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    ‘Never give up’: Good Hope’s Annie Williams talks Raider years and fast-tracking at Wallace State

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope senior Annie Williams made a lot of great memories over her years as a Raider and in this interview, she shared some of her favorite experiences. "Some of my favorite memories included going to the football and basketball games...

    The Link hosting Kindergarten Readiness Camps this month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The Link of Cullman County is gearing up to host two Kindergarten Readiness Camps this month. Each is a five-day, two hours per day program designed to ease incoming kindergarteners who may not have been in any pre-school setting into a...

    Cullman City Schools renovations continue

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With students away from campuses for the summer, Cullman City Schools is full steam ahead working on renovations and improvement projects across several campuses to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year.The Cullman Middle School expansion and renovation is arguably the biggest...

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    Local students named to Mississippi State University's spring 2024 President's, Dean’s Lists MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. - Students on the President's List at Mississippi State achieved a 3.80 or better grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hours of coursework...

    Applications open July 1 for Wallace State Nursing

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education is accepting applications for admission to the program in the Spring 2025 semester. Applications will be accepted July 1 through Oct. 1 for three different pathway options: Traditional ADN and PN Nursing...

    CHS graduate’s team places 2nd in international aeronautics competition, top among U.S. entries

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Nicholas Ruse, 19, a 2023 Cullman High School graduate studying electrical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, helped his team win out over all other U.S. entries to take second place honors in the world at the American Astronautical...

    12 Wallace State students earn medals at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

    Kyndall Winters of Nauvoo celebrates winning a gold medal in esthetics at the 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A dozen Wallace State Community College students brought home medals after competing at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this week in Atlanta. “We commend our SkillsUSA Medalists and their faculty, and we are very proud of all of our outstanding...

    Veteran and educator George Brady takes to the skies with Wallace State Aviation degree

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - George Brady is a 70-year-old retired veteran from Ensley who has lived a life marked by a dedication to service and a passion for educating others. Since he was a young man, Brady has been intrigued by airplanes and always wanted...

    Summer learning: Cullman City Schools summer camp bridges gap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It might be summer vacation, but the learning never really stops at Cullman City Schools.The district’s summer learning camp ran from June 3-20, with more than 120 students attending at the West Elementary School campus, making it the largest summer camp...

    CCBOE recognized nationally for Community Report publication

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) on Friday, June 21, 2024, recognized Cullman County Schools for its recent Community Report publication. The report showcases the school system and highlights each school in the district. It can be viewed at ccboe.org/community. "This Community...

    Commission approves sales tax rebate for sporting goods store

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the Cullman County Commission discussed a proposed sales tax rebate and financial benefits concerning a large sporting goods retail store soon to come to Cullman. As The Tribune previously reported, the business...

    More than 670 earn place on President’s and Dean’s Lists at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College congratulates the 671 outstanding students who were named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Spring 2024 semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for...

    Health Science application advising session offered June 27

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    Participants can apply to programs with openings for fall 2024 HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College Health Science programs will host an application advising session on Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m. for anyone interested in applying for programs with openings remaining for the...

    Local UA Early College students named to spring 2024 Director’s List

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A total of 531 students enrolled in UA Early College during spring semester 2024 at The University of Alabama were named to the Director's List with an academic record of 3.6 or higher. The Director's List recognizes students enrolled in classes through...

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    Vinemont’s Lily Whitesell graduates from Rhodes College MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lily Whitesell of Vinemont, Alabama, has graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. The 175th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College took place on campus May 11, 2024. The college conferred...

    CCBOE recognizes Cold Springs High School track teams

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 13, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) recognized the Cold Springs Eagles indoor and outdoor track teams for winning State Championships this year. “This is probably the most decorated group of young people...

    West Point Scholars Bowl finishes record season strong in 3rd place at national tournament

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – West Point High School’s Scholars Bowl team, a perennial powerhouse, just capped off a one-for-the-history-books season with a third-place finish at the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) National Tournament in Washington, D.C. Coach Lee Henry shared his team’s season highlights:  Cullman County...

    Aspen Institute names Wallace State finalist for $1M 2025 Aspen Prize

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - The Aspen Institute on Tuesday, June 11, named Wallace State Community College a finalist for the 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million award is the nation's signature recognition of strong performance among community colleges. The institutions selected...

