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    Explore, learn and innovate

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    STEAM Camp 2024 at Wallace State CULLMAN, Ala. - This summer, Wallace State Community College is set to become a hub of innovation and learning with the return of the highly anticipated STEAM Camp. Designed for students entering grades three through eight in the 2024-2025...

    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...

    Bearcat Transportation coming soon to Cullman City Schools families

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While Cullman County Schools provides bus transportation for its students, Cullman City Schools does not. Under Alabama law, county schools systems are required to offer transportation for all students, while city school systems and public charter schools are not required to...

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

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

    Books & Banter, new student-led book club, welcomes all current Wallace State students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College students have a new opportunity to expand their literary horizons with the launch of Books & Banter, a student-led book club on campus. The club welcomes all current students to engage in lively discussions and discover new...

    Commission declares local state of emergency regarding CR 222 sinkhole

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 22, the Cullman County Commission discussed the sinkhole that was recently discovered along County Road 222. It declared a local state of emergency to clear the path for emergency funding and lowered restrictions from...

    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...

    ‘SHORT the Squirrel’ makes appearance in Montgomery

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - SHORT the Squirrel, Alabama’s charismatic literacy mascot, embarked on a special trip to Montgomery to highlight the importance of literacy and education across the state. During the visit on Feb. 15, which was made possible through its partnership with the Alabama...

    CCBOE recognizes talented art students

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

    St. Bernard celebrates Honor Society inductions

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory School recently held its annual Honor Society induction ceremony to recognize students for their outstanding achievements in scholarship, service, leadership and character. The ceremony, presided over by Honor Society President Andrew Tombo, followed the weekly Mass, emphasizing the...

    St. Paul’s to recognize 7 founding families at 5th annual Alumni & Friends Dinner and School Auction

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Paul’s Lutheran School’s Alumni & Friends Dinner and School Auction is the largest fundraiser of the year for the school. This year’s event will take place on April 13. Said the school in a media release, “It is a fantastic...

    WSCC: Sessions provide information on Health Science programs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Health Science programs will soon begin accepting applications for Fall 20204 admission. To answer any questions potential students may have about the programs, information sessions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 29, and Wednesday, April 3, from...

    WSCC, UAB welcome 9th cohort for joint enrollment program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - More than a dozen students from Wallace State Community College’s Department of Nursing Education’s Joint Enrollment program with the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently participated in the Lamp of Learning and White Coat Ceremony for Nursing. The ceremony marks the...

    CATA opens its doors to the public

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) held its community Open House on Thursday, Feb. 15, giving prospective students and their families the opportunity to take a peek inside each classroom block, speak with instructors and current students and get a feel...

    Cullman City Council enacts mobile business ordinance, increases parks and rec staff

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday approved an ordinance to govern “mobile vendors (food trucks), pushcarts, ice cream trucks and mobile business units.” Over a dozen mobile food vendors are currently operating on a regular basis in the city, and the...

    CATA holding open house Feb. 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) will open its doors to prospective students and their families for an open house on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4-6 p.m., providing them an opportunity to ask questions, meet instructors and get a feel for...

    WSCC: Nursing offering evening classes starting fall 2024

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College will begin offering evening nursing courses this fall to provide a more flexible option for students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. The evening program will follow the same pathway as traditional daytime classes, with students...

    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,...

    County Commission ends emergency declaration

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 30, held an emergency called meeting to end the emergency declaration it set in place Jan. 15, during the region’s ice storm. During the meeting, Cullman County Attorney Emily Niezer Johnston requested an executive session,...

    Cullman County Spelling Bee buzzing into town Feb. 5 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Winners. W-I-N-N-E-R-S. Winners. That’s what all the student competitors headed to the Cullman County Spelling Bee are. Each bested his or her classmates and earned a place in the county bee, which will take place Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m....

    Good Hope High Scholars Bowl headed to nationals

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope High School Scholars Bowl is headed to Chicago to compete for the national title at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Small School National Championship Tournament in April. To qualify and clinch a spot at the national...

    UA Million Dollar Band, with 3 local members, shines in Rose Bowl Parade 

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama's Million Dollar Band performed in the Rose Bowl parade on New Year's Day. Dr. Ken Ozzello, director of bands and a professor of music at The University of Alabama, said it was a great honor to...

