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    A project to restore the Eastern indigo snake to Alabama is one step closer to its goal with the release of 40 indigos in the Conecuh National Forest on Saturday, May 11, 2024. The reintroduction project aims to establish a viable population of this threatened species within its historic range along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Representatives from the Alabama Department of...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Regional Foundation Board of Trustees recently  donated $150,000 to Cullman Regional for a new ambulance at Cullman Emergency Medical Services (EMS). "The generous giving from the community and fundraising efforts from the Gala have allowed for the donation," said Cullman Regional Foundation President Dr. Matt Dellinger. “The Cullman Regional Foundation is proud to have a...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Caring for Kids this week received a massive product donation to its food pantry, thanks to the Cullman Post Office. As part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, held in conjunction with United Way, local postal workers delivered approximately 10,000 pounds of food to CCK. On its website the...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved resolutions to complete several years of pavement repairs and upgrades at Cullman Regional Airport, and pave the way for future expansion of facilities and services. The council voted to enter contracts with Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) for engineering services for the reconstruction of the apron (aircraft parking area) and...
    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont welcomed in the warm weather and took advantage of the sunshine on Saturday, May 11, at the  inaugural Farmers and Makers Market. The market was a collective gathering of the area’s artisans, makers and farmers, all displaying and selling their creations, produce and goods. The Vinemont Community Center served as the hub...
    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope City Council held its first May meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and passed a pair of Resolutions to get the ball rolling on a new project. The Council is applying for a Rural Development USDA Grant to build a new multi-use community center that will also serve as an...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Truth in Nature, a nationwide outdoor ministry, has a simple but powerful mission: to support young men from fatherless and single-parent homes by fostering a connection with nature, community and faith. The local Cullman chapter, led by Program Director Brian Burchett, plays a crucial role in achieving this mission through a variety of outdoor activities designed...
    Annual Clothed in Cullman event raises funds for Curt’s Closet CULLMAN, Ala. - Curt’s Closet held its largest fundraiser of the year on Thursday night, May 9, at Stone Bridge Farms’ Browne Stone Centre. The house was packed for the sold-out event, and the community showed up with support and love for Ashley Wilson and her nonprofit, which was founded...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cornerstone Revival Center (CRC) ALTARED Youth group is hosting a BBQ fundraiser to support its growing ministry.  Youth Pastor Jordan Fitzgerald and his wife, Jade, run CRC’s Youth Ministry. “Every Friday night, our ALTARED Youth meets for service, Bible study or fun and fellowship. On these Friday nights, we (also) feed the youth,” Jade Fitzgerald said. “This fundraiser is to help support those...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County is knee-deep in preparations for its community education classes that are set to begin on May 13.  “The Link is driven to empower individuals and families to build sustainable paths toward self-sufficiency and resilience. We not only want to provide services that meet vital, immediate needs but also to foster long-term connections...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Pets are great additions to any family or household, often ending up  loving, cherished members of the family. Prospective pet parents often look for a fluffy pal that can play around in the yard but also alert when danger lurks. Lucky for them, loyal and protective are two things that Toby, The Cullman Tribune Pet of...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville High School Softball hosted an open house to celebrate and show off its new additions to the Rayford Talley Athletic Training Facility Wednesday afternoon. Two indoor nets, a new pitching machine and additions to the field turf have been installed at the indoor training facility and the Bulldogs are excited to get to work with...
    Cullman Career Center (File photo)
    ‘It is a terrible disservice to our community, the State of Alabama and Topre America for a social media blog to disseminate unsubstantiated claims that spark controversy’CEDA Director Dale Greer CULLMAN, Ala. - Despite online rumors perpetuated by a local blog on Wednesday, May 8, a group of Haitians was not bused into Cullman, though they are finishing paperwork for...
    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles hit the road to begin their run at this year’s 3A East Regional Tournament at Sand Mountain Park in Albertville and after dropping their first game of the day to Hokes Bluff, they bounced back with a win over Geraldine to keep their season alive. Vinemont will be back on the field at...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a great showing on Friday, the Cold Springs Eagles continued their dominant run at this year’s AHSAA State Track Meet Saturday, pulling away to beat Reeltown by 34 points and claiming their second consecutive 2A State Championship. Eagles runner Ethan Edgeworth racked up four gold medals (1600-Meter, 3200-Meter, 800-Meter, 4x800 Meter Relay) and Eagles jumper...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local mother and now boutique owner Shayla Waldner said she wanted to change her resume from “stay at home mom” in 2023 to entrepreneur. She started The Pink Boot Boutique at the end of October that year. “My husband was a travel welder for eight years and I was with him for the last three years,” Waldner said....