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    Troy University announces Spring/Term 4 graduates TROY, Ala. - Troy University is pleased to recognize students who completed the requirements for graduation during the Spring Semester and Term 4 of the 2023-2024 academic year. Local students who graduated include: Hannah Dempster of Cullman Lauren Evans of Cullman, Sarah Laney...

    Tucker, Bagwell named Cullman County Schools Employees of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and AmFirst recognize a teacher and staff member each month of the school year. May Staff Member of the Month: Mack Tucker, bus driver, West Point Mack Tucker is a school bus driver at West Point. He is retiring this...

    JSU launching public health degree programs, addressing critical need in Alabama

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Jacksonville State University (Jax State) is set to launch two innovative degree programs within the College of Health Professions and Wellness Department of Kinesiology in the Fall of 2024: a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) and a Master of Public Health...

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    Crane Hill’s Jordan Moore makes Mississippi College President's List CLINTON, Miss. - The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the President's List after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must maintain...

    WSCC Machine Tool Technology students place 2nd in Phillips Machinist Student Competition

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Students in Wallace State Community College’s Machine Tool Technology program recently won second place in the Phillips Machinist Student Competition sponsored by Maryland-based machine tool distributor Phillips Corporation.  The competition's goal was to encourage innovation within teams of students by taking a...

    WSCC: Registration open for summer career training courses

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Registration is now open for summer career training courses offered through Wallace State Community College’s Center for Career and Workforce Development. These short-term programs are designed to provide essential skills and hands-on experience for career advancement, whether you are looking to...

    More than 100 WSCC student athletes named on ACCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- More than 100 student athletes from all 12 sports teams at Wallace State Community College were recognized by the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) for academic achievement by being named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2024 semester. “These student-athletes...

    WSCC Adult Education and Center for Career and Workforce Development host 2024 graduation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Adult Education Department recently hosted its 2024 graduation, recognizing students who earned their General Education Development (GED) or high school diploma during the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition, the Center for Career and Workforce Development also recognized...

    St. Bernard Prep School Honor and Merit Rolls

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    Semester II - 2024 St. Bernard Middle School Honor Roll Seventh grade Aaron Cortes-Villegas Sipsey Drake Silas Krische Reise Rigsby Caroline Sanders Eighth grade Norah Bissot Ella Cron Ella Davis Anastasia Hazard Avery Hines Merry-Carmen Pichardo Tony Ranelli St. Bernard Middle School Merit Roll Seventh grade James Grey Josie Lamote Paul Mason Andrew Nguyen Sawyer Watwood Eighth grade Kayleigh Bryan-Marty Eugene Byrd Alexa Chavez Gabriel Kibler Analia Lajara Johnathan McBride Matthew Sauers St. Bernard Preparatory...

    Birmingham-Southern College celebrates final commencement ceremony

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Birmingham-Southern College held its final commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24, in Bill Battle Coliseum, celebrating 245 members of the Class of 2024 and awarding eight honorary degrees, one of which was a surprise to the honoree. Each speaker – including Board...

    Cullman County Commission moves toward airport expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 21, approved plans for engineering services for the reconstruction of the apron and hangars to be constructed on a new taxiway at Cullman Regional Airport. Airport Director Ben Harrison said...

    CCBOE: 99.3% of third graders reading at or above grade level

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its monthly meeting Monday, May 20, heard a very positive update from Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette regarding the systems’ third graders. This school year is the first for the retention portion of the Alabama...

    West Point Scholars Bowl team headed back to national championship

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point High School Scholars Bowl team will attend the National Academic Quiz Tournaments' High School National Championship Tournament in Atlanta this weekend, qualifying with its victory at the Cullman County High School Scholar Bowl Tournament, and following its...

    8 Cullman County seniors participate in North Alabama Academy of Craft Training signing day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Eight seniors from Cullman County accepted positions with various companies at the inaugural North Alabama Academy of Craft Training (ACT) signing day recently. “Join me in celebrating them for their decision to earn a skill and enter the workforce after high school...

    CCBOE recognizes student achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Prior to the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) monthly meeting, Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette recognized multiple student-athletes and scholars for their recent achievements. Allison Rice and Kallaway McKinnon from Cold Springs and Trey Thompson and Tyce Thompson from West Point were...

