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    Local salons, barbers cautiously reopening

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday announced the rollout of the next phase of her Safer at Home Order, “Proceeding with Caution,” effective Monday, May 11, 2020. These changes are in effect until May 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. As part...

    Welcome back! Local restaurants reopen their doors to diners

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman restaurants eased into reopening to dine-in customers Monday after Governor Kay Ivey announced last Friday that some COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted. While a few local eateries were ready to open their doors, many local favorites remained closed. Those prepared...

    Loving with all his heart… and a little more

    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was a long year for the McNeal family. In March 2019, Sandre McNeal had just lost her father and was making arrangements for his funeral when she fell ill and had to go to urgent care, which sent her to...

    Meet Cullman County Attorney Emily Johnston

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Emily Niezer Johnston was recently hired by the Cullman County Commission as the new Cullman County attorney. Johnston replaces former Cullman County Attorney Chad Floyd, who was appointed March 13 by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as Cullman County District Judge, Place...

    Can law enforcement really arrest people for violating the stay-at-home order?

    CULLMAN, Ala. - After Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order March 27, some people immediately began to question the validity of the order, arguing that the U.S. Constitution, Alabama Constitution and/or state law prohibit such...

    Cullman Caring for Kids: Child Abuse Awareness Month on hold, child abuse is not

    CULLMAN, Ala. - As Cullman settles into a quarantine routine, April’s status as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month is easy to overlook, but the recently countywide (and worldwide, for that matter) spike in quarantine-fueled cases of domestic violence means that awareness is more...

    Sharp rise in domestic violence during quarantine

    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Friday, Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper reported to The Tribune that cases of domestic violence are on the rise around Cullman, as families become more confined to their homes under the stress of uncertainty. Said Culpepper, “As people are having to...

    COVID-19: 4 local moms share their strategies, worries

          CULLMAN, Ala. - With schools across the county closed for the next few weeks (or longer), many parents are now tasked with juggling work, helping with schoolwork and searching for childcare. The parents we spoke to have another characteristic in common: they are worried...

    ‘I felt myself come out of the blue’: 4 local veterans share testimonies about SGB shot success, honor Apel Steel for donation

    CORRECTION- 3-11-20 at 6:55 p.m. In The Tribune’s coverage of the stellate ganglion block (SGB) shot, we have said, “The SGB shot is FDA-approved.” In fact, the medications administered through the shot are FDA-approved. The shot itself does not require FDA approval. CULLMAN, Ala. – A...

    Coronavirus: Local schools, EMA prepared, not panicked

    CULLMAN, Ala. – As of Monday evening, there are no reported cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease known as COVID-19, in Alabama. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly....

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