    Education notes 

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    University of the Cumberlands  In recognition of academic performance, the Office of Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester.  To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must be enrolled in at...

    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...

    Jacobs proclaims ‘Catholic Schools Week’ in Cullman 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mayor Woody Jacobs on Jan. 25, proclaimed the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3 “Catholic Schools Week” in the city of Cullman. Jennifer Arndt received the proclamation on behalf of Sacred Heart School and expressed appreciation to the City of Cullman for...

    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...

    Wallace State hosts VEX IQ robotics competitions

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, Jan. 13, Wallace State Community College welcomed 46 teams to campus for VEX IQ robotics competitions for elementary and middle school students. Competitions were held in the Wellness Center practice gym, with hundreds of participants and spectators in attendance.  “We have...

    Morris Williams running for Cullman County Schools superintendent

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Morris Williams, a lifelong resident and educator, has announced his candidacy for Cullman County Schools superintendent. Williams said he brings a rich blend of local heritage, educational expertise and diverse professional experiences. Williams said he has deep roots in the community. "I...

    JSU announces Fall 2023 graduates, releases President’s, Dean’s Lists  

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - More than 500 students were awarded degrees as part of Jacksonville State University's Fall 2023 commencement on Dec. 15, including:  Ryan Fannell of Arab, Emergency Management degree  Katherine Robles of Arab, Psychology degree  William Caneer of Arab, Biology degree  Lakelyn Wilson of Arab, Forensic Investigation...

    Cullman’s Peetz earns full ride to Yale  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For Cullman High School student Sophie Peetz, Yale University was always a dream, never even close to fathomable – in her own words, at least. However, for the educators in her life who fostered her interest in health sciences and her...

    Education notes

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    Kendall Rooks awarded degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Christine Beaudry DAVENPORT, Iowa -  Kendall Rooks of South Vinemont graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida Campus in Port Orange, Florida on Dec. 15, 2023. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first...

    St. Bernard Prep School Honor Roll

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    Semester Average of 95.0 and above 2023-24 Semester I Grade 7 Aaron Cortes-Villegas Sipsey Drake Silas Krische Reise Rigsby Caroline Sanders Grade 8 Norah Bissot Ella Cron Ella Davis Anastasia Hazard Avery Hines Merry-Carmen Pichardo Tony Ranelli Grade 9 Joseph-Benedict Anders Karly Arndt Alexis Cron Sarah Cumbie Sean Daly Rafi Guevara Sage McDowell Sam Meyers Tessa Sanders Grade 10 Katie Chamblee Parker Guthery Gavitt Lewis Josh Marks Kimberly McCormick Sarah Woods Grade 11 Roselyn Chavez Saray Cortes-Villegas Cash Daly Nathan...

    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...

    More than 800 earn places on WSCC President’s, Dean’s Lists

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College congratulates 837 outstanding students who were named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for...

    Cullman County Schools names Salazar, Smith 2024 Elementary, Secondary Teachers of the Year 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools would like to congratulate the 2024 Elementary Teacher of the Year and the 2024 Secondary Teacher of the Year.  Elementary Teacher of the Year: Kristy Salazar, librarian, Parkside School  Kristy Salazar is the librarian and Parkside School. She has 21...

    Agriplex gears up for another year of programs 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With modern homesteading on the rise and residents wanting to learn how to be more self-sufficient, and influx of less-than-true advice flowing on social media, knowing where to go for accurate advice for a successful growing season may seem daunting. On...

    Welcome to the new school: CMS cuts ribbon on first wing of new construction, expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala-- Cullman Middle School celebrated a major milestone in its ambitious renovation and expansion project, with the opening of the first phase of the new Cullman Middle School facility this month — just in time for the start of the new semester. This phase...

    WSCC: Alumna Morelia Tinajero advocates for Alabama’s Hispanic community

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Morelia Tinajero has devoted her life to helping immigrants call Alabama home. She works at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) as a Department of Justice accredited immigration case manager and serves as the instructor for both civics and English...

