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    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...

    ‘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...

    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 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,...

    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 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...

    Ribbon cut on new Cullman Middle School facility

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The foyer of Cullman Middle School’s newest facility was packed on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2024, as key players and dignitaries observed a ribbon cutting honoring the opening of the building. The new facility is officially open for learning, welcoming students...

    City schools achieve straight As on state report card

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Report cards are in, and Cullman City Schools scored straight A’s once again.The Alabama State Department of Education Report Card for the 2022-2023 school year found Cullman City Schools achieved increases across the board that rank the district among the best...

    Cullman City School Board names Teachers of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Cullman City School Board recognized the system’s 2023-2024 Teachers of the Year. Winners received a certificate recognizing their achievements, a gift card from AmFirst Credit Union and the opportunity to receive a...

    EES opens the wardrobe to Narnia just in time for Christmas

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - East Elementary School transformed into a lovely Christmas wonderland in recent weeks, as teachers and staff took part in a hallway competition for best Christmas decorations. The winning hallway belongs to the fourth grade, which based its design on the C.S....

    CHS adds weather station as engineering students showcase 3D print skills statewide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is partnering with a weather institute to host a cutting-edge weather monitoring station on campus, with students taking the opportunity to gain some real-world Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills along the way.Cullman High School has partnered...

    ‘It’s an exciting day for our athletes’: Cullman City Schools breaks ground on new turf fields

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City School Board members, along with Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, joined Cullman High School administrators, coaches, players and others on Cullman High School’s Soccer Field Tuesday to celebrate the first steps of a project they’re all excited to see get underway....

    Saying goodbye to 50 years of the round building at CMS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A unique, iconic piece of Cullman Middle School’s history is set to be closed soon as an ambitious expansion of the downtown campus continues. But don’t worry, the community will get one last chance to bid farewell to what has affectionately...

    West Elementary’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ Book Fair to greet students Nov. 27

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - West Elementary School students are in for a treat when Thanksgiving break ends and classes resume on Nov. 27. West Elementary Library Media Specialist Tere Kelly and Library Instructional Assistant Caroline Burress have been hard at work transforming their domain to...

    Balloons over Broadway: CCPS students create their own balloon parade

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade got a first-grade twist recently, as students at Cullman City Primary School created their own mini-balloon floats as part of an innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) project.Thanks to support from the Cullman City Schools...

    Pumpkin painting to ring in the fall at East Elementary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Students from grades 3-5 at East Elementary School celebrated the arrival of fall recently be decorating their own pumpkins, as part of a harvest-themed art project at the Cullman city elementary school. The East Elementary PTO provided pumpkins, and students had the...

    Halloween Learning – Students create candy assembly line at WES

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- What better way to learn about Henry Ford’s assembly line than by putting those skills to good use getting things ready for Halloween at West Elementary School? Sixth grade students at West Elementary School in Cullman turned their lesson about Big Business...

    Cullman City Schools cuts ribbon on new Primary School addition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After 18 months of construction, the new additions and renovations at Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) are complete and the school system welcomed its second-grade students back to the new and improved CCPS campus Friday. In addition to the new facilities,...

    ‘The Canterbury Tales’ comes to life at CHS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - One of the great English literature classics came to life recently at Cullman High School, as literature students were tasked with telling a story from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.”But telling stories that date back to the late 1300s and are...

    EES Principal Melanie Harris honored by Ivey for National Principals Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - East Elementary School Principal Melanie Harris recently made a stop in Montgomery to celebrate National Principals Month with Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and other top education officials in the state.“As the Alabama Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year, I was...

    Marketing moves

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    Students learning marketing, design skills at CHS, CMS CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman students are able to learn marketing and design skills this year, as part of Cullman City Schools’ new expansion of potential career tech courses. As part of the marketing course, students are taking on...

    STEM Day takes over Cullman City Primary School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - STEM took over Cullman City Primary School this week, introducing young students to all kinds of real-world Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lessons featuring everything from ice cream to balloon rockets.Students learned to “command” volunteers around a grid to emulate...

