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    Tribune parent company acquires Cullman Today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Humble Roots, LLC., the parent company of The Cullman Tribune, is happy to announce the acquisition of Cullman Today from Tiffany Abbott Collins. Noah Galilee and Dustin Isom, owners of Humble Roots LLC, and Collins look forward to continuing to provide...

    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...

    Axe marks the spot!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Axe throwing, once the sport of lumberjacks and buckskinners, has found its way into the mainstream over the last few years and, this past Friday, into Cullman as the German Axe Throwing Company (GATCo) opened its doors at 419 Main Ave....

    ‘We are not leaving Cullman’: Krystal looking for new home

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    The Krystal sign lies in the parking lot of 1701 Second Ave. Monday morning. The restaurant location closed Sunday night. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) Updated 10-22-18 4:36 p.m. CULLMAN - Krystal in Cullman closed to the public temporarily at the end of the business...

    Good Hope Service Center now in Cullman, re-named Integrity Auto Group

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  - Integrity means doing the right thing even when nobody else is looking; that is why Robert Taylor and Mike Pritchard said they chose to re-name their auto shop Integrity Auto Group, LLC. The two men have been in business as Good...

    WSCC graduate Katie Fine, owner of Karma’s Coffee House, among the youngest entrepreneurs in the area

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    Katie Fine, who attended Wallace State from 2009-2011, is the owner of Karma’s Coffee House in Cullman.  CULLMAN - Katie Fine made it a point to participate in campus activities when she was enrolled at Wallace State from 2009-2011.  “It made me feel good to get...

    Cullman Florist preparing to ‘petal it forward’ Wednesday

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    London Nix and Carla Fussell, foreground, prepare bouquets on Monday at Cullman Florist for Wednesday's “Petal It Forward” event. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN – After the success it had last year, Cullman Florist will once again participate in the nationwide event “Petal...

    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...

    Celebrate the “Magic of Success”

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    CULLMAN - The Chamber of Commerce’s 72nd Annual Meeting & Gala is scheduled for Thurs, Feb. 19, 2015. The theme of this year’s gala is the "Magic of Success" as the featured speaker for the night will be Atlanta magician, mentalist and speaker Joe Turner. The event will also...

    For Goodness Cakes: New bakery opens in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - April 1 was supposed to be the ribbon cutting and grand opening at For Goodness Cakes in Cullman. Jazz Johnson is the owner and baker of the new custom cake shop, and COVID-19 put her entrepreneurial skills to the test. With...

    Blue Eyed Rabbit open for business

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    The ribbon was officially cut on home and garden décor shop The Blue Eyed Rabbit Wednesday morning in Cullman. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Local home and garden décor shop, The Blue Eyed Rabbit, celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning....

    New Year’s Eve at Goat Island; Round 2 onstage, new plans on deck

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    As equipment on the brew floor quietly did its thing, crowds packed the Goat Island Tap Room as Round 2 supplied live entertainment on New Year’s Eve. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On New Year’s Eve, Goat Island Brewing was a hot...

    URCD board: CSX passenger rail service reports not true

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    CULLMAN - The Urban Renewal and Community Development Board met on Monday evening at Cullman City Hall, where it squashed rumors of a CSX passenger rail service traveling through Cullman. Cullman Economic Development Agency’s Vice President Dale Greer stated, “We’ve spoken with CSX and they...

    Good Hope City Council honors Good Hope High fishing team

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    I am very proud of these boys and girls. They competed well this year; learned from their mistakes.” Coach Jeff Sandlin   GOOD HOPE - A regular Good Hope City Council meeting was held on Monday night, and the stars of the show were the members of...

    Five Below to open in Cullman Shopping Center

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    The new Five Below store in the Cullman Shopping Center will be in the building left vacant by Hancock Fabrics. / MRP CULLMAN - Specialty retail store Five Below, whose products are aimed at pre-teen and teen customers and are all priced at $5 and...

