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    With the next pick: Auburn DB Jaylin Simpson

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    AUBURN, Ala. – In the transfer portal era, Jaylin Simpson exemplifies an exception to the rule. He came to Auburn, and here he stayed. Through five seasons and three head coaches, Simpson made his mark, enjoying an All-SEC senior season that positioned him for an NFL opportunity. The 6-1...

    Cullman County’s Laney, Stephenson recognized at Troy University Honors Convocation

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    TROY, Ala. -  Troy University recognized students for outstanding achievements in academics, leadership and service during the annual Honors Convocation on April 15 at the Troy campus. Local students who were awarded include: Sarah Laney of Cullman won the Bernard E. Williams Award and the Sigma...

    Cullman’s Alan Crisologo elected to University of Alabama SGA

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama recently swore in the new 2024 Student Government Association members. The following students were elected to either the Executive Council or as senators for their respective schools or colleges: EXECUTIVE COUNCIL President - Samad Gillani Executive Secretary - Jensyn Seay Executive Vice...

    Cullman’s Mattilen Nelson named 2024-2025 Jax State Nursing Ambassador

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -  Mattilen Nelson of Cullman has been named a 2024-2025 Jax State Nursing Ambassador. Jax State Nursing Ambassadors are a select group of upper division nursing students chosen for their commitment to service, leadership, and dedication to the program. These students serve as...

    Wallace State’s Suzanne Harbin selected for Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (Aspen) announced recently that Suzanne Harbin, vice president of advancement and innovation at Wallace State Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2024-25 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. Applying lessons from over a...

    ‘Be confident in yourself’: Good Hope’s Jessalyn Nichols crowned as Fair Queen representative

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- This was the first year that Good Hope junior Jessalyn Nichols got to compete in the school’s March pageant and she was crowned as Good Hope’s Fair Queen representative. Nichols talked about that experience and what she did to get...

    Urgent need for clothing at Hanceville Elementary

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School is reaching out to the community for assistance to replenish its emergency clothing closet. The school has a longstanding program designed to support students who may lack essential items such as properly fitting shoes or appropriate clothing. Given...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Vinemont drops round 1 matchup at Gordo

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    GORDO, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles traveled to Gordo for a round one playoff matchup Friday night but after dropping game one to the Greenwave 11-1, Vinemont fell in game two 8-2 to finish a strong season 17-8. Gordo 11 – Vinemont 1 (Game One) After...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Fairview falls at Madison Academy

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    MADISON, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Madison Academy to battle the Mustangs in the opening round of the state playoffs Friday afternoon but unfortunately for Aggie fans, Madison Academy was able to take the first two games of the series to advance and end...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Hanceville, Holly Pond eliminated on the road, Addison sweeps Covenant Christian to advance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Three local teams hit the road for the start of this year’s state playoffs Thursday night and two of them were knocked out of the postseason field with a pair of losses. Hanceville dropped both of its opening round matchups at...

    Wallace State names student and teacher of the year

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College is proud to announce that Vianney Verdin Maldonado was named Student of the Year and Jackie Donaldson was named Teacher of the Year recently at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of Education luncheon held on...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Fairview collects 14-2 win over Holly Pond, Tuesday scoring recap

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    Fairview 14 - Holly Pond 2 Fairview didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Holly Pond. Kylie Kovar's RBI triple brought home Emily Benson to give them the early lead. Later that inning, a double and a walk loaded the bases with one...

    6 IN A ROW: West Point tops Fairview 9-3 to claim 6th consecutive county championship

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – West Point and Fairview clashed in this year’s Cullman County Tournament Championship Game at Mark Moore Field Tuesday night and for the sixth consecutive season, the Warriors are county champs. J.D. Cochran tossed a complete game on the mound, allowing just...

    COUNTY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Eagles, Raiders, Aggies advance on day 1

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Baseball Tournament is underway at Fairview High School’s Mark Moore Field and three teams secured spots in the semifinals Monday night. Cold Springs edged Vinemont in extra innings 11-9, Good Hope handled Hanceville 12-2 and Fairview advanced...

