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    Get in the ball!

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    Knockerballs on display at Smith Lake Park last weekend   CULLMAN - Cullman County has seen many new businesses in the past year. One business, Knockerball of Cullman, provides a unique recreation for people of all ages. Managed by William Peek, Knockerball provides large inflatable balls...

    PREP FOOTBALL: West Point downs Hayden on the road 14-6

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    HAYDEN, Ala. -- On a gorgeous fall night, the West Point Warriors traveled down I-65 to take on the Hayden Wildcats at Robert Reid Stadium. Both teams were coming off disappointing losses from the previous week, but West Point’s defense stepped up and powered...

    Good Hope Council talks road projects, back-to-school event

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope City Council met for a short meeting Monday night. Councilmen John Harris and Maxie Jones were not in attendance. Mayor Jerry Bartlett asked that everyone continue to keep the Harris and Jones families in their thoughts and...

    Obituary: James Burks

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    Graveside services for James Burks, 87, of Vinemont will be Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Mt. Hope in Crane Hill, AL at 1p.m. Services will be officiated by Delbert Freeman. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Burks passed away Thursday, July 16,...

    Foundry Farm dedicates new 80-bed dormitory named in memory of Thomas Anderson Black and Donald Wayne Sanders

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    Rain moved the dedication ceremony for Black-Sanders Hall inside but did not prevent a large crowd from attending. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN COUNTY - At the end of a gravel road between Holly Pond and Berlin sits a 60-acre facility known as The...

    Obituary: Nelwin Annette Taylor

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    Funeral service for Nelwin Annette Taylor, age 85, of Hanceville, will be Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 at 12 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist church, with Pastor Jim Sawyer officiating. Family will welcome friends from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Interment will be held at Shelton...

    Multiple units involved in high-speed chase

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    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. - According to a statement from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, a CCSO Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in Cullman County.  The vehicle fled and the pursuit led into Morgan County on Interstate 65. The driver left the vehicle and...

    530K Alabama children to receive summer P-EBT benefits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) on Tuesday announced plans to issue Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to an estimated 530,000 children who receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program. Qualifying households will get $120 for each...

    Obituary: Rodney Robertson

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    Rodney Robertson, age 47, of Cullman passed away at his home Sunday evening, July 31, 2016. He was born in Blount County to Clifton "Bud" and Betty Bradford Robertson. Rodney is predeceased by his parents. Survivors are a brother, Marty Robertson of Holly Pond; sisters, Donna...

    Obituary: William “Bill” Wayne Evans

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    Graveside Service for William "Bill" Wayne Evans, age 76 of Cullman, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Fairview First Baptist Church, with Dr. David Chambers officiating.Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Evans passed away on Saturday,...

    Arrests and incidents reported January 19, 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported January 19, 2022. 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 January 17 third-degree domestic violence-harassment; person January 18 Arrests January 18 Garrett, Wesley N.;...

    Colony Council visited by First Source for Women, finalizes plans for upcoming special events

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    Mayor Donnis Leeth and FSW Director Catherine Bethell   COLONY - The Colony Town Council held its regular meeting Tuesday evening, with Mayor Donnis Leeth and council members Margaret Jamelle Dimbo, Curtis Johnson and Myra Twitty present.  Members Julian Fields and Tammy Malcom were absent. Before...

    U.S. Sniper Seth Swalve signs with Hemel Storm

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    HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE, -- Hemel Storm are delighted to announce that we have completed the signing of US guard Seth Swalve from Gtuni, a Georgian A-League side. Swalve arrives in Hemel following a successful season in Georgia, he averaged 12.5 points a game, shooting 53.2%...

    The story of Lillian Foust Mobley: 100 years and counting

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    A lady of great accomplishment and longevity celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 22, 2022. She was born on Sept. 22, 1922, to Samuel Andrew Foust and Jessie Dodson Foust. She is the oldest of 40 grandchildren. Mrs. Mobley’s Foust family came to America (i.e.,...