    Fairview’s Guyton inducted into UWA Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society

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    LIVINGSTON, Ala. – The University of West Alabama has announced 23 latest inductees into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society for the 2023-24 academic year. Leading the charge is the men's soccer and football teams with five each. Women's soccer and softball had two three,...

    Dr. Brad Stapler to be next Principal at Fairview High School

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its May 20, 2024, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette’s recommendation to hire Dr. Brad Stapler as the next principal of Fairview High School. Stapler replaces Dr. Johnny Whaley, who is leaving Cullman...

    Wallace State Nursing holds 1st of 2 pinning ceremonies for Class of 2024

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Department of Nursing Education recognized more than 75 graduates at the first of two pinning ceremonies for the class of 2024. Both the May and August ceremonies celebrate new nurses graduating from the program that has twice...

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    Cullman’s Caleb Norman named to spring 2024 Dean's List at Belmont University NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Caleb Norman was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University's spring 2024 Dean's List. Approximately 44% of the university's 7,338 undergraduate students qualified for the spring 2024 Dean's...

    2 CHS Career Tech Education students honored

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two Career Tech students from Cullman High School’s Educators in Training program, Anna Hill and Maddie Doyle, received first place at the Future Teachers of Alabama State Conference for their submission to the "Grow Your Own" Video Lesson Competition. The pair won against...

    ‘Genius Hour’ at West Elementary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – West Elementary fourth and sixth graders participated in a “Genius Hour” program this year. “Mrs. Regan Caldwell, West Elementary School’s counselor, and I hosted what we call a ‘Genius Hour’ for grades four and six this year (one in the fall and...

    WSCC Dental Hygiene graduates 26 from program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Dental Hygiene program held a pinning ceremony on May 8, recognizing 26 students successfully completing the program for the Class of 2024. “It will be an absolute honor for me to share the distinction of RDH (Registered Dental...

    Wallace State Celebrates commencement for Class of 2024

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Around 650 graduates participated in graduation ceremonies at Wallace State Community College on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Traditions Bank Arena inside Tom Drake Coliseum. Around 2,450 degrees and certificates will be awarded to the Class of 2024, including 1,100...

    ‘This is what education is about’

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    Local sophomores launch summer business VINEMONT, Ala. -  Two Vinemont High School students have decided to take their summer plans into their own hands and start a business with the help of their teacher. Bryant Curvin and Braiden Denny have launched Good Ol’ Boys Lawncare. The...

    2 Cullman County Schools recognized for excellence at state event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) recognized Parkside and Cullman Area Technology Academy on Monday as Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 6. Parkside won Banner School for State School Board District 6. "A total of 32 schools...

    Maldonado, Lindsey named to ACCS All-Alabama Academic Team

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Two Wallace State Community College students were recognized recently at the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) All-Alabama Academic Team Banquet in Birmingham. Vianney Verdin Maldonado and Makayla Lindsey represented Wallace State as the college’s 2024 All-Alabama Academic Team scholars. “We are extremely proud...

    Wallace State Respiratory Therapy graduates 23 from program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.  — Wallace State Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program held a pinning ceremony on May 8, recognizing 23 students successfully completing the program for the Class of 2024. “This pinning ceremony marks the important transition from student to respiratory therapist,” said Program Director Ashley...

    Best in Show

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    CHS art student Lane McLeod wins U.S. Congressional Art Competition CULLMAN, Ala. - A young artist from Cullman High School has won the prestigious Best in Show award for the 4th Congressional District's Annual Art Competition.CHS student Lane McLeod was awarded a trophy and scholarship,...

    The Link community education courses beginning May 13

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County is knee-deep in preparations for its community education classes that are set to begin on May 13.  “The Link is driven to empower individuals and families to build sustainable paths toward self-sufficiency and resilience. We not only...

    Aspen Institute names Wallace State semifinalist for prestigious 2025 Aspen Prize

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    WASHINGTON D.C. – On May 7, the Aspen Institute named Wallace State Community College as a semifinalist for the 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million award is the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges. The...

