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    Faith: Divine Mercy Sunday

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    Fr. Patrick Egan, O.S.B, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Cullman, is shown offering Benediction rites during the annual Divine Mercy Sunday services. This religious event takes place each year on the Sunday after Easter and propagates the love and mercy that...

    Food and fellowship: Renovation Church hosts Spring Fling

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - Renovation Church hosted a fun-filled community fellowship event after its church service on Sunday, April 7. The non-denominational congregation came together to feed and entertain attendees at its first Spring Fling. “The Spring Fling was an event designed to give our...

    Heritage Homestead hosting Intro to Canning class April 9

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. - Heritage Homestead will host an Intro to Canning class on Tuesday, April 9, at the home of Joanna McConnell, located at 558 Hills Chapel Road in Falkville. Scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. to accommodate working families, this class promises to be a...

    Wallace State Singers going back in time with ‘That ‘70s Show’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - If the ‘70s groove is your thing, make plans to attend the Wallace State Singers’ upcoming performance entitled “That ‘70s Show.” “We can’t wait to take our audience back to the 1970s,” said Tiffany Richter, director of the Wallace State Singers and...

    Files from yesteryear: 1955

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    From the files of 1955 Fred Harbison won the Grand Championship at the Beef Show with a shorthorn steer. Mary Wood won Reserve Champion with a Hereford steer. Don Morgan, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Morgan, won the Cub Scout Soap Box...

    Northbrook Baptist hosting ‘Make Us One’ marriage gathering April 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Northbrook Baptist Church is hosting an event aimed at married and engaged couples who seek to grow their relationship with each other and experience spiritual oneness with Christ. The “Make Us One” gathering will take place on Wednesday, April 3, at...

    Over 10K eggs hidden at Sportsman Lake Park for annual hunt

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sportsman Lake Park held its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. It was a beautiful morning at the park with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Tracy’s Balloon’s had a booth set up for families to purchase...

    40th annual Bloomin’ Festival coming April 20-21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The 40th annual Bloomin’ Festival will take place April 20-21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day on the grounds of St. Bernard Preparatory School. The event is one of the school’s main fundraisers, and draws thousands each year. Admission is a...

    Easter at Arrowhead a ‘hopping’ success

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - Arrowhead RV Park is typically a destination known for its relaxed vibe and laid-back residents. The gravel lots looking over the lake were meant to be a serene retreat away from reality. On Saturday, March 23, the park, instead of...

    Vinemont Easter in the Park an ‘eggstravagant’ affair

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The green of the Vinemont Community Center was bustling with excitement on Saturday, March 23, as the annual Easter event was underway. Attendees from the town and surrounding areas flooded the center on the sunny afternoon, itching for a little taste...

    St. Bernard Abbey, Sacred Heart Church celebrating Holy Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday. The solemnity of the time is visible in the Church of St. Bernard Abbey and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman. Crucifixes and images of saints are...

    Local family, devastated by fire, praises God, community

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Thursday night, March 14, was like any other night for Vinemont residents Jessica Turner and David Methvin – tucking three of their four children and two great-nieces into bed, saying their prayers and giving them a kiss on the forehead before...

    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,...

    LIST: Cullman eggstravaganzas!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Looking for a place to participate in a local Easter egg hunt? Look no further! The Cullman Tribune has a list of fantastic events happening near you. Celebrate by grabbing your Easter baskets and joining one of the many fun Easter...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Land Remembered’ by Patrick D. Smith

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    “A Land Remembered” was the March selection for my book club. This novel is historical fiction of Florida from 1858 until 1960s. It was published in 1984. I did not think this could possibly be a choice for a book review in 2024. But “A Land Remembered” was winner of the...

    FAITH: Renovation Church offers food and faith to community

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    Renovation Church is stepping beyond the traditional boundaries of a food giveaway to host an event that not only addresses hunger in the community, but also offers a listening heart for those in need. This unique initiative is not just about distributing food; it's...

    ‘It’s good for kids to see their artwork’

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    West, East Elementary Schools hold combined art show; final exhibition for McBrayer CULLMAN, Ala. - On Saturday, March 9, the gymnasium at West Elementary School was packed to the brim with artwork, as third-sixth-grade students from both West and East Elementary Schools had pieces on...

