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    Hanceville Council approves rezoning to allow duplex 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It was a relatively quiet meeting in Hanceville’s council chambers on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. The council heard from resident Stephen Gannon concerning the second reading of Ordinance 656 to rezone a property he owns to R3, allowing the construction of...

    Hanceville’s Nail pleads guilty to 15 misdemeanors, resigns 

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    Sawyer named interim mayor  HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Longtime Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail on Tuesday, Dec. 19, pleaded guilty to 15 misdemeanor counts of using his office for personal gain. As part of the plea deal, Nail resigned from office. He was ordered to pay a...

    Commission approves rate increases for Smith Lake Park, Stony Lonesome 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its monthly meeting on Dec. 12 approved price increases for camping and park admission fees.   Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport addressed the commission in hopes of it approving a camping rate increase for Smith...

    Baileyton hosts 4th annual Christmas Drive-Thru 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Young residents of Baileyton enjoyed another festive event during the holiday season as hundreds of cars lined around the Baileyton Volunteer Fire Department for the fourth annual Christmas Drive-Thru, held Saturday evening, Dec. 9, 2023. The event was a team effort...

    Vinemont’s 2nd annual Christmas in the Park set for Dec. 9 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Councilmembers and staff of the Town of South Vinemont are spending this week preparing and tying up loose ends for their second annual Christmas in the Park. Held in the newly renovated Vinemont Community Park, dubbed the Art Park, Christmas in...

    Vinemont Town Council talks holiday events  

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council at its November meeting, discussed community holiday events, including the annual Community Thanksgiving Meal, Christmas Tree Lighting, Tinsel Trail and Christmas in the Park.  The free Community Thanksgiving Meal will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.-1...

    Baileyton decking the halls – well, Hwy. 69 – Nov. 27 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Town of Baileyton is set to deck the halls – well, the light poles lining Alabama Highway 69, in preparation for the upcoming holiday season on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.   Mayor Windell Calloway said plans have been put in place to...

    ‘We’re setting a standard’ 

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    Mayor Woody Jacobs talks local improvement projects, Christmas season  CULLMAN, Ala. – Downtown construction projects have been topics of discussion at recent Cullman City Council meetings, and Mayor Woody Jacobs was happy to talk about achievements that will facilitate this year’s expanded holiday celebrations.  “Nathan (Anderson)...

    Berlin Town Council celebrates clerk’s achievement, talks roads and events 

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening took time from its meeting to recognize Town Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery for her recent completion of Alabama Municipal Revenue Officer certification. Montgomery earned the certificate as part of a series of credentials she is...

    ‘It’s a crisis situation’: Hanceville council discusses fire dues

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its meeting Thursday, the Hanceville City Council expressed frustration about unpaid fire dues. The dues, a $13 monthly charge benefiting Hanceville Fire Rescue, are currently not mandatory, but the council is considering changing that - if it can.  “It costs a...

    Kallhoff gives quarterly report to city council

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council at its regular meeting Monday evening welcomed Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, who gave his quarterly report on the Cullman City Schools.   Kallhoff said the district currently serves 3,156 students. He said eighth and 11th grades boast...

    Commission approves FY 2024 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday approved the budget for the 2024 fiscal year. It reported total budgeted expenses of $31,467,929 and total budgeted revenue of $31,579,290.   The commission also approved a tax abatement for Topre in the amount of $1,042,699. According...

    Baileyton council discusses new AED for senior center

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Baileyton Town Council held its regular meeting, delayed one week, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. The council welcomed Donna Kent, who said she realized while organizing first-aid supplies in the senior and community center that the automated external defibrillator (AED)...

    AL SoS Allen speaks at Cullman County Republican Women meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen on Tuesday night spoke at the Cullman County Republican Women meeting. He said his primary objective was to get the message across about how important election integrity is to both the state of Alabama and...

    Jacobs proclaims Constitution Week in city of Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Monday, Sept.11, 2023, proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23, 2023, Constitution Week in the city of Cullman.   On-hand from the Dripping Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to accept the proclamation from Jacobs...

    Commission recognizes Duke, Freeman, Townson, King

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission at a special-called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 30, recognized Commissioners Kelly Duke and Corey Freeman. The men were recognized last week at the Association of County Commissions of Alabama Annual Conference for completing the County Commissioner training conducted...

