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    2nd Fridays returning June 14

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The city of Cullman was recently ranked No. 3 on USA Today’s 10Best list of Best Small Town Cultural Scene for 2024, thanks in part to the numerous events that happen downtown. 2nd Fridays is one of those events. The popular...

    Summer meals served at Cullman County Schools

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - Cullman County Schools kicked off this year’s Summer Feeding Program on Monday, June 10.   Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette said, “We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students and community.” Beginning at 8 a.m....

    PREP SPORTS: ‘Your mindset is everything’: Fairview’s Isabella Lopez reflects on Aggie years

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- Fairview senior Isabella Lopez just graduated in May and in this interview, she talked about some of her favorite memories she made during her Aggie career. She had a blast being around so many great teammates and learned so much from...

    Alabama selected for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Medicaid Demonstration Program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.– Alabama is one of 10 states selected for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid Demonstration Program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Thanks to...

    COLUMN: Weather – or not

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    “Hey Google! What’s the weather forecast for today?” Those are my waking words each and every morning. And during the course of the day, it’s a sure bet that one of us in our household will ask Google the same question again, just in...

    Jordan-Hare Stadium north end zone videoboard expansion approved by Auburn Board of Trustees

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    AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn University Board of Trustees has given final approval for the addition of a new state-of-the-art videoboard in the north end zone of Jordan-Hare Stadium. The vote and approval came at Friday's Board of Trustees meetings at The Hotel at Auburn...

    Tucker, Bagwell named Cullman County Schools Employees of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and AmFirst recognize a teacher and staff member each month of the school year. May Staff Member of the Month: Mack Tucker, bus driver, West Point Mack Tucker is a school bus driver at West Point. He is retiring this...

    Obituary: Ronald “Ron” Marce Huffman

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    Ronald "Ron" Marce Huffman, age 76, of Cullman Ronald "Ron" Marce Huffman, a devoted follower of Christ, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on the morning of May 30 at the age of 76. Ronald was born August 18, 1947, in...

    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...

    PREP CHEER: ‘I will always remember our community’: Good Hope’s Kailey White recaps Raider career

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- In this interview, I spoke with Good Hope senior cheerleader Kailey White. Kailey enjoyed her cheer career with the Raiders and she shared some of her favorite memories and talked about what it was like to be on the sideline...

    Plans for Alabama Basketball Training & Player Development Facility expansion and renovation announced

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama Athletics has formally proposed a Coleman Coliseum Basketball Training & Player Development Facility Expansion and Renovation, which is pending approval from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. The Board's Physical Properties Committee today recommended Stage I and II approval. The...

    Pet of the week: Meet a ladies man like Rico

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When the name Rico is heard, a picture of a smooth ladies man may come to mind. Often associated with “suave,” Rico is a name that embodies charm. Rico, the Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week, embodies every bit of his...

    Baileyton Town Council recognizes Parkside School achievement

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – At its monthly meeting on Monday, June 3, the Baileyton Town Council welcomed Parkside Principal Caleb Elrod, who expressed his appreciation for the council’s role in the school being named the 2023 CLAS Banner School last month. Council for Leaders in Alabama...

    Vinemont Town Council appoints Ross Campbell to vacant seat

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    VINEMONT, Ala. —The Vinemont Town Council at a special-called meeting on Monday, June 3, heard nominations and appointed Ross Campbell to the open seat vacated by Charlotte Cosper in April. Mayor Radginal Dodson, along with council members Chris Thompson, Nina Justice and Bonnie Goodwin, was...

    Storybook Trail installs new book for 2024 Birding Trail

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sportsman Lake Park’s Storybook Trail is home to a new book installation.  The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County are leaning into the recent naming of the trail on Alabama’s Birding Trail with the latest book “All the Birds...

    Ashley Mercantile opening new location in Muscle Shoals 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ashley Mercantile Owners Ryne and Heather Ashley on Thursday, June 6, announced the late-summer opening of a second location, which will be in Muscle Shoals.  Along with Muscle Shoals community members, many Cullman residents joined the Ashleys for the announcement at Ashley Mercantile...

    Cullman City Council names new fire chief, deputy chief 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday voted to name Darren Peeples chief of Cullman Fire Rescue. Councilman Brad Smith thanked all applicants, saying, “I think we did our due diligence there, and trying to just do everything best for the city of...

