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    A lifetime in love

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1952, Charlsie Pike, or “Boots” as she is known to her family and friends, decided to spend that summer with her sister in Kansas City, Missouri. The spunky and beautiful young woman from Alabama...

    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 15: Freezing desserts for Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 15 By making your cakes, pies and cookies ahead of time you can save literally hours of work. Most cakes freeze very well, in fact, some experts advise freezing them any time, because the icing seems to go on so much...

    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 16: Welcoming your guests

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    Known as both Osage oranges and common horse apples, these lime green beauties fall from the tree just around Thanksgiving and make wonderful decorations. They last about a month outside, longer if the weather is cold.   Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 16:  So far, if you have...

    Steve and Lisa Lake: 2016 Farm Family

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    Left to right bottom row:  Audrey Kate Oldacre, Steve, Kiah, Lisa, & Bryn Lake; Left to right top row:  Ethan Lake, Todd & Emily Oldacre, Heath, & Mandi Lake WEST POINT - Steve and Lisa Lake have been pulling rhythmically in tandem for years, moving...

    Short film ‘Down’ produced in Cullman County to be released Jan. 31

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Seventh Summit Productions, a film production studio based out of Hartselle, will release its latest short film, “Down,” on Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube Jan. 31, 2020. Writer, director and producer David Nemeth shared, “Seventh Summit Productions was founded in 2016 as a...

    ‘We do it as a gift to the community’: Haynes Farms in Simcoe plants field of sunflowers for all to enjoy

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    SIMCOE, Ala. - Sunflowers, also known as the “happy” flowers, have a knack for sparking joy and creating smiles. That is what the Haynes family hopes the fields of sunflowers they planted along Alabama Highway 69 in Simcoe bring for passersby. The sea of...

    Editorial: Don’t honk at me! I live here!

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    I’ve noticed that as the City of Cullman grows, so do the unexpected consequences and problems. One of those problems is the traffic on the incredibly narrow Highway 31 and those who are choosing residential streets as their alternate route. Over the past year...

    Addison set for annual 4th of July celebration

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    ADDISON, Ala. – The annual Independence Day celebration in Addison kicks off Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Several activities are planned throughout the day. The festivities begin with a parade to go through the town at 10 a.m.  Following the parade, event goers...

    CP&R Announces Community Wellness Day

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    CULLMAN – To kick off the community’s health and wellness goals for 2016, Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host Community Wellness Day, a completely free event, on Jan. 2 at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center. On Community Wellness Day, admission to the Wellness...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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    From The Files Of 1937: Marriages: October 13 – David M. Morgan,, 36, to Cordelia Harper, 34 and Floyd Chaney, 24, to Molly Roberts, 18. October 14 – Elzie Thomas, 21, to  Ruby Stone, 22 and Valent Vail Meigs, 20, to Pauline Thompson. October 15 – Verlie Parker, 28, to Ottie...

    ‘What Stands In a Storm’: New Book Looks at April 27 Tornadoes Through the Eyes of Victims

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    CULLMAN – April 27, 2011 is a day that will live in many of our hearts forever. That terrifying day where we thought the sirens would never end, and when those caught in the storm finally did emerge, it was to a landscape no...

    Peer mentoring program seeing success in area schools

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    CULLMAN - Life that Counts, a local nonprofit agency, provides peer-to-peer mentoring for many of our county’s high school and middle school students. The organization aims to help students make intentional, positive decisions in their day-to-day lives which will encourage them on a path...

    Dead End Haunted Trail promises frighteningly good time

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    Take a drive down to 191 County Road 741 and you’ll see an unpaved road that leads to a “dead end” sign; keep driving and you’ll find a fenced area with what looks to be an abandoned hiking trail. When approaching the trail and exploring with a...

    Learn How to use Chalk Paint at Cullman’s Vintage West

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    Bring your own piece to work with, or we can provide something for you – it’s up to you.” Teresa Daniel, Owner of Vintage West CULLMAN – Chalk Paint was developed over 20 years ago by Annie Sloan and now it is a famous decorative paint....

    Funny Things from Yesterday: It scared his mule

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    If you have ever heard the expression, “It scared my mule,” you probably wondered where it came from and what it means. I have a theory on this expression. The expression probably started when people used a horse or a mule and buggy for transportation....

    Best Promposal Ever? Yes, We Think So!

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    FAIRVIEW - On Friday, Luke Macias asked Anna Hampton to be his date for his senior prom. No big deal, right? It happens in every high school in every town across the country around this time each year. But this was a big deal....

