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    Sports Column: ‘Best games I’ve ever covered’ vol. 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of spring sports and during this unprecedented time, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best games I’ve seen in my years with The Cullman Tribune. I’ve seen a lot of exciting games so far that had us...

    ‘Tell your story:’ Cullman Memorial Day observance encourages veterans to speak, others to listen

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    Members of the local Sons of the American Revolution chapter provided a very traditional color guard at Saturday’s Cullman County Memorial Day observance. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On Saturday morning, Cullman area veterans and family members gathered in the pavilion at Veterans’...

    Obituary: Betty Cagle

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    Betty Elizabeth Cagle, 74, of Haleyville entered into rest Thursday, April 2, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Cagle was born Nov. 26, 1945 in Zanesville, Ohio. She enjoyed Christmas, her flowers and life. She loved her family, especially her grandkids. As...

    More than 400 law enforcement officers injured in riots across U.S., 2 dead

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    UNITED STATES - The riots that have followed many peaceful protests across the country over the last several days have resulted in millions of dollars in damage and more than 9,000 arrests. They have also led to the deaths of at least two law...

    ‘Voice of Hope’ Roy Nagle speaks at Relay For Life kick-off meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Relay For Life of Cullman County had its 2020 kick-off meeting Thursday. welcoming participants and guests to First Baptist Church in Cullman. Publicity Chair Gail Crutchfield shared, “We always have our kick-off meeting in January to kick off our fundraising for Relay...

    Business Note: Chamber seminar to shine light on workplace harassment

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    There’s hardly been a more relevant time to discuss workplace harassment, and the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce wants to help you be more informed on the topic. HR managers and employees alike will be able to do just that at a seminar on...

    Health care providers asked to report pulmonary illnesses that may be associated with vaping

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is joining other state health departments in requesting health care providers report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Centers for Disease...

    Family establishes mental health fund in memory of Stephen Griffith

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    L-R: R.E. Garrison Trucking Co. President Donovan Lovell, S.F. Lovell, Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation President Rita Nicholas, Wiles Griffith, WellStone Behavioral Health COO and Foundation Treasurer Chris Van Dyke (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On July 17, 2017, Cullman Attorney Stephen K....

    Local 5-Year-Old Raising Money for Diabetic Alert Dog

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    Activity, excitement, heat and anxiety all cause big changes in the body’s blood sugar, which are things that happen to a 5-year-old all the time so he has to be constantly monitored.” Charity Taylor, Lucas’ Mother CULLMAN – Meet the adorable 5-year-old Lucas Hembree. He may...

    ‘Don’t listen to everyone telling you that you can’t do it, because you can,’ Jager Burns and Destiny Jones share their parenting story

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    Playing sports in high school while keeping pace academically can be a difficult feat in normal circumstance but imagine becoming a parent the same week you’re about to play a playoff game against the No. 1 team in the state. That was the case...

    Four Cullman residents arrested for public intoxication

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - During the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 18, four Cullman residents on a golf cart were pulled over by a Cullman County Sheriff’s deputy travelling down CR 1435, though they were originally spotted traveling down Eva Road in Cullman. The CCSO...

    Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt: German winter wonderland in the heart of Alabama!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As winter cloaks Cullman, an old-world charm takes over the streets, bringing with it the magical aura of the Cullman Christkindlmarkt. It's not just a market, but a timeless journey that traces its origins to the heart of Germany. "The Cullman Christkindlmarkt,...

    Gators in Smith Lake could mean trouble for fishermen and residents

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    This photo posted on Facebook appears to show a juvenile American alligator. SMITH LAKE - Residents and sport fishers around Smith Lake appear to be coming into increasing contact with alligators in the lake.  This could create problems for those folks, and not just from...

    (Update) 2 children, ages 9 and 3, found murdered near Baileyton; mother arrested

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    Updated 10-12-19 at 6:30 p.m. BAILEYTON, Ala. - Two children were found murdered at a residence along the 4000 block of County Road 1718 near Baileyton Saturday afternoon. Authorities say the children's mother has been arrested. A visibly distraught Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry addressed the...

    Do you believe in the Metal Man?