    Hands-free law grace period ends June 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The grace period for Alabama’s hands-free driving law, which went into effect in June 2023, will end June 15, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. According to drivesafealabama.org: “As of June 15, 2023, it’s illegal to hold a cell phone or any...

    Render Aid Alabama hopes to ‘normalize compassion for humanity’ with Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Render Aid Alabama  is on a mission to “normalize compassion for humanity” in the Cullman County area. One of the ways the organization hopes to achieve that goal is through its Elder Abuse Awareness Day event. On June 15, from...

    All the rage: Pop-up boutique shopping

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Five locally owned businesses came together on Sunday to host a pop-up sale at Doug Doggett Jewelers. Two business owners there were Savannah Nunnelley from Collier Custom Hats and Shayla Waldner from The Pink Boot Boutique. “One of the pop-up owner’s family owns...

    APT & NFHS Network agree to 5-year extension of AHSAA Football & Basketball Championships TV contract

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The AHSAA is pleased to announce that Alabama Public Television (APT) and the NFHS Network/Play On Sports have agreed to extend the AHSAA TV contract for the Super 7 Football Championships and State Basketball Championships through the 2028-29 school year. The five-year...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘This experience was one that words can’t describe’: Cold Springs’ Cole Bales looks back on Eagles career

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Cold Springs senior Cole Bales. He had so many great sports memories during his time as an Eagle and learned a lot in his years playing alongside so many great teammates. "My favorite memories would have...

    All Steak hosting Dueling Pianos Night June 20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - One of Cullman’s most popular date night spots is bringing the rivalry of the ivories to its halls. On June 20, from 6-8 p.m. patrons of the upscale restaurant are invited to experience the melodies of the Dueling Pianos, brought to...

    WSCC SOFTBALL: Wheeler named NFCA NJCAA All-American; Wheeler and Simon named to NFCA NJCAA South Region Team

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State’s Laura Leigh Wheeler is one of 38 student-athletes from 24 programs named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She and Wallace State pitcher Kaite Simon have also been named to the NFCA...

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library seeking sponsors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program that puts books into the hands of children from birth to age 5 each month at no cost. Beginning in 1995 in Parton’s native Sevier County, Tennessee, the program is now global, operated by...

    Ave Maria Grotto, St. Bernard Abbey announce major restoration project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The monks and staff of St. Bernard Abbey and Ave Maria Grotto on Monday, June 3, announced a major restoration project on the grounds of Ave Maria Grotto. This effort, which will help restore and preserve 125-plus structures in the park,...

    United Way of Cullman County announces relocation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) Executive Director Stephanie Childers, at the organization’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 30, at Loft 212, shared, “United Way of Cullman County is on the move! Literally!” UWCC is currently housed at the historic train depot...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘This team is not just a team, it’s a family’: Holly Pond’s Violet Adams reflects on Bronco years

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Holly Pond's Violet Adams spent several years competing with the Broncos track and field team and she shared some of her favorite memories and experiences with her teammates. "My favorite memory from track-and-field was when we won the sectional track meet...

    JSU launching public health degree programs, addressing critical need in Alabama

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Jacksonville State University (Jax State) is set to launch two innovative degree programs within the College of Health Professions and Wellness Department of Kinesiology in the Fall of 2024: a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) and a Master of Public Health...

    Alabama’s season ends in 6-4 loss to Florida at WCWS Sunday

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    OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama softball's 2024 season came to an end Sunday night at Devon Park, as the Crimson Tide lost to Florida, 6-4, in an elimination game at the Women's College World Series. For the 15th time in program history, Alabama (39-20) ends its season...

    Education Notes

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    Crane Hill’s Jordan Moore makes Mississippi College President's List CLINTON, Miss. - The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the President's List after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must maintain...

    WSCC Machine Tool Technology students place 2nd in Phillips Machinist Student Competition

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Students in Wallace State Community College’s Machine Tool Technology program recently won second place in the Phillips Machinist Student Competition sponsored by Maryland-based machine tool distributor Phillips Corporation.  The competition's goal was to encourage innovation within teams of students by taking a...

    Letter to the Editor: ‘Zero accountability’

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    (Published without edits) I used to go to the grocery store with my mama. Warehouse Discount Groceries hasn’t changed much in forty years; same comforting aromas of fresh produce and cardboard, same glazed concrete floors, same wood-framed shelves. I’m pretty sure you can still...

    WSCC: Registration open for summer career training courses

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Registration is now open for summer career training courses offered through Wallace State Community College’s Center for Career and Workforce Development. These short-term programs are designed to provide essential skills and hands-on experience for career advancement, whether you are looking to...

