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    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...

    Commission proclaims April Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month; discusses CR 222 plans

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its monthly meeting held Tuesday, March 19, the Cullman County Commission declared the month of April Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month throughout Cullman County. Cullman County Administrator John Bullard read the declaration that praised local nonprofit Cullman Caring for...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    CCBOE purchases YouScience program for students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman County School Board on Tuesday met for a special-called meeting in the new Hanceville Elementary School cafeteria. The board approved a partnership with the Cullman Economic Development Agency and Cullman County Economic Development to purchase the YouScience program. “Our students...

    Good Hope Middle School debuts new gym, library and office space

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Good Hope Middle School gymnasium, library and office space. Ground was broken on the project 18 months ago, and the facilities are ready in time to welcome students for the...

    Commission approves $814K tax abatement for NAFCO

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Thursday approved a tax abatement for the expansion of North Alabama Fabricating Company (NAFCO) in the amount of $814,178. Cullman Economic Development Agency Project Manager and Finance Stanley Kennedy said,  “We expect this project to have a...

    Fairview HS Principal Chris Gambrill announces retirement

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School Principal Dr. Chris Gambrill on Thursday, June 15, announced his retirement as a full-time educator. "Dr. Gambrill has made a positive impact on thousands of young lives during his career in the Cullman County School System," stated Cullman County...

    Cullman County Probate Office implements e-recording

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Probate Office has implemented e-recording of some documents. Wendy Lambert, the office’s bookkeeper, address the Cullman County Commission at its meeting Tuesday.   Speaking on behalf of Cullman County Probate Judge Tammy Brown, Lambert said, “Judge Brown is always...

    CCBOE hosts armed forces signing day

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Friday, May 12, hosted high school juniors and seniors at the central office for an armed forces signing day. This was the third year for the event. Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette opened...

    County commission declares National Library Week, Small Business Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday declared April 23-29, 2023, National Library Week in the county. Chairman Jeff Clemons nominated Tanya Allcorn to the Cullman County Library Board of Trustees.  The nomination was approved. “I’ve never worked with anyone that’s got the heart...

    Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force welcomes new chairperson, secretary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force recently named a new chairperson and new secretary. At its last meeting, Chairperson Kathy Wilson and Secretary Blakely Hopper stepped down. Wilson asked current members if anyone was willing to step into the roles,...

    Cullman’s Imagination Library celebrates 1 year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County (TFPLCC) on Friday celebrated its one-year anniversary of encouraging children’s literacy through its partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Kids who visited were treated to cupcakes and colored birthday cards for the library....

    County Commission talks possible litigation in executive session

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday morning held a special-called meeting to vote on a short agenda and then meet in an executive session. The executive session, recommended by County Attorney Emily Johnston, was to discuss pending or possible litigation against...

    Logan VFD, others beefing up lake search and rescue capabilities

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    LOGAN, Ala. – The Logan Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) recently purchased a 21-foot SeaArk boat from Russell Marine in Dodge City to be used on Smith Lake for search and recovery operations. The department will also soon purchase Explorer MK II sonar equipment from...

    Hanceville man dies in motorcycle crash

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency stated Monday that a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, July 9, has claimed the life of a Hanceville man.  According to ALEA, Timothy W. Mayer, 32, was fatally injured when the 2011 Harley-Davidson...

    Cullman man arrested after reported stabbing in Vinemont

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  A Cullman man has been arrested following an alleged stabbing incident at the V&W Food Mart in Vinemont Friday, July 8. Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to the scene, where a V&W employee was reportedly harmed. According to the CCSO,...

    Smith Lake Park celebrates 50th anniversary with a bang

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Smith Lake Park celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday by hosting its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Festival. Admission was free and attendees enjoyed food, music, games and the always popular golf cart parade. The park was packed all day, and the...

    City and county schools review safety plans and seek to assure caregivers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Following the May 24 attack at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 young children and two teachers dead, Cullman parents and caregivers have voiced their concerns over the safety of their school age children during the upcoming school...