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    FALKVILLE Ala. – Alabama certainly has its fair share of urban legends and strange occurrences. Recently, on an adventure through the backroads of Cullman and Morgan counties, I heard mention of the “Falkville Metal Man.” Though I had never heard of him before, I...

    Latest County Commission meeting a busy one

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission came together on Tuesday morning for a regularly-scheduled meeting. First up was a public hearing for resident Edith Bullard Thompson and resolution 2016-25 – Vacation of a portion of County Road 97 in which the commission considered a request...

    12-year-old boy killed on Smith Lake

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    LATEST: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/05/26/update-troopers-release-name-of-12-year-old-victim-in-smith-lake-boating-accident/ Updated 5-25-19 10:16 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A 12-year-old boy was killed in a boating accident on Smith Lake early Saturday evening. The incident happened near Goat Island. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatick confirmed the fatality. The Alabama Marine Patrol (AMP) Division of the Alabama...

    Community in mourning: Father, daughter killed in plane crash at Cullman Regional Airport

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    Updated 1-7-20 7:30 a.m. “It’s a very sad day here, a very sad day for the local flying community.” Cullman Regional Airport General Manager Ben Harrison VINEMONT, Ala. - A Vinemont father and one of his daughters were killed in a plane crash Sunday at Cullman...

    HomTex begins production of filtered face masks at Cullman facility

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    Updated 4-3-20 at 5:07 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - On Friday, Cullman-based textile manufacturer HomTex announced that its Cullman facility will begin producing a reusable and washable face mask for use by businesses and industries under the brand name DreamFit. The masks will be available starting...

    Weekend proves a busy one for Cullman County Sheriff’s Office with multiple arrests

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Multiple unrelated arrests from Thursday-Sunday kept the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office busy.  At approximately midnight on Thursday, January 6, CCSO Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Dodge City area. Tori Montana Stansell, 21, of Logan was the driver of the vehicle.  Stansell was...

    Tribune Exclusive: Rumors Deli changing owners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Annette Harris, owner of Rumors Deli has announced the sale of the landmark Cullman eatery to the Coombs family of Houma, Louisiana. Mother/son team Jolene and Aaron Coombs will take charge of the deli March 1, with Harris staying on short-term...

    Understanding Alabama’s service dog laws

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    CORRECTION In The Tribune’s Aug. 27, 2019 article, “Understanding Alabama’s service dog laws,” we stated that service animals and service animals in training are required to wear harnesses or leashes with visible lettering identifying them as service animals. That requirement actually applies only to animals...

    Stiefelmeyer Park gets new playground

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    CULLMAN – Stiefelmeyer Park on Eighth Avenue Northeast has received a new playground.           The new equipment was installed as part of Cullman City Parks & Recreation Department’s initiative to improve and upgrade playground equipment around the city’s local parks.           “A lot of these parks have been...

    ‘Christmas Star’: Astronomical phenomenon to be visible for 1st time in 800 years Dec. 21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - An astronomical phenomenon is getting a lot of attention due to its proximity to Christmas on the calendar this year. Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits bring them into what appears to be a close pass of each other- known as a “great...

    (Update) Holly Pond woman killed in 3-vehicle wreck at Hwy. 278/Hwy. 69  

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    Updated 2-25-21 7:54 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – One person was killed and four injured in a three-vehicle crash at U.S. Highway 278 and Alabama Highway 69 in east Cullman County Wednesday afternoon. The wreck happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick on...

    UPDATED LIST: Cullman area Halloween/fall events

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    Updated 10-31-20 at 12:32 a.m.   Saturday, Oct. 31 Dead End Haunted Trail 191 County Road 741 (As long as it’s not storming, a little rain will not stop the fun.) The trail time varies depending on the group. Depending on the level of fear, it could take...

    New car tag decals eliminate waste, protect license plates

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    A look at the new car registration form, which prints the decal sticker directly to paper, saving tax dollars and helping to deter theft of car tags and decals   CULLMAN – Recently, the Cullman County Revenue Office implemented a new statewide organizational technique to better...

    Wallace State Sonography boosts Cullman Christian School students’ knowledge of sound

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    Students in Charlotte Heatherly’s physical science class from Cullman Christian School recently visited the Wallace State Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program as part of their lessons on sound. HANCEVILLE — Ninth and 10th graders in Charlotte Heatherly’s physical science class at Cullman Christian School...