    Dental Arts launches community food drive in partnership with Cullman’s Little Pantry

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dental Arts has teamed up with Cullman's Little Pantry to host a community food drive aimed at combating hunger in Cullman. The drive, which runs now through the end of summer, invites residents to donate canned and non-perishable foods to support...

    Get ready for summer reading!

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    Cullman County Public Library System kick-off event June 5 CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Public Library System is gearing up for an exciting start to the 2024 Summer Reading Program, “Adventure Starts at the Library.” The kick-off event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1918, 1938

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    From the files of 1918 Doctor C. Stewart is attending court in Huntsville this week. A dance was enjoyed by the younger set at Quartette Hall, on Friday evening. Mrs. Annie Kinney has returned from a two-week’s stay in Florida. From the files of 1938 Alabama does note raise...

    More than 100 WSCC student athletes named on ACCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- More than 100 student athletes from all 12 sports teams at Wallace State Community College were recognized by the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) for academic achievement by being named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2024 semester. “These student-athletes...

    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...

    EMA launches new mass notification system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has rolled out its new mass notification system – Everbridge Mass Notification – and is encouraging residents to sign up. Cullman County EMA Specialist Brent McDonald said users can select severe weather and other desired...

    WSCC Adult Education and Center for Career and Workforce Development host 2024 graduation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Adult Education Department recently hosted its 2024 graduation, recognizing students who earned their General Education Development (GED) or high school diploma during the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition, the Center for Career and Workforce Development also recognized...

    Pet of the week: Shine bright like a Diamond

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week is Diamond, an approximately 1.5-year-old mix of Australian Shepard and pure happiness. Diamond is not just any dog; she's a unique blend of charm and energy, waiting for the perfect companion. Diamond’s happy disposition makes...

    Wallace State promotes Crider to head cross country coach

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College has promoted Tony Crider to head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, President Dr. Vicki Karolewics announced today. “Tony Crider has proven himself in his role as assistant coach to the Wallace State cross country teams....

    Cheese, cheese and more cheese!

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Grilled Cheese Festival in downtown Hanceville proved to be a huge success despite the morning rains that initially threatened to keep the crowds away on Saturday, May 25. The festival saw an impressive turnout with packed streets well into...

    West Point duos headed to High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Two West Point High School student duos have qualified for The Bass Federation 15th annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship. Pearce Parker and Kaylie Pearce landed in 10th place in the Alabama Bass Federation (ABF) State Tournament in...

    Wallace State hires Joseph Simmons as women’s basketball coach

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College has hired Joseph Simmons to lead the women’s basketball team, President Dr. Vicki Karolewics announced today. “We are proud to welcome Coach Simmons back to Wallace State and look forward to his continuing the tradition of winning for...

    Wallace State Men’s Golf 19th in nation; women’s Aidan Haithcock 22nd in nation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College men’s golf finished the season No. 19 in the nation after their appearance at the 2024 National Junior College (NJCAA) Division I Men’s National Championship at Rockwind Community Links Golf Club in Hobbs, NM. The squad finished 17th...

    Op-Ed: What an experience at the Cotton Row 5K!

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    For Memorial Day, several of my gym fitness friends and myself ventured to the Cotton Row 5K in Huntsville.  What an experience!  The 5K event featured 1,257 finishers in the race. Several friends and I also completed the race.  Fairview teachers Whitney Haynes and Leslie Arnold, as...

    Summer meals returning to county schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) and its workers are deeply committed to their motto, “School may be out, but no child should be left hungry. You can feed them.” This summer, CNP staff will ensure no child in...

    A day of remembrance

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    Cullman community honors fallen heroes CULLMAN, Ala. - Set against the backdrop of monuments commemorating various wars and the lives lost in them, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) led the community in a poignant memorial service at the Cullman Veterans Memorial Park within Sportsman Lake...

    Summer break food resources

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As summer sets in, it's a time of joy and relaxation for many families. However, for some, it can also bring about stressors and concerns about food security and availability. Cullman County Schools is offering one solution to this challenge. It recently...

    ONTO OKC! Alabama Softball headed to its 15th Women’s College World Series

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the 15th time in program history, Alabama softball will be heading to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City after defeating Tennessee, 4-1, Sunday in a winner-take-all game three in the Knoxville Super Regional round. Alabama will open play at the...

