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    Arrests and Incidents reported July 12, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 12, 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  July 10  retail theft of property-3rd degree; Wal-Mart; fishing equipment;...

    ‘We want to invest in their lives’: Wallace State hosts Elementary STEAM Camp

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This week, Wallace State Community College hosted local elementary school students for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Academy and it was a great opportunity for the students to learn a variety of new skills. Over the course of...

    Pet of the week: How ’bout this lil Rascal?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Rascal is a 1-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who displays low/medium energy. This exciting lil fellow will keep you entertained with his exceptional personality. If you're seeking a loving companion he's the one for you as he longs to be by your side...

    Vinemont council approves BBQ Fest plans, discusses monthly senior luncheon

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council on Monday, July 8, approved plans for the town’s annual BBQ Fest and discussed the monthly senior luncheon. This month’s senior citizens luncheon will be held Monday, July 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vinemont Community Center,...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 11, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 11, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents No incidents reported. Arrests July 8 – July 10 Adams, Alyssa G.; 24 FTA – DUI (alcohol) Auston, Jacob N.;...

    Take advantage of Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday July 19-21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alabama's 19th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2024, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21, 2024. This is your chance to save while shopping for school-related items in preparation for the upcoming...

    Grady Malone sworn in as newest Vinemont Town Councilman

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont has a new town council member. On July 8, Grady Malone was sworn in to take Place 5, the seat former Councilwoman Sonya Copeland unexpectedly vacated last month. Malone was sworn in by Cullman County District Judge Chad Floyd at...

    ALEA: 9 traffic fatalities, 3 drownings, 0 boating fatalities over 4th of July weekend

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Over the course of an extended five-day enforcement period, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated a total of nine traffic fatalities and three non-boating fatalities (drownings). However, this was the third year in a row where the state...

    Oneonta man,19, drowns in Smith Lake

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    BREMEN, Ala. -  A 19-year-old from Oneonta drowned in Smith Lake on Wednesday, July 10. Just past noon, Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said, he was notified of a possible drowning at Smith Lake. "The call came in around 12:30 p.m.," he said. "It happened around the...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 10, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 10, 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  July 9  criminal trespass-2nd degree; criminal mischief-3rd degree; Cullman Park...

    Tribune brings home 38 Alabama Press Association Media Awards

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Tribune recently brought home 38 awards from the Alabama Press Association (APA) Media Awards Summer Convention, held in late June in Orange Beach. The awards  recognize the many news publications throughout Alabama and spotlight those that uphold the spirit...

    Celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day this Saturday, July 13 in Berlin

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    Sweet Grown Alabama Day means showing love to Alabama farmers, and we want to invite you to join us on Saturday, July 13, to celebrate all things local. Participating is as simple as supporting an Alabama farmer. We encourage you to make a purchase...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 9, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 9, 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 July 6 domestic violence-3rd degree – menacing; person; Meadow LN....

    CCPS Principal Shaddix honored as State Administrator of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) Principal Elizabeth Shaddix has been awarded the prestigious Chiquita Marbury Award for School Administrator of the Year, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education.Presented annually at the Alabama Educational Technology Conference, the award honors Chiquita Marbury's...

    The Pantry at The Link opens doors after 2-week hiatus

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tuesday, July 9, will mark the re-opening of The Link of Cullman County’s former program, the Master's Hand Food Pantry – with a brand new moniker (The Pantry at The Link) and client procedures. On Monday, July 8, the team at The...

    Sen. Garlan Gudger issues 1st public statement since July 4 jet ski accident

    Sen. Garlan Gudger (Alabama Senate)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, on Sunday, July 7, issued a public statement from UAB Hospital, where he remains under treatment following a serious Fourth of July jet ski accident that resulted in three fractured vertebrae, six fractured ribs, a punctured lung...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 8, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 8, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  June 3  possession of drug paraphernalia; Hwy. 278E  harassment; trespassing; Poplar Dr. SW  June 4  domestic violence; Hwy. 69S  assault;...

    91st ADSFR adds dock space, new categories

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    A new dock and boardwalk, a new live weigh-in category and a new species for catch and release are among the highlights for the 91st annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR), set for July 19-21 at the rodeo site on Dauphin Island. The new...