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Strawberry Festival is in full swing in Cullman’s Depot Park area and will continue until late Saturday night. City streets, blocked off with hand-painted blockades covered in vibrant and colorful strawberry-themed murals completed by local artist Donald Walker, are packed, allowing space for the over 100 craft and food vendors to showcase their goods.  The...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s state track meets are underway in Cullman and Gulf Shores and our local athletes have already collected an impressive number of medals as well as a new state record. Cold Springs standout Ethan Edgeworth has been posting stellar times all season and he put together another dominant performance in the 2A Boys 1600-Meter Friday....
    WPHS Scholars Bowl team finishes 2nd in nation at national small school championship WEST POINT, Ala. — The West Point High School Scholars Bowl team on Sunday, April 28, 2024, placed No. 2 in the nation at the National Academic Quiz Tournament LLC’s 2024 Small School National Championship Tournament, with Brodie Henry taking the second highest individual honors.   “The kids and...
    Dustin Seth Eddleman (Cullman Police Department)
    Updated May 3 2024, at 2:46 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Two Cullman Police Department officers were involved in a wreck Thursday night, May 2, around 9:30 while responding to assist with a pursuit. The suspect in the pursuit has been arrested. The wreck occurred at Second Avenue and Fifth Street Southeast in Cullman. The pursuit resulted in the arrest of Dustin Seth Eddleman,...
    Leo III (University of North Alabama)
    FLORENCE, Ala. – Leo III, the third lion to call the University of North Alabama home, passed away peacefully on the evening of Thursday, May 2, at the George H. Carroll Lion Habitat on the UNA campus after a brief illness. He was 21. “The university campus mourns the loss of Leo III,” said UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts. “Dena...
    BREMEN, Ala.  -  A Cleveland, Alabama, man is dead, having succumbed to injuries sustained in a shooting Sunday morning, April 28, in Bremen. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Walter Eugene Robinson, 46. Kilpatrick said Robinson died at area hospital from injuries sustained in a shooting that occurred along County Road109 in Bremen around 9:45 a.m.  Another victim...
    Cody Weston Brown in an undated mugshot (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)
    (7:25 p.m.) UPDATE: Cody Brown is in custody CULLMAN, Ala. - Earlier today, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the East Point area. The driver, identified as Cody Weston Brown, 32, of Crane Hill, stopped and immediately fled the area on foot, according to the CCSO. Deputies and Cullman police officers attempted to locate Brown but were unsuccessful. The CCSO...
    ARLEY, Ala. - For over 50 years, the annual Arley Day Festival Parade and Car Show has been held at Hamner Park in Arley, Alabama. The festival is hosted by the Arley Women’s Club (AWC) as a celebration of the town of Arley, the heart of beautiful Smith Lake, and its residents. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday,...
    Kenneth Wade Bentley (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated April 27, 2024, at 1:46 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff's Office said a Cullman man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and firing into an occupied vehicle following an incident that happened in the Berlin community Friday, April 26. Deputies responded to the report of a shooting in the Berlin community on Friday, and...
    BREMEN, Ala. - Dodge City Motocross is gearing up for the "Biggest Allstar Showdown in the South," an AMA-sanctioned motocross event set to take place April 27-28 at the Dodge City MX Park, located at 10070 Alabama Highway 69 S in Bremen. The event will feature a full day of practice on Saturday followed by competitive races on Sunday,...
    Temple Baptist Church is set to host the “Ring of Fire Around You” Women's Conference on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Organized by Standing in the Gap ministries, the conference aims to address critical issues affecting women today, including domestic violence, generational legacies and self-worth, through a Christian perspective. Standing in the Gap ministries, led by founder and director...
