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    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...

    Inaugural Miss Mud Creek Pageant taking place April 27

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Miss Mud Creek Pageant will be making its inaugural debut on Saturday, April 27, at the Hanceville Lion's Club,111 Michelle St. NW, starting at 10 a.m. with the baby group. There will be a $40 entry fee for contestants. Organized by...

    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...

    ‘Be confident in yourself’: Good Hope’s Jessalyn Nichols crowned as Fair Queen representative

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- This was the first year that Good Hope junior Jessalyn Nichols got to compete in the school’s March pageant and she was crowned as Good Hope’s Fair Queen representative. Nichols talked about that experience and what she did to get...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930, 1950

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    From the files of 1900 Vick Clark is among the clerical force at the Racket Store. Ed Daniel has opened a restaurant in the old Speegle store building. S.M. Allison has opened a jewelry shop, near the Bargain Store. Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Heidelburg will leave the last...

    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...

    Cullman County Museum offering free admission April 20, 27

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Museum’s April Walking Tours are going strong each Saturday, and will wrap up April 20 and April 27. On these days, admission to the museum is free.   “Every Saturday in April the museum participates in the Alabama Tourism Department's historic...

    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...

    WSCC: ‘Spring Under the Stars’ concert set for April 25

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Programs will host the fourth annual Spring Under the Stars concert on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. Spring Under the Stars...

    Cullman Regional Foundation Gala to honor Bergquist, Stidham, McAfee

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The annual Cullman Regional Foundation Gala will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Loft 212. Gala XXIII’s theme is Santorini Soiree. The evening will feature a lovely dinner and a special program along with a silent and...

    Cotton Pickin’ Pottery Co.: Keeping traditions alive

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - A trio of potters are preparing to take the 2024 festival and craft season by storm, impressing crowds with their handmade pieces, decorated and glazed to perfection in hues of browns, grays, greens and blues. Cotton Pickin’ Pottery Co. has...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Vinemont drops round 1 matchup at Gordo

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    GORDO, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles traveled to Gordo for a round one playoff matchup Friday night but after dropping game one to the Greenwave 11-1, Vinemont fell in game two 8-2 to finish a strong season 17-8. Gordo 11 – Vinemont 1 (Game One) After...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Fairview falls at Madison Academy

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    MADISON, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Madison Academy to battle the Mustangs in the opening round of the state playoffs Friday afternoon but unfortunately for Aggie fans, Madison Academy was able to take the first two games of the series to advance and end...

    Man dies following tree removal accident

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local man died following a tree removal accident at a jobsite in the Bethsadia community on Tuesday, April 16. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Phillips Pullium, 34, of Cullman, and said Pullium was struck by a limb. Kilpatrick...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 19, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 19, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   April 17  criminal mischief-3rd degree; Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; damaged machine;...

    BBB of North Alabama hosting Cullman Shred Day May 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Better Business Bureau of North Alabama has partnered with AARP Alabama to host Cullman Shred Day on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-noon at the King Edward Plaza Shopping Center, 1731 Second Ave. SW. This event will give area residents the...

    Cullman’s Wildflower Garden: A hidden utopia

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tucked away in the wooded area of Sportsman Lake Park is the Wildflower Garden, a beautiful collection of natural and native flora, open for the public to study, observe and enjoy. The entirety of the park is considered to be an...

    Pet of the week: Here’s your chance, Fancy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is Fancy. This sweet girl is approximately 2 years old with a rich, red, short coat. Fancy’s life hasn’t always been easy; a small hitch in her giddy-up keeps her a little slower...

    Everything you need to know about Relay for Life, set for April 27

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman's Relay for Life event, one of the many pivotal fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, is set to bring the community together once again on Saturday, April 27, from 5-10 p.m. at Depot Park. This year marks the 30th anniversary...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Hanceville, Holly Pond eliminated on the road, Addison sweeps Covenant Christian to advance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Three local teams hit the road for the start of this year’s state playoffs Thursday night and two of them were knocked out of the postseason field with a pair of losses. Hanceville dropped both of its opening round matchups at...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 18, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 18, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  April 15  possession of dangerous drugs; possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 747  domestic violence; CR 425  domestic violence;...

