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    Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt: German winter wonderland in the heart of Alabama!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As winter cloaks Cullman, an old-world charm takes over the streets, bringing with it the magical aura of the Cullman Christkindlmarkt. It's not just a market, but a timeless journey that traces its origins to the heart of Germany. "The Cullman Christkindlmarkt,...

    Do you believe in the Metal Man?

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    FALKVILLE Ala. – Alabama certainly has its fair share of urban legends and strange occurrences. Recently, on an adventure through the backroads of Cullman and Morgan counties, I heard mention of the “Falkville Metal Man.” Though I had never heard of him before, I...

    Alabama Cottage Food Law: The do’s and don’ts

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     AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From jams and jellies to muffins and cookies, selling certain food items from  home is now an option for many Alabama residents. However, the process may be more complicated than people expect. For home business owners, there are several precautions they...

    Mountain lions: Alabama’s big-cat mystery

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The existence of Bigfoot is wildly debated across the country. However, in Alabama, another creature’s existence takes center stage in many discussions: mountain lions. The presence of these big cats is well documented in other parts of the country, but...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. AGE JOY LIBRARY

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    I LOVE LIBRARIES and I have a dream of a beautiful, FREE, public one with happy colors, patron-selected seating, art murals, craft/study/activity areas, cubbies, tall windows for lots of daylight, tech/STEM assistance, an array of books + lots of integrated programming. This innovative library in...

    Weekend proves a busy one for Cullman County Sheriff’s Office with multiple arrests

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Multiple unrelated arrests from Thursday-Sunday kept the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office busy.  At approximately midnight on Thursday, January 6, CCSO Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Dodge City area. Tori Montana Stansell, 21, of Logan was the driver of the vehicle.  Stansell was...

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘One of the most ambitious projects in Alabama history’

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    Phase 1 of Smith Lake destination resort complete CRANE HILL, Ala. - Lewis Smith Lake, with its vast expanse of over 21,000 acres of waters, dotted with beaches and a handful of upscale waterfront restaurants, has long been a beloved summertime haven. It's no surprise...

    Cullman 4-H Shotgun Team collects medals at state tournament

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    CHILDERSBURG - Cullman's 4-H shotgun team competed in the state tournament in Childersburg in April and several members posted very impressive results. Hayden Faulk, one of the coaches of the team, was impressed at the state tournament and happy with how his team performed this season. "They did great...

    WSCC instructor placed on leave following inflammatory messages

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A Wallace State Community College history instructor has been placed on administrative leave after posts and messages she created on social media in response to the upcoming Cullman Comes Out event were made public. Screenshots of Leigh Ann Courington’s posts have...

    CCSO makes multiple arrests

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made multiple arrests countywide Thursday through Sunday.    Thursday, July 28  Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Good Hope area.  Randy Isaiah McCleod, 31, of Hanceville, was the driver of the vehicle in question.   He was allegedly found to...

    Bringing out the best: Northbrook Baptist Church goes online, offers to help small churches record videos

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As churches respond to the Coronavirus pandemic by transitioning to online services and Bible studies, Northbrook Baptist Church is hoping to help smaller churches continue to minister. Pastor Keith Warden explained, “There’s a lot of smaller churches, and then there’s also just guys that are bivocational,...

    City reveals planned Depot Park transformation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Back in May, the City of Cullman announced it would be making improvements to Depot Park, including changes to the park’s infrastructure. On Tuesday, June 13, renderings showing what the park will look like in the future were released. “These improvements will...

    Taylor Massengill joining Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On August 1, Dr. Taylor Massengill will join Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN. She is coming on board after the recent retirement of Dr. Howard Williamson in June. She will join Dr. John Wideman, Dr. Thomas Richard and Dr. Shane Sheffield. Massengill is originally from Gardendale...

    Local Elvis impersonator goes Hollywood

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      CULLMAN, Ala - Alex Swindle was only 10 or 11 years old when he auditioned for a part in a children’s theater musical that would place him on a strange path to Hollywood. A part playing the legendary Elvis Presley would grow into much...

    Harmony Mendoza to end 13-year run with WVTM 13

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    Mendoza plans to focus on nonprofit work moving forward BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– WVTM 13 on Wednesday announced the departure ofmeteorologist Harmony Mendoza. Mendoza has been covering weather in central Alabamafor 13 years but has decided to focus more on her work with nonprofit organizations inAlabama. Her final day at WVTM 13 is May 24, 2023. “Harmony has been...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Aggies aiming to continue success in 5A

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – After putting together an impressive postseason run a season ago and capturing a region title, the Fairview Aggies are ready to hit the field again this fall to build on that success going into Class 5A. The Aggies are moving up from 4A and into...