    MOULTON, Ala. - A family in Moulton is finally receiving the closure they have been awaiting for almost eight decades.  The Battle of Hurtgen Forest was fought from September 1944 to February 1945 between American and German forces in the wake of Normandy. On Dec. 6, 1944, Noah Reeves was one of the many soldiers in the Battle of Hurtgen...
    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope City Council hosted its second April council meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and the lion’s share of the meeting was spent recognizing several local state champions. Good Hope High School archer Mason McCury was recognized by the council and presented with a proclamation honoring him for bringing home this...
    Cold Springs 9 - Addison 6 Brooklyn Ingram hit a one-out single and later scored on an RBI single by Adriana Young to give the Lady Eagles the early lead in the first. Later that inning, Peyton Kennedy hit an RBI single to make it 2-0. Cold Springs made it 3-0 in the top of the third on an RBI...
    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -  Mattilen Nelson of Cullman has been named a 2024-2025 Jax State Nursing Ambassador. Jax State Nursing Ambassadors are a select group of upper division nursing students chosen for their commitment to service, leadership, and dedication to the program. These students serve as official representatives of the School of Nursing at University functions, School of Nursing events and...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - At the Cullman County Commission’s monthly meeting on April 18, Cullman County Engineer Phillip Widner gave an update to the commissioners on the progress of the repairs to County Road 222, where a large sinkhole was discovered in late January. The damaged roadway is located near Interstate 65 Exit 305 northbound The sinkhole was found Jan. 26 (www.cullmantribune.com/2024/01/26/sinkhole-discovered-on-county-road-222). Plans were made for Apel Machine and...
    GORDO, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles traveled to Gordo for a round one playoff matchup Friday night but after dropping game one to the Greenwave 11-1, Vinemont fell in game two 8-2 to finish a strong season 17-8. Gordo 11 – Vinemont 1 (Game One) After a scoreless first inning, Gordo plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local man died following a tree removal accident at a jobsite in the Bethsadia community on Tuesday, April 16. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Phillips Pullium, 34, of Cullman, and said Pullium was struck by a limb. Kilpatrick said Pullium was transported to Huntsville Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
    CULLMAN, Ala. - This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is Fancy. This sweet girl is approximately 2 years old with a rich, red, short coat. Fancy’s life hasn’t always been easy; a small hitch in her giddy-up keeps her a little slower than other pups, but her circumstances and personality have made her into a compassionate, loving...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Curt’s Closet, established by Ashley Wilson in 2018 to honor the memory of her son Curt Wilson, has grown by leaps and bounds in six years. From a small, repurposed church building on St. Joseph Street, the youth clothing ministry relocated into a much larger new facility at 1101 Third Ave. SE in 2021, a move...
    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Cullman High School’s Siddalee Drake was crowned Miss Alabama Strawberry Festival at the Alabama Strawberry Festival Pageant on Saturday, April 13, at the Desperation Church Student Center across from Depot Park. The annual pageant is a showcase of the area’s sweetest beauties, in preparation for the statewide summertime staple, the Alabama Strawberry Festival, which will take...
    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs recently proclaimed the week of April 14-20, 2024, Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the city of Cullman in conjunction with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is observed annually during the second week in April. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, honors the thousands of men...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After dropping game one at Good Hope 11-2 Friday, the Bulldogs bounced back Saturday with a walk-off win over the Raiders Saturday, securing a postseason berth. After a scoreless eighth inning, Nelson Arteaga ended things for the Bulldogs with an RBI double to cap a 4-3, extra innings win over the Raiders. The Bulldogs struck first in...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department is bringing back its community cookout for the first time since 2020. The event will take place Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cullman Housing Authority. CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said the event started at Nesmith Park around 2015 and was moved to the Festhalle. In 2020, the event...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, held the first reading of an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance to govern the location and signage of vape retailers. The ordinance, to be voted on at the next council meeting, would limit the locations where new shops can be built (already established shops could continue to...
    West Point 5 - Fairview 4 (Softball) A solo home run off the bat of Brinlee Phillips gave West Point an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fairview tied the game up at one in the top of the second on a sacrifice bunt by Ava Pruett. The Lady Warriors broke the tie in the bottom of...
    CULLMAN, Ala. -- A single-vehicle crash on County Road 813 in the Trimble area at approximately 9:20 a.m. Monday morning claimed the life of a Cullman man. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick confirmed James Kenneth Neal Sr. (89) of Cullman to be the victim. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency determined that Neal's vehicle struck a ditch and overturned multiple times....
