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    Breaking News: AL attorney general files suit against Tyson over 2 2019 Mulberry Fork spills

    JASPER, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the Walker County Circuit Court on behalf of the State, Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) against Tyson Foods over two spills...

    COVID-19: Updated Cullman Municipal Court information

    CULLMAN MUNICIPAL COURT | COVID-19 INFORMATION (UPDATED 4-22-2020) RESCHEDULED COURT DATES All cases set for April 15, 2020 have been reset to May 6, 2020 at 3:00pm. All cases set for April 16, 2020 have been reset to May 7, 2020 at 3:00pm. All cases...

    Cullman Courts using technology for virtual hearings

    CULLMAN, Ala. - During the COVID-19 shutdown, crime and civil problems continue, and so must the courts. On April 6, Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas issued an administrative order governing how the courts can proceed with their business while maintaining social distance through...

    Cullman County Courts issue instructions for child visitation/custody issues during state health emergency

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently, Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas issued an administrative order governing child custody and visitation issues during the state-declared public health emergency. Main points of the order include: Visitation and custody exchanges are to continue unless sufficient evidence exists to show...

    Despite some Courthouse closures, courts remain open for business

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - While many courthouses throughout the state are shuttering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Courts in Alabama remain open for business. Leaders of the Alabama State Bar are working in close coordination with the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Administrative Office...

    COVID-19: Cullman Courts clarify postponed cases

    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order postponing most court activities across the state (see www.cullmantribune.com/2020/03/14/al-supreme-court-suspends-in-person-court-proceedings-statewide-most-local-cases-continued), Cullman County’s courts issued this statement Sunday evening to help clarify what that order means for local cases:   Subject to a very few exceptions, most cases...

    BREAKING NEWS: Chad Floyd appointed new Cullman County district judge

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Attorney Chad Floyd has been appointed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as Cullman County District Judge, Place 1. Ivey’s Press Secretary Gina Maiola made the announcement Friday. “The governor has appointed Chad Floyd to serve as Cullman County District Judge,...

    Courts developing plan to continue operation in emergencies

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama judicial authorities on Wednesday instructed courts across the state to begin developing a contingency plan to maintain court operations in the event that an emergency disrupts local government operations. Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas, presiding judge of the Cullman County court system,...

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

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

    (Update) Formal ethics complaint preceded Chaney’s retirement from District Court

    CULLMAN, Ala. - State court documents filed eight days before Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney officially retired Feb. 15, 2020 indicate he is now the subject of a formal ethics complaint filed by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC, a commission on which...

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