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    HOLLY POND – Have you ever walked through an old cemetery and wondered who was buried there? What did they look like? Were they married? Did they have children? Ever wonder what kind of person they were and what kind of mark they left behind? Well, one afternoon as I drove through Holly Pond, I noticed a grave right...
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    Colony Mayor Donnis Leeth displays the certificate he received for completing the Satcher Health Leadership Institute’s Healthy Communities Initiative Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) COLONY - On Tuesday evening, the Town Council of Colony made the difficult move of removing Councilman Julian Fields for absenteeism.  Fields had not attended council meetings for more...
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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $120,000 grant to create jobs and spur economic development in the city of Cullman.  The Community Development Block Grant will fund infrastructure necessary for the construction of a La Quinta Inn and Suites near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Alabama Highway 157. The new facility, which will create 13 jobs, is...
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    James L. Swofford CULLMAN - Cullman veteran, educator and Oktoberfest organizer James L. Swofford passed away on Saturday. Below is Mr. Swofford's obituary from Moss Service Funeral Home. June 26, 1920 – September 29, 2018 James Lee Swofford, age 98, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born in the high mountains of North Carolina in 1920,...
    CULLMAN - Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman this week took to his Facebook page to explain the amendments that Alabama voters will see on the Nov. 8 ballot. (Click here to see a sample ballot for Cullman County.) We have printed his entire post below, with no edits. (Editor's Note: The text below has not been edited for content or grammar/style;...
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    CULLMAN – As the summer months roll on gardening and adventures in the woods become a pastime. Unfortunately, this also means a higher likelihood of coming into contact with dangerous snakes and insects. Insects such as spiders are especially dangerous. According to Neil Schamban, MD, FACEP Chief Executive Officer at Island Medical Management, “Spider bites overall are more frequent but...
    Updated 12-20-20 at 3:15 p.m. WEST POINT, Ala. - One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash along the 12000 block of Alabama Highway 157 North, near J&D Tire and the intersection with County Road 1224, Saturday morning at approximately 11 a.m. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim as Christine Willingham, 82, of Falkville. Alabama State Troopers said Willingham...
    From the files of 1950: Two Cullman people were seriously injured and several others received lesser injury in a highway crash on Saturday morning. Mrs. James F. Ratliff remains in a Birmingham hospital, with a broken hip and a broken ankle. Mr. Ratliff is in the Cullman Hospital suffering with four broken ribs and serious bruises. Others with the Ratliff’s at the...
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    CULLMAN - Below are the arrests and incidents reported on Jan. 11, 2019. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No arrests reported.   Cullman Police Department Incidents Jan. 9 harassing communications fourth-degree theft of property, Books-A-Million, $27 Jan. 10 identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle,...
    CULLMAN – This Saturday and Sunday, August 15, and 16, at Sportsman Lake Park in Cullman the first annual Native American Charity Pow Wow will be held. Organized by George “White Wolf” Teague, the event is a fundraiser for the Lighthouse located on Convent Road that is a transitional home for men. The family event will go on for two days....
    ADDISON, Ala. -- Addison took care of business on Saturday night as the Lady Dawgs defeated the Double Springs Lady Jackets in a thrilling, overtime game, 75-72 and the boys handled the Meek Tigers in another great game, 57-54. The ladies won the county tournament for the second consecutive season while the men avenged an upset loss in the title game last...
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    CULLMAN - A West Point man was arrested recently and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance after he allegedly sold high-grade marijuana to Cullman Police Department Investigators Chris Thomason and Justin Craft, who were undercover, on two separate occasions. Orion Austin Townsend, 20, has since been released on bond. Thomason and Craft encourage anyone with information...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - A City of Cullman construction crew working on the improvement project on First Avenue Southeast uncovered a small patch of the original brick pavement that once covered Cullman’s downtown streets. The spot was found at the intersection of First Avenue Southeast and Second Street Southeast. Crewman Wesley Bennefield explained, “We located it this morning whenever we (were)...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $300,000 grant to help provide new jobs in the town of South Vinemont while also improving traffic safety. The Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to construct a northbound turning lane off High School Road and onto U.S. Highway 31. The lane will help facilitate the construction of a Jack’s...
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    BIRMINGHAM - Hannah Proctor, a senior piano pedagogy major from Hanceville, is one of 30 new members of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society at Samford University. Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character, and encourages collaboration among members across five phases: scholarship, athletics, service, communications and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University,...