    Link brings back V.i.P.S. mentorship program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County has reestablished its Volunteers in Public Schools, or V.i.P.S., mentorship program to serve West Elementary and Parkside students for the spring semester. The program, a collaborative effort between The Link and Children’s Trust Fund, is designed...

    Library’s 2024 Winter Reading Challenge runs through Feb. 29

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Calling all bookworms and book enthusiasts! The Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) is hosting its first Winter Reading Challenge – complete with prizes for every age group. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy reports that 130 million Americans – 54%...

    Op-Ed: Alabama should proceed with caution on ‘school choice’

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    With another legislative session in Alabama right around the corner, along with a presidential election, “school choice” is quickly becoming a hot topic across the state. The phrase could mean anything from voucher systems to statewide open enrollment, depending on who is defining it.As...

    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...

    CCBOE names December Teacher, Staff Member of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) announced its December Teacher and Staff Member of the Month on Dec. 26. Each month, the CCBOE partners with America’s First Federal Credit Union to recognize and award one teacher and one staff member...

    Op-Ed: Alabama’s Turnaround Schools Initiative will give some of our most struggling public school students a chance to achieve their dreams

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    As 2023 comes to a close, it naturally offers an opportunity to look back at all we have done over the last year. In Alabama, I believe we have, once again, made progress. When I was sworn in for my second term as governor...

    2024 Arbor Day Poster Contest underway at city schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - School is out and Christmas break is in full swing for students. For fifth graders in the city, between hot cocoa breaks and video game levels, now is the opportune time to brainstorm and think up ideas for the 2024 Arbor...

    STATE REPORT CARD: CCBOE sees wide-ranging growth

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    Updated Dec. 20, 2023 at 6:56 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - In the recently-released Alabama State Department of Education Report Card, Cullman County Schools had overall score improvements at 23 of it 28 schools. With a district-level score of 89, Cullman County is tied with Madison...

    WSCC: More than 30 complete Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Therapy programs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — More than 30 students were recognized Thursday during the pinning ceremony for the Diagnostic Imaging program, including the first cohort of students completing the Radiation Therapy option. “We gather to celebrate not just the end of an educational journey but the beginning...

    CCBOE recognizes exceptional employees

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its meeting on Dec. 12, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) recognized employees who have shown an overwhelming commitment to theirs job and dedication to the students of Cullman County Schools. E5 Exceptional Award recipients have to be nominated for...

    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...

    Vinemont Elementary hosts ‘Christmas Around the World’ 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – It was standing room only on Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, in the Vinemont Elementary School gym as parents watched eagerly, filming on smartphones as students from kindergarten to second grade guided their grownups on a musical tour of Christmas traditions and...

    It helps them be lovers of reading’ 

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    Library hosts weekly storytime  CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library offers a variety of programming aimed at readers of all interests. For those who aren’t quite old enough to be readers on their own, the library extends a sincere invitation to preschoolers and...

    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...

    Cullman’s Lauren Grace Evans named to ‘The 87’ by Troy University 

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    TROY, Ala. – Lauren Grace Evans of Cullman has been selected by Troy University as a member of "The 87."  The 87, formerly Who's Who, recognizes juniors, seniors and graduate students who have excelled in campus leadership and in their academic area. Selections are made...

    WSCC instructor Susanna Heinze shares passion for biology with millions on YouTube 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — In an era dominated by internet media, Wallace State Community College biology instructor Susanna Heinze, has harnessed the power of YouTube to inspire and educate students from all over the globe. Heinze began making instructional biology videos and posting them on...

    Hanceville Elementary hosts ‘Christmas Around the World’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School Assistant Principal Emily Brown wanted to bring something special to her students this year, and what better way to do so than to take them “around the world” to learn about Christmas traditions? Brown said she started thinking about...

    Full ride: St. Bernard’s Andrew Tombo awarded prestigious scholarship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard Preparatory School recently announced the remarkable achievement of one of its exceptional seniors, Nicolas “Andrew” Tombo, who has been accepted to the esteemed College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts with a full-ride scholarship through the prestigious QuestBridge program. QuestBridge,...