    Spotlight: Hanceville Knapsacks for Kids

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    Nancy Horton leads a group in prayer over food before they deliver it to the school. (Photo courtesy of Hanceville Knapsacks for Kids) HANCEVILLE - In the countywide Knapsacks for Kids ministry, Hanceville’s local program is often touted as the perfect example of what such...

    Alabama SoS Wes Allen launches ‘Heroes at the Polls’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen on Thursday launched the “Heroes at the Polls” initiative.“Safe, secure and transparent elections are the foundation of our constitutional republic. Administering this type of election is no small responsibility,” said Allen in a press release....

    ElleRae Salon opens in new location

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    ElleRae Salon owners Julianna McSwain and Danielle Overton pose for a photo at Thursday’s grand opening celebration of the salon’s new location on Graham Street in Cullman. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - ElleRae Salon celebrated the grand opening of its new location with...

    (Updated) Alabama Court of the Judiciary issues final judgement in case of District Judge Kim Chaney

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    Updated 2-25-20 at 6:43 p.m. with a copy of the Cullman County Bar resolution supporting Judge Kim Chaney. See the bottom of this article to read the resolution in full. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In a hearing Monday afternoon in Montgomery, retired Cullman District Judge Kim...

    Parks officials working to reopen portion of Gulf State Park Pier

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    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Gulf State Park on Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast will be a beehive of activity now and into the future. One of the priorities is to get a portion of the popular Gulf State Park Pier open after...

    Obituary: Deborah Veal Olinger

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    Deborah Veal Olinger, of Holly Pond, Alabama, passed away on Feb. 22, 2023, at the age of 64. She was born in Cullman County, Alabama, on Oct. 31, 1958, to Billy Ray and Yvonne Buckelew Veal. Mrs. Olinger was a member of Redan Baptist Church....

    Ribbons cut on North Alabama Dive Center, new Payroll Services location

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    Business owners Eric Parker (former candidate for Cullman County Commission chairman), holding scissors, and his wife Jennifer Parker, to his left, cut the ribbons on their two businesses on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. The new location of Payroll Services is right next door to...

    ‘Keep God first’: Holly Pond’s Samantha Giles gearing up for senior season

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- 2021 was another solid year for the Holly Pond Lady Broncos. They finished runners-up in the area tournament and made another trip to the North Regional. Senior Samantha Giles had a lot of fun playing with last year’s team and...

    Dodge City renews town deputy contract

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    Sgt. David Nunn is assigned to Dodge City as its town deputy. / Courtesy of Cullman County Sheriff’s Office DODGE CITY - Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry was the special guest at this month’s Dodge City Town Council meeting. Gentry brought forth to the council...

    A special Christmas wish

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    Doug, Eli, Tanner and Karen Gaines pose for a photo this week. (Seth Miller for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - A recent letter to Santa published in The Cullman Tribune prompted a strong response from the community. The letter, written by 10-year-old Eli Gaines, a...

    Obituary: Hazel Lorene Glover Powell

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    Funeral service for Hazel Lorene Glover Powell, 84, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Living Faith Baptist Church, Bro. Larry Brown and Bro. Garry Couch officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening at the church from 6 p.m. until 9...

    Obituary: Geraldine Sweatmon

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    Geraldine Sweatmon, of Cullman, Alabama, passed away on Oct. 9, 2023, at the age of 89. Ms. Sweatmon was born in Cullman County, Alabama, on Jan. 13, 1934, to Benjamin Bloomer and Ruby Sherrer Robertson. Ms. Geraldine was a graduate of Holly Pond High School...

    Obituary: Melvin Glenn Nickelson

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    Melvin Glenn Nickelson of Falkville, Alabama passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at his residence. He was born Dec.  30, 1942 to Luther and Massie Mae Sparks Nickelson. Mr. Nickelson is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother and one son. A celebration of...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: At 47 years old, Dani Akridge thriving with Wallace State’s women’s cross country team, serving as inspiration for teammates and coaches

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Cross country running is a lifelong sport. It’s a passion that Dani Akridge and her children have shared for many years. It has also provided an avenue for Akridge to perform at a high level for Wallace State Community College’s women’s cross country team...