    PREP TRACK & FIELD: Holly Pond, Fairview capture county championships; Cold Springs’ Edgeworth, Fairview’s Hill earn MVP honors

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Track and Field Championships were hosted at Fairview High School Monday and two new teams claimed county titles. The Holly Pond Broncos outpaced Cold Springs with 160 points to win the boys’ competition and the Fairview Lady...

    Brandon Smith teaches math in same department he learned the ropes

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Brandon Smith's story is more than an academic journey from student to esteemed math instructor. His story is a testament to the transformative power of Wallace State Community College. From being a peer tutor in the Tutorial Lab as a student...

    Cullman High School Performing Arts to present ‘Grease’ April 18-20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School Performing Arts is set to stage its production of “Grease: School Version”based on the beloved musical that has captivated audiences for decades. Performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 20,...

    Annual WSCC Big Band Dance set for April 19

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Jazz Band will present its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 19. “The Big Band Dance has become a tradition for some over the years,” said Ricky Burks, chair of the Wallace Fine and Performing Arts program and...

    Vinemont Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigns

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    VINEMONT, Ala- The South Vinemont Town Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9. It was announced that Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigned, effective immediately, with a drafted letter of resignation given to Mayor Radginal Dodson prior to the meeting. A recent...

    PREP BASEBALL: Arteaga walks it off in the 9th to secure 4-3 win over Good Hope, playoff berth for Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After dropping game one at Good Hope 11-2 Friday, the Bulldogs bounced back Saturday with a walk-off win over the Raiders Saturday, securing a postseason berth. After a scoreless eighth inning, Nelson Arteaga ended things for the Bulldogs with an RBI...

    Holly Pond’s Cora Hogeland earns state Farm-City award

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    Winners honored during Farm-City Awards, including state's 2024 Farm of Distinction AUBURN, Ala. - Agritourism was on display during the annual Farm-City Awards Program April 11 in Auburn.  Detailed activity reports, bright posters, well-worded essays and vibrant videos showcased hours of hard work and dedication by...

    Vinemont Schools receive prestigious Purple Star School designation

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Elementary and Vinemont High School recently received the Purple Star School designation from the Alabama Purple Star Schools Program. This accolade recognizes the efforts of K-12 across the state that are committed and supportive of military students and their families...

    PREP BASEBALL: Raiders collect 11-2 area win over Hanceville

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – After a week filled with postponements and wet weather, the Good Hope Raiders finally got the chance to host the first game of its area series against Hanceville Friday night. The Bulldogs took an early, 2-1 lead but 10 unanswered...

    Wallace State Basketball Coach Allen Sharpe hired by UAH

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College announces that women’s and men’s head basketball coach Allen Sharpe has accepted a position as head coach of the University of Alabama at Huntsville women’s basketball program. Sharpe recently completed his ninth season in two stints as Wallace...

    Wallace State’s Williams earns NJCAA third team All-American honors

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Jimmie Williams, the freshman guard for the Wallace State Community College men’s basketball team, has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Division I All-America Teams, earning a place as a Third-Team All-American. “Jimmie had one of the best...

    WSCC Men’s Golf battles back to take 2nd place in ACCC Region 22 Tournament

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    ONEONTA, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College men’s golf pushed through the final round of play at the Alabama Community College Conference Region 22 championship to take second place in the tournament. The Lions entered the day in sixth place when they hit the links...

    Tiger Trail of Auburn inducts Class of 2024

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    Sidewalk plaques of Auburn greats Takeo Spikes, Kasey Cooper, Caitlin Atkinson-Tomlin and Cliff Ellis will soon grace downtown Auburn AUBURN, Ala. – A Fantastic Four representing three decades of Auburn Athletics excellence: Takeo Spikes, Kasey Cooper, Caitlin Atkinson-Tomlin and Cliff Ellis were inducted Saturday into the Tiger...