    Watermelons: A treat to beat the summer heat

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — When the summer sun is scorching, there is little more refreshing than a juicy slice of watermelon. Whether from a farmers market or straight from the garden, it’s important to pick watermelons at peak ripeness. Bethany O’Rear, an Alabama Cooperative Extension...

    Fox bites Atmore resident; precautions are advised as fox is confirmed as positive for rabies

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An older Atmore resident was returning from grocery shopping and unloading her vehicle. While holding a loaf of bread in hand, seemingly from out of nowhere, she was attacked and bitten by a fox.  The fox was taken to the Alabama Department...

    Learn to manage wildlife conflicts at free workshop July 11

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Farming often involves dealing with unwanted wildlife, which can cause significant damage to crops and livestock. To address these challenges, the Cullman County Extension Office and the North Alabama Agriplex are co-hosting the Wildlife vs. Farm Life - Military Veteran &...

    Outlaw Arenacross Pro-Am event coming to Cullman, fundraiser for Cullman Caring for Kids

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center will host the Outlaw Arenacross Pro-Am event on July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. Gates open at 2 p.m., welcoming motocross enthusiasts and families to enjoy thrilling races, community engagement and support for a...

    Little Pink Dress returns Oct. 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation’s (CCBBF’s) largest fundraiser of the year is coming up and tickets are available now. The Little Pink Dress benefit has successfully raised thousands of dollars over the years. CCBBF was started by Mary Dyer, who would...

    Cullman Electric Cooperative building ‘birthday boxes’ for local children

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – TheCullman Electric Cooperative (CEC) is teaming up with the Cullman County Department of Human Resources (DHR) to provide “birthday boxes” to as many foster children and children in care as possible through the Birthday Box Summer Giveback Program. From Cullman County DHR...

    Scottsboro man dies after Cullman County crash

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m. Friday, July 5, claimed the life of a Scottsboro man. Justin R. Bradford, 30, was critically injured when the 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle he was operating struck a 1999 Ford F150 driven...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 5, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 5, 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  June 29  retail theft of property-3rd degree; Wal-Mart; general merchandise;...

    City adding 4 covered pickleball courts near Active Adult Center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recreation lovers in Cullman will soon to be able to enjoy four new covered pickleball courts. The City of Cullman is set to open the courts in early August. Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Executive Director Nathan Anderson shared, “We appreciate...

    H.P.R Pro Rodeo packs Ag Center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center was alive with energy and excitement on June 29 as the H.P.R Pro Rodeo took center stage, with the third annual event drawing a packed house. American flags hung proudly in the rafters and were...

    First Source For Women in urgent need of donations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - First Source For Women, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting mothers and families in Cullman County and surrounding areas, is urgently seeking donations to continue providing essential resources. The organization recently announced on Facebook a critical shortage of size 4 diapers,...

    Pet of the week: Welcome sweet Dixie home

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dixie is an 11-month-old wire-haired terrier mix who exhibits medium energy. She is a true lover of life and her joyful antics will keep you entertained whenever you are near. Dixie finds solace sitting by your side and playing with her favorite toy....

    (UPDATED) Sen. Garlan Gudger injured in jet ski accident on Smith Lake; prognosis ‘good’

    Sen. Garlan Gudger (Alabama Senate)
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    Updated July 5, 2024, at 5:08 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, was injured in a jet ski accident on Smith Lake on the afternoon of July 4. He was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham and is currently in the ICU, but...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 4, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 4, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  July 1  receiving stolen property; possession of marijuana; possession of dangerous drugs; possession of drug paraphernalia;...

    Holly Pond pursues infrastructure improvements, declines alcohol review

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday, July 1, voted to pursue infrastructure improvements at the town ball fields, library and Finley Circle, while declining to review a proposal for alcohol sales in the town. The council voted to order new...

    Senators Greg Reed, Garlan Gudger announce renovation completion and installation of navigational lights at Duncan Bridge

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    ARLEY, Ala. – Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper, president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate, and Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, on July 3, 2024, announced the completion of renovations that include navigational lights at Duncan Bridge on Smith Lake.  Duncan Bridge was built in 1967 and...

