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    2nd Fridays returning June 14

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The city of Cullman was recently ranked No. 3 on USA Today’s 10Best list of Best Small Town Cultural Scene for 2024, thanks in part to the numerous events that happen downtown. 2nd Fridays is one of those events. The popular...

    Summer meals served at Cullman County Schools

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - Cullman County Schools kicked off this year’s Summer Feeding Program on Monday, June 10.   Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette said, “We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students and community.” Beginning at 8 a.m....

    Tucker, Bagwell named Cullman County Schools Employees of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and AmFirst recognize a teacher and staff member each month of the school year. May Staff Member of the Month: Mack Tucker, bus driver, West Point Mack Tucker is a school bus driver at West Point. He is retiring this...

    Cullman City Council names new fire chief, deputy chief 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday voted to name Darren Peeples chief of Cullman Fire Rescue. Councilman Brad Smith thanked all applicants, saying, “I think we did our due diligence there, and trying to just do everything best for the city of...

    Hands-free law grace period ends June 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The grace period for Alabama’s hands-free driving law, which went into effect in June 2023, will end June 15, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. According to drivesafealabama.org: “As of June 15, 2023, it’s illegal to hold a cell phone or any...

    Update: US Marshals locate fugitive

    Rodney Dale Kilgore (Cullman Police Department)
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    Updated June 18, 2024, at 6:20 p.m. The U.S. Marshals Service located and apprehended fugitive Rodney Dale Kilgore today in Birmingham. Kilgore was wanted on felony charges out of Georgia. Kilgore has ties to Cullman County and was believed to have been in the area recently.  According...

    Increase in high-speed chases: Local law enforcement officials weigh in

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local and area law enforcement have been in an increasing number of  high-speed pursuits – and community members are asking why. Questions have intensified because there have been three chases in Cullman in the last few weeks, with a chase on May...

    Summer meals returning to county schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) and its workers are deeply committed to their motto, “School may be out, but no child should be left hungry. You can feed them.” This summer, CNP staff will ensure no child in...

    Summer break food resources

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As summer sets in, it's a time of joy and relaxation for many families. However, for some, it can also bring about stressors and concerns about food security and availability. Cullman County Schools is offering one solution to this challenge. It recently...

    CCPS Kindergarteners perform ‘Lemonade!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kindergartners at Cullman City Primary School on Tuesday, May 21, presented “Lemonade!” a 20-minute musical for friends and family to mark the end of a notable year. The early learners had the chance to try out their practiced stage presence and perform...

    Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force looks to educate community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force met Wednesday, May 22, at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Training Center. The gathering was a meet and greet of sorts, with Secretary Ana Claire Pealor revealing that while the task force is not a...

    CCBOE: 99.3% of third graders reading at or above grade level

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its monthly meeting Monday, May 20, heard a very positive update from Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette regarding the systems’ third graders. This school year is the first for the retention portion of the Alabama...

    ALEA emphasizes boating safety, kill switch and wakesurfing regulations ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division joined organizations across the nation to participate and observe National Safe Boating Week, a global initiative which runs from May 18-24. Boating is a cherished pastime in Alabama, especially during the Memorial...

    8 Cullman County seniors participate in North Alabama Academy of Craft Training signing day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Eight seniors from Cullman County accepted positions with various companies at the inaugural North Alabama Academy of Craft Training (ACT) signing day recently. “Join me in celebrating them for their decision to earn a skill and enter the workforce after high school...

    ALDOT limits road construction for Memorial Day weekend, reminds drivers of hands-free law

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation anticipates a higher than usual number of vehicles on Alabama’s roadways this weekend as Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start to the summer travel season. Drivers are advised to prepare for increased traffic and to...

    CCBOE recognizes student achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Prior to the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) monthly meeting, Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette recognized multiple student-athletes and scholars for their recent achievements. Allison Rice and Kallaway McKinnon from Cold Springs and Trey Thompson and Tyce Thompson from West Point were...

    CPD’s Pounders joins Traffic Homicide Investigation unit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department recently congratulated Officer Zane Pounders for successfully completing Traffic Homicide Investigation parts one and two.  Chief David Nassetta said Pounders will now be assigned to the CPD Traffic Homicide Unit. “The Cullman Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit is a...