    Restaurant scorecard: February 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health and graded on every aspect of the business.  Below are the area businesses and institutions that were graded in February. Establishment Name: Firehouse Subs - Cullman Address: 1302 2nd Ave SW,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1951

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    From the files of 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Collidge Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Hughes visited Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Woodard, in Haleyville on Sunday. Reverend Lewis Eidson is home from the Cullman Hospital, after undergoing an appendectomy on September 2. The home of Mrs. Mabry,...

    Bones and Barrels Endurance Beer Mile 5K coming March 16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Zombie Trail Races, a local running company, will host the Bones and Barrels Endurance Beer Mile 5K at Palomino RV Resort on March 16.  ZTR Owners Trey Clark and Nick Doss said they got the idea from a few other beer mile...

    New trail opens for mountain bikers, hikers at Oak Mountain State Park

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    SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. - A new trail named Room Service at Oak Mountain State Park opened recently, as members of the Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) christened it with a group ride. The new 1.5-mile multiuse trail connects the Slingshot and Centipede trails and is...

    Smith Lake Baptist Church providing meals to those in mourning

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - In the heart of Crane Hill, Smith Lake Baptist Church (SLBC) has embarked on a mission to support those grappling with the loss of a loved one through its Mourning Meal Outreach Ministry. This heartfelt initiative aims to deliver donated...

    Arrowhead RV Park to hold inaugural Easter at Arrowhead

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    SMITH LAKE, Ala- Arrowhead R.V. Park is a community comprised of camper-living locals and this year they have decided to go all out and make Easter weekend a party. Through the past winter months, needed updates and changes have been taking place on the...

    Files from yesteryear: 1902, 1932

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    From the files of 1902 Since the new bell, recently presented to the M.E. Church South, has been properly hung, its volume and tone are all that could be desired. Mrs. Susie Bounds, although not a member of the Methodist Church, was largely instrumental in...

    Render Aid Alabama’s 1st Winter Wellness Festival sees 200

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Saturday, Feb. 24, the nonprofit outreach program Render Aid Alabama hosted its inaugural Winter Wellness Festival at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center. The event was aimed toward giving the community access to the resources needed during trying and hard...

    Planning and planting your summer garden

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The main branch of the Cullman County Public Library on Thursday hosted a class on how to plan and plant a summer garden, held by the Cullman County Extension Office. During the class, Cullman County Extension Office Coordinator Kira Sims explained, “A...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1954

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    From the files of 1937 Miss Jeanette Green returned Wednesday from Roswell, New Mexico, where she has been since January. Her many friends are glad to see her again at the George Stiefelmeyer Store. College student: “Say, what’s the idea of wearing my raincoat?” Roommate: “You...

    FAITH: ‘Raise a Hallelujah’ event fuels support for The Crossing’s mission in Cullman

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    Toe-tappers, hand-clappers and lively amens filled the sanctuary of Fairview Methodist Church on a memorable Saturday night. The Crossing, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing food, hygiene products and clothes for those in need in Cullman, orchestrated a “Raise a Hallelujah” benefit singing. The...

    ‘We’ve had an amazing year’

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    First Source for Women hosts Me and My Gal Luncheon and Tea Party CULLMAN, Ala. - The interior of the beautiful Brickhaven Venue was transformed into something more closely resembling Buckingham Palace or a royal sitting room near the time of high tea, courtesy of...

    FAITH: SHE Collective at Daystar Church

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    Daystar Church is providing a new biblical outlook in one of its small groups – one  specifically geared toward women seeking to be closer to God while encouraging others. The small group, dubbed SHE Collective, is a gathering of godly women that began small...

    Op-Ed: A tale of 2 fandoms: The Chiefs, Swifties and a Super Bowl to remember

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    In the intricate tapestry of modern pop culture, few threads have ever been as seamlessly woven as that of Taylor Swift and NFL fandom. As Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs clinched their third Lombardi Trophy in just four trips...

    The Garage set to host inaugural My Bloody Valentine powerlifting meet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The inaugural My Bloody Valentine powerlifting meet is set for Saturday, Feb.24, from 6 p.m. until the last athlete has completed his or her final lift. Weigh-ins for athletes will begin at 4. The meet will be held at The Garage,...

