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Saturday, March 25, 2023

    March 20-26 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) celebrates and supports the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The weeklong observance...

    ‘I love where I’m at now’; Restoring Women Outreach hosts inaugural fundraiser  

      CULLMAN, Ala. - Restoring Women Outreach (RWO) hosted its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17. The fundraiser was a sold-out, intimate event at Stone Bridge Farms.  RWO is a 12-step-based sober living program for women that has been serving Cullman and the surrounding...

    ‘Know your talents and strengths, and play to them’; Cullman matriarchs gather to share insights 

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Matriarchs of Cullman gathered in the banquet room of the All Steak on March 16 to share stories, insight and wisdom. The event was hosted by Les Dames, a local nonprofit focused on mentoring and bridging gaps between women in our...

    WSCC Genealogy program helps writer research local family that influenced Minnie Pearl

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Genealogy program recently aided a Nashville, Tennessee, writer researching Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl and the Cullman County family she used as influence for her legendary comedic character. Dr. Rachel Martin is writing about Minnie...

    WSCC Allegro Dance Theatre to present Dance Showcase March 23

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present its annual Spring Dance Showcase on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre of Garlan E. Gudger Student Center.   The annual showcase allows Wallace State Dance students...

    February 2023 health department scores

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business.  Below are the local businesses and institutions that were inspected in February. Establishment Name: Berkeley Bob's Coffee Address: 304 1st Ave SE City: Cullman Zip Code:...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Boys from Biloxi’ by John Grisham

    Set in 1960s Biloxi, Mississippi, a town on the gulf coast known as the “Poor Man’s Riviera,” this novel revolves around 12-year-old boys Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco, best friends who played all-star baseball together. Both had dreams of making it to the big leagues. The boys grow apart as...

    Files from yesteryear: 1898, 1937, 1957

    The first open cotton boll of the season that we have seen was brought in on August 17th, by James Trapp. Fire at early dawn on Sunday destroyed the storehouse and fixtures of N.J. Stewart and Sons and the vacant building formerly occupied by the...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Dear garden giant pretzels

    What Cullman needs now is love, sweet love…and a DEAR GARDEN. This would be a gathering place embracing things we hold dear: tradition plus innovation (high-tech wi-fi and low-tech conversation with eye contact), family (newborns to “near angels”), heritage (the distinctiveness of once being...

    Christ First Ministries Church 2nd annual car and truck show coming March 25

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Christ First Ministries Church men’s ministry will host its second annual car and truck on show Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church. The event aims to bring the community together while sharing the message of the men's...