    City: Social media post by Cullman Daily depicting closing of Swafford Road inaccurate

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A social media post by Cullman Daily on Wednesday depicting the closing of Swafford Road is inaccurate, according to the City of Cullman. "A rendering of a proposed shopping center development by Alumni Properties at the intersection of Swafford and Cherokee...

    ‘Genius Hour’ at West Elementary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – West Elementary fourth and sixth graders participated in a “Genius Hour” program this year. “Mrs. Regan Caldwell, West Elementary School’s counselor, and I hosted what we call a ‘Genius Hour’ for grades four and six this year (one in the fall and...

    2 Cullman County Schools recognized for excellence at state event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) recognized Parkside and Cullman Area Technology Academy on Monday as Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 6. Parkside won Banner School for State School Board District 6. "A total of 32 schools...

    3 juvenile escapees captured in Cullman County 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Three juvenile escapees from Jefferson County are in custody following a pursuit in Cullman County. At approximately 4 p.m. today, Thursday, May 9, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Gold Ridge area. The driver of the vehicle...

    Robots take over Cullman City Schools for showcase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Robots staged a mini-takeover at West Elementary School this week, but don’t worry, they were thankfully all under student control as part of an ambitious robotics club showcase competition.West and East Elementary Schools had a chance to showcase the Robotics Clubs...

    Cullman City Schools Foundation hosting 13th annual Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards Luncheon May 7

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools Foundation is set to host its 13th annual Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards Luncheon on May 7. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Church in Cullman. Each year, the luncheon draws attendees from across...

    Non-resident student enrollment open for Cullman City Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Registration is now open for students who live outside Cullman City Schools’ city limits, but would still like to potentially attend school within the district.Families interested in enrollment for non-resident students should contact the applicable school for more information, as availability...

    Cullman County 4-H Club celebrates local youth achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County 4-H Club recently hosted its annual County Round Up, bringing together over 100 enthusiastic young members from both Cullman County and Cullman City Schools. The event highlighted the diverse skills and achievements of these young individuals in a...

    STEM Day – it’s elementary!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools’ new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Day made its way to the elementary schools this week, as students at East and West Elementary had a chance to experience hands-on learning in the STEM fields right on campus.Students...

    Hanceville City Council updates community on pool

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 25, the Hanceville City Council updated the community on the community pool, the future of which was uncertain mere months ago. The council also set a planning commission meeting to consider rezoning the...

    Tornado and severe weather preparedness tips from Cullman County EMA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County is no stranger to severe weather and dangerous storms. Everyone remembers the tornadoes of 2011 that ripped portions of the scenery to shreds; likewise, a hail storm in 2018 left the area with millions of dollars of in damage. Unpredictable weather and springtime...

    CCBOE recognizes biliterate students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting in April, the Cullman County Board of Education, along with Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, recognized students for achieving the Alabama Seal of Biliteracy. The board said the students have shown exceptional knowledge and proficiency in both English...

    CPD hosts community cookout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department hosted over 100 attendees at its community cookout Saturday at the Cullman Housing Authority. CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said they truly enjoyed bringing the event back and plan to host it again, annually, but rotate locations. “We...

    Walker County inmate dies in custody

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    JASPER, Ala. – An inmate at the Walker County Jail died while in custody on Friday, April 19. At the request of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) launched an investigation into...

    FL man arrested on child porn charges in Good Hope

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - A Florida man was arrested on 20 counts of child pornography-related charges on Wednesday, April 17. Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call concerning a possible sex offender in the Good Hope area. Joseph Dale Cooper, 47, of Orlando was...

    ‘I can’t think of a better event to show that the community cares about them’: Hilinski’s Hope speaks to Cullman County students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Over 1,700 Cullman County students made their way to Temple Baptist Church Tuesday for a special presentation on mental health from Hilinski’s Hope Foundation. Hilinski’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to promote awareness and education of mental health and...

    Chamber hosts annual State of Education luncheon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2024 State of Education luncheon on April 12, featuring Wallace State Community College President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff and Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette. “This luncheon is...

    Jacobs proclaims Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs recently proclaimed the week of April 14-20, 2024, Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the city of Cullman in conjunction with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is observed annually during the second week in April. This week,...