    Robots take over Cullman City Schools for showcase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Robots staged a mini-takeover at West Elementary School this week, but don’t worry, they were thankfully all under student control as part of an ambitious robotics club showcase competition.West and East Elementary Schools had a chance to showcase the Robotics Clubs...

    Wallace State inducts over 80 into NSLS

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College recently inducted more than 80 students into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).  Vice President for Students, Kristen Holmes, opened the ceremony. "Our chapter of the NSLS was founded to help our members create the success...

    Scholarship Celebration marks beginning of 20th anniversary of Wallace State Future Foundation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Future Foundation kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrating scholarship recipients and their donors at its recent Scholarship Celebration. The annual event is an opportunity for the students to meet and thank their donors and for the donors...

    Cullman City Schools Foundation hosting 13th annual Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards Luncheon May 7

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools Foundation is set to host its 13th annual Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards Luncheon on May 7. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Church in Cullman. Each year, the luncheon draws attendees from across...

    Non-resident student enrollment open for Cullman City Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Registration is now open for students who live outside Cullman City Schools’ city limits, but would still like to potentially attend school within the district.Families interested in enrollment for non-resident students should contact the applicable school for more information, as availability...

    Holly Pond seniors learn life skills at Adulting 101 Day

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - On Thursday, May 2, seniors at Holly Pond High School were peppered with lessons on how to be an adult in today’s world. The series of courses was dubbed Adulting 101; the students were shown aspects of finance, professionalism, lawn...

    ‘To say I’m proud is an understatement’

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    WPHS Scholars Bowl team finishes 2nd in nation at national small school championship WEST POINT, Ala. — The West Point High School Scholars Bowl team on Sunday, April 28, 2024, placed No. 2 in the nation at the National Academic Quiz Tournament LLC’s 2024 Small...

    STEM Day – it’s elementary!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools’ new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Day made its way to the elementary schools this week, as students at East and West Elementary had a chance to experience hands-on learning in the STEM fields right on campus.Students...

    SBP Drama puts on ‘Wonderland!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On April 27 and 28, Saint Bernard Prep’s Drama Department put on “Wonderland!,” an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Despite the necessity of last-minute changes and the challenges of a small cast doubling as backstage crew, the team...

    Fairview High Principal Whaley accepts position with ALSDE

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School Principal Dr. Johnny Whaley on Wednesday, May 1, announced that he has accepted a position with the Alabama State Department of Education. Whaley informed Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette of his resignation, effective May 31, 2024. “I...

    President of renewable energy company got his start in Wallace State Green Construction program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Since he was a child, Mason Holmes has been running outside to play. Whether it was camping or floating down a river in a canoe, Holmes and his family spent most days outdoors. Nature was a place full of wonder and...

    Wallace State students win 26 medals at Alabama SkillsUSA competition

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College brought home 26 medals from the 2024 Alabama State Leadership and SkillsUSA Championships held this week in Mobile, with two-thirds of those being gold medals in 12 of 18 categories. Eighteen students earned gold medals during the competition,...

    Cullman City Council passes zoning amendment to govern vape shop locations and signage

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 22, approved an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance to govern the location and signage of vape retailers. The ordinance limits the locations where new shops can be built, while allowing already established shops...

    ‘Golden Apples’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At Cullman City Primary School (CCPS), the pursuit of excellence is not just a goal, but a serious commitment. Under the guidance of Principal Elizabeth Shaddix, the dedicated faculty and staff work to instill in students the belief that striving to...

    Cullman City Council announces Teacher Appreciation Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 22, issued a proclamation naming May 6-10, 2024, as Teacher Appreciation Week in the city, joining the upcoming national observance. Mayor Woody Jacobs delivered the proclamation to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, who...

    CCBOE recognizes biliterate students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting in April, the Cullman County Board of Education, along with Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, recognized students for achieving the Alabama Seal of Biliteracy. The board said the students have shown exceptional knowledge and proficiency in both English...

    ‘I can’t think of a better event to show that the community cares about them’: Hilinski’s Hope speaks to Cullman County students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Over 1,700 Cullman County students made their way to Temple Baptist Church Tuesday for a special presentation on mental health from Hilinski’s Hope Foundation. Hilinski’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to promote awareness and education of mental health and...