    Merchants Bank donates $21K to local nonprofits

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    Cullman Caring for Kids, The Good Samaritan Health Clinic and Hospice of Cullman County each received $7,000 from Merchants Bank of Alabama on Tuesday. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Merchants Bank of Alabama on Tuesday presented donations to local nonprofit organizations from...

    CEDA’s Jamie Troutman to receive UA’s Applied Economic Development honors certificate

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    TUSCALOOSA - The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy recently completed its first Applied Economic Development Honors class with 18 young professionals from around the state participating in the program.  Jamie Troutman, business development manager for the Cullman Economic Development Agency, completed the program...

    Milo’s is back! Burger chain returns to Cullman

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    Milo’s corporate HQ in Birmingham was well represented: (L-R) Vice President of Operations Liz Smith, CEO Tom Dekle, Marketing Manager Mary Duncan Proctor, and Area Manager Evans Smith / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - After an absence of several years, Milo’s Hamburgers has returned to Cullman. ...

    Business spotlight: Greencraft Mowers

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    CULLMAN - Greencraft Mowers has been a fixture among local businesses in Cullman for years. It’s a family-owned business that has grown from a repair shop to a store offering products, advice, repairs and much more. Owner Ross Harrison has been around the business...

    Wallace State, Mercedes-Benz begin tech co-op partnership

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    Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) Vice President Rolf Wrona shakes hands with Wallace State Community President Dr. Vicki Karolewics Friday at the college, as Wallace State’s Dean of Applied Technologies, Jimmy Hodges, looks on. Wallace State has formed a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz and its...

    Business Note: Corey Williams joins Citizens Bank & Trust as senior lender

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    Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce its recent hire of Corey Williams, who joins the Citizens team as senior lender and executive vice president of the bank. Williams will work out of the headquarters office in Guntersville and will lead the bank’s...

    Learn How to use Chalk Paint at Cullman’s Vintage West

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    Bring your own piece to work with, or we can provide something for you – it’s up to you.” Teresa Daniel, Owner of Vintage West CULLMAN – Chalk Paint was developed over 20 years ago by Annie Sloan and now it is a famous decorative paint....

    Handcrafted, simple Southern charm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The earthy scent of pine fills your nose when you walk into the quaint building along Alabama Highway 157 West. Urban Pine Co. in Cullman County first opened the doors of its brick and mortar store in April 2019, but its...

    Bennett’s at Christmas

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    CULLMAN - As children, we have all been excited and fascinated by Santa, elves, holiday decor and beautiful lights. Many years ago, department stores in larger towns delighted their customers with beautiful window displays and customers were eager to view these displays as a...

    It’s time to renew business licenses

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    NOTICE FROM CULLMAN COUNTY PROBATE JUDGE TAMMY BROWN: October is business license renewal month in the Cullman County Probate Office. Any license not purchased during the month of October will face penalty and interest. Before any person, firm, or corporation shall engage in or carry...

    Starbucks offers free coffee to front-line responders throughout December

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    In response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and to recognize the significant efforts of the front-line responder and health care community, Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will offer a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to front-line responders at participating U.S....

    Same Great Wings and Awesome New Owners

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    CULLMAN - The Downtown Grill has been a staple around Cullman for quite some time. It’s simple, but delicious diner food has kept its doors open for years. It has been the place to eat before a big game, or just to grab a...

    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...

    Richter’s celebrates 70th anniversary

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    Old family photos can be found throughout the Richter’s store. CULLMAN - In 1947, the first O.F. Richter & Sons opened for business in Cullman. That location, 219 Second Avenue NE, was home to Richter’s until the business moved to its present location, 308 First...

    Hanceville business leaders brainstorm with Chamber, Economic Development

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    Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Business Development Brian Poole and Cullman County Economic Development Director Cherrie Haney listen to Hanceville business and organizational leaders at a meeting on Friday. / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - On Friday afternoon, a dozen Hanceville government, business and...

    (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...

