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    PREP BASKETBALL: Meek falls to No. 3 Belgreen at NW Regional 54-34

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After claiming an area championship and toppling Waterloo in the Sub-Regional round, Meek’s postseason run continued at the 1A Northwest Regional at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Wednesday. The Lady Tigers matched up with No. 3 Belgreen in the Sweet 16...

    Bo Jackson announces date for 2024 Bo Bikes Bama

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Bo Jackson announced the date of the 13th annual Bo Bikes Bama to be held on the 13th anniversary of the 2011 tornadoes – Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Auburn. Bo Bikes Bama raises money for disaster recovery and preparedness in...

    ESPN College GameDay visits The Plains for third straight season

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    BRISTOL, Conn. – For the fourth time in program history and third-straight season, ESPN's College GameDay covered by State Farm is coming to The Plains on Saturday, Feb. 17. The two-hour show, hosted by Rece Davis, along with analysts Jay Bilas, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and...

    Vontrell King-Williams named defensive tackles coach at Auburn

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Vontrell King-Williams has been named defensive tackles coach at Auburn, head coach Hugh Freeze announced Friday. King-Williams served as a defensive line analyst for Auburn this past season and previously worked on Freeze's staff at Liberty. The completion of Auburn's defensive staff also includes various position...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Addison falls to Shoals Christian in Sub-Regional 84-59

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    ADDISON, Ala. – Addison hosted the Shoals Christian Flame for the right to advance to the Northwest Regional Saturday night and the game did not go as planned as the Flame came out and roasted the Bulldogs on their own floor 84-59. Shoals Christian came out...

    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....

    ‘Always locked in’ to Auburn, Derrick Brown sets NFL record

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    AUBURN, Ala. – After tying the Carolina Panthers’ record for most tackles by a defensive lineman last season with 67, Derrick Brown entered the 2023 season with the goal of breaking it. Brown, as he’s done consistently since arriving at Auburn in 2016, exceeded even his...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs handles Isabella 72-30 to advance to Sweet 16

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    BREMEN, Ala. – After capturing the 2A, Area 11 championship Monday, the Cold Springs Lady Eagles returned to the court Friday night for a Sub-Regional game against the Isabella Lady Mustangs. Cold Springs jumped out to a big lead in the opening period and never let Isabella...

    PREP BASKETBALL: West Point advances to NW Regional with 59-47 win over Wenonah

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – After winning their area tournament earlier this week, the West Point Lady Warriors were back home Friday night to host a Sub-Regional matchup against Wenonah. The Lady Warriors went into the locker room with a 21-point lead at halftime and...

    WSCC: Broadway Night set for Feb. 15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Students in Wallace State Community College's Fine and Performing Arts programs are gearing up for the annual Broadway Night, scheduled on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The upcoming...

    WSCC: Nursing offering evening classes starting fall 2024

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College will begin offering evening nursing courses this fall to provide a more flexible option for students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. The evening program will follow the same pathway as traditional daytime classes, with students...

    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: Vinemont falls to Susan Moore 56-51 in OT

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles hosted the Susan Moore Bulldogs in this year’s Class 3A, Area 13 championship game Tuesday night and four quarters weren’t enough to decide this one. However, overtime was dominated by Susan Moore and the Bulldogs toppled the Eagles 56-51 to...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders earn area title with 60-55 win over Priceville, Raiders fall to West Morgan 63-59

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Both of Good Hope’s varsity squads were back home Tuesday night to host a pair of area championship games and the Lady Raiders fended off a late run from Priceville to claim this year’s 4A, Area 13 title. Good Hope...

    Christian Hart Memorial Cornhole Tournament raises more than $2.8K

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The steady thumping of bags echoed through the doorway of the Vinemont Elementary School gym as amateurs and professionals alike competed to raise funds for the Christian Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund at the third annual Christian Hart Memorial Cornhole Tournament Saturday,...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 4 Cold Springs captures area title with 58-49 win over No. 3 Locust Fork

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    BREMEN, Ala. – After defeating Cleveland in the opening round of the 2A, Area 11 Tournament Friday night, Cold Springs was back on the court Monday night to battle Locust Fork for the area championship. The Lady Eagles went into the locker room leading 33-22 at halftime but...

    Auburn’s Johni Broome garners SEC Player of the Week honors

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time of his career, Auburn junior center/forward Johni Broome (Plant City, Fla.) garnered SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors on Monday. The preseason All-SEC First Team and John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award candidate averaged 15.5 points,...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘Grow together’: Fairview’s Brooklynn Merriman recaps freshman season

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- The Fairview Lady Aggies' JV team just completed their season earlier this month, and freshman Brooklynn Merriman talked about what she learned throughout the year and what it was like playing with a great group of teammates and coaches. "It was not...