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    Wallace State Dean of Applied Technologies Jimmy Hodges, left, shakes hands with Alexander Perez.   HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Aviation/Flight Technology student Alexander Perez knows first-hand how flooding can be devastating and life-altering.  Perez and his family lost all of their possessions during the Katrina flooding 11 years ago and his sister’s house was recently flooded with three feet of water near...
    HANCEVILLE - The Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts department announces its new ArtsKids program for area students in grades 3-8. The first session, SingKids! will be held during Fall 2017 semester. “ArtsKids is a new outreach program offered through our Fine and Performing Arts programs to give area students an introduction to performance and studio arts,” said...
    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Kids young and old gathered Saturday evening at the Baileyton Community/Senior Center for the town’s annual Christmas party. “We had a super Christmas this year,” Pat Dyar, wife of Baileyton Mayor Johnny Dyar, said, adding that this year’s party was the biggest one yet.  Despite many other events taking place in Cullman County Saturday night, families opted to...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Agriplex’s 2021 public program schedule is now set with many in-person and virtual programs scheduled for all ages. Register for programs at www.agriplex.org. Kid programs Little Farmers Preschool Program This program is for children ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult). Each month’s class is from 10-11 a.m. and cost $5 per child. Pre-registration is required. March 12-...
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    Updated: 3/5/20 - 1:56 p.m. VINEMONT, Ala. –- This year’s Cullman County Baseball Tournament is moving to April. The tournament was originally scheduled to begin earlier this week before it was pushed back to Friday and Saturday but with the rain continuing to fall, coaches have opted to reschedule the tournament for April 10-11 at Vinemont High School. In the...
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    Instructors Morgan Moore, Rachel Eidson and Rachel McPhillips / W.C. Mann   CULLMAN - It’s an exercise place, and it’s next door to the Duchess Bakery, where the great donuts are.  It even sells a shirt that says “Donut ever give up.”  Talk about ambitious.  Say hello to Elevate Cullman. As Cullman’s newest women’s fitness studio gets ready to welcome its first...
    MURFREESBORO, TN. – Cullman continued its slate of weekend matchups in Tennessee with the Houston-Germantown Mustangs Saturday morning and picked up another big win with another big hit in the final frame. Trailing 7-4 going into the bottom of the seventh, the ‘Cats plated four runs in the final inning, capped off by a walk-off RBI double from Brennen...
    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Holly Pond pitcher EmmaRay Spitzer, who will be continuing her athletic career at Oakwood University alongside a pair of her Lady Bronco teammates. EmmaRay overcame a lot of adversity in her years at Holly Pond and made plenty of great memories during her time as a Bronco. "My favorite sports memories...
    CULLMAN - Like seemingly every other institution these days, Cullman County’s schools are being hit hard by the flu.  On Wednesday evening, County Superintendent Shane Barnette sent out the following all-call phone message to county school system parents: “Hey, this is Shane Barnette, Cullman County Schools superintendent.  I just wanted to call tonight and let everyone know that we're aware...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Aug. 7, 2019. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear   Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported.   Cullman Police Department Incidents Aug. 3 leaving the scene of an accident; person; Hwy. 157, St. Joseph Dr. NW; damage to ’07 Toyota Tacoma; $100 fourth-degree theft of property;...
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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City Council on Monday approved an amendment to its current alcohol ordinance that will allow multiple vendors to sell alcoholic beverages under the same roof.  This paves the way for beverage sales at developer Shane Quick’s new project, Mae’s Food Hall, and other similar establishments that may come in the future. The amendment defines a food...
    CULLMAN - Golden Corral is on its way to the Cullman area, according to officials with the Cullman Economic Development Agency and the restaurant chain itself. "We are very excited to add Golden Corral to Cullman’s restaurant lineup in the former Ryan’s building," said Susan Eller, CEDA project coordinator. "We do not have a definite opening date but are working...
    CULLMAN and HANCEVILLE, Ala. - In two separate instances, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve warrants and left with two under arrest.  On Wednesday, April 20, CCSO deputies attempted to locate an individual at a residence in the Holly Pond area with active warrants. The individual was not present; however, Logan Neil Eddleman, 30, of Holly Pond, was located at...
