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Thursday, March 23, 2023

    St. Bernard inducts 10 into National Junior Honor Society

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ten St. Bernard Prep School middle school students were  inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) after Mass on March 16, 2023, in the Abbey Church.   Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, headmaster, welcomed students to one of the world’s oldest and highest...

    Op-Ed: It’s time to put fentanyl dealers behind bars

    I’m certain that many of you have heard about the drug fentanyl in the news these last few years, the powerful opioid similar to morphine or oxycodone but 100 times more powerful than both of those drugs and much more addictive and deadly. Fentanyl’s original...

    March 20-26 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) celebrates and supports the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The weeklong observance...

    Gentry on seniors: ‘They are truly the heartbeat of our community’

    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year marks the ninth year the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Sheriff Matt Gentry have visited senior centers and community centers across the county. The CCSO uses these opportunities to give law enforcement updates and address residents’ concerns, as well...

    ‘It was a dream come true:’ Cullman’s Kacie Griffith talks cheer career

    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Former Cullman Bearcat Cheerleader Kacie Griffith graduated from Cullman High School in 2018 and her cheer career continued on the plains at Auburn University. Kacie talked about her experience at Cullman, starting with the beginning of her journey with the JV...

    Wallace State Welding hosts North Alabama High School Welding Competition

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Welding program welcomed nearly 100 high school students from 33 area schools to its first North Alabama High School Welding Competition. Winners in the first-year category included Curtis Pike of Ernest Pruett Center of Technology, Trace Armstrong of...

    WSCC Genealogy program helps writer research local family that influenced Minnie Pearl

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Genealogy program recently aided a Nashville, Tennessee, writer researching Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl and the Cullman County family she used as influence for her legendary comedic character. Dr. Rachel Martin is writing about Minnie...

    WSCC Allegro Dance Theatre to present Dance Showcase March 23

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present its annual Spring Dance Showcase on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre of Garlan E. Gudger Student Center.   The annual showcase allows Wallace State Dance students...

    ‘You have to keep pushing yourself no matter how hard it gets’: Cullman’s Ashton Story discusses her cheer journey

    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Former Bearcat varsity Cheerleader Ashton Story graduated from Cullman High School in 2020 but her cheer career was far from over. She went to Shelton State for two years before transferring to the University of Alabama last year and Ashton talked...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope’s Maddox, Cold Springs’ Dickerson earn 1st team All-State honors; Arab’s Kitchens named 5A Coach of the Year

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its All-State awards Sunday morning, and the list was packed with local names. Good Hope and Cold Springs standouts Ivey Maddox and Ella Dickerson both earned spots on this year's 4A and 2A All-State first...