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    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    PREP BASEBALL: Vinemont sweeps Mae Jemison, Saturday scoring recap

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    Vinemont 19 - Mae Jemison 0 (Baseball) (Game One) After Brady Johnson struck out the side to start the game, Vinemont quickly got him some early run support. Kayden Henderson reached on an error, stole second, and later scored on an RBI groundout by Jake...

    Cullman City Council recognizes retired Planning Commission Chairman Mike Voss

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, Feb. 19, recognized Mike Voss, recently retired chairman of the City of Cullman Planning Commission, for his 16 years of service to the City on the commission. Voss had served since September 2007, and...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 7 Cullman falls to No. 1 Buckhorn 62-37 in NW Regional Finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After defeating Muscle Shoals in the Sweet 16 Thursday, the Cullman Bearcats were back on the court at Wallace State Tuesday morning to face top-ranked Buckhorn in the Northwest Regional Championship Game. The Bearcats jumped out to an 8-0 lead over...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders rout Fairview 16-1, Monday scoring recap

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- Good Hope struck first and in a big way in their opening at-bats. Lexi Steed reached on a Fairview error to lead off the inning, then Campbell Koch hit an RBI double to left field to put the Lady Raiders...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman advances to NW Regional Finals with 56-51 OT win over Muscle Shoals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats made their third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Wednesday morning, and it took more than four quarters for them to settle things with Muscle Shoals. The Trojans hit a three-pointer just before the...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats advance to NW Regional with 70-58 win over Lee-Huntsville

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats secured a spot in the 6A Sub-Regionals with an area championship win over Hartselle earlier this week and they were back at Bearcat Arena Saturday night with a chance to play in the Sweet 16 on the line....

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman captures 3rd straight area title with 54-42 win over Hartselle

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman was back home at Bearcat Arena Wednesday night hosting the Hartselle Tigers in this year’s 6A, Area 14 championship game and the Bearcats collected their third straight area title with a 54-42 win. The ‘Cats went into the locker room with a...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 10 Cullman handles Decatur 71-43, Lady Bearcats rally to win 57-48

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman was back home at Bearcat Arena Monday night to host a pair of big area games against Decatur and both the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats collected big wins on their home floor. In the girls’ game, Cullman trailed by as...

    Cullman 911 thanks community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The week of Jan. 15-19 was one for the books. An unprecedented freeze sent the county into a tailspin; freezing rain and frigid temperatures collaborated to create impassable roads. Kayla Melton, one of Cullman’s local 911 dispatch supervisors is publicly thanking...

    Zoning approvals pave way for new housing developments in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Two recent rezoning approvals by the Cullman City Council cleared the way for new housing developments on the north and west sides of the city.  Both properties were rezoned as R-4 districts in which a wide range of construction can take...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman rallies to top Oxford 58-50, Lady Jackets pull away from Lady Bearcats 72-65

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — After traveling to Hartselle for a pair of area games Friday, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats were back home Tuesday night to battle Oxford. In the girls’ game, the Yellow Jackets pulled away in the final minutes of the fourth quarter...

    PREP SPORTS: A look back at some of the best games of 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- 2023 saw more than its fair share of amazing games and fantastic finishes. Here's my list of the best games that I covered last year. Hanceville vs. Etowah (Basketball – Jan. 10) Hanceville took on Etowah in a huge region game at home. The...

    How to dispose of your Christmas tree in the city of Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While city of Cullman residents prepare to ring in 2024, many are itching to properly dispose of live Christmas trees that may be shedding countless needles in their living rooms. Between typical brush disposal, composting or boosting habitats, there are plenty...

    Cullman Tree Commission searching for volunteers, introduces new arborist

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    CULLMAN, Ala- At its meeting on Dec. 19, the Cullman Tree Commission discussed the inaugural Festival of Trees and the possibility of continuing this new “tree-dition” in future holiday displays. It also introduced Shane Bevins and the new city arborist. Commission Chairman Barry Slatton and...