    Possible road rage leads to shooting near Good Hope Baptist Church (Update)

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Details are still coming in following what many on the scene called an alleged road rage shooting near Good Hope Baptist Church.  According to a Tribune crew member on the scene, the alleged shooter fled in a White Buick Enclave but later...

    Men’s Basketball Coach Allen Sharpe returns to Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.--Wallace State Community College is pleased to announce the return of Allen Sharpe as head men’s basketball coach.   Sharpe previously served as head coach of the Lions from 2005 to 2010, leading the program to its first conference title in 2010. During that time he posted an...

    Multiple meth arrests over the weekend

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office made multiple arrests over the weekend specifically involving methamphetamine.  On Thursday, October 21, around 3:00 a.m., CCSO deputies located Katherine Nichole Jones, 30, of Cullman, asleep in the bed of her truck.  The vehicle was parked at...

    UPDATE: Deceased man found in Cullman storage unit identified

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A deceased man was found in the Denson Avenue storage units in Cullman late on Tuesday afternoon. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the man as  Lawrence Rodney Balduf Jr., 40, from Cordova. It was reported that the man had been staying...

    The Klein Building renovations to honor Klein family and history

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The historic Klein Dairy building, previously a creamery and ice cream shop, was established in Cullman in 1948 by Charles Klein as a part of his already large dairy business. Klein’s Dairy Products building was located on 5th St SE, which...

    Rock the South: Law enforcement update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With thousands descending on Cullman this weekend for the Rock the South music festival, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said his department’s primary focus will be safety and security.  “As with any event that the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office works, our first...

    Urban Cookhouse, Joe Hudson Collision Center, new Taco Bell location coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman will soon have a couple of new businesses and a new location for an old favorite. Urban Cookhouse, Joe Hudson Collision Center and a new Taco Bell location all hope to be open by the end of 2020. Urban Cookhouse is giving a...

    ‘Jason’s legacy will live on’

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    Clarification: Due to conflicting information, Jason McCollum’s status is unclear at this time.   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Jason McCollum, 49, is a Cullman man who fought a valiant 15-month-long battle against COVID-19 and its aftereffects.  A post shared on social media by Tracie Shadeck on behalf of his...

    2 killed in Saturday morning wreck

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    UPDATE: The driver of the Chrysler 300 has been identified. DECATUR POST – A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, has claimed two lives. Sydni M. Helms, 22, of Jasper, was fatally injured when the 2014 Jeep Wrangler she was driving collided...

    Holly Pond football player’s act of kindness draws cheers from opposing fans

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    DANVILLE, Ala. - Last Friday evening, Holly Pond High School’s (HPHS) football team suffered a defeat at Danville High School, but one Bronco scored a win that had fans on both sides of the field cheering. HPHS junior middle linebacker no. 42 Andy Garcia came to the aid...

    Coroner confirms death of 5-year-old boy at Smith Lake

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick has confirmed the body of a 5-year-old male was recovered from Smith Lake after the boy slipped under the surface hours earlier.  “Due to it being a minor, the name will not be released,” Kilpatrick said.  The...

    Cullman man drowns at Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman man drowned in Smith Lake on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Cody Lindsey, 36. Lindsey was reported missing and possibly drowning shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Lake Park after he reportedly went...

    (Updated) CPD investigating death of infant at Economy Inn in Cullman

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    Updated 8-29-22 5:07 p.m CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department (CPD) is investigating the death of an infant.    CPD officers responded to a report of an infant death at the Economy Inn on U.S. Highway 31 (1834 Second Ave. NW, Cullman) around 12:30 p.m....

    (Updated) Cullman man dies after single-vehicle crash

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    Updated Nov. 30 at 9:06 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, claimed the life of a Cullman man. Alabama State Troopers said Maxwell W. Ratcliff, 24, was critically injured when a 2021 Dodge Ram left the...

    Canadian geese removed from Sportsman Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Locals visiting Sportsman Lake Park on Wednesday and Thursday noticed that the large gaggle of Canadian geese that had covered parts of the lakeshore recently had largely vanished, leaving only a few stragglers and the regular ducks. According to Cullman County...