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    Photo: A good showing of tractor makes and models at the 2015 show on the Wallace State campus.   HANCEVILLE - Started by Jimmy Hamrick 20 years ago, the annual tractor enthusiasts' haven at Wallace State Community College is now continued by Hamrick’s daughter, Bonnie Brannan, in honor of his memory. The 18th Annual Hanceville Antique Tractor and Engine Show, held...
    Story updated 11-13-17 at 8:44 a.m. http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2017/11/13/update-latest-sunday-nights-double-shooting-cullman Story updated 11-12-17 at 9:06 p.m. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick has identified the deceased as Perry Shoemake, 56, of Cullman. The injured party, who has not been officially identified, is in critical condition at UAB Hospital. Story updated 11-12-17 at 7:13 p.m. CULLMAN - The Cullman Police Department continues to investigate a double shooting that...
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    TUSCALOOSA - A total of 11,347 students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's). The UA Dean's and President's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - To help support local agriculture and grow more connected to the local farming community, the Cullman Electric Cooperative partnered with the North Alabama Agriplex to host a small, one-day farmers’ market. Featuring booths from Burks Farms, Thompsons' Orchard, Greenleaf Farms, Idlewild South Farms and White Co. Farms, the market took place Monday morning and afternoon in the...
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    Photo: Hunter Brannon, left, with his proud uncle, and former Tide player, Wesley Britt CULLMAN - A week before the start of fall practice in his final season at Cullman High School, offensive lineman Hunter Brannon got something off his mind. He made the decision to play collegiate football at the University of Alabama. The 6'4", 290-pound lineman was looked at...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At the upcoming 2nd Friday celebration on June 11, 2021, the Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) will host “Pets on Parade,” a lighthearted fundraiser whose proceeds will go to support the Cullman County Animal Shelter. The event will take place on 1st Avenue Southeast in front of Busy Bee Cafe, starting at 6 p.m., with the...
    CULLMAN, Ala.- The residents of Woodland Haus in Cullman lined Main Street outside of their facility Friday afternoon to celebrate 365 days of being COVID-19-free. It was a gorgeous afternoon for the residents to be outside and wave at those passing by, who honked and waved back enthusiastically.   Woodland Haus Administrator Mary Briscoe joined the residents for the fun celebration....
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported January 11, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents January 6 fourth-degree theft of property; Wal-Mart; Hwy. 157; general merchandise; $57 Arrests No arrests reported, Hanceville Police Department Incidents and arrests reported by CCSO. Find arrest reports online Monday-Friday...
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    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonah C. Blankenship graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bright and early Sunday morning, the congregation of East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church gathered for a twofold celebration: the annual recognition of Decoration for the church graveyard, and the 100th anniversary of the church's founding. Inside the church were displays of the church and congregation's history and informational table about the Women's Ministry, lists of founding...
     CULLMAN, Ala. – After a year of COVID, Flourish of Cullman was finally able to celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Members of the Flourish team were joined by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. Flourish was founded in 2015 and moved into their facilities on County Road 735 in 2019. The nonprofit was never able to...
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    Dr. Vurl DeLore Baumann passed away February 2, 2015 at his residence. He was 79 years old. He was born August 18, 1935 to Otto Henry and Mary Anna Brecht Baumann. Funeral Services will be held February 5, 2015, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. With interment at Cullman City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church...
    CULLMAN - Looking for something adventurous to do this weekend? Check out the Smith Lake WakeBattle this Saturday. The event is sponsored by Russell Marine, Wake Factory, Hyperlite Wakeboards and Nautique and boasts on its Facebook event page, “Come join us for WakeBattle in its new location for this year. We are moving from the Montgomery Riverfront to Smith...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - According to a public statement by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Deputies assisted a Falkville Police Officer on a traffic stop when the vehicle failed to yield to lights and sirens, and attempted to elude.  The pursuit traveled through Cullman and Winston Counties before ending in the Bankhead National Forest in Lawrence County.  “Along...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Litter in Alabama and you could face much harsher penalties now due to a new litter law passed earlier this year by the Alabama Legislature. The new law went into effect Sept. 1, bringing with it higher fines, community service and even possible jail time. Littering had been a Class C misdemeanor, but the new law makes...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – There was a crowd gathered at Cullman’s Art Park, formerly known as City Park, Thursday afternoon for the unveiling of the park’s new centerpiece. The 1.8-acre park can be found at the corner of Main Avenue Southwest and Second Street Southwest, a quarter-mile north of U.S. Highway 278. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset....