    A morning with Ophelia and James Fields

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    COLONY, Ala. – On most mornings, Ophelia Fields, 86, can be found at the Colony Senior Center playing dominoes with her many dear friends. They enjoy their morning coffee while keeping up with each other’s families and friends. On a recent morning, she was...

    Goat Island Brewing Co. benefit for Haleigh Moore and her fight against cancer

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    CULLMAN — A fundraiser was held over the weekend at Goat Island Brewing Co. to benefit Haleigh Moore and her fight against cancer. Moore has been battling a rare form of cancer known as MPNST (malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor), and treatments have been...

    Take a Christmas Tour of Homes 2016 on Sunday, Dec. 4

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    CULLMAN - This year’s Share Club Christmas Tour of Homes promises to be filled with wonderful ideas that you can take home and incorporate into your own décor. The tour is Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1-5 p.m. You’ll see everything from Diane Brown’s impressive Jim...

    Quentin Nigg: Telling an alternate history

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    HANCEVILLE – One doesn’t have to look very far to find extraordinary people in Cullman County. For example, Hanceville’s Victorian Manor assisted living facility is chocked full of them. Gathered together at mealtimes or working diligently on a craft project, these ladies and gentlemen...

    CRMC Foundation announces 25th Annual Golf Extravaganza

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    CULLMAN - The CRMC Foundation has announced that its 25th Annual Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Extravaganza will take place on Monday, Sep. 12 at TP Country Club.    Several events will be a part of the Golf Extravaganza, including a golf tournament, putting contest, helicopter...

    Jerry and Shirley Bonner named 2017 City Family at Thursday night’s Farm-City Banquet

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    Mr and Mrs. Jerry and Shirley Bonner (Photo courtesy of Tommy Warhurst) CULLMAN - The 2016 Farm-City Banquet was held on Thursday night at the Robert E. McGukin Civic Center, where Jerry and Shirley Bonner were named the 2017 City Family. The banquet, which officially kicks...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1934, 1954

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    From the Files of 1934: Spencer Speegle, who is attending summer school at A.P.I., spent the weekend at home. Miss Lola Beth Francisco, of Nashville, Tennessee is the guest of Miss Margaret Deppe. Miss Susan Christian is enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the summer....

    Recipes and tips: Homemade ice cream

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    Vintage ice cream maker / Melinda Cox Hall on Pinterest It’s that time of the year again. No, not taxes or tags or even graduation, that’s all past us. It’s time for some fun, now, and in the South, that translates as shady porches, tall...

    St. John’s 2016 Grover Reeves’ Community Thanksgiving Day Meal today at 11 a.m.

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    CULLMAN - More than 100 volunteers and approximately 30 drivers will serve 80 turkeys, gallons of dressing, vats of cranberry sauce and mountains of Cullman sweet potatoes today at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church in Cullman. An army of volunteers and the Community Thanksgiving Meal...

    Couponing Classes Offered to the Masses: Fancher Tutoring Service Helps Make Saving Money Easy

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    I’ve spent more than 30 hours collecting all you need to know to begin your coupon journey in a convenient kit that will not only teach you how to coupon, but will keep you organized so that you can continue to save money month...

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

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    Updated 6-24-20 at 2:02 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s C.A.S.T. for Kids Smith Lake Park event is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from 8 a.m.-noon. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up soon. The event is free for participants. The Tribune...

    Plant it: blue chalk sticks

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    This plant is a real eye-catcher. With blue plants a rarity in nature’s green-on-green palette, the blues and burgundies are always superstars.  This is especially true for blue chalk sticks (Senecio vitalis "Serpents"), also known as blue chalk fingers. This attractive, easy-care succulent with stems...

    Local cigar box guitar builder’s instruments headed to National Blues Museum 

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    SIMCOE, Ala. - Keith Crumbley has busy hands. He is one of those people who has to be fixing, building, cleaning, doing something all the time. At Cullman City Primary School, where he works as a custodian, students and teachers see his practical handiwork,...

    (Photos) Strawberry Festival Pageant winners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 2019 Strawberry Festival Pageant took place this past week. Below are all the winners. Queens Infant Shortcake Queen Charley Smith; Parents Jacob and Tracey Smith Baby Shortcake Queen Reese Smith; Parents Shannon and Renea Smith Toddler Shortcake Queen Blayklee Rae Overton; Parents Blake and...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church to celebrate 100 years 

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    Photo with cars is the current church building, one without cars is the original before the renovations over the years.CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, May 23, East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church (EPC) will be celebrating 100 years of "worshipping, serving and loving the Lord."...

