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    Obituary: Melba Kay Pigg

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    Melba Kay Pigg, age 90 of the Sardis Community, Alabama, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Cullman Regional Center surrounded by her loved ones.   Kay was born on December 17, 1933, to Artris and Vashti Allcorn. She was a member of Sardis No. 2 Missionary...

    Dr. Brad Stapler to be next Principal at Fairview High School

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its May 20, 2024, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette’s recommendation to hire Dr. Brad Stapler as the next principal of Fairview High School. Stapler replaces Dr. Johnny Whaley, who is leaving Cullman...

    Obituary: Peggy Joyce Sims

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    Peggy Joyce Sims, age 86, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

    Obituary: Keith Sexton

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    Keith Sexton, age 65, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

    Obituary: Retha Johnson

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    Retha Johnson, age 72, of Haleyville, Alabama passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

    Obituary: William Herbert Fuqua

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    William Herbert Fuqua, age 77, of Joppa, Alabama passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

    Obituary: Kay Ellen Nolte

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    Kay Ellen Nolte, age 79, of Madison, Alabama passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

    Obituary: Mary Faye Robinson

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    Mary Faye Bright Robinson, of Holly Pond, Alabama, entered into the presence of our Lord on Saturday morning, May 18, 2024, at the age of 79. Mrs. Robinson was born in Marshall County, Alabama, on September 19, 1944, to the late William C. “Bill”...

    Obituary: Robert Nathan Mixon

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    Mr. Mixon, age 59 of Cullman, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024. He was born, to William Beall Mixon and Geraldine Solomon Mazza.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Michael Mixon, Erney Breski and Paul Breski.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret Runge;...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 20, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 20, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  May 16  domestic violence; CR 216  burglary; Hwy. 91  using false identity to avoid arrest; CR 565  unlawful breaking...

    Obituary: Joseph Mitchell Wilson

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    Celebration of Life for Joseph Mitchell Wilson, age 74 of Hanceville, will be on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 141 Colony Rd, Hanceville, AL 35077.  Mr. Wilson passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Cullman Regional. He was...

    Obituary: Margaret Ann Bell

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    Funeral service for Margaret Ann Bell, age 75, of Cullman, is Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel First Baptist Church, with Bro. Chris Chambless officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the church and interment will...

    ACES: 4-H BIGGEST Catch contest featuring new categories for 2024

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The Alabama 4-H BIGGEST Catch contest is back for another year with some new competition categories. Emily Nichols, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H natural resources specialist, said she is excited to add new components to this year’s competition. “This is...

    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...

    ADCNR: Eastern indigo release adds 40 to Conecuh National Forest

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    A project to restore the Eastern indigo snake to Alabama is one step closer to its goal with the release of 40 indigos in the Conecuh National Forest on Saturday, May 11, 2024. The reintroduction project aims to establish a viable population of this...

    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...

    Obituary: Jayne Braswell Cobb​

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    Jayne Braswell Cobb, 86, of Cullman left this world to be with her Lord and Savior on May 16 after a long illness. Jayne was born on July 13, 1937, in South Walter to Rev. A. E. (Earl) and Mrs. Johnnie Braswell, the youngest...

    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....

    Cullman Regional Foundation donates $150K for new ambulance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Regional Foundation Board of Trustees recently  donated $150,000 to Cullman Regional for a new ambulance at Cullman Emergency Medical Services (EMS). "The generous giving from the community and fundraising efforts from the Gala have allowed for the donation," said Cullman...

    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...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 17, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 17, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   May 15  duty upon striking unattended vehicle; person; damage to...

    Obituary: Franklin D. Speakman

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    Franklin D. Speakman, 81, of Falkville, Alabama, entered into his heavenly home on Wednesday evening, May 15, 2024. Mr. Speakman was born in Cullman County, Alabama, on August 27, 1942, to the late Irwin Washington and Bessie Mildred Massey Speakman.  Mr. Speakman married his wife,...

    Obituary: Sandra Denise Long

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    Sandra Denise Long, age 63, of Guntersville, Alabama passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024.  A visitation for Sandra will be held Monday, May 20, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moss-Service Funeral Home, 1901 2nd Avenue, N.W., Cullman, Alabama 35055. A funeral...

