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    Marshall files brief with U.S. Supreme Court opposing Biden DOJ’s request to fast-track Trump prosecution

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall – joined by 18 states – filed a brief in the case United States v. Trump, opposing the Biden Administration’s "extraordinary request to short-circuit the normal appellate process and go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court...

    Melvin Hasting discusses candidacy for Cullman Circuit Court Judge, Place 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With 22 years of trial experience and currently serving as president of the Cullman County Bar Association, Melvin Hasting discussed his candidacy for Cullman Circuit Court Judge, Place 2 with The Tribune. Hasting said he is driven by a strong belief in...

    Candidates qualify for local offices

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A number of candidates have qualified to run in local elections in 2024. Candidates seeking nomination by a party primary had to submit their names by Nov. 10, 2023. Candidates not seeking a party nomination have until Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023. Due...

    Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail indicted on charges of using office for personal gain

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail has been indicted by a Cullman County grand jury on 15 counts of using his office for personal gain, in violation of Alabama Code 36-25-5. Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker, while prudent due to ethical regulations, provided...

    Emily Niezer Johnston announces candidacy for Cullman Circuit Court Judge, Place 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman attorney Emily Niezer Johnston this week announced that she is a candidate for Cullman County 32nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge, Place 2. Johnston is a native of Cullman County and has practiced law in the county for the past 22 years....

    Barnette announces 2024 candidacy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In a significant announcement at the Cullman County Republican Party breakfast this past Saturday, Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette officially declared his intention to run for election. Barnette was appointed to the role by the Cullman County School Board...

    AL SoS Allen speaks at Cullman County Republican Women meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen on Tuesday night spoke at the Cullman County Republican Women meeting. He said his primary objective was to get the message across about how important election integrity is to both the state of Alabama and...

    Trump to give keynote at ALGOP Summer Dinner

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) on Wednesday announced that Former  President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at its 2023 ALGOP Summer Dinner in Montgomery on Aug. 4 as part of the ALGOP’s Summer Meeting. “The Alabama Republican Party is delighted...

    South Vinemont council talks 4th of July

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – The South Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday discussed the town’s Fourth of July event. During its work session, the council mulled a request to increase the budget for the event from $1,500 to $4,000, which was later approved in the meeting....

    ALGOP breaks record with Ron DeSantis dinner

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    HOOVER, Ala. - The Alabama Republican Party said it broke its record for the largest fundraising dinner in ALGOP history when it hosted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at its annual Winter Dinner in Hoover last week. DeSantis shared his “Florida Blueprint" with attendees –...

    Primary election runoff narrows field for November’s general election

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The primary runoff election proved a statewide success for several candidates with Cullman ties on Tuesday night with Katie Britt and Jeremy Oden both winning their contests. In the only local race on the ballot, Corey Freeman was the winner of the...

    Tuesday brings May Primary results; new DA in town

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local attorney Champ Crocker unseated 18-year incumbent Wilson Blaylock for the Cullman County District Attorney race. Crocker shared, “This is the result of a lot of hard work but not just by me. It’s been hard work put in by my family,...

    Governor Kay Ivey wins Republican Primary outright without a runoff

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    Montgomery, Ala – The campaign to reelect Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Kay Ivey has won the Gubernatorial Republican Primary election outright without a runoff. Ivey, speaking to supporters at her election night watch party in Montgomery, said: “I can’t tell you how proud I...

    The Alabama Republican Assembly announces endorsement of Cullman County District Attorney candidate Champ Crocker

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was announced on Saturday that local attorney and Cullman County District Attorney Republican candidate Champ Crocker has garnered the endorsement of Alabama Republican Assembly (ALRA). Crocker welcomed the endorsement stating, “Today, I was pleased to accept the endorsement of the Alabama...

    House GOP Caucus successfully addresses all items in its 2022 ‘Standing Tall for Alabama’ legislative agenda

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R - Rainsville) and Agenda Committee Chairman Randall Shedd (R - Fairview) on Friday announced that members of the body’s Republican Caucus successfully addressed all items in its “Standing Tall for Alabama” legislative agenda during the...

