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    Gold Rush Jewelers opens in new location

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A local, family owned business known for its elegant jewelry and watches, Gold Rush Jewelers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at its new location.   The jewelry store has been in business since 1982 and is owned by Cullman’s Dwight and Ann...

    Cowlicks and Pigtails brings consistent seasonal consignment to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Any parent who strives to keep up with trends and ever-growing little bodies has struggled with pricing and cost-per-wear of quality children’s clothes. And probably experienced the stress of the beautiful smocked and embroidered set you shilled out major dollars for...

    Xtreme Speed RC Hobbies cuts ribbon on new location in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Marsh family welcomed friends and representatives from the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Friday to help celebrate the opening of its new business. Store owners Freddy and Laura Marsh, along with their children Garrett, Meghan and Noah, are thrilled to...

    Thompson Rents opening in Hanceville; Construction rental equipment available March 20

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Thompson Tractor announced the upcoming opening of its newest Thompson Rents location at 6307 County Road 490 in Hanceville just east of the Dodge City exit off Interstate 65. Set to open on Monday, March 20, the store will be open...

    The Stampin’ Elephant opens in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Located on Commercial Street in downtown Hanceville, The Stampin’ Elephant opened its doors with grandeur and grace on Friday, Jan. 27. The craft studio and specialized gift shop is the creation of Michelle Woosley, and with the help of her husband...

    R.E. Garrison acquires Georgia-based Boaty’s Transport

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  R.E. Garrison Trucking has successfully completed the acquisition of certain assets of Boaty’s Transport Inc., a family-owned refrigerated trucking company located in Jackson, Georgia.  “R.E. Garrison is proud to welcome Boaty’s to the Garrison family. Boaty’s Transport was founded in 1991 by...

    Alabama Farm Credit expands into crop insurance with new company, Farm Shield

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Steve Tate Insurance is joining the Alabama Farm Credit family of companies. Since 1992, Steve Tate Insurance has provided crop insurance to north Alabama farmers. Alabama Farm Credit has provided north Alabama farmers with rural agricultural credit and financial services since...

    Hometown Hospitality training coming Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Customer service has the power to make or break a company, be it a small business of a handful of employees or an international conglomerate. Employees who work directly with consumers are often the first voice or face the public encounters...

    Vinemont Jack’s to open late this month

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Jack’s Family Restaurants (Jack’s) on Monday announced it will open its new location in Vinemont late this month. Located at 680 Patton Drive, right off U.S. Highway 31 North in front of Vinemont Schools, the restaurant has been under construction since...

    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,...

    Downtown Grill is back: ‘We hope the community will love it as much as we do’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s popular Downtown Grill is back, a little more than year since a fire shut the restaurant down.   Owners Justin and Sara Lee experienced a complete loss of their business last fall when an electrical fire in the Grill’s kitchen claimed the...

    Werner’s to be bought by Gardendale’s Ace of the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  For many years customers have seen the familiar faces of Rob, Mary Ellen and Ola Werner as they walk in the door of Werner’s Trading Company in Cullman. The Werners have taken the store from its roots as a hardware store...

    Cullman Regional opening new location in NW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Construction is set to begin soon on a new, 7,415-square-foot medical office building at the corner of U.S. Highway 31 and Loring Street Northwest. Cullman Regional Medical Group, the hospital’s employed physician and provider team, will open a second location for...

    Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant will open in Cullman in late 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Tennessee-based hospitality group A. Marshall Hospitality (AMH) will open a Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in Cullman at the end of 2022. Puckett’s Cullman will be the seventh Puckett’s, along with Tennessee locations in Nashville, Chattanooga, Columbia, Franklin, Murfreesboro and Pigeon Forge.   “Puckett’s Grocery...

    Buettner Brothers acquired by Southeast Building Supply Interests

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Boston’s Southeast Building Supply Interests (SBSI) has acquired local building supply staple Buettner Brothers Lumber Company. The announcement was made Wednesday. The acquisition of the 130-year-old company came as a surprise to many who have been accustomed to seeing the green...