    Hanceville 2nd graders recognized by city council

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Students Colton Hunter and Kason Hitt were recognized Thursday by the Hanceville City Council and Mayor Kenneth Nail. The two boys went above and beyond to help other students at Hanceville Elementary School by setting up a lemonade stand over the...

    Arrests and incidents reported July 1, 2019

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    Maggie Darnell CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 1. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents June 27 trespassing, resisting arrest; CR 1141domestic violence; CR 837theft of property; CR 395theft of property;...

    WSCC instructor placed on leave following inflammatory messages

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A Wallace State Community College history instructor has been placed on administrative leave after posts and messages she created on social media in response to the upcoming Cullman Comes Out event were made public. Screenshots of Leigh Ann Courington’s posts have...

    (Updated) Body found in Smith Lake confirmed as Kelsey Starling, who disappeared July 4

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    Updated 10-5-19 at 11:48 p.m. Statement from ALEA Marine Patrol Division/Northern District: The body of Kelsey Starling, the missing passenger from a two-vessel crash July 4 at Smith Lake, was recovered today, Oct.5. Search efforts had resumed on Thursday, Oct. 3. Divers from Houston County Rescue Squad...

    Controversy, confusion await Loomis Bros. Circus in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When the Loomis Bros. Circus rolls into Cullman next week, some parts of it may have to keep on rolling, but it depends on who you ask. According to Cullman County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) Director Doug Davenport, there will be...

    Beloved meteorologist calls for prayers for wife

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    HOOVER, Ala. – Lacey Simpson, wife of Holly Pond native and WVTM-13 meteorologist Jason Simpson, suffered a traumatic medical emergency last week while shopping at the family’s local Publix at Valleydale Village in Hoover. Lacey Simpson collapsed, hit her head and was unresponsive.   Jason Simpson...

    Man killed in industrial accident at Cullman Casting Corporation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A man was killed in an industrial accident at Cullman Casting Corporation late Thursday night, Aug. 31. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said the body of Michael Thompson, 38, of Guntersville, was discovered by a coworker near a machine. A 911 call...

    CCSO makes multiple arrests

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made multiple arrests countywide Thursday through Sunday.    Thursday, July 28  Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Good Hope area.  Randy Isaiah McCleod, 31, of Hanceville, was the driver of the vehicle in question.   He was allegedly found to...

    Bringing out the best: Northbrook Baptist Church goes online, offers to help small churches record videos

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As churches respond to the Coronavirus pandemic by transitioning to online services and Bible studies, Northbrook Baptist Church is hoping to help smaller churches continue to minister. Pastor Keith Warden explained, “There’s a lot of smaller churches, and then there’s also just guys that are bivocational,...

    Taylor Massengill joining Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On August 1, Dr. Taylor Massengill will join Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN. She is coming on board after the recent retirement of Dr. Howard Williamson in June. She will join Dr. John Wideman, Dr. Thomas Richard and Dr. Shane Sheffield. Massengill is originally from Gardendale...

    Minnie Pearl – Straight Outta Baileyton

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    BAILEYTON - Have you ever visited a place and as a result your life changed forever? If so, where did you go? Was it an exotic trip to far-off lands or did you go on a religious pilgrimage? Well, for Miss Ophelia Colley of...

    Men’s Basketball Coach Allen Sharpe returns to Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.--Wallace State Community College is pleased to announce the return of Allen Sharpe as head men’s basketball coach.   Sharpe previously served as head coach of the Lions from 2005 to 2010, leading the program to its first conference title in 2010. During that time he posted an...

    Professional Women’s Fashion Show and Luncheon: “Dancing in the Street”

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    The women in this club are single, married, all ages, business owners, stay at home moms, professional women, retirees, all with big hearts and generous natures, with one purpose in mind- to give help to people who cannot help themselves.” Nan S. Auston, vice president   CULLMAN...

    National Ag Day Celebrated Throughout County

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    Photo: Fairview School students filled this pickup truck with more than 1,470 pounds of food for Cullman Caring for Kids as part of the National Ag Day celebration March 15   CULLMAN - The Cullman Farm City committee worked in tandem with the Cullman County Commission...