    Absentee voting period for May 24 Primary Election begins Wednesday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The absentee voting period for the May 24 Primary Election begins on March 30, 2022. Important absentee voting deadlines are listed below: May 17, 2022: The last day that absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail.May 19, 2022: The last day that...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall continues fight to permanently block Biden’s federal-contractor vaccine mandate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit led by Kentucky seeking a permanent end to President Biden’s mandate that federal contractors and their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “On December 7, a federal district court granted the State...

    ALGOP takes on education issues at its winter meeting

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    BIRMINGHAM Ala.- Members of the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee (ALGOP SEC) approved a trio of resolutions pertaining to education during the Party's winter meeting in Birmingham this past weekend. "Education has always been a priority for the Republican Party. We must protect our children...

    Musical legend Lionel Richie participates in photo voter ID efforts

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— We are excited to announce that multi-platinum singer and songwriter Mr. Lionel Richie, a native of Tuskegee, Alabama, has agreed to participate in our 2022 photo voter ID and voter registration initiative. Mr. Richie will be, in addition to the 45th President...

    Cullman County District Attorney race opponents share why the people are important

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney incumbent Wilson Blaylock and challenger, local attorney Champ Crocker, shared with The Cullman Tribune their thoughts on the upcoming election for DA. The question the Tribune posed to each candidate was simply, “Why are the people that you’ll be...

    ‘My guiding question will always be, ‘Does this help the citizens of Cullman County?’’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – “My name is Morris Williams, and I am running for Cullman County Commissioner for District 4,” read the announcement sent to The Tribune. We reached out to find out more about Williams. In a crowded race in District 4 with a field...

    Cullman County BamaCarry announces candidate endorsements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County BamaCarry members announced on Saturday their endorsement of two candidates. “We are pleased to share our endorsement of Sheriff Matt Gentry,” CC BamaCarry said. “He is the people's sheriff, and he has proven this time after time, he has also...

    Cullman County incumbents facing challengers, others running unopposed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With what many call “election season” just beginning to fire up locally, some Cullman County incumbents are facing challengers while others have a seemingly smooth path to reelection.  On Friday, January 28, 2022 those seeking to qualify for various positions, from sheriff...

    Congressman Robert Aderholt files paperwork to seek re-election

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    HALEYVILLE, Ala. –Congressman Robert Aderholt, Republican from Haleyville, on Tuesday filed paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party to seek re-election to Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. Congressman Aderholt spoke on the prospect of reelection, especially amidst a global pandemic, saying, “I was honored to turn in...

    Governor Kay Ivey qualifies for Gubernatorial race to seek reelection

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    Birmingham, Ala.– The reelection campaign for Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement on Tuesday, after Ivey qualified for the 2022 Republican Primary for Governor. Ivey Campaign Manager William Califf said that due to the tremendous success of Governor Ivey’s first term, she has strong...

    Commissioner Kerry Watson announces bid for re-election

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - I proudly announce that I am seeking re-election for Cullman County Commission, District 1. It would be a great honor to be allowed to continue to serve the people of Cullman County and to continue to be your voice for our...

    Corey Freeman announces candidacy for Cullman County Commissioner, District 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Corey Freeman recently announced candidacy for Cullman County Commissioner, District 4. Freeman began serving the public at 14 years old. His first job was working as an attendant for a local gas station. At the age of 15, Freeman joined the Bremen...

    Crocker announces district attorney campaign

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local attorney Champ Crocker recently shared that he will be included on the 2022 election ballots. “Today, I’m proud to announce that I am running for District Attorney in the May 24, 2022 election,” Crocker said. “I have spent my adult life after...

    District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces bid for re-election

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    Cullman, Ala. – On Tuesday, Republican Wilson Blaylock announced he will be seeking re-election as District Attorney for Cullman County. “I am proud of (the) work we have done in the District Attorney’s Office,” Blaylock said.  “As the chief law enforcement officer for Cullman County,...

    ‘Save America’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Former President Donald J. Trump visited Cullman Saturday, drawing a crowd that filled the York Family Farm, the west side venue known for the city’s annual “Rock the South” music festival. Despite complaints from local Trump detractors that the rally would...

    Save America rally ramping up for former Pres. Donald J. Trump

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Saturday, York Family Farm will play host to former President Donald J. Trump's Rally sponsored by Save America and the Alabama Republican Party, beginning at 2 p.m. Rally organizers are stressing the importance of arriving earlier in the day, opposed to...

