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    Duck River Reservoir reopens to boat fishing; careful outdoor recreation still a safe option

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA) announced Wednesday that the Duck River Reservoir will reopen to boat fishing Thursday, March 26. In a message, CEDA Director Dale Greer wrote: The main boat ramp on the East Side of the Reservoir at the dam and the launch...

    Stony Lonesome OHV cancels Saturday’s scheduled night ride

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- The Night Ride scheduled at Stony Lonesome OHV Park for Saturday March 28 has been canceled. Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport said Wednesday afternoon, “We called it off. We are going to cancel it.” The delay in the cancelation had caused...

    Bassmaster Elite Series event at Lake Eufaula postponed

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials announced they will postpone the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Ala., originally scheduled to be held April 2-5, in keeping with the advice of both medical professionals and federal officials to limit gatherings to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. Anglers,...

    NWTF Donates Almost $168,000 for Wildlife Management

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    The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently allocated $167,685 in Hunting Heritage Super Funds for wild turkey projects in Alabama. Of that total, $76,770 was donated to the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)...

    15 boats hit Smith Lake for 2nd annual Hannah Bates Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Despite some cloudy and wet conditions on Smith Lake Saturday morning, 15 boats hit the water for the 2nd annual Hannah Bates Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament, topping last year’s total of 13. All proceeds from the tournament go toward the Hannah Bates Memorial Scholarship at...

    2nd annual Hannah Bates Memorial Fishing Tournament coming up Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Hannah Bates Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled to get underway this Saturday, Oct. 26 and it generates proceeds for a great cause while also honoring the memory of a beloved friend and family member within the community. Bates, 21,...

    Cullman native Kane Ward wins WWA National Championship

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    MONROE, Wash. – The 2019 Nautique World Wake Association (WWA) Wakeboard National Championships are in the books and this year, there was some local flavor in the field. Cullman native Kane Ward, 8, placed first in the 9 & Under Jr. Boys Division after...

    Cullman 4-H Shotgun Team collects medals at state tournament

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    CHILDERSBURG - Cullman's 4-H shotgun team competed in the state tournament in Childersburg in April and several members posted very impressive results. Hayden Faulk, one of the coaches of the team, was impressed at the state tournament and happy with how his team performed this season. "They did great...

    Arizona’s Dean Rojas wins MLF Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 event on Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The world’s 80 best anglers spent the past week competing on Smith Lake in Major League Fishing’s (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage Five event but by Sunday morning only 10 were left in the field. After reeling in 30 bass for a Sunday weight...

    Wiggins, Matt and Jordan Lee eliminated after Saturday’s Knockout Round

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After waiting through a rain delay early Saturday morning, 40 anglers hit Smith Lake for the knockout round of Major League Fishing’s (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage Five event but only 10 can advance to Sunday. Unfortunately for local pros Jesse Wiggins, Jordan Lee and...

    Cullman’s Jordan, Matt Lee advance past elimination round into Saturday field

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – He spent a lot of the day on the water close to the cut line on Thursday but Cullman’s Jordan Lee made a late push to finish 14th and secure a spot in the field on Saturday with his brother Matt...

    MLF Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 on Smith Lake officially underway

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Stage Five of the 2019 Major League Fishing Bass Tour officially kicked off early Tuesday morning and Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs threw out the first cast from the boat of Cullman native and pro angler Matt Lee. The tournament will be accompanied by a “festival-style...

    Local anglers Wiggins, Arnold finish strong at Basspro.com Central Open at Smith Lake

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    JASPER, Ala. – The 2019 Basspro.com Central Open at Smith Lake came to a close Saturday and a pair of Cullman natives were in the mix on the final day. Jordan Wiggins finished in third place with a total weight of 41-3 and Tim Arnold hauled in...

    Whitwell High School Claims Bassmaster High School Southern Open Title On Lake Guntersville

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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — For a while, it looked like a statistical tiebreaker would be necessary to decide the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Southern Open presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Guntersville.   But as the weigh-in was winding down, Westin...

    BASSMASTER COLLEGE SERIES: Grand Valley State Duo Wins Bassmaster College Series Event On Alabama’s Smith Lake

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    Lucas Murphy and Mitchell Gunn of Grand Valley State University win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Smith Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops out of  Cullman, Ala., with a three-day total of 52 pounds, 7 ounces. (Photo by Chris Mitchell/B.A.S.S.) CULLMAN, Ala. — When...

