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Monday, October 26, 2020

    Living with Lyme: Meet 12-year-old Madeline of Walter

    WALTER, Ala. - When Madeline Hill was 4 years old, she spent a fun day with her family at a petting zoo in Key Largo, Florida. It was when the family returned home that evening that her mom, Becca, discovered a bullseye rash on...

    ‘He was an absolutely incredible human being’

    BREMEN, Ala. -  “He will always be remembered here at Cold Springs,” Cold Spring High School Principal Eric Dickerson said of the late Michael Parker. Parker passed away Friday, Aug. 28 at the age of 61. Parker, whose service was held Monday at Kinney...

    Heroes Among Us: A look at the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department

    This is part 1 of a special series in which The Tribune will visit with each volunteer fire department across Cullman County. FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Heroes live among us all throughout Cullman County. They are among the first on the scene when tragedy strikes,...

    Empty buildings, full hearts

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended Alabama’s Safer at Home Order through Oct. 2, meaning senior centers will remain closed. The centers have been shut down since March 16, leaving many area seniors lacking the daily interactions that filled their days....

    ‘I promise everybody it’s real’: Local man recounts experience with COVID-19

    CULLMAN, Ala. - “At first, I never had a bad fever. The highest it got was 102. I came home from work and I felt so weak that I couldn’t move. That day, I couldn’t hardly work because I had no energy. I laid...

    Cullman City Schools Strategic Building Initiative includes new intermediate, middle schools, expanded primary school

    Updated 8-20-20 at 11:25 p.m. Cullman City School Board President Joey Orr originally said, "This past year, the timing and the rates were such that it made perfect sense to pass a bond issue. We did so for the value of $14 million." She has...

    ALDOT opens bids for Highway 157 4-lane project

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) on July 31 opened bids for its project to widen Alabama Highway 157 through Cullman’s north side to four lanes- from just east of U.S. Highway 31 to just past Cullman Regional. A 3.5-mile stretch...

    ‘I think we’ve made some progress’

    HOLLY POND, Ala. - With a long career of coaching and education behind him, and after serving one term as Holly Pond's mayor, “Coach” Bill Oliver chose not to run for re-election this year, saying, "It's someone else's turn to have all the fun." The...

    ‘There is no manual for what to do next’

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Since mid-March, the Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CCCDD)’s Margaret Jean Jones Center has not been able to operate its adult day program due to COVID-19. On June 15, the Alabama Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities (ADMH-DDD)...

    Holly Pond Bronco Band welcomes new director

    HOLLY POND, Ala. - After three years under Evan Curtis, the Holly Pond Bronco Band welcomed a new director to the team just in time for band camp. Stephen Cook, a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a master's degree from the...