    Jacobs declares Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Wednesday, March 22, proclaimed April Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in the city of Cullman. The proclamation was presented to Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK) Executive Director Steven Sutter and Senior Director Javon Daniel. CCK...

    What’s that? Whataburger coming to Cullman!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission approved the site plan for a proposed Whataburger on Cherokee Avenue Southwest and Swafford Road Southwest, with few contingencies. The new location will provide seating for 76 customers. The burger chain, headquartered in San Antonio,...

    Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nelly, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Ingrid Andress, Flatland Cavalry, Laine Hardy, Drew Parker, DeeJay Silver, Trey Lewis and Alex Hall among artists announced...

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    CULLMAN, AL. - What’s billed as the “The South’s biggest party”, Rock the South announced Monday morning what the concert promoters are calling “an incredible lineup of musicians for Pepsi Rock the South in Cullman, Alabama on August 13-14, 2021.” This year’s lineup is packed...

    Academy Sports + Outdoors coming to south shopping center?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman continues to grow – with new housing developments, retail expansions and in this case, a new retail development in the form of Academy Sports + Outdoors. In a press release from on March 26, 2024, Academy Sports + Outdoors outlined and...

    Jason Crawford found guilty of murder

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Friday night, after four days of testimony, Cullman’s Jason Crawford was found guilty in the murder of his wife Tiffiney Joy Crawford. The victim was shot twice in the head on the night of May 2, 2017. The defendant was indicted...

    Strawberry Festival is back, coming May 1

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    Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism touts active slate starting this week with archery and pro fishing tournaments    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s Strawberry Festival has been a community institution since its inception in 1939. The 2019 80th anniversary event saw record attendance numbers of more...

    Former Auburn, Cullman standout Thompson joins Cubs’ summer camp

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The season isn’t quite over yet for Keegan Thompson. This year’s minor league baseball season was canceled in June, but the former Cullman High School and Auburn standout was added to the Chicago Cubs’ summer camp roster Tuesday. Thompson reported to the Four Winds...

    WildWater plans soft opening and grand opening dates for 2022 season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the highly anticipated expansion to WildWater Cullman soon to be complete, the waterpark’s staff is looking forward to a fun and safe summer this season – kicking-off with a soft opening for staff training procedures starting this Saturday, May 28...

    AHSAA details ‘Return to Play Best Practices’ document

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Ever since the coronavirus pandemic brought an early end to school and spring sports back in March, we’ve been anxiously awaiting information about the upcoming football season. Wednesday finally brought some of the answers we wanted when the AHSAA’s Central Board approved a plan to...

    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...

    Cullman businessman arrested on multiple charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Integrity Auto Group owner Robert Taylor, 50, of Cullman was arrested Tuesday, July 13, for attempted theft of property first-degree, and second-degree forgery, both felony charges. Cullman Police Department (CPD) Sergeant Chuck Shikle executed the two warrants on Taylor at his place...

    Arrests and incidents reported June 14, 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 14, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents June 10 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; I-65 NB at 308 MMdomestic violence; CR 127unauthorized use...

    Local family arrested after infant tests positive for methamphetamine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Three people have been charged with chemical endangerment of a child after a one year old tested positive for methamphetamine during a DHR wellness check. According to the Cullman Police Department’s Public Relations Director Adam Clark, Greg W. Wallace, 50, of Vinemont,...

    A lifetime in love

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1952, Charlsie Pike, or “Boots” as she is known to her family and friends, decided to spend that summer with her sister in Kansas City, Missouri. The spunky and beautiful young woman from Alabama...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made several arrests over the weekend in unrelated cases.   Thursday. Aug. 18  Investigators served a search warrant in the Valley Grove area.   Regina Banks Edwards, 54, of Cullman was located at the residence.   She was allegedly found to be...

    An expansive history: a guide to Downtown Cullman’s most historic buildings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The National Register of Historic Places criteria for evaluation allow for prioritization of the preservation of historical sites based on their quality of significance in American history, including places that are associated with events that contributed to the broad patterns of...

    Reckless murder indictment issued in 2020 Battleground shooting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Christian Alexander Shane Lewter, 22, of Vinemont, with reckless murder in the August 2020 shooting death of Tazz Michael Wynn in the Battleground Community. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office took Lewter into custody...

