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

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

    Cullman’s hometown locksmith

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    Mark Johnson, owner of Hometown Locksmith, works on a job in Cullman this week. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. – Hometown Locksmith has been open in Cullman for just a year, but owner Mark Johnson is hardly new to the business. Johnson...

    Diablo’s Southwest Grill to open April 8 in Cullman

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    Diablo's Southwest Grill is located at 1302 Second Ave. SW (U.S. Hwy. 31) in Cullman. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - Diablo's Southwest Grill is set to open on Monday, April 8 in Cullman, the third restaurant to open in a new...

    85 years in, Bennett family still a staple of Cullman business

    In 1962, the businesses next to Bennett Auto Supply caught fire and burned down. The fire began in what was once the theater and destroyed the block, including the original All Steak Cafe. The alley, which still exists on the south side of Bennett, kept the fire from spreading. This photo shows a young Doug Bennett on the roof of the building working to prevent the fire from spreading as the fire department fought the blaze. (Bennett family)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This month, Bennett Tire Service will celebrate 50 years in its U.S. Highway 31 location in Cullman. Owner Doug Bennett stressed that the Bennett family and selling tires go back much further than 50 years. He is proud of the family...

    Busy Bee Café readying to celebrate 100 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Busy Bee Café has been around for 100 years: two locations, three buildings, eight owners.  It has seen much of the rise of Cullman as a growing community and even an economic power in the state. Keeping up with generations...

    Hanceville Drug Company still hopping after all these years

    The Hanceville Drug Company, the oldest pharmacy in Cullman County, is home to a 1950s-style soda fountain. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)
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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Stepping inside the Hanceville Drug Company is much like stepping into the past. The more than 100-year-old business offers modern day services but also takes you back in time with its old-fashioned soda fountain and vintage memorabilia.   The pharmacy was opened in...

    Hanceville Drug Company still hopping after all these years

    The Hanceville Drug Company, the oldest pharmacy in Cullman County, is home to a 1950s-style soda fountain. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)
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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Stepping inside the Hanceville Drug Company is much like stepping into the past. The more than 100-year-old business offers modern day services but also takes you back in time with its old-fashioned soda fountain and vintage memorabilia.   The pharmacy was opened in...

    KFC offers to hire displaced Rally’s employees

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — When Kenny Parks read about the abrupt closing of the Cullman Rally’s, resulting in its 11 employees being caught in limbo, he quickly took action. Parks, Director of Operations for Rule the Roost, LLC that operates the two KFCs in Cullman...

    A link to the ‘Old Country’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - New owners of A Touch of German, Judith and John Caples, say the store is a link to the ‘Old Country.’ “My heart was calling me to be here,” said Judith Caples, who was born in Germany and raised by her German...

    A link to the ‘Old Country’

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    A wall of cuckoo clocks at A Touch of German (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - New owners of A Touch of German, Judith and John Caples, say the store is a link to the ‘Old Country.’ “My heart was calling me to...

    Rallying around one another

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Rally’s in Cullman was closed Saturday afternoon without warning and the decision had left its 11 employees confused, hurt and struggling to make ends meet. Employees Storm Bryant, Thomas Williams and Jenny Bryant sat down Wednesday morning to explain their...

    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...

    Willoughby Roofing & Sheet Metal relocating to Vinemont

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Willoughby Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. is relocating to South Vinemont from the city of Cullman. The Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday night approved a 10-year tax abatement for the company, which is currently located in south Cullman on Old Hanceville...

    Marco’s Pizza sees robust opening day in Cullman

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    Customers line up at Marco's Pizza in Cullman Monday morning. The new restaurant is located at 1302 Second Ave SW (U.S. Hwy. 31) Unit A in Cullman. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - A robust crowd came out for the much anticipated...

    Marco’s Pizza opening Monday, March 11 in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Marco’s Pizza will be opening on Monday, March 11 in Cullman. Located at 1302 Second Ave SW (U.S. Hwy. 31) Unit A, it will be the second restaurant to open in one of two sites being developed by Athens-based Ming Enterprises....