    The Link hosting Kindergarten Readiness Camps this month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The Link of Cullman County is gearing up to host two Kindergarten Readiness Camps this month. Each is a five-day, two hours per day program designed to ease incoming kindergarteners who may not have been in any pre-school setting into a...

    Smith Lake Park 4th of July Fireworks Festival: Know price before you go

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For years, Smith Lake Park has played host to a popular Fourth of July celebration. This year, the cost to enter will be $5 per person, or $20 per car. Smith Lake Park has traditionally charged admission of around $5 per attendee,...

    Hall of Fame: Royals induct Auburn’s Bo Jackson

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Entering atop a Corvette and taking a slow lap around the stadium where the legend he first fashioned at Auburn further grew, Bo Jackson received a standing ovation Saturday from Kansas City Royals fans, many wearing No. 16 jerseys. “When I...

    Caring for garden pollinators during summer

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Summer is an active season for pollinators, but it doesn’t mean humans should count on the garden to provide everything that pollinators need to survive. It is up to gardeners to make sure these pollinators have what they need to...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 3, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 3, 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   June 1  theft of property-4th degree; Wal-Mart; general merchandise; $59;...

    Cullman County Tourism Bureau selects Sprout Fiber Internet to support events at Smith Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Starting with the TNT Fireworks Bassmaster Elite tournament and festival that was held June 27-30, 2024, all guests, vendors and anglers visiting Smith Lake Park can connect to free Wi-Fi powered by Sprout Fiber Internet. Over the past several months, the...

    Legendary local coach Dafford Smith dies at 88

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – One of the community's most respected sports figures, Cullman County Hall of Fame Coach Dafford Smith, died Sunday at the age of 88. Smith spent decades across his coaching career impacting countless lives throughout the community and his legacy still holds...

    Cheerleading Team-Up

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    CHS, West Point and CGCA cheerleaders partner for clinic CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cheerleaders from Cullman High School, West Point High School and Cullman Gymnastics and Cheer Academy teamed up on June 27 for a cheer clinic bringing together dozens of cheerleaders from across the city...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 2, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 2, 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 June 27 retail theft of property-3rd degree; Wal-Mart; fishing pole;...

    Vinemont man dead after shooting; CCSO searching for suspect

    Jamarion Allen Harrison (2023 photo/Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A shooting on July 1 in the Vinemont area resulted in the death of Dylaan Bomberry-Wright, 29, of Vinemont. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is searching for suspect Jamarion Allen Harrison, 20, of Birmingham. The CCSO said deputies and investigators responded to...

    Baileyton woman dies following multivehicle crash

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    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A Baileyton woman died after a multivehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:39 p.m. Monday, July 1. Alabama State Troopers identified the victim as Brenda R. Reed, 78. Troopers said she was critically injured when the 1999 GMC Sonoma she was...

    Cullman City Schools renovations continue

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With students away from campuses for the summer, Cullman City Schools is full steam ahead working on renovations and improvement projects across several campuses to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year.The Cullman Middle School expansion and renovation is arguably the biggest...

    ‘Our goal is to help create tomorrow’s leaders: CCSO hosts Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) hosted this year’s Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy (SYLA) last week and CCSO was excited to work with a great of more than 25 students from county, city, private and home schools. Sheriff Matt Gentry believes...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 1, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 1, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  June 27 possession of dangerous drugs; tampering with physical evidence; CR 1605  theft of property; CR 1422  domestic...

    New soaker hoses installed at Logan and Cleveland Community Garden

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Since the opening day of the season, the Logan and Cleveland Community Garden has been a hive of activity, with community gardeners, volunteers and project managers working to make several improvements and additions. Their efforts have significantly enhanced the space's beauty...

    The Link monthly community meal a success despite format change

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County's monthly community meal on Thursday, June 27, saw a large turnout, despite ongoing construction. The usual communal dining experience was transformed into a drive-through format to accommodate the center’s progress. Volunteers from this month’s sponsor organization, Daystar...

    Beekeepers monitor hives for Africanized honeybees after confirmed detection in Alabama

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The Apiary Protection Unit of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) confirmed the presence of Africanized honeybees (AHBs) in beehives in Jackson and St. Clair counties through genetic testing. Officials at ADAI are developing a strategic monitoring plan for...