    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...

    Come shop with me: Let’s build a hat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Meet Savannah Nunnelley, the woman behind the creation and design of Collier Custom Hats. What is a custom hat you might ask? Nunnelley described customizing and shaping a hat to fit the individual’s character and style.  Nunnelley, wife to Wesley and mother to...

    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...

    ‘The support we have had is unmatched’

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    Goat Island celebrates 8 years in business CULLMAN, Ala. - Goat Island Brewing celebrated its eighth anniversary on Saturday, complete with live bands, food trucks and lots of fun for the community.  One of the four founders of Goat Island, Brad Glenn, said, “We started very...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 17, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 17, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   April 15  retail theft of property-3rd degree; criminal trespass-3rd degree;...

    Cullman Family Expo a roaring success

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Saturday, April 13, the Cullman Family Expo, organized by the Cullman County Child Development Center parent-teacher organization (PTO), delivered a spectacular event aimed at supporting local families and raising funds for children with disabilities who attend the CDC. With a...

    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...

    Curt’s Closet opens 2nd warehouse for growing programs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Curt’s Closet, established by Ashley Wilson in 2018 to honor the memory of her son Curt Wilson, has grown by leaps and bounds in six years. From a small, repurposed church building on St. Joseph Street, the youth clothing ministry relocated...

    Dinner on First returning May 18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Hosted by the Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Foundation, Dinner on First is an elegant affair held each year along First Avenue in downtown Cullman’s Warehouse District. This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 18. Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Fairview collects 14-2 win over Holly Pond, Tuesday scoring recap

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    Fairview 14 - Holly Pond 2 Fairview didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Holly Pond. Kylie Kovar's RBI triple brought home Emily Benson to give them the early lead. Later that inning, a double and a walk loaded the bases with one...

    6 IN A ROW: West Point tops Fairview 9-3 to claim 6th consecutive county championship

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – West Point and Fairview clashed in this year’s Cullman County Tournament Championship Game at Mark Moore Field Tuesday night and for the sixth consecutive season, the Warriors are county champs. J.D. Cochran tossed a complete game on the mound, allowing just...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 16, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 16, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents April 11 retail theft of property-3rd degree; Wal-Mart; general merchandise;...

    Homeschool prom, ‘A Night on the Bayou,’ coming April 19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Timeless Homeschool Events (THE) is an organization that has been serving north Alabama and Huntsville’s homeschooling families for over 15 years. On Friday, April 19, it will host "A Night on the Bayou" prom at The Barn at Lake Catoma in...

    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...

    Drake crowned Miss Alabama Strawberry Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Cullman High School’s Siddalee Drake was crowned Miss Alabama Strawberry Festival at the Alabama Strawberry Festival Pageant on Saturday, April 13, at the Desperation Church Student Center across from Depot Park. The annual pageant is a showcase of the area’s sweetest...

    Jacobs proclaims Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs recently proclaimed the week of April 14-20, 2024, Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the city of Cullman in conjunction with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is observed annually during the second week in April. This week,...

    COUNTY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Eagles, Raiders, Aggies advance on day 1

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Baseball Tournament is underway at Fairview High School’s Mark Moore Field and three teams secured spots in the semifinals Monday night. Cold Springs edged Vinemont in extra innings 11-9, Good Hope handled Hanceville 12-2 and Fairview advanced...