    Cullman County’s Laney, Stephenson recognized at Troy University Honors Convocation

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    TROY, Ala. -  Troy University recognized students for outstanding achievements in academics, leadership and service during the annual Honors Convocation on April 15 at the Troy campus. Local students who were awarded include: Sarah Laney of Cullman won the Bernard E. Williams Award and the Sigma...

    Cullman’s Alan Crisologo elected to University of Alabama SGA

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama recently swore in the new 2024 Student Government Association members. The following students were elected to either the Executive Council or as senators for their respective schools or colleges: EXECUTIVE COUNCIL President - Samad Gillani Executive Secretary - Jensyn Seay Executive Vice...

    Cullman’s Mattilen Nelson named 2024-2025 Jax State Nursing Ambassador

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -  Mattilen Nelson of Cullman has been named a 2024-2025 Jax State Nursing Ambassador. Jax State Nursing Ambassadors are a select group of upper division nursing students chosen for their commitment to service, leadership, and dedication to the program. These students serve as...

    Wallace State’s Suzanne Harbin selected for Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (Aspen) announced recently that Suzanne Harbin, vice president of advancement and innovation at Wallace State Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2024-25 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. Applying lessons from over a...

    Urgent need for clothing at Hanceville Elementary

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School is reaching out to the community for assistance to replenish its emergency clothing closet. The school has a longstanding program designed to support students who may lack essential items such as properly fitting shoes or appropriate clothing. Given...

    Commission recognizes Animal Control Officer Jarrett, approves indigent burial process

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its meeting on April 18, the Cullman County Commission recognized Cullman County Animal Control Officer Johnny Jarrett for his advancement in education; Jarrett completed a Code 3 course from Colorado State University and is now a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator. “Johnny, thank...

    Cullman County engineer gives update on CR 222

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At the Cullman County Commission’s monthly meeting on April 18, Cullman County Engineer Phillip Widner gave an update to the commissioners on the progress of the repairs to County Road 222, where a large sinkhole was discovered in late January. The damaged roadway is located near Interstate 65...

    Wallace State names student and teacher of the year

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College is proud to announce that Vianney Verdin Maldonado was named Student of the Year and Jackie Donaldson was named Teacher of the Year recently at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of Education luncheon held on...

    CATA students erect outdoor classroom at Sportsman Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A few Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) students have spent the last handful of weeks constructing a new outdoor classroom area near the Wildflower Garden at Sportsman Lake Park. The halfway-finished platform will be around a 16 feet by 20 feet of...

    Chamber hosts annual State of Education luncheon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2024 State of Education luncheon on April 12, featuring Wallace State Community College President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff and Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette. “This luncheon is...

    Founding families receive IMPACT award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Paul’s Lutheran School held its largest annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 13, at the Cotton Creek Warehouse: the Alumni & Friends Dinner and School Auction. It was a night to celebrate both the school’s seven decades of  serving the families...

    Brandon Smith teaches math in same department he learned the ropes

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Brandon Smith's story is more than an academic journey from student to esteemed math instructor. His story is a testament to the transformative power of Wallace State Community College. From being a peer tutor in the Tutorial Lab as a student...

    Industry meets education: CHS hosts school’s first ever STEM Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -Cullman High School hosted its first STEM Day recently, a partnership with local industries and associations to showcase the many career and study opportunities available within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.STEM Day at Cullman High School was essentially an...

    Council honors Cherri Drake for 28 years of Planning Commission service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, presented a certificate of commendation to Cherri Drake, thanking her for 28 years of service on the City of Cullman Planning Commission. Drake served from 1996-2024. Mayor Woody Jacobs said, “She’s been a guiding...

    Holly Pond’s Cora Hogeland earns state Farm-City award

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    Winners honored during Farm-City Awards, including state's 2024 Farm of Distinction AUBURN, Ala. - Agritourism was on display during the annual Farm-City Awards Program April 11 in Auburn.  Detailed activity reports, bright posters, well-worded essays and vibrant videos showcased hours of hard work and dedication by...

    Vinemont Schools receive prestigious Purple Star School designation

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Elementary and Vinemont High School recently received the Purple Star School designation from the Alabama Purple Star Schools Program. This accolade recognizes the efforts of K-12 across the state that are committed and supportive of military students and their families...