    Berlin town council approves FY 2024 budget, prioritizes community projects

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    BERLIN, Ala. — The Berlin Town Council approved its 2024 fiscal budget on Monday, detailing plans for significant community projects while noting a projected discrepancy between revenues and expenses.  The budget outlines a total expenditure exceeding $800,000. Despite these figures surpassing the forecasted revenue, the...

    County, City to form Solid Waste Disposal Authority

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its Tuesday meeting approved the formation of the Solid Waste Disposal Authority (SWDA) to manage a partnership between the City of Cullman and Cullman County to prevent an outside, private company from purchasing the Cullman County...

    Commission approves $814K tax abatement for NAFCO

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Thursday approved a tax abatement for the expansion of North Alabama Fabricating Company (NAFCO) in the amount of $814,178. Cullman Economic Development Agency Project Manager and Finance Stanley Kennedy said,  “We expect this project to have a...

    Vinemont announces 4th of July fireworks show

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – The South Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday night. announced that the town’s 4th of July fireworks show will be held on Sunday, July 2, from 6-9 p.m. at the Vinemont Sports Complex. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served,...

    ‘$350 million is the largest single capital investment in our history’

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    City council approves $20M tax abatement for Wal-Mart CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday night approved a $20 million tax abatement for Wal-Mart, which is planning a $350 million capital investment in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in south Cullman. According to Cullman...

    Cullman council proclaims April Fair Housing Month, readies for Strawberry Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday night proclaimed April Fair Housing Month in the city. It also declared April 30-May 6 Small Business Week. Cullman Strawberry Festival Senior Day will be Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the...

    County proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month, approves back-up radio system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday, March 21, proclaimed April 2023 Child Abuse Prevention Month. It also approved push-to-talk back-up radio systems for Cullman County first responders. According to Cullman County EMA Director Tim Sartin, every first responder agency in the county...

    Planning commission makes multiple recommendations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission moved forward on several recommendations at its meeting on Monday night after five public hearings.  A public hearing was held and short form subdivision approved for property located at Third Avenue Southeast and Fourth Street Southeast....

    Hanceville council, planning commission to meet on tiny houses development

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Continuing the monthslong discussion on Ordinance 653, the Tiny Houses Pocket Neighborhood ordinance, the Hanceville City Council plans to hold a work session with the Hanceville Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Hanceville Civic Center. The meeting will begin...

    County commission recognizes 2023 City Family of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After being led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Welti School’s Colton Olinger, the Cullman County Commission on Thursday recognized the Cullman County Farm-City’s 2023 City Family of the Year Ashley Wilson. Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons said, as he embraced Wilson,...

    Jacobs declares Arbor Week, recognizes poster winners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, along with the Cullman City Tree Commission, on Tuesday declared Feb. 19-25 Arbor Week in the city of Cullman and recognized the local winners of the Arbor Day Poster Contest.  The contest was open to all elementary schools...

    Cullman City Council introduced to new CHS coach

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    CULLMAN Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday met Cullman High School’s (CHS’) new varsity football head coach Danny Stiff. Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff provided an overview of Stiff’s resume,  which includes coaching stints at Hoover High School, the University of...

    Gentry inauguration draws crowd

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Matt Gentry was sworn into his third term as Cullman County sheriff Saturday, Jan. 21, at Cotton Creek Warehouse in downtown Cullman. With his wife, Susie, and sons, William and Walker, next to him, Gentry was administered the oath of office...

    City of Hanceville searching for helicopter

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council on Thursday approved Resolution no. 668 to begin the search for an inoperable Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) helicopter, which the City will place in Veterans Park. It is unclear how long the search will take.  Deborah Stam...

    Kilpatrick, Floyd sworn in

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Thursday afternoon two Cullman County elected officials, Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick and Cullman County District Judge, Place 1 Chad Floyd, took their oaths of office for their new terms. Many local and state officials were present for the events, including Rep....

    County Commission begins new year with many surpluses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission met on Tuesday, Jan. 10, when it recognized Jeff Preston, who is retiring after 25 years from the County Road Department. Preston was not in attendance.   The commission agreed to surplus vehicles and other supplies from various departments...

    Cullman City Council honors Shawn Crider

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council convened Monday, Jan. 9, in the Lucille N. Galin Municipal Auditorium at city hall where it recognized the contributions of community leader Shawn Crider, who passed away unexpectedly Dec. 30 at the age of 56.     The proclamation in...

