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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    For the mystery lovers: Who put a star medallion outside the Cullman Library?

    CULLMAN, Ala. - For over 10 years, staffers at the Cullman County Public Library main branch in Cullman have wondered about a small brass medallion affixed to a sidewalk on the east side of the building. No one knows who placed it or its...

    Do you believe in the Metal Man?

    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...

    Editorial: Rock The South 2021- Grey skies and happy times

    There is a nearly constant negativity in the Cullman community surrounding the mere existence of Rock the South. This year was no different and the naysayers are having a field day after this year’s festival. Yes, it rained. It rained a lot. What they...

    Rescheduled Second Friday celebration tonight in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s as easy as 1-2-3: 1st Avenue Southeast will host the city’s popular 2nd Fridays celebration on the third Friday of June. That’s tonight! Downtown Cullman’s 2nd Friday celebration, put on COVID hiatus in 2020 and postponed last week due to the...

    Two enter novitiate at St. Bernard Abbey

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The journey of two men, which began with an inquiry to St. Bernard Abbey Vocation Director, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, has entered into a new phase.  Becoming a monk doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process that takes several years. At St....

    Miss Alabama to compete in Miss USA pageant Nov. 29

    TULSA, OK - Miss Alabama, Alexandria Flanigan of Cullman, will be competing in the 70th  annual Miss USA pageant to be held on Nov. 29 at the Paradise Cove Theatre of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event will be broadcast at...

    One man’s passion

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Ave Maria Grotto has, since 1934, been home to the artistry of Benedictine monk Bro. Joseph Zoettl, OSB, who built miniature sculptures at St. Bernard Abbey from 1912-1958. After his death in 1961, his workshop on the edge of the...

    The people behind the Hay People

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each fall, Cullmanites mark the times with colorful mums around downtown, and the annual appearance of the hay people is a public reminder that Oktoberfest is almost here. The two practices share a common origin.  In 1999, Cullman residents Pat and Philip...

    Strawberry Festival returns tomorrow! Miss Strawberry Festival Pageant tonight

     CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Strawberry Festival, one of the city’s oldest celebrations, returns tomorrow after a year of COVID shutdowns, with a promise of crafts, entertainment and, of course, strawberries! The Festhalle Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. Saturday and, since selling...

    Día de Muertos: Tradition when the night comes alive 

    CULLMAN, Ala. - As many in Cullman prepare for the now largely social celebration of Halloween, and the area’s large Catholic population prepares for All Saints Day (preceded by All Hallows Eve or Halloween) and All Souls Day, the county’s growing Hispanic community brings...