    Obituary: Jaudon William Wiggins

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    Jaudon William Wiggins, “Don”, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. He was born on August 31, 1933, in Duncanville, Alabama, to Lottie Grace and Marion Richmond Wiggins, and grew up with three brothers and two sisters 13 miles from...

    ‘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...

    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...

    ‘Stamp Out Hunger’: Cullman Caring for Kids sees large donation from postal worker drive

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Caring for Kids this week received a massive product donation to its food pantry, thanks to the Cullman Post Office. As part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, held in conjunction with United...

    2 arrested following crash, pursuit

    Antonio Dequan Hasberry and Diaundre Rashad Perez (Cullman Police Department)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Two Jefferson County men were arrested in Cullman County Thursday, May 16, after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop, according to the Cullman Police Department. “Officer Chad Ashworth stopped the subjects on Cherokee Avenue. During the stop the driver intentionally backed into the...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 16, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 16, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  May 13  possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 1184  theft of property; CR 1223  burglary; CR 1477  domestic violence; CR...

    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...

    Cullman City Council moves toward airport expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved resolutions to complete several years of pavement repairs and upgrades at Cullman Regional Airport, and pave the way for future expansion of facilities and services. The council voted to enter contracts with Goodwyn Mills...

    Obituary: Matthew James Baker

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    He was preceded in death by his partner, Patty Sterling; parents: Deirl & Geree Baker; nephew, Jashua Kanaday and great niece, Anna Hocutt.  Matthew is survived by his brothers: Carter Baker, Rayburn Baker, Kenneth Baker, and Luke Baker, sisters: Tina Baker Armstrong and Janet Baker...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 15, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 15, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   May 13  criminal trespass-2nd degree; Wal-Mart; Hwy. 157  theft of property-4th...

    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...

    Vinemont holds inaugural Farmers and Makers Market

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont welcomed in the warm weather and took advantage of the sunshine on Saturday, May 11, at the  inaugural Farmers and Makers Market. The market was a collective gathering of the area’s artisans, makers and farmers, all...

    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...

    Obituary: Donald Edward Massey

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    A Celebration of Life for Donald Edward Massey, age 76 of Vinemont, will be from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Northbrook Baptist Church with Keith Warden and Wade Maynard officiating.  Mr. Massey passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at...

    Obituary: Frederick Earnest Tetro Jr.

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    Frederick Earnest Tetro, Jr., age 68 of Trussville, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2024, at St. Vincent's East. He was born Monday, May 7, 1956, to Frederick Tetro and Vivian Tetro.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Tetro;...

    Obituary: Norma Fae Neely

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    Funeral service for Norma Fae Neely, age 88, of Cullman, is Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Ed Flaig officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. and interment will be at Center...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 14, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 14, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents May 13 unlawful breaking and entering of motor vehicle; person;...

    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...

    Good Hope City Council applying for USDA Grant to build new multi-use community center

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope City Council held its first May meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and passed a pair of Resolutions to get the ball rolling on a new project. The Council is applying for a Rural Development...

    Cullman’s Truth in Nature chapter calls for volunteer outdoorsmen to mentor young men

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Truth in Nature, a nationwide outdoor ministry, has a simple but powerful mission: to support young men from fatherless and single-parent homes by fostering a connection with nature, community and faith. The local Cullman chapter, led by Program Director Brian Burchett,...

    ‘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...

    Obituary: Ricky E. McMinn

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    Funeral Service for Ricky Eugene McMinn, age 71 of Cullman, will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Sidney McMinn officiating, burial at McMinn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6: p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14,...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 13, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 13, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  May 9  possession of dangerous drugs; possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 1668  burglary; CR 1477  theft of property;...

    2 Cullman County Schools recognized for excellence at state event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) recognized Parkside and Cullman Area Technology Academy on Monday as Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 6. Parkside won Banner School for State School Board District 6. "A total of 32 schools...

    Gulf State Park Pier repairs reach milestone

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    The reconstruction of the Gulf State Park Pier reached a milestone recently when the walkway to the octagon on the end was partially completed. Lamar Pendergrass, the South Region operations supervisor for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) State Parks Division, said...