    Merchants Bank welcomes veteran banker Samuel McCord

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    Samuel McCord CULLMAN, Ala. - The Board of Directors of Merchants Bank of Alabama is pleased to announce the addition of Samuel McCord, vice president/loan officer to its lending staff. McCord comes to the bank from Marshall County, with a lending background in agricultural and commercial...

    Appalachian Regional Commission, ADECA visit Cullman

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    Health Sciences teacher Tracy Smith looks on as Hanceville seniors Destiny Short and Gracie Hudspeth explain their use of medical simulation training equipment to Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN COUNTY - On Friday, Federal Co-Chair of...

    Annual reception celebrates Cullman industries

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    Ted Clem, director of business development for the Alabama Department of Commerce, speaks at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Industry Appreciation Reception this week at Terri Pines Country Club. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce...

    Regions Bank announces Will Harding as Cullman market executive

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    Will Harding (Courtesy of Regions Bank) CULLMAN – Regions Bank on Monday announced Cullman native Will Harding has joined the bank and will serve as market executive and commercial relationship manager in Cullman and surrounding communities. Harding succeeds Market Executive Clayton Ingram, who retired in December...

    Young entrepreneurs learn from local business leaders

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    Local CEOs Kyle Willoughby (Willoughby Roofing), Leah Bolin (Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce) and Shane Quick (Premier Productions) shared business knowledge with high school entrepreneurs this week at an event at Wallace State. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - On Thursday evening, Wallace...

    Rock N Roll Sushi opens today in Cullman

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    Artwork and music create a unique atmosphere at Cullman’s Rock N Roll Sushi. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - A full house of family and friends was treated to a pre-grand opening event at Cullman’s Rock N Roll Sushi Tuesday evening. The restaurant,...

    Strike! Ribbon cut on re-opened bowling center

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    The ribbon was cut on the re-vamped and re-opened Cullman Bowling Center on Thursday. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman Bowling Center has undergone a major renovation and celebrated its recent grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting, along with the Cullman...

    Rock N Roll Sushi aims to open week of Jan. 20

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    Rock N Roll Sushi, in southwest Cullman’s Marktplatz Center, hopes to be open the week of Jan. 20. The restaurant’s interior features hand-painted murals by local artist Seth Miller. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN -  Cullman’s Rock N Roll Sushi is nearing its...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    Southern Eats opens 2nd location; dine in at Southern Eats Cafe at Mae’s Food Hall

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    The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s Magan F. Bartlett, left, stands with Southern Eats Owner Laci Schuman, right, at the ribbon cutting for Schuman’s Southern Eats Cafe in Mae’s Food Hall on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - You...

    Goat Island Brewing undergoing 3rd expansion in 3 years

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    More than 1,000 square feet of Goat Island Brewing’s floor had to be taken up to put in a new reinforced floor with drainage for the new equipment.  (Photo courtesy Mike Mullaney) CULLMAN - Goat Island Brewing, Cullman’s hometown brewery, known for its revival of...

    Christmas helpers: Good Hope’s Nexan Building Products plays Santa for area children

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    Left to right: Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope;  James Bates, Jacob Bailey, Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett; Nexan Office Manager Crystal Carpenter; Christy Gowens; and Good Hope Parks and Recreation Director Dana Dunagan (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) GOOD HOPE - Giving back to its...

    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...

    The Hutch Restaurant reopens in Fairview

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    Hutch employees, family and friends gathered for a ribbon cutting Friday evening. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW - Under new ownership and after renovations, The Hutch Restaurant in Fairview has now re-opened. A grand re-opening celebration took place Friday evening. Said Josiah Daily, who...

    Ivey breaks ground on Mazda Toyota plant in Huntsville, state’s largest economic development investment of last decade

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    Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony in Huntsville (Office of Gov. Kay Ivey) MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday joined Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. to break ground on their new $1.6 billion plant in Huntsville. The jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant, which...