    AHSAA SPOTLIGHT: Cold Springs senior Ethan Edgeworth sets AHSAA 3200-meter record

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    MONTGOMERY – Baker High School’s Myla Reed recorded the state’s fastest outdoor time in two sprint events last week, and Cold Springs High School senior Ethan Edgeworth set an all- classification record, landing the duo in this week’s AHSAA Outdoor Track Spotlight. Edgeworth ran 3,200 meters in 8:38.49, a personal record and an...

    Good Hope City Council awards bid for wastewater treatment plant expansion

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope’s City Council held its first April meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday night and they took the next step in their wastewater treatment plant expansion project. Bids for the project were received and opened on April 4...

    Despite controversy, Chainbreaker’s Ministries celebrates opening of Frierson House in Holly Pond

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Local nonprofit Chainbreaker’s Ministries on Saturday, April 6, cut the ribbon and welcomed visitors to the grand opening of the Frierson House addiction recovery/transition center in Holly Pond. Founders/Directors Doug and Cassandra Canter introduced volunteers and the men living there,...

    PREP SOFTBALL: West Point fends off Fairview 5-4, Monday scoring recap

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    West Point 5 - Fairview 4 (Softball) A solo home run off the bat of Brinlee Phillips gave West Point an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fairview tied the game up at one in the top of the second on a...

    Auburn legend Mike Kolen passes away

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Nicknamed "Captain Crunch" for his rugged tackling, former Auburn linebacker Mike Kolen passed away Wednesday at the age of 76. A 1985 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Kolen led Auburn in tackles in 16 of the 25 games he started from...

    Cam Coleman, Towns McGough shine in Auburn A-Day scrimmage

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Hometown freshman Towns McGough kicked seven field goals and drilled a 58-yarder on the final play to give Auburn's offense a 28-27 A-Day victory in front of 33,526 to conclude spring practice Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "It's really a dream," said the...

    Wallace State Singers going back in time with ‘That ‘70s Show’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - If the ‘70s groove is your thing, make plans to attend the Wallace State Singers’ upcoming performance entitled “That ‘70s Show.” “We can’t wait to take our audience back to the 1970s,” said Tiffany Richter, director of the Wallace State Singers and...

    PREP BASEBALL: Elrod’s walk-off sac fly leads Fairview past Hayden 5-4, Aggies clinch playoff berth

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Aggies took game one of their area series with Hayden 8-0 on the road Wednesday and they returned home to Mark Moore Field Friday night with a chance to win the series and clinch a postseason berth. The Aggies dropped...

    West Point Scholars Bowl team taking quiz competition circuit by storm

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High School (WPHS) Scholars Bowl team has been on a white-hot streak in the quiz world, winning match after match. The students are making a name for themselves in the circuit of the smarts, as a whole...

    Saturday Admission Workshops to be offered at Wallace State April 6, May 18

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College announces it will hold Admission Workshops on Saturday, April 6, and Saturday, May 18, for anyone seeking assistance with filling out their application for admission to the college. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m.- 2...

    Holly Pond declares April Civitan Awareness Month 

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday passed a resolution proclaiming April Civitan Awareness Month in the town. “As always, we really appreciate the Civitan Club in this community because they do so much for the community,” said Mayor Carla Hart,...

    PREP BASEBALL: West Point takes area series over Jasper with 12-1 win

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – After taking game one of their area series at Jasper Wednesday night, the West Point Warriors returned home Thursday for games two and three against the Vikings. The Warriors took care of business in game one, hammering Jasper 12-1 in...

    Holly Pond Town Council schedules special meeting to consider changes to scrapyard ordinance

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday, April 1, tabled a request from Jared Ibrahim, owner of BNF Metals, to modify the Town ordinance that governs activities at his scrapyard on the east side of Holly Pond on U.S. Highway...

    Holly Pond Town Council presents $10K to local schools

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday presented $5,000 checks to each of the town’s schools: to Holly Pond High School Principal Dr. Nate Ayers, and to Holly Pond K-8 Principal Karen Sparks. The presentation was made at a council...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cold Springs races past Altamont 13-10, Wednesday scoring recap

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    Cold Springs 13 - Altamont 10 (Baseball) Cold Springs didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Altamont. They batted around and scored six runs in the first inning. RBI singles by Lindan Hill, Matt Williams, and Ethan Nabors, a two-run double by Samuel...

    COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope downs Fairview 6-3 to win county championship

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – For the first time in nine seasons, a new team stepped up to claim the county championship at the Vinemont Sports Complex Wednesday night. After toppling the nine-time defending champion West Point Warriors in the semifinals, Good Hope clashed with Fairview...

    ‘This is an exciting day’: Miracle League celebrates opening day on new turf

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Monday night was a special one at Field of Miracles as a crowd of players and supporters gathered at the facility to celebrate the opening night of the season on the newly installed turf. The project to resurface the field began...

    COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Broncos, Aggies, Raiders advance on day 1

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Softball Tournament is underway and three teams secured spots in the semifinals on day one. Fairview handled Hanceville 15-0 to move on and Good Hope fended off a late rally from Cold Springs to advance as well....

    Wallace State 1st in state selected to participate in SME Workforce Pipeline Challenge

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Faculty and staff of Wallace State Community College recently met with industry partners and Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) staff to start a three-year project aimed at increasing the manufacturing workforce in the United States. SME is a national nonprofit committed to...

    Auburn early enrollees eager for A-Day: ‘An opportunity to learn’

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Between the weight room and training table, Auburn freshman receivers Cam Coleman and Bryce Cain are readying for the rigors of Southeastern Conference football. The early enrollees see the return on investment of time spent at Auburn University's Wellness Kitchen and the Creel Family Player Development Lab each...

    A-Day set for April 13

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 2024 Alabama Golden Flake A-Day Game will be played on Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium and will include a full day of activities and experiences. The A-Day Game will serve as the 15th and final practice of the...

    PREP BOWLING: ‘Practice with a purpose’: West Point’s Kevin Vance bowls perfect game

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- After a great season bowling with the Warriors this winter, West Point senior bowler Kevin Vance put together another stellar performance Saturday, bowling his first-ever 300 game in a youth league match. He's the youngest bowler to ever bowl a perfect...

    Wallace State earns 2024-2025 Military Friendly School designation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College announced recently it has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cullman collects wins over Palatine, Enterprise

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    HOOVER, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats traveled to Hoover Saturday morning for a pair of varsity games, and they returned home with a pair of wins. Cullman got the day started with a 10-0 win over Palatine and wrapped things up with a 5-3...

    Wild pitch leads Alabama to 4-3 win over South Carolina

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama baseball clawed back from an early deficit for a 4-3 win over 10th-ranked South Carolina on Thursday evening at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the victory, the 15th-ranked Crimson Tide improves to 20-6 overall and 3-4 in Southeastern Conference play. South Carolina gained the...

    Season rewind: Bruce Pearl reviews Auburn’s SEC championship, NCAA exit

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Still feeling the sting from an NCAA Tournament defeat, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl credited his opponent, defended his players, praised the program's latest championship and looked ahead to next season during Thursday's season-reviewing media availability. Pearl recounted the miscues that led to...

    Tucker Gambrill of Cullman serving as Culverhouse College of Business ambassador

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Tucker Gambrill of Cullman is serving as an ambassador for The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business. The Culverhouse Ambassadors are the official student representatives, tour guides and recruitment agents for the Culverhouse College of Business. Up to 20 members join...

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats down Chelsea in 10 innings, Wednesday scoring recap

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    Cullman 6 - Chelsea 3 (Baseball) (10 innings) Cullman got off to a quick start in their game against Chelsea. Jonah Inman reached on an infield single, moved to second on an error, and later scored on an RBI single by Carson Stancil to put...

    Wallace State’s season ends with 63-58 loss to Indian Hills in round 2 of NJCAA Tournament

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s men’s basketball team’s season came to an end in a hard-fought battle against Indian Hills Community College on Tuesday at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Hutchinson, Kan. The Lions lost...

    Cullman set to host MLF Toyota Series at Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. (March 26, 2024) – The Major League Fishing (MLF) Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats is set to visit Cullman, Alabama, next week, April 4-6, for the Toyota Series at Smith Lake . The three-day tournament is the second event of the year for Central Division anglers and...