    Industry meets education: CHS hosts school’s first ever STEM Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -Cullman High School hosted its first STEM Day recently, a partnership with local industries and associations to showcase the many career and study opportunities available within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.STEM Day at Cullman High School was essentially an...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    Cullman County Sheriff’s Office arrest roundup: April 3 Deputies arrested William Bennett Clark, 67, of Hanceville, on multiple outstanding warrants stemming from multiple incidents that occurred over the past several years.  Clark is charged with second-degree stalking (warrant), public lewdness (warrant), trespassing (warrant) and trespassing (FTA). April 4 Deputies attempted...

    CPD to host community cookout April 20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department is bringing back its community cookout for the first time since 2020. The event will take place Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cullman Housing Authority. CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said the event started...

    Cullman ranks No. 3 on USA Today 10Best list for Best Small Town Cultural Scene

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The city of Cullman has been ranked No. 3 on USA Today’s 10Best list of Best Small Town Cultural Scene for 2024. This is the first time Cullman has been recognized in a 10Best list by USA Today, marking the city’s...

    Cullman City Council introduces zoning ordinance amendment for vape shops

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, held the first reading of an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance to govern the location and signage of vape retailers. The ordinance, to be voted on at the next council meeting, would...

    Cullman man dies in single-vehicle crash

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- A single-vehicle crash on County Road 813 in the Trimble area at approximately 9:20 a.m. Monday morning claimed the life of a Cullman man. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick confirmed James Kenneth Neal Sr. (89) of Cullman to be the victim. The...

    Cullman County Schools 2024-2025 kindergarten registration info

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools is gearing up for kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Families interested in enrolling their children can now pre-register online at www.ccboe.org/k where a step-by-step guide has been provided. In-person registration will be available from 8:30...

    City of Hanceville 2024 Spring Clean-up April 19-20, 22-25

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The City of Hanceville invites residents to participate in the 2024 Spring Clean-up, with citywide yard sales April 19-20, followed by a free landfill pickup week April 22-25. Yard sales: April 19-20 Kickstarting the event, residents can hold yard sales, no permit required,...

    CCBOE approves changes to orders, awards bid

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) held a special-called meeting on Monday, April 1. The purpose was to address two changes to current work orders for two Cullman County Schools and the approval of a bid for re-roofing projects at...

    2024-25 Cullman County Schools Kindergarten registration information

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    Important Note: You MUST initially register at the school in which you are zoned. A school zone transfer request form will be made available on this website beginning June 1, 2024. Step 1 (Form): Fill out the following form, once for each child you are...

    Experience the solar eclipse with Cullman Electric Cooperative while supporting a local cause

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Electric Cooperative is gearing up to host a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, April 8, from noon-3:30 p.m., inviting the community to witness this rare astronomical event. The Co-op aims to replicate the success of the 2017 viewing party,...

    ‘A true hero of the force’: Tribute to retiring CCSO Capt. Ricky Blackwood

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Captain Ricky Blackwood joined law enforcement in 1988 as a Reserve Deputy for the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. March 31, 2024, will mark his retirement. In 1991, Blackwood went full-time with the sheriff’s office and that’s where he has remained and rose through...

    CCSO tips for water safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Spring is here, and with it, the return to local waters for many. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry shared water safety tips for those hitting the lake: Be safety conscious. Situational awareness should not stop on the land.  Be aware of potential dangers...

    Jacobs proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday, March 25, 2024, Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed the month of April Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) in the city of Cullman. The proclamation was presented to Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK) Executive Director Steven Sutter and Senior Director Javon...

    CCBOE recognizes sports teams

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its monthly meeting, the Cullman County Board of Education recognized two of its athletic teams. Good Hope High School’s Girls’ Basketball team and Cold Springs High School’s Cross Country team; both of which had impressive seasons. The GHHS Girls’ Basketball team...

    CCPS kindergarteners ‘get down on the farm’

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    SOMERVILLE, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) kindergartners were invited and encouraged to “get down and dirty at the farm” on their spring field trips last week. Students learned the basics of agriculture and raising livestock by visiting Somerville’s Gullion Farms, a working...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) recent arrests include: March 14 Deputies and investigators served a search warrant at a residence in Crane Hill on March 14.  Gary Lee Hardin, 49, of Crane Hill, and Tammy Rena Moore, 37, of Cullman, were located inside the...