    Ivey signs ‘most significant amendment to Alabama’s public records law in over 50 years’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday, May 8, signed Senate Bill 270, a bill to set specific timelines that public entities in Alabama must follow when responding to public records requests. Sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr and Rep. Cynthia Almond, Senate Bill...

    Obituary: Edward Louie Scarborough

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    Edward Louie Scarborough, 66, “Special Ed”, “Fast Eddie”, “Big Ed”, “Grandaddy” and “Dad”, went to his heavenly home on May 10, 2024. He was surrounded by his immediate family at UAB hospital after a battle with ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome). To know Ed...

    Maldonado, Lindsey named to ACCS All-Alabama Academic Team

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Two Wallace State Community College students were recognized recently at the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) All-Alabama Academic Team Banquet in Birmingham. Vianney Verdin Maldonado and Makayla Lindsey represented Wallace State as the college’s 2024 All-Alabama Academic Team scholars. “We are extremely proud...

    United Way of Cullman County hosting Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet May 30

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) will host its Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 30, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Loft 212, where the past year’s community efforts and endeavors will be recognized and honored publicly. Also...

    Flooding rainfall and potential severe weather coming this week

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    CLANTON, Ala. -- Several upper-level disturbances will affect the state this week. The first will produce rain and thunderstorms beginning this evening in the western sections of the state and spreading eastward across most areas Monday into Tuesday. The highest threat will be flooding rainfall,...

    Wallace State Respiratory Therapy graduates 23 from program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.  — Wallace State Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program held a pinning ceremony on May 8, recognizing 23 students successfully completing the program for the Class of 2024. “This pinning ceremony marks the important transition from student to respiratory therapist,” said Program Director Ashley...

    Obituary: Garlan A. Hood

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    Funeral Service for Garlan A. Hood, age 90 of Cullman, will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Alton King officiating; burial at Cullman City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday,...

    Obituary: Jennifer Ann Folette​

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    Graveside service for Jennifer Ann Follette, age 47, were held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Panama Cemetery with Rev. Larry Duke officiating.  Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Follette passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Cullman...

    ‘I promised Curt I would never let him be forgotten’

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    Annual Clothed in Cullman event raises funds for Curt’s Closet CULLMAN, Ala. - Curt’s Closet held its largest fundraiser of the year on Thursday night, May 9, at Stone Bridge Farms’ Browne Stone Centre. The house was packed for the sold-out event, and the community...

    Best in Show

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    CHS art student Lane McLeod wins U.S. Congressional Art Competition CULLMAN, Ala. - A young artist from Cullman High School has won the prestigious Best in Show award for the 4th Congressional District's Annual Art Competition.CHS student Lane McLeod was awarded a trophy and scholarship,...

    Sullivan Creek Ranch hosting 5th annual Gather and Branding Day May 19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Step into the world of traditional ranching with the Sullivan Creek Ranch as it opens its doors for the 2024 Gather and Branding event. Scheduled for Sunday, May 19, starting at 8 a.m., this annual event promises an authentic glimpse into...

    Cornerstone Revival ALTARED Youth group holding BBQ fundraiser

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cornerstone Revival Center (CRC) ALTARED Youth group is hosting a BBQ fundraiser to support its growing ministry.  Youth Pastor Jordan Fitzgerald and his wife, Jade, run CRC’s Youth Ministry. “Every Friday night, our ALTARED Youth meets for service, Bible study or fun and fellowship. On these Friday...

    Obituary: Donald Wayne Harrison

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    Donald Wayne Harrison passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024. He was born Tuesday, December 1, 1953, to Tharon Harrison and Methel Harvison.  He was preceded in death by his parents and Siblings.  Survivors include his brother, Robert (Jane) Franklin Harrison; Nieces Renee Way and Nanette...

    Obituary: Patricia White Smith​

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    Patricia White Smith entered into the presence of our Lord on Thursday evening, May 9, 2024, at the age of 72. Mrs. Smith was born in Cullman County, Alabama, on January 11, 1952, to the late Loyd James and Maureen Crawford White.   Mrs. Smith is...

