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Sunday, November 27, 2022

    How to better prepare for power outages this winter

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Over 1400 members in Cullman Electric Co-op’s service area were without power from about 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. due to storm related damage Wednesday, Dec. 29. About 1000 members lost power on January 2 and the power crews along with...

    Let’s erase e-waste

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Broken or discarded household and industry electronics used for telecommunications, data processing or entertainment are known as electronic waste (e-waste). Chemicals found in e-waste are toxic and can seep into the soil at public landfills. Recycling, however, reduces e-waste contamination....

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

    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...

    Editorial: Time to check your wall heaters

    I consider myself quite lucky after discovering a fire in my living room Monday afternoon. For anyone with older homes with built-in electric wall heaters, please pay attention. Even if you think the heater doesn’t work, do not put anything in front of the...

    Top Easter basket picks

    Easter! That time of year when we shift back to spending more time outside and enjoying all the wonderful things an Alabama spring has to offer. Birds are chirping, flowers and trees are blooming and warmer temperatures return. It’s time for the kiddos to...

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

     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...

    Reminder: Cullman Spring Cleanup next week!

        CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman is reminding residents that next week, March 29 through April 2, 2021 is the City’s annual Spring Cleanup. Place your old unwanted appliances, furniture, mattresses and other large items curbside, and crews will be picking up these...

    Protect your home from freezing and broken pipes this winter

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cold weather and harsh wind chills are a dangerous combination for residential homes and commercial businesses - every year, frozen and broken pipes cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage and water bill charges. To help prevent people from facing such...

    Holiday decorating with backyard greenery

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Deck the halls with boughs of holly—and pinecones, cotton bolls and magnolia seed pods. Backyard greenery can be combined to create beautiful holiday decorations. Trees, shrubs, plants and fruits are ready-made materials to build show-stopping indoor and outdoor decor. Materials “Evergreen tree...

    Poinsettias: Caring for the Christmas flower

    Written by Justin Miller for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Poinsettias reign supreme as the main flowers of the holiday season. Also known as the Christmas flower, these beautiful plants offer a variety of colors that complement any holiday decorations. During...