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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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: 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: 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 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...

    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 BASEBALL: Good Hope downs Cold Springs on the road 20-6, Thursday scoring recap

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    Good Hope 20 - Cold Springs 6 (Baseball) Good Hope jumped out to a quick lead in their opening at-bats. They quickly loaded the bases with no outs, then Carter Naramore hit an RBI groundout, Colten Whatley got hit by the pitch, Dakota Overton drew...

    PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville remains unbeaten with 16-11 win over Vinemont

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The Hanceville Bulldogs hosted the Vinemont Eagles in a huge county game on Monday afternoon. This game saw both teams have big innings that had both sides on the edge of their seats, but a big sixth inning by the Bulldogs was key...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview edges Good Hope on the road, Saturday scoring recap

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    Fairview 13 - Good Hope 11 (Baseball) Good Hope got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the first inning. They loaded the bases with nobody out, then Carter Rutherford scored on a wild pitch to give the Raiders the early lead. Later on,...

    Hanceville City Council swears in new member, continues talks on community pool

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville City Council at its Feb. 22 meeting swore in new councilman, Kenneth Cornelius. Cornelius officially joined the council after taking the oath of office, an occasion met with applause and a warm welcome from Mayor Jimmy Sawyer, who expressed his...

    PREP BASEBALL: Fairview handles Brewer on the road 11-3, Thursday scoring recap

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Brewer to take on the Patriots Thursday night and after jumping out to a big lead early, the Aggies returned home with an 11-3 win. Fairview got things going in their opening at-bats. A walk and a pair of...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville falls to Etowah in area tournament 25-23

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Class 4A, Area 11 tournament tipped off at Hanceville Friday night and the Lady Bulldogs faced Etowah with a chance to move on to the area championship game. Like the first two meetings between these teams, this one was a...

    All-County Cheerleaders recognized

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Many Cullman County student athletes were honored at the Cullman County Basketball Tournament Friday night, Jan. 26. Several local cheerleaders were named to the 2024 Cullman County All-County Cheer Sideline Team, 2024 All-County Cheer Competition Team and the 2024 All-County Cheer Team....

    7th annual Hanceville Irish Festival set for March 16

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – As the weather warms up and spring makes its way to Alabama, several communities in Cullman are gearing up for fun festivals and family events. Hanceville is set to host its seventh annual Irish Festival on Saturday, March 16, and is...

    Hanceville dispatchers enjoying newly renovated office

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Police Department dispatch crew is finally settling into their newly renovated space this week; new chairs and consoles, along with newly created entryways and bathroom have given the dispatchers a fresh and functional space in which to operate. The...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Holly Pond advances to semifinals with 62-59 OT win over Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A varsity boys’ matchup between the Holly Pond Broncos and Hanceville Bulldogs capped Tuesday night’s county tournament action and four quarters weren’t enough for these two squads to settle things. The score was knotted at 17 at halftime and after the...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Cold Springs advances to semifinals with 65-27 win over Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Cold Springs and Hanceville faced off in the first varsity matchup of this year’s county tournament Monday night and the Lady Eagles secured a spot in the semifinals with a dominant performance. Cold Springs went into the locker room at halftime...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope downs Hanceville 66-25, advances to JV Semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Good Hope Raiders and Hanceville Bulldogs met in Monday night’s second JV Boys County tournament matchup and the Raiders were dominant from start to finish. Good Hope built a 34-19 lead in the first half and continued to add to...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘Never take the ability God gave us for granted’: Fairview’s Karlie English talks junior season

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- This was the first full season on varsity for Fairview junior volleyball player Karlie English and she talked about what she learned from the experience and how the season went. "Varsity is definitely more fast-paced than JV, which made it intimidating, but...

    Hanceville Exxon ensures locals receive warm meals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - In most small Southern towns, there’s a hub – a location that attracts retired farmers and their buddies for biscuits and coffee while they shoot the breeze and discuss the weather. In Hanceville, that hub is the fan-favorite Hanceville Exxon. The...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘This team is like my family’: Hanceville’s Lexi Link recaps freshman season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville freshman volleyball player Lexi Link completed her first year on the JV volleyball team and she talked about that experience and shared some of what she learned. She had a blast playing with a great group of teammates and learned...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs earn area wins over Ashville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After battling Vinemont on the road earlier this week, Hanceville returned home to Lane Horton Gymnasium Friday night to host a pair of area matchups with the Bulldogs of Ashville. Hanceville edged out Ashville in the girls’ game 48-46 and in...