    Jacobs proclaims Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Leaders in government, law enforcement and community services came together at Cullman City Hall on Friday, Jan. 6 as Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed Jan. 11 Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Accepting the proclamation was the Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force’s Ashley...

    CPD Chief Kenny Culpepper set to retire after 44 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – One of Cullman’s most familiar faces is set to retire from the Cullman Police Department (CPD) in just a couple of weeks. Chief Kenny Culpepper, who has been with the CPD for 44 years, and served as chief for 34 years,...

    Hanceville City Council gets law enforcement update

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council at its regular meeting Thursday heard from Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long, who provided the council with a Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) program public notice in accordance with the presidential executive order signed on May 25,...

    Dodge City appoints Jason Burney mayor

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. - The Dodge City Town Council at its Thursday night meeting appointed its third mayor this year. Councilwoman Heather Langley made a motion to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Jason Burney, and it was seconded by Councilman Jerry Lynn and approved by all....

    Vinemont purchases new business license software

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday evening discussed the purchase of new business license software from Local Government Corporation (LGC).  Mayor Radginal Dodson said the entire state will soon be using the same or similar software.  “This outfit will keep up with everything...

    City planning commission holds multiple public hearings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission on Monday had several public hearings and subdivisions on its agenda. All agenda items were approved with no opposition from the public or commission members.  Public hearings were held with subdivisions approved for:   North Ridge subdivision, located...

    General Election: Incumbents, Republicans reign in local, state races 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County voters, along with those across the country, returned to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to have their voices heard and votes counted. As predicted, incumbents reigned supreme as the votes were tallied.  Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope, won his...

    Hanceville City Council issues Lupe’s liquor license, remembers Tim Burney

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council on Thursday issued a liquor license to the new owners of Lupe’s Restaurant.   It also passed Ordinance 650 to vacate Pine Street and reappointed Municipal Judge Steven Gravlee to another two-year term.   School representatives from the Hanceville Middle School...

    Cullman City Council updates 2 ordinances

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its meeting on Oct. 24, Cullman City Council updated two ordinances, bringing them up to date with the city’s growing population and needs. Ordinance 2023-02 provides detailed instructions for the issuance of special events permits. The second ordinance, 2022-31, redefines...

    Cullman City Council honors WildWater staff, amends procedures for public comments

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday commended Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) and its WildWater staff for earning the Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association. WildWater is the only publicly owned park on the top six waterparks...

    Dodge City declares vacant mayoral seat for 2nd time this year

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. - The Dodge City Town Council on Thursday night declared a vacancy for the mayor’s seat for the second time this year. Mayor Todd Anthony, the third mayor since the town was incorporated in 1993, passed away Sept. 13, 2022. Anthony...

    West Point taking applications for parks and recreation director, maintenance worker

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -At its regular council meeting Monday, the West Point Town Council announced it is accepting applications for the open positions of parks and recreation director and maintenance worker.  Applications can be picked up at West Point Town Hall Mondays, Wednesdays and...

    Resident who lost home to fire asks county commission to improve communication

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission at its Tuesday meeting heard from Sean Buntin, a resident of County Road 222, who requested improved communication among county departments, contractors and others to prevent additional tragedies similar to the one his family suffered last month...

    Vinemont council approves tax abatement for The Shaddix Company

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday approved a 10-year, $485,000 tax abatement for The Shaddix Company for the construction of a new building addition, a $8.7 million project. Cullman Economic Development Agency Project Manager Stanley Kennedy discussed the abatement with the council....

    Cullman City Council approves FY 2023 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Friday, Sept. 30, convened for its last meeting before beginning of FY 2023, which starts Oct. 1. On the agenda were several items of interest including the budget for FY 2023, the appointment of City officers...

    West Point Council approves annexations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The West Point Town Council on Monday approved the annexations of two properties into the town limits: the properties of residents Peggy Byrum and Rebecca Davis. It also held the first reading of an annexation request for the property of Terry...

    County Commission approves FY 2023 budget, recognizes Ronald Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday night approved its $70 million-plus budget.   County Administrator John Bullard said, “We want to be able to budget and stick to that budget” when presenting the updated budget, which was approved unanimously. The budget is available...