    “Save America”

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Republican Party announced Monday that 45th U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Cullman on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, for a “Save America” rally at the York farm, 1872 County Road 469, venue for Rock the South, which will take...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom case supported by Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right of Catholic Social Services to assist in Philadelphia’s foster care system without having to surrender the group’s religious beliefs.    “Alabama and...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall announces court win against Biden administration that lifts ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that in response to a lawsuit filed by Alabama and 12 other states, a U.S. District Court in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to lift its ban on all new oil and gas leasing and...

    Bill calling for vote to make County School Superintendent an elected position passes in State House

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. - House Bill 622, which would change the Cullman County School Superintendent from an appointed post to an elected post, passed the Senate Thursday after having made it through the House of Representatives April 29. Fewer than one in three Representatives took part...

    Alabama faith leaders call on Gov. Ivey to expand Medicaid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nearly 300 Alabama faith leaders released a joint letter Thursday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by 278 pastors, imams, sisters and other faith leaders – asks for...

    Senate passes largest General Fund Budget in Alabama history 

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate today passed the largest General Fund Budget in the state’s history. Chairman Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), Senators Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) released the below statements on the passing of this $2,482,799,471 billion budget proposal.    Senator Albritton, chairman of the Senate...

    Federal Government releases preliminary 2020 census finding; Alabama keeps all congressional seats

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Census Bureau on Monday afternoon released its preliminary report on the 2020 census, and Alabama officials are breathing a sigh of relief. Expected to lose up to two Congressional seats, the state’s reported population of 5,030,053 was sufficient...

    Cullman area legislators Stadthagen, Gudger commended by Republican Party for conservative legislation

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cullman area legislators State Sen. Garlan Gudger and State Rep. Scott Stadthagen last week received the Alabama Republican Party’s Chairman’s Commendation for their support of conservative party values through the sponsorship of a bill requiring athletes in gender-specific sports events to...

    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

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    "Major broadband legislation will be addressed again in my committee (House Urban & Rural Development) this coming week. A working group of legislators met with Governor Ivey this past week to make final changes to SB215 carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville. This...

    Rep. Corey Harbison speaks on the recently filed HB622 bill

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope on Tuesday afternoon filed HB622, a bill that, if passed, would allow Cullman County voters to decide on a state constitutional amendment that would make the role of Cullman County Schools superintendent an elected, instead of...

    Cullman County Sheriff opposes elements of new pistol permit law, calls for local constitutional amendment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently-passed Alabama House Bill 308 (HB308), the Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act, makes changes to the way pistol permits are issued in the state of Alabama, including the creation of a lifetime permit and the allocation of a portion of...

    Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, March 24 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs officially proclaimed the month of April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the City of Cullman, challenging all citizens to observe SAAM by joining advocates and communities across the country in...

    Whitmire: Different year, same old fight, but a new champion for open government

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       Alabama doesn’t function like other states on a lot of things, but especially when it comes to public records.  Last year, my colleague Amy Yurkanin had a question: How much was the University of Alabama at Birmingham paying a private company to recruit students from...

    Senate passes historic $7.6B Education Trust Fund budget

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate on Thursday passed the $7.67 billion Education Trust Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2022, the largest education budget in state history. The budget, SB189, sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, passed favorably out of the Senate Committee on...

    Sen. Gudger talks about lottery vote, new bills

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Mar. 9, the Alabama State Senate considered a bill that would have opened the door for a citizens’ vote on a state lottery, as well as other forms of gambling. Though the measure got a majority vote of 19, it...

    Sen. Richard Shelby will not seek 7th term

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama on Monday announced that he will not seek a seventh term in office. Shelby, 86, has served in the U.S. Congress for 42 years, first elected to the the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979,...

    Alabama Senate passes legislation to protect against COVID-19 lawsuits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  On Thursday, the first bill passed by the Alabama Senate was SB 30 by Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, legislation to shield organizations and groups from lawsuits related to the pandemic.  Entities covered under this legislation include businesses, nonprofits, LLCs, health care...

    Trump pardons former Rep. Ed Henry

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Outgoing President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 people and commuted the sentences of another 70 before leaving office Jan. 20, 2021. Among those pardoned are former Republican Alabama Rep. William “Ed” Henry, who pleaded guilty to one count of...