    Smoke billows into the sky, visible to nearby residents and motorists as a sign that something is burning in the Alabama forest.  It’s a prescribed fire at Oak Mountain State Park, which sometimes causes alarm because the smoke can be seen from Interstate 65 or U.S. Highway 280, but it ultimately promotes a healthy forest and better recreational opportunities for...
    From the files of 1955 Fred Harbison won the Grand Championship at the Beef Show with a shorthorn steer. Mary Wood won Reserve Champion with a Hereford steer. Don Morgan, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Morgan, won the Cub Scout Soap Box Derby, last Sunday afternoon here. Don is in Mrs. Ruth Edward’s fourth grade room in...
    CULLMAN, Ala—On Monday, April 1, WellStone, one of Cullman County’s mental health resource centers, unveiled its newly completed expansion and renovation project, which added additional office spaces and patient care rooms. A new entrance was fitted to the building, showcasing a grand atrium to the center, leading to the refreshed facility with new paint, flooring, furniture and fixtures. “We renovated...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Locally owned Dixie Duds and Decor celebrated a grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting Friday morning, March 29, with the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.  Owner Melia Martinez Mead shared a heartfelt thank you with the community for supporting her store over the last seven years.  “We didn’t initially have a grand opening, but I am so thankful...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Monday night was a special one at Field of Miracles as a crowd of players and supporters gathered at the facility to celebrate the opening night of the season on the newly installed turf. The project to resurface the field began in February and was completed just in time for the season to get underway. Cullman...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College announced recently it has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025 survey with 537 earning special awards for going above the standard. The 2024- 2025 Military Friendly...
    Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to join the naturalists and volunteers from the foothills of the Appalachians, along the Tennessee River Valley to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico for the “Hike 24 in 24 Alabama” initiative from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) State Parks Division. The Alabama State Parks’ interpretive hike...
    Updated March 30, 2024, at 11:12 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:57 p.m. Friday, March 29, resulted in one fatality. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Brenton J. Weaver, 42, of Naples, Florida. According to Alabama State Troopers, Weaver was critically injured when the 2014 Lexus CT 200h he was driving struck...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) has once again exemplified the spirit of community service with the remarkable success of its Spring Break Cereal Food Drive. Ending March 19, the initiative saw the collection of approximately 250 boxes of cereal for  Cullman Caring for Kids, a local nonprofit dedicated to aiding families in need. This year, following...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s men’s basketball team’s season came to an end in a hard-fought battle against Indian Hills Community College on Tuesday at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Hutchinson, Kan. The Lions lost to the Warrior 58-63 to bring their final season record to 26-9. In their first trip...
    CULLMAN, Ala. (March 26, 2024) – The Major League Fishing (MLF) Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats is set to visit Cullman, Alabama, next week, April 4-6, for the Toyota Series at Smith Lake . The three-day tournament is the second event of the year for Central Division anglers and is hosted by Visit Cullman. The event will feature a roster of the region’s best bass-fishing...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala.  — The Wallace State Community College chapters of Sigma Kappa Delta and Mu Alpha Theta honor societies recently inducted new members. Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) is the National English Honor Society for two-year colleges. Wallace State’s Theta Delta Chapter was established in 2007. SKD provides students with opportunities for advancing language and literature study, developing creative and analytical...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State’s women’s golf team finished second to Shelton State Community College this week at the Wallace State Spring Invite. Held on their home course of Cross Creek Golf Course, the Lions finished at +96, only three strokes behind the Buccaneers at +93. Two Wallace State Lions finished in the top five, with sophomore Abby Gattis of Jacksonville...
    Bones and Barrels is one of the most underrated trail races you will find. Zombie Trail Races, a local running company, hosts seven of these races annually. The Bones and Barrels Endurance Beer Mile 5K took place at Palomino RV Resort in Cullman on March 16. From my perspective and to my dismay, this race did not get the support or...
