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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    Obituary: Charles Wayne McBrayer

    Memorial service for Charles Wayne McBrayer, age 73, of Cullman, will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at St. John's Evangelical Church with Rev. John Richter officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the McBrayer home at 614...

    Baileyton seniors grapple with loss of center

    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Senior citizens in Baileyton who meet weekly at the Baileyton Senior Center say the future of the center is in jeopardy after they received a notice last Thursday to vacate the premises within 10 days. The notice, picked up by James...

    ‘You have to keep pushing yourself no matter how hard it gets’: Cullman’s Ashton Story discusses her cheer journey

    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Former Bearcat varsity Cheerleader Ashton Story graduated from Cullman High School in 2020 but her cheer career was far from over. She went to Shelton State for two years before transferring to the University of Alabama last year and Ashton talked...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope’s Maddox, Cold Springs’ Dickerson earn 1st team All-State honors; Arab’s Kitchens named 5A Coach of the Year

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its All-State awards Sunday morning, and the list was packed with local names. Good Hope and Cold Springs standouts Ivey Maddox and Ella Dickerson both earned spots on this year's 4A and 2A All-State first...

    February 2023 health department scores

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business.  Below are the local businesses and institutions that were inspected in February. Establishment Name: Berkeley Bob's Coffee Address: 304 1st Ave SE City: Cullman Zip Code:...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Boys from Biloxi’ by John Grisham

    Set in 1960s Biloxi, Mississippi, a town on the gulf coast known as the “Poor Man’s Riviera,” this novel revolves around 12-year-old boys Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco, best friends who played all-star baseball together. Both had dreams of making it to the big leagues. The boys grow apart as...

    Files from yesteryear: 1898, 1937, 1957

    The first open cotton boll of the season that we have seen was brought in on August 17th, by James Trapp. Fire at early dawn on Sunday destroyed the storehouse and fixtures of N.J. Stewart and Sons and the vacant building formerly occupied by the...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Dear garden giant pretzels

    What Cullman needs now is love, sweet love…and a DEAR GARDEN. This would be a gathering place embracing things we hold dear: tradition plus innovation (high-tech wi-fi and low-tech conversation with eye contact), family (newborns to “near angels”), heritage (the distinctiveness of once being...

    PREP BASEBALL: West Point collects wins over Danville, Wayne County

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. -- The West Point Warriors took a road trip over to Deshler for a pair of games with Danville and Wayne County (TN) Saturday afternoon and they returned home with a pair of wins. A big sixth inning helped lead the Warriors...

    Obituary: Wilma Ann Bailey

    Funeral service for Wilma Ann Bailey, age 71, of Hanceville, will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Delbert Freeman officiating; burial at Welcome Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m....