    ‘Butterfly in the Sky’ shares beginnings of ‘Reading Rainbow’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The next film in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films to be shown at Wallace State Community College may bring back a lot of memories for children of the 80s and 90s. “Butterfly in the Sky” is a documentary about...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Vinemont advances to area finals with 51-33 win over Brindlee Mountain

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles are hosting their area tournament for the first time in 15 years they and tipped things off with a win over Brindlee Mountain Saturday night. It was a close game through three quarters, but a big fourth quarter was...

    PREP BASKETBALL: West Point downs Brewer 73-43 to advance to area finals

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The Lady Warriors were back home Saturday night to tip off this year’s 5A, Area 15 Tournament and they punched their ticket to Tuesday’s area championship game with a 73-43 win over Brewer. West Point went into the locker room...

    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...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs advances to area finals with 71-34 win over Cleveland

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The Cold Springs Lady Eagles tipped off their postseason run at home Friday night in the opening round of the 2A, Area 11 Tournament. Cold Springs fell behind Cleveland early in the first quarter but dominated the second and the third...

    91 Short Track hosting inaugural Icebreaker Race to welcome 2024 season  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, 91 Short Track in Hanceville will be kicking off its inaugural season with its first-ever Icebreaker Race.   91 Short Track is a dirt short track expressly for go-kart racing. Owner Justin Morgan broke ground on the backyard track in...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘Put 110% effort in all things I do, on and off the court’: Fairview’s Tara Evans recaps sophomore season

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- Fairview volleyball player Tara Evans finished her sophomore season last year and the Lady Aggies finished runner-up in the county tournament. Tara talked about that season, what she learned, and what the experience has been like for her so far. She...

    Auburn legend, College Football Hall of Famer Terry Beasley passes away

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Terry Beasley, a prolific pass catcher whose Auburn receiving records have lasted more than a half century, has passed away at the age of 73. An All-American in 1970 and 1971, Beasley caught 141 career passes for 2,507 yards and 29 receiving touchdowns from...

    PREP SOCCER: Warriors kick off season with 10-0 win over Danville, Lady Warriors tie 4-4

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – West Point kicked off its soccer season at home against Danville Thursday night and the Warriors got things started with a 10-0 win over the Hawks. Josh Shannon (two assists) and Jacob Bencze (one assist) led the way for West...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders pull away to defeat Addison 88-65

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After cutting down the nets in Tom Drake Coliseum Saturday night, Good Hope was back at Wallace State Wednesday night for its final regular season matchup of the season against the Bulldogs of Addison. The Raiders put together another impressive night...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 2 Good Hope tops No. 1 Lauderdale County 55-46

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After collecting their third straight county championships at Tom Drake Coliseum Saturday night, the Good Hope Lady Raiders returned to Wallace State Wednesday afternoon to take on the Lady Tigers of Lauderdale County. The Lady Raiders entered the game with a...

    Ashton Story of Hanceville part of UA cheer, dance teams that placed at nationals

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama all-girl and co-ed cheerleading teams each placed second at the UCA National Competition held at Walt Disney World in Orlando Jan. 14. The dance team earned a spot in the D1 Jazz finals that same weekend in...

    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....

    PREP SPORTS: ‘We play as a family and as a team’: Fairview’s Kailyn Redding talks track, volleyball

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview freshman Kailyn Redding represents the Aggies in both track & field and volleyball and she’s coming off great seasons in both. Redding talked about what she learned during both seasons and shared some of her favorite experiences. "I felt like I...

    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...

    Good Hope High Scholars Bowl headed to nationals

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope High School Scholars Bowl is headed to Chicago to compete for the national title at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Small School National Championship Tournament in April. To qualify and clinch a spot at the national...

    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...

    PREP VOLLEYBALL: ‘When you work together, nothing can stop you’: Fairview’s Ralie Gaines recaps junior season

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. -- Fairview junior volleyball player Ralie Gaines completed her third season on the JV team and has had a great experience so far. She has learned a couple of important things during that time, and watching the varsity squad play has helped...

    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...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Raiders claim County Championship with 69-55 win over West Point

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope and West Point battled it out in Saturday night’s final County Championship Game and the Raiders put together a dominant second quarter to create some separation and held off the Warriors in the second half to win it 69-55...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope downs West Point 60-39 to win 3rd straight county championship

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – For the third consecutive season, the Good Hope Lady Raiders are Cullman County Champions. Good Hope built a 34-22 lead in the first half and pulled away in the final two periods to earn a 60-39 win over West Point and...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Fairview edges West Point 33-28 to claim back to back county titles

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – West Point and Fairview clashed in Saturday’s second county title game and for the second consecutive season, the Aggies are JV Boys County Champions. Points were hard to come by for both squads but a three-pointer from Zayden Cruce with 35...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: JV Lady Raiders capture county title with 43-32 win over Cold Springs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – We tipped off Championship Saturday the Cullman County Tournament with the JV Girls finals between Good Hope and Cold Springs and the Lady Raiders led on the scoreboard from start to finish, defeating the Lady Eagles 43-32 and capturing the county...