    Community Matters 2024-1

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    Download Now 🌷🍃 Step into Spring with the Cullman Tribune's Community Matters Magazine! 🍃🌷 🎂 As the flowers begin to bloom, we're celebrating new beginnings and cherished traditions. Join us as we honor local centenarian Fred Little, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, sharing his timeless...

    January 2024 health department scores

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    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 January. Establishment Name: V & W Food Mart Address: 19129 US Hwy 31 City:...

    Alabama Strawberry Festival: Event goes statewide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The city of Cullman is preparing for an event that symbolizes more than just the celebration of spring’s bountiful harvest. Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism, shared insights into the inaugural Alabama Strawberry Festival set for May...

    Make healthy lifestyle choices to be heart healthy

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    February is American Heart Month, a time when everyone is encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease has long been the leading cause of death for both men and women, surpassing cancer. Almost 15,000 Alabamians' deaths were attributed to heart disease and...

    Hawkins Medical & Wellness opens in Klein Building

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - One of Cullman’s newest developments, the Klein Building, is now home to one of Cullman’s first direct concierge primary care providers. Hawkins Medical & Wellness is taking a new approach to health care: for a monthly, quarterly or yearly fee, patients...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1954

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    From the files of 1937 On Tuesday, August 17, the W.C. Griffith Gin at Hanceville had the privilege of processing Cullman County’s first bale of cotton for this season. The cotton was grown by A.R. Russell on D.D. Price’s farm on Warrior, Route One. Mr. Clark...

    Celebrate the season of love locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Whether you are itching to take your valentine out for a lush, sophisticated dinner or surprise them at work with a special delivery, Cullman has you covered: all while supporting local business owners. All Steak Piano Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 4...

    7th annual Hanceville Irish Festival set for March 16

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – As the weather warms up and spring makes its way to Alabama, several communities in Cullman are gearing up for fun festivals and family events. Hanceville is set to host its seventh annual Irish Festival on Saturday, March 16, and is...

    Faith: The Gathering at Karma’s Coffee House

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    The back room of Karma’s Coffee House in Cullman’s Warehouse District is bustling with customers stuck in deep conversation, visiting with friends and waiting on the man of the hour: Ron Teal. Teal, along with fellow pastors Kim and David Trelles, lead The Gathering...

    Valentine’s Celebration at Stone Bridge Farms Feb. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Planning ahead for an intimate, upscale date night experience this Valentine’s Day? Find a sitter for the children and slip on something nice, because Stone Bridge Farms and Sophia’s are gearing up for a Valentine’s Celebration. The event will take place...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1994

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    From the files of 1937 Doctor R.B. Dodson is Commander of the American Legion. Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Kirtt, who formerly lived at West Point, have moved to the Willingham Community. This is the first year for typing to be offered at Hanceville School. Miss Dixie Christian...

    First Source for Women hosting Me and My Gal tea party and luncheon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Promising an afternoon of delectable delights, laughter and cherished connections, First Source for Women, a pregnancy resource center in Hanceville and Cullman, is hosting its annual Me and My Gal tea party and luncheon. The afternoon tea will take place on...

    Type 2 diabetes risk factors: What you need to know

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    Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and costly diseases in the United States. It affects over 37 million Americans, and most people are unaware that they have it. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of the disease. Like many conditions, there...

    Desperation Church adds 2 new pastors to Cullman staff

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Desperation Church last Sunday morning announced the recent hiring of two new pastors to assist in day-to-day operations at its Cullman campus. Matt Phillips and his wife, Alisha Phillips, were named new pastor and associate pastor for the Cullman location. Pastor Andy Heis...

    Saw Mill Road Productions: Paving the way for future artists

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two local troubadours are offering up-and-coming musicians and artists real-word experience in the music industry, giving them insight and encouragement into what is known as the most cutthroat business around. Nashville recording artists Brett Greer and Jerry Parker are offering a...

    Scholarship audition dates set by Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students who love to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, or even work behind the scenes may attend upcoming auditions at Wallace State Community College to earn scholarship money for their education.     The college’s Fine and Performing Arts programs will host scholarship...