    Hanceville Math Team state champions recognized at Wednesday Cullman County Board of Education meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The State Championship winning Hanceville Math Team Cullman was recognized at the County Board of Education meeting last Wednesday. Members of the team include Luke Brown, Brady Cleek, Ivan Conway, Logan Lisle, Jessica Marshall, Dalton Pirkle and A.J. Stevens. Math Team...

    New principals named at Good Hope Primary, West Point High

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Wednesday approved the hiring of two new principals. Shanda Garner will be the new principal of Good Hope Primary. Dr. Wesley Black will lead West Point High School. Shanda Garner is a Cullman County...

    West Point Quiz Bowl team returns from National Championship; Brodie Henry honored as a Freshman Rising Star

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School’s Quiz Bowl team recently returned from the 2022 High School National Championship (HSNCT) which took place on the weekend of Saturday, May 28. West Point High School joined 271 of the top high school quiz bowl...

    Dozens of high-achieving students in academics and athletics recognized by Cullman County Board of Education Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education met on Monday with an agenda packed full of recognition for outstanding student performances. Recognized in the meeting were: CCBOE E5 Exceptional Service Award Connie Guthrie – West Point Elementary Spur AideRhonda Bagwell – Harmony teacher National Board Certified LaKrishia...

    Elementary students give musical performances at Vinemont Music and Art Fair

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Vinemont Elementary School K - 5th grade classes gave performances at the first Vinemont Music and Art Fair on Tuesday. The annual music presentation has not been held for the past couple years, so this year, for the first gathering...

    Fairview High School celebrates graduating seniors with awards night

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Fairview High School held a Senior Awards Night Celebration on Monday at 6:00 p.m. to recognize the scholarships and personal awards given to each senior from various universities and local businesses. Fairview 2022 Senior Class President Ben Tankersley opened the ceremony...

    Cullman County Schools, Cullman County Commission reach online sales tax revenue agreement

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and the Cullman County Commission have reached a revenue sharing agreement that will provide additional funding for future capital improvement projects. The agreement was approved by a unanimous vote of the Commission at its Tuesday, May 17, 2022...

    CCBOE announces May teacher, staff member of the month

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools, along with America’s First Federal Credit Union, recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. Here are the choices for May 2022: Teacher of the Month: Leslie Arnold, 7th Grade Science, Fairview Middle "Mrs. Arnold has been a teacher...

    Cullman County Schools once again participating in Summer Feeding Program

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - On Mondays through Thursdays from June 8 – July 12, hot meals will be provided at the following schools: Fairview, Good Hope Primary, Hanceville, Harmony, Vinemont, Welti and West Point. Bulk meal pick ups will be available in June at...

    Cullman County Student of the Year Peyton Trotter on influence, inspiration and her future goals

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – With one glance at Peyton Trotter’s resume it’s easy to tell that the Fairview High School senior is an overachiever. With a higher than perfect grade point average, numerous extracurricular activities, college classes and part-time employment, it makes her a worthy...

    Holly Pond High School, 5th and 6th grade bands to perform at Pops in the Park event Saturday

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Pops in the Park is a spring concert and community event hosted at Governor’s Park brought to the town of Holly Pond by Holly Pond HS Band Director Steven Porter and the Band Boosters. Porters says there has been excitement...

    Wallace State hosts inaugural Cullman County Drone Race Friday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Cullman County Schools seventh grades took part in the first Cullman County Drone Race at Wallace State on Friday in an obstacle course designed by the University of Alabama at Huntsville’s Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP). The young students honed their...

    Hanceville High School Math Team are Division III State Champions

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The second round of the state math tournament took place on Saturday, April 9 on UNA’s campus. Hanceville High’s math team placed 1st in Division III which is comprised of 1A-4A schools. Team members are Logan Lisle, Brady Cleek, Luke Brown,...

    West Point High Quiz Bowl team to compete in 2022 National Championship Tournament

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High Quiz Bowl team is preparing to represent their school in a 108-team national competition—The National Academic Quiz Tournaments' Small School National Championship Tournament—Friday, April 22. The event will take place at the at the Hyatt Regency...

    Cullman County Schools 1st Annual Career Fair attracts several prospective employees

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Cullman County Schools held their first annual Career Fair at Good Hope High School on Friday, April 8. Each Cullman County school had a booth set up to provide information to prospective educators. Anyone interested in working for the education...