    Multiple meth arrests over the weekend

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office made multiple arrests over the weekend specifically involving methamphetamine.  On Thursday, October 21, around 3:00 a.m., CCSO deputies located Katherine Nichole Jones, 30, of Cullman, asleep in the bed of her truck.  The vehicle was parked at...

    Man killed in single-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 157

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    Updated 4-4-19 3:28 p.m. WEST POINT, Ala. - A Lawrence County man was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle wreck along Alabama Highway 157 in West Point. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim as Timothy Dennis Blasingame, 45, of Hillsboro, Alabama. He said...

    Victoria’s Hope Thrift and Treasures now open in Cullman

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    CULLMAN - On Monday morning, April German, who created Victoria’s Hope (VH) last year as a way to help single parents and families in need, opened her new thrift shop in Cullman. The ministry began in a small borrowed space in Dodge City, but...

    Possible road rage leads to shooting near Good Hope Baptist Church (Update)

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Details are still coming in following what many on the scene called an alleged road rage shooting near Good Hope Baptist Church.  According to a Tribune crew member on the scene, the alleged shooter fled in a White Buick Enclave but later...

    Rock the South: Law enforcement update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With thousands descending on Cullman this weekend for the Rock the South music festival, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said his department’s primary focus will be safety and security.  “As with any event that the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office works, our first...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Aggies aiming to continue success in 5A

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – After putting together an impressive postseason run a season ago and capturing a region title, the Fairview Aggies are ready to hit the field again this fall to build on that success going into Class 5A. The Aggies are moving up from 4A and into...

    Urban Cookhouse, Joe Hudson Collision Center, new Taco Bell location coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman will soon have a couple of new businesses and a new location for an old favorite. Urban Cookhouse, Joe Hudson Collision Center and a new Taco Bell location all hope to be open by the end of 2020. Urban Cookhouse is giving a...

    What to do if your car tag or driver’s license expires while in quarantine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With many public services being limited or closed down due to COVID-19 concerns, many people may worry about what they should do if their driver's licenses or car tags expire while the Cullman County Courthouse is closed or they are otherwise...

    City reveals planned Depot Park transformation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Back in May, the City of Cullman announced it would be making improvements to Depot Park, including changes to the park’s infrastructure. On Tuesday, June 13, renderings showing what the park will look like in the future were released. “These improvements will...

    The haunting of 201 Main Ave. continues

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    Image: “This picture is of my grandfather, Charles Otis York, his brother Horatio York, sister Clara York and Horatio's future wife Eva Otte. The picture was taken in front of the house. Notice the image of the little boy in the far right upstairs...

    The orange rolls are safe! All Steak under new ownership, temporarily closed for renovation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When folks around Cullman heard that local landmark, The All Steak Restaurant, is under new ownership, one of the first questions asked was, “What about the orange rolls?”  New proprietors, Cullman natives Zac Wood and Dyron Powell (owner of the acclaimed...

    Cullman Middle School student arrested with handgun

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    Updated 9-12-20 On Saturday, Sept. 12, The Tribune obtained the following statement from Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson: “On Thursday, September 10th just as school started Cullman Middle School administrators were notified of a student being in possession of a gun on campus....

    ‘Jason’s legacy will live on’

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    Clarification: Due to conflicting information, Jason McCollum’s status is unclear at this time.   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Jason McCollum, 49, is a Cullman man who fought a valiant 15-month-long battle against COVID-19 and its aftereffects.  A post shared on social media by Tracie Shadeck on behalf of his...

    (Updated) 2 arrested in connection with stabbing in Bremen

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    Updated 10-19-20 at 1:55 p.m. The Cullman County Sheriff's Office on Monday said two people were arrested in connection with a stabbing Saturday night in Bremen. Heather Schlecta, 33, of Bremen is charged with third-degree domestic violence. James Melville Schlecta, 43, of Bremen is charged with...

    (UPDATED) 15-year-old worker falls to death in accident at local business

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    Updated 7-1-19 at 4:40 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – On Monday, a 15-year-old Guatemalan roofing worker fell to his death from the roof of Cullman Casting in south Cullman. He fell through insulation in a gap left by the removal of old roofing, dropping an estimated...