    Holly Pond 10 - West End 9 (Baseball) (Game One) West End struck first in its opening at-bats as an RBI groundout and an RBI single gave them the early 2-0 lead. Holly Pond answered right back in their half. Sawyer Olinger reached on an error to lead off the inning and later scored on an RBI single by Brody...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope made the quick trip over to Hanceville for a matchup against its county rivals Monday night and Molly Benefield led the way for the Lady Raiders, allowing zero hits and striking out six batters to help secure an 11-0 win in five innings. Lizzy Steed led off the top of the first with a single...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was involved in an incident that started at Parkside School Tuesday, March 12, and became a high-speed pursuit that ended in Morgan County a short time later. Sheriff Matt Gentry said the incident started at Parkside when the school resource officer attempted to arrest a subject who was causing issues at...
    Updated March 15, 2024, at 5:23 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional Airport has received a congressional allocated grant in the amount of $4,177,000 for apron reconstruction.  This funding is through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Grants-in-Aid for Airports program which was included in the federal funding bill. Cullman Regional Airport's was one of only six grants received in the state...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After picking up a pair of wins against Fultondale on Tuesday, the Hanceville Bulldogs looked to continue that momentum on Thursday afternoon against J.B. Pennington. However, a late rally from the Tigers in the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the game as they ended up getting past the Bulldogs 11-9. J.B. Pennington got on the...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will host the next class of its popular Citizen’s Academy on April 6, with firearm training on April 13.  Sheriff Matt Gentry said one of his visions when he took office in January 2015 was to provide the people of Cullman County with a Citizens’ Academy. “The initial purpose of this academy...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Elks Lodge recently gave local nonprofit Victim Services of Cullman (VSOC) a grant of approximately $4,000. The center, which provides domestic violence crisis response and recovery services, used the funds to replace nearly 25 mattresses in its two local shelters. “The Cullman Elks Lodge received a grant for Victim Services this year. It’s a grant...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College’s Men’s Basketball team defeated #1 ranked Bishop State Saturday night to win their first Alabama Community College Conference championship since 2014. The Lions defeated the Wildcats 81-85 in overtime. Leading the charge for Wallace State freshman guard and tournament MVP Jimmie Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, whose offensive firepower ignited the team's scoring efforts...
    DORA, Ala. – The Fairview Aggies traveled to Dora for a varsity matchup Saturday afternoon, and they only needed five innings to handle the Bulldogs. The Aggies plated five runs in the second inning to take an early lead and after adding to their lead in the third and fourth, tacked on four more in the fifth to wrap...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Child Development Center (CDC) is bringing a first-of-its-kind experience to its halls and students. The school is hosting the Miss Extraordinary Springtime Pageant, which will cater to entrants of all emotional, developmental and physical abilities. One portion of the pageant will focus solely on children in Cullman County who are developmentally disabled or...
    Updated March 8, 2024 at 10:33 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A Decatur man was arrested March 2, 2024, charged with homicide by vehicle, criminally negligent homicide and following too closely. The arrest followed the Cullman County grand jury indictment on Aug. 17, 2023, of Nicholas Orlando Gordon, 35. The charges stem from a wreck that occurred on Oct. 9, 2020, along...
    An employee hard at work at REHAU, one of Cullman’s major industrial manufacturers (CEDA)
    Updated March 1, 2024, at 5:12 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman has been named by Site Selection Magazine as the no. 2 micropolitan in the country. Said Site Selection, “Cullman, Alabama, a consistent Top 5 presence, has risen this year to No. 2, its highest ranking ever. Cullman, halfway between Huntsville and Birmingham in the heart of Alabama’s manufacturing belt, accumulated...
    AUBURN, Ala. – After tying the Carolina Panthers’ record for most tackles by a defensive lineman last season with 67, Derrick Brown entered the 2023 season with the goal of breaking it. Brown, as he’s done consistently since arriving at Auburn in 2016, exceeded even his own high expectations. He not only smashed the franchise record, Brown broke the NFL record, finishing...
    Jacob “Jake” Harris (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)
    CULLMAN, Ala. -  A Holly Pond man was arrested by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation Thursday, Jan. 25. Jacob “Jake” Harris, 24, is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of dissemination of child pornography.  Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker said he couldn’t provide many details, but said, “Because of the Rules of Professional...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman was back home at Bearcat Arena Monday night to host a pair of big area games against Decatur and both the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats collected big wins on their home floor. In the girls’ game, Cullman trailed by as many as 11 in the second quarter and went into the locker room down 19...
