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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Grace Place, Grace Episcopal Church’s ministry to those with memory loss and their caregivers, was stopped in its tracks by COVID-19 early in 2020 but was soon back up and running after a little advice from similar programs in other cities and a little creativity on the part of its own leaders. In a message to The...
    BREMEN, Ala. – Both the Vinemont Eagles and Lady Eagles traveled to Jesse George Gymnasium for a pair of varsity matchups with Cold Springs and it was the Eagles in blue that managed to come away with a pair of victories. The Cold Springs Lady Eagles outscored Vinemont 23-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away and take the...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - The New Year’s Eve celebration at Goat Island Brewing was noticeably different this year with many people opting to stay home due to the pandemic. Gone were the large crowd and champagne toasts. With everyone adhering to social distancing, the typical embraces among partygoers were also absent. The smaller crowd was full of talent, though, as...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For Good Samaritan Health Clinic, a charitable medical group serving the uninsured of Cullman County, life could only get busier as 2020’s COVID shutdown reduced people’s incomes or put them out of work altogether. According to executive director Jolanda Hutson, massive community support and new approaches to patient care have kept the organization moving forward with...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - United Way of Cullman County is the kind of organization created for moments like 2020 has turned out to be. As the world shut down, the agency shifted into high gear, providing resources for its partners and others, and even seeing new donation records from the community for certain programs. A message from United Way of Cullman...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - April Bowen German, with the help of family and friends, created Victoria’s Hope in her mother’s memory as a ministry to single parents in need. Over a short time, the charity turned into a business, with a Cullman-based thrift store that allows families in need to shop for free and that donates substantial portions of its...
    BERLIN, Ala. - Heated controversy was sparked after the Berlin Town Council at its last meeting decided not to repair or replace an outdoor tornado siren that sustained lightning damage. With many people expressing concern about the possible lack of forewarning in the event of a tornado, The Tribune spoke with Berlin Mayor Patrick Bates, Berlin Volunteer Fire Department...
    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Fairview Aggies hosted the Lions of Brindlee Mountain for an afternoon contest at Joe Shults Gymnasium and after a rocky third quarter, the Aggies rallied and thanks in large part to a huge fourth quarter from Owen Yarbrough, pulled away to win it 64-58 in the final frame. The Lions built a 9-1 lead to start...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Children and teens’ clothing and accessory boutique Curt’s Closet is already well-known for the one major feature that sets it apart from the area’s retail stores: everything is free. For families who qualify, kids get to come and shop for clothes, shoes, backpacks, purses and more, with no checkout line at the door. The nonprofit’s founder...
    CULLMAN, Ala. - After an explosion rocked Nashville on Christmas morning, many AT&T users around the Tennessee Valley area found that they had unreliable connectivity, if any at all, due to damage at one of the company’s facilities. In addition to residential phone and internet, this "blackout" also affected many businesses and government facilities. As of 5 p.m. Monday, AT&T...