    AHSAA releases 2024-26 fall sports classifications

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The AHSAA’s Central Board met Monday morning to hash out the fall sports classifications for the 2024-26 school years and after a long deliberation, the board released new regional, sectional and area maps for fall sports. A couple of notable moves...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats down D.A.R. 66-59, Sharpe’s 32 leads Lady Bearcats to 60-21 win

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman was back at home at Bearcat Arena Friday night to host a pair of varsity matchups against D.A.R. and both the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats earned wins over the Patriots. The Lady Bearcats took the down D.A.R. 60-21 and the...

    Christmas in Cullman parade, tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 1; updated parade route

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The city of Cullman is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its “most spectacular Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony to date,” according to Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism. Last weekend's opening event for the...

    Beat cabin fever with fun-filled winter activities

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    Crisp air and cold temperatures are a trademark of winter. Colder days likely mean more time inside; for children, being cooped inside can be frustrating, exponentially so if there are multiple children in the home. Days can be filled with serenade of “I’m bored!”...

    ‘It’s been years in the making’: Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt officially opens

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt is officially open the for the holiday season and a crowd gathered at the newly-renovated Depot Park for Friday morning’s opening ceremony. Cullman’s Christkindlmarkt is the south’s largest German-inspired Christmas Market, featuring an ice skating rink, Christmas Carousel, Christkindl...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman downs Albertville 73-56 to win Mike Dean Turkey Shootout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman was back on the court at Bearcat Arena Wednesday night to battle the unbeaten Albertville Aggies Wednesday night and the ‘Cats handed the Aggies their first loss of the season to claim this year’s Mike Dean Turkey Shootout championship. The...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders, Bearcats earn wins at Mike Dean Turkey Shootout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — This year’s Coach Mike Dean Turkey Shootout tipped off at Cullman High School’s Bearcat Arena Monday night and both the Good Hope Raiders and the hosting Bearcats earned wins in the opening round. The Raiders raced past Curry 77-36 to secure...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cullman, Good Hope collect wins at Veterans Day Classic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats and the Good Hope Raiders were on the court at Tom Drake Coliseum Saturday to compete in this year’s Veteran's Day Classic and both local squads returned home with wins. Cullman won a close game over Plainview 51-46...

    STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles capture state championships; Edgeworth sets state record, wins 4th state title

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    DANVILLE, Ala. – This year’s AHSAA State Cross Country Championships were hosted at the Oakville Indian Mounds Saturday morning, and it was a great day to be a Cold Springs Eagle. Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles claimed 1-2A state championships and Eagle runners...

    PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Cullman’s season ends with 49-6 loss at No. 2 Clay-Chalkville

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    CLAY, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats hit the road and traveled to the home of No. 2 Clay-Chalkville for the opening round of the 6A state playoffs Friday night and unfortunately for the black & gold, the Cougars were in control of the game...

    PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: 7 local teams preparing to kick off round 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The 2023 AHSAA State football playoffs are here, and we have seven local teams preparing to compete in round one. Addison vs. Pickens County (Class 1A) The Addison Bulldogs split their first four games of the regular season, but then racked up six...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Bearcats open season with 85-50 win over Hayden, Lady Broncos earn OT win

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Basketball has returned to Bearcat Arena for another season and Cullman opened up its season with a matchup against Hayden Tuesday night. The ‘Cats led by just one at the end of the opening period, but several scorers got hot as...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman caps regular season with 42-10 win over Etowah

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After securing the fourth seed in the AHSAA 6A Region 7 standings and a spot in the playoffs, the Cullman Bearcats hosted the Etowah Blue Devils in their final regular season game Friday night. Cullman got off to a slow start,...

    CHS senior May Dawsey named National Merit Semifinalist

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of more than 16,000 Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program this fall.  Allison Tuggle, Cullman High School principal, announced that senior May Dawsey was named as...

    CHS celebrates students awarded with academic honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students at Cullman High School recently earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous and/or Latino...

    6 teams advance to Cullman County Youth Football Championship Games

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The semifinal round of this year’ s Cullman County Youth Football playoffs were hosted at Good Hope’s James W. Shabel Stadium Saturday and after six hard-fought games, next week's championship matchups are now set. In the Fireplug games, the Vinemont Eagles took...