    Cullman GOP issues statement on events of Jan. 6

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Republican Party on Thursday issued a statement on the chaos that erupted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Jan. 6 as the U.S. Congress was in the process of certifying President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump....

    Merrill, 16 other secretaries of state support ‘robust funding of Election Assistance Commission’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bipartisan group of 17 secretaries of state, led by Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill, on Thursday sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi...

    Jeff Clemons, in his own words

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Commission Chairman-elect Jeff “Clem” Clemons will take his oath of office today, Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Training Center. He sat down with The Cullman Tribune Monday to discuss changes, road plans,...

    Ballots cast, U.S. waits for results

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The ballots have been cast, and most of the races decided, but as of press time Tuesday night, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots in several states were still being counted in the U.S. presidential election. Republican President Donald Trump won...

    Shedd recognized by U.S. Dept. of Defense for work supporting military families

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview last week received recognition from the United States Department of Defense for his work in the last legislative session supporting military families. Shedd sponsored House Bill 100 and carried State Bill 143, which made it through the full...

    Election Day: What Cullman County voters need to know

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Voters across the nation will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in the 2020 General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in Alabama. Find your polling location at www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes. All Alabama voters are required to...

    French journalists visit ‘Trump Country’ in Cullman, Winston counties

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sebastien Duval, a Washington D.C.-based reporter for Agence France Presse (AFP, French Press Agency) and video journalist Bastien Inzaurralde visited Cullman this week on a search for conservative voters, admittedly not a difficult task. Along the way, they visited the Ave...

    Doug Jones makes campaign stop in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Incumbent U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama stopped in Cullman Monday afternoon to address a small crowd of local supporters outside the Cullman County Fair. He shared with the group his connection to the area through his wife Louise New, a Cullman...

    Cullman incumbents sweep election; 2 county mayors unseated

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Nine municipal elections were held across Cullman County Tuesday, and when the votes were tallied, incumbents in the City of Cullman held their own against some tough challengers, while the mayors of Baileyton and Colony were unseated. In the City of Cullman,...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Jimmie Nuss and Joyce Barnett, Hanceville City Council, place 1

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.- The Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election is Tuesday, and these are the last of The Tribune’s Q&A sessions between candidates. In Hanceville, voters will be choosing new council members. Councilman Jimmie Nuss is being challenged by Joyce Barnett for place 1. Editor’s note: Multiple...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Maxie Jones, Eric Phillips- Good Hope City Council, place 2

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala.- The Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election is Tuesday, and these are the last of The Tribune’s Q&A sessions between candidates. In Good Hope, voters will be choosing new council members. Councilman Maxie Jones is being challenged by Eric Phillips for place 2. Editor’s...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Roy Shedd and Deborah Moon, Baileyton Town Council, place 2

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Baileyton, voters will be choosing new council members. Deborah Moon and Roy Shedd have each qualified to seek place 2, left vacant by mayoral candidate Windell...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Charles Wilson and Patty Nail Dean, Hanceville City Council, place 5

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Hanceville, voters will be choosing new council members. Incumbent Charles Wilson is being challenged in place 5 by Patty Nail Dean. Why did you choose to run...

    Who’s paying whom, who’s getting ‘liked?’ part 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In keeping with its commitment to promoting transparency in government, The Tribune continues its look at campaign finance records submitted by municipal candidates in the current election cycle. The candidates’ reports indicate who has given them money and how they are...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Greg Griffin and Pat Dyar, Baileyton Town Council, place 5

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Baileyton, voters will be choosing new council members. In place 5, Greg Griffin is seeking re-election and will face challenger Pat Dyar. Why did you choose to...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Myra Martin and Benny Guthrie, Baileyton Town Council, place 4

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Baileyton, voters will be choosing new council members. In place 4, Myra Martin is seeking re-election and will face challenger Benny Guthrie. Why did you choose to...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Ervin Chumley, J.V. Shelton and Kim Searcy, Dodge City Town Council, place 5

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Dodge City, J.V. Shelton and Kim Searcy, are challenging incumbent Councilman Ervin Chumley, who has served on the council for 24 years in place 5. The...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Inez McDonald and Mark Brannon, Dodge City Town Council, place 4

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Dodge City, incumbent Councilwoman Inez McDonald will face challenger Mark Brannon for place 4. Why did you choose to run in the 2020 election? McDonald: “To...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Wendell Peterson and Randy Gaines, Baileyton Town Council, place 1

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Baileyton, voters will be choosing new council members. In place 1, Wendell Peterson is seeking re-election and will face challenger Randy Gaines. Why did you choose to...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Pat Chafin and Oscar Goodwin, Garden City Town Council, place 5

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Garden City, incumbent Councilwoman Pat Chafin will face challenger Oscar Goodwin for place 5. Why did you choose to run in the 2020 election? Chafin: “I’ve...