    Cobblestone Hotel & Suites begins construction along Main Ave. SW

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The planned Cobblestone Hotel & Suites at 1835 Main Ave. SW in Cullman is now closer to reality. Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Interim President Keith Varden welcomed guests to a symbolic “groundbreaking” ceremony Tuesday at Cullman City Hall, and ground...

    Cobblestone Hotel, Wissota Chophouse groundbreaking Tuesday in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A groundbreaking ceremony for Cobblestone Hotel and Suites in Cullman will take place Tuesday, Aug. 30. The hotel will be built at 1835 Main Ave. SW and will be Cobblestone’s first location in Alabama. Construction should take 12-15 months.  The 63-room hotel...

    Cullman Regional recognized nationally for quality care

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional’s continuous improvement initiatives have earned attention and awards from national institutions such as U.S. News & World Report and the American Heart Association. The hospital recently earned recognitions as well as multiple performance and compliance rankings well above national...

    Vinemont welcomes new business The Butcher Meat Co. with Grand Opening

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont has gained its newest addition in The Butcher Meat Co. on Friday morning. The business, owned by Kadi and Justin Smith, will be bringing fresh cut meats including angus choice steaks and roasts, bone-in and boneless...

    North Cullman Jack’s redesigned to allow for better entry and exit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The recently renovated Jack’s restaurant on Hwy 157 was rebuilt due to a scheduled review of each of the Jack’s Family Restaurant properties. The old building was an earlier prototype and project manager Dale Bright with St. John’s and Associates said...

    Jack’s Family Restaurants to reopen location in North Cullman on June 27

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    Cullman, Ala. – Jack’s Family Restaurants (Jack’s) will reopen its restaurant in North Cullman, Alabama on June 27, 2022. In celebration of the restaurant’s reopening, Jack’s is awarding the first 50 customers who make a purchase on reopening day with free Jack’s breakfast for...

    German Axe Throwing Co. to hold grand opening on July 9 to celebrate building extension and new rage room

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - German Axe Throwing Company has been operating as the original axe throwing and mechanical bull riding venue in Cullman since February of 2021. They are currently finishing up construction on the extension of their building located at 419 Main Ave which...

    Falkville to welcome new bakery Homemade by LaLa in June

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. – A new business is coming to Falkville soon! Homemade by LaLa is set to open in Falkville in June. Owner Lela Weeks currently operates under Cottage Food Laws out of her house but is soon to get her own storefront to...

    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...

    Healing the mind, body and soul: Manifest Yoga and Wellness holds grand opening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Perhaps you’ve noticed the changes to the little cinderblock building just south of Handy TV and Aaron’s Rentals on Hwy 31 recently. Previously a nondescript white building housing various businesses over the years, the spot has undergone a recent transformation. Now hand...

    New baby and children’s boutique Willow Dean + Co. open in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mother and daughter team Kristie Moss and Lauren Easterwood recently opened Willow Dean + Co., a new baby and children’s boutique in Cullman. The inspiration for the shop came from Lauren who has a 2-year-old son who she loves to dress...

    New arts and crafts store Warehouse 25 open in Warehouse District

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Warehouse 25, a new arts and crafts shop, has been open in the Warehouse District since February, but held their grand opening earlier this month, on April 9. They have various handmade crafts from different vendors. Each vendor has an area...

    Sound Mind TMS offers Cullman new solutions in mental health treatment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman native and familiar face Dr. Robert Smith opened Sound Mind TMS Therapy Clinic, located at 1809 Dahlke Dr. and adjacent to Cullman Regional Medical Center, earlier this spring. Enthusiastic about the potential impact of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy among the...

    Hank’s Sports Bar officially opens at Rumors Deli location

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s newest watering hole, Hank’s Sports Bar, located in the Rumors Deli location, is officially open for business after holding a successful soft opening for members of the Cullman Chamber of Commerce Monday night. Attendees enjoyed menu items, including smash burgers,...

    The Warehouse District’s Nomadic Threads holding grand opening today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Zac and Audra Yow will be holding a grand opening for their new business Nomadic Threads, located in the Warehouse District, on Saturday, April 9 starting at 10:00 a.m. The first 25 customers will receive a swag bag with koozies, stickers,...