    PREP FOOTBALL: No. 4 Muscle Shoals downs Cullman 34-14

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With a playoff berth guaranteed, the Cullman Bearcats were home Friday night where they hosted the undefeated and fourth ranked Muscle Shoals Trojans. The Bearcats kept it close for most of the game before falling to the Trojans 34-14. Taking the opening...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: CMS 8th grade tops Muscle Shoals 20-8 to win Tennessee Valley Championship, finish season unbeaten

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After capturing the seventh-grade title Tuesday, Cullman Middle School was back on Mark Britton Field at Oliver Woodard Stadium to play Muscle Shoals for the Tennessee Valley League’s eighth grade championship Thursday night. The Bearcats trailed Muscle Shoals at halftime but...

    County Commission recognizes local women; new library board member appointed despite concerns

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two local women were recognized by the Cullman County Commission at its monthly meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 17. Nancy Moore was recognized for her work with Restoring Women Outreach, Inc., a local 12-step residential program. Angie Carter was also recognized; she...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 7 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This was the final week of the 2023 Cullman County youth football regular season, and all eyes are now moving to the playoffs set for next Saturday. There were some key games that went on around the local area that determined...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats dominate Columbia 49-0

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After dropping a tight regional matchup on the road against Athens last week, the Bearcats were back home at Oliver Woodard Stadium Friday night to face another region foe in Columbia. After a slow start, the Bearcats dominated the Eagles in...

    Op-Ed: Active participation over passive complaints

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    In an era where social media platforms amplify voices, it is imperative to exercise discernment between constructive dialog and counterproductive complaining. As evidenced by the recently concluded Oktoberfest in Cullman, which witnessed unprecedented attendance, the potent synergy of organizations such as Cullman Parks, Recreation...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 7 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The 2023 youth football regular season is winding down and some teams had an opportunity to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Saturday. The Cold Springs Eagles hosted the Good Hope Raiders, the Vinemont Eagles traveled to take on the Cullman...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats lose heartbreaker to Athens 34-28

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Playing to maintain spots in AHSAA Class 6A, Region 7 playoff picture, the two teams tied for the third and fourth spots in the Region met at Oliver Woodard Stadium Friday night. The Athens Golden Eagles traveled south to Cullman to...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 5 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Week five of the youth football season is now in the books and the playoff picture is slowly starting to take shape. There were some huge games with several teams looking to clinch some playoff spots Saturday. The Vinemont Eagles hosted...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles claim titles at Kudzu Hills, Cullman competes at Black & Gold Classic

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    BREMEN, Ala. – This year’s annual Kudzu Hills Invitational was hosted at Cold Springs High School Saturday morning and both the Eagles and Lady Eagles showed out on their home turf. Both Jayden Allred (16:11.00) and Reagan Parris (20:07.80) bested their respective fields to...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats fall late at Mortimer Jordan 24-20

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    KIMBERLY, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats made the drive south to Jefferson County to take on the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils in a closely fought, non-region game that went back and forth and was eventually won by the Blue Devils 24-20. Mortimer Jordan took the...

    ‘We are more like family than just a team’: Cullman’s Zadria Thompson enjoying senior season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman senior dance line captain Zadria Thompson will be heading into her third and final season on the dance line and her first as the captain. She has enjoyed every second of that experience so far and has learned so much. "It...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 4 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Week four of the youth football season is now in the books and there were some huge games that went on around the local area. The Good Hope Raiders hosted the Holly Pond Broncos, the Vinemont Eagles traveled to take on...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats handle Lee-Huntsville for homecoming 40-7

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a couple weeks on the road, the Cullman Bearcats were back home at Oliver Woodard Stadium for homecoming Friday night and the ‘Cats celebrated with a 40-7 win over the Generals of Lee-Huntsville. Cullman’s Jackson Sessions took the opening kickoff and returned the...