    Birmingham-Southern College announces closure; operations to cease on May 31, 2024

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    BIRMINGHAM, AL (03/26/2024) Birmingham-Southern College will cease operations on May 31, 2024, following an 18-month effort to obtain bridge funding from a $30 million state loan program conceived and enacted to save the 168-year-old, nationally ranked liberal arts institution. The College Board of Trustees voted...

    Lions advance to 2nd round of NJCAA Tournament

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    HANCEVILLE, AL — A hot second half by the Wallace State Community College men’s basketball team put the Lions in the winners’ bracket after their first-round matchup Sunday, March 24, against No. 12 Lee College at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division...

    PREP BASEBALL: Cold Springs earns 4-3 win at Holly Pond, Monday scoring recap

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Cold Springs Eagles traveled to Holly Pond for a spring break matchup Monday afternoon and after falling behind in the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to pick...

    Registration for the 41st Alabama State Games off and running

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Registration for the 41st Alabama State Games opened March 1 at ALAGAMES.com and has been growing steadily. Soccer, baseball and first-year-sport Powerlifting have been leading the way as teams and individuals announce their intentions to go for gold in 20-plus sports...

    Pro Day: Former Tigers show out for NFL scouts in last workout at Auburn

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    AUBURN, Ala. – In 2019, Jaylin Simpson, Nehemiah Pritchett and Zion Puckett arrived at Auburn together. Three years later, D.J. James joined them as a transfer from Oregon. On Friday, the defensive back quartet worked out on the Plains for the last time together...

    Wallace State welcomes new members into English and Math Honor Societies

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.  — The Wallace State Community College chapters of Sigma Kappa Delta and Mu Alpha Theta honor societies recently inducted new members. Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) is the National English Honor Society for two-year colleges. Wallace State’s Theta Delta Chapter was established in 2007....

    Vinemont High’s inaugural STEAM Job Fair a resounding success

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont High School's gymnasium was a hive of activity and curiosity on March 20 as the school hosted its inaugural STEAM Job Fair. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., students from middle and high school levels engaged in conversations with business leaders and...

    WSCC Women’s Golf finishes 2nd at home tournament; ranked 15th in nation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State’s women’s golf team finished second to Shelton State Community College this week at the Wallace State Spring Invite. Held on their home course of Cross Creek Golf Course, the Lions finished at +96, only three strokes behind the Buccaneers at...

    WSCC Men’s Basketball to take on Lee College in first game at NJCAA tournament

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s men’s basketball team are making their way to Hutchinson, Kansas, to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division I Basketball Tournament. The Lions are ranked as the No. 21 seed in the tournament and drew No....

    Cold Springs FCCLA brings home gold, is heading to Nationals

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    BREMEN, Ala. - From March 7-8, 2024, 10 students and their adviser from Cold Springs High School attended the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference in Montgomery. More than 1,200 FCCLA students from all over the state met and...

    WSCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members, is recognized as REACH chapter

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — More than 80 Wallace State Community College students were recently inducted in the college’s Alpha Chi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society.  Membership in PTK is extended by invitation only. For a student to be eligible, they must...

    PREP SOFTBALL: West Point falls to No. 1 Springville 7-1, Thursday scoring recap

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- The West Point Lady Warriors returned home Thursday afternoon to take on top-ranked Springville. Thursday is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day and before the game got underway, Copper Floyd, Grant Persall and Benny White each threw out the honorary first...

    PREP BASEBALL: Holly Pond splits doubleheader with West End, Tuesday scoring recap

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    Holly Pond 10 - West End 9 (Baseball) (Game One) West End struck first in its opening at-bats as an RBI groundout and an RBI single gave them the early 2-0 lead. Holly Pond answered right back in their half. Sawyer Olinger reached on an...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Bearcats rally to topple Lawrence County 10-9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After defeating Muscle Shoals Monday night, the Bearcats were back on the field Tuesday for a matchup against a strong Lawrence County team. The Red Devils put five runs on the board in the first inning and made it a 6-0...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Big 5th inning propels West Point to 15-4 win over Fairview, Monday scoring recap

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    West Point 15 - Fairview 4 (Softball) West Point got on the scoreboard in their opening at-bats. Three walks loaded the bases for Katie Beth Yovino. She ended up drawing one of her own to give the Lady Warriors a 1-0 lead. West Point added...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Good Hope’s Benefield tosses no-hitter in 11-0 win at Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope made the quick trip over to Hanceville for a matchup against its county rivals Monday night and Molly Benefield led the way for the Lady Raiders, allowing zero hits and striking out six batters to help secure an 11-0...