    Mustard Seed Nursery hopes to be in new building June 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mustard Seed Nursery excitedly announced April 22, 2020 its new building is moving closer to completion. The Tribune spoke with owner Sandy Walker to learn more on the move and how the business has fared recently. “We had an electrical fire in the...

    Do you know Gaylon Ponder? You should.

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    COLD SPRINGS - Gaylon Ponder is the owner of Words+, a company that makes the products used by legendary theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking and others with similar disabilities.           Ponder runs the industry-leading company from Cold Springs in Cullman County. It is shocking that...

    Academy Sports not coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN - Academy Sports + Outdoors will not build a store in Cullman. The company cited a change in national corporate strategy as the reason for the decision. “We are disappointed that Academy ultimately decided not to pursue a store in Cullman. We put our...

    Chamber announces 5-year plan for community growth

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    CULLMAN - A project to formalize a community-wide strategic plan to guide the growth and development of the Cullman area is underway. The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chamber President & CEO, Leah Bolin are pleased to announce the launching...

    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...

    ‘We are trying to help’: Local company to manufacture hand sanitizer in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Back in May, The Tribune caught up with Gary “Sarge” Sargeant, owner of Hawg Engineering, as he was in Arizona assisting SynCardia Systems, LLC, the only producers of Total Artificial Hearts in the world, with production of FDA-approved hand sanitizer. The...

    The Truth About Vaping

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    CULLMAN – No ash, no tar, no second hand smoke and no smell are just a few of the obvious benefits of vaping. Some claim that electronic cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking, while some claim since the long term effects of vaping...

    SiO2 Materials Science to invest $163M in Auburn facility to support COVID-19 vaccine efforts

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that SiO2 Materials Science plans to invest $163 million in an expansion at its Auburn facility after securing a major contract to supply the federal government with vials to support the COVID-19 vaccine effort. The project...

    Exit 305 Officially Opens

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    I like to cut ribbons for new factories and new roads because that means we are making good progress. In this part of the state, up here, you all are doing fantastic.” Gov. Robert Bentley   GOOD HOPE – As of today, Friday, Jan. 22, exit 305,...

    Firehouse Subs officially opens in south Cullman

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    Guests dine in at the new Firehouse Subs on U.S. Highway 31 South in Cullman on Monday. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - After a soft opening for first responders and their families on Sunday, Cullman’s newest restaurant, Firehouse Subs, at 1302 Second...

    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...

    Genesis: New studio opens in Vinemont

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    Genesis welcomes all children, boys and girls alike, for lessons in dance, baton, tumbling, pageantry and color guard. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) VINEMONT -  There’s a new studio in town. Genesis Performing Arts is now officially open in Vinemont. The ribbon was cut on...

    ‘We’re planning to keep on growing’: Easy Pickens Antique Market

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    Updated 6-17-20 at 10:24 a.m. The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. TRIMBLE, Ala. – Easy Pickens Antique Market is located in a building with rich history. The big red structure, located...

    Hundreds show up for Moe’s VIP Night for Childhaven

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    We have eaten at the Moe’s in Decatur several times so when I found out we were getting one in Cullman, I was like ‘Yessss!’” Jeffrey Brown   CULLMAN – Moe’s Southwest Grill partnered with Childhaven for a special VIP Night tonight from 5 -7 p.m., where...

    Cullman County’s Grahem Meharg named Alfa Insurance Agent of the Year for Alabama

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    From left are District Manager Nicky Suggs; Executive Vice President of Marketing Al Dees; Agent Grahem Meharg and his wife, Tara; Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell; and Senior Vice President of Marketing for North Alabama Tim Timmons. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alfa Insurance Agent Grahem Meharg...

    Complete Streets: making Cullman pedestrian-friendly

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    Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, ought to have safe, comfortable, and convenient access to community destinations and public places–whether walking, driving, bicycling, or taking public transportation. But too many of our...

    Cullman Elite Realty celebrates 1st year of business with ribbon cutting

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    Cullman Elite Realty owners Amy Martinez, left, and Rita Fromhold, right, with Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs CULLMAN - Amy Martinez and Rita Fromhold have been busy at Cullman Elite Realty.  By Martinez's account, they "hit the ground running" a year ago, and haven't slowed down...