    Alabama Farm Credit holds grand opening for new corporate headquarters in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alabama Farm Credit held its grand opening event Tuesday morning at 300 2nd Ave SW for its new corporate headquarters. The event was attended by members of the city council, county commissioners, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Woody...

    The Sweet Life Bakery and Eatery in Jones Chapel adds extended business hours

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Sweet Life Bakery and Eatery in Jones Chapel opened its doors in October of 2021. The eatery was previously open for breakfast and lunch from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and they have recently expanded their hours to include dinner,...

    Dental Arts wins Cullman Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Chamber of Commerce presented this month’s Small Business of the Month Award to Dental Arts. Dental Arts has sponsored events held by the Chamber and they provide services to customers who may not be given treatment in a larger city....

    Dreher’s plays host to Chamber event ‘Burgers and Brews’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Chamber of Commerce held its Burgers and Brews event at local Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Monday evening. While the $30 tickets were exclusive to Chamber members, this event was built around the idea of bringing people together for...

    Holly Pond hosts ribbon cutting for new Pine Grove Trading Co. location 

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Pine Grove Trading Co. has a true desire to make a house feel like a home, a sentiment the mother/daughter duo store owners share.   Donna Cain and daughter Mallory Arrington have been in business in Holly Pond since 2017, but decided...

    Alabama Farm Credit donates over $2,500 for agricultural education

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Alabama Farm Credit celebrated “Giving Tuesday” by donating $2,500 to help Wallace State Community College expand its Small Farmer Training Program into the Farm and Ranch Management Program. A silent auction item the rural lending cooperative donated to the Wallace State...

    Hanceville Birmingham Fastener location holds first Christmas lighting

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Birmingham Fastener’s Hanceville Distribution Center held it’s first building lighting Wednesday night. The community gathered around the entrance of the building, enjoying hot chocolate and hot popcorn while the Hanceville High School Band played Christmas music. Operations Manager Jeremy Hill informed...

    Voting open for Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Storefront Christmas Display contest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This holiday season, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging member businesses to decorate their storefronts to bring holiday cheer to the downtown area. Visit local businesses to check out their beautifully decorated storefronts, or simply visit the official Facebook...

    Tyson Foods Blountsville to hold career fair and food donation event

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    BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. –Tyson Foods is looking to hire 65 new team members to fill various positions at the Blountsville facility and will be holding a career fair this Saturday, Nov. 20  for anyone interested. Earlier this fall, Tyson Blountsville’s starting wages increased to $15.00...

    Hanceville company Louisiana Pacific to open employee only clinic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The second largest employer in Hanceville, materials manufacturer Louisiana Pacific, opened a new employee-only health care clinic on Oct. 26. This facility allows employees exclusive access to healthcare for themselves and their families.   The clinic was made possible through a partnership with...

    New eatery opens its doors for business in Jones Chapel

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning for The Sweet Life Bakery & Eatery located in Jones Chapel. The locally owned and operated eatery offers breakfast and lunch seven days a week, as well as delicious baked goodies.  Owners Rayven...

    Cullman Walmart raises $33,400 for Children’s of Alabama

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– Walmart and Sam’s Clubs in Alabama concluded its annual campaign for Children’s of Alabama, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $789,000 for the state’s only freestanding pediatric medical center. Walmart store #670 in Cullman was the top fundraiser in...

    Local man named ‘Operator of the Year’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local man and Fairview High graduate was recently named National Operator of the Year due to the success of the Havoline Xpress Lube business he operates.  Jason and Crystal Berry, of Joppa, currently own two Havoline Xpress Lube businesses--one in Cullman...

    Local business closings for Labor Day weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The following is a list of closings for Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.  Cullman City Offices (no change in sanitation and recycling schedules) Cullman County Offices and Courthouse (sanitation will run one day behind) Cullman City Schools Cullman County Schools  All state and...

    Dreher’s: new things to come post grand reopening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dreher’s Cocktail Bar and Restaurant officially reopened its doors six weeks ago and have been making a lot of noise since. Co-owner Christine Chamblee sat down with The Tribune to discuss the changes made to inspire the recent and growing success.  When...