    Vinemont donates appliances to CCCDC Life Skills Center

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday voted to surplus old appliances in the Community Center and give them to the Cullman County Child Development Center (CCCDC) for its Life Skills Center. Teachers Stacey Ziegenbein and Summer Walker spoke to the council about...

    240-unit apartment complex planned for Hwy. 278 W

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission approved a conditional use request for a new apartment building consisting of 240 units and located on Fourth Street Southwest (U.S. Highway 278 West) across from West Elementary School. The commission voted to recommend the...

    City to repave streets in Northwood subdivision

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The Cullman City Council this month signed its annual Transportation Plan, laying out which roads will be repaved with funds from the Rebuild Alabama Act.   The act, commonly referred to as the “gas tax,” requires that each municipality adopt an annual transportation...

    Hanceville proclaims September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville City Council members, with Mayor Kenneth Nail joining via Zoom, moved swiftly through their agenda Thursday evening, holding a public hearing, signing a proclamation and appointing board members.  Three members of the Hanceville Industrial Board – Buddy Perkins, Elaine Perkins and...

    ‘This is an opportunity’: City votes to approve medical cannabis dispensing sites

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday night voted in favor of authorizing medical cannabis dispensing sites in the city limits. The Cullman County Commission passed a similar ordinance in July. Statewide, up to 37 dispensing sites will be approved by the...

    County Commission opts to keep CARTS director on payroll

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a barrage of former Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) employees showed up at a Cullman County Commission meeting last month to voice displeasure with CARTS Director Joyce Echols, the commission opted to use an outside attorney, instead of Cullman...

    Commission approves recommendation of outside attorney

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday went into executive session with Cullman County Attorney Emily Johnston to discuss “possible or pending litigation.” Upon returning from the session, the commission voted to approve the recommendation of outside attorney Hope Hicks. Details of...

    West Point making improvements to ballpark

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point Town Council on Monday approved the allocation of up to $85,000 for the installation of LED lights at ball fields one, two and four. LED Capital installed lights at field three as a preview. The lights can...

    Vinemont sets BBQ cook-off for Oct. 22

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday evening set the date for the barbecue cook-off proposed by Richard Neese last month to support The Butcher Meat Co. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, the same day as the Alabama vs....

    Cullman council meets for birthday wishes, round of thanks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening recognized Council President Jenny Folsom’s birthday with balloons. It also heard from Councilman Brad Smith, chair of the public safety committee, who shared his thoughts on the weekend’s Rock the South event and the...

    County Commission talks possible litigation in executive session

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday morning held a special-called meeting to vote on a short agenda and then meet in an executive session. The executive session, recommended by County Attorney Emily Johnston, was to discuss pending or possible litigation against...

    City Planning Commission amends street requirements for new subdivision construction

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission met Monday night with five public hearings  held, including an amendment to street regulations in subdivision developments.  An amendment to the City’s Subdivision Regulations was approved. The amendment makes clear what a developer’s responsibilities are when...

    City recognizes outstanding citizen – City Garage’s Rod Cook honored by Cullman City Council

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Council President Pro Tem Johnny Cook had proud news about a City employee at Monday’s council meeting. City Garage employee Rod Cook was lauded for his good citizenship when, on Saturday, he encountered an 18-year-old Frenchman who was new...

    DA-Elect Crocker announces transition team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County District Attorney Elect Champ Crocker on Tuesday announced the formation of his transition team.   Below is Crocker’s announcement, in full:   Today I am announcing the formation of my transition team who will assist me and make recommendations in preparation for my...

    Hanceville City Council honors Joshua Foran for life well lived

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council at its last meeting celebrated resident Josh Foran for a job well done. Mayor Kenneth Nail issued a proclamation honoring Foran for a well-lived life and congratulating him for winning The HISTORY Channel’s competition show “Forged in...

    It’s baaccckkk

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Thursday approved the required special events permit for Rock the South, which will be held Aug. 5-6.   Performers slated to perform at this year’s music festival include Alabama, Jamey Johnson, Morgan Wallen, Colt Ford and more.   Remembering Don...

    Sullins, Bright join Cullman Planning Commission

    Michael Sullins, left, and Blake Bright, right, joined the City of Cullman Planning Commission in June. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission met Tuesday evening, welcoming two new members: Michael Sullins and Blake Bright.  Chairman Mike Voss opened the meeting saying, “I would like to welcome and introduce two new members of the planning commission: Blake Bright and...