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 20, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents June 14 theft of property – 4th degree; Wal-Mart; Hwy 157; general merchandise; $152 June 17 domestic violence – 3rd degree, harassing communications; persontheft of lost property...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – After dominating Lee Huntsville on the road last week, the Cullman Bearcats returned to their home field Friday night to host a homecoming matchup against the Blue Devils of Mortimer Jordan. Most of Cullman’s games have come down to the wire this season and this week’s was no exception. The Blue Devils scored late in the...
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    Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, speaks at Friday's State of the State community luncheon CULLMAN - Cullman County’s legislative delegation spoke to a packed house Friday at the State of the State luncheon, hosted by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. The All Steak restaurant’s meeting room was filled with area leaders, business people and others who were interested in hearing about...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Nationals Warm-up was held at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center and after two days of competition, East Elementary, Vinemont Middle School and Vinemont High School came out on top of their respective divisions. As individuals, Cullman’s Forrest Calvert and West Point’s Lauren Taylor placed first in the high school division with...
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    HANCEVILLE - On Saturday afternoon, the Hanceville Fire Department hosted a fundraising dinner featuring Swamp John’s. The event is held twice per year to generate funds for the department to purchase new equipment.   The Swamp John’s folks had to contend with a flat tire on the way, but people will be patient for good food, so the cooks had a...
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    CULLMAN - On Tuesday, the Walter, Jones Chapel, Good Hope and Bethsadia Volunteer Fire Departments completed their annual hose tests. The departments partnered with Cullman City Fire Rescue to hire Fail Safe, a fire hose, pump and ladder testing company based out of New Jersey. The professional team is only one out of seven crews that the company sends...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – With week zero in the books, our local squads are turning their attention to this week’s approaching matchups. Friday night’s slate is highlighted by several local rivalries including West Point v. Good Hope, Cold Springs v. Holly Pond and Vinemont v. Fairview. Meek, Cullman, Arab and Addison will all be on the road for their contests...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Chief of Highway Patrol Michael McBrayer gave an update on next weekend’s Rock the South (RTS) music festival at a press conference on Friday morning.   Gentry noted that, with more than 30,000 attendees expected at RTS each day, his goal is...
    WEST POINT, Ala. – After routing Locust Fork at home 13-2 Friday night, the Warriors returned home to take on Decatur and extended their win streak to seven games with an 8-4 win over the Red Raiders. Eli Folds got the start on the hill and earned the win after tossing five innings, allowing just two hits with no...
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    HUNTSVILLE - Winning has become commonplace for the Cullman Bearcats soccer squad as they have dominated teams all year long on the pitch. They added another win to their impressive resume Friday morning, but this one was special because it not only avenged an early season loss but it vaulted the Bearcats into the 6A State Soccer Championship game. It...
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    Funeral services for Mary Gladys House, Age 92, of Vinemont, formerly of New Orleans will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 12th at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hanceville. Father John O”Donnell will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Pond Cemetery. Holly Pond Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Miss House was born in Cullman Co., Al. to Edward Guy &...
    NASHVILLE - Roxanne Orr, of Cullman, qualified for the Fall 2017 Dean's List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 35 percent of Belmont's 8,080 students qualified for the Fall 2017 Dean's List. Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns...
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    Almost 350 people came out to see “Jaws” in the outdoor pool at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center Thursday night. (Heather Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - For five years, the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center has been entertaining summer swimmers with dive-in movies. Usually the movies shown are friendly for most, if not all, ages. However, the Cullman...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Summer Learning Program at Cullman County Public Library has been a hit with kids and adults alike across the county; however, there is still so much fun to be had before summer runs out! In the next week as June comes to a close, The North Alabama Agriplex will host ‘Live Tales About Animal Tails”...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Playing in its first conference match in more than a year, Wallace State’s 20th-ranked volleyball team notched a season-opening sweep at Bevill State on Tuesday night, winning 25-9, 25-15, 25-9, in the first match and 25-9, 25-15, 25-6, in the finale. The first match counted towards the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) standings. With the exception of cross country,...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - When children need to be transported to Children's of Alabama via ambulance or airlift, the whole ordeal can be incredibly stressful and frightening to a child who is already in pain. Fortunately, these trips have the possibility of being staffed by Flight Nurse Myra Waddell, a Cullman County resident whose years of experience and love for...