    Holly Pond football player’s act of kindness draws cheers from opposing fans

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    DANVILLE, Ala. - Last Friday evening, Holly Pond High School’s (HPHS) football team suffered a defeat at Danville High School, but one Bronco scored a win that had fans on both sides of the field cheering. HPHS junior middle linebacker no. 42 Andy Garcia came to the aid...

    2 killed in Saturday morning wreck

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    UPDATE: The driver of the Chrysler 300 has been identified. DECATUR POST – A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, has claimed two lives. Sydni M. Helms, 22, of Jasper, was fatally injured when the 2014 Jeep Wrangler she was driving collided...

    CASE CLOSED: Ballenger pleads guilty to felony murder in death of Baby Hoss, receives 40 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s the end of a tragic case that began more than five years ago, when 1-year-old Hoss Benham was pronounced dead on his first birthday. Crystial Vialonda Ballenger, 28, of Cullman pleaded guilty Thursday to felony murder in the death of...

    The Klein Building renovations to honor Klein family and history

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The historic Klein Dairy building, previously a creamery and ice cream shop, was established in Cullman in 1948 by Charles Klein as a part of his already large dairy business. Klein’s Dairy Products building was located on 5th St SE, which...

    Harmony Mendoza to end 13-year run with WVTM 13

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    Mendoza plans to focus on nonprofit work moving forward BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– WVTM 13 on Wednesday announced the departure ofmeteorologist Harmony Mendoza. Mendoza has been covering weather in central Alabamafor 13 years but has decided to focus more on her work with nonprofit organizations inAlabama. Her final day at WVTM 13 is May 24, 2023. “Harmony has been...

    West Point 6th graders win regional scholars’ bowl tournament

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    L-R: John Davis Yovino, Brodie Henry, Eli Taylor, Katie Beth Yovino, Silas Baty, Aaiden Jones, Mikhail Dujoud.  (Photo courtesy Tina Yovino) WEST POINT - The scholars’ bowl teams of West Point’s middle and high schools have been academic juggernauts through regular league seasons; with the...

    2 arrested in child kidnapping in Cullman County

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two Jefferson County women have been charged in connection with a kidnapping in Cullman County. According to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), a 2-year-old child was reported missing on Smith Lake Monday evening, Sept. 7. CCSO deputies and investigators, along with...

    UPDATE: Deceased man found in Cullman storage unit identified

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A deceased man was found in the Denson Avenue storage units in Cullman late on Tuesday afternoon. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the man as  Lawrence Rodney Balduf Jr., 40, from Cordova. It was reported that the man had been staying...

    Coroner confirms death of 5-year-old boy at Smith Lake

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick has confirmed the body of a 5-year-old male was recovered from Smith Lake after the boy slipped under the surface hours earlier.  “Due to it being a minor, the name will not be released,” Kilpatrick said.  The...

    Canadian geese removed from Sportsman Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Locals visiting Sportsman Lake Park on Wednesday and Thursday noticed that the large gaggle of Canadian geese that had covered parts of the lakeshore recently had largely vanished, leaving only a few stragglers and the regular ducks. According to Cullman County...

    (Updated) Cullman man dies after single-vehicle crash

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    Updated Nov. 30 at 9:06 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, claimed the life of a Cullman man. Alabama State Troopers said Maxwell W. Ratcliff, 24, was critically injured when a 2021 Dodge Ram left the...

    Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nelly, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Ingrid Andress, Flatland Cavalry, Laine Hardy, Drew Parker, DeeJay Silver, Trey Lewis and Alex Hall among artists announced...

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    CULLMAN, AL. - What’s billed as the “The South’s biggest party”, Rock the South announced Monday morning what the concert promoters are calling “an incredible lineup of musicians for Pepsi Rock the South in Cullman, Alabama on August 13-14, 2021.” This year’s lineup is packed...

    (Updated) CPD investigating death of infant at Economy Inn in Cullman

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    Updated 8-29-22 5:07 p.m CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department (CPD) is investigating the death of an infant.    CPD officers responded to a report of an infant death at the Economy Inn on U.S. Highway 31 (1834 Second Ave. NW, Cullman) around 12:30 p.m....