    Holly Pond welcomes three new businesses to town

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      HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Town of Holly Pond has recently opened its arms to three new local businesses all opening this week to the public, which the community has been excited to welcome.   Holly Pond Mayor Carla Hart said she was thrilled to see...

    REHAU plant in Cullman celebrates 25 years in operation

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    LEESBURG, Va. – REHAU announces the 25-year anniversary of the establishment of its production plant in Cullman, Ala. The plant began operations in early 1996 with 30 employees producing bumpers for the 1997 SUV of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International made in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The facility...

    Community Luncheon welcomes Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kalloff and Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette as guest speakers for August meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon returned to Stonebridge Farms on Thursday, and guest speakers Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff and Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnett took the stage to discuss the great things happening within the school systems...

    Cullman’s White Willow becomes first-time winner of ‘Best in Bama’ award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Two Cullman-based businesses, White Willow and Karma’s Coffeehouse, are recipients of this year’s Alabama Magazine’s “Best in Bama” awards.    White Willow owner Libby Crider spoke of the win for Best Furniture & Interiors saying, “We were just so excited to find out....

    Scooter’s Coffee continues growing in Alabama

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    OMAHA, Neb.– Scooter’s Coffee LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its drive-thru coffee locations to Cullman, Alabama and the surrounding area. Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in artisan espresso...

    ‘The way the ordinance stands now, we absolutely will not survive’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, June 28 passed a revision to Section 4-33 of the Cullman City Code of Ordinances allowing alcohol to be sold and purchased on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. This amendment to the ordinance...

    R.E. Garrison Trucking opens new downtown office

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday was a day of celebration for R.E. Garrison Trucking as representatives from the City Planning Commission, the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council along with Mayor Woody Jacobs and Sheriff Matt Gentry gathered to officially cut the ribbon on its...

    ADOL issues reminders regarding teen employment

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As summer approaches, the Alabama Department of Labor is reminding employers of the regulations associated with employing teen workers. As many businesses struggle to find a sufficient number of employees, some may turn to teen workers to help fill the gap....

    Rebound: Cullman’s tornado recovery makes huge leaps

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The large multi-vortex EF-4 tornado that plowed through downtown Cullman on the afternoon of April 27, 2011 did massive damage along its path. An estimated $13.5 million in damage occurred in the city, $5.5 million to city government properties and facilities...

    Gibbs Garden Center- In full bloom 

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The blooms and color were bursting at the official ribbon-cutting held Friday morning at Gibbs Garden Center in Good Hope. City officials joined the Gibb’s family and the staff of the popular garden center as they celebrated the event.    Mayor Jerry...

    Alabama’s March unemployment rate drops to 3.8%

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      MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary seasonally adjusted March 2021 unemployment rate is 3.8%, down from Feb.’s rate of 4.0%, yet above March 2020s rate of 2.6%. March’s rate represents 84,670 unemployed persons, compared to...

    What’s up on Cherokee Avenue?

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    Reliance Worldwide’s $19M distribution center rising fast near southwest side industrial parks   CULLMAN, AL. – Local folks are asking, “What is that building rising up in the field off Cherokee Avenue (Alabama Highway 69)?” Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is currently constructing its new distribution center...

    Welcome to Leldon’s

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Leldon Maxcy was just 11 or 12 years old when he purchased his first scroll saw. More than 20 years later, this self-taught artisan and Vinemont graduate has his own storefront in Cullman’s Warehouse District, showcasing not only his amazing woodworking...

    Local businesses adapt to coronavirus pandemic and state health orders

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – After the recent public health order from Governor Kay Ivey, local businesses around the county have shown they’re going through trials and tribulations to continue to serve customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Tribune spoke with several local businesses to see how they have...

    BREAKING: Mae’s Food Hall to close after Oktoberfest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, Cullman developer Shane Quick announced that his Warehouse District eatery Mae’s Food Hall will close on Oct. 5, at the conclusion of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. On Sunday evening, Quick issued this statement: Mae’s Food Hall’s last day of operation will...

    Pets on Parade at Downtown Merchants Association celebration coming up July 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This coming Friday, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce will enjoy another of its increasingly popular 2nd Fridays summer celebrations, and the Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) is joining the Chamber in planning for the south end of the event district...