    Cullman County Schools announces April Teacher, Staff Members of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools, along with America’s First Federal Credit Union, recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. Teacher of the Month: Allison Morgan, 4th Grade, West Point Intermediate “Mrs. Morgan is an exemplary teacher and such a valued member of the West...

    Inaugural County School Career Fair set for Friday at Good Hope High School gym

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools will host a Career Fair on the campus of Good Hope High School in the school’s gym on Friday.   Richard Orr, assistant superintendent Cullman County Schools, said the Career Fair is great opportunity for principals to meet future applicants...

    County Schools Transportation Division is finding ways to combat higher fuel charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As fuel prices continue to surge, it’s leaving many to question how it’s impacting rural bus routes. Recently, The Tribune reached out to the Cullman County School System to find out how prices are affecting daily pick-ups and drop-offs. Transportation Director Jeff...

    Cullman County Schools and the Cullman Electric Cooperative partner to offer power lineman/fiber optic training program

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) is partnering with the Cullman Electric Cooperative to add a Power Lineman/Fiber Optic Training Program to CATA beginning in the fall of 2022. The program will be open to current high school juniors and...

    District upgrades totaling $15.4 million to begin soon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education, at a March 24 special called meeting, approved Superintendent Shane Barnette’s request to issue bonds for school improvement projects. The $15.4 million in bond proceeds will be used along with local funds that have been saved...

    Fairview Elementary School raises $7,404 through first Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser since the pandemic

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Elementary School students recently raised $7,404.00 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. The students asked the community for donations while they participated in different jumping exercises for two weeks in February during the Jump Rope...

    West Point named Grand Champion at Cullman County Middle School Math Tournament

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - West Point’s Middle School math teams received the top spots in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade levels at the Cullman County Middle School Math Tournament at Wallace State Community College on Friday and named the overall winner and Grand Champion....

    Hanceville teacher receives $200 for winning AEA’s Be A Champion and Read Decorating Contest

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    Hanceville, Ala. – The Alabama Education Association is pleased to announce Michelle Pender, a first-grade teacher at Hanceville Elementary, is the district 2 winner of the 2021 Be A Champion and Read Decorating Contest. As the winner, Pender received $200 that can be used...

    Kaden Gay of Vinemont Middle wins 95th Cullman County Spelling Bee

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 95th annual Cullman County spelling bee took place at Temple Baptist Church on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. The contest began with words such as squirm, honeybee, tantrum, science and progressed in difficulty to words such as effusive, pervasive and...

    West Point High Scholar’s Bowl Team headed to National Championship in Chicago

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High School Scholars Bowl team recently finished third of twelve at a tournament in Glasgow, Kentucky. Glasglow’s annual event invites teams estimated to be the top 10-12 “Small Schools” in the nation. West Point’s team has been...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools, along with America’s First Federal Credit Union, recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. For the month of February, they are: Teacher of the Month: Katara Lane, Welti Elementary (Kindergarten) Katara started working at Welti as a pre-k teacher....

    Cornhole tournament fundraiser held at Vinemont Elementary for Christian Hart Memorial Scholarship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Vinemont Elementary School Gym hosted The Christian Hart Memorial Cornhole Tournament Saturday, January 29. There were two divisions of Bring Your Own Partner games. The Social Division was $30 for entry and players could use provided house bags. The Competitive Division...

    Substitutes needed immediately for Cullman City and County Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools System recently announced that they will be increasing the rate of pay for substitute teachers and Child Nutrition Program workers, effective February 1, 2022, - May 31, 2022. This increase will be implemented through Cullman City Schools due to...

    Cullman County Schools hires director of Special Education

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education, at its January 13 board meeting, approved the employment of Lana Tew to be the district’s next Director of Special Education. Tew is a 26-year veteran educator and currently holds the same position in the...

    Holly Pond High School welcomes new Assistant Principal, Adam Edmondson

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Holly Pond High School announced the hiring of new Assistant Principal Adam Edmondson Thursday, Jan. 6. Edmondson is a Holly Pond graduate and has been a long-standing community member of Holly Pond. “I am humbled and beyond excited to introduce myself...