    Cullman man drowns at Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman man drowned in Smith Lake on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Cody Lindsey, 36. Lindsey was reported missing and possibly drowning shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Lake Park after he reportedly went...

    Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center opening in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala.­ ­­­- Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will open its newest clinic Jan. 6, 2020 in Cullman. It is located at 1301-A Bridge Creek Drive NE. Andrews Sports Medicine is occupying space alongside ATI Physical Therapy in the new 6,000+ square-foot building constructed...

    (Updated) Body discovered behind Jack’s in Dodge City

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    Updated 6-8-19 3:33 p.m. DODGE CITY, Ala. - A body was found inside a truck parked behind the Jack’s restaurant in Dodge City early Saturday morning. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick said he was notified at approximately 6:54 a.m. Kilpatrick has identified the deceased...

    Fairview 1st graders top donors in cereal drive

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As a partner with Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK), The Cullman Tribune is proud to announce that the Kids Caring for Kids cereal drive, sponsored by Citizens Bank and Trust, has netted CCK’s community food bank 1,316 boxes of cereal to...

    Walmart pickup & delivery service in response to COVID-19

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    Statement from Walmart: As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we know it’s top-of-mind for you. We see it in the items you’re buying and hear it in the conversations we’re having in our stores. Please be assured we’re working as hard as we can...

    Update: Coroner identifies victim at U.S. 278 at Kugler Bridge

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    Updated 7-15-19 at 2:48 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Multiple agencies responded to a fatality at U.S. Highway 278 West at the Kugler Bridge at Vest Creek Sunday afternoon. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim as Ricardo Saucedo, 28, of Jacksonville, Florida. Crews...

    Bargain hunt at Treasures by Hea

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    The following was printed in The Cullman Tribune’s special yearly edition, “Community Matters.” GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Garden City’s Treasures by Hea offers like-new to brand new items and great deals. The store opened Jan. 14, 2020 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9...

    Jason Crawford found guilty of murder

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Friday night, after four days of testimony, Cullman’s Jason Crawford was found guilty in the murder of his wife Tiffiney Joy Crawford. The victim was shot twice in the head on the night of May 2, 2017. The defendant was indicted...

    11 busted for thefts outside Foundry Thrift Store in Cullman

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    Updated 2-24-20 at 1:52 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Eleven people were arrested Sunday night, after officers with the Cullman Police Department (CPD) observed them taking donated items outside The Foundry Thrift Store in the South Cullman Shopping Center. According to the CPD, the business reported that...

    What’s that? Whataburger coming to Cullman!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission approved the site plan for a proposed Whataburger on Cherokee Avenue Southwest and Swafford Road Southwest, with few contingencies. The new location will provide seating for 76 customers. The burger chain, headquartered in San Antonio,...

    Vinemont store brings Amish goods to Cullman County

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Located along U.S. Highway 31 in Vinemont, the freshly opened Amish Gallery brings a connection to the Amish community to Cullman. A traditional Amish buggy parked out front catches the eye, and then the door opens and guests are greeted with a...

    (Updated) Early morning wreck leaves 1 dead

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    LATEST UPDATE: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2020/12/07/alea-requesting-publics-assistance-in-fatal-cullman-co-crash-investigation/ Updated 12-5-20 at 3:57 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - An early morning crash and its aftermath along the 9400 block of U.S. Highway 157 in front of Foley Products claimed the life of a young woman Saturday. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified...

    Local farm preserves family heritage

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    Melanie Glasscock tends the cattle on the farm that has been in her family since the 1800s. HOLLY POND/BERLIN - Melanie Glasscock is a busy lady.  She is a full-time instructor at Wallace State, where she teaches biology and poultry science.  In her spare time,...

    Local family arrested after infant tests positive for methamphetamine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Three people have been charged with chemical endangerment of a child after a one year old tested positive for methamphetamine during a DHR wellness check. According to the Cullman Police Department’s Public Relations Director Adam Clark, Greg W. Wallace, 50, of Vinemont,...

    WildWater plans soft opening and grand opening dates for 2022 season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the highly anticipated expansion to WildWater Cullman soon to be complete, the waterpark’s staff is looking forward to a fun and safe summer this season – kicking-off with a soft opening for staff training procedures starting this Saturday, May 28...