    PREP TRACK & FIELD: Holly Pond, Fairview capture county championships; Cold Springs’ Edgeworth, Fairview’s Hill earn MVP honors

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Track and Field Championships were hosted at Fairview High School Monday and two new teams claimed county titles. The Holly Pond Broncos outpaced Cold Springs with 160 points to win the boys’ competition and the Fairview Lady...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 15, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 15, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  April 11  assault; CR 1482  domestic violence; CR 1528  assault; CR 1269  assault; Patton Dr.  obstructing government operations; domestic violence;...

    McCaleb crowned Grand Champion at Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt

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    Despite some challenging weather conditions, the Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt last week was another resounding success with numerous hunters from across the nation bagging an Alabama bird. “We had hot and humid weather to start and then a line of thunderstorms came through,” said...

    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...

    Cullman High School Performing Arts to present ‘Grease’ April 18-20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School Performing Arts is set to stage its production of “Grease: School Version”based on the beloved musical that has captivated audiences for decades. Performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 20,...

    Annual WSCC Big Band Dance set for April 19

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Jazz Band will present its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 19. “The Big Band Dance has become a tradition for some over the years,” said Ricky Burks, chair of the Wallace Fine and Performing Arts program and...

    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...

    COLUMN: MiMi and the scooter of death

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    I should’ve known. I mean, I know a bad omen when I see one. Why didn’t I pay attention? On a recent trip to Disney World, the people at our hotel rented my wife Carol an electric scooter with the number three on the...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    Cullman County Sheriff’s Office arrest roundup: April 3 Deputies arrested William Bennett Clark, 67, of Hanceville, on multiple outstanding warrants stemming from multiple incidents that occurred over the past several years.  Clark is charged with second-degree stalking (warrant), public lewdness (warrant), trespassing (warrant) and trespassing (FTA). April 4 Deputies attempted...

    Vinemont Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigns

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    VINEMONT, Ala- The South Vinemont Town Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9. It was announced that Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigned, effective immediately, with a drafted letter of resignation given to Mayor Radginal Dodson prior to the meeting. A recent...

    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...

    Cullman Caring for Kids plant sale raises over $1K

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Caring For Kids hosted a fundraising plant sale that was planned for Friday and Saturday, but sold out early Friday afternoon, raising just over $1,000.  Senior Director Javon Daniel said the nonprofit received a donation of around 100 plants from a...

    Files from yesteryear: 1918, 1938

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    From the files of 1918 Mrs. John Lewis and children, of Birmingham, are the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Linton. Colonel and Mrs. A.A. Griffith and son, Kenneth, have returned home from a two-week visit to Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. Miss Lily Clapp, of...

    PREP BASEBALL: Arteaga walks it off in the 9th to secure 4-3 win over Good Hope, playoff berth for Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After dropping game one at Good Hope 11-2 Friday, the Bulldogs bounced back Saturday with a walk-off win over the Raiders Saturday, securing a postseason berth. After a scoreless eighth inning, Nelson Arteaga ended things for the Bulldogs with an RBI...

    ‘We need the support of our community’

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    Cullman County Animal Shelter encourages volunteers CULLMAN, Ala. - Animals have been shown in popular culture as loving and loyal companions. As it turns out, science supports that characterization. In addition to the countless ways a pet can enrich a home and life, The National...

    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...

    CPD to host community cookout April 20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department is bringing back its community cookout for the first time since 2020. The event will take place Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cullman Housing Authority. CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said the event started...

    Cullman ranks No. 3 on USA Today 10Best list for Best Small Town Cultural Scene

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The city of Cullman has been ranked No. 3 on USA Today’s 10Best list of Best Small Town Cultural Scene for 2024. This is the first time Cullman has been recognized in a 10Best list by USA Today, marking the city’s...

    PREP BASEBALL: Raiders collect 11-2 area win over Hanceville

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – After a week filled with postponements and wet weather, the Good Hope Raiders finally got the chance to host the first game of its area series against Hanceville Friday night. The Bulldogs took an early, 2-1 lead but 10 unanswered...

    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...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 12, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 12, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   April 7  domestic violence-3rd degree – harassment; person  April 10  theft by...