    Applications open July 1 for Wallace State Nursing

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education is accepting applications for admission to the program in the Spring 2025 semester. Applications will be accepted July 1 through Oct. 1 for three different pathway options: Traditional ADN and PN Nursing...

    CHS graduate’s team places 2nd in international aeronautics competition, top among U.S. entries

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Nicholas Ruse, 19, a 2023 Cullman High School graduate studying electrical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, helped his team win out over all other U.S. entries to take second place honors in the world at the American Astronautical...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic hosts health expo

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Good Samaritan Health Clinic on Friday, June 28, partnered with staff of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System to host a health expo, offering clinic patients information on nutrition, living with diabetes and simple home fitness routines. Della Bramley shared examples of...

    Alabama DHR cautions SNAP recipients against phone scammers

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Human Resources is issuing a warning as reports of thieves targeting recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with fraudulent phone calls have recently increased. There has been an uptick in the number of fraudulent calls received...

    CPD adds dual purpose motorcycles to fleet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department recently added two dual purpose motorcycles to be used in and around parks to improve response times in emergency situations.  Sgt. Chuck Shikle and Motor Officer Don Slocumb shared that the ease of deployment with these motorbikes through...

    12 Wallace State students earn medals at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

    Kyndall Winters of Nauvoo celebrates winning a gold medal in esthetics at the 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A dozen Wallace State Community College students brought home medals after competing at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this week in Atlanta. “We commend our SkillsUSA Medalists and their faculty, and we are very proud of all of our outstanding...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 28, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 28, 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  June 26  theft of property-4th degree; Cullman Bowling Center; cash;...

    Maddux found guilty of 2017 murder of stepfather

    William Thomas Maddux (Cullman Police Department)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County jury on Friday, June 28, found William Thomas Maddux, 33, of Cullman County, guilty of murder in the Nov. 12, 2017, shooting death of his stepfather, Perry Shoemake. Following a four-day trial, Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker said...

    Pet of the week: I’m your Huckleberry!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Meet Huckleberry, a Labrador Retriever who is approximately 5.5 years old with plenty of love to give! This mild-mannered friend has low-medium energy and is respectful and unassuming as he cherishes your company. He loves all of his toys, especially a ball. Huckleberry is like the...

    Anglers for Autism: CDC receives donation for upgrades

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Child Development Center (CDC) recently received a $10,000 donation from the Angling for Autism Bass Fishing Tournament. The tournament proceeds benefit local programs that bring awareness to autism and provide education and other opportunities to children with special...

    LIST: Fireworks fun and where to find it

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Independence Day is on its way, and with it a handful of local Fourth of July festivities.   Third Annual Fourth of July Celebration Sunday, June 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Vinemont Sports Complex 266 Park Drive The Town of South Vinemont and Vinemont Baptist Church host...

    Cullman County man arrested for recording video in Walmart women’s restroom

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    Updated June 27, 2024, at 5:17 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department on Thursday, June 27, announced the arrest of Justin Wade Perry, 32, of Cullman County, for allegedly illegally recording video in the women’s restroom in the south Cullman Walmart.  According to a statement issued...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 27, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 27, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents June 24 trespassing; CR 1196 possession of dangerous drugs; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; Hwy....

    Junior Miss Cullman County Fair Princess Brooklyn Shaw champions diabetes platform

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Junior Miss Cullman County Fair Princess Brooklyn Shaw takes her platform, Tiaras for Type 1, seriously. “This platform is very dear to her heart and ours. Her diagnosis changed her life forever, but she wants to give back,” her mother, Shanda Shaw,...

    Cullman City Schools ramping up Archery program

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    Cullman City Schools has one of the most successful archery programs in the nation, and officials are working to make sure that doesn't change. Longtime Cullman City Schools archery coach Branch Whitlock stepped down from the position this summer, after leading Cullman’s archery team for...

    Cullman City Council moves forward on sporting goods store

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved an agreement that brings a new sporting goods store expected to be an Academy Sports + Outdoors a step closer to opening on the city’s south side. The council approved a “772 agreement” with...

    Mopars for a cause: Car show raises $4.5K to feed hungry children

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s own Mopar fanatics group, the Pentastar South Car Club, in partnership with Cullman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, recently donated $4,500 to Alabama Credit Union’s program, Secret Meals for Hungry Children. Brenda Allison with the Pentastar South Car Club said, “This will...