    Absentee voting in Municipal, General Elections

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As part of its ongoing series leading up to the 2020 elections, both the Municipal Election Aug. 25 and the General Election in November, The Tribune presents this information on absentee voting provided by the Office of the Alabama Secretary of...

    Who’s paying whom, who’s getting ‘liked?’

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    Updated 8-15-20 at 6:15 p.m. Editor's note: On Saturday, Michael Sapp contacted The Tribune to say that he is the sole proprietor of My Cullman Television. According to the City of Cullman, the business license on file at Cullman City Hall names Roberts Communications founder...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Johnny Dyar and Windell Calloway, Baileyton mayor

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Baileyton, voters will be choosing their next mayor. Windell Calloway, who has served on the town council in place 2 for 12 years, is challenging Mayor...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Tawana Canada and Gerald Turner, Dodge City mayor

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Dodge City, voters will be choosing their next mayor. Dodge City native Gerald Turner, better known as Cullman Middle School’s head football coach, is challenging...

    Meet Holly Pond Mayor-Elect Carla Hart

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As Holly Pond Mayor Bill Oliver prepares for his retirement, Councilwoman Carla Hart is getting ready to take on the job. Hart, who has served on the council for the past four years in place 2, was unopposed in her...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: JoAnn Oakley and Chris Thompson, Vinemont Town Council, place 1

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In South Vinemont, one race on the ballot will be for town council, place 1. Incumbent JoAnn Oakley, who has served 28 years in the...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Sonya Copeland and Jerry Smith, Vinemont Town Council, place 5

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In South Vinemont, one race on the ballot will be for town council, place 5. Sonya Copeland and Jerry Smith are running for the position...

    Tribune’s Cullman Municipal Election debates begin today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This election season in the city of Cullman, there are numerous challengers vying for city council, mayoral and school board seats. Almost all positions are being contested, some by candidates who have run in the past and some by first-time politicians. The...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Radginal Dodson and Shirley Arnett, Vinemont mayor

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In South Vinemont, voters will be choosing their next mayor. Shirley Arnett, who has served eight years on the South Vinemont Town Council in place...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Lou Thomas and Julie Ray, Holly Pond Town Council, place 1

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Holly Pond, the only race on the ballot will be for Holly Pond Town Council, place 1. Incumbent Lou Thomas will face challenger Julie...

    Tribune to host debates ahead of Cullman’s Municipal Election

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    Updated 8-4-20 at 2:56 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – This election season in the city of Cullman, there are numerous challengers vying for city council, mayoral and school board seats. Almost all positions are being contested, some by candidates who have run in the past and...

    TX congressman calls for ban on all groups with historical ties to slavery, including the Democratic Party

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday calling on Congress to “ban any political organization or party that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederate...

    Tony Townson announces candidacy for Cullman City Council, place 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tony Townson recently announced his candidacy for Cullman City Council, place 2. He will face incumbent David Moss in the Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election. Below is Townson’s announcement: Anthony (Tony) Townson announces his candidacy for Cullman City Council, Place 2 (Utilities)....

    Chris Thompson announces candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council, place 1

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - Chris Thompson recently announced his candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council, place 1. He will face incumbent JoAnn Oakley in the Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election. Below is Thompson’s announcement: My name is Chris Thompson and I am running for South...

    Julie Ray announces candidacy for Holly Pond Town Council, place 1

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Julie Ray on Thursday morning officially announced her candidacy for Holly Pond Town Council, place 1. Ray will face incumbent Lou Thomas in the Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election. Below is Ray’s announcement: Julie Ray announces her candidacy for Holly Pond...