    Cullman County Schools present their updated Covid-19 guidelines for 2022

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Positive diagnosis of student or staff: Per ADPH guidelines, positives must stay home for five days (previously 10) following the onset of symptoms or the positive test result. The student or staff member may return on day six if the...

    Vinemont Elementary to hold memorial cornhole tournament in January

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    VINEMONT, Al. - Vinemont Elementary School will be holding a memorial cornhole tournament in memory of Christian Hart, a Vinemont student who passed away in 2019, on January 29, 2022. Funds raised by the tournament will go to benefit the Christian Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund...

    Vinemont Elementary welcomes new holiday tradition—a Christmas Tree Trail!

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - This Christmas season, Vinemont Elementary School (VES) has announced a new tradition. The brand-new holiday project, the VES Christmas Tree Trail, is now located directly in front of the elementary school and features at least eight Christmas trees that have been...

    New principal named at Holly Pond High School

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved the hiring of Dr. Janet Turner to be the new principal of Holly Pond High School. Dr. Turner has worked in education for 24 years and specializes in data, school reform...

    Schools across the city and county begin to announce spelling bee winners

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Across Cullman County, annual spelling bee competitions have been taking place within schools. As the winners have been announced, all students have beamed with pride across each and every photo displaying their proof of hard work to the community. At Cullman...

    Cullman County Schools shares their December Teacher, Staff Member of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools, along with America’s First Federal Credit Union, recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. Tuesday, they shared their picks for the month of December. Teacher of the Month: Mark Adams, Hanceville High School (HHS) Library Media Specialist Mark Adams...

    Hanceville Elementary School wins 1st place in Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – First-grade teacher Michelle Pender of Hanceville Elementary School recently accepted the PALS Clean Campus Program award and $1000 scholarship for the school. This program competition was a scrapbook contest. Michelle said, “In the scrapbook, we submit all of our efforts for...

    Vinemont Band Boosters Craft Show to take place at Cullman Church of Christ Nov. 19-20

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Band Boosters will be hosting a Craft Show at Cullman Church of Christ, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 157 and Childhaven Road. The Craft Show will take place Nov. 19-20 and will last from 9 a.m. -...

    Cullman County Schools encouraging participation in Substitute Teacher Orientation in January

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools will be holding an orientation for 2022’s substitute teachers on Jan. 11, 12 and 18. The orientations will be held in two different time sessions, the first being at 8-11 a.m., and the second from noon –...

    (Updated) Good Hope finishes first at Cullman County Cheer Competition

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Good Hope High School hosted the third annual Cullman County Cheer Competition on November 6 where Good Hope Varsity finished with the title.  Good Hope Head Coach of the Varsity,  JV and Middle School cheer teams Brandy Lowe, along with Sydney...

    Vinemont Elementary collecting items for Thanksgiving Food Drive

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Elementary Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive is well underway until Nov. 17. The student council will be collecting food items for families in need this Thanksgiving season.   “We are asking that students participate in this drive and bring some of...

    West Point Veterans Day Program held with a packed gym in attendance

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Points’ Jim Boyd Gym was packed Wednesday morning with students excited to showcase their prepared songs and readings for the veterans in attendance for their Veterans Day program, which was predominantly student lead. Student council president Isaac Hoffpauir gave...

    Cullman County Schools to recognize Teachers and Staff Members of the Month

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Beginning this month, Cullman County Schools, along with America's First Federal Credit Union, is recognizing a both a Teacher and Staff Member of the Month. "We have so many faculty and staff members who go the extra mile for our students...

    Cold Springs Elementary plans Christmas concert with K – second grade

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    BREMEN, Ala. - A Christmas concert has recently been announced by Cold Springs Elementary Music Department. Their K – second graders will be participating in a showing of all of the fun, holiday music they have learned this year. The concert will be held on...

    West Point High School Veteran’s Day program set for Nov. 10

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School has announced their annual Veteran’s Day Program will be taking place on Wednesday, November 10. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. “We would love for all of our community veterans and...