    Moss Service receives Torch Award for Ethics from North Alabama BBB

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    Pictured left to right: Tina Richardson, office manager; Benjamin Joslin, family service counselor: Mike Pepple, general manager, Valerie Wininger, funeral director; Jacqueline Schendel, Better Business Bureau (Courtesy of Mike Pepple) Updated 11-16-18 9:03 a.m. CULLMAN - Moss Service Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 9 received a...

    Meet Kim Beck, of Beck’s Auto Body

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    Kim Beck (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Kim Beck knew when he was young that he wanted to work with and help kids. He even thought about running a daycare at one time. He also developed a love for cars after fixing...

    Santa, Buddy the Elf and others kick off ‘Shop Alabama for the Holidays’ in Cullman

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    Santa Claus, Buddy the Elf and their guests enjoy the “snow” in the breezeway of the Cullman Chamber of Commerce Friday evening. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf made their first holiday appearance at the Cullman Chamber...

    Firehouse Subs to open in Cullman in December; Marco’s Pizza and Diablo’s Southwest Grill in January

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    Images courtesy of Firehouse Subs, Marco’s Pizza and Diablo’s Southwest Grill CULLMAN - Firehouse Subs is scheduled to open at the beginning of December according to Bill Ming, whose company, Athens-based Ming Enterprises, is developing two vacant sites on Second Avenue Southwest (Highway 31 South)...

    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...

    Dollar General opens in Garden City

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    GARDEN CITY - Dollar General is now open in Garden City. The store is located at 105 Second St. SW. An official grand opening will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 .m. The grand opening will include free prizes and special deals.  Additionally, the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ‘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...

    Rumors Deli named Retailer of the Year 2nd year in a row; new area business Lavish Boutique brings home 2 awards

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    Rumors Deli owner Annette Harris / Photo courtesy of the Alabama Retail Association BIRMINGHAM - Out of a pool of almost 100 nominees statewide, two Cullman area business owners brought home Retailer of the Year honors Tuesday at the Alabama Retail Association (ARA) awards luncheon...

    Cullman Savings Bank commits $100K to Cullman County Schools over next 10 years

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    Left to right: Cullman Savings Bank Executive Vice President T’aira Ugarkovich, Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, Cullman Savings Bank President/CEO John Riley III, Cullman County Schools Special Projects Coordinator Dr. T.J. Franey and Cullman Savings Bank Senior Lender Matt Townson pose for...

    Goat Island Brewing celebrates Oktoberfest with 3 more medals

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    Col. Cullmann watches Goat Island’s Mike Mullaney secure the handle to the Duck River Dunkel tap at the Oktoberfest opening ceremony Wednesday evening. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - After seeing its official brew for Cullman's 2018 Oktoberfest take a silver medal in...

    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...

    Citizens Bank hosts tailgate party

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    Cullman’s Citizens Bank on Second Avenue hosted a tailgate party for the community on Friday. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Citizens Bank and Trust held a tailgate party Friday afternoon for the customers and the community. The bank grilled out hotdogs and...

    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,...

    Spotlight: Valhalla Comics and Collectibles

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    Guests play Magic the Gathering at Valhalla Comics and Collectibles in Cullman. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Valhalla Comics and Collectibles, located at U.S. Highway 278 and Main Street (1108 Fourth St. SW), hopes to give all gamers a place to meet...

    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...

    Downtown Dairy Queen to close by Oct. 31

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    The Highway 31 North Dairy Queen has served customers since 1955. It will be closing by Oct. 31, 2018. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) Updated 9-18-18 10:46 p.m. CULLMAN - A longtime staple of north downtown Cullman is closing its doors. Dairy Queen, located at...

    AGCOR Steel breaks ground on new facility in Good Hope

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    Representatives of AGCOR, the Cullman County Commission, Cullman city government, ADECA, and Cullman city and county economic development agencies prepare to throw the first shovels of dirt on a rainy Wednesday morning. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) GOOD HOPE - On Wednesday morning, AGCOR...