    Cullman County Youth Football Week 3 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- It's near the halfway point of the 2023 Cullman County Youth Football season and there were more than a handful of intriguing games going on locally this weekend. The Hanceville Bulldogs hosted the Vinemont Eagles, the West Point Warriors traveled to...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats bounce back with 21-14 win at Decatur

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    DECATUR, Ala. – On a beautiful night for high school football, the Cullman Bearcats made another trip north to take on the Decatur Red Raiders in a critical region matchup. The Bearcats were able to step up defensively and hold the Red Raiders out...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs’ Edgeworth, Holly Pond’s Barnett earn wins at Chickasaw Trails Invitational

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    MOULTON, Ala. – Several local schools made the trip over to Moulton for this year’s Chickasaw Trails Invitational and a pair of local runners outpaced their respective fields and returned home with wins. Cold Springs’ Ethan Edgeworth placed first in the large schools’ boys...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats fall at No. 6 Hartselle 42-0

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – The Cullman Bearcats drove north to Hartselle to take on the Tigers in their first 6A, Region 7 Friday night.  Hartselle got off to a slow start but ended up dominating the Bearcats to win the game 42-0. The Cullman defense held...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 1 scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After high temperatures postponed last week’s games, the 2023 Cullman County Youth Football season officially kicked off Saturday and there were some great games happening all over the county. The Vinemont Eagles hosted the West Point Warriors, the Good Hope Raiders...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs’ Edgeworth, Cullman’s Barnett place 1st in Scottsboro, Moulton

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    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Cold Springs and Cullman both hit the road Saturday morning to compete in this year’s Scottsboro Invitational and Pepsi XC Challenge respectively and both of them returned home with winners. Cold Springs’ Ethan Edgeworth cooked the rest of the large schools’...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman collects 15-13 win at Jasper

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    JASPER, Ala. – The Bearcats were on the road Friday night to renew their rivalry with the Jasper Vikings, and it was another tight battle between the ‘Cats and the Vikings. Special teams miscues by Jasper allowed Cullman to take an early lead but...

    Celebrating in the Wundergarten: Cultivate Cullman Chowchow

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    The first rule of CULTIVATE CULLMAN CHOWCHOW is: DO NOT talk about how your chowchow recipe is the ultimate. There is no “BEST” recipe for chowchow. There are many superb variations of this medley of chopped, vinegar-steeped, garden goodness. The second rule of CULTIVATE CULLMAN...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Bearcats drop season opener to Mars Hill 55-21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Bearcats opened up the 2023 season at home on a hot, humid Thursday night against perennial 3A power Mars Hill and after boing blow for blow with the Panthers throughout the first half, Cullman wasn’t able to continue that pace...

    Celebrating in the Wundergarten: 10 treks through the Tree Museum

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    Whether you are moseying around the “mirror lake,” waddling with the ducks, rumbling with the train, power walking or pussyfooting, here are: 10 TERRIFIC TREKS THROUGH THE SPORTSMAN LAKE TREE MUSEUM YAPPY HOUR HIKE with your mutt, also your dog—Sportsman Lake Park has a doggone great...

    Cullman County Youth Football Jamboree scoring recap

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Cullman County Youth Football season officially kicks off next week but our local youth squads got a chance to play jamboree games at Vinemont High School Friday and Saturday to prepare before the regular season gets underway. Friday, Aug. 18 Fireplug: Vinemont 18 - Fairview...

    Cullman Savings Bank to open new drive-through location with retail space, boutique hotel

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A new Cullman Savings Bank building will open later this year, and it will have some unique features. Not only will it serve as the bank’s new drive-through location, the building will also have three retail spaces, along with a second-floor,...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Supporting your teammates leads to a successful and fulfilling cheerleading experience’: Cullman’s Siddalee Drake ready for upcoming cheer season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman senior cheerleader Siddalee Drake has had an amazing experience on the Bearcats cheer team so far and has learned so much from her fellow cheerleaders. "It's been an amazing experience and I'm so glad I get to experience it with the...

    Cullman Swim & Dive Team celebrates record-breaking season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The Cullman Swim and Dive Team held its end of the season banquet at Loft 212 Sunday Aug. 13 and at the banquet, each swimmer and diver was recognized with a trophy for how many years they have competed in the program. State...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘Cullman is my home away from home’: Cullman’s Shayley Vogelaar reflects on Bearcat years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In this interview, I talked to Cullman soccer player Shayley Vogelaar and she shared some of her favorite memories from her Bearcat days. One of her favorite things was the opportunity to play alongside some great seniors. "Some of my favorite memories...