    Donut Joe’s Promises Big Smiles, Hot Coffee and Fresh Donuts

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    CULLMAN - A new shop has opened its doors to the public recently, and the smell wafting in the air around it is absolutely heavenly. Raymond Earley and his wife opened their doors two weeks ago, and began distributing amazing fresh baked donuts and...

    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...

    Bob Wallace Appliance officially opens in old Luyben & Boike building

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    Bob Wallace Appliance Co-Owner Chris Haygood, left, accepts a plaque from John Keys of O'Rourke Sales, the distributor of Speed Queen appliances in the Alabama area on Tuesday. Bob Wallace Appliance was named 2017 Speed Queen Dealer of the Year. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN -...

    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...

    Karma’s Coffee House Brews Double Shot of Quality

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    We went to the idea of what goes around comes around, like do good, be good and wound up with Karma’s. It seemed to be most fitting and we quickly and easily grew a brand at that point.” Katie Nelms — Owner, Karma's Coffee House CULLMAN...

    YPCullman- New Group for Cullman’s Young Professionals

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    We will begin with quarterly socials. Over time, we hope this will evolve into community awareness and concern, committee involvement, entrepreneurial roundtables and eventually leadership roles.” Leah Bolin, Chamber president   CULLMAN - Young professionals in Cullman will soon have a new organization. On Thursday, March 17...

    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...

    Business spotlight: Alabama Distillery Co.

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    Updated March 15, 2024, at 7:16 p.m. GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Stash House in Good Hope is a bustling food joint with live music and a kicked-back feel. Owner Patrick “Kat Daddy” Watson talked about his newest on-site endeavor, the Alabama Distillery Co., now...

    Focus on Cullman’s workforce

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    "Keeping it Real" class at Holly Pond High School / Cullman Economic Development Agency CULLMAN - Around Cullman, recent business growth and the increasing number of “Help Wanted” signs has led to speculation that the county may have too many businesses and industries, and not...

    Holly Pond Café reopens after renovation

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    The Holly Pond Café is now open for business. / Heather Mann HOLLY POND - After a lengthy renovation, Holly Pond's namesake restaurant has reopened with a new look. While there are a few distinct differences, like new wall decorations and lighter paint, the food...

    Cullman’s workforce: advantages of tight labor market

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    Dale Greer / Tribune file photo CULLMAN - When lots of people are working and unemployment rates drop way down, that’s known as a tight labor market, and right now it is seriously tight!  The current US unemployment rate of 4.1 percent (steady since Oct....

    Down-home cooking at The Fillin’ Station

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    Pam and Mick Whitt, center, are the owners of the local favorite, The Fillin’ Station, inside the Texaco in downtown Cullman. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - It’s been open for a few months now, but on Friday, The Fillin’ Station was welcomed...

    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...

    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...

    Newk’s Eatery coming to Cullman

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    Updated 7-18-19 at 4 p.m.   CULLMAN, Ala. - Newk's Eatery is coming to Cullman. The restaurant will be opening in the former Dairy Queen building at 410 Second Ave. (U.S. Highway 31 North)   Susan Eller, with the Cullman Economic Development Agency, said, "Renovations on the building...

    1st canned beers roll off the line at Goat Island Brewing

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    John Richter and daughter Lisa Richter Mullaney celebrate a new era for their family’s beer recipe. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - When William Frederick Richter’s original late 1800’s Richter’s Saloon beer recipe was discovered in a downtown Cullman attic and turned over to the crew...

    Shane Quick bringing “culinary & social venue” to Warehouse District, inspired by beloved grandmother

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    Developer Shane Quick stands at what will be the entrance to Mae's Food Hall   We love that Mae’s is going to be a venue that encourages a social atmosphere.  Our goal isn’t to get you in here and get you out, it’s to get you...