    Cullman businessman arrested on multiple charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Integrity Auto Group owner Robert Taylor, 50, of Cullman was arrested Tuesday, July 13, for attempted theft of property first-degree, and second-degree forgery, both felony charges. Cullman Police Department (CPD) Sergeant Chuck Shikle executed the two warrants on Taylor at his place...

    BREAKING: Alan Jackson to perform in Cullman June 5

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    Updated 5-27-20 10:43 a.m. Details: Alan Jackson Small Town Drive-In Concert Friday, June 5 at York Farms, 1872 County Road 469, Cullman, AL Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:45 p.m. VIP: $199.99 (closest access to stage) General Admission | Car (up to two passengers): $99.99 VIP Additional...

    (Updated) Georgia woman killed in wreck on I-65 in Cullman County

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    Updated 10-9-20 at 6:56 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - One person was killed and three people injured in a five-vehicle crash along Interstate 65 in Cullman County Friday morning. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick confirmed the fatality, identifying the victim as Kristin Hudson Cohn, 32, of...

    Strawberry Festival is back, coming May 1

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    Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism touts active slate starting this week with archery and pro fishing tournaments    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s Strawberry Festival has been a community institution since its inception in 1939. The 2019 80th anniversary event saw record attendance numbers of more...

    Obituaries: Eligah K. Graves

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    Service information for Eligah K. Graves is unavailable at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Moss-Service Funeral Home, Cullman, Alabama.

    BREAKING: Wife accidentally shoots husband during road rage dispute; currently jailed without bond

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene shortly after a call came into dispatch regarding a road rage incident that turned potentially deadly on Co Rd 160 in Bremen, Saturday evening. “On July 6, 2019 at approximately 6:45 p.m. a...

    A lifetime in love

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1952, Charlsie Pike, or “Boots” as she is known to her family and friends, decided to spend that summer with her sister in Kansas City, Missouri. The spunky and beautiful young woman from Alabama...

    CCSO arrest roundup

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made several arrests over the weekend in unrelated cases.   Thursday. Aug. 18  Investigators served a search warrant in the Valley Grove area.   Regina Banks Edwards, 54, of Cullman was located at the residence.   She was allegedly found to be...

    RAM’T Up Indoor Play Center opening Jan. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For five years, Jamie Owens and her family have worked to get an indoor playground in Cullman; now, their efforts are finally coming to fruition. RAM'T Up Indoor Play Center will open Jan. 10, 2020. The building is located at 2030...

    (Updated) 3 killed, 2 injured in Saturday night crash in Cullman Co.

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    Updated 11-22-20 at 8:15 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A two-vehicle crash in southwest Cullman County late Saturday night killed three people and injured two. The incident happened along the 13000 block of Alabama Highway 69 South, southwest of Bug Tussle, at 10:26 p.m. Cullman County...

    Bremen man killed in Monday wreck

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    Updated Tuesday, April 2, at 11:58 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday, April 1, claimed the life of a Bremen man. Alabama State Troopers identified the victim as Cody L. Self, 33. Troopers said Self was fatally...

    Man charged with murder in shooting death of wife in Cullman County

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    ARKADELPHIA, Ala. – A Bremen man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife. The charge stems from a shooting that occurred Wednesday night, Jan. 27, 2021 at a residence along the 3200 block of County Road 5 south of Arkadelphia. Cullman...

    Former Auburn, Cullman standout Thompson joins Cubs’ summer camp

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The season isn’t quite over yet for Keegan Thompson. This year’s minor league baseball season was canceled in June, but the former Cullman High School and Auburn standout was added to the Chicago Cubs’ summer camp roster Tuesday. Thompson reported to the Four Winds...

    Exotic pet expo returns to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Exotic animal vendors from all over the country gathered at the Cullman Civic Center Saturday morning to showcase their animals and animal accessories. More than 30 vendors from places like Michigan, Louisiana, and Indiana, just to name a few, brought a wide assortment of...

    Warrants, traffic stops lead to drug-related arrests

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office executed warrants over the weekend which ended in several drug-related arrests—along with multiple traffic stops that resulted in the same consequence.  On Wednesday, June 1, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators executed a search warrant...