s wonderful natural resources and rich biodiversity of species and habitats, including many that are unique to Alabama. Continue Reading Education JSU announces fall 2020 graduates, Honor’s List JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - More than 600 students were awarded degrees at Jacksonville State University's Fall 2020 commencement Dec. 11-12, including the following local students: Taylor Ballard of Cullman, MBA in Business Administration James Burks of Cullman, BSN in Nursing Caleb Continue Reading Crime, News Cullman Co. man person of interest in Missouri homicide SARCOXIE, Mo. - A Cullman man is wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Sarcoxie, Missouri, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office in that state. Justin Chase Stevens, 34, has been identified as a person of interest in Continue Reading Health, News Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 16 CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,532 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of Continue Reading Education Wallace State OTA program, Hope Horses form mutually beneficial partnership HANCEVILLE, Ala. — A group of students in Wallace State Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program have left their mark on Hope Horses, one of their community partners at which the students completed their clinical hours in advance of graduating Continue Reading Feature, News 'Mission complete': Col. Fallin, Team Johnny Mac reach Kilimanjaro summit, pass fundraising goal TANZANIA - Col. Don Fallin, retired Army special operations aviator and Fairview High School alumnus, along with fellow United States Military Academy (USMA/West Point) graduates John Magness and Jamie Brennan, set off last week to reach the summit of Tanzania’s Continue Reading Feature, News ‘Most aren't aware of just how much he has done’ CULLMAN, Ala. – Longtime president of the Cullman County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments (CCAVFD), Joe Golden stepped down Thursday night after serving 15 years in the position. Although he will no longer head the association, Golden said he does Continue Reading Education Judson College community weathers financial crisis together MARION, Ala. - After a successful fundraising effort by alumnae and other supporters, Judson College will begin on-campus spring classes Jan. 20, 2021, for the second half of its 182nd academic session. After the College’s December 15th announcement that, in order to Continue Reading History, Lifestyle 8 Alabama properties included in 2020 Places in Peril list MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation this week announced the 2020 Places in Peril, a program that highlights significant endangered properties. Since 1994, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Continue Reading Home, News Rodent-free is the way to be AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With a new year comes new resolutions. This year, make it a priority to keep a rodent-free home. Aside from causing a fright, rats and other rodents can be harmful to humans by spreading disease, destroying Continue Reading Pet of the Week (Bonus) Pet of the Week: Chevy is ready to run! CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Animal Shelter has love to spare right now, so Donna Ruttkay shares a bonus Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Chevy is a Catahoula-terrier mix who’s a little over 1 year old, a big athletic Continue Reading Health, News Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 15 CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,512 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of Continue Reading Health, News ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine update MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports there have been 417,528 cases and 6,030 deaths due to COVID-19 in Alabama as of Jan. 15. To date, 130,394 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alabama. A Continue Reading Local, News Restoring Women Outreach enjoys success despite 2020 challenges CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman-based Restoring Women Outreach, Inc., defined by director Summer Burden as “a 12-step-based sober living program for women serving Cullman and its surrounding areas since 2011,” faced many challenges in 2020, especially in its group homes where Continue Reading Education Cullman County Schools' students return to Hybrid Learning Schedule Tuesday CULLMAN, Ala. - Friday wraps up a remote learning period for Cullman County Schools. As planned, students will return to the Hybrid Learning Schedule beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. That schedule is the same as last semester. Elementary     All students Monday, Tuesday, Continue Reading arrest_report.jpg Crime, News Arrests and incidents reported Jan. 15, 2021 CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Jan. 15, 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 Jan. 14 duty upon striking Continue Reading Addison, Featured, Local, Sports PREP BASKETBALL: Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs split road matchups at Winston County DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. -- The Addison Bulldogs traveled to the county seat to take on their archrival foes, the Yellow Jackets of Double Springs. The girls lost another nail biter 55-52 while the boys pulled out a tough 47-42 victory. Winston Continue Reading Featured, Good Hope, Local, Sports PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders, Lady Raiders collect area wins at Oneonta ONEONTA, Ala. -- Good Hope traveled to take on Oneonta in a pair of huge Class 4A, Area 11 games as they looked to bounce back after getting swept by the Redskins in December. The Lady Raiders dominated the Lady Continue Reading

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    Welcome back, Deputy Clark!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Eleven months ago, Cullman County Sheriff's Office Deputy Adam Clark and his K9 partner Figo were seriously injured in a wreck....

    Funny Things from Yesterday : Drop me off at work and...

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    People need exercise. In this present day and age it seems that most folks just don’t take the time for a little much needed...

    C.A.S.T. for Kids Smith Lake Park set for Sept. 19

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    Updated 6-24-20 at 2:02 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s C.A.S.T. for Kids Smith Lake Park event is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from...

    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: 1937

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    From The Files Of 1937: Marriages: October 13 – David M. Morgan,, 36, to Cordelia Harper, 34 and Floyd Chaney, 24, to Molly Roberts, 18. October 14 – Elzie Thomas, 21, to  Ruby Stone, 22 and Valent Vail...

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    Obituary: Terry Wayne Adams

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    Graveside services for Terry Wayne Adams of Hayden will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hayden. Mr. Adams...

    Obituary: Barbara (Moore) Scott

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    Barbara (Moore) Scott entered her fabulous reward with her Savior Jan. 5, 2021. She was born April 5, 1939 in Cullman County, Alabama to...

    Obituary: Quinton Harold Whatley

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    Graveside services for Quinton Harold Whatley of Hanceville will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Hopewell Cemetery in Hanceville. Reverend Tim...

    Obituary: Erlene Shannon Haynes

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    Erlene Shannon Haynes of Cullman passed away Jan. 16, 2021 at the age of 82. She was born July 27, 1938 to William and...

    Obituary: Tarrant Jordon White

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    Tarrant Jordon White, 25, of Holly Pond passed away Jan. 14, 2021. He was born Feb. 26, 1995 in Cullman County to Joshua Brett...
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