    Fenwick Food Group acquires Alabama-based Wickles Pickles  

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Fenwick Food Group, a division of Fenwick Brands Inc. has acquired Wickles Pickles, an iconic and beloved Alabama brand.  Fenwick Food Group is an operating platform for food businesses and includes Alabama-based Moore’s Marinades & Sauces and newly acquired Wickles Pickles.   Wickles was...

    Render Aid Alabama hosting Winter Wellness Festival Feb. 24, seeking additional vendors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Render Aid Alabama is one of Cullman’s newer nonprofits and is on a mission to “normalize compassion for humanity.” It hopes to help spread the love by hosting its inaugural Winter Wellness Festival on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Cullman County...

    Local woman leading chronological Bible study, almost 100 strong

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County has a reputation for being a Bible centric. One local woman felt a calling that a reputation for being a Bible-believing area wasn’t enough and has taken the lead in involving her community in a Bible study that is...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Ralph H. Sanders is the new minister at the First Christian Church in Cullman. He is a native of Savannah, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Bertis Rascoe are building a new home in West Cullman. From January 1, 1935 to June 30, 1935,...

    Begin 2024 with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park

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    Alabama State Parks is hosting 11 First Day Hikes as part of a national program designed to celebrate the new year and the great outdoors. The hikes will take place at parks throughout the state, from Gulf State Park on Alabama's Gulf Coast to...

    988: Suicide awareness and support at the holidays

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This holiday season, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and our partners across the state would like to share a message of hope if you or someone you love is experiencing feelings of despair or grief or is in a suicidal...

    ‘The love for our seniors is very evident!’

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    Cullman Area Senior and Retiree Christmas Party breaks attendance record CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms was buzzing on Friday morning as its Browne Stone Centre was strung with golden lights and festive runners and centerpieces lined the tables. Soft Christmas music could barely be...

    Resident spotlight: Col. Don Fallin

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    While he may seem fairly casual and even unassuming at VFW Post 2214 during Tuesday lunches, Fairview native Col. Don Fallin has quite the career under his belt that has impacted not only the community, but also the world at large. His story is...

    Devil Dawgs Concessions feeds 493 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Volunteers stood along Main Avenue Southwest and U.S. Highway 278 Wednesday, Dec 20, waving signs making passers-by aware they were welcome to come pick up a free, hot, homemade holiday meal. Devil Dawgs Concessions food truck owners Joe and Pat Brown,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1901, 1954

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    From the files of 1901 W.F. Reese, of Joppa, killed two snakes in his hay field last week. One was 5 feet, 5 inches long, with 11 rattlers and the other was 4 feet, 6 inches long with 12 rattlers. J.D. Edwards has accepted the position as...

    ‘The love for our seniors is very evident!’ 

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    Cullman Area Senior and Retiree Christmas Party breaks attendance record  ULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms was buzzing on Friday morning as its Browne Stone Centre was strung with golden lights and festive runners and centerpieces lined the tables. Soft Christmas music could barely be...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Exchange’ by John Grisham

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    “The Exchange” is John Grisham’s latest novel. It is advertised as a sequel to “The Firm” that was published in 1991, but it reads more like a standalone novel. “The Exchange” takes place 15 years later with Mitch and Abby McDeere living in New York City...

    Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene, Partners of the Americas donate 100 gift bags, blankets to patients at Cullman Regional 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For most, the Christmas season brings merry gatherings and gift exchanges, but for those hospitalized during the most wonderful time of the year, visitors and gifts may be few. Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene has teamed up with Partners of the...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 The dry season threatens the water supply in Cullman and Cullman County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crouen are visiting relatives here, before leaving for California, to make their home. Glen Jetton, of Gold Ridge spent Saturday night with his uncle and aunt,...

    ‘It was so magical’

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    Falkville hosts inaugural Christmas parade FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its first Christmas parade Tuesday night, and saw a huge turnout. Mayor Ken Winkles said the event was far bigger and better than he could have imagined.  “It was amazing,” Winkles smiled. “I am...

    Pancakes with Santa!

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    BERLIN, Ala. - Local families and children were lined up before 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec 9, for the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Pancakes with Santa breakfast. Flashing lights from a BVFD vehicle blinked in the early morning fog, marking the driveway entrance to...

    Surprising origins of America’s Christmas tradition

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    The celebration of Christmas as we know it today has a surprisingly storied history, with the first recorded instance of the church celebrating Christmas or "Cristes Maesse" coming from Rome in 336 AD. It did not become a major festival as we know it...