    Warrants, traffic stops lead to drug-related arrests

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office executed warrants over the weekend which ended in several drug-related arrests—along with multiple traffic stops that resulted in the same consequence.  On Wednesday, June 1, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators executed a search warrant...

    Cold Springs High School student arrested for terrorist threat

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    BREMEN, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Cold Springs High School student on Friday for making a terrorist threat.  Carmel Anthony Messina, 18, of Bremen, was arrested at Cold Springs High School.  The arrest stemmed from a threat made by Messina on Thursday, December...

    Building in flames at Tyson/River Valley Ingredients plant near Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Tyson Foods/River Valley Ingredients (formerly American Proteins) rendering plant (1170 County Road 508, southwest of Hanceville), suffered damage Friday afternoon from a fire that started in a building on the back of the property close to the Mulberry Fork. Mayor...

    Start off the new year this January with a visit to ‘Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration’

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration on select evenings, on January 6 – 9 and January 12 – 17, 2022. The event will run each evening from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with entry closing at...

    Vinemont couple charged with drug trafficking

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - A couple from Vinemont is facing drug charges after a search warrant allegedly led to the discovery of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription medication at their residence. Cody Michael Clay, 27, and Hayley N. Clay, 26, were arrested on June 12 after...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom case supported by Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right of Catholic Social Services to assist in Philadelphia’s foster care system without having to surrender the group’s religious beliefs.    “Alabama and...

    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...

    Rock the South: Law enforcement, EMS update 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The first day of Rock the South saw more than 60,000 attendees from all over the country, six musical acts, some heat-related medical incidents and a handful of arrests.   Cullman Assistant Police Chief David Nassetta said, unofficially, that emergency medical personnel were...

    Faith Column

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    The younger generation doesn’t understand a number of words and phrases, including “broken record,” “ice box,” “party line,” “ungawa” and “Kemo sabe.” Another phrase is one we don’t hear too much anymore, “Who does she think she is, the queen of Sheba?” This phrase is...

    Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies fired upon in multi-county pursuit; One suspect dead

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — On Oct. 16, Cullman County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) deputies were involved in a chase that started in the Bremen area around 7:30 p.m. and concluded in Jefferson County, according to Sheriff Matt Gentry. Suspects in the vehicle fired multiple gunshots at CCSO...

    Crawford trial: Day 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Day three of Cullman man Jason Crawford’s trial in the May 2, 2017, murder of his wife Tiffiney Joy Crawford, began with Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Sgt. Jed Thomas being called to the stand.   Thomas’ body cam video was shown from...

    Former mayor faces five criminal charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The former mayor of Baileyton who lost his seat as the incumbent in the 2020 race was arrested for five Grand Jury warrants on Tuesday.  According to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Johnny Brant Dyar, 78, of Baileyton was arrested by the...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made multiple arrests over the weekend, including:    Thursday, Aug. 25  CCSO deputies responded to a business in the Berlin community in reference to a suspicious vehicle.   Upon arrival, deputies located the vehicle in question and identified Troy...

    BREAKING: Mae’s Food Hall to close after Oktoberfest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, Cullman developer Shane Quick announced that his Warehouse District eatery Mae’s Food Hall will close on Oct. 5, at the conclusion of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. On Sunday evening, Quick issued this statement: Mae’s Food Hall’s last day of operation will...

    ‘The way the ordinance stands now, we absolutely will not survive’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, June 28 passed a revision to Section 4-33 of the Cullman City Code of Ordinances allowing alcohol to be sold and purchased on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. This amendment to the ordinance...

    Local man arrested following foot chase from Walmart-South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  A Cullman man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 19, following a foot chase that began at Wal-Mart on Olive Street Southwest and ended at the Alabama Specialty Clinic, located across Cherokee Avenue Southwest, a short distance away. Patrick Eugene Phillips, 26, is charged...

    Four people arrested in home drug bust

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - After Cullman County Deputies attempted to serve a warrant in the Bremen area, they were able to make four arrests at a residence on September 11.  CCSO deputies were attempting to locate Justin Wise in a Bremen home.  While at the residence,...

    Arrests and incidents reported March 29, 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported March 29, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents March 25 domestic violence; Hwy. 91 domestic violence; Hwy. 69 S trespassing; CR 1343 ...