    WSCC ATHLETICS: Volleyball’s season ends at NJCAA National Championship with record of 43-10

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s volleyball team had its fantastic season end over the weekend at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship in Hutchinson, Kan. Wallace State finished the season with a 43-10 record, winning the program’s 12th Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) tournament championship...

    Frigid Temperatures Cripple Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN – Old Man Winter has paid Cullman County a chilly visit this week and along with freezing temperatures and dangerous wind chills, schools have been either delayed, cancelled or both. The altered school schedules are preventive measures to ensure both students and teachers...

    Eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots expanded to include for those 18 and older

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 boosters for all fully vaccinated U.S. adults, ages 18 and up. This follows emergency use authorization by the U.S....

    ‘Pride of Hanceville’ preparing for new season

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    Jesse James, Hanceville High School band director, looks on as students march during band camp at Hanceville High School. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE – The Pride of Hanceville Marching Band kicked off its first full week of band camp this week, with students...

    Obituary: Terry Joe Davis

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    Terry Joe Davis, age 78, of Vinemont, Alabama passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022. Terry was born September 15, 1943 in Cullman, Alabama to Elmer Lee "Jack" and Sara Elizabeth Folds Davis. Mr. Davis was an electrician and worked for and retired from Chrysler...

    Cullman County Board of Education personnel notes, June 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -   Resignations  Lynda M. Carter, Child Development Center Part-time Homebound Teacher, Resigned April M. Burgess, Cold Springs High Counselor, Resigned  Preston Mark Dobbs, Fairview High Teacher, Retirement Justin Blake Calvert, Good Hope High Bus Driver, Resigned Edward Wilson Sandlin, Hanceville High Bus Driver, Resigned Sharon A. Carlisle, Hanceville Middle...

    Obituary: Johnny Williamson

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    Johnny Mack Williamson, 78, of Addison, entered into rest on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Williamson was born on August 23, 1940 in Cullman, Alabama. Johnny graduated from West Point High School in 1958. He was raised in...

    Fun, fellowship at Baileyton Christmas Party

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Kids young and old gathered Saturday evening at the Baileyton Community/Senior Center for the town’s annual Christmas party. “We had a super Christmas this year,” Pat Dyar, wife of Baileyton Mayor Johnny Dyar, said, adding that this year’s party was the biggest...

    Arrest reports: Nov. 13, 2018

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    CULLMAN - Below are the arrests reported for Nov. 13, 2018. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No report provided.   Cullman Police Department Coots, Steven D., 28 unlawful distribution of a controlled substance (2 counts) Law, Amber...

    Obituary: George Edward Gunter Jr.

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    Funeral services for George Edward Gunter Jr. originally from Bremen, AL will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 21st at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Daniel Gann will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at Dorsey Creek Cemetery in Bremen. Visitation for the public...

    Vinemont welcomes another new business: Vinemont Welding and Fabrication holds ribbon cutting

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    Owner Jeremy Harbison, center, cuts the ribbon at his new business, Vinemont Welding and Fabrication. VINEMONT - Vinemont native Jeremy Harbison and his family have for a few years now dreamed of owning their own business, and on Jan. 2 of this year, they made...

    PREP FOOTBALL: West Point’s Baker turns adversity into opportunity

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- This high school football season, one that many weren’t sure would happen, was loaded with high expectations for West Point. They have a solid senior class on a team loaded with talent, but after a series of heartbreaking, close losses,...

    Vinemont man arrested for burglary; guns, knives and swords taken

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    VINEMONT - A Vinemont man is behind bars for allegedly stealing multiple weapons from an area flea market, including guns, knives and swords. Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) investigators on Wednesday arrested Joshua Wayne Moon, 31 for two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful possession...