    Files from yesteryear: 1933, 1952

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    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, Elizabeth Glasscock, Mary Louise...

    ‘Our community takes care of us, so we like to take care of them’

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    Trident Marina hosts Christmas at Smith Lake CRANE HILL, Ala. - Landlubbers and mariners old and young alike gathered on the green of The Grille at Trident Marina Sunday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Children enjoyed the lights, hot cocoa,...

    Falkville celebrates 25 years of Christmas in the Park

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its Christmas in the Park event on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Jack McCaig Park.  The Falkville Community Pride group- which hosts the event each year, said this is the 25th occurrence of Christmas in the Park— and...

    Inaugural Festival of Trees underway at CWAC

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The lobby of the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center (CWAC) was full to the brim on Saturday, Dec. 2, as the Cullman Tree Commission unveiled its new endeavor, the inaugural Festival of Trees. Students from five local public schools and four...

    ‘American Pickers’ returning to Alabama, searching for leads

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    NEW YORK – Episodes of the hit show “American Pickers” will be filmed in Alabama in February 2024. The History Channel hit television show is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking.” It follows skilled pickers in the business as...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Ralph H. Sanders is the new minister at the First Christian Church in Cullman. He is a native of Savannah, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Bertis Rascoe are building a new home in West Cullman. From January 1, 1935 to June 30, 1935,...

    Fairview High to present ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Dec. 9

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Forty-seven Fairview High School Theatre students have been preparing for weeks, and on Saturday, Dec. 9, the group will present the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Principal Dr. Johnny Whaley said, “We are excited about our Christmas program this year. Our drama...

    Christmas in Cullman parade, tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 1; updated parade route

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The city of Cullman is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its “most spectacular Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony to date,” according to Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism. Last weekend's opening event for the...

    Local family entering mission field in January  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you asked Lyndsie Camper what her heart loves most, she would say without hesitation, “To serve others.”   Camper, her husband Micah and their three children have opted to serve in a position in East Africa, which they will take in January...

    Light up the holidays

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The holiday season is here, and families are preparing their holiday ; locals are preparing their menus, carefully selecting gifts and gearing up to spend quality time with loved ones and family. Board games and family movie nights are fantastic traditions,...

    Surviving road trips with children this holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Traveling is a large part of so many holiday plans. While many travelers may prefer to fly, large families or households with multiple children may run into a roadblock when configuring and planning holiday gatherings: cost. The U.S. Bureau of Labor...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Someone Else’s Shoes’ by Jojo Moyes

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    Imagine working out at a gym and running late for a meeting. You grab your fake Marc Jacobs bag and dash to your co-worker’s car. You pull out your shoes and they are not yours. Instead of your boxy black pumps, you find red...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900 Miss Fannie Watts of Etha is attending music school at Holly Pond. D.E. Jones is postmaster at Jones Chapel.                     The sixth annual session of the West Cullman Singing Convention was held at Bethlehem West on August 3, 4 and 5. J.M. Wilks presided....

    Cullman Ballet Theatre School to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 2-3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Ballet Theatre School is gearing up for its third annual “Nutcracker” performance Dec. 2-3 at Hartsell High School. Owner and Instructor Elaine Willingham excitedly shared what sets their performance apart. “My mindset when I started my school was to teach the kids...

    Focusing on mental health this holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As we enter a time of the year where many struggle with loss, challenges and depression, remembering to take charge of your mental and physical health could help save a life this holiday season.  According to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick, so...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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    From the files of 1900   M. Dickerman has purchased the sawmill, belonging to W. Turney, near Vinemont.   Doctor W.A. Barclift of Hartselle is having a cottage erected on the bluff, overlooking the Vinemont railroad station and will use it as a summer home.   Swiss and Limberger cheese...

    Vinemont Band Booster Winter Craft Show set for Nov. 17-18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The annual Vinemont Band Booster Winter Craft Show is set for this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at Cullman Church of Christ.   Organizer Jamie Alexander said, “We have over 70 vendors this time. We have so many, they’ll be lining the...