    Andrew Maresh found guilty for the murder of Daniel Ray Osborn, II

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announced in a press release on Thursday that Andrew Jacob Maresh was found guilty after a three-day jury trial in the Cullman County Circuit Court for the murder of Daniel Ray Osborn, II.   “Our thoughts and...

    Rock The South is here: day one recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Although Rock The South (RTS) sees a ton of support from local attendees, people come from all over for the Southern country music weekend.  The West’s took a hiatus from attending Rock The South after coming to support the first year the...

    Cullman woman arrested on multiple drug charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Local woman was arrested on Saturday following a traffic stop and the discovery of drug possession and paraphernalia in her vehicle.  Justina Dawn Watson, 43, of Cullman, was arrested Saturday by Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies following a traffic stop and probable...

    Update: Officials weigh in on Wal-Mart automation investment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As The Tribune previously reported, the Cullman City Council on Monday night approved a $20 million tax abatement for Wal-Mart, which is planning a $350 million capital investment in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in south Cullman. According to Cullman Economic Development...

    ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ a near-perfect summer movie; Griffin’s score: 9/10

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    “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is once again directed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming’s” Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna II and Erik Sommers and of course stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is on-hand for this adventure and the new addition...

    Vinemont welcomes new business The Butcher Meat Co. with Grand Opening

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont has gained its newest addition in The Butcher Meat Co. on Friday morning. The business, owned by Kadi and Justin Smith, will be bringing fresh cut meats including angus choice steaks and roasts, bone-in and boneless...

    One dead in early Sunday wreck

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, has claimed the life of a Cullman man.    Shane J. Cochran, 40, was fatally injured when the 2006 Jeep Wrangler that he was driving left the roadway, struck...

    ‘Stand your ground’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kenneth Don Malone, 60, of Guntersville, was cleared of murder and manslaughter charges Tuesday in the shooting death of Joshua Adam White, 35, also of Guntersville. The shooting happened on Monday, July 16, 2018 at a residence in the New Canaan...

    Mid-week arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Drug use, assaults, probation violations and grand jury indictments kept the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) busy the past several days.   Thursday, July 21   CCSO deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Crane Hill area.   Gregory Thornton, 33, of Lacey’s Spring, was identified as...

    CPD makes two arrests following Flock System alert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department made two arrests last week after officers were notified by the Flock System about a vehicle’s license plate that was stolen.  CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said the Flock System are license plate readers that give alerts...

    Multiple arrested in unrelated drug charges

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man for 13 drug and theft warrants on Sunday, November 21.  Deputies from the CCSO arrested Justin Dale Wise, 37, at his residence in the Bremen area.  Wise attempted to flee the residence and...

    New changes making a big splash at CWAC

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Breaking ground in the fall of 2021 with opening slated for Memorial Day weekend 2022, Nathan Anderson, Director Cullman Parks Recreation and Sports Tourism, is excited for residents to see all the new improvements and additions at the Cullman Wellness and...

    Crane Hill woman arrested following traffic stop

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A local woman was arrested on multiple drug changes following a traffic stop October 4 by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office.  Tonya Day Gohn, 45, of Crane Hill, was arrested after she was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate-65 at...

    Decatur man charged in I-65 fatality

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    Updated March 8, 2024 at 10:33 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A Decatur man was arrested March 2, 2024, charged with homicide by vehicle, criminally negligent homicide and following too closely. The arrest followed the Cullman County grand jury indictment on Aug. 17, 2023, of Nicholas...

    Library board opts not to remove challenged books

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The small back room of the main branch of the Cullman County Public Library System was packed Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, as residents filed in to attend the Public Library Board of Cullman County meeting. Attendees came to show support, hear...

    ALDOT: I-65 bridge rehab project to start soon

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Preparations are underway for a major rehabilitation project on the Interstate 65 Tennessee River Bridges. Nighttime lane closures are anticipated to begin soon, and daytime lane closures could begin in March. In September, contractor Cekra secured the contract with a low bid...

    Local man named ‘Operator of the Year’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local man and Fairview High graduate was recently named National Operator of the Year due to the success of the Havoline Xpress Lube business he operates.  Jason and Crystal Berry, of Joppa, currently own two Havoline Xpress Lube businesses--one in Cullman...

    Sacred Heart School nuns profess perpetual vows

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two nuns who teach at Sacred Heart School made their Professions of Perpetual Vows recently during liturgical services at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Sr. Mary Peter Julian Lawrence and...