    A last walk down (around) memory lane   

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Middle School’s (CMS) signature round building was opened one last time to the public on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2023, for students and educators past and present to bid bittersweet goodbyes and walk the halls one final time. Pockets of...

    CCBOE rolls out new driver’s ed vehicles

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students from three lucky Cullman County high schools will be practicing their driving skills in style as their new driver’s education vehicles are rolling into school parking lots this week. On Monday, Dec. 11, Cullman County Schools unveiled three brand new...

    CCBOE names Roden, Davis November Employees of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and America's First Federal Credit Union recognize two employees each month. For November, those employees were Holly Pond High School Agriculture Teacher Rusty Roden and Fairview Middle School Counselor Brittany Davis. "Rusty is always willing to help and works on...

    Cullman County EMA emphasizes critical need for volunteer firefighters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) recently shared that many towns and communities in Alabama are facing a critical shortage of volunteer firefighters, with volunteer numbers dropping by an estimated 40% over the past 20 years.  According to Cullman County EMA...

    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...

    Wallace State hosting ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Dec. 7

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - If you need some Christmas cheer, the Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts program will present its annual “Christmas Spectacular” Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. The free show begins at 7 p.m. and is open...

    Wallace State cuts ribbon on Workforce Training Center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – City, county and state representatives in industry, business and education were gathered on the campus of Rehau Wednesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of a new facility that’s been years in the making. Wallace State’s new Workforce Training Center officially...

    ‘Industry Comes to Wallace State’ gives students chance to network with area employers

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students from Wallace State Community College recently got the chance to network with area employers and learn about various internship, apprenticeship and full-time job opportunities.  Industry Comes to Wallace State is an event hosted monthly by the college’s Center for Career and...

    4-H Adventure Classes begin in January

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Extension Office announced an exciting new set of educational courses for Cullman County’s 4-H program in 2024. Three new Adventure Classes will introduce children and teens aged 9-18 to hiking, kayaking and camping. “The goal of this new club...

    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...

    CCBOE, Premier Bank team up to offer surprise attendance bonuses

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    Updated Nov. 20, 2023, at 6:52 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Good attendance is the foundation of doing well in school, and later in life, doing well on the job. Simply put, you can't perform well if you're not there. That is why Cullman County Schools...

    County commission appoints new deputy coroner, accepts grant to resurface CR 1490

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its Nov. 14 meeting appointed Brian Monk to serve as a deputy coroner, at the request of Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick addressed the commission, saying, “I had one of my deputy coroners resign earlier this...

    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...

    CASA volunteers needed for local children

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are needed. Volunteers “are appointed by a judge to recommend the best possible outcome for an abused or neglected child’s future. Whether this means helping to make a connection with adoptive parents or...

    Students learn leadership skills at annual Youth Leadership Conference

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    COLUMBIANA, Ala. - The 2023 Alfa Youth Leadership Conference helped 87 high school freshmen and sophomores from across Alabama develop crucial life and ag advocacy skills at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana Nov. 13-14. The two-day conference was hosted by the Alabama Farmers Federation...

    Restaurateurs, ranchers and foodies gather for inaugural Taste of Cullman event 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Dedicated restauranteurs and chefs, local ranchers and growers and those who just love a good bite to eat gathered at Wallace State Community College on Monday evening, Nov. 13, to attend Wallace State Culinary Pride’s inaugural “Taste of Cullman” homegrown food...

    Addison High named Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School for 2023

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    Updated Nov. 15, 2023 at 7:33 p.m. ADDISON, Ala. - Addison High School is a small school in a small town in Winston County, Alabama but this little school has big dreams and lofty expectations for itself and its students. Addison High School Principal Micah Smothers...

    CCBOE recognizes faculty, staff, former students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its meeting on Nov. 9, the Cullman County School Board recognized a handful of individuals for their service and dedication to Cullman County Schools. E5 Exceptional Award recipients have to be nominated by a coworker or faculty or staff member for...

    Watwood named new principal of Hanceville Middle School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County School Board at its Nov. 9, 2023, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette's recommendation to hire Elizabeth Watwood as the next principal of Hanceville Middle School. Watwood replaces Dr. Kellie Tanner, who was recently named the school improvement/EL...