    COLUMN: Fishin’ and cheatin’ – caught lead handed!

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    I just read an article about a man who was disqualified from a fishing tournament for cheating. Y’all, I think Jesus is coming soon. Fishing is a sport that has long been known for its liars. Ever heard the term “fish story?” But when...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Women’ by Kristin Hannah

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    Kristin Hannah’s latest book is historical fiction set in 1966 during the Vietnam War. The first part of the book takes place in Vietnam. The second part is about the return home to the United States.  Frances “Frankie” McGrath has just completed nursing school. Her golden boy brother, Finley,...

    CCPS Kindergarteners perform ‘Lemonade!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kindergartners at Cullman City Primary School on Tuesday, May 21, presented “Lemonade!” a 20-minute musical for friends and family to mark the end of a notable year. The early learners had the chance to try out their practiced stage presence and perform...

    Vinemont to hold cleanup day for Henry and Roe Wood Park June 1

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont, local business the Man Cave Market and Cullman real estate agent Richard Neese are coming together to improve, clean up and revitalize the park between Vinemont High and Middle Schools, Henry and Roe Wood Park.  The park has been...

    Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force looks to educate community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force met Wednesday, May 22, at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Training Center. The gathering was a meet and greet of sorts, with Secretary Ana Claire Pealor revealing that while the task force is not a...

    Honoring those who sacrificed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteers gathered at the Cullman City Cemetery on Friday, May 24, to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces by placing flags at their graves. Under the guidance of the Cullman VFW, community members walked the cemetery, identifying...

    Cullman County Commission moves toward airport expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 21, approved plans for engineering services for the reconstruction of the apron and hangars to be constructed on a new taxiway at Cullman Regional Airport. Airport Director Ben Harrison said...

    Kerry Baswell newest Cullman County ADA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County District Attorney’s Office has a new assistant district attorney. Cullman County DA Champ Crocker recently announced the hiring of Kerry Baswell, who began the job May 17, 2024.  “Prior to joining this office, Mr. Baswell served as an assistant...

    CCBOE: 99.3% of third graders reading at or above grade level

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its monthly meeting Monday, May 20, heard a very positive update from Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette regarding the systems’ third graders. This school year is the first for the retention portion of the Alabama...

    The Crossing hosting bass tournament June 8 at Smith Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Crossing, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing food and other services to those in need in Cullman, is excited to host its first-ever bass tournament on June 8 at Smith Lake Park. Anglers from the community and beyond are invited...

    Pet of the week: Taste the rainbow with Skittles

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Grabbing a piece of the rainbow is easier than ever with Skittles, The Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week. Skittles is an approximately 3-year-old Australian Kelpie mix with deep brown eyes, a golden brown coat and large pointed ears that reveal every...

    (Updated) Police chase ends in wreck, 1 fatality, in south Cullman

    The victim Ellarea Dickson is pictured with her son, Sgt. John Dickson. (Morgan County Sheriff’s Office)
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    Updated at 6:34 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Crane Hill woman was killed in south Cullman Friday morning when the vehicle she was driving was struck as a result of a high-speed police chase. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Ellarea Dickson,...

    Curry hired as Wallace State Head Softball Coach, Cesepedes as Assistant

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community has hired former Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) softball coach Megan Curry to lead the Lions softball team, President Dr. Vicki Karolewics announced today. Sarah Cespedes has been hired as assistant coach. “Wallace State sets a high bar for Lions Softball...

    West Point Scholars Bowl team headed back to national championship

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point High School Scholars Bowl team will attend the National Academic Quiz Tournaments' High School National Championship Tournament in Atlanta this weekend, qualifying with its victory at the Cullman County High School Scholar Bowl Tournament, and following its...

    ALEA emphasizes boating safety, kill switch and wakesurfing regulations ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division joined organizations across the nation to participate and observe National Safe Boating Week, a global initiative which runs from May 18-24. Boating is a cherished pastime in Alabama, especially during the Memorial...

    Jordan Lee leads final 10 into Knockout Round, Thrift Banks $30K Big Bass Award at MLF General Tire Heavy Hitters on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 22, 2023) – The two anglers who dominated their respective groups during the Qualifying Round at General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops picked up right where they left off during Wednesday’s Knockout Round. Abu Garcia pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama, led the way with...