    Cullman City School Board sets FY2024 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board on Monday, Sept. 11, passed its budget for the 2024 fiscal year. Total revenue for the 2024 fiscal year is $46,625,309. Chief School Finance and Operations Officer James Brumley said the system will receive $21,981,742 (46.76% of...

    Kallhoff gives updates on city school projects

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff provided updates about ongoing and upcoming projects to city school campuses.   "The partnership between the City and our school district has been incredible. The increased funding from sales and property taxes has allowed us to...

    SRO program board hosts special-called meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Members of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program governing board on Wednesday met for a special-called meeting to discuss program changes and where funds will be used in the school systems. Back in May of this year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation...

    Cullman City School Board meeting notes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board met on Friday morning. In attendance were teachers Morgan Johnston and Christy Brock. Cullman Middle School Principal Jake Johnson welcomed Morgan Johnston back to the middle school. She taught at Cullman High School for eight years and...

    City school board announces plans for new facilities, accepts donation from police

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 15, unveiled plans for a new intermediate school, pre-K school and athletic upgrades. (See the full story on these plans at www.cullmantribune.com/2023/08/15/new-era-for-cullman-city-schools) The board also accepted a $3,000 donation from the Cullman Fraternal...

    ‘New era’ for Cullman City Schools

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    Cullman City Schools outlines Intermediate School plan, pre-K school, athletic upgrades CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman City Schools is looking toward its next phase of growth, mapping out early plans for both a combined intermediate school and a dedicated pre-K school. The district is also eyeing...

    Cullman City Schools ranked in top 5 in Alabama test scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is once again ranked among the best school systems in the state of Alabama. The latest school system state assessment results have been released for districts across Alabama, and Cullman City Schools is ranked within the top 5 in...

    City School Board appoints new board member

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board at its Thursday, July 27, meeting, appointed  Jill Bradberry to fill the seat formerly held by Joey Orr. Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said, “We're excited to have Mrs. Bradberry with us. There are so many...

    Cullman City Schools appoints Jill Bradberry to open board seat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board on Thursday, July 27, appointed Cullman native Jill Bradberry to the board, filling the seat formerly held by Joey Orr. Orr recently stepped down to take a new position working at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. Bradberry is...

    Cullman City Schools awarded $400K for STEM initiatives

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is set to expand its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) offerings in the coming years with dedicated staff and resources, thanks to new federal grant funds. The $400,000 grant is being awarded as part of the federal Safer...

    Kallhoff gives city schools construction update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Construction projects at Cullman Middle School and Cullman City Primary School began in May 2022, and according to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, the project at the primary school is set to be completed on schedule in mid-October. He said...

    Cullman City Schools launching 3 new career tech programs for 2023-2024 school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is expanding its career and technical education (CTE) programs for the upcoming school year. New programs focused on cybersecurity, engineering and marketing will ramp up in the 2023-2024 school year. “With the addition of three new CTE programs at...

    Cullman City Primary, Vinemont Elementary receive state grants for additional Pre-K classrooms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, announced the expansion of the Alabama First Class Pre-K program. The department will initially add 69 classrooms in 30 counties this fall, providing seats...

    Cullman City School Board recognizes art students; Orr stepping down to join Chamber of Commerce

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its June meeting at the City Schools Central Office Tuesday morning and to kick things off, the board recognized three Cullman High School students, two of which were present, for their impressive showings in this...

    Joey Orr departs Cullman City School Board for Chamber of Commerce post

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- With Cullman City School Board member Joey Orr taking over the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce as the group’s new president, she has announced she will be stepping away from her place on the school board as she takes on this...

    CCS hosts meet and greet with Melanie Harris

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Faculty, staff and families of East Elementary School on Thursday, June 8, 2023, were invited to a meet-and-greet event at the Cullman City Board of Education to get to know new principal Melanie Harris.   Harris said she’s excited to start her...

    City school board announces new EES principal hire

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board, at a special called meeting on Friday, May 26, announced it hired Melanie Harris as the new principal of East Elementary School. Harris replaces longtime, beloved principal David Wiggins, who retired at the end of this...

    Melanie Harris hired as new principal at East Elementary School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- East Elementary School has found its next principal. Melanie Harris, who most recently served as the assistant principal at Hibbett Intermediate School in Florence City Schools, will be the new principal at East Elementary in Cullman. She was officially hired Friday morning...