    United Way seeks help for food bank as letter carriers’ drive canceled

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The annual food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers typically nets thousands of pounds of food for local pantries, but its 29th event has been canceled for 2021, potentially leaving organizations like Cullman Caring for Kids in a...

    Alabama’s Safer at Home Order extended until Aug. 31; masks required in schools

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    Updated 7-29-20 at 3:05 p.m. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended the state's Safer at Home Order until Aug. 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. In addition, the order was amended to require masks in "schools and colleges, where possible, for employees and...

    News from the Pond: Mrs. Ruth Smith celebrates her 100th birthday

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    Photo: 1-year-old Maddie Claire Shedd, her grandpa Rep. Randall Shedd and Mrs. Ruth Smith   An excerpt from this week's installment of News from the Pond, by Jimmie Dean Carnell: A very exciting time was held on Friday, July 29 at the Holly Pond Senior Citizens Site,...

    Obituary: Freddie Jerrell Myers

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    Freddie Jerrell Myers, age 80, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Freddie was born May 16, 1941 in Cullman, Alabama to Mary Ethel Fields Myers and Lee Roy Myers. Freddie is survived by his wife: Carolyn Walker Myers; daughters: Letitia England,...

    Latest from Mayor Woody Jacobs – 3/23

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The City of Cullman continues to provide essential services – police, fire, emergency medical, water and sewer service, electricity– all operations deemed appropriate. Closing down everything is simply not an option for local governments, according to Mayor Woody Jacobs. Conditions are different in every city and every...

    CCS hosts meet and greet with Melanie Harris

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Faculty, staff and families of East Elementary School on Thursday, June 8, 2023, were invited to a meet-and-greet event at the Cullman City Board of Education to get to know new principal Melanie Harris.   Harris said she’s excited to start her...

    Huntsville developer makes move into Cullman with South Plaza project

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    Artist’s conception of South Plaza shopping center   CULLMAN - Samples Properties is a real estate development company that has enjoyed success in the Huntsville area, specializing in office, retail and warehouse space.  Now, they’ve decided to make their very first venture outside Madison County, and...

    Arrests and Incidents reported Sep. 26, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Sep. 26, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeNo incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police DepartmentIncidents September 25• theft of property; forgery-3rd degree; City...

    2nd Fridays’ swan song this Friday: Last event of the season Aug. 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After two successful and well-attended 2nd Fridays events in June and July, this Friday brings the summer’s final 2nd Fridays to the Warehouse District. The free Aug. 12 event will feature the Avenue G Band and Sipsey Falls and run from...

    Arrests and incidents reported May 1, 2019

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 1, 2019. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeNo arrests or incidents reported.   Cullman Police Department Incidents April 29 unauthorized breaking and entering of a motor...

    Wallace State’s Applied Technologies Division hosting 3rd annual Signing Day Feb. 15

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    Signing letters of intent with the Machine Tool Technology last February were Austin Dibble, Bailey White, Baylon Lesley, Cameron Flippo, Christopher Widner, Colton Terry, Dylan Jones, Eli Jackson Denney, Jeremiah Childs, John Davidson, Joshua Pope, Matthew Campbell, Nick Tindall, Noah Brown, Olon Morris, Robert...

    WFF reactivates 800 number for Game Check

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    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources The toll-free Game Check phone number, 1-800-888-7690, is back and better than ever. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has reactivated the number for hunters to comply with the reporting requirements for the...

    Obituary: Robbie Lee Huffstutler

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    Mrs. Robbie Lee Huffstutler of Cullman passed away Aug. 2, 2019 at the age of 81. She was born in Cullman June 6, 1938 to Vernice and Callie Williamson Hendrix. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Huffstutler. Graveside services are Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019...

    Hanceville man charged with trafficking meth

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A Hanceville man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according the to the Cullman Police Department (CPD). CPD Sgt. Trey Higginbotham initiated a traffic stop on Gordon Lance Winstead, 50, Saturday. Officers AJ White and Kolby Smith assisted.  During the traffic stop,...