    Registration for outdoor programs now open at CP&R

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    CULLMAN – Cullman City Parks and Recreation has several outdoor programs registering now for adults and children. Youth Outdoor Adventure, Kayaking Classes for beginner and intermediate boaters and Community Garden Classes are all open now for registration at the Cullman Civic Center or online...

    Cullman’s female Marine returns from boot camp

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    CULLMAN - Emma Goodwin graduated from Cullman High School in 2016 with her eyes set on serving the country that she loves by joining the United States Marine Corps. Goodwin left Cullman on July 4, on her way to becoming a U.S. Marines linguist....

    Lifting Spirits

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    CULLMAN – This Saturday people from all over Cullman County came together for a good cause. The event, a fundraiser benefitting HopeKids, was held at the Cullman County Elks Lodge and was hosted by Relentless power lifter participant Josh Smith. The local band, Round 2,...

    Make It, Bake It Or Do It Yourself – Create It!

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    CULLMAN - Christmas is here and everyone is excited. Children have been marking their calendars for days, counting down to the time Santa Claus finally pays them a visit. Busy mothers have been planning for the holiday for weeks – deciding what to fix...

    Senior Spotlight: Cullman’s John Tillman, part 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a year in the jungles of Burma, World War II was coming to an end and it was time for John Tillman to return home to Cullman. He arrived home on the General Collins, the same ship that took him...

    Plant It: Buckeye bush

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    Buckeye bush / Loretta Gillespie I knew that buckeye bushes grew in Alabama, and that they had beautiful red flowers, but I never would have seen them up close, in the wild, if it hadn’t been for an interview I did in Limestone County last...

    Downtown Hanceville sees new life

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    HANCEVILLE - As the sun beamed down on a new day in Hanceville on Thursday, city leaders and members of the community came together to celebrate the ribbon cuttings and grand openings of businesses in the historic Romine building. The C Street Café, Marcela’s Salon...

    Frankweiler Fountain flows again!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - To celebrate the twinning of Cullman and its German sister city Frankweiler, the Cullman German Club built the Frankweiler Fountain on 1st Avenue across from A Touch of German in 1988. One of the German gift shop’s owners at the time,...

    Pokémon: the perils of catching them all

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    CULLMAN - Let me start by saying, yes, like most of the country, I play Pokémon Go.  Yes, I have visited places I would not normally visit. Yes, I have stayed out way too late trying to catch the virtual monsters. The game is relatively...

    ‘Bees are just fascinating’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Amateur beekeeper Bill Grimmett started beekeeping in 2017 as a way to fill his time after retirement. Now, he wants to share his passion for honeybees. His 26 colonies are scattered in hives along the edges of his property along with his...

    Dodge City seniors earn state medals at the Masters Games

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    DODGE CITY, Ala.- The Dodge City Senior Center earned a few bragging rights recently after competing in this year’s Masters Games of Alabama in Valley, Alabama. The center’s representatives brought home several medals, including two state champion ones in Rook. Dodge City Senior Center President...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Sumter County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    Community Matters 2024-2

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    Download Now https://youtu.be/0T6ZQqpVuTU 🍓✨ Get all the details of sweetest celebration in Cullman in the latest issue of Community Matters, from The Cullman Tribune, the official magazine of the inaugural Alabama Strawberry Festival. ✨🍓 🎤 Our latest “Community Matters” magazine dishes out more juicy stories: meet...

    ‘Food talks to me’: Former presidential chef/valet, north AL native Quincy Jackson reflects on larger-than-life career

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    Mount Hope, Alabama native Quincy Jackson was in charge of the White House staff kitchen during the terms of three U.S. presidents- Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and served as personal presidential valet to President Obama. History of the White House Mess The...

    Tom Drake: Farm boy, wrestler, lawyer, politician and father- a pictorial history of one of Cullman’s sons

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    Before he became a prominent political figure in Alabama, Tom Drake/ aka “The Cullman Comet,” was a headliner in the wrestling profession and is today an honoree in almost every single wrestling hall of fame in the country. When Tom Drake came into this world...

    Senior Spotlight: Cullman’s John Tillman, part 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1943, John Tillman, 94, soon received his draft letter. He was trained as a medic in the United States Army and would soon be in the jungles of Burma helping in the fight against...