    Brent Patterson retires as teacher from CHS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Longtime Cullman High School teacher and varsity baseball coach Brent Patterson is retiring from the school as a teacher. Though he is retiring from teaching, it is still possible for Patterson to continue coaching baseball at Cullman High School in the...

    City school board recognizes CMS Archery Team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board at its meeting Tuesday evening recognized the Cullman Middle School Archery Team, which this year placed second in the 2023 Alabama NASP (National Archery in the School Program) State Championship and11th out of 240 in the...

    Click, click Canva

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    Students learn digital presentation skills at Cullman City Schools CULLMAN, Ala. - Students at East Elementary School had an opportunity to learn about new presentation and design software as part of a recent media project in Cullman City Schools. Students across fourth, fifth and sixth grades...

    Chamber recognizes Students, Teachers of the Year

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    An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that teacher Amanda Stidham is a teacher at East Elementary School. She is a teacher at Cullman City Primary School. We regret the error. CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 2023...

    Spreading the STEM message

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    Cullman City Schools superintendent, school board teach STEM strategy at state level Cullman City Schools has been leading the charge with an expansive, innovative approach to Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education at every level — and system leaders recently had a chance to...

    An unexpected retirement: EES principal David Wiggins to retire after 17 years 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - East Elementary School Principal David Wiggins on Tuesday announced his retirement to staff and coworkers. Wiggins, who has been principal at the school for 17 years, is a community favorite, with a generation of kids getting one of his famous high-fives...

    Cullman City Schools announces teachers of the year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman City Schools is pleased to announce its elementary and secondary teachers of the year for 2023-2024. This year’s honored educators are Cullman City Primary School first grade teacher Amanda Stidham, and seventh grade Cullman Middle School English teacher Katie McGee. The two...

    ‘Think outside the box’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students at Cullman City Primary School have always gotten some exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but this year the school is taking young learners even deeper into the concepts with a special curriculum and approach unique at the...

    ALEA: ABCs of back-to-school safety

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Somewhere between purchasing school supplies, packing lunches and selecting outfits for the first day of a new school year, parents and their students should make time to review the ABCs of back-to-school safety. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Hal Taylor said,...

    Cullman City, County Schools returning to normal operations Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After reaching out to both the Cullman City and Cullman County School Systems, it has been confirmed that both will be returning to a normal schedule beginning Monday, Jan. 25. According to Cullman City Schools’ Trent Moore, “Back to normal in person tomorrow for city.” Cullman County...

    Cullman City School Board approves new personnel, prepares for upcoming school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting at its central office Tuesday morning and provided an update on facility upgrades, COVID-19 policies for the upcoming school year and approved a handful of new personnel members. After approving the...

    Cullman City Board of Education honors top teachers, school nurses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board recently named its elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year and honored its school nurses for their service during the pandemic.  Teachers of the Year were:  Blakely Burns, East Elementary School, Elementary Teacher of the Year Linda Bean, Cullman...

    CHS responds to reports of weapon possession

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - During the morning of May 12, it was brought to the attention of the Cullman High School administration that a CHS student may have a weapon in his/her book bag. In conjunction with the School Resource Officer, the CHS administration acted...

    Cullman City Schools amend mask mandate, effective Monday, April 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Statement from Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff: "As Governor Ivey intends to remove the mask requirement from the public health order on April 9, 2021, the Cullman City School System will amend the procedure on masks/facial coverings as well. Effective Monday,...

    Bringing out the best: Cullman City Schools begins “grab and go” meal distribution

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools (CCS) on Monday began distributing “Grab and Go Curbside Meals” to students 18 and younger from the lunchroom at West Elementary School. Each student in the drive-through line received two days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches. Cullman High School Principal Kim Townson Hall,...

    City school board holds 1st FY2020 budget hearing

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its first proposed budget hearing for the upcoming fiscal year Monday, with its regular board meeting following shortly after the hearing. Chief Financial Officer of Cullman City Schools, Russell Raney, gave a presentation to the...