    Cullman City Council honors Don Hewitt for Zoning Board service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, March 18, took time to honor retiring Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals member Don Hewitt for his 15 years of service to the City.  Mayor Woody Jacobs presented Hewitt a certificate of commendation, sharing...

    CCPS students ‘take flight’ in STEM project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - First graders at Cullman City Primary School had a chance to create and fly their own mini airplanes as part of a recent Science, Technology and Math (STEM) project. To celebrate the recent Read Across America Week, all first graders at...

    ALEA: Spring into safety and ‘Think Smart Before You Start’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is kicking off its fourth annual ‘Think Smart Before You Start’ spring safety campaign as students of all ages and their families prepare for end-of-the-school-year festivities such as spring break, prom and the upcoming graduation...

    Hanceville Irish Festival draws crowd

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Irish Festival took place on Saturday, March 16, drawing a crowd to historic downtown Hanceville to enjoy live music, food and goods, services and specialties from vendors. Festival organizer and member of Friends of the Festival, Nolan Bradford has said,...

    ALDOT to repair approaches to 2 bridges over I-65 in Morgan County

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    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. - ALDOT will repair the approaches to two bridges carrying local roads over Interstate 65 in Morgan County in the coming weeks. Motorists should expect around-the-clock closures of the Parker Road and Bethel Road bridges and approaches for about three days...

    Hanceville City Council discusses events; community pool set to reopen for summer

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville City Council convened for its bimonthly meeting on Thursday, March 14. Key highlights of the meeting included planning for three significant upcoming events: the Hanceville Irish Festival, a free landfill pick-up week and the City of Hanceville yard sale...

    East, West students enjoy Bearcat Glow Bash

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The parent-teacher organizations (PTOs) of East and West Elementary Schools spent a chunk of their time over the past month planning, preparing for and executing their biggest collaborative effort to date. The first Bearcat Glow Bash was held at Cullman Middle...

    Jacobs proclaims Brain Awareness Week in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs has proclaimed the week of March 11-17, 2024, Brain Awareness Week in the city of Cullman to help expand interest in the brain, brain research and brain-related disorders. During this week, the Pilot Club of Cullman joins...

    ALDOT: Alabama law focuses on distracted driving

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – A new state law seeks to drive down motor vehicle-related fatalities caused by distracted driving.  In 2022, almost 7% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities in Alabama were caused by distracted driving. The Alabama Legislature responded in 2023 by passing a law intended to...

    CCSO to host 1-day Citizens’ Academy April 6

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will host the next class of its popular Citizen’s Academy on April 6, with firearm training on April 13.  Sheriff Matt Gentry said one of his visions when he took office in January 2015 was to...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrest roundup Feb. 29 Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the west side of the city of Cullman. The driver of the vehicle allegedly refused to stop and continued traveling toward the West Point community. The vehicle was ultimately stopped in...

    Cullman City Schools Job Fair set for March 21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Looking for a job where you can be the professional you want to be? Cullman City Schools is hosting a job fair at Cullman High School on March 21 for applicants interested in several different fields across the district.The system is...

    Cullman City Council paves way for new business, looks to grow 2 parks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved a 10-year tax abatement for “Project Flex,” described by the council as a medical research equipment company. The company plans to make a $50,000 capital investment, and will receive an exemption from City...

    ALDOT responds to clear I-65 following crash in Cullman County

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    A Friday morning crash involving a commercial vehicle on I-65 close to mile marker 313, near Vinemont in Cullman County, left a tangled section of guardrail blocking the southbound lanes and approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the pavement.   An ALDOT crew...

    Severe storms with potential significant flooding risk today & Saturday

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    CLANTON, Ala. - Flood Watches will go into effect later today for much of state with a growing concern of significant flooding later this afternoon and Saturday morning. Across the northern half of the state, a large area of rain and thunderstorms will move into the western sections after 7 am...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made multiple arrests over the last several days, including: Feb. 20 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the city of Cullman. Justin Dwayne Turner, 41, of Hanceville, was identified as the driver.  A subsequent search of his vehicle...

