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    Cullman City Council approves nearly $30 million bond issue for new civic center and CWAC water park expansion

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council Thursday approved a $29,085,000 bond issue to fund the construction of the city’s new civic center and an expansion of the water park at the adjacent Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center. While the projects have not yet...

    Cullman County Commission terminates emergency declared before March 17 storms

     CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission voted to terminate the local emergency that was declared prior to the storms Wednesday March 17. Cullman County EMA director Phyllis Little said, “Other than having some repeat issues with areas that were washed out and flooded...

    Colony residents express frustration as town council talks on opening gym, annual budget stall without action

    COLONY, Ala. - The Colony Town Council on Tuesday evening argued over everything from the town’s annual budget to the contents of a previous meeting’s minutes, leading Councilman Eric Carwell to threaten resignation and local residents in attendance to shouting matches with council members....

    Cullman RV park to add recreational water feature

    Water park will be largest of its kind in Alabama  CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved a bid from The Entertainment Group, LLC, dba Union Aqua Parks, in the amount of $158,413.25, for a custom inflatable water park to be...

    Cullman City Council creates court diversion program

     CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening passed an ordinance to establish a pretrial diversion program for Cullman’s municipal court. The ordinance was approved after suspension of rules of procedure to allow a vote on its first reading.    The ordinance states that...

    New convenience store to be built in Good Hope

    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - A new convenience store is coming to County Road 222 in Good Hope across from the Palomino RV Resort. Mayor Jerry Bartlett said at Monday night’s council meeting, “Last Monday night, the planning commission passed Singh Mart, LLC. We passed his...

    Commission declares April as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

     CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Nancy Bryant with Cullman Caring for Kids and Charlotte Jones with Victims Services were both present as the...

    West Point council talks striping of CR 1141

      WEST POINT, Ala.- West Point Mayor Gerald Schafer at Monday night’s council meeting reported that part of the striping on County Road 1141 has been done at a cost of just more than $11,400.   “Maybe in a few months we can do the other part,”...

    Berlin receives $100K grant for reconstruction of CR 1600, takes next step toward community storm shelter

     BERLIN, Ala. - On Monday evening, Berlin Mayor Patrick Bates shared with his town council the news that local legislators have secured a $100,000 grant to reconstruct County Road 1600, including laying of a new road base and chip seal. According to the mayor,...

    Hanceville prepares for Irish Festival, clean-up week, yard sale weekend

     HANCEVILLE, Ala.- The City of Hanceville at Thursday’s council meeting set the dates for this year’s free clean-up week and yard sale weekend. The free clean-up will run from April 26-30 with the permit-free yard sale weekend April 23-24.   Mayor Kenneth Nail reminded Hanceville residents...