    Guthery found not guilty of manslaughter in vehicle crash

    Tyler Jacob Guthery (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)
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    Updated June 27, 2024, at 5:45 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. –  The reckless homicide trial of Tyler Jacob Guthery, 28, of Cullman County, ended early Wednesday evening with not guilty verdicts from the jury for the most serious counts for a 2021 crash that killed one...

    Good Hope City Council approves rezoning ordinance, awards architectural services bid

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope’s City Council held its second June meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and got things started with a rezoning ordinance. The City’s Planning Commission held a public hearing June 17 and all nine members voted to...

    Library Board announces feasibility study for expansion, renovations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At the Cullman County Public Library Board meeting on Thursday, June 20, Cullman County Public Library System Director Amber Thornton announced that the Cullman County Commission and Cullman City Council have agreed to proceed with a feasibility study for a phased...

    Man found deceased in woods near Cullman Lowe’s 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, a deceased man was discovered by a couple walking near Lowe's in south Cullman. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the man as Ricky Gene Rouse, 46, of Hanceville. "He was found deceased in the woods behind...

    2024 TNT Fireworks Bassmaster Elite kicks off June 27

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Smith Lake is gearing up to host the 2024 TNT Fireworks Bassmaster Elite, which brings not only top-tier fishing action by the professionals, but also a free family friendly summer festival. The event will take place at Smith Lake Park, located...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 25, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 25, 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 No incidents reported. Arrests June 24 Hollis Jr., Robert L.; 46 FTA –...

    Summer safety tips from local law enforcement, first responders

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local law enforcement, public safety representatives and first responders have collaborated to create a list of ways to practice safety in and around the water, around fireworks and while traveling this summer. Cullman Police Chief David Nassetta said there are different laws when...

    Snead’s Farmhouse delights at Cullman County Public Library

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The main branch of the Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) was a zoo – or rather, a farm – on Monday, June 24. Judy Snead and her trove of furry friends from local animal rescue Snead’s Farmhouse Sanctuary entertained local...

    Cullman County Historical Society hosts Flying Fifty Hotel presentation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Historical Society hosted its regularly scheduled meeting at the Cullman County Museum Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a special presentation on the new Flying Fifty Hotel from Owners Paul and Challie Knetter. The Knetters began working on this project in...

    Trials begin in 2017, 2021 homicide cases

    Doors to the large courtroom on the third floor of the Cullman County Courthouse, seen on Monday, June 24, 2024 (Lauren Estes for The Cullman Tribune)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jury selection got underway Monday, June 24, 2024, in the trial of William Thomas Maddux, 33, of Cullman County, in the 2017 shooting death of his stepfather, and jurors heard opening arguments in the reckless homicide trial of Tyler Jacob Guthery,...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 24, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 24, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  June 20  assault; CR 1222  harassment; CR 431  possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 1809  possession of drug paraphernalia; CR...

    Veteran and educator George Brady takes to the skies with Wallace State Aviation degree

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - George Brady is a 70-year-old retired veteran from Ensley who has lived a life marked by a dedication to service and a passion for educating others. Since he was a young man, Brady has been intrigued by airplanes and always wanted...

    Summer learning: Cullman City Schools summer camp bridges gap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It might be summer vacation, but the learning never really stops at Cullman City Schools.The district’s summer learning camp ran from June 3-20, with more than 120 students attending at the West Elementary School campus, making it the largest summer camp...

    CCBOE recognized nationally for Community Report publication

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) on Friday, June 21, 2024, recognized Cullman County Schools for its recent Community Report publication. The report showcases the school system and highlights each school in the district. It can be viewed at ccboe.org/community. "This Community...

    Alabama residents invited to provide input on master plan for statewide trail system

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  – Alabama residents are invited to help shape the future of the state's trail systems through public input on the Sweet Trails Alabama statewide master plan. This plan aims to expand Alabama's network of trails to promote outdoor recreation, tourism, health and...

    The Link’s monthly community meal set for June 27

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County recently announced that its Master’s Hand Food Pantry will be closed until July 6 for much-needed updates, renovations and employee and volunteer training. However, its free monthly community meal will still take place, happening Thursday, June...