    Cullman first responders practice safe school drills

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the new school year right around the corner, there are lots of things for students, teachers, parents and administrators to think about, including school safety. The Cullman Police Department (CPD) has been thinking about school safety as well and has...

    Cullman City, County Schools closed Tuesday; other closings

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    Updated 1-28-19 at 6:12 p.m. CULLMAN - Cullman City and County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29 due to the threat of winter weather. List of known closures: Cullman City Schools Cullman County Schools Winston County Schools Walker County Schools Blount County Schools Wallace State Community College City of Cullman administrative...

    Cullman City, County Schools on 2-hour delay Tuesday

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    CULLMAN -  Due to the threat of hazardous road conditions and black ice, Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools are on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning, Dec. 11. Copyright 2018 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.  

    CPD: No left turns onto 13th St. NE from 2nd Ave NE before and after school

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    A sign on Second Avenue Northeast informs motorists that left turns onto 13th Street Northeast from Second Avenue Northeast are prohibited before and after school. (Cullman Police Department, Google Maps) CULLMAN - The Cullman Police Department is reminding drivers that during certain times before and...

    Traffic stop leads to intent to distribute meth charge; suspect was out on bond for previous trafficking charge

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    David Reynolds (Cullman Police Department) CULLMAN - A traffic stop on Tuesday resulted in a Cullman man being charged for multiple offenses, including intent to distribute methamphetamine. The Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit officers initiated a traffic stop on a black Harley Davidson motorcycle with...

    LIST: Monday early dismissals, closings due to weather

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    CULLMAN - The threat of significantly severe weather on Monday has triggered several early dismissals around the Cullman area. According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, "Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop Monday afternoon and spread eastward ahead of an approaching storm system....

    Cullman County, City Schools under increased security due to online threats

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    LATEST: Source of Good Hope threat identified.   CULLMAN COUNTY - Both Cullman County Schools and Cullman City Schools will have increased security Thursday, following online threats made Wednesday night. Ed Roberson, chief financial officer of Cullman County Schools, said while county schools are not on soft...

    City, county schools on 2-hour delay Thursday

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    CULLMAN - Both Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools are on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 18. Check back for updates on other delays or closures. Copyright 2018 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    Complete list: school, business, org. closings; road closings

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    Last updated: 1-17-18, 2:24 p.m. CULLMAN - North Alabama, including the Cullman area, remains under a Wind Chill Advisory until noon Wednesday, Jan. 17. Here's a list of delays and closings in The Tribune's coverage area. Check back for updates. CLOSED: Cullman City Schools will be closed...

    (UPDATED) List: Closings and delays due to winter weather

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    UPDATED Jan. 16, 2018 CULLMAN - North Alabama, including the Cullman area, remains under a Wind Chill Advisory until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Here's a list of delays and closings in The Tribune's coverage area. Check back for updates. CLOSED: Cullman City Schools will be closed...

    ALERT: Closings and early dismissals

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County is under a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. today. Below are the closings and early dismissals announced so far. This list will be updated. Cullman County Schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. Wallace State will close at 11 a.m. Cullman City Schools...

    List: Closings due to Irma

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Below is a list of known closings due to Hurricane Irma's expected impact on the Cullman area. This list will be updated as closings are reported. Cullman City Schools- closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12; this includes all after-school...

    Tornado watch until 8 p.m.; County, city schools cancel afternoon, evening activities

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Both Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools have canceled all afternoon and evening activities for Thursday, as the area is under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. tonight. According to the National Weather Service: Brief tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and...

    Patrick Riley- Just a Janitor?

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    My mother always says, ‘You got to get out there and work. Be independent and take care of yourself.’ And I do.” Patrick Riley, CHS janitor CULLMAN - Patrick Riley is someone special. The janitor at Cullman High School (CHS), he seriously loves his job and...

    Cullman City/County Schools close Thursday, among other agencies

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    CULLMAN – Both Cullman City and County Schools will be closed on Thursday due to the immense amount of snowfall. Both Dr. Doreen Griffeth (City School superintendent) and Dr. Craig Ross (County School superintendent) said no classes will be held Thursday, Feb. 26. Warming Shelter:...