    Three new principals hired for Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education at a special-called meeting approved the hiring of three new principals. ·         Caleb Elrod, Parkside ·         Michael Lindsey, West Point Elementary ·         Kristin Williams, Good Hope Primary Caleb Elrod is currently the assistant principal at Fairview Elementary and...

    (Updated) 30th Annual Mud Creek Marching Band Festival makes return to Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville High School on Saturday hosted 31 marching bands at the 30th annual Mud Creek Marching Festival. With the festival’s growing popularity, bands traveled in from outside the state as well, with one such band having traveled from Mississippi to attend....

    Hanceville Elementary School honors Breast Cancer Awareness

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School students wore pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday. Teachers took photos and enjoyed moments with their students as they came together to honor those who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer.  Statistics given...

    Cullman County Schools announces new leadership hires

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education at its October 2021 meeting approved the hiring of four new leaders for the school system: assistant superintendent, director of federal programs, director of instructional programs and technology coordinator. The new hires are a...

    ‘The world needs more music’

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Several Cullman County band programs received a very pleasant surprise Thursday from State Representative Randall Shedd. The Vinemont, Holly Pond, Fairview and Hanceville bands each received $5000 for their programs.  The news came as a total surprise. According to Vinemont director...

    Cullman County Schools releases revised Covid-19 protocol

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Positive diagnosis of student or staff:Per ADPH guidelines, positives must stay home for 10 days following the onset of symptoms or the positive test result. Individuals should be 24 hours without fever or fever-reducing medications and experience symptom improvement before...

    Parkside teacher a state finalist for the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teacher

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. - Parkside teacher Tracey Jones has been selected as a state finalist for a 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Alabama State School Board representative Dr. Cynthia McCarty visited Parkside this week to congratulate Jones. She and five...

    Harmful TikTok spreading through the public school system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - TikTok “challenges” can often be some of the quickest trending content on social media, whether harmless or harmful, and the latest creation is no different. The “devious licks challenge” is actively encouraging students to steal from their schools, and/or damage school...

    Cullman County Schools Covid update

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Below are the latest COVID-19 numbers for Cullman County Schools. We are pleased to report that numbers are declining across the district.   As of Tuesday, September 14:  Positive: 69 close contact: 242, which is 3.3% of the district's 9,425 students.  Two...

    Vinemont Middle School recognizes heroes on staff

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Middle School made a huge shoutout to Nurse Paige Collett and Nurse Aide Michael Marotz this week on social media. The post offered a huge thank you to Nurse Collett and Mr. Marotz for taking care of the students each...

    Another school bomb threat made Tuesday

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office can confirm that a bomb threat has been called into West Point Middle School.  According to CCSO Communications Director Chad Whaley, deputies and investigators are on scene now.  Proper procedures and protocols are being followed to ensure...

    Cullman County Schools release updated COVID-19 numbers

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools has more than 10% of its district students out of school due to a confirmed positive test, or due to a student being a close contact. Student Data through 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 27: • COVID positive: 198 • Close...

    5 Cullman County Schools to temporarily transition to remote learning

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman County Schools continues to monitor COVID-19 numbers at our 29 campuses and make appropriate adjustments as needed to protect students, faculty, and staff. As of Wednesday, August 25, student enrollment absences due to either a positive COVID test, or because...

    Cullman County Schools to implement new vaping policy

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools has a new stricter vaping policy to begin the 2021-2022 school year due to the increase in vaping offenses across the district. The policy is in the student handbook: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1183523/FINAL_21-22_Student_Handbook_with_changes_as_of_7-8-21__1_.pdf. A violation of the policy will result...

    Hanceville High School student to hold candlelight vigil for local teens injured in car crash

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - “This is not the way we would like to end our summer or start the school year,” Hanceville High School Junior Logan Quick said. Early Thursday morning, four Hanceville teens were injured, two critically, when the car they were in struck...

    New Cullman County notification system ready for upcoming school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission has announced that the Cullman County EMA’s Cullman County Notification System has been set up for the upcoming school year.  Notifications for local emergencies, severe weather, special events and event traffic alerts will be delivered to registered phones...