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    CULLMAN - Below are the arrests and incidents reported on Jan. 16, 2019. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents No incidents reported Arrests No arrests reported.   Cullman Police Department Incidents 1/14, person, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 1st Ave. NE, damage to ’11 Honda CRV, $500 1/15, person, third-degree burglary, Logan St. SW, misc.,...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Assistant Police Chief Craig Montgomery spent his first day in retirement enjoying some front porch sitting and late morning coffee after serving 30 years with the Cullman Police Department.  Chief Kenny Culpepper said he knew Montgomery before their venture into law enforcement began together in 1992.  “We served together in the military previously—and I remember when he...
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    Eager shoppers lined up outside T.J. Maxx early Sunday morning for the store’s grand re-opening. The store had been closed since the March 19 hailstorm. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - It’s been almost four months since the March 19 hailstorm shuttered businesses in Cullman’s Marktplatz shopping center. On Sunday morning, the center’s anchor, T.J. Maxx, officially re-opened its...
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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The application process is now open for students wishing to apply to Health Science programs at Wallace State Community College. Most of the college’s programs select new students for admission each fall through a competitive application process. In most cases, the application process runs from March 1 to June 1. Exceptions to the March 1-June 1 application...
    Here are some fun activities happening in the area Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 30-31. Check www.CullmanTribune.com/calendar for more information.   Tuesday, Oct. 30 Temple Baptist Church Trunk-N-Treat, 6-8 p.m. 30 County Road 1184, Cullman, AL 35057   Friendship Squares Halloween Party, 6:30-8:30 p.m. East Point Community Center, Hwy. 69 and Hwy 157, Cullman Dress up in square dance attire or Halloween costume and come join us for a...
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    FAIRVIEW - After a little more than two long years, the Fairview Aggies are coming home. A state building inspector this morning approved the newly constructed concrete bleachers on the home side of Dafford Smith Stadium, meaning the Aggies can play at home next week for the first time since 2013. Fairview will host the Springville Tigers. The inspector toured...
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    Staff and volunteers pose for a photo on Christmas Eve at Kims Parkside Catfish Restaurant in Baileyton. The restaurant served a free meal to the community. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) BAILEYTON - Every table was full Monday night at Kims Parkside Catfish Restaurant as friends and neighbors gathered to fellowship and enjoy a home-cooked meal. This is the...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Not only will Cullman County get to hold its annual fair this year, but the City of Cullman will also hold its annual fair parade! The Cullman City Council voted Monday evening to approve the Cullman Lions Club’s request for an event permit to hold the parade Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Lions Club President Javon...
    Easter holidays in Colonial Cullman of the 1870s, the time of our folktale, “WUNDERGARTEN,” were celebrated as they were in Germany, the homeland of most of the county’s residents. It was both the joyful day of resurrection on the Christian church calendar, and the giddy, free-floating happiness of springtime arriving. Good Friday (Karfitang) and Easter Saturday (Ostersamstag) were quiet days...
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    We’re going to have a good variety this year and I am very proud of that. We are going to be very versatile this year.”  Ann Moore, market manager   CULLMAN – The Cullman Farmers Market – Festhalle enjoyed its first day of the season on Saturday, April 16. The weather cooperated and the sun shone brightly as people visited Festhalle and...
    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting at its central office Tuesday morning and provided an update on facility upgrades, COVID-19 policies for the upcoming school year and approved a handful of new personnel members. After approving the finances and the minutes from June’s meeting, the board approved all action items and consent...
    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The end of the regular season is getting closer and there were some key games going around the local area regarding playoff seeding and who will get in the postseason. The Cullman Bearcats hosted the Vinemont Eagles, the Good Hope Raiders traveled to take on the Cold Springs Eagles, the Cullman Cyclones hosted the Fairview Aggies,...
    L-R: Publix District Manager Vincent Mingione, Assistant Store Manager Brad Boshell, United Way of Cullman County Board Chairman Steve Moore, United Way of Cullman County Past Chairwoman Deborah Hoover CULLMAN - On Monday afternoon, Publix Super Market managers presented the United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) with a check for $24,100 from Publix Super Market Charities, completing the organization’s donation pledge...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Animal Shelter‘s Donna Ruttkay shares the Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:  Scooter is a 1-year-old short-legged Lab mix. He’s a lively-but-not-crazy, medium-energy pet, an “unassuming, patient fellow who's ever so quiet in his kennel,” said Ruttkay. He’s skilled on his leash and likes toys to enrich his adventures. He likes to get out...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Innovation Center, a $10 million investment aimed at rapidly training workers for the state’s highest-demand industries, has launched its first of several industry-designed programs to help students find immediate employment.  ACCS leaders, students and industry partners kicked off the Innovation Center’s opening and demonstrated some of the training at an event...