    It’s Cold Outside But the Nightlife is Hot

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    CULLMAN – For years, residents of Cullman who wanted to go out at night for a few drinks and live entertainment had to travel to Huntsville or Birmingham. Since the city passed the legal sale of alcohol with official sales taking place in 2011,...

    Camp Liberty: training young men and women for life

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    BATTLEGROUND - When Col. Joe Land decided to move his privately-owned Camp Liberty from Marion, Alabama, he had no specific intention of moving it to Battleground.           “It was really just a coincidence that we ended up moving from Alabama to another place in Alabama,” Land...

    Oak Mountain State Park Interpretive Center reopens May 22

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    PELHAM, Ala. - The Oak Mountain Interpretive Center (OMIC) at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama, will celebrate its reopening Saturday, May 22, with a daylong schedule of events for families and children of all ages. The event will feature guided tours of...

    “Street Outlaws” fans: the Reaper is coming to Baileyton this Saturday

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    The heavily modified 1968 Camaro, SS “Reaper,” will be in Baileyton this Saturday./ Reaper SS on Facebook   BAILEYTON - The Discovery Channel show “Street Outlaws” centers on a group of “underground” street racers based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Fans of the show follow the efforts...

    Hee Haw hilarious!

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    Roy Clark (Tommy Kohlenberg) and Bonnie Cleghorn (Ramona Jones) perform “Send the Light” Monday at the Donald E. Green Senior Center as part of the Senior Outreach Organization’s presentation of “The Hee Haw Show.” (Seth Miller for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Donald E....

    Funny Things from Yesterday : Drop me off at work and I’ll walk home

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    People need exercise. In this present day and age it seems that most folks just don’t take the time for a little much needed exercise. Just a good walk each day would benefit every able bodied person. I’m sure that I am the world’s worst...

    Christine Alka: Chinchilla Wizard

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    CULLMAN – Christine Alka is a local resident who owns and operates a chinchilla breeding, rescue, rehabilitation, and babysitting service. Christine first began working with chinchillas after a friend asked her to help him locate one for sale to impress a girl he was...

    Vintage West owner pairs with HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines

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    HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines on either side of Vintage West owner, Teresa Daniel, who has incorporated the couple’s line, Magnolia Home, into her already fabulous lines of home decor and accessories. CULLMAN - In 2012, when Teresa Daniel first had the inspiration to...

    A special stop on our ’67-County Alabama Garden Party,’ where we discover a Lost Garden of the Old South in Morgan County!

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabama Garden Party," will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own "quilt block," along...

    The Legend of the Christmas Spider

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    CULLMAN – Spiders in your Christmas tree? Sounds like something you’d want to avoid. But this reporter learned something new this holiday season. A couple weeks ago I attended an arts and crafts show at the Cullman Civic Center. As I weaved in and out...

    Brody’s dad (Jason Simpson)

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    Photo: Today, people on the street are more apt to recognize Brody before they realize that his father, Jason Simpson, is the Chief Meteorologist at WHNT News 19.   “Hey,” said the lady, “It’s Brody!” The lady who spoke in a friendly voice to the adorable toddler...

    Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Archery Camp Teaches Children Tips and Tricks

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      We learned the eleven steps to archery. I like shooting a lot and I usually do pretty good.” Willa Smith, Archery Camper CULLMAN – Cullman Parks and Recreation held their first Archery Camp for the summer on June 29, 30, and June 1 for boys and...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Randolph County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Ruth Creel Brigham was born in 1924 on a farm about 2 miles outside of Hanceville. She was born during the Great Depression and although times were hard, she thanks family, school and church for getting her through and putting her...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Macon County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1954

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    Mrs. Icie Rowe Alley will receive a masters from the University of Alabama on Friday. Richard Johnston and Gloria Florence will be awarded bachelor degrees. Last week’s Mystery Farm was an easy one to identify. A dozen people called in rapid succession to identify it...

    Hanging out at Goat Island Brewing

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    Tap Room bartender Hillary Brewer serves up a Thrill Hill Vanilla Porter CULLMAN - Having been raised Southern Baptist in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I'm no expert on beer . . . or dancing (That's a story for another day).  But I'm a...

    From Paris to Cullman: meet Brooke and Vincent Desnoës

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- After many years in Paris, France, Vincent and Brooke Desnoës decided the time had come for a move to her hometown of Cullman. A 1986 graduate of Cullman High School, Brooke brought with her countless years of experience and international accomplishments from...