    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...

    PREP CHEER:’We all have a special bond’: Hanceville’s Audrey Faye enjoying sophomore season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville sophomore cheerleader Audrey Faye is in her second year on the varsity squad, and she has enjoyed every second of the experience so far and feels blessed to be around a great group of girls. "My experience has been amazing. I've...

    Hanceville High graduate showcasing skills across the pond

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  One of Cullman County’s own, Kyra Bales, a 2023 Hanceville High School graduate, is preparing to strut her stuff and showcase her skills as they’re broadcast to the world when the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Marching Mocs participate in the...

    HPD ends standoff peacefully

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Hanceville Police Chief Joshua Howell and an array of HPD officers were involved in standoff with an armed man with dementia on Dec. 22. The event ended peacefully with no injuries.  Howell said he was called to the scene around 11:15 p.m. “Upon...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘It has been a life-changing experience’: Hanceville’s Bentley Childers talks sophomore season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville sophomore volleyball player Bentley Childers just completed her second season on the JV team and has enjoyed the experience so far. She has learned a lot of important things from a great group of teammates. "It has been a wonderful experience...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville picks up 60-43 win at Holly Pond, Lady Broncos handle Lady Bulldogs 48-24

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — Holly Pond returned home to Felton Easterwood Gymnasium to host its county rivals from Hanceville Tuesday night and both county squads split their varsity matchups. The Lady Broncos handled Hanceville 48-24 and in the boys’ game, the Bulldogs pulled away...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Good Hope earns 53-37 win over Hanceville, Lady Raiders rout Lady Bulldogs 86-28

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope returned home to host a pair of matchups against its rivals from Hanceville Monday night and both Raider squads defended their home court with wins. Ava McSwain racked up a game-high 33 points for the Lady Raiders in...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Anything is possible, as long as you have God on your side’: Hanceville’s Kinsley Wright talks freshman year

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville freshman cheerleader Kinsley Wright has been cheering for three years and this is her first year on the varsity squad. She has enjoyed the experience so far and has learned so much from her teammates. "It has been such a good...

    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...

    HPD chief says crime decrease due to increased visibility

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its second to last meeting of 2023, the Hanceville City Council had just four items on the agenda Thursday, Dec. 14. Among them was an update from Police Chief Joshua Howell, who shared data showing key differences in crime rates...

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Good Hope downs Hanceville 35-21 to win county championship

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Good Hope and Hanceville returned to Cold Springs High School Saturday to battle it out for this year’s county tournament championship and after a tight first half, the Raiders outscored the Bulldogs 22-11 in the second half to pull away and...

    Hanceville Elementary hosts ‘Christmas Around the World’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School Assistant Principal Emily Brown wanted to bring something special to her students this year, and what better way to do so than to take them “around the world” to learn about Christmas traditions? Brown said she started thinking about...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘Help the younger ones reach their full potential’: Hanceville’s Karys Henderson recaps junior season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville's volleyball team improved a lot this season and junior Karys Henderson was one of several players that put together a solid year. She talked about this past season, what all she learned, what it was like to play with a...

    Hanceville City Council approves amendments to FY 2024 budget

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its regular council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, the Hanceville City Council examined and approved amendments to its previously approved budget for fiscal year 2024. The cuts and additions totaled to a net income of $153,670 back into the City’s...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville drops Thanksgiving Tournament game against Dora 54-49

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament resumed at Lane Horton Gymnasium Tuesday and to get the day started, Vinemont knocked off Ardmore and Cold Springs took care of business against Falkville. To close out the night, Dora was able to edge Hanceville...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville tips off Thanksgiving Tournament with 67-34 win over Ardmore

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament tipped off Monday and after Vinemont and Cold Springs lost their games to Mortimer Jordan and Dora, the Hanceville Bulldogs closed out the night with a 67-34 win over Ardmore. Hanceville 67 - Ardmore 34 (Varsity Boys) Eli...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Hanceville tops Cold Springs 62-43, Lady Eagles pull away to win 64-26

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Eagles of Cold Springs traveled to Hanceville’s Lane Horton Gymnasium for a pair of varsity matchups with the Bulldogs Tuesday night. After a tight first half, the Lady Eagles pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs in the second half to...

    Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail thanks community for prayers and positivity

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – While Thursday’s Hanceville City Council meeting was short and sweet, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail utilized a packed council chamber to make a brief statement of gratitude to those in attendance and in the community of Hanceville at large concerning the support...