    Crews continue to patch potholes on I-65 in Morgan County

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    The Alabama Department of Transportation is continuing work to fix numerous potholes that appeared on Alabama highways following January’s winter storm. Though patching operations may cause temporary delays for motorists, the repairs will help ensure smoother and safer travel. Paving operations on I-65 in Morgan...

    Alabama-Jacksonville State baseball game postponed

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama-Jacksonville State baseball game scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather in the forecast. The teams were originally scheduled to play at 4 p.m. CT today at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The game will be made up...

    ‘Tons of snuggles’

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    Stuffed animal reading pet adoption day at CCPS CULLMAN, Ala. - Storytime at Cullman City Primary School last week turned into a surprise pet adoption day for young students learning about the importance of reading through the children’s book "Madeline Finn and the Library Dog"...

    1st step toward Cullman Intermediate School

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    East, West Elementary hold combined professional development session CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is working toward its goal to eventually establish a combined intermediate school for all elementary students in grades three to five, and to make sure faculty and staff are fully aligned,...

    Cullman City Schools Numeracy Night set for tonight

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Primary and elementary parents seeking more information on what the Alabama Numeracy Act means for local schools can learn more on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Cullman City Schools Numeracy Night, which will be hosted at Cullman High School in Tillman Hall...

    ALDOT performing drilling and testing on I-65 this week

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - In preparation for future resurfacing of Interstate 65 in Morgan County and parts of Limestone and Cullman counties, Alabama Department of Transportation crews are performing drilling and testing this week, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to expect intermittent lane closures from 8...

    Mail carrier finds deceased man in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department is investigating after a mail carrier found a man deceased with a gunshot wound Monday, Feb. 26.  Chief David Nassetta said the call was in the 1600 block of Logan Street Southwest.  “The male was found by a mail carrier,...

    Cullman County Schools announces February Teacher, Staff Member of the Month

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    (Pictured with students are Adam Edmonson/Co-Op Coordinator, Dr. Shane Barnette/Cullman County School Superintendent, Tim Melton/AmFirst Teacher of the Month, Beverly Cochran/AmFirst Membership Development Manager, Angela Blair/AmFirst Regional Development Coordinator, Ava Burns/AmFirst Cullman Teller) Tim Melton has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry, and...

    Pedestrian struck, dog killed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department confirmed that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Sportsman Lake Road and U.S. Highway 31 around 6:50 p.m. Sunday. Chief David Nassetta said a female was hit as she tried to cross the road while walking her...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below is a roundup of some of the latest arrests made by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. Feb. 15 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Berlin community. Shawna Lashay Glasco, 45, of Cullman, was identified as the driver.  A subsequent search of the vehicle and...

    West Elementary PTA announces Bearcat Glow Bash

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- The parents involved in West Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are busy making plans for the school’s annual end of the year party for students. This year, however, the West Elementary PTA and East Elementary PTA have decided to join forces...

    Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff completes AASA National Superintendent Certification Program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The superintendent of Cullman City Schools, Kyle Kallhoff, has successfully completed the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program administered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. He is among more than 30 superintendents nationwide to successfully complete the program.Kallhoff was acknowledged in a...

    Cullman celebrates 36 years as Tree City USA

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    Poster winners recognized CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman’s 36th Tree City Dedication/Arbor Week Celebration ceremony was held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, on the lawn of Cullman City Hall. Arbor Week Celebration The ceremony began with Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaiming the week of Feb.18-24, 2024, Arbor...

    CPD finds body of woman reported missing

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    Update: 12:42 p.m. The missing woman who was found deceased has been identified according to the Cullman Police Department. “The woman has been identified as Gloria Parker,” Nassetta said. “Her body will be sent to Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy to assist in...

    CCBOE recognizes talented art students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County School Board held its monthly meeting on Feb. 15 and recognized two students who placed nationally in the Horace Mann Academic Planning Calendar Design competition. West Point Middle School student Aliana Riggs was named the national champion for...