    ‘What Christmas is really about’: Don and Lynelle Wilbanks say their light display, in its 43rd year, is a ‘visual representation of the extraordinary birth of Jesus’

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    For 43 years, Don and Lynelle Wilbanks have created a beautiful Christmas light display as a gift for the community. The display features a large star shining down from 75 feet up (left) onto the creek below. Nearby are Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus....

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Autauga County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabama Garden Party," will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own "quilt block," along...

    Pet of the Week: Finish the school year with a great Grady!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares the Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:  Grady is a 1.5 - 2-year-old Blue Tick Hound. He’s a lively medium-to-high energy pet, a vocal guy who likes to announce his arrival! He’s not a...

    More than 60K turn out to Rock the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Temperatures were in the low 90s and the heat index was near 100 when the gates opened at this year’s Rock the South Friday. Thousands of country music fans of all ages descended on the venue, and the general admission area...

    10 Things from a Tribune Tastemaker: Jock Leonard

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    Clockwise from left: Jock and Teresa Leonard (Jock Leonard); conference table at Leonard Design made from a tornado-felled tree, milled by Southern Accents; metal base fabricated by Apel Steel (Jock Leonard) Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House in Florence, Alabama (wrightinalabama.com) In this creative new weekly...

    Coach Pat Dye: From the arena to the arboretum

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    NOTASULGA - You might remember Coach Pat Dye from his days as Auburn’s tough as nails head football coach, or you might know him from his popular weekly radio show, but what you might not know is that he is the owner of an...

    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...

    Goat Island Brewing: The Beer Next Door

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    CULLMAN – Watch out, Back Forty Beer Co. and Good People Brewing Co., there’s a new brew in town. Cullman is getting its first production brewery. Mike Mullaney, John Dean, Brad Glenn and Gery Teichmiller are the masterminds behind the new idea that has...

    Stone Bridge Farms Offers New Retreat to Customers

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    CULLMAN – Patrons of Stone Bridge Farms have a new, beautiful retreat to spend time with family or get ready for your big day. Once the home of Ron Foust, it has served as a place for family for many years and that remains...

    ‘Kickin’ it in the C’: Colony Day 2023 promises a whole weekend of fun

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    COLONY, Ala. - Colony is hosting its famous Colony Day celebration for the third consecutive year. For lovers of spades, soul food, music and dancing, classic cars and fellowship, it’s a weekend-long event you won’t want to miss!  The weekend is packed with activities sure...

    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...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Russell County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Calhoun County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    4 Cullman County attractions featured in national tourism campaign

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    DECATUR - On Thursday, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) will hold a press conference to help the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launch a national tourism campaign. Four culinary destinations in Cullman County have been selected for the ARC’s Bon Appétit, Appalachia!, a...

    Grand re-opening celebration held at Art Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CPRST) on Thursday officially reopened Art Park off Main Avenue on the city’s west side. The renovated park features a playground with padded synthetic turf under slides, swings, climbing elements and event musical devices. Wildflower...

    Happy birthday to Candi Staton, Colony’s international star

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    COLONY - Canzetta Maria "Candi" Staton was born March 13, 1940 in Colony, Alabama and is an multiple award winning American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" and her...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Barbour County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along...

    ‘It is all generosity of the people in this city and county’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Every Tuesday morning, you will find the VFW Auxiliary hard at work preparing a delicious lunch not only for veterans who belong to the VFW, but also for homebound veterans and the community. The outreach program is a labor of love...

    Vacation (or live!) in luxury at Smith Lake RV & Cabin Resort

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    CULLMAN - There are many ways to enjoy life on Cullman, Winston and Walker Counties’ Lewis Smith Lake. One is in the private, RV lot community neighborhood of Smith Lake RV & Cabin Resort where lake living couldn’t be any easier, more peaceful or...

    Child advocacy in leather and chrome: Bikers Against Child Abuse

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    Local BACA members at a community outreach event at the Highway 157 Wal-Mart HOLLY POND - When children are the victims of abuse, even the arrest or removal of the abuser may not make everything right.  They often continue to live in fear of the...

    Beginning farmers invited to tour J. Calvert Farms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Beginning Farmer Series serves to help new producers develop knowledge and critical skills so they can sustain and grow their farms using technical information, learning networks and other resources. The series has many programs for increasing confidence...