    Wallace State Basketball Coach Allen Sharpe hired by UAH

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College announces that women’s and men’s head basketball coach Allen Sharpe has accepted a position as head coach of the University of Alabama at Huntsville women’s basketball program. Sharpe recently completed his ninth season in two stints as Wallace...

    Sacred Heart 6th grader Azlynn Florence wins national award for handwriting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Some say cursive writing it is a dying skill. For the Zaner-Bloser publishing company, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Once a year, the company holds its National Handwriting Contest, receiving thousands of entries from students across the country who...

    Cullman County lands 2 Rebuild Alabama Act grants

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    Much needed repairs coming to local roadways following Gov. Ivey's announcement  MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday, April 10, announced that more than $7.9 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various statewide road and bridge projects, including two...

    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...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools 2024-2025 kindergarten registration info

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools is gearing up for kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Families interested in enrolling their children can now pre-register online at www.ccboe.org/k where a step-by-step guide has been provided. In-person registration will be available from 8:30...

    WSCC: Women in Diesel Meet and Greet April 11

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    Women in Diesel Meet and Greet When: April 11Time: 5 to 7 p.m.Where: WSCC Diesel Technology  BuildingRegister: www.wallacestate.edu/womenindieselinfo  HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Diesel Technology program is hosting a Women in Diesel Meet and Greet on Thursday, April 11, aimed at women interested in...

    West Point Scholars Bowl team taking quiz competition circuit by storm

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High School (WPHS) Scholars Bowl team has been on a white-hot streak in the quiz world, winning match after match. The students are making a name for themselves in the circuit of the smarts, as a whole...

    Saturday Admission Workshops to be offered at Wallace State April 6, May 18

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College announces it will hold Admission Workshops on Saturday, April 6, and Saturday, May 18, for anyone seeking assistance with filling out their application for admission to the college. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m.- 2...

    CCPS receives TVA STEM grant for robotics program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School this week received a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to support its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. The grant will support a robotics program for young learners in Cullman City Schools.The school received...

    CCBOE approves changes to orders, awards bid

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) held a special-called meeting on Monday, April 1. The purpose was to address two changes to current work orders for two Cullman County Schools and the approval of a bid for re-roofing projects at...

    2024-25 Cullman County Schools Kindergarten registration information

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    Important Note: You MUST initially register at the school in which you are zoned. A school zone transfer request form will be made available on this website beginning June 1, 2024. Step 1 (Form): Fill out the following form, once for each child you are...

    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...

    Birmingham-Southern College announces closure; operations to cease on May 31, 2024

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    BIRMINGHAM, AL (03/26/2024) Birmingham-Southern College will cease operations on May 31, 2024, following an 18-month effort to obtain bridge funding from a $30 million state loan program conceived and enacted to save the 168-year-old, nationally ranked liberal arts institution. The College Board of Trustees voted...

    CCBOE recognizes sports teams

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its monthly meeting, the Cullman County Board of Education recognized two of its athletic teams. Good Hope High School’s Girls’ Basketball team and Cold Springs High School’s Cross Country team; both of which had impressive seasons. The GHHS Girls’ Basketball team...

    Wallace State welcomes new members into English and Math Honor Societies

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.  — The Wallace State Community College chapters of Sigma Kappa Delta and Mu Alpha Theta honor societies recently inducted new members. Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) is the National English Honor Society for two-year colleges. Wallace State’s Theta Delta Chapter was established in 2007....

    Vinemont High’s inaugural STEAM Job Fair a resounding success

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont High School's gymnasium was a hive of activity and curiosity on March 20 as the school hosted its inaugural STEAM Job Fair. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., students from middle and high school levels engaged in conversations with business leaders and...

    CCPS kindergarteners ‘get down on the farm’

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    SOMERVILLE, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) kindergartners were invited and encouraged to “get down and dirty at the farm” on their spring field trips last week. Students learned the basics of agriculture and raising livestock by visiting Somerville’s Gullion Farms, a working...

    North AlabamaWorks partners with Cullman school systems for Modern Manufacturing program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The modern manufacturing industry has been on an upward trend in the past decade; new automakers such as Honda, Hyundai and Toyota have all joined the Alabama automotive manufacturing industry. North AlabamaWorks has been tracking those trending numbers and has decided...