    Cullman City Council appoints two new members to city’s planning commission

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council met on Monday evening at city hall where Michael Sullins and Blake Bright were appointed to the City of Cullman Planning Commission to fill the vacancies left by Barret Richard, who has moved into the county, making...

    Hanceville to remove Home Economics/AG and Welding buildings from high school

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville City Council met for their regular meeting on Thursday night at City Hall with all members present. Mayor Kenneth Nail provided an update on the work the city is doing at Hanceville High School which includes removing the home EC/AG...

    Dissatisfied over CARTS services, Sevita employee sounds off at County Commission work session

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission met for their monthly meeting on Thursday evening to cover a robust agenda. During the preceding work session, the commissioners and all in attendance heard from retired Cullman County teacher Sharon Ferguson, now employed by Sevita, a national...

    Zoning Board approves Main Ave./8th St. N.E. variance contingent on City Council’s upcoming vote

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals met on Monday evening with all members present and one item on the agenda. The variance request for the property where the Factory Dance Productions was previously housed, and two residential homes...

    West Point Town Council looking for interest in farmers market

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point Town Council met on Monday evening and voted to surplus the old park playground equipment and donate it to a school, church or municipality where it may be needed. The new playground equipment will arrive around the end...

    State Delegation gives informational update at Community Luncheon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Luncheon on June 17 at Stonebridge Farms to bring an update on important issues to the community with the State Delegation of Senator Garlan Gudger, Representative Randall Shedd, Representative Corey Harbison and...

    Funding opportunities for city and county infrastructure explored during recent D.C. trip

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - A band of Cullman County heavyweights made their way to Washington D.C. last week to learn more about grant opportunities and funding available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed in November of last year. The bipartisan bill was deemed as...

    Vinemont Town Council approves renovation of community center

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council met on Tuesday evening to discuss various improvement projects for the town. The town allocated $16,105.00 of American Rescue Plan Funds to begin improvements on the community center including remodeling the floor and toilets. The town has...

    Hanceville City Council continues to work with Industrial Board to fund projects

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville City Council met on Thursday evening where the council voted to approve transferring funds to the Hanceville Industrial Development Board for a nearly completed property located on Hwy 91 just north of Hwy 31. Home to an upcoming cabinet shop...

    Cullman City Council welcomes Brad Smith to vacant Place No. 1 position

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Council met on Monday night at City Hall opening with the swearing in on newest council member, Brad Smith. Smith has big shoes to fill in the Place No. 1 position. The seat was formerly held by Andy Page, or...

    Planning Commission moves Klein Building project forward

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission met on Monday evening at the City Hall Auditorium tasked with holding public hearings on a rezoning request, several short form subdivision requests and the review of a proposed site plan. A public hearing was heard...

    Hanceville Planning Commission to update building codes

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville Planning Commission met on Monday evening at the Hanceville Civic Center. Topics covered included the possibility of updating the building permit application for both residential and commercial properties, updating the building codes, training for commission members and a...

    Hanceville City Council adds to alcohol ordinance; discusses upcoming events

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville City Council met on Thursday evening with all councilors present along with Mayor Kenneth Nail, City Attorney Dan Willingham, Police Chief Bob Long and Fire Chief Rodger Green. Ordinance No. 646 was added to the city’s alcohol ordinance. The ordinance passed...

    Cullman City Council approves rezoning for southside apartments despite challenge by area residents

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved rezoning for the development of a five-acre apartment complex on 3rd Avenue Southeast near its intersection with King Edward Street, rezoning the property from R-1 (low population density single family homes on large...

    Cullman County Commission meets and agrees to split online sales tax revenue with schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission met on Tuesday evening at the Cullman County Courthouse with a hefty agenda to review. Resolution 2022-37: Revenue Sharing arrangement for Simplified Sellers Use Tax was approved unanimously despite the concerns that Place 2 Commissioner Garry Marchman voiced...

    Hanceville City Council honors Math Team and announces kiddie pool to open this summer

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville City Council held their meeting on Monday with all council members present. The council began by honoring the Hanceville High School Math Team who brought home the designation of the 2022 Division III State Champions. The school’s Geometry and Algebra II...

    Berlin Town Council aids local business, approves new home construction

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening approved up to $17,000 in economic development assistance and financial incentives to help Berlin Hardware and Farm Supply alleviate drainage issues under U.S. Highway 278 into the shop’s property at the intersection of the...