    2 Cullman business owners named to Alabama Retail Association board of directors

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    Lynsey Todd, Dustin Beaty (Alabama Retail Association) MONTGOMERY - Two Cullman business owners have been named to the Alabama Retail Association board of directors: Lynsey Todd of Monograms Plus and Dustin Beaty of Lavish Boutique. Lynsey Todd named to Alabama Retail Association board of directors Lynsey Todd,...

    Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses re-opens; new guidance issued

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, only community financial institutions were...

    Chamber hires director of community development, names director of tourism

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    Brittney Hudson, Roger Steele / Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center   Submitted by Leah Bolin, president and CEO of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Chamber hires Hudson as director of community development I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brittney...

    ‘I think Cullman has become a destination shopping place’

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    Updated 12-2-20 at 10:32 p.m. Whoopsy Daisy has moved to 320 First Ave. SE, Cullman. CULLMAN, Ala. - This year has been a tough year for small businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this past weekend was Small Business Saturday, a national event which...

    Official Cullman Oktoberfest beer from Goat Island wins silver, national attention at Great American Beer Festival

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    Goat Island Brewing's Duck River Dunkel won silver at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver late last week. (Photos courtesy of Goat Island Brewing) CULLMAN - Over the past weekend, Cullman’s Goat Island Brewing, which has won numerous state awards for its various beers,...

    The Big One That Got Away

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    CULLMAN - The city of Cullman has lost one of its best catches – Scales Seafood Market has closed its doors, leaving many seafood lovers around town in shock. The market, which was located at 221A 2nd Avenue SE, Cullman, brought the wonderful flavors of...

    Pool builder going strong during pandemic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With public pools just now being opened, many people had already taken it into their own hands to find ways to swim and cool down. Because of this, many areas report that their local pool builders have been overwhelmed by the...

    Hot Days and Cool Treats: Self-Employed Cullman Ice Cream Truck Driver Chris Eady is Ready to Deliver

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    I’ve been in several different trucks; I’ve worked for the same company for years. I decided I wanted to work for myself, so I bought my own truck in March of this year.” Chris Eady, Cullman Ice Cream Truck Owner CULLMAN – Spring is just around...

    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,...

    Chipotle Mexican Grill now open in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Wednesday in southwest Cullman. The restaurant is located in the newly renovated site of the old Bojangles’ at 1821 Cherokee Ave. SW across from Chick-fil-A. Chipotle is open daily from 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. From Chipotle: “When Chipotle first opened,...

    A different kind of spring

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When most people think about challenges to face when planning a wedding, they'll think about budgeting, reservations and schedule conflicts before they ever think about a pandemic. Unfortunately, this spring, many people have had to make major changes to their big...

    Walmart, Sam’s Club require customers to wear face coverings starting July 20

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    From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus and priority has been and continues to be on the health and safety of our associates, members and customers. As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have...

    Sawdust and Thread Gifts opens in Holly Pond

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    Marty and Karen Martinez on the porch of their shop HOLLY POND - We normally think of folks retiring to Florida, but where do folks in Florida retire to?  Well, according to former Floridians Marty and Karen Martinez, Holly Pond is a pretty good place. "How...

    Tyson Foods announces acquisition of American Proteins and AMPRO Products

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    Editor's note: American Proteins employs 700 company-wide, with approximately 250 of those at the Hanceville plant. The Tribune has reached out to General Manager Jason Spann for comment. SPRINGDALE, Ark. and CUMMING, Ga. - Subsidiaries of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) have agreed to buy...

    JELCO: ‘We want to do our part to help in the current crisis by supplying high quality PPE’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman manufacturer JELCO, Inc. is now producing personal protective equipment products related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philip Clemmons, president of JELCO, said the company began sewing hospital gowns and washable face masks for local requests and has also expanded production to a...

    Profile: Dodge City Collision Center

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. DODGE CITY, Ala. – Dodge City Collision Center, LLC, in business since 2008, is owned and operated by Joe and Lynne Dollar. The business...

    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...

    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...

