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    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...

    City of Hanceville 2024 Spring Clean-up April 19-20, 22-25

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The City of Hanceville invites residents to participate in the 2024 Spring Clean-up, with citywide yard sales April 19-20, followed by a free landfill pickup week April 22-25. Yard sales: April 19-20 Kickstarting the event, residents can hold yard sales, no permit required,...

    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...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 5, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 5, 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 3  criminal trespass-2nd degree; Wal-Mart; Olive St. SW  April 4  Harassment-doxing;...

    WellStone unveils renovation, expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala—On Monday, April 1, WellStone, one of Cullman County’s mental health resource centers, unveiled its newly completed expansion and renovation project, which added additional office spaces and patient care rooms. A new entrance was fitted to the building, showcasing a grand atrium to...

    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...

    Holly Pond declares April Civitan Awareness Month 

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday passed a resolution proclaiming April Civitan Awareness Month in the town. “As always, we really appreciate the Civitan Club in this community because they do so much for the community,” said Mayor Carla Hart,...

    Pet of the week: Meet ‘otterly adorable’ Otter

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Otters are often portrayed as silly, goofy, adorably playful things that dart and dash around. The Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week shares both name and attributes with the sweet animals. Otter is a beautiful brindle terrier mix currently living at...

    Sportsman Lake Park lands on Alabama Birding Trails

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sportsman Lake Park, with its expansive lake, acres of trees, wildflower and butterfly trail and arboretum, is a destination for nature lovers and conservation enthusiasts. Fans of the park can now add one more reason to visit: Sportsman Lake Park was...

    PREP BASEBALL: West Point takes area series over Jasper with 12-1 win

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – After taking game one of their area series at Jasper Wednesday night, the West Point Warriors returned home Thursday for games two and three against the Vikings. The Warriors took care of business in game one, hammering Jasper 12-1 in...

    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...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 4, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 4, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  April 1  trafficking drugs; possession of dangerous drugs; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; Hwy....

    ‘Welcome home, brother’

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    VFW honors local Vietnam veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day CULLMAN, Ala. - On March 29 each year, members of Cullman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214, along with their families and friends, gather at Cullman Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to those...

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church celebrating 150 years in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On April 9, 2024, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church will celebrate 150 years of ministry to Cullman and its surrounding community. Planned festivities between now and October begin with participation in the Cullman County Museum’s April Walking Tours and a...

    Holly Pond Town Council schedules special meeting to consider changes to scrapyard ordinance

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday, April 1, tabled a request from Jared Ibrahim, owner of BNF Metals, to modify the Town ordinance that governs activities at his scrapyard on the east side of Holly Pond on U.S. Highway...

    Holly Pond Town Council presents $10K to local schools

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday presented $5,000 checks to each of the town’s schools: to Holly Pond High School Principal Dr. Nate Ayers, and to Holly Pond K-8 Principal Karen Sparks. The presentation was made at a council...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cold Springs races past Altamont 13-10, Wednesday scoring recap

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    Cold Springs 13 - Altamont 10 (Baseball) Cold Springs didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Altamont. They batted around and scored six runs in the first inning. RBI singles by Lindan Hill, Matt Williams, and Ethan Nabors, a two-run double by Samuel...

    COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope downs Fairview 6-3 to win county championship

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – For the first time in nine seasons, a new team stepped up to claim the county championship at the Vinemont Sports Complex Wednesday night. After toppling the nine-time defending champion West Point Warriors in the semifinals, Good Hope clashed with Fairview...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 3, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 3, 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 1  theft of property-3rd degree; person; cash  theft of property-3rd...

    ACES: Can you name these 4 Alabama animals?

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Imagine seeing a lizard with no legs or a giant salamander that can go years without eating. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. These creatures are real. While they can’t confirm sightings of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness...

    Letter to the editor: Change our laws in Alabama so people with mental illness can get adequate mental health care

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    We must change our laws in Alabama so that people with mental illness can get adequate mental health (care). Today, what we have in place is not working for the people who need it the most. These issues need immediate attention: The lack of beds in...

    Northbrook Baptist hosting ‘Make Us One’ marriage gathering April 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Northbrook Baptist Church is hosting an event aimed at married and engaged couples who seek to grow their relationship with each other and experience spiritual oneness with Christ. The “Make Us One” gathering will take place on Wednesday, April 3, at...

    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...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 2, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 2, 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 1  duty upon striking unattended vehicle; person; damage to...

    Dixie Duds and Décor celebrates grand re-opening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Locally owned Dixie Duds and Decor celebrated a grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting Friday morning, March 29, with the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.  Owner Melia Martinez Mead shared a heartfelt thank you with the community for supporting her store over...

    Over 10K eggs hidden at Sportsman Lake Park for annual hunt

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sportsman Lake Park held its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. It was a beautiful morning at the park with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Tracy’s Balloon’s had a booth set up for families to purchase...

    ‘This is an exciting day’: Miracle League celebrates opening day on new turf

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Monday night was a special one at Field of Miracles as a crowd of players and supporters gathered at the facility to celebrate the opening night of the season on the newly installed turf. The project to resurface the field began...

    Updated list of community storm shelters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has provided a list of available storm shelters for inclement weather. If you are not in a substantial structure, please go to a shelter. For the safety of shelter occupants, especially small children, please do...

    Bremen man killed in Monday wreck

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    Updated Tuesday, April 2, at 11:58 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday, April 1, claimed the life of a Bremen man. Alabama State Troopers identified the victim as Cody L. Self, 33. Troopers said Self was fatally...

    New owners, same great recipes: Pasquale’s Pizza and Pasta

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    CULLMAN, Ala - Pasquale’s Pizza has been a staple in the Cullman community since the 1960s when local couple Phillip and Donna Nunnelley brought the pizza franchise to Cullman. After many decades and memories, when the couple was looking to retire and sell the...

    COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Broncos, Aggies, Raiders advance on day 1

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Softball Tournament is underway and three teams secured spots in the semifinals on day one. Fairview handled Hanceville 15-0 to move on and Good Hope fended off a late rally from Cold Springs to advance as well....

    1 injured in golf cart crash in Terri Pines neighborhood

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  One person was injured in a golf cart crash on Sunday, March 31, on Seven Bark Drive Northwest in the Terri Pines neighborhood. According to the Cullman Police Department, the crash happened around 3:09 p.m. “A passenger, later identified as Hunter Bright, 19 years...

    Arrests and Incidents reported April 1, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported April 1, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  March 27  domestic violence; CR 1025  harassment; CR 747  harassment; CR 1715  violation of protection order; Corley St.  domestic violence;...