    Vinemont Town Council decides to hold review of progress at Vinemont Village and Vinemont Estates after a month

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town council met on Tuesday evening to discuss whether to revoke the business license for Business Resource LLC DBA Vinemont Village and Wyoming Lot and Mobile Home Rentals LLC DBA Vinemont Estates. A previous hearing was held on April...

    South Cullman residents sound off about proposed rezoning, planned apartment complex

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening got an earful about the proposed rezoning of property located on 3rd Avenue Southeast at the King Edward Street intersection from R-1 (low population density single family homes on large lots) to R-4 (high...

    Mayor Woody Jacobs declares May 2022 as Older Americans Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Senior adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to...

    Hanceville Industrial Development Board gives update on two properties

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Industrial Development (ID) Board met on Thursday night at the Hanceville Civic Center. After the minutes from the April 7 and April 18 meetings were read and approved, updates on two properties were given. The first property is the old...

    Baileyton Town Council says Family Fun Day is set for May 28; Parkside School Volunteer Fair May 6

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. - At Baileyton Town Council’s meeting Monday night, the town discussed the upcoming Family Fun Day. The 2nd annual Baileyton Family Fun Day will be on May 28 at Baileyton Park. There are 13 arts and crafts vendors signed up so far....

    Holly Pond Council talks town deputy, community events

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening welcomed Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Daniel Cummings, who updated the council on plans for the town’s planned deputy. Cummings told the council that the CCSO has been dealing with manpower issues...

    Berlin Farmers Market to open for its third season May 21

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    BERLIN, Ala. - Growing into its third season, the Berlin Farmers Market will have its season opening day on Saturday, May 21 with a community-wide celebration. Starting at the market, located at the intersection on Hwy 278 West and Mt. Carmel Dr, and stretching to...

    Cullman County Commission approves Free Dump Day during the entire month of May

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission held an emergency called meeting on Wednesday morning, which agenda included the approval of a resolution to utilize the County Annual Bids for County Road 18 Community Development Block Grant Project. The grant obtained for the project...

    Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism unveils final design for city skatepark

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman and Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism unveiled the highly-anticipated designs and final plans for the upcoming 8,000 sq. ft. skatepark located in downtown Cullman Tuesday night at City Hall. A diverse group of community members was...

    Cullman City Council welcomes state basketball champion Bearcats, approves funding agreement for industrial park improvements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening welcomed the Cullman High School Bearcats basketball team, recent Alabama 6A state champions, pausing the meeting for photos and presenting each player a trophy on behalf of the city. “Guys, we couldn’t be more proud...

    Cullman Tree Commission purchases 50 trees to honor former chairman Everett Wier

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Tree Commission convened on Tuesday morning at City Hall for its bimonthly meeting. Joining commission members Michael Sullins, Barry Slatton, Rachel Dawsey and Amy Leonard was City Arborist, Charles Chandler and two members of the Alabama Forestry...

    West Point Town Council hears LED Capital proposal to change West Point ballpark lights to LED lights

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – On Monday evening, the West Point Town Council heard Tim Garner and Muntingh Hamman with LED Capital propose changing the lights in the park to LED. Tim Garner taught for nine years at West Point and is now the head...

    Vinemont council holds business license hearing for Vinemont Estates

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    (Photos contributed) VINEMONT, Ala. - South Vinemont Town Council held a special called meeting on Tuesday, for the purpose of a business license hearing for Vinemont Village DBA Business Resource LLC and Vinemont Estates DBA Wyoming Lot MH Rentals. The meeting was a due process...

    Cullman County Commission proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday proclaimed April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month. The proclamation included, “April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month with a presidential proclamation by President Ronald Regan on 1983, in whereas child abuse prevention month...

    Berlin Town Council eyes additional growth

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening took an early look at a proposed new subdivision and continued work on its farmers’ market, while passing resolutions to seek grant funding for infrastructure improvements. The council looked at plans for a four-house subdivision...

    Mayor Jacobs recognizes The Coterie’s 100th anniversary

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    Cullman, Ala. – “On Tuesday afternoon, a number of young matrons met at the home of Mrs. M.H. Killingsworth for the purpose of organizing a new society. … Some of the most charming and intellectual of Cullman’s young married women are members of this...