    Marvin’s open in new location; grand opening Saturday

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    Robert Williams, regional vice president for Central Network Retail Group, which owns Marvin's, cuts a piece of lumber to mark the grand re-opening of Marvin's on Friday. (Hayden Hyatt for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, Cullman City...

    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...

    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...

    Alabama business climate ranked no. 1 in magazine survey

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and Topre America President Hideo Shimizu cut the ribbon on Topre’s new building, and celebrated the company’s newly-announced $80 million expansion project, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) ALABAMA - Earlier this summer, in an article published...

    Cullman​-area vendors invited to showcase goods at Tractor Supply’s Fall Farmers Market

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    CULLMAN - Tractor Supply Company in Cullman​ is inviting all local growers, crafters and artisans to showcase their homemade and homegrown goods at its Fall Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22. Vendors with expertise in everything from produce and soaps to homemade crafts and candles are...

    ‘Modern-day general store’ Ashley Mercantile opens in Warehouse District

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    Sherrie Ashley, left, and Ryne Ashley, right, stand behind the counter on Wednesday, opening day of Ryne and Heather Ashley’s new store Ashley Mercantile. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune) CULLMAN - The Warehouse District welcomed “modern-day general store” Ashley Mercantile Wednesday; it’s one of two...

    Lavish Boutique opens in Warehouse District

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    Lavish Boutique is located in the Warehouse District, in the old Rumors Deli location. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Lavish Boutique officially opened its doors Wednesday in Cullman’s Warehouse District. The store, described as “a trendy women's boutique that exists to provide inspiration...

    Jersey Mike’s opens in southwest Cullman

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    Jersey Mike’s officially opened for business on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Jersey Mike’s officially opened for business Wednesday morning, when Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs cut the ribbon on the new sub shop. The store, which currently employs 22,...

    Bill Smith Buick GMC wins 2017 Dealer of the Year Award

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    Bill Smith Buick GMC General Manager Andy Cole, center, and his staff pose with their 2017 Dealership of the Year Award. CULLMAN - Local automobile dealership Bill Smith Buick GMC was honored recently with a 2017 Dealership of the Year Award from General Motors. The...

    ‘Pops for a purpose’: Frios open in downtown Cullman

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    Frios Gourmet Pops Owner Kristy Keiffer, right, and an employee hold a sign for the new shop Friday. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Few things are greater than a delicious, frozen treat on a summer day in Alabama—and none were found as local...

    Jersey Mike’s Subs to Open First Cullman Location

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    CULLMAN – Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, will open in Cullman on August 8. Franchise owner Joseph Livengood and operating partner DeWayne Boyd will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, August...

    Back in Business: Retail Revival in Downtown Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE - When talking about what downtown Hanceville was like just a few years ago, a remarkable number of people have applied the same adjective: “dead.” There certainly were businesses around, and some doing well, but place after place in the business district sat...

    Gov. Ivey awards Community Development Block Grant to extend sewer service for new business in Good Hope

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    MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city of Good Hope to assist in extending sewer service to a new business that will create 25 jobs. The city will use grant funds to extend sewer service to AGCOR...

    2 years in a row: Rumors Deli to be named an Alabama Retailer of the Year

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    CULLMAN - After having to close down, pack up, move out and relocate, and after having to go through a property renovation project that took two tries just to get past the City of Cullman Planning Commission, Rumors Deli can definitely say, “We’re back,”...

    Profile: Kat Daddy’s BBQ and Grill

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    Kat Daddy’s BBQ and Grill owner Patrick Watson, center, reacts after cutting the ribbon at his restaurant. The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce held the ribbon cutting to welcome Watson as a member. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune) BREMEN -The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce...