    Gypsy Soul Antiques and Things hosting Spring Sidewalk Sale April 13

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Gypsy Soul Antiques and Things, a local business fueled by a mother-daughter duo's passion for revitalizing antiques, is excited to announce its Spring Sidewalk Sale. The sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at 206 Third St. SE, Cullman, from 10...

    Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism hosting job fair – over 300 positions

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) is set to host a significant job fair event aimed at rounding out its team with fresh talent. The job fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center,...

    Wallace State’s Williams earns NJCAA third team All-American honors

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Jimmie Williams, the freshman guard for the Wallace State Community College men’s basketball team, has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Division I All-America Teams, earning a place as a Third-Team All-American. “Jimmie had one of the best...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 11, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 11, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  April 9  domestic violence; CR 699  criminal mischief; CR 843  resisting arrest; CR 1699  harassment; CR 843  harassment; CR 1082  harassment;...

    Cullman Tree Commission begins plans for 2024 Festival of Trees, nominates new member

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Tree Commission met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 9, began planning for the 2024 Festival of Trees and nominated a new member. Cullman resident Pat Sharpton was nominated for the empty seat left by retired member Peggy...

    Cullman City Council introduces zoning ordinance amendment for vape shops

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, held the first reading of an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance to govern the location and signage of vape retailers. The ordinance, to be voted on at the next council meeting, would...

    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...

    Alabama Strawberry Festival coming to Cullman May 3-4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, downtown Cullman – particularly Depot Park and the Festhalle – will host the inaugural Alabama Strawberry Festival. What was formally known as the Cullman Strawberry Festival now has statewide appeal; that announcement was made back...

    WSCC Men’s Golf battles back to take 2nd place in ACCC Region 22 Tournament

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    ONEONTA, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College men’s golf pushed through the final round of play at the Alabama Community College Conference Region 22 championship to take second place in the tournament. The Lions entered the day in sixth place when they hit the links...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 10, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 10, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   April 8  harassing communications; person  theft of property-2nd degree; person; miscellaneous;...

    Tiger Trail of Auburn inducts Class of 2024

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    Sidewalk plaques of Auburn greats Takeo Spikes, Kasey Cooper, Caitlin Atkinson-Tomlin and Cliff Ellis will soon grace downtown Auburn AUBURN, Ala. – A Fantastic Four representing three decades of Auburn Athletics excellence: Takeo Spikes, Kasey Cooper, Caitlin Atkinson-Tomlin and Cliff Ellis were inducted Saturday into the Tiger...

    Faith: Divine Mercy Sunday

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

    Food and fellowship: Renovation Church hosts Spring Fling

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

    Flourish raises more than $26K at annual banquet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was a night straight out of the heart of Mobile, with sparkling greens, gilded golds and shimmering purples at Flourish of Cullman’s annual fundraising banquet, this year with a Mardi Gras theme. The event, complete with bingo and a silent...

    AHSAA SPOTLIGHT: Cold Springs senior Ethan Edgeworth sets AHSAA 3200-meter record

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    MONTGOMERY – Baker High School’s Myla Reed recorded the state’s fastest outdoor time in two sprint events last week, and Cold Springs High School senior Ethan Edgeworth set an all- classification record, landing the duo in this week’s AHSAA Outdoor Track Spotlight. Edgeworth ran 3,200 meters in 8:38.49, a personal record and an...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 9, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 9, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  April 4  possession of dangerous drugs; possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 1668  possession of drug paraphernalia; CR...

    Local author Dorenda Doyle hosting Young Writers Workshop April 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In honor of “Encourage a Young Writer Day,” the main branch of the Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) will be home to an interesting new offering for young adults and teens. Local author Dorenda Doyle will host a Young Writers...

    Good Hope City Council awards bid for wastewater treatment plant expansion

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope’s City Council held its first April meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and they took the next step in their wastewater treatment plant expansion project. Bids for the project were received and opened on April 4...