    Two meth-related arrests made in Cullman and Hanceville Wednesday

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at a residence in the Phelan Community to serve a felony warrant on Wednesday, January 19.   Tyler Lamont Speakman, 27, of Hanceville was located at the residence and was arrested on multiple warrants.  While there, deputies...

    ‘We’re just a tiny nerd shop’

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    Gamer Geeks opens in Cullman CULLMAN, Ala. –Gamer Geeks is now open in Cullman. Owner Michael Jensen’s flagship store is in Warrior. He said he realized that nearly 40% of his customers were coming from the Cullman area, so he decided it was time to...

    Editorial: Don’t honk at me! I live here!

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    I’ve noticed that as the City of Cullman grows, so do the unexpected consequences and problems. One of those problems is the traffic on the incredibly narrow Highway 31 and those who are choosing residential streets as their alternate route. Over the past year...

    Food that touches the soul

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.- “Food that touches the soul.” That’s how the owner of Merriweather’s Soul Food describes what you can expect at their new restaurant located inside the Joann Walls Center on Bangor Street in Hanceville. The meat and three style eatery has generated quite...

    Multiple arrests following traffic stop in Jones Chapel

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the Jones Chapel community on December 12.  John Coy Denney, 52, of Holly Pond, and Carrie Bridget Pelham Pate, 36, of Cullman, were passengers in the vehicle.  Deputies located illegal...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Arrests made by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) recently include: Jan. 11 Deputies arrested Christopher Lee Gamel, 35, of Arab, on a failure to appear warrant stemming from an incident that was reported in February 2023.  Gamel is charged with first-degree sexual abuse.  -------Deputies...

    Cannabis coming to Cullman?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday evening approved Resolution 2022-61, authorizing the operation of medical cannabis dispensing sites within unincorporated areas of the county.   Joey Robertson from Wagon Trail Hemp Farm near Dodge City plans to move forward with applying to be...

    Vinemont man arrested for drug trafficking

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    DECATUR, Ala. - A local man was arrested on a drug trafficking warrant on Valentine’s Day after being located at the Morgan County Jail. According to CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark, Blain R. Speakman, 30, of Vinemont, was arrested on a warrant from May...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inducted Saturday night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 20th annual Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame class was inducted at the annual banquet Saturday night and this year’s class drew a crowd of friends and family that filled the Cullman Civic Center. The 2019 class consists of West Point’s Jason Allcorn, Hanceville’s...

    Arizona’s Dean Rojas wins MLF Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 event on Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The world’s 80 best anglers spent the past week competing on Smith Lake in Major League Fishing’s (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage Five event but by Sunday morning only 10 were left in the field. After reeling in 30 bass for a Sunday weight...

    Walter crash claims life of Blountsville woman

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    WALTER COMMUNITY, Ala. - The Cullman County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the fatality in a Friday afternoon vehicle crash in the Walter Community. Danna Nicholas, 56, of Blountsville, died when her car collided with a tractor-trailer in the 31000 block of...

    Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism unveils final design for city skatepark

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman and Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism unveiled the highly-anticipated designs and final plans for the upcoming 8,000 sq. ft. skatepark located in downtown Cullman Tuesday night at City Hall. A diverse group of community members was...

    Cullman native Kane Ward wins WWA National Championship

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    MONROE, Wash. – The 2019 Nautique World Wake Association (WWA) Wakeboard National Championships are in the books and this year, there was some local flavor in the field. Cullman native Kane Ward, 8, placed first in the 9 & Under Jr. Boys Division after...

    Multiple arrested on drug-related charges

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - This past weekend involved multiple drug-related arrests, including drug trafficking charges across Cullman County for the Sheriff’s Office.  On Monday, June 6, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jon Austin Hilton Bailey, 38, of Crane Hill (pictured above) for multiple outstanding...

    Cullman RV park to add recreational water feature

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    Water park will be largest of its kind in Alabama  CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved a bid from The Entertainment Group, LLC, dba Union Aqua Parks, in the amount of $158,413.25, for a custom inflatable water park to be...

    Community mourns loss of Terrell and Candace Glass

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A husband and wife from Hayden, Alabama, known for their kindness and friendship, were killed Friday night, Sept. 30, in a motorcycle crash in Guntersville. Terrell and Candace Glass, both 31, were members of the Saints Motorcycle Club (MC) in Birmingham. Cullman Saints...