    Chamber offering seminar as ridesharing service Lyft expands to Cullman area

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    Image courtesy of Lyft CULLMAN - Catching a lift is about to get a whole lot easier in the Cullman area. Months after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s signing of statewide ridesharing legislation, Lyft is preparing to expand to Cullman County. One of the nation’s most popular...

    Cullman’s Ornametals Manufacturing honored with North American Copper in Architecture Award

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    Metal workers move copper pieces at Ornametals Manufacturing in Cullman. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune) CULLMAN – Cullman’s Ornametals Manufacturing was honored with a North American Copper in Architecture Award for restoration for the company’s work on the Hadrian Cornice restoration in New York City...

    Cullman Florist opens in new location

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    Cullman Florist opened in its new location on Fourth Street Southeast Thursday morning. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Cullman Florist, located in the Warehouse District since the April 2011 tornadoes, held its grand re-opening at its new location on Fourth Street Southeast with...

    Ivey announces BAE Systems to create ‘hundreds of new jobs’ in Huntsville expansion

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    LONDON – Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of the Farnborough...

    Ivey announces BAE Systems to create ‘hundreds of new jobs’ in Huntsville expansion

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    LONDON – Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of the Farnborough...

    Ivey announces BAE Systems to create ‘hundreds of new jobs’ in Huntsville expansion

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    LONDON – Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of the Farnborough...

    Ivey announces Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion in Birmingham

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    BIRMINGHAM – Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials on Thursday to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years. As...

    T.J. Maxx re-opens, donates $10K to Victim Services

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    Eager shoppers lined up outside T.J. Maxx early Sunday morning for the store’s grand re-opening. The store had been closed since the March 19 hailstorm. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - It’s been almost four months since the March 19 hailstorm shuttered businesses in...

    Ashley Mercantile, ‘modern day general store,’ coming to Warehouse District

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    Ashley Mercantile will occupy the building left vacant when Rumor's Deli moved to its new location. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Arguably the most coveted business location in town, the Warehouse District, is set to be the home of a new local business....

    Milo’s celebrating 1 year in Cullman; giveaways July 5-7

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    Milo's opened in its current location in Cullman on July 6, 2017. (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN - Milo’s Hamburgers is celebrating the first anniversary of its Cullman location. “We will be having giveaways (free food!!) going on Thursday- Saturday,” said Julianna Hallman, manager of local store...

    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...

    Met-South celebrates grand opening in Hanceville

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    L-R: Met-South owners Cathy and Don Jesse, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail and Cullman Economic Development Agency Director Dale Greer pose for a photo on Wednesday morning, when Met-South celebrated its official opening in Hanceville.  (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - On Wednesday morning, Met-South...

    LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open a world-class solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs. LG will establish the new factory...

    Infant specialty store, Rattles & Rhymes, opens in Cullman

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    Owner Ann Still with daughter Emily Almonte and grandson Shepard Almonte (Heather Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Since Christmas, Ann Still and her daughter Emily Almonte have been working to bring a specialty store for infant and toddler needs to Cullman. Now, their store...

    Holly Pond business leaders talk growth

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    Brian Poole, Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce director of business development, third from left, speaks with Holly Pond business and organizational leaders during a business roundtable meeting Thursday evening. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune) HOLLY POND – Thursday evening, eight Holly Pond business and organizational...

    U.S. Supreme Court says states can require online-only retailers to collect sales and use tax

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    MONTGOMERY - In a landmark ruling in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a 26-year-old decision and ruled that states can require internet retailers to collect sales and use tax in states where they lack a physical presence....

    What’s old is new: C-Street Café returning as Bulldogs Country Cook’n in Hanceville

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    On Friday, workers were making finishing touches like placing the new logo on the front door of Bulldogs Country Cook’n. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - On June 19, Hanceville’s former downtown eatery C-Street Cafe will re-open its doors as Bulldogs Country Cook’n.  Welcome...