    All Steak’s Dueling Pianos a hit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Known across the state for its orange rolls, longtime Cullman staple All Steak held the first in a new series of public events with Dueling Pianos on Thursday, June 20. The banquet room of the popular steakhouse was bustling with laughter...

    Miss Wallace State representative Savannah Lynn to compete for Miss Alabama title

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Miss Wallace State representative Savannah Lynn is headed to Birmingham June 26-29, to compete in the statewide pageant and Miss America qualifier, Miss Alabama. It was an unexpected turn of events for Lynn, a seasoned pageant contestant. On Sept 10, 2023, she...

    Many Alabama elderly, disabled adults in need of foster care

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    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was celebrated June 15 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s elderly and disabled adults can often find themselves in more vulnerable circumstances and in need of special care. The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) is helping by finding adult foster homes...

    Commission approves sales tax rebate for sporting goods store

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the Cullman County Commission discussed a proposed sales tax rebate and financial benefits concerning a large sporting goods retail store soon to come to Cullman. As The Tribune previously reported, the business...

    Berlin cuts storm shelter ribbon, prepares for community festival

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Town of Berlin cut the ribbon on its new storm shelter Monday, June 17, following completion of accessible parking spaces, and Mayor Patrick Bates during Monday evening’s town council meeting declared the shelter “officially ready for use.” He added that...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 21, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 19, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents  June 19  theft of property-3rd degree; person; miscellaneous; $550; Brunner...

    Cullman Swim Team wins Cullman Challenge over Guntersville, Florence, Jasper

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    The Cullman Swim Team defeated Guntersville, Florence and Jasper in Tuesday night’s Cullman Challenge swim meet. Cullman Challenge 2024 Results Girls 6 & Under 25 Free - 1. Emri Lackey (20.29); 3. Audrey Smith (25.38); 4. Evie Stidham (26.43); 5. Mary Doss Amuso (26.73) 25 Back - 1....

    CPD hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department began hosting Coffee with a Cop events almost  a decade ago as a way to bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and local residents. CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said the most recent Coffee with a...

    WildWater Cullman joins World’s Largest Swimming Lesson to promote water safety

    WildWater Cullman on Thursday, June 20, 2024, participated in the 15th annual World's Largest Swimming Lesson. (Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - WildWater Cullman on Thursday, June 20, participated in the 15th annual World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). The global event, organized by the World Waterpark Association, aims to raise awareness about the critical importance of teaching children to swim as a vital...

    2 arrested following string of retail thefts

    Rosanna Imelda Bita, left, and Ana Maria Larisa Bita, right (Cullman Police Department)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Two women were arrested June 13, following a string of thefts at CVS stores across the state. According to the Cullman Police Department, Rosanna Imelda Bita and Ana Maria Larisa Bita are each charged with two counts of organized retail theft and...

    Cullman County woman receives 2 life sentences for 2019 murders of her children

    Sara Tapia-Franco (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman County woman on Thursday, June 20, received two life sentences for the brutal 2019 murders of her children. Sara Tapia-Franco, 37, according to court records, pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder. It was back on Oct. 12, 2019,...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 20, 2024  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 20, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  June 13  burglary; CR 566  domestic violence; CR 437  passing forged instrument; US. 31  harassment; CR 109  possession of dangerous...

    Grady Malone appointed to Vinemont Town Council, Place 5

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - After losing the nomination for Place 3 earlier this month to Ross Campbell, resident Grady Malone was appointed to Vinemont Town Council, Place 5, at a special-called council meeting on Tuesday, June 18. The council held the meeting to hear nominations...

    More than 670 earn place on President’s and Dean’s Lists at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College congratulates the 671 outstanding students who were named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Spring 2024 semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for...

    Cullman’s David Moss joins SouthPoint Bank Board of Directors

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – SouthPoint Bank on Monday, June 17, announced that David Moss, Jr. has joined its board of directors.  Moss is the regional vice president of sales of the Southern Region for Oriental Weavers. Moss, a native of Cullman, has served on the Cullman...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 19, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 19, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office  Incidents  No incidents or arrests reported.  Cullman Police Department  Incidents  June 18  theft of property-1st degree; person; cash  theft of property-2nd...