    Watwood named new principal of Hanceville Middle School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County School Board at its Nov. 9, 2023, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette's recommendation to hire Elizabeth Watwood as the next principal of Hanceville Middle School. Watwood replaces Dr. Kellie Tanner, who was recently named the school improvement/EL...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Hanceville finishes season with 41-26 win at East Lawrence

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    TRINITY, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs capped off the 2023 season with a road matchup at East Lawrence Friday night and with the help of some turnovers on defense and several explosive plays from the offense, the Bulldogs were able to cap the year...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Hanceville falls at Fultondale 43-14

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    FULTONDALE, Ala. – Hanceville made the trip to Fultondale for a regional matchup against the Wildcats Thursday night and the score was knotted at 6 early in the second quarter but unfortunately for the traveling Bulldogs, the Wildcats dominated the rest of the way...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles capture 20th, 18th consecutive county championships

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Cross Country Championships were hosted at Fairview’s Randall Shedd Community Park Thursday and both the Cold Springs Eagles and Lady Eagles put on dominant performances to add to their growing list of county titles. The Eagles topped...

    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...

    Hanceville Public Library hosts monthly homeschool Art Club

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - “It looks like an onion with legs!” “It’s a Walmart bag, bro!” Exclamations and chatter fill the usual stillness of the Hanceville Public Library. It is Oct. 11, the second Wednesday of the month, and that means it’s time for Art...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Hanceville drops regional game with Etowah 49-14

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs were back home at Ray Talley Stadium Friday night to host a regional matchup against Etowah and unfortunately for the home crowd, the Blue Devils were in control of this one from start to finish and they defeated...

    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: Raiders blank Hanceville on the road 28-0

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – There was a great crowd on hand at Ray Talley Stadium in Hanceville to watch the hometown Bulldogs face off against the Good Hope Raiders in not only a huge county game, but a huge region game as well. Unfortunately for...

    COUNTY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Holly Pond, Good Hope, West Point advance on day 1

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Volleyball Tournament tipped off at Hanceville’s Lane Horton Gymnasium Monday night and after day one, the semifinals are now set. On the varsity side of the court, Holly Pond, Good Hope and West Point swept Vinemont, Cold...

    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: Hanceville handles Lawrence County for homecoming 32-17

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs welcomed the Red Devils of Lawrence County to Ray Talley Stadium to cap off their homecoming week Friday night and the Bulldogs celebrated with a 32-17 win over the Red Devils. Hanceville received the opening kick-off and went three...

    Hanceville City Council approves 2024 budget

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council held its final September meeting at Hanceville City Hall and after a lengthy review of the city’s proposed budget at its last meeting, the council approved the budget for the 2024 fiscal year Thursday night. The final...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: No. 3 Good Hope sweeps Hanceville, Decatur Heritage

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The third-ranked Good Hope Lady Raiders faced off against Hanceville and Decatur Heritage at home in a tri-match Tuesday night and Good Hope ended up sweeping the Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Eagles, respectively. Good Hope 3 - Hanceville 0 (First Match) The...

    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: Bulldogs fall at No. 2 Cherokee County 55-0

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    CENTRE, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs hit the road for a regional battle at Cherokee County Friday night and unfortunately for Bulldog fans, the Warriors were in control of this one from start to finish, defeating Hanceville 55-0. Cherokee County scored on its opening possession...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Hand it to God’: Hanceville’s Haylee Nethery excited for cheer season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville junior cheerleader Haylee Nethery had an amazing experience in her first year cheering with the Bulldogs varsity squad last year and has learned so much from the experience so far. "So far, it has been a very amazing experience. I have...

    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: Hanceville earns 32-6 region win over Ashville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville was back home at Ray Talley Stadium for another big regional matchup Friday night and the Bulldogs of Hanceville proved to be too much for the Bulldogs of Ashville, collecting a 32-6 region win at home. Ashville led Hanceville 6-0 at...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Good Hope sweeps region opener at Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The third-ranked Good Hope Lady Raiders made the short trip over to Lane Horton Gymnasium to take on the Hanceville Lady Bulldogs in the region opener for both teams. Good Hope ended up sweeping Hanceville in three straight sets. Good Hope 25...

    PREP FOOTBALL: Hanceville drops region opener at No. 8 Oneonta 43-24

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    ONEONTA, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs hit the road Friday night to open up region play at Oneonta but unfortunately, after taking an early lead, the Bulldogs couldn’t keep pace with the Redskins for four quarters and they ended up falling to Oneonta 43-24. Hanceville...