    Wallace State women’s tennis 9th in the nation, men finish 16th

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College’s women’s tennis team finished 9th in the nation after competing at the 2024 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s National Tournament recently in Tyler, Texas, and the men finished 16th at the 2024 NJCAA Men’s National...

    8 Cullman County seniors participate in North Alabama Academy of Craft Training signing day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Eight seniors from Cullman County accepted positions with various companies at the inaugural North Alabama Academy of Craft Training (ACT) signing day recently. “Join me in celebrating them for their decision to earn a skill and enter the workforce after high school...

    ALDOT limits road construction for Memorial Day weekend, reminds drivers of hands-free law

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation anticipates a higher than usual number of vehicles on Alabama’s roadways this weekend as Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start to the summer travel season. Drivers are advised to prepare for increased traffic and to...

    CCBOE recognizes student achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Prior to the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) monthly meeting, Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette recognized multiple student-athletes and scholars for their recent achievements. Allison Rice and Kallaway McKinnon from Cold Springs and Trey Thompson and Tyce Thompson from West Point were...

    Fairview’s Guyton inducted into UWA Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society

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    LIVINGSTON, Ala. – The University of West Alabama has announced 23 latest inductees into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society for the 2023-24 academic year. Leading the charge is the men's soccer and football teams with five each. Women's soccer and softball had two three,...

    Jordan Lee coasts to qualifying round win, Rose Wins $10K Big Bass Award at MLF General Tire Heavy Hitters on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 21, 2023) – Despite locking up a spot in the Knockout Round of General Tire Heavy Hitters 2024 at the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Presented by Bass Pro Shops during his first day on the water, pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama, used every minute of...

    Wallace State tops Salt Lake 9-6 at NJCAA World Series

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    OXFORD, Ala. -- The Lions’ bats were on fire during their first game at this year’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division I World Series. The 11th seeded Lions defeated the 6th seeded Salt Lake Bruins 9-6 at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Wallace State took...

    CPD’s Pounders joins Traffic Homicide Investigation unit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department recently congratulated Officer Zane Pounders for successfully completing Traffic Homicide Investigation parts one and two.  Chief David Nassetta said Pounders will now be assigned to the CPD Traffic Homicide Unit. “The Cullman Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit is a...

    Dinner on First ‘cornerstone event for our community’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The highly anticipated annual Dinner on First event once again exceeded expectations, drawing hundreds on Saturday, May 18, and raising a record amount of funds for the replacement of the Heritage Park playground and splashpad on the park's north side. Guests gathered along rows of neatly aligned tablescapes...

    Join the fun at Hanceville’s annual Kids Fish O’ Rama May 24

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The annual Kids Fish O' Rama tournament is set to take place Friday, May 24, at Veterans Park in Hanceville. Open to children aged 3-14, this event promises a day of fun and fishing. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m., with...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘Put all your faith and trust in the Lord’: Hanceville’s Katie Twilley recaps Bulldog years

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville senior Katie Twilley had a great sports career and made some great memories during her playing days. She played with a lot of great teammates at Hanceville, learned a lot from that experience and had nothing but good things to...

    Wallace State Nursing holds 1st of 2 pinning ceremonies for Class of 2024

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Department of Nursing Education recognized more than 75 graduates at the first of two pinning ceremonies for the class of 2024. Both the May and August ceremonies celebrate new nurses graduating from the program that has twice...

    Education notes

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    Cullman’s Caleb Norman named to spring 2024 Dean's List at Belmont University NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Caleb Norman was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University's spring 2024 Dean's List. Approximately 44% of the university's 7,338 undergraduate students qualified for the spring 2024 Dean's...

    Hanceville Park and Rec seeking sponsors for upcoming H.P.R Pro Rodeo

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The H.P.R Pro Rodeo is gearing up for its third year, promising to be bigger and better than ever. Scheduled for June 29 at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center, this action-packed event is set to provide a night of fun...

    First Source for Women hoping to raise more than ever with Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - First Source for Women is a pregnancy resource center that, through its advocacy and baby boutique, supports young and unprepared mothers through the trepidatious waters of motherhood. The nonprofit looks to the community for support in continuing its outreach programs with...

    Files from yesteryear: 1952

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    From the files of 1952 Hanceville cheerleaders this year ae Jo Vaughn, Hail Thomas, Belva Sue Johnson, Eleanor Gay Chappell, Margaret Johnson, Barbara Ann Johnson and Mona Ann Seibert. Private A.P. Alvis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Alvis, formerly of Garden City was killed in...