    2019 BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Cullman native Jesse Wiggins finishes 3rd at Bassmaster Classic

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    Jesse Wiggins sitting on the hot seat as the leader during Sunday's weigh-in at the Bassmaster Classic. (Photo courtesy of Josh Griffin) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After a slow Friday on the Tennessee River where he hauled in just 10 lbs., 11 oz., Cullman native Jesse...

    Alabama Flyboard brings unique experience to Cullman

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    Flyboarding allows riders to “fly” vertically, 10 feet above the surface of the water. / All photos courtesy of JWB Photography CULLMAN - Thanks to the entrepreneurship of Blake Harper, visitors to Smith Lake can now experience the thrill of flyboarding. Previously available primarily in tourist...

    Smith Lake WakeBattle this Saturday

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    CULLMAN - Looking for something adventurous to do this weekend? Check out the Smith Lake WakeBattle this Saturday. The event is sponsored by Russell Marine, Wake Factory, Hyperlite Wakeboards and Nautique and boasts on its Facebook event page, “Come join us for WakeBattle in...

    Close finish for 3rd annual Smith Lake Park Bass Fest

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    Photo: Bruce Holcombe and Gary Holcombe came out on top with 16.98 pounds. TRIMBLE - After three years in operation, the Smith Lake Park Bass Fest has established consistency in participants with over 200 boats taking to the lake Saturday morning, despite fog in...

    70 anglers hit Smith Lake for 3rd annual Fishing for a Cure 4ALS Tournament Saturday

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    TRIMBLE - Thirty-five boats took to Smith Lake Saturday for the third annual Fishing for a Cure 4ALS Tournament. Conditions at sunrise were cloudy, then turned into sunshine with the temperature hitting the low 90s by the time the event ended at 2 p.m. The...

    AGA Women’s Stroke Play Tournament brings 49 to Terri Pines

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    CULLMAN - Forty-nine golfers across the state have spent three consecutive days facing humid conditions in the 26th Annual Alabama Golf Association Women's Stroke Play Tournament at Terri Pines Country Club. Twenty-nine were involved in the championship flight. When it came to a close at...

    EvaBank Midnight Run 2016 set to take off Aug. 19

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    Photo: Runners enjoying last year’s Midnight Run CULLMAN - Get ready to get your glow on at the 2016 EvaBank Midnight Run on Friday, Aug. 19 at 11:59 p.m. The race will start at the Cullman Civic Center and follow a course through the streets...

    Run, Walk, Dance and Glow!

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    This is a great 5K, both for the local runner and for families looking to have a fun, healthy, happy time.” Lauren Estes   CULLMAN – Sportsman Lake Park’s Rock & Glow 5K will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7-11 p.m. The event will not...

    Profiles in Faith: Devin Wyman

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    CULLMAN - Devin Wyman is not your typical former football player. Yes, he played at a high level in college. Yes, he made it to the NFL. Yes, he played with one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever take the field (Tom Brady) when...

    Alabama 4-H Mud Run slated for Saturday, Aug. 13

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    CULLMAN - Next month, the Cullman County office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama 4-H Club will be hosting the 4-H Mud Run at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Bremen. The mud run, which the 4-H organization hopes will become an...

    Gettin’ down and dirty at Stony Lonesome’s 4th Annual Dirt Therapy Day

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    BREMEN - Stony Lonesome OHV Park held its annual Dirt Therapy Day on Saturday, a day “totally devoted to having fun in the mud!”           The day, which is one of several annual events at the park, gave participants a chance to compete in various semi-organized...

    Second Annual Mud Run a dirty good time

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    BREMEN - On Saturday more than 400 people participated in the Second Annual Mud Run at the Stony Lonesome OHV Park. The event’s second year brought about changes and improvements that Park Manager Tyler Lindsey says made the event much better.               “We learned a lot from...

    Good Hope takes second straight Cullman Alabama High School Bass Fishing Classic title

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    TRIMBLE -  After claiming the inaugural Cullman Alabama High School Bass Fishing Classic title last year, the Good Hope Raiders had a solid game plan to make sure the team trophy remained on campus for another 365 days. The Raiders did just that on Saturday...

    Join Local Cyclist Charles Coggins as He Reaches 100,000 Miles!

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    reposting from March 26 CULLMAN - On Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m., local cyclist Charles Coggins is asking that the community join him in a ride around the trail which encircles the water at Sportsman Lake Park. “We’re meeting at pavilion 10,” said friend of...