    Meet the Coaches: Auburn offensive coordinator Derrick Nix

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    AUBURN, Ala. – In a turbulent profession where turnover is the norm, Derrick Nix’s 16-year coaching stint at Ole Miss was the exception. Through four head coaches, including Auburn’s Hugh Freeze, Nix rolled with Rebels from 2008-23. That changed in January, when Freeze and Nix reunited on...

    Spring Showcase draws hundreds of high school students to Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Over 1,100 10th-grade students descended on the campus of Wallace State Community College for the annual Spring Showcase this week. The event gave sophomores from eight area high schools the opportunity to explore the various Liberal Arts, Applied Technology, Health and...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview sweeps doubleheader with Dora, Douglas; Saturday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Fairview Aggies were back home at Mark Moore Field hosting a doubleheader Saturday and they improved to 12-3 on the season with wins over Dora and Douglas. Fairview 10 - Dora 0 (Baseball) After a scoreless first inning, the Fairview Aggies got...

    PREP BASEBALL: Bearcats drop doubleheader with Mountain Brook

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After collecting a 6-0 win at Homewood earlier this week, the Bearcats were back home at Bill Shelton Field Saturday to host a doubleheader against Mountain Brook. Cullman dropped a tight opening game 6-5 and the Spartans took game two over...

    Vinemont talks planning commission, board of adjustments, murals, events

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    VINEMONT, Ala- At its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 12, the Vinemont Town Council continued talks of creating a planning commission and board of adjustments. The subjects were tabled once again, amid the lack of interested residents who would be required for the two groups. Each...

    Wallace State’s Williams, Winfrey, Grant earn ACCC postseason awards

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College basketball players Jimmie Williams, Jaden Winfrey and Emariah Grant were each recognized by the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) with postseason awards announced this week for Division I. Postseason awards are voted on by ACCC coaches. Williams, a...

    PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville falls to J.B. Pennington 11-9, Thursday scoring recap

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After picking up a pair of wins against Fultondale on Tuesday, the Hanceville Bulldogs looked to continue that momentum on Thursday afternoon against J.B. Pennington. However, a late rally from the Tigers in the seventh inning proved to be the difference in...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview pulls away to top Falkville 15-5

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – After handling Cleveland on the road 10-3 Monday, Fairview was back at home at Mark Moore Field Thursday night for a matchup against Falkville. The Blue Devils struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but the...

    Cullman nominated for ‘Best Small Town Cultural Scene’ in annual USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman has been nominated for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Best Small Town Cultural Scene. The annual awards recognize that “Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to these 20 small towns, nominated by an expert panel...

    WSCC: Free film screening spotlights man’s journey from inmate to artist

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College will present a free screening of the award-winning film “Master of Light” on Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The film is the latest...

    Auburn’s Broome named semifinalist for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award

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    ATLANTA – Junior All-American forward/center Johni Broome (Plant City, Fla.) is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday. The All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Defensive Team selection is one of 10 semifinalists along with Adrian...

    More than 500 HOSA students tour Wallace State Health Science programs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College welcomed more than 500 high school students from Blount, Cullman, Winston and Walker County HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) programs Monday. The students rotated through the rooms of the Simulation Center in the School of Nursing...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Fairview falls to Springville 14-1, Tuesday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- The Fairview Lady Aggies rode a four-game winning streak into their matchup against Springville Tuesday afternoon, but it was all Lady Tigers in this one. Springville took an early lead and ended up rolling past Fairview 14-1 in five innings. Springville collected...