    Alabama State Parks’ Mitchum named Enforcement Officer of the Year

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - District Park Ranger Pete Mitchum, with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ State Parks Division, was told to wear his Class A uniform to work recently, and he didn’t know why. He complied and found out that Alabama Conservation...

    (Updated) West Point Mayor Kenneth Kilgo dies at 61

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    West Point Mayor Kenneth Kilgo passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at the age of 61. (Cullman Tribune file photo) WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point Mayor Kenneth Kilgo has died at age 61. The announcement of Kilgo's passing was made early Monday morning...

    Good Hope passes FY2020 budget, sees park expansion plans

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope City Council on Monday night passed its FY2020 budget. Good Hope’s general fund is $1.5 million with total projected revenues of $2.1 million. The budget includes several capital improvements and road projects such as the replacement of...

    Obituary: Nellie Lorene Huffman

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    Funeral service for Nellie Lorene Huffman, 94, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Good Hope Baptist Cemetery, Rev. Harold Widner officiating. Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Huffman was...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Nov. 22

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County added 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, with 3,049 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 944 were confirmed in just...

    Local choir Cullman Women Sing make successful return to the stage with performance: ‘Take Me To Heaven’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Women Sing Choir performed its first concert in two years on Tuesday evening at the Seventh Street Baptist Church. The choir is composed of women, 18 years and older, who gather together for, as their Facebook page states, “the...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: 4 local athletes land on this year’s Super All-State Volleyball Teams

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    AL.com released its Super All-State Volleyball Teams Thursday and four local athletes earned honors in their respective classifications. After helping lead Addison to its seventh straight appearance in the state finals, Savannah and Gracie Manley each landed spots on Class 2A’s Best of the Rest list. The Fairview...

    Pet of the week: Mya

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mya, an approximately 4-year-old female Labrador mix with an ebony coat and a freckle on her tongue is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Mya was named after a sweet young visitor of the shelter and embodies a spirit of...

    Co-op customers near Berlin readying for Sprout Fiber Internet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sprout Fiber Internet service from the Cullman Electric Cooperative will soon be available in the Berlin area. Cullman Electric Cooperative Manager of Communications & External Affairs Brian Lacy said the Co-op has received great feedback from the eight residential customers and...

    Cullman City Council clears hurdles for private developers in south and west Cullman, buys back unused industrial park property

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening suspended regular procedural rules to approve measures that could open opportunities for new business developments in south and west Cullman, despite concerns expressed about one by two local residents. Ernest Wright and Linda Romine...

    Ivey announces Alabama’s July unemployment rate is 3.2%; Cullman 2.3%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July 2021 unemployment rate is 3.2%, down from June’s rate of 3.3%, and well below July 2020’s rate of 7.4%. July’s rate represents...

    ‘I just want to soak it all in’: Cullman’s Ryan Skinner looking forward to senior season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Cullman Bearcats had put together another good season in 2021, going 7-3 in the regular season, before falling to Jackson-Olin in the first round of the playoffs. After losing a lot of seniors to graduation in May, Bearcats quarterback Ryan...

    Obituary: Clara Christine Willingham

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    Funeral services for Clara Christine Willingham, 82, of Falkville will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Friendship Methodist Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday at the funeral home from noon-2 p.m. Cullman Funeral Home is in...

    Cullman Regional to host 3D mammography seminar on Oct. 19

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    CULLMAN - Breast cancer ranks as the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the U.S. Research has found that early detection significantly enhances the success of breast cancer treatment and the healthcare industry has discovered 3D mammography as the best way to...

    Congress approves additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program (lender list)

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Congress on Thursday approved $320 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program established through the passage of the CARES Act in late March. The additional funding will allow Alabama banks to renew their efforts to assist Alabama’s small businesses...

    Obituary: Tony Lawayne Freeman

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    Funeral Service for Tony Lawayne Freeman, age 57, of Cullman, will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Ralph Andrews officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in...