    A large sinkhole was discovered near Exit 305 along County Road 222 on Friday, Jan. 26. The Cullman County Commission said it is confident the roadway remains safe as it is filled. (Jeff Clemons)
    CULLMAN, Ala. - On the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 26, a large sinkhole was discovered along the shoulder of County Road 222. The roadway was closed for a short period of time while County road crews worked to figure out the cause of the hole and to ensure the stability of the road. The sinkhole is located just before...
    Updated Jan. 26, 2024, at 8:50 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Logan man died in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Jan. 25, just after 12:40 p.m. according to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick said Jerry Michael Simmons, 72, was killed in a head-on collision in the 9600 block of U.S. Highway 278 West between Jones Chapel and Bethel. Alabama State Troopers...
    CULLMAN, Ala. -  One of Cullman County’s own, Kyra Bales, a 2023 Hanceville High School graduate, is preparing to strut her stuff and showcase her skills as they’re broadcast to the world when the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Marching Mocs participate in the London’s New Year’s Day Parade.  Speaking of how her majorette career began, Bales fondly recalled her...
    Parkside Outreach Program BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Parkside Outreach Program is one of many nonprofits nestled firmly in the far reaches of Cullman County, this one serving the communities of Baileyton, Fairview and anyone else who needs it. Founder Jennifer Harlow said while her public outreach has a private years-long history, the nonprofit began humbly in 2018 as a way to...
    Updated Dec. 25, 2023, at 10:40 p.m. BERLIN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a man in connection with the house fire that occurred Saturday, Dec. 23, on County Road 728 in Berlin. Christopher Todd Burton is wanted for questioning about a domestic incident connected with the fire. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has been...
    Updated Dec. 12, 2023, at 6:01 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved an emergency bid for reclamation and repaving of St. Joseph Drive Northwest, starting from Scott Street Northwest and Dripping Springs Road area and going north to Alabama Highway 157. Work was set to begin Tuesday morning, Dec. 12. According to City Engineer Erica...
    BAILEYTON, Ala. – With a line wrapped around the building and seemingly every child in Baileyton in attendance, excitement and anticipation built as the Baileyton Senior Center hosted its annual community Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023.  Amid festive sweaters, a large, decorated tree and decorations hung about the center, kids of all ages ate dinner and visited...
    Updated Nov. 25, 2023, at 10:57 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Christkindlmarkt, the South's largest and most authentic German-inspired Christmas market, has made its grand debut. The opening ceremony, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Weihnachtspyramide (Christmas pyramid) - the tallest in the United States - signaled the beginning of a festive tradition in the heart of Alabama. Cullman...

    Remembering Danny McAfee

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local businessman Danny McAfee, of Cullman Cabinet & Supply Company, was laid to rest this month. McAfee was remembered as a community leader and visionary who championed Cullman’s growth and development.   McAfee held seats on numerous community boards, including the Cullman Regional Foundation Board, assisting in the fundraising for the new expansion; Downtown Design and Review...
    DANVILLE, Ala. – This year’s AHSAA State Cross Country Championships were hosted at the Oakville Indian Mounds Saturday morning, and it was a great day to be a Cold Springs Eagle. Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles claimed 1-2A state championships and Eagle runners Ethan Edgeworth (14:34.29) and Reagan Parris (19:31.26) each won individual state titles. Edgeworth’s personal best time...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – West Elementary School’s fifth-grade class held its annual Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 9, welcoming local veterans to the school’s gymnasium. The school has been holding the event since the late 1980s. Since 2012, its been led by fifth-grade teacher Keenan Fowlkes, who is also a member of the National Guard. Fowlkes took over after Jane...
    VINEMONT, Ala.  - Teachers, faculty and students at Vinemont Elementary School were recognized on Oct. 17 for their dedication and commitment to ensuring all children in their school are able to read at or above their current grade level before they leave third grade. Vinemont Elementary was one of 12 schools across the state recognized as an Alabama Science...