    PREP CHEER: ‘We are more like sisters now’: Hanceville’s Josie Radcliff ready for cheer season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville junior varsity cheerleader Josie Radcliff has had a great experience during her time on the varsity Bulldogs cheer squad so far and feels blessed that she gets to cheer alongside some great teammates. "I've had a great experience each year. Our...

    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 FOOTBALL: Hanceville topples West Point on the road 29-15

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Hanceville made the trip over to West Point for a huge county matchup with the Warriors and big games from J.T. Davis and Marquies Leeth along with a strong defensive effort, led the way for the Bulldogs in a huge...

    PREP CHEER: ‘It is all in God’s hands’: Hanceville’s Kerrigon Moore excited for cheer season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – In this interview, I spoke to Hanceville freshman cheerleader Kerrigon Moore and she has had an amazing experience during her first year on varsity so far and is having fun cheering with a great group of teammates. "It has been really fun,...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: Cullman Christian earns road win over Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville hosted a tri-match with Cullman Christian and Dora Thursday night and the Lady Lions returned home with a 2-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs. Hanceville and Cullman Christian each played a second match against Dora and fell 2-1 and 2-0,...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Have a positive attitude’: Hanceville’s Millie Brown excited for upcoming cheer season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville freshman cheerleader Millie Brown hasn't been on varsity long, but she has already accomplished so much, and she has definitely enjoyed the experience with her teammates so far. "It has been a lot of work, but fun at the same time....

    PREP FOOTBALL: Hanceville falls to Brewer in season opener 23-7

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs kicked off the 2023 season at Ray Talley Stadium against the Brewer Patriots Friday night and a couple of late touchdowns from the Patriots was the difference in the game and the Bulldogs dropped their season opener to...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘Enjoy every moment’: Hanceville’s Makenzie Twilley recaps sophomore season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The Hanceville Lady Bulldogs volleyball team improved quite a bit last season and upcoming junior Makenzie Twilley talked about that experience, plus what it was like to play alongside some great teammates. "I feel like we definitely improved from the years before....

    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...

    HPD set to host Kids’ Night Out in September

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Police Department (HPD) is set to host Kids’ Night Out, an outreach event designed to familiarize the youngest members of our community with law enforcement and other local heroes on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from 6-9 p.m. at C.W....

    Hanceville Elementary School cuts ribbon on new cafeteria, classrooms

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Hanceville Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon debuted the new addition to its building that includes a new cafeteria and 15 new classrooms. Ground was broken in November 2021.   Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette stated, “We're really excited to be able...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘The good Lord put this opportunity and this phenomenal group of girls in my life’: Morgan Hammock named Hanceville head volleyball coach

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville has a new head coach taking the reins of the varsity volleyball program. Morgan Hammock is replacing Candice Grochowalski, who will be coaching the JV team and she shared her excitement about the job opening and what all she learned...

    Hanceville City Council discusses possible RV park

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Council members excitedly discussed the possibility of an RV park located behind the CVS Pharmacy at 303 Main St NE in Hanceville at its July 27 meeting. “We’d still have to figure out the particulars,” said Mayor Kenneth Nail, theorizing that...

    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...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘I am so blessed that God gave me the chance to play with these girls’: Hanceville’s Mattie Keith talks eighth grade season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville eighth grader Mattie Keith split time between middle school and varsity last season and she shared some of what she learned from the experience, plus what it was like playing with a great group of teammates. "Middle school helped me learn...

    HPD chief presents 1-year plan, seeks community input

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Police Chief Joshua Howell was sworn in on April 13, 2023. At the June 22, 2023, Hanceville City Council meeting, he presented a one-year plan for the department. The plan outlines key strategies to improve community relations, be proactive about...

    Bulls and broncs: ‘It’s a unique and fun event’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The second annual Hanceville Rodeo was held Saturday at CW Day Park. “We are happy with how the second annual rodeo turned out, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many people. I’m grateful to everyone who contributed to the event's...

    ‘Treat others the way you would like to be treated’: Hanceville’s Josey Freeman returning to teach at Hanceville Elementary

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – One of Hanceville High School’s 2020 graduates is returning home this fall to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. Hanceville's Josey Freeman is joining the faculty at Hanceville Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher. Josey talked about how she...