    County votes to join legal fight against opioid manufacturers, distributors

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    Updated 12-14-17 at 5:11 p.m. CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission on Thursday morning approved a resolution authorizing a Florida law firm to represent the County in a multi-party class action lawsuit against the five largest manufacturers and three largest distributors of opioids. The commission unanimously...

    23rd Annual Sweet Tater Festival this Sunday, Monday, Sep. 1-2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Sweet Tater Festival returns to Smith Lake Park this holiday weekend. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Slated for both days are live entertainment,...

    2 charged with trafficking illegal drugs; stolen car recovered

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    Joseph Bradley Sivley, left, and Angela Beth Stillwell (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office) NEW CANAAN - Deputies with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Sunday arrested Joseph Bradley Sivley, 35, and Angela Beth Reed Stillwell, 30, both of Arab, for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs. Sivley was...

    STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: No. 2 Cold Springs falls to No. 1 Collinsville 58-45 in 2A Girls State Finals

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After another stellar season from the Cold Springs Lady Eagles, the defending 2A state champs made their way to Legacy Arena Friday morning to play for another title but couldn’t keep pace with the top-ranked Collinsville Lady Panthers. The Lady Eagles trailed by just four...

    Gearheads: check out Hanceville Fire Department’s new Gator ATV

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    New Gator ATV: On the driver’s side, firefighters can access hoses and pumps, as well as water and foam tanks. HANCEVILLE - After several months of anticipation, the Hanceville Fire Department (HFD) unveiled its newest piece of firefighting equipment recently: a modified four-seat John Deere...

    Extension office: $2 hardwood tree sale tomorrow at Agriplex

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Alabama Extension Office announced today that it will hold another tree sale; the office held the popular Arbor Day tree sale event earlier this month and quickly ran out of trees. This sale will take place tomorrow, Feb. 28, beginning...

    Colony residents express frustration as town council talks on opening gym, annual budget stall without action

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    COLONY, Ala. - The Colony Town Council on Tuesday evening argued over everything from the town’s annual budget to the contents of a previous meeting’s minutes, leading Councilman Eric Carwell to threaten resignation and local residents in attendance to shouting matches with council members....

    Five WWI veterans to be honored at special ceremony today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Five men will be honored Saturday morning at a ceremony at the Cullman Veterans Memorial Park hosted by the American Legion Post 4. These men have recently had their names inscribed on the World War I monument after the discovery that...

    Cullman Electric Cooperative holds 83rd annual meeting, announces no rate increase this year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Electric Cooperative (CEC) held its 83rd annual meeting at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cullman Saturday morning. One of the highlights was CEC President Tim Culpepper’s announcement that rates will not increase this year.He drew applause from the audience when he announced that, for...

    Obituary: Athel David Alexander

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    Funeral service for Athel David Alexander, 84, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m., Monday, August 22nd, 2022, at Valley Springs Baptist Church with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Tim Box and Rev. Junior Garmon will officiate. The family will receive friends from...

    Obituary: Jay Edward Hawkins

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    Jay Edward Hawkins, 78, of Joppa, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. He was born January 23, 1940, in Blount County, Alabama, to Jay and Virginia Beasley Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was a floor covering salesman by trade. Jay never met a stranger and loved...

    9 local schools earn 2020-21 AHSAA Sportsmanship Award

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This year’s AHSAA Sportsmanship Schools were recognized at the 14th annual AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon in Montgomery Friday and nine local schools were among this year’s winners. Cullman, West Point, Fairview, Good Hope, Vinemont, Holly Pond, Cold Springs and Meek High Schools...

    Obituary: Floyd Flanigan

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    Graveside services for Floyd Flanigan, 60, of Hanceville will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2020 at Colony Cemetery in Colony, Alabama. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon-1 p.m. Friday at Hanceville Funeral Home. Mr. Flanigan is survived by his...

    Commission recognizes Broncos, Lady Aggies basketball teams; Stony Lonesome plans memorial

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    Holly Pond Broncos varsity basketball team with coaches and commission members CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission met amid a packed-out conference room this week, as they welcomed basketball players from Holly Pond and Fairview High Schools. The varsity Broncos, as well as the varsity...

