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Monday, November 23, 2020

    Engineer, businessman Philip Widner running for commission chairman

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Philip Widner has announced his candidacy for Cullman County Commission Chairman. Widner is one of three Republican hopefuls challenging Chairman Kenneth Walker in the 2020 primary election. Also running are Jeff Clemons and Wiley Kitchens. Since no Democrats qualified to run for...

    Mental health bill sponsored by Gudger, Shedd passes Legislature, goes to Ivey

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would allow people who have been temporarily committed for mental health reasons to be kept for further care, even after the expiration of their court-ordered commitments, under certain conditions.  The bill was...

    Clemons nearly avoids runoff in chairman race; proposed 1-cent school tax fails

    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Super Tuesday, Cullman County voters gave Jeff “Clem” Clemons 49.66% of the vote for chairman of the Cullman County Commission, almost double those of runner-up incumbent Chairman Kenneth Walker’s 27.66%. With more than 98% of the vote in and only...

    Alabama Farmers Federation endorses Luther Strange for Senate

    Jeff Helms
    U.S. Sen. Luther Strange was one of 11 candidates for the August Senate election who spoke at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office today. He is pictured (left) with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. Strange was endorsed by FarmPAC. MONTGOMERY - FarmPAC, a political...

    Moore responds again to allegations of sexual misconduct

    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) MONTGOMERY - Judge Roy Moore responded again today to allegations that surfaced Thursday morning in a report from The Washington Post that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, and an assistant district attorney, in...

    Local officials meet with British MP David Duguid during stop in Cullman

    Leanne West special to The Tribune
    CULLMAN – Mr. David Duguid, of the Scottish Conservative Party and a Member of British Parliament (MP) for Banff and Buchan since June 2017, recently visited Cullman with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt. Mr. Duguid is a participant in the 41st Annual British-American Parliamentary Group...

    Cullman GOP welcomes local, state candidates to annual dinner

    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Republican Party welcomed candidates aplenty to its annual dinner and silent auction Thursday evening. With a U.S. Senate seat and Cullman County Commission chairmanship up for grabs, the local GOP used its yearly fundraiser to give a platform...

    Randall Shedd appointed to Joint Legislative Transportation Committee

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview has been appointed by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon to the Joint Legislative Transportation Committee. Shedd issued the following statement Thursday: 'I want to thank Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon for appointing me this week...

    Local state lawmakers to introduce bills on county commission, county tax structure

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As the Alabama Legislature gears up for the 2020 session starting Feb. 4, The Tribune takes a look at bills set to be considered and talks to Cullman County’s state legislative delegation about bills they plan to introduce, including one to...

    Former Commission Chairman Kitchens announces 2020 bid

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Former Cullman County Commission Chairman, Republican Wiley Kitchens, has officially announced his plans to run for the position again in 2020. Kitchen served on the Cullman County Commission from 2002-2008. From 2004-2008, he was commission chairman. Kitchens said in a statement Tuesday: Upon...