    Busy Bee Cafe reopens for takeout orders with limited menu

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After closing March 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Busy Bee Cafe has announced that as of April 20, it is now open for takeout orders. Until full business hours are reinstated, the cafe will be open from 10 a.m.-2...

    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...

    Community invited to help Alabama Retail Association kick off ‘Shop Alabama for the Holidays’ Friday in Cullman

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    Magan Bartlett, from the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, holds a "Shop Alabama for the Holidays" sign at last year's event. The Alabama Retail Association will kick off this year's event on Friday in Cullman. (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN – For the second year in...

    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...

    AGCOR making the move to Good Hope

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    The Good Hope City Council passed a resolution Monday night to allow Mayor Jerry Bartlett, right, to enter into an agreement with AGCOR Steel. / Nick Griffin GOOD HOPE - AGCOR Steel is moving to Good Hope. The Good Hope City Council on Monday night...

    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...

    Dollar General opens in Walter community

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    The Walter Dollar General opened quietly Monday morning. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) WALTER - Some might think that quiet little Walter is the epitome of “the middle of nowhere,” but Dollar General doesn’t think so.  On Monday, the retailer opened its newest Cullman...

    ‘We aren’t trying to be anybody else’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Historic Bakery is now open in downtown Cullman, serving up a variety of specialty donuts, pastries, breads and more. Co-owner and pastry chef Brittany Miller was busy in the kitchen Friday afternoon making bear claws and said business has been good....

    Cullman Planning Commission notes- Aug. 1

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman Planning Commission met on Monday night for their monthly meeting where all members were present with the exception of Mike Voss and Cherri Drake. Two public hearings were followed by two subdivisions with both projects approved. The first, at Tidwell Street...

    Dayspring Dairy: Alabama’s First Licensed Sheep Dairy Farm

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    Our goal is to produce unique, delicious, safe, and healthy cheeses for our customers.” Greg Kelly, Owner - Dayspring Dairy GALLANT – Nestled in a valley in the piedmont of north-east Alabama with lush rolling pastures is Dayspring Dairy Farm. The family owned and operated farm is...

    Bulldogs Country Cook’n closed for good

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville’s Bulldogs Country Cook’n will not be reopening its doors after closing in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the local favorite diner featuring great steaks and a popular Sunday meat and three will not return, owner Nolan Bradford said...

    Check out Elevate Cullman, area’s newest women’s fitness studio

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    Instructors Morgan Moore, Rachel Eidson and Rachel McPhillips / W.C. Mann   CULLMAN - It’s an exercise place, and it’s next door to the Duchess Bakery, where the great donuts are.  It even sells a shirt that says “Donut ever give up.”  Talk about ambitious.  Say...

    Goat Island takes top honors at Daphne beer festival

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    Goat Island’s new Duck River Dunkel was a hit at 99 Bottles of Beer on the Lawn in Daphne, tying with a Fairhope brew for “People’s Choice” and helping Cullman’s hometown brewery win first place in the overall competition.  (Photo courtesy Goat Island Brewing) CULLMAN...

    Dream Home Outlet: Get the Home of Your Dreams

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    CULLMAN – If you are looking for the home of your dreams, you may want to take a short drive out to the new Dream Home Outlet. Locally owned and operated, Dream Home Outlet offers you the best in manufactured homes at a price...

    Cullman Savings Bank supports, highlights local businesses with new program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The COVID-19 shutdown has adversely affected businesses across the country, and Cullman is certainly no exception. From outright closures to social distancing cutbacks, many local businesses have felt the impact. Cullman Savings Bank (CSB) hopes to “flatten the curve” of economic...

    Walmart Grand Opening Set for Wednesday Morning

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    CULLMAN — On Wednesday, November 11, Walmart will open its second Cullman location. According to the new store's manager, Joey Childress, the grand opening ceremony of Walmart Supercenter #7280 will begin at 7:30 a.m. and sales will begin at 8 a.m. “We just cannot wait to start serving...

    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...