    Meet John Wesley, the Warehouse Barber

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    The Warehouse Barber in his natural habitat  CULLMAN - In the heart of the Warehouse District sits Bella Faire Day Spa and Salon, in the old Cullman Banana Supply warehouse at 104 First Ave. SE.  Inside, the wide open space has been sectioned off into an intriguing...

    Remembering Nicholas: 4th annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run

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    First-place team, The Tennessee Valley Elite, l-r:  Joey Franklin, Chase Prater, Jake Guthrie, Tucker Adkison and Jackson Tucker CULLMAN - The fourth annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run was held Saturday morning on the campus of St. Bernard Preparatory School. Many friends, family and community members...

    Letter to the Editor: A race to beat Lyme disease

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    In June of 2012, our family visited a petting zoo in the Florida Keys. The next night, we ended up in the ER with a rash that would overtake Madeline’s body. The doctor administered medication and sent us home. He said it could be...

    Stone Bridge Farms to host Easter weekend gospel music extravaganza

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms, a picturesque 186-acre property known for its breathtaking landscapes and acclaimed restaurants, is set to host a gospel music-filled Easter “Resurrection Celebration.” The event, titled “He’s Alive,” is scheduled for the weekend of April 8-9, 2023, and promises...

    Community Profile: ‘My one great accomplishment in life was marrying her’

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    On Jan. 22, 2017, an EF3 tornado ripped through Albany, Georgia toppling a large tree onto attorney Jimmie Davis’ home. Davis had a tough decision to make. Move to Cullman with his daughter, Carol, or rebuild. He chose to retire at the age of...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1950 and 1900

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    From the files of 1950: Mesdames C.H. Gray, Vann Gibbs, George Burkart, T.Y. Steele and Mary Plunkett visited Mrs. Max Forbis in Huntsville. Slim Lay and his band played at the Canteen dance on Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Self celebrated their Golden Anniversary on August...

    Plant it: Black-eyed Susan vine

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    Black-eyed Susan blooms are typically warm orange or lemon yellow, and sometimes a darker, more mustard-colored bloom with a characteristic dark spot in the center, although different varieties can be red, orange, red-orange, white, pale yellow or bright yellow, with or without the characteristic...

    Veterans Day celebration expanding to include bigger flight experiences and a Rosie the Riveter competition

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    We are going fully immersive this year. Participants will have the opportunity to watch a 40-minute film about a mission, and then ride in the plane and ‘conduct’ that mission.” Col. Ken Brown   CULLMAN – It was a celebratory atmosphere at the Cullman VFW post on...

    Goat Island celebrating 7th anniversary this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This Saturday, April 15, Goat Island Brewing will celebrate its seventh anniversary. Named after Goat Island on Smith Lake, Goat Island Brewing was established in 2016 by John Dean, Mike Mullaney, Gery Teichmiller and Brad Glenn. The idea for the company came...

    Ghostbusters: Werewolf Division helping charities around the state

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    CULLMAN - Groups like Ghostbusters: Werewolf Division travel around the state of Alabama, attending charity events and raising money for various causes while also sharing their love of Ghostbusters, the popular film franchise.           Ghostbusters has its own special subculture of organizations and groups. Ghostbusters: Werewolf...

    Food Safety Tips for your 4th of July Festivities

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Summertime cookouts are filled with fun and family, especially those on or near national holidays. This fourth of July, serve up some food safety basics alongside your homemade potato salad or pulled pork platter. Alabama Extension regional food safety agent Janice Hall said there are four basic...

    Agriplex reception honors Jim Boyd and Dr. Tom “Big Doc” Williamson

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    Left to right: Jim Boyd, Dr. Tom "Big Doc" Williamson and Jim Boyd's brother, Burell Boyd CULLMAN - You could almost feel the tangible emotions in the room as people watched former Cullman County Schools Superintendent, Jim Boyd, and local veterinarian, Dr. Tom Williamson, take...

    Funny Things from Yesterday: Movies were a nickel

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    When I was in grammar school at East Elementary, movies cost a nickel on Friday afternoon at the Lyric Theatre. It seemed like half the children in school went to the Friday matinees. I guess this gave a lot of mothers an extra two...

    Senior Spotlight: Myrna Tuggle – dedicated to her work

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    ADDISON, Ala. - Myrna Tuggle is a fixture of Addison, AL. She has lived there her entire life, except for a few years spent in Birmingham. She just celebrated her 82nd birthday in December 2021 and owns and operates the Addison Auto Parts Store....