    Update to mask guidance for 2021-2022 school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health has released guidelines for public schools as the start of the 2021-2022 school year draws near. As we have learned from the past year, information and recommendations are subject to change quickly. Below is the...

    Lockers: A yes or no for the 2021-2022 school year?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Due to the renewal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official guidelines for this school year, the option to sell lockers to students for the 2021-2022 year has been left up to each individual school. Fairview Middle School recently...

    Holly Pond Back-to-School Bash kicks off Aug. 7

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Town of Holly Pond will be hosting a Back-to-School Bash to kick off the new school year Aug. 7. The Bash will be held at Lions Club Park at 221 Lions Park Road in Holly Pond, and will be...

    Liberty Learning Foundation to launch new high school programs at CHS this fall

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Beginning fall 2021, Cullman will be embarking on a mission in preparing students to be life, career, and citizen ready. The Liberty Learning Foundation has developed several educational courses to be newly implemented within Cullman City Schools for both seventh and...

    From Books to Battalions

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    Wendy Prince- Holly Pond High School  HOLLY POND, Ala. - Wendy Prince is a 2021 graduate of Holly Pond High School and will be joining the United States Marine Corps. She became interested in joining the military when she was just 12 years old.   Prince said...

    Build-It-Better program begins fall 2021 for eighth graders countywide

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – With the upcoming school year, the 18-week Build-It-Better program will offered in established career preparation classes for eighth-graders countywide. The Tribune spoke with Michael Williams who, along with Scotty Cofer, will be teaching the class at Vinemont Middle School.  The Build-It-Better program...

    Stuff The Bus campaign begins July 16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 4th annual Stuff the Bus campaign is kicking off this weekend! This yearly event is organized by United Way of Cullman County and is partnering with Cullman City and County schools to ensure that all teachers and students have the...

    From books to battalions: Spotlighting Good Hope’s military-bound Aiden Gonzalez

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    Aiden Gonzalez  Aiden Gonzalez is a 2021 graduate of Good Hope High School and he will soon leave for the United States Navy. Aiden is new to Cullman County, having moved here recently from California, though even before the move, he had already decided to...

    Cullman County Board of Education personnel notes, June 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -   Resignations  Lynda M. Carter, Child Development Center Part-time Homebound Teacher, Resigned April M. Burgess, Cold Springs High Counselor, Resigned  Preston Mark Dobbs, Fairview High Teacher, Retirement Justin Blake Calvert, Good Hope High Bus Driver, Resigned Edward Wilson Sandlin, Hanceville High Bus Driver, Resigned Sharon A. Carlisle, Hanceville Middle...

    Pouring on the STEAM

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Given the demands of the modern career field, a growing number of educators consider early exposure to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, or STEAM, to be of increasing importance. A group of Cullman County middle school teachers is...

    New principal named at Hanceville Elementary School

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the hiring of Stacie Olinger to be the new principal of Hanceville Elementary School. Olinger has been an educator for 21 years and is currently the assistant principal at Hanceville Elementary. Mrs. Olinger...

    Books to Battalions: Holly Pond, Fairview, West Point

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    Caleb Knedlik- Holly Pond Caleb Knedlik is a 2021 graduate of Holly Pond High School and will soon be leaving for the United States Army. Caleb has always been interested in the army, explaining, “My great-grandpa was in the Army during World War II and he...

    Military Bound: Good Hope High School

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    Beau Sterling- Good Hope High School   Beau Sterling is a 2021 graduate of Good Hope High School and will soon be reporting to basic training with the United States Army. He said of his decision, “For me, the Army was the best option. The Air...

    State of the schools: County School Superintendent shares updates on system activities and programs

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County School Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette before the June meeting of the Cullman County Board of Education meeting, offered a detailed update on activities, programs and plans of the county school system. He shared the results of expanding funding...

    Cullman County Board of Education extends, amends superintendent’s contract

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday afternoon passed a “resolution to approve an extension and other amendments to (Superintendent) Dr. Shane Barnette’s contract.” Board members did not reveal the contents of the package during the meeting, but Barnette told...