    Obituary: Melba Jean Scott

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    Funeral service for Melba Jean Walling Lindsey Scott, 90, will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11th, 2024, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery, 31 North, Vinemont, AL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 10, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 10, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No arrests or incidents reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   May 7  unlawful breaking entering of motor vehicle; theft of...

    Obituary: Thomas E. Hall​

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    Funeral services for Thomas E. Hall, 87, of Colony, Alabama will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 10th at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. The burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation for the public will be from 11 a.m. to 1...

    Obituary: Hazel Marie Culp​

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    Graveside Service for Hazel Marie Culp, age 76, will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024, at Union Grove Cemetery with Chris Brooks officiating; burial at Union Grove Cemetery in Holly Pond, AL.  Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Culp...

    Obituary: Lennes Mae Cheatham​

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    Lennes Mae Cheatham, age 76, of Berlin, AL, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. There will be a memorial service for Ms. Cheatham announced, at a later date.  Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve...

    Vintage Magnolias hosting Mother’s Day tea and book signing with local author Beverly Davis May 11

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Vintage Magnolias in Hanceville is set to host a Mother's Day tea and book signing event on Saturday, May 11, featuring local author Beverly Davis. The event promises a charming afternoon of tea, shopping and fellowship, starting at noon, with the...

    The Link community education courses beginning May 13

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County is knee-deep in preparations for its community education classes that are set to begin on May 13.  “The Link is driven to empower individuals and families to build sustainable paths toward self-sufficiency and resilience. We not only...

    Aspen Institute names Wallace State semifinalist for prestigious 2025 Aspen Prize

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    WASHINGTON D.C. – On May 7, the Aspen Institute named Wallace State Community College as a semifinalist for the 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million award is the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges. The...

    Pet of the week: Toby, the gentle giant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Pets are great additions to any family or household, often ending up  loving, cherished members of the family. Prospective pet parents often look for a fluffy pal that can play around in the yard but also alert when danger lurks. Lucky...

    Fact check: Potential Topre America employees not undocumented

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    The following is a follow-up to www.cullmantribune.com/2024/05/08/going-to-work-100-plus-apply-for-positions-at-topre CULLMAN, Ala. - Topre America in Cullman is not hiring undocumented immigrants or busing undocumented Haitian workers to the Cullman Career Center, as has been erroneously reported in social media, according to City of Cullman and Cullman County...

    3 juvenile escapees captured in Cullman County 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Three juvenile escapees from Jefferson County are in custody following a pursuit in Cullman County. At approximately 4 p.m. today, Thursday, May 9, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Gold Ridge area. The driver of the vehicle...

    Severe weather threat continues through Friday morning

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    CLANTON, Ala. -- Through 6 pm, the greatest threat of severe weather will be generally south of I-20 and east of I-65 where scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue.  Damaging wind gusts, hail, localized flash flooding and a tornado or two will be possible. Additional...

    Fairview Town Council approves funds for VFD

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – At its monthly meeting on Monday, May 6, the Fairview Town Council voted to assist the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department with some necessary purchases. Fire Chief Alan Miner requested that the council consider assisting the fire department with its purchase of new...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 9, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 9, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  May 6  domestic violence; Hwy. 157  theft of property; CR 1428  domestic violence; CR 1160  Harassment; Hwy. 91  May 7  possession...

    Lauren Agnello of Cullman receives UA Department of Art and Art History Outstanding Student Award

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce the six recipients of our Outstanding Student Awards for academic year 2023-2024, awarded in recognition of their exemplary dedication and commitment to academic or artistic achievement, during Honors Day...

    ‘It’s going to make a huge difference’: Hanceville Softball celebrates new additions to Rayford Talley Athletic Training Center

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville High School Softball hosted an open house to celebrate and show off its new additions to the Rayford Talley Athletic Training Facility Wednesday afternoon. Two indoor nets, a new pitching machine and additions to the field turf have been installed...

    Baileyton Town Council names Jennifer Harlow Volunteer of the Year

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – At its monthly meeting on Monday, May 6, the Baileyton Town Council presented the Volunteer of the Year award to Jennifer Harlow. Councilman Dewayne Sumner shared, “A volunteer is a person who steps up and does things for the betterment of others...