    PREP SOCCER: ‘You have to work with everyone involved to accomplish what needs to get done’: Cullman’s Mimi Lunsford reflects on Bearcat years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Cullman’s Mimi Lunsford talked about her time playing soccer for the Bearcats and she shared some of the many memories she made during those years. "Although all the games and trips were some of the best...

    Cullman Oktoberfest opens T-shirt design contest to local students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) is introducing a fresh twist to this year’s Oktoberfest T-shirt designs. This year, local students will compete by age groups as the festival aims to foster a sense of community and encourage budding artists...

    Cullman Swim Team places 2nd at ARPA State Championships

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Cullman Swim & Dive team finishes 2nd in the state following an outstanding performance. They have achieved this ranking for three consecutive seasons. Coaches: Charis Peek, head coach Logan Holley, assistant coach 6 & UNDER BOYS CJ Curry- 25y Free (9th), 25y Back (8th) 6 &...

    Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local sports legends gathered with family and friends at Stone Bridge Farms Saturday night to celebrate one of Cullman County’s most important sporting traditions. 12 new members were inducted into the Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame and the Class of...

    Cullman’s Sosa wins scholarship during Miss Alabama competition

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Two UA students placed in the Top 5 at the Miss Alabama pageant held June 28 through July 1. Ibby Dickson was named second runner-up and Hannah Adams was named third runner-up during the final night of competition. Their placement in the...

    Kallhoff gives city schools construction update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Construction projects at Cullman Middle School and Cullman City Primary School began in May 2022, and according to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, the project at the primary school is set to be completed on schedule in mid-October. He said...

    PREP SOFTBALL: ‘Inspire the younger girls on the team’: Cullman’s Sadie Graham recaps sophomore season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Lady Bearcats are coming off another great softball season in which they finished runners-up in the Class 6A, Area 13 tournament and clinched a spot at the North Regional. Sophomore Sadie Graham saw a lot of growth from her...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Col. Cullmann’s 200th birthday party

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    CULTIVATE CULLMAN: The Countywide Arts and Gardening Celebration is joining with the “sister city” group, “Friends of Frankweiler,” to salute Cullman County’s founder, Colonel John G. Cullmann, on the anniversary of his 200th birthday this Sunday, July 2, 2023. Colonel Cullmann was born 200 years...

    Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop opens new location

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop officially opened the doors of its new location in downtown Cullman Wednesday morning and owner Johnny Kampis is excited to welcome everyone to the new space. Kampis first opened the store in April 2021 near East...

    PREP SOFTBALL: ‘Handle tough situations with Jesus and class’: Cullman’s Olivia Britton looks back on Bearcat years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Cullman senior softball player, Olivia Britton. Olivia made a lot of great memories during her playing days with the Bearcats and feels lucky to have played alongside some amazing teammates at Cullman. "My favorite softball memories...

    Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 dates, details announced

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 – which will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cullman – will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 28-30.  The expanded biergarten, located at Festhalle, will officially open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The must-see parade, including a horse-drawn German...

    Fairview’s Green, Cullman’s Troutman earn Alfa Foundation Scholarships

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two Cullman County students – Landon Green of Fairview and Luke Troutman of Cullman – were recently selected as two of 100 recipients of the 2023-24 Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.  Green is an upcoming freshman at The University of Alabama, and Troutman is a sophomore at Auburn University...

    ‘Bless Your Sole’

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    Curt’s Closet gears up for back to school with shoe drive CULLMAN, Ala. – Five years in, Cullman’s Curt’s Closet, a clothing ministry that offers children of families in need a chance to “shop” in a boutique setting without any cost to the customer, is...

    PREP SOFTBALL: ‘If you are going to do something, do it 100%’: Cullman’s Haley Shannon recaps Bearcat years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to former Cullman softball standout Haley Shannon, and she had a lot of great memories to share from her years playing for the Bearcats. More than anything, she feels blessed to have played alongside some great...