    Flying Fifty Hotel grand opening set for May 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s first luxury boutique hotel will be open its doors to the public Saturday, May 4, 2024.  The Flying Fifty Hotel is preparing to welcome its first guests as it pays homage to Cullman's visionary leaders of the 1950s, offering a luxurious...

    Despite controversy, Chainbreaker’s Ministries celebrates opening of Frierson House in Holly Pond

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Local nonprofit Chainbreaker’s Ministries on Saturday, April 6, cut the ribbon and welcomed visitors to the grand opening of the Frierson House addiction recovery/transition center in Holly Pond. Founders/Directors Doug and Cassandra Canter introduced volunteers and the men living there,...

    PREP SOFTBALL: West Point fends off Fairview 5-4, Monday scoring recap

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    West Point 5 - Fairview 4 (Softball) A solo home run off the bat of Brinlee Phillips gave West Point an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fairview tied the game up at one in the top of the second on a...

    Heritage Homestead hosting Intro to Canning class April 9

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

    Cullman man dies in single-vehicle crash

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- A single-vehicle crash on County Road 813 in the Trimble area at approximately 9:20 a.m. Monday morning claimed the life of a Cullman man. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick confirmed James Kenneth Neal Sr. (89) of Cullman to be the victim. The...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 8, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 8, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  No incidents reported.  Arrests  April 4 – April 7  Bartlett, Christy L. J.; 48  possession of marijuana-2nd degree  Brock, Leasa...

    Auburn legend Mike Kolen passes away

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Nicknamed "Captain Crunch" for his rugged tackling, former Auburn linebacker Mike Kolen passed away Wednesday at the age of 76. A 1985 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Kolen led Auburn in tackles in 16 of the 25 games he started from...

    Cullman County, Hanceville awarded grants for CCSO, HPD

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey recently awarded more than $791,000 in grants to improve public safety in 12 municipalities and seven counties. Local law enforcement agencies receiving funds include the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (via the Cullman County Commission) and Hanceville Police Department...

    Cam Coleman, Towns McGough shine in Auburn A-Day scrimmage

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Hometown freshman Towns McGough kicked seven field goals and drilled a 58-yarder on the final play to give Auburn's offense a 28-27 A-Day victory in front of 33,526 to conclude spring practice Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "It's really a dream," said the...

    ACES: Plastics in the environment

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    While plastic was invented in 1909, it did not become popular until Tupperware was invented in 1946. The creation of this novel product brought plastics to the forefront as an affordable, durable, lightweight product that could be used for many things. By 1976, plastics...

    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...

    Public support of conservation efforts at State Parks improve natural habitats for wildlife and visitors

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    Smoke billows into the sky, visible to nearby residents and motorists as a sign that something is burning in the Alabama forest.  It’s a prescribed fire at Oak Mountain State Park, which sometimes causes alarm because the smoke can be seen from Interstate 65 or...

    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...

    Files from yesteryear: 1955

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

    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...

    PREP BASEBALL: Elrod’s walk-off sac fly leads Fairview past Hayden 5-4, Aggies clinch playoff berth

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Aggies took game one of their area series with Hayden 8-0 on the road Wednesday and they returned home to Mark Moore Field Friday night with a chance to win the series and clinch a postseason berth. The Aggies dropped...

    United Way seeking volunteers for Allocation Committee

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) supports 19 nonprofit partner agencies. It is currently seeking volunteers for its Allocation Committee. Executive Director Stephanie Childers explained, “At United Way of Cullman County, we have a yearly allocations process where community volunteers come...

    First Source for Women ‘investing in the gift of life’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local pregnancy resource center First Source for Women held its annual banquet fundraiser Thursday, April 4, at Loft 212.   Executive Director Janet Davis and Board President Julia Rushing both spoke to the night’s attendees, sharing their own anecdotes and stories they’ve...