    ‘The day was full of joy’

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    Hope Horses hosts Fall Fun Show CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses hosted its Fall Fun Show Saturday, Nov. 11. “Students worked hard all year mastering their riding skills and were able to show their skills off to their family and friends,” Executive Director Kelsey...

    ‘Y’all come eat!’: Free Vinemont Community Thanksgiving Meal this Saturday 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Community leaders in Vinemont are preparing to dish out a traditional Thanksgiving meal to local families. The town will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Vinemont High School lunchroom. The traditional...

    Crafternoon at the Cullman County Public Library

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Paint, hot glue and other crafting supplies lined the tables, crafters and hobbyists filtered in and Crafternoon was underway at the Cullman County Public Library (CCPL) on a recent Thursday afternoon. As part of its community outreach, in addition to monthly...

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    Cullman Regional, Cullman Regional Foundation grant $250K to Good Samaritan Health Clinic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional and Cullman Regional Foundation each approved $125,000 grants to the Good Samaritan Health Clinic for a total contribution of $250,000. The one-time grant is in addition to Cullman Regional’s annual donation of more than $1.2 million in cash and...

    Fairview Senior Center searching for Meals on Wheels driver  

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to deliver meals to local homebound clients.   Fairview Senior Center Manager Angie Carter said the homebound clientele depend on them to deliver meals weekly.  “If you love seniors and want to help deliver meals,...

    See ‘Little Satchmo’ at Wallace State Nov. 9

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The second of five films in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films to be shown at Wallace State Community College may pique your interest even if you aren’t a fan of jazz music.   Emmy Award-winning documentary “Little Satchmo” tells the story...

    Files from yesteryear: 1916, 1920

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    From the files of  1916 W. Tom Vandiver spent Monday in Birmingham. The Honorable George Parker spent Wednesday at Brilliant. A dance was enjoyed at the Growlers Club rooms on Friday night. Mrs. A. Dreher will entertain at the Symphony Club on November 23rd. Claud Griffin spent the first...

    WSCC hosting ‘Salute to United States Veterans’ featuring Concert Band, Jazz Band Nov. 9

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Concert Band and Jazz Band will perform their “Salute to United States Veterans” on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Recital Hall of the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Admission...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Rose Code’ by Kate Quinn

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    “The Rose Code” is an intriguing novel set with two timelines. One is in 1940  during the early years of World War II. The other is in 1947 after the war is over.  In 1940, three women are hired to work in Bletchley Park as codebreakers. They work with...

    Local talent: Raging Bones

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - At one point or another during adolescence, most children and teens dream of starting their band and making it to “the Big Time” with a group of friends rocking out and traveling the world playing music. Statistically, less than 1%...

    Wallace State Theatre making Shakespeare sing

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    Carley Cofield, left, Jairus Williams and Yvonne Wakaimba practice choreography for the Wallace State Theatre’s upcoming production of “Shakespeare Sings: The Tempest,” which combines modern music with classic literature. “Shakespeare Sings: The Tempest” will be shown Nov. 3-5 in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre...

    Getting ‘saucy’ at Vinemont BBQ Fest

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The sweet smell of sticky barbecue sauce rolled in the crisp air and called to hungry stomachs far and wide Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vinemont’s fourth annual Chillin-N-Grillin BBQ Fest. In all, around a dozen competitive and local grilling teams accepted...

    ‘We accept everyone who comes through that door’

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    Northside Baptist Church hosts monthly community meal CULLMAN, Ala. – The small parking lot of Northside Baptist Church was packed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, as Cullman residents weaved in and out of the door of a small building to the side of the sanctuary....

    Pink is for men, too

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each year around 300,000 individuals will hear the words that nobody ever dreams of hearing, “I’m so sorry, but you have breast cancer.” Eight words to shatter a reality and set the path for an uphill battle. Out of 300,000 patients...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 Mr. G.W. Tingle passed away on October 10. There were 12 children born to this union. Burial was at Mars Hill, Tennessee. Attorney John H. Chapman has located in Cullman. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Tucker left for Georgia last week, where they...

    Broadway in Birmingham: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ coming Nov. 14-19

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The American Theatre Guild is pleased to present the history-making production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel. Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas is confirmed to star...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Ray attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Sam Bradford, at Bethsadia, on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Kittie Smith, who has been nursing Miss Katherine Girley, has returned to her home at Reform, Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Hermon...