    PREP BASEBALL: Good Hope edges Cold Springs in extra innings 6-5

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Cold Springs Eagles traveled to Good Hope for a varsity matchup with the Raiders Tuesday afternoon and after falling behind 5-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Good Hope put three runs on the board in the final...

    Cullman High Theatre presents ‘26 Pebbles’: A tribute to victims of Sandy Hook tragedy

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    CULLMAN Ala. - Cullman High School is set to present a powerful and thought-provoking drama, "26 Pebbles," a production that pays tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. This compelling piece of theater is crafted from over 60 interviews with...

    Wallace State hosting ACCS Board of Trustees meeting March 13

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College announces it will host the monthly meeting of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Peinhardt Conference Center in the...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Fairview plates 4 in the 7th to top Cold Springs, Monday scoring recap

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Cold Springs to take on the Lady Eagles Monday night and after falling behind 3-0 in the third inning, the Lady Aggies plated four runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and earn...

    PREP BASEBALL: Lake lifts Addison over Winston County 2-0

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    ADDISON, Ala. -- Addison hosted the Winston County Yellow Jackets for an important county matchup Monday night and the game did not disappoint. Addison came away with a tough 2-0-win thanks in large part to a dominant performance on the mound from Kiah Lake. Lake...

    PREP BASEBALL: Johnson, Dahlke toss combined no-hitter to lead Cullman past Homewood 6-0

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    HOMEWOOD, Ala. – The Bearcats traveled to Homewood for a varsity matchup Monday afternoon and thanks to a great combined effort on the mound from Bennett Johnson and Fysher Dahlke, Cullman returned home with a 6-0 win over the Patriots. Johnson got the start...

    Wallace State offering innovative Systems Engineering Technology degree

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - For those interested in engineering, but not ready to take the leap into a four-year course of study, the Wallace State Community College Computer Science program offers a Systems Engineering Technology option that is focused on model–based systems engineering (MBSE). After...

    WSCC Center for Career and Workforce Development hosts Health Science Career Fair

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Center for Career and Workforce Development recently hosted a Health Science Career Fair in the Peinhardt Conference Center in the School of Nursing and Center for Science. More than 35 employers met with students and shared information about...

    WSCC Men’s Basketball Team wins 1st ACCC Championship since 2014, Lady Lions finish runner-up

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College’s Men’s Basketball team defeated #1 ranked Bishop State Saturday night to win their first Alabama Community College Conference championship since 2014. The Lions defeated the Wildcats 81-85 in overtime. Leading the charge for Wallace State freshman guard and...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview blanks Dora 13-0, Vinemont splits doubleheader

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    DORA, Ala. – The Fairview Aggies traveled to Dora for a varsity matchup Saturday afternoon, and they only needed five innings to handle the Bulldogs. The Aggies plated five runs in the second inning to take an early lead and after adding to their...

    Fairview hosts annual Youth Leadership Conference

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Cullman County student leaders gathered at Fairview High School Friday, March 8, for the second annual Cullman County Youth Leadership Conference. Fairview teacher Whitney Haynes said this year's speaker, Nicole Pinkham, challenged students to "Know yourself, lead yourself and make a difference.” Before...

    St. Bernard Prep School celebrates athletes at 2023-24 Fall and Winter Athletic Awards Ceremony

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    St. Bernard Prep School proudly recognized the exceptional achievements of its student-athletes at the 2023-24 Fall and Winter Athletic Awards Ceremony, held on March 6, 2024, at the esteemed Fazi-Richard Athletic Center. The event celebrated the dedication, perseverance, and remarkable accomplishments of nine sports...

    Hanceville Police Department hosting Community Safety Prescription Take Back Program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Police Department is set to host the Community Safety Prescription Take Back Program at the Hanceville Senior Center on March 11, 2024, from 9 a.m.-noon. This initiative is designed to provide residents with a secure method to dispose of...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Bearcats power past Jasper 11-1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Lady Bearcats were back home to take on Jasper Thursday night and the game was tied at 1 run apiece in the top of the fourth but Cullman plated four runs in the bottom half of the fourth and six...