    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- The Fairview Lady Aggies celebrated Senior Night on the volleyball court Thursday with a tri-match against Scottsboro and Decatur Heritage. After trailing the Lady Wildcats 2-0, the Lady Aggies rallied to win the next three sets to win the series, 3-2, and they finished off the night by sweeping the Lady Eagles 2-0. Fairview 3 - Scottsboro 2 (First...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The third annual John E. Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament was hosted at Cross Creek Golf Course Saturday and 134 players on 34 teams packed the course to help honor a friend and support a great cause. The tournament was first held in 2021 after longtime Cullman Parks and Recreation Director John Hunt passed away in March...
    As a Cullman local who lived in the county and worked at a local watering hole, Rock the South had always been synonymous for me with heavy traffic, rowdy bar guests and a vibrato of whatever headliner they snagged pounding through your temples as you tried to sleep after closing the bar. "Can't they just move it to Nashville?!" I...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Diesel Technology program will host a Women in Diesel Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, for women interested in learning more about the program and the high-demand, high-wage careers available to them. The event will be held in the Diesel Technology shop from 5-7 p.m. Attendees will be able to meet...
    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Holly Pond senior Alexis Pitts, and she shared some of her favorite memories she made during her time in several school clubs, including the FCCLA. "I was in the FFA, FCCLA, Beta Club, and SGA. The experience I had was great. I made many friends with people I had the...
    BRING YOUR GRANDMA to SEE “THE GRANDMOTHER MAGNOLIA” and BRING YOUR GRANDPA to see “THE GRANDFATHER PINE” at the Sportsman Lake Park TREE MUSEUM—FREE and open to all, 365 days each year. (Directions: Go to Sportsman Lake Park and take the road to the picnic pavilions, look for the bright red “Welcome Arbor” of the Wildflower Garden, enjoy your...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its July 13, 2023, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette’s recommendation to hire three new principals. Dr. Johnny Whaley was named the new principal of Fairview High School. Whaley has 21 years of experience as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor and instructional leader at both the middle and high...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's 18th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is July 21-23. This marks the seventh time the annual tax holiday will take place on the third full weekend of July.From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21, until midnight, Sunday, July 23, the state waives its 4% sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing. More than 325 cities...
    WEST POINT, Ala. – In this interview, I talked to West Point’s Cade Welborn about his sophomore seasons on the basketball court and on the baseball field. "I felt like at the JV level, we were a pretty solid squad. Losing in the county finals hurt a lot, but it made us better and gave us more motivation to work...
    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – The South Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday evening discussed several area events.   Mayor Reggie Dodson expressed his excitement for the continued success of the town’s monthly senior citizen events, where the seniors gather on the third Monday of each month at the Vinemont Community Center for fellowship and a meal. “It’s a great thing for the...
    CULLMAN, Ala– Local artists will yet again converge in Cullman’s Warehouse District for the third annual Arts in the Warehouse District event, hosted by Leldon Maxcy of Leldon's. The event will feature local art displayed in a variety of mediums, from traditional canvas to leather and textile works and more. The event is always organized for a good cause, with...
    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Last year’s volleyball season was another solid one for the Lady Aggies and junior Ava Calvarese recapped the year and talked about what she learned. Ava feels blessed to be playing alongside a great group of teammates. "I think it went pretty good, considering all the challenges we had to overcome. I learned that the most important...
    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Baseball Diamond Club will host its annual alumni game this Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Mike Cupp Field on the campus of Vinemont High School. Vinemont Baseball Diamond Club President Kevin Hale said he is excited for the event and is looking forward to being around former players and seeing former coaches. “We’ve...

    Pet of the week: Mya

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mya, an approximately 4-year-old female Labrador mix with an ebony coat and a freckle on her tongue is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Mya was named after a sweet young visitor of the shelter and embodies a spirit of youthfulness. She is talented and takes direction quickly on her leash, and thrives with exercise...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The new Home2 Suites by Hilton Cullman officially opened Monday, July 10, at 5720 Alabama Highway 157. Construction on the hotel began in June 2021.   According to Mansa Hospitality Chief Executive Officer Rupesh Patel, Home2 Suites is the first and only extended stay hotel in Cullman. He said every room has a kitchenette and a sofa...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Construction projects at Cullman Middle School and Cullman City Primary School began in May 2022, and according to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, the project at the primary school is set to be completed on schedule in mid-October. He said the road work around the primary school will also be completed at this time as...