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    Nineteen farmers from Cullman County attended the Alabama Farmers Federation 95th Annual Meeting Dec. 4-5 in Montgomery. Attendees and elected leaders set organizational policies and raised money for agricultural education. The event also included a keynote address from political commentator Dana Perino, who served as White House press secretary under President George W. Bush; presentation of the Service to...
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    The cast of “Treasure Island” rehearsing for Saturday’s performances CULLMAN - If you’d like to expose your children to the performing arts, perhaps to give them a new interest, increase their ability to speak in public, or just because it’s fun, take them to see this year’s production of “Treasure Island,” brought to the Cullman Civic Center stage by the...
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  For anyone who loves to be entertained, the Wallace State Alumni Association has the perfect day trips for you to enjoy a day of music and more. Seats remain for the Alumni Association’s May 16 trip to Nashville for a cruise down the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, which includes a three-course lunch and entertainment....
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Five additional University of Alabama football players were drafted on night two of the 2023 NFL Draft Friday, including one second round pick and four third round selections. Former Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch (No. 45, Detroit Lions) came of the board first as the lone second round selection, while offensive lineman Tyler Steen (No....
    LACON, Ala. – Three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening along U.S. Highway 31 in Lacon. Alabama State Troopers said Thomas Shumate, 45, of Falkville was killed when the 2016 Lincoln MKX he was driving turned in front of a 2014 Honda CBR600 motorcycle. Shumate, who was wearing his seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.   The driver...
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    Cullman City Attorney Roy Williams speaks to the Planning Commission about the proposed ordinance to respond to deteriorated properties. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On Monday evening, the City of Cullman Planning Commission voted to recommend to the City Council the adoption of an ordinance (2018-27) that would consolidate policies found in multiple Alabama laws into a single...
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    There are multiple Fourth of July events happening around the Cullman area this year. (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN - Independence Day is Wednesday, but celebrations begin Saturday in Cullman County. From big and bold countywide fireworks displays, to smaller communitywide affairs, there are several events from which to choose. Below is a list of some celebrations. Saturday, June 30 at 3 p.m. 2nd...

    Arrest report: Oct. 31

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    CULLMAN - Below are the arrests reported for Oct. 31. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.   Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Cales, Cristy Ann, 39 grand jury- third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument grand jury- third-degree forgery Cockrell, Destin Artis, 25 failure to appear- DUI failure to appear- driving while suspended failure to appear- speeding Duvall, James Ricky, 58 failure to appear- negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument Gullion, Kristen...
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    Pictured L-R: Police Chief Kenny Culpepper, IT Systems Technician Christina Thomas, Assistant IT Director Jacob Smith, IT Systems Technician Allen Handley, Street Sign Shop Foreman Greg Powe, Police Assistant Chief Craig Montgomery, Street Foreman Wesley Bennefield, Council President Pro-Tem Jenny Folsom, Mayor Woody Jacobs, Street Foremen Michael Leon Freeman and Tim Kritner, Street Labor Foremen Supervisor Chris Howard, Street...
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    HANCEVILLE –  Wallace State’s Fast Track Academy and Fast Track for Industry dual enrollment students were recently recognized during their 2016 graduation. Wallace State graduated 36 Fast Track seniors. Thirteen finished the College within a High School Fast Track satellite program at J.B. Pennington. All of these students graduated high school and earned some college credit. Twenty-two of them completed...
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    Huntley embraces Mary Ann Wolfe, a student at Wallace State, who was moved by her story. HANCEVILLE - Lawyer, author and child advocate Liz Huntley delivered an inspirational lecture during a recent visit to Wallace State Community College as part of National Community College month and the college’s Learning Communities project. Huntley shared her story, “More Than a Bird,” with the...