    PREP SOCCER: ‘God has a plan for my life’: Cullman’s Abby Morrow recaps Bearcat years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Cullman senior soccer standout Abby Morrow. Abby made a lot of great memories playing soccer and feels blessed to have played alongside some great girls and learned from some great coaches during her career. She...

    Taziki’s partners with, donates $1K to Cullman Caring for Kids

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Keith Richards, owner of the new Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in Cullman, announced a partnership with Cullman Caring for Kids at the restaurant’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Richards said that while Taziki’s has always practiced the love...

    ‘It’s been really special’: More than 70 players participate in inaugural Tanner Malin Youth Football Camp

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – This week was a special one for all aspiring young football stars in Good Hope. Thursday and Friday, more than 70 young players gathered at James W. Shabel Stadium to participate in the first ever Tanner Malin Youth Football Camp,...

    City reveals planned Depot Park transformation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Back in May, the City of Cullman announced it would be making improvements to Depot Park, including changes to the park’s infrastructure. On Tuesday, June 13, renderings showing what the park will look like in the future were released. “These improvements will...

    Cullman City School Board recognizes art students; Orr stepping down to join Chamber of Commerce

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its June meeting at the City Schools Central Office Tuesday morning and to kick things off, the board recognized three Cullman High School students, two of which were present, for their impressive showings in this...

    Joey Orr departs Cullman City School Board for Chamber of Commerce post

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- With Cullman City School Board member Joey Orr taking over the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce as the group’s new president, she has announced she will be stepping away from her place on the school board as she takes on this...

    Copper Cricket hops into town

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s boutique scene is ever-changing, with specialized storefronts offering a host of home decor, bespoke garments and accessories as well as handmade gifts. The Copper Cricket, the newest addition, features all the above and more. Owners of The Copper Cricket and mother-daughter-duo,...

    2nd Fridays are back!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday, June 9, marked the return of 2nd Fridays in downtown Cullman. The summertime favorite is hosted by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism in and around the Warehouse District. Cullman Mayor Woody...

    ALL-STATE SOFTBALL: Cullman’ Shannon lands on 6A 1st team; Holly Pond’s Rickman earns 2A 2nd team honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association has made its selections for this year’s All-State softball teams and a pair of local standouts earned All-State recognitions. Cullman’s Haley Shannon put together an outstanding senior season to earn 6A first team honors and nearby...

    Wallace State’s Emily Simon earns place on NFCA NJCAA All-American Team

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College Softball player Emily Simon has been selected as a member of 2023 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DI All-American second team. Simon, a freshman from Athens, was also named to the...

    Symbols of their sacrifices

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteers and members of Cullman VFW Post 2214 on Friday, May 26, placed American flags along U.S. Highway 31, as they do every year for not only Memorial Day, but also the 4th of July and Veterans Day. The flags flying in...

    Brent Patterson retires as teacher from CHS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Longtime Cullman High School teacher and varsity baseball coach Brent Patterson is retiring from the school as a teacher. Though he is retiring from teaching, it is still possible for Patterson to continue coaching baseball at Cullman High School in the...

    PREP SOCCER: Several local standouts earn All-State honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama’s high school soccer coaches have voted on this year’s All-State selections and the teams were announced this week. Several local players earned All-State honors and Cullman standout Abby Morrow led the way, landing on this year’s Super All-State (1A-7A) First...

    Dinner on First: New location, same feel

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Dinner on First, hosted annually by the Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) Foundation, looked a little different this year. The event usually takes place outside along First Avenue in the Warehouse District. However, due to weather concerns, The Venue...

    CHS seniors celebrate college picks with sidewalk art

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Seniors preparing to depart Cullman High School have earned close to $5 million and counting in scholarships, so the school celebrated with a bit of an impromptu art project on the quad to showcase their college and career choices last week. Seniors...

    PREP BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Bearcats fall in 6A semifinals at No. 1 Oxford

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    OXFORD, Ala. -- Rain postponed the Class 6A semifinals matchup between Cullman and Oxford Wednesday night, but the Bearcats and the Jackets were able to get things underway Thursday. Unfortunately for the Cullman faithful that made the trip back, Oxford jumped out to an...