    LIST: Qualified candidates for Aug. 25 municipal elections

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Candidates who qualified for municipal elections coming up Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, as reported by officials of Cullman County’s municipalities, are as follows. Unopposed incumbents are not listed. Baileyton Mayoral candidates: Incumbent - Johnny Dyar Challenger - Windell Calloway Council candidates: Place 1 Dewayne Sumner (unopposed, running in...

    JoAnn Oakley announces re-election bid for South Vinemont Town Council, place 1

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - JoAnn Oakley on Monday announced her re-election bid for South Vinemont Town Council, place 1. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Below is Oakley’s announcement: JoAnn Howard Oakley announces her re-election bid for South Vinemont Town Council, place...

    Merrill: Absentee voting available for August municipal elections

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Secretary of State John H. Merrill on Monday announced he has officially extended the opportunity for anyone concerned about COVID-19 to apply for and cast an absentee ballot for the upcoming municipal elections scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. At the request...

    Joyce Barnett announces candidacy for Hanceville City Council, place 1

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Joyce Barnett on Sunday announced her candidacy for Hanceville City Council, place 1. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Below is Barnett’s announcement: My name is Joyce Barnett I am running for city council, place 1. I have lived...

    Oscar Goodwin announces candidacy for Garden City Town Council, place 5

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Oscar Goodwin has announced his candidacy for Garden City Town Council, place 5. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Goodwin said of his decision to run: “My hometown of Garden City may be small, but we have...

    Clemons unseats Walker in commission chairman race

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The long-awaited Republican Primary Runoff Election came to a close Tuesday night, and at the end, challenger Jeff “Clem” Clemons defeated incumbent Kenneth Walker for the Cullman County Commission chairman seat. The runoff was originally scheduled for March 31, 2020 but...

    Sonya Copeland declares candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council, place 5

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - Sonya Copeland on Monday announced her candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council, place 5. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Below is Copeland’s announcement: My name is Sonya Copeland. I am married to Zachary Copeland and we have...

    Republican Primary Runoff Election Tuesday, July 14; masks not required

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, July 14 for the Republican Primary Runoff Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Ballot On Tuesday’s ballot will be: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions Tommy Tuberville Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place No. 2 Beth Kellum Will Smith Chairman, Cullman County...

    Walker, Clemons in final Q&A before Tuesday vote

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Back on Super Tuesday, Cullman County voters gave Jeff “Clem” Clemons 49.67% of the vote for chairman of the Cullman County Commission, almost double that of runner-up incumbent Chairman Kenneth Walker’s 27.65%. Clemons needed only 50.1% to avoid a runoff, which...

    Jerry Smith, Sr. announces candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council, place 5

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - Jerry C. Smith, Sr. on Wednesday announced his candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council, place 5. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25. Below is Smith’s announcement: Jerry C. Smith, Sr. has announced his candidacy for South Vinemont Town Council,...

    1 day left to apply for absentee ballot for Primary Runoff Election

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The July 14 Primary Runoff Election is now less than a week away. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Thursday, July 9. The deadline to return an absentee ballot to the Absentee Election Manager is the close of...

    Greg Brown seeking re-election to Good Hope City Council, place 4

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Greg Brown on Wednesday announced his re-election bid for Good Hope City Council, place 4. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25. Below is Brown’s announcement: Greg Brown is seeking re-election for Good Hope City Council, place 4, community service. I...

    Maxie Jones re-election bid for Good Hope City Council, place 2

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Maxie Jones on Tuesday announced he is seeking re-election to Good Hope City Council, place 2. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Below is Jones’ announcement: With municipal elections taking place later this summer, Maxie Jones has announced...

    Terry Shabel announces candidacy for Good Hope City Council, place 1

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Terry Shabel on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Good Hope City Council, place 1. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Below is Shabel’s announcement: Terry Shabel has announced his is running for Good Hope City Council, place 1....

    Sonya Mabry Adams announces re-election bid for South Vinemont Town Council, place 2

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - Sonya Mabry Adams on Monday announced her re-election bid for South Vinemont Town Council, place 2. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. As a newlywed, Adams said, "I have a new name, but my intentions and my heart...

    Eric Phillips announces candidacy for Good Hope City Council, place 2

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Eric Phillips on Wednesday night announced his candidacy for Good Hope City Council, place 2. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Below is Phillips’ announcement: After much prayer and deliberation, I am excited to announce that I am...