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    CULLMAN - Below are the arrests reported on Jan. 7, 2019. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, Jan. 3 Aycock, Desmond Kade, 22 judge’s order- second-degree theft of property Elliott, Charles David, 41 first-degree burglary Harris, Judy Kent, 68 probation violation- unlawful distribution of a controlled substance probation violation- unlawful possession of a controlled...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday marked the end of the 2020 Cullman County Youth Football season and what a way to end it. Six games were on slate for today, including a trio of championship games that had everyone on the edge of their seats. In the end, three teams were crowned champions and three teams finished in third place....
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    Photo: Chester and KoKo run around Sandra Shaffer’s yard at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary, where dozens of dogs are available for adoption. BLOUNT COUNTY – Two-year-old KoKo is the picture of a young, healthy dog as she runs around Sandra Shaffer's yard at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary on a hot afternoon in June.  One of the newest additions at the sanctuary,...
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    Heather Lawrence and Lesley Ann, the Southern Ghost Girls (contributed) CULLMAN - The Southern Ghost Girls will kick off their 2019 tours on Jan. 12 at Rumors Deli in Cullman. The tours will include an interactive investigation that allows guests to operate the different types of equipment they often see used on popular television paranormal shows. The tours are at...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Fire and Rescue welcomed representatives from Firehouse Subs Wednesday morning to unveil its new HURST extrication tools, made possible by a $33,000 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Firehouse Subs personnel were treated to a tour of the fire station and an up-close look at the new tools. Firehouse also provided sandwiches to...
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    Donald Wayne Trammell (Cullman Police Department) CULLMAN - On Friday morning, Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas revoked the bond of Donald Wayne Trammell, 43, of Jones Chapel in the manslaughter case stemming from the shooting death of Trammell’s son in December 2017.  Trammell led police on a high-speed chase on the night of Dec. 31, 2018, leading to multiple...
    CULLMAN – Though the Supreme Court’s decision for every state to award marriage licenses to same-sex couples was announced last Friday, Cullman, along with all of Alabama, was unable to issue licenses until this Monday, when an injunction barring the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples was lifted.  Cullman Probate Judge Tammy Brown had not issued marriage licenses to...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dr. Kira Sims began her new position as the Cullman County Extension Coordinator in July following Tony Glover’s retirement. In her first months, she has been familiarizing herself with Cullman and various people in the local farming community, elected officials, clients of the extension and other Extension agents. Sims says, “So far, everyone I’ve met has...
    Arthur Jack Hyatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hyatt of Cullman graduated with honors from Florence State Teachers College. Mrs. A.F. Young received a telegram last Friday that her son, Corporal David R. Young, 19, is missing in action. Sergeant Milton Wilhite was injured severely in Korea. He is in a hospital in Japan. His parents are Mr. and Mrs....
    Director Evan Curtis and the Holly Pond High School Band wait for the choir to take the stage. / W.C. Mann HOLLY POND - On Thursday evening, the music programs of Holly Pond High School came together for the school’s annual Christmas concert. The 74-member choir and ensemble, under the direction of Melissa Roberts, performed “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),” “Carol...
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    Photo: Cullman Juvenile Probation Officer Kathy Wilson, Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock and Tajuan McCarty CULLMAN - Tajuan McCarty, founder of The WellHouse in Birmingham, on Tuesday night spoke to a large crowd at Desperation Church about the harsh realities that affect some people’s lives; she included her own story as a victim of human trafficking, among other atrocities,...
    CULLMAN -  This Saturday June 17, starting with registration for the Duck Dash 5K at 6 a.m. and opening of the Duck Drawdown Festival at 9 a.m., Cullman County Parks and Recreation looks to kick off what it hopes will become a signature annual event for Sportsman Lake Park. “Everyone comes to Sportsman Lake Park for the leisure of walking...
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    Respiratory Therapy graduates Anna Ivey and Emma Moore wave to the crowd during commencement exercises Friday at Wallace State Community College. HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College in Hanceville and President Dr. Vicki Karolewics celebrated the college’s 51st anniversary commencement at Tom Drake Coliseum Friday.  More than 500 students participated in the ceremony while nearly 1,300 earned degrees or certificates...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force recently named a new chairperson and new secretary. At its last meeting, Chairperson Kathy Wilson and Secretary Blakely Hopper stepped down. Wilson asked current members if anyone was willing to step into the roles, and Ashley Dover and Carol Horstman did so readily. Dover, who is the new chairperson, said,...