    Hanceville welcomes new shop and gathering spot for card and board gamers

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    Co-owner Nikolaos McCormick welcomes visitors on OG’s opening day Thursday. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - On Thursday, Hanceville’s downtown revitalization efforts took another step forward as the city welcomed Outbreak Games (OG) to the old Hanceville Herald building at 111 Commercial St. NE....

    Ivey: Facebook to invest $750 million in new data center in Huntsville

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    Artist rendering of the Huntsville data center HUNTSVILLE – Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that Facebook will invest $750 million to build a data center in Huntsville, creating 100 high-paying jobs. Ivey was joined for the announcement by Facebook representatives and local leaders. The official...

    Inside Technology Village Cullman with newly-named Director, John Wessel

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    Director John Wessel in the Technology Village Cullman office (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On Monday evening, the Cullman City Council took a major step toward the full operation of Technology Village Cullman (TVC), approving the hiring of John Wessel as director.  On...

    ‘Opportunity Zones’ meeting Tuesday, June 12 at Cullman City Hall

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    CULLMAN - CPAs, bankers, lawyers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs and property owners in the city of Cullman are urged to attend a free meeting on Tuesday, June 12 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Cullman City Hall auditorium for more details on the new alternative economic...

    GrubSouth restaurant delivery service takes off this Thursday in Cullman; drivers wanted

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    CULLMAN - Look out, Cullman residents: restaurant delivery service will be available beginning this Thursday, June 14. Huntsville-based GrubSouth, which started six years ago in a Huntsville living room, has gone from contracting with nine restaurants to now between 150-200 in Huntsville, Madison, Athens...

    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...

    Monograms Plus changing hands after 19 years

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    Cullman’s Monograms Plus is an anchor of the Warehouse District. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Monograms Plus of Cullman, a staple in Cullman’s Warehouse District, announced new ownership Tuesday, with longtime owners Margaret and Mark Hamm passing the torch to new owners Lynsey...

    Both Cullman Rite Aid stores to close this month

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    Rite Aid on the south side of Cullman, located at 1606 Second Ave. SW, seen here on June 4, 2018 (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Walgreens management confirmed Monday afternoon that both Cullman Rite Aid locations will be permanently closing this month. No...

    New eye clinic opens in downtown Hanceville

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    Downtown Hanceville welcomed another new business Saturday, when the ribbon was cut on Love Your Eyes on Bangor Avenue. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - Love Your Eyes officially cut the ribbon on its new location in Hanceville on Saturday. The primary care eye...

    Milo’s awards grants to 5 Cullman organizations

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    Milo’s awarded grants to, clockwise from top left: Good Hope Primary School, The United Way of Cullman County, West Elementary School, Brooks’ Place and ALAbundant. (Photos courtesy of Milo’s) CULLMAN - Milo’s Hamburgers has awarded $1,000 grants to five organizations in Cullman County, the company...

    Pickup Tower debuts at Olive Street Wal-Mart

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    CULLMAN -  A Pickup Tower has been installed at the Olive Street Wal-Mart on the south end of Cullman, according to a media release from the company.  “Pickup Towers function like high-tech vending machines, capable of fulfilling a customer’s online order in less than a...

    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...

    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...

    Get your fix at Southern Mix!

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    The ribbon was cut on new Hanceville eatery and catering company Southern Mix on Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Heather Mann for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - For four years, Cassie Williams and Rhonda Abbott have been catering parties, weddings and pretty much any event one can...

    REHAU recognized as ‘Best New Supplier’ by GE Appliances

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    REHAU has been recognized as a "Best New Supplier" by key customer and major U.S. appliance manufacturer GE Appliances. Bernd Kupferer, vice president of the industrial solutions division of REHAU, accepted the award on behalf of REHAU’s team at the production plant in Cullman,...

    FULL STORY: Cullman Wal-Marts unveil new grocery pick-up service

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    Olive Street Wal-Mart Store Manager David Roberts, right, presents Fairview High School’s George Redding with a $2,000 donation to the school. (Heather Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Following the lead of many stores around the country - as well as within the state in...