    Cullman High School Theatre wins big locally, going to state competition  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman High School Theatre won Best in Show last weekend, earning 41 Superior medals for its performance of “Leaving Iowa” at the District 3 Trumbauer Festival. The group will travel to Florence to represent the district at the state festival at...

    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...

    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...

    St. Bernard Prep students unite in spiritual display with Living Balloon Rosary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In a heartfelt demonstration of unity and faith, students at St. Bernard Preparatory School recently participated in a unique and inspiring event, the Living Balloon Rosary. Led by Sr. Therese Lopez, director of Campus Ministry, the school community gathered to form...

    St. Bernard Prep Shadow Day: Discover life as a Saint!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard is inviting interested students to experience a day in the life of a Saint through our Shadow Day program! Admissions Director Meg Glover encourages families to participate in a Shadow Day to see if St. Bernard is for them. “It's...

    19th annual WSCC Student Investment Luncheon raises over $373K

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – As Wallace State Community College (WSCC) transitions into planning for spring semester, the highly anticipated event of the fall season went off without a hitch on Thursday morning, Nov. 2, 2023. The 19th annual Student Investment Luncheon saw hundreds of donors...

    Wallace State eligible for 2025 Aspen Prize  

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Aspen Institute on Oct. 31, 2023, named Wallace State Community College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among...

    CCBOE approves contract for new systemwide security system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) held a special-called board meeting on Oct. 25 during which it voted to enter into a contract with Spot.ai to upgrade to a systemwide security camera system over the next two years. Superintendent Dr. Shane...

    CHS senior May Dawsey named National Merit Semifinalist

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of more than 16,000 Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program this fall.  Allison Tuggle, Cullman High School principal, announced that senior May Dawsey was named as...

    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...

    CHS celebrates students awarded with academic honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students at Cullman High School recently earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous and/or Latino...

    Vinemont Elementary named Alabama Science of Reading Spotlight School

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    VINEMONT, Ala.  - Teachers, faculty and students at Vinemont Elementary School were recognized on Oct. 17 for their dedication and commitment to ensuring all children in their school are able to read at or above their current grade level before they leave third grade....

    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,...

    Barnette announces 2024 candidacy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In a significant announcement at the Cullman County Republican Party breakfast this past Saturday, Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette officially declared his intention to run for election. Barnette was appointed to the role by the Cullman County School Board...

    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...

    Sacred Heart School to host annual German Festival Sept. 30

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sacred Heart School will host its annual German Festival this Saturday, Sept. 30. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on the school campus and runs until 7 p.m. The first German Festival was held in the summer of 1977 at Sacred...

    Saint Bernard students create Old Testament-era oil lamps

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This week, the students of Saint Bernard Preparatory School's Society of St. Jerome embarked on an enlightening journey by crafting reproductions of Old Testament-era oil lamps. The oil lamps, reminiscent of those used during the time of Abraham through the establishment of...

    Harmony buzzing over Outdoor Classroom certification

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    LOGAN, Ala. – Harmony School is soaking in the much-deserved recognition of receiving certification from the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) as an official Outdoor Classroom School - only the second in the Cullman County Schools system, and the first in eight years. This is...

    Hardman settling in as CDC principal

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year Trett Hardman took over as principal at the Cullman County Child Development Center, replacing Chris Chambers, who retired after more than a decade in the role. Hardman grew up in Cullman County and said he was excited to return after...

    Fairview’s Whaley: ‘I love it here’

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Fairview High School recently welcomed its new principal, Dr. Johnny Whaley, to the community. Whaley is from Cullman and is a Cold Springs High School graduate. Whaley brings a wealth of experience to his role as principal, with an impressive 22-year career...

    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...

    Paul J. Kim to speak at St. Bernard Sept. 21-22

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Saint Bernard Preparatory School on Monday announced a special event featuring one of America's most sought-after Catholic youth and young adult speakers, Paul J. Kim. The event is set to take place Sept. 21-22, 2023, in Room 100 of the Swisher...

    St. Bernard students awarded academic honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Students at Saint Bernard Preparatory School have achieved academic honors through College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs serve as a platform to acknowledge high school students' outstanding scholastic achievements and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their academic excellence....

    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...