    Cullman City Council names Brian Bradberry to new post: public safety director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, Feb. 19, suspended regular procedural rules to approve its first reading and ordinance to create the new city staff position of public safety director, and a few moments later passed a resolution to name...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has made several unrelated drug and felony arrests recently, including: Feb. 6 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Berlin community. Justin Wayne Farr, 32, of Cullman, and Kinsey Nikole Burns, 20, of Cullman, were identified as passengers in the...

    2 waves of rain and potential severe weather today and Monday

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    CLANTON – Sunday 7:30 am, February 11, 2024 (Updated 8:15 AM, Sunday, February 11, 2024) Two waves of showers and thunderstorms will occur through Monday. An area of rain with a few thunderstorms concentrated around I-20 is forecast to weaken during the remainder of the morning.  From mid to late afternoon,...

    Hanceville City Council discusses pool, Rayford Talley Building, College Drive

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council at its Feb. 8 work session and meeting discussed the future of the city’s community pool, the use of the Rayford Talley Building by student athletes and the renaming of parts of College Drive.    To keep the...

    Cullman City Schools to host job fair March 21

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Cullman City Schools will host a job fair in Cullman High School’s Tillman Hall on Thursday, March 21, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Department positions at each city school will be posted at the fair, including certified teachers, cafeteria workers, support personnel, clerical personnel and...

    Playground planners

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    Cullman students design inclusive playgrounds as part of STEM project CULLMAN, Ala. - What’s one of the best ways to get young students engaged in design and engineering concepts? Let them dream up something fun. That’s exactly the approach taken recently at East Elementary School,...

    CCSO asks for assistance locating stolen dump trucks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is searching for stolen dump trucks that were taken from My-Way Transportation on Jan. 30. Sheriff Matt Gentry said they were taken after midnight. “The flatbed truck was on video in the area and is believed to be...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office made five un-related arrests involving methamphetamine last week.  Jan. 29 Deputies arrested Darren Dimitrious Culver, 31, of Jackson, Alabama, on an outstanding failure to appear warrant stemming from an incident that occurred in January 2023.   Culver is charged...

    CDC bus missed accident just yards from school

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Early Monday morning a two-car collision took place just outside of the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA), which caused one of the cars to hit a bus carrying students to the Cullman County Child Development Center (CDC). According to Senior State Trooper...

    CPD’s Dean retiring after 31 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Police Officer Matt Dean will officially retire from the department March 1, after 31 years and two months in law enforcement. His last day of work was Friday, Feb. 2. “In that many years, I was able to meet so many different...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Recent arrests made by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office include: Jan. 25 Deputies executed a warrant on Bradford Neal Meeks, who is currently being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on other charges.  Meeks is charged with unlawful possession of dangerous drugs. Jan. 26 Deputies...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Arrests made by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) recently include: Jan. 11 Deputies arrested Christopher Lee Gamel, 35, of Arab, on a failure to appear warrant stemming from an incident that was reported in February 2023.  Gamel is charged with first-degree sexual abuse.  -------Deputies...

    Pre-registration open for CCPS Pre-K program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Pre-registration is officially open for the Alabama First Class Pre-K program at Cullman City Primary School for the 2024-2025 school year.The program is open to children who are 4 years old (not yet 5) on or before Sept. 1, 2024. Students...

    Cullman City Council praises response to winter storm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday offered praise for the response of multiple City departments to last week’s ice storm, noting speed of action and rapid returns to normal operations. Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism shut down for part of the...

    Flooding rain threat continues with severe storms possible today and Saturday

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    CLANTON, Ala. – Radar estimates that widespread 2-4 inches with isolated spots over five inches fell through 5 am near and west of I-65, with 1-3 inches east of I-65. Bands of rain and thunderstorms, although not continuous, will occur through Saturday afternoon.  An additional 2-4 inches...

    Cullman City School Board honors Gunter, Bowen

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board recognized two educators as 2024 Teachers of the Year at its regular meeting that had been rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 23 due to the previous week’s ice storms. “It is my honor tonight to recognize our two...

    Flooding rain, storms into weekend

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    CLANTON, Ala. – Rain and thunderstorms ahead of a line of storms will move across the state from this morning through evening with several additional bands or lines of storms through Thursday. The highest threat will be heavy rainfall where widespread 2-4 inches are possible...