    ‘Be a role model for the children in my community’: Hanceville’s Abby Sharp reflects on high school career

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Hanceville senior Abby Sharp, and she discussed some of the many memories she made being part of several teams and clubs during her years as a Bulldog. "I was in Diamond Dolls, the Leo Club, FFCLA,...

    Crispy, ooey-gooey grilled cheese goodness

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The morning sun was bright, live jam band tunes were pumping and the air held a distinct aroma of crispy, ooey-gooey grilled cheese in Hanceville on Saturday, May 27 when hordes of grilled cheese connoisseurs gathered downtown for the third annual...

    Bulls & Broncs coming to Hanceville June 10

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –The Hanceville Rodeo is back, set for Saturday, June 10, 2023, with gates opening at 5 p.m. and all the action beginning at 7. This year's rodeo will be bigger than ever before, with bigger names in bull riding and the lively addition...

    Tiny houses coming to Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It was a victorious day in Hanceville for community members into the "tiny house" way of life, as the Hanceville City Council on Thursday voted to approve Ordinance no. 653. Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Sawyer motioned to adopt the zoning ordinance, which was...

    31 Hanceville High students inducted into National Honor Society

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Thirty-one Hanceville High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society in a ceremony held Sunday, May 7, at the Hanceville First Baptist Church. The National Honor Society is one of the oldest and largest national organizations for high school students....

    3rd annual Grilled Cheese Festival coming to Hanceville May 27

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – You'd be hard-pressed to find a more classic, comforting sandwich than a grilled cheese. Whether a simple white bread and American single combo has your heart or you're more into "designer" grilled cheeses with sourdough and sharp cheddar, there will be...

    STATE TRACK MEET: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles capture 2A State Championships; locals shine in Cullman, Gulf Shores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another state track meet is in the books and this year the Cold Springs Eagles and Lady Eagles are your Class 2A state champions. The Eagles outpaced Sand Rock by 45 points to claim their state title and the Lady Eagles...

    ALL-COUNTY BASEBALL: Cold Springs’ Bartlett named MVP; Freeman, West, Sutter, Voce earn top honors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Another baseball season is in the books in Cullman County and that means there are plenty of postseason honors to be awarded. The county’s seven head coaches voted on this year’s awards and All-County teams and have selected Cold Springs’ standout...

    AREA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: Lady Bearcats advance to Area Championship game with 13-1 win over Pinson Valley; Tuesday scoring recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Lady Bearcats returned home to host this year’s 6A, Area 13 Tournament Tuesday night and after dropping their first game with Mortimer Jordan, the ‘Cats bounced back to win their next matchup against Pinson Valley to advance to Thursday’s...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Area tournaments slated for this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Softball’s postseason will get underway for our local teams this week and it starts with several area tournament matchups Monday and Tuesday. The Cullman Lady Bearcats will be hosting their respective area tournament and everyone else will be on the road....

    PREP BASEBALL: State playoffs set to begin this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The postseason has arrived, and five local teams are preparing to compete in this year’s playoff field. Addison, Hanceville and Cullman will be getting round one started on the road Friday night and the Arabian Knights and the Cold Springs Eagles...

    COUNTY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope, Fairview, Cold Springs advance on day 1

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    BREMEN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Baseball Tournament officially began Saturday afternoon at Cold Springs High School and day one was packed with exciting action. Good Hope came from behind late to top Hanceville 8-7 in game one, Fairview handled the Holly Pond...

    PREP TRACK & FIELD: Good Hope, Cold Springs collect county championships

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    BREMEN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Track & Field Championship was hosted at Cold Springs High School Monday and two new county champions were crowned. The Cold Springs Eagles reclaimed the top prize in the boys’ division and on the girls’ side, the...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘Keep going forward’: Hanceville’s Noah Jones talks junior season

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The Hanceville Bulldogs are coming off another special season. They finished 21-7, collected their first county title since 2016 and made a trip to the Sweet 16. Junior Noah Jones talked about that season, what he learned, and what it was...

    COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Warriors advance to title game, day 1 scoring recap

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Softball Tournament officially got underway at the Vinemont Sports Complex Monday night and day one was packed with action. The defending champion West Point Lady Warriors played their way back to Tuesday’s county championship game with wins...

    PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville tops Vinemont, Falkville at home

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Hanceville hosted Vinemont and Falkville Thursday afternoon and the Bulldogs collected wins over both the Eagles and the Blue Devils. A big fourth inning by the Bulldogs helped them pull ahead of Vinemont on the way to a 7-6 win and both local...