    Library Board talks progress, future plans

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library Board at its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 16, approved the addition of newly appointed Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) Assistant Director Shelby Creekmore to the CCPLB checking account as an authorized user and cardholder....

    Cullman County PALS Beautification Award nominations underway

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County People Against a Littered State (PALS) is currently accepting nominations for Beautification Awards. These awards are a physical recognition for local businesses, churches, practices and organizations that add to the beauty of the area with exceptional landscaping or design....

    Get ready for the sizzle: Hanceville’s 4th annual Grilled Cheese Festival coming May 25

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - On May 25, downtown Hanceville will transform into a hub of culinary delight and community celebration with the fourth annual Grilled Cheese Festival. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., attendees can indulge in a unique festival dedicated to everyone’s favorite comfort food: the...

    2 CHS Career Tech Education students honored

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two Career Tech students from Cullman High School’s Educators in Training program, Anna Hill and Maddie Doyle, received first place at the Future Teachers of Alabama State Conference for their submission to the "Grow Your Own" Video Lesson Competition. The pair won against...

    ‘Genius Hour’ at West Elementary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – West Elementary fourth and sixth graders participated in a “Genius Hour” program this year. “Mrs. Regan Caldwell, West Elementary School’s counselor, and I hosted what we call a ‘Genius Hour’ for grades four and six this year (one in the fall and...

    Vinemont Town Council announces Henry & Roe Wood Park cleanup day, Senior Citizens Day

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council at its recent meeting shared details about upcoming community initiatives. One such event is the Senior Citizens Day, scheduled for Monday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vinemont Community Center. Furthermore, the council announced a cleanup day...

    Pet of the week: Fly high with Maverick!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Maverick, The Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week, is a male Husky who is approximately 2 years old. He's described as a medium-energy, leash-savvy young male who understands personal space.  While at the kennel he has exhibited mistaken manners, he's exceptionally quiet...

    Cullman Electric’s ‘Touch a Truck’ coming this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Electric Cooperative’s Touch a Truck will take place Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cullman County Fairgrounds, with a sensory-friendly hour from 9-10. Admission is free. Touch a Truck is a family friendly event that offers children...

    Cullman Regional to establish Level II nursery as part of OB expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional is expanding obstetric and nursery services with the addition of a fourth OB- GYN physician, six neonatologists and four neonatal nurse practitioners to its medical staff, the hospital said in a media release this week. The new neonatology providers...

    WildWater to open Memorial Day weekend with new features; Heritage Park upgrades coming

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Executive Director Nathan Anderson told the Cullman City Council this week about plans for upgrades at Heritage Park, and announced that WildWater, the city’s aquatic recreation facility, is set to open on Memorial Day weekend...

    Wallace State’s Luke Fernandez named ACCC Pitcher of the Year

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State student-athlete Luke Fernandez was named Pitcher of the Year by the Alabama Community College Conference. Fernandez led the ACCC in strike outs. The freshman out of Cummings, Ga., smoked 100 batters for the season, 20 more than the next leading...

    WSCC Dental Hygiene graduates 26 from program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Dental Hygiene program held a pinning ceremony on May 8, recognizing 26 students successfully completing the program for the Class of 2024. “It will be an absolute honor for me to share the distinction of RDH (Registered Dental...

    Wallace State Celebrates commencement for Class of 2024

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Around 650 graduates participated in graduation ceremonies at Wallace State Community College on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Traditions Bank Arena inside Tom Drake Coliseum. Around 2,450 degrees and certificates will be awarded to the Class of 2024, including 1,100...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘I will cherish the memories and friends I made from these sports forever’: Dakota Overton recaps Raider years

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope senior Dakota Overton is preparing to graduate later this month and in this interview he discussed his stellar career on the basketball court and the baseball field during his years at Good Hope High School. "One of my favorite...

    Local area business spotlight: Hippie Hill Homestead

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    DANVILLE, Ala. - Jadyen Guthery is a mother, wife, homemaker and now a small business owner. As if her time wasn’t occupied enough with her 2-year-old daughter, Nellie, she and her husband have turned their brood of small backyard farm animals into a business, stemming from Guthery’s desire to live a...

    ‘This is what education is about’

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    Local sophomores launch summer business VINEMONT, Ala. -  Two Vinemont High School students have decided to take their summer plans into their own hands and start a business with the help of their teacher. Bryant Curvin and Braiden Denny have launched Good Ol’ Boys Lawncare. The...