    Holly Pond increases budgets for infrastructure, prepares to update scrapyard ordinance

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday passed amendments to add funds to two infrastructure budgets, pointing to the cost of recently completed and planned projects. The amendments add a total of $35,000 to the Street and Park Lighting budgets for...

    Going to work: 100-plus apply for positions at Topre  

    Cullman Career Center (File photo)
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    ‘It is a terrible disservice to our community, the State of Alabama and Topre America for a social media blog to disseminate unsubstantiated claims that spark controversy’CEDA Director Dale Greer CULLMAN, Ala. - Despite online rumors perpetuated by a local blog on Wednesday, May 8,...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Vinemont splits East Regional matchups with Hokes Bluff, Geraldine

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    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles hit the road to begin their run at this year’s 3A East Regional Tournament at Sand Mountain Park in Albertville and after dropping their first game of the day to Hokes Bluff, they bounced back with a win...

    Obituary: Brandi Herron Elrod

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    Brandi Herron Elrod, age 47, passed from this life on Tuesday May 7, 2024, at her home in New Port Richey, Florida.   Brandi was born February 10, 1977 in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was the oldest daughter of Curtis Harold Herron.  Brandi loved Jesus first and foremost....

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 8, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 8, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  No arrests or incidents reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents   May 2  retail theft of property-3rd degree; Wal-Mart; general merchandise;...

    Crane Hill man’s bond revoked on sodomy, rape charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Crane Hill man is behind bars following his arrest on May 5, 2024, on multiple bond revocation charges. Austin Chase Ray Van Keuren, 27, was arrested by deputies for statutory rape, sodomy (with a woman, strong arm), unlawful possession of drug...

    Obituary: Rita Ann Sparman​

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    Rita Ann Sparman, known to most as Maw-Maw, 78 years of age, of Empire, Alabama went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday May 3, 2024. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 2, 1946.  Preceded in death by her husband Fred Rutkowski...

    Join the 2nd annual Picnic with Ponies May 18

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - A Leap of Faith Equestrian Center LLC in Vinemont invites the community to its second annual Picnic with Ponies event, set for May 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This family friendly event promises a day full of activities, music and food...

    Obituary: Steve Rasnick​

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    Steven Odell Rasnick, age 66, of Cullman passed away on May 4, 2024.  There are no services planned at this time.  Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.  Please visit www.cullmanfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook. 

    Obituary: Brenda Bailey

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    Funeral service for Brenda Kay Bailey, age 81, of Hanceville, is Friday, May 10, 2024, at 12:30 p.m., at Shelton Grove Baptist Church in Cold Springs. Mrs. Bailey will lie in state from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will be...

    Stony Lonesome Sasquatch Mud Run 2024 coming this Saturday

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    BREMEN, Ala. - The Stony Lonesome Sasquatch Mud Run will take place this Saturday, May 11, at 8 a.m. at Stony Lonesome OHV Park.  Cullman County Parks and Recreation Marketing Director Sara Morgan said the department has been hosting the mud run for nine years...

    Vivi B Bakes holds 1st public pop-up shop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If the Shoe Fits held so much more than adorable shoes, clothing and accessories on Thursday, May 2. Vivian Brock, a recent Holly Pond High School graduate, brought her talent to the storefront, in the form of her delectable baked goods from Vivi B Bakes.  Brock had...

    Obituary: Pascal Eugene Nelson, “Billy”​

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    Services will be held at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday May 8, 2024, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Delbert Freeman and Wade Warren officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8, 2024, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home. The burial...

    Obituary: George Marion Teague

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    George Marion Teague of Vinemont, Alabama passed away May 7, 2024. George graduated Vinemont High School in 1981, and went on to serve our country in the US Air Force for two years. Following his return from service, George received his Bachelor’s Degree in...

    Obituary: Christopher Glenn Rhodes 

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    Christopher Glenn Rhodes  Funeral services for Christopher Glenn Rhodes, originally of Good Hope, will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Mt. Joy Baptist Church.  Burial will follow the service in the adjoining cemetery.  Visitation will be prior to the service from noon to...