    Victim Services Masquerade Ball coming Tuesday, Oct. 25

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Victim Services will host its annual masquerade ball fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Brick Haven Venue on Highway 278 West. The nonprofit’s event will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 10.  Held each year in October – Domestic Violence Awareness...

    Wallace State to offer Logistics short-term training as Barry May of ACCS visits campus

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    Mike Lowry, director of marketing at Elk River, Inc., takes his turn practicing on the Wallace State virtual welder as instructor Nolan Dooley, right, looks on. HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College welcomed Barry May, the Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development for the...

    Curt’s Closet donates clothes to Hurricane Sally victims

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the southern part of the state was devastated by Hurricane Sally last month, many Cullman residents found ways to help the people affected. In one case, local nonprofit Curt's Closet sent clothes to the family of a single mother whose...

    County commissioners sign Clean Up Alabama petition regarding libraries

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While the Cullman County Commission has not taken an official stance on the issue, Chairman Jeff Clemons, and all four county commissioners - Garry Marchman, Kerry Watson, Kelly Duke and Corey Freeman - this week signed the Clean Up Alabama petition...

    Commission Names Floyd County Attorney; Lang’s Contract Extended Five More Years

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    Photo shows Chad Floyd, left, and John Lang, right. CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission met Tuesday morning at the Cullman County Courthouse for a regularly scheduled meeting, where County Engineer John Lang saw his contract extended five years and Chad Floyd was named County...

    Obituary: Glenda Smith

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    Funeral service for Glenda Smith, age 79, of Cullman, will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home; burial at Etha Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023 at...

    Biden administration drops Critical Race Theory from education program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Biden administration decision to back away from mandating Critical Race Theory in a public school history grant program is the result of strong opposition from the American people to the controversial and misguided race-based doctrine being injected...

    Obituary: Ida Norene Abbott

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    Ida Norene Abbott, age 81 of Houston, AL, formerly of Hollywood, FL, entered into rest on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She was born on July 29, 1941, in Nashville, Tennessee. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August...

    Divino Niño Weekend To be Held at Shrine Sept. 5-6

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    This is our biggest event and the second year for it, so we are very excited!” Jennifer Prybyla, Assistant Director of Pilgrimages HANCEVILLE – The Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament invite the public to join...

    Ivey announces GE Appliances Decatur expansion, creation of 255 jobs

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    DECATUR – GE Appliances plans to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur, adding 255 full-time jobs, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday. Ivey said the expansion will bring the plant’s total employment to almost 1,300. In a media release, Ivey’s...

    Apply now for fall session of CCSO Citizens’ Academy

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    Sheriff Matt Gentry talks about the use of firearms by law enforcement officers as instructor Sgt. David Nunn gets ready to bring students to the line during last fall’s Academy. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - Applications are being accepted now for the 2018 fall session...

    Obituary: William Douglas Ward

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    William Douglas Ward, age 67, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Doug was born on May 9, 1955 in Guin, Alabama. A visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 from 1 p.m. until 2...

    Arrests and Incidents reported Aug. 7, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Aug. 7, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeIncidents August 3• domestic violence; CR 1740• permitting dogs to run at large; CR 1716•...

    Community Profile: Jeremy Hogan, founder and CEO of SFW

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    I have found that by giving my time and energy to helping America’s heroes, I have gained a peace and strength that I have never felt before.” Jeremy Hogan   Photo: Jeremy Hogan watches over his newborn daughter las week, as a nurse tends to the baby....

    Vinemont HS FCA donates more than $450 to Good Samaritan Clinic

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    Vinemont senior Seth Campbell presents Good Samaritan’s Jolanda Hutson a check for $453.   VINEMONT - On Wednesday morning, the Vinemont High School (VHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) welcomed Jolanda Hutson of Cullman’s Good Samaritan Clinic, and presented her with a check for $453 raised...