    Color Me Cullman Takes Over Sportsman Lake Park Saturday

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    Well I am excited that God has given me the ability to be doing my first 5K EVER! I am 50 pounds lighter than I was at Christmas. It's been 15 weeks and I am not turning back!” Stephanie Usher   CULLMAN – On Saturday, April 9, Sportsman...

    Rough and Tumble Stony Lonesome- Can You Handle It?

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    Photo shows Park Manager Tyler Lindsey offering advice to a driver on how to make it up Donkey Punch. BREMEN - “It’s like a roller coaster with a steering wheel,” laughed Tyler Lindsey, manager of Stony Lonesome OHV Park, as he drove through one of...

    The Southern Rock Racing Series Invades Stony Lonesome

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    BREMEN - It was wet, muddy and dreary but that did not stop a plethora of racers and droves of fans from flocking to Stony Lonesome OHV Park Friday afternoon for the first race in the 2016 Southern Regional Series. “This is the biggest and...

    Southern Rock Racing Series at Stony Lonesome March 11-12

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    CULLMAN - On Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, the first race in the Southern Rock Racing Series will be held at Cullman’s Stony Lonesome OHV Park. The SRRS will hold its event at Stony Lonesome for the first time, in what will be called...

    Alabama WFF’s Community Archery Strategy in Action

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    CULLMAN - Through a local grant from the Heritage Archery Club, a Cullman chapter of the Bowhunters of Alabama, National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) archery equipment was awarded to four area schools. This was a result of the local club working together...

    A Three-peat takes place for The Holly Pond Lady Broncos

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    HANCEVILLE – Never before had the Holly Pond Lady Broncos captured three consecutive Cullman County High School basketball championships. That became reality Saturday night thanks to a 14-7 rally in the fourth quarter with the Lady Broncos getting past Cold Springs 46-42 at Wallace State's...

    Help Protect Wildlife in Your Own Backyard

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    (StatePoint) There’s nothing like spending time outdoors in the woods. With some simple steps, you can make your woodlands a paradise for flora and fauna by creating a space for wildlife to thrive.   “As most of America’s forests are owned privately, landowners play a key...

    Cullman’s Secret Wilderness

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    Hiking at Hurricane Creek Park   VINEMONT – From stress relief and exercise to beauty, hiking offers a world of benefits. Cullman’s own Hurricane Creek Park offers a natural way to stay in shape and soak in the beauty. As nature’s workout, hiking is the best...

    Paddle at the Rock Benefit Raises Funds for the Bell Center in Birmingham

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    SMITH LAKE – On a hot summer day, there is no better place to be than Smith Lake, and on Saturday, there was a great event held to embody that notion called Paddle at the Rock. The water, people and events all added up...

    Fishing For a Cure: Upcoming Bass Tournament Raises Money for ALS

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    CULLMAN – Every year, thousands of people in the United States are battling a terrible illness. It strikes without mercy and it affects entire families. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neuromuscular disease that has an average life expectancy of...

    DIY: Wasp Trap

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    While many bugs serve an important role in things such as pollination and population control of other insects, some of these pests can create problems when we want to relax in our garden or in our backyard. Wasps are definitely unwanted guests around almost...

    Cullman Disc Club Knows Where You Should Be on Sundays at 2 p.m.

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    Local Club to Host Tournament for Popular Sport Disc Golf   Disc Golf is a sport rapidly growing in popularity and with the weather finally warming up, there’s no better time to play. And thanks to the Cullman Disc Club, there’s no better place to play...

    Bentley awards grant to add lighting to Stony Lonesome Park

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    MONTGOMERY— Ross Harrison and his family have enjoyed riding the trails of Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Cullman County. But Harrison expressed a concern that park officials said was common among visitors: a lack of safety lighting in the parking lot after dark. In...

    Hunting accident takes the life of 34-year-old Cullman resident

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    CRANE HILL – A hunting accident Sunday afternoon on a secluded plot of land near Smith Lake, located on County Road 202, has taken the life of 34-year-old Thomas Aaron Tucker Jr.   CCSO Chief Deputy Max Bartlett said the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m.,...

    Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Dinner Puts Cullman on the Map

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    CULLMAN - Recently, Cullman’s Top of the Town played host to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Dinner and toasted to the fact that Cullman is the designated spot where the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame and a new adjacent civic center complex will...