    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: West Point advances to county finals with 51-44 win over Holly Pond

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Holly Pond and West Point met in Friday night’s final county tournament game with a spot in Saturday’s championship game on the line and the Warriors fended off an explosive performance from Broncos guard Kollin Brown to secure a 51-44 win...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Raiders pull away to top Fairview 58-42, advance to county finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The top-seeded Good Hope Raiders faced off against Fairview in Friday night’s first varsity boys’ semifinal and after a tight first half, the Raiders outscored the Aggies 20-9 in the third quarter to begin pulling away and went on to defeat...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point topples Good Hope 49-44, advances to JV Boys finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – West Point clashed with Good Hope in Friday night’s second JV Boys semifinal game at the Cullman County Tournament and after building a convincing lead in the first half, the Warriors fended off an aggressive, come from behind push from the...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Fairview advances to JV Boys finals with 47-34 win over Vinemont

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Day four at the Cullman County Tournament tipped off with a JV Boys semifinal matchup between Fairview and Vinemont. The Aggies went into the locker room leading the Eagles 25-12 at halftime and maintained that lead throughout the second half to...

    PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Cold Springs’ Edgeworth named Gatorade Player of the Year

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    CHICAGO (January 26, 2024) — In its 39th year of honoring the nation's most elite high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Ethan Edgeworth of Cold Springs High School is the 2023-24 Gatorade Alabama Boys Cross Country Player of the Year. Edgeworth is the second Gatorade Alabama...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point advances to county finals with 57-38 win over Cold Springs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – We capped off Thursday night’s county tournament action with a semifinal battle between West Point and Cold Springs and the Lady Warriors played solid on both ends of the floor to earn a 57-38 win and a spot in Saturday’s county...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope races past Vinemont 77-56 to advance to county finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Good Hope and Vinemont clashed in the county tournament’s first varsity semifinal game Thursday night and after a back and forth first half, the Lady Raiders outscored Vinemont 22-10 in the third quarter and fended off the Lady Eagles in the...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Good Hope pulls away to top Holly Pond 38-27, advances to JV Girls finals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Good Hope Lady Raiders squared off against the Lady Broncos of Holly Pond in the JV Girls semifinals Thursday night and after three tight quarters, the top-seeded Lady Raiders pulled away from Holly Pond in the final frame to secure...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point advances to semifinals with 68-42 win over Cold Springs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – West Point and Cold Springs clashed in Wednesday night’s final county tournament matchup with a spot in the varsity boys’ semifinals on the line and the Warriors punched their ticket to the next round with a 68-42 win over the Eagles. Cole...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Vinemont takes 41-38 thriller over Holly Pond to advance to semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Holly Pond and Vinemont battled it out in Wednesday night’s first varsity matchup at the county tournament and it came down to the final shot. The Lady Eagles held onto a 26-19 lead after the first half and withstood a big...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Cold Springs edges West Point 41-35 to advance to JV Girls Championship

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s county tournament resumed play at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Wednesday night, and we tipped things off with a JV Girls matchup between West Point and Cold Springs. The Eagles and Warriors were tied up at 22 going into...

    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: West Point earns 56-44 win over Fairview, advances to semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – In our first varsity matchup of the night, West Point and Fairview duked it out for a spot in Thursday night’s semifinals. After a tight first half, West Point fended off an aggressive Lady Aggies team in the second half to...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: West Point routs Holly Pond 58-13 to advance to JV Semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – West Point and Holly Pond met in the opening round of the JV Boys tournament Tuesday night and the Warriors dominated from start to finish. West Point took a commanding, 32-8 lead into the locker room at halftime and continued to...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Broncos top Fairview 58-32, advance to JV semifinals

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – This year’s Cullman County Tournament got back underway at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Tuesday night, and we tipped things off with a JV Girls matchup between Holly Pond and Fairview. The Lady Broncos put pressure on Fairview on the defensive...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Fairview punches ticket to semifinals with 64-44 win over Vinemont

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Fairview Aggies and Vinemont Eagles battled it out in Monday night’s final county tournament matchup and after building a 32-18 lead in the first half, the Aggies continued pulling away in the second half to earn a 64-44 win over...

    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...

    COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Vinemont advances to JV Semifinals with 50-31 win over Cold Springs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – After icy weather delayed the start of this year’s event, the Cullman County Basketball Tournament finally got underway at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Monday night. We tipped things off with a JV Boys matchup between Vinemont and Cold Springs. After...

    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...

    Alabama’s Nick Dunlap wins PGA Tour Event, The American Express

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    LA QUINTA, Calif. – University of Alabama sophomore men's golfer Nick Dunlap became the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since 1991 when he claimed The American Express on Sunday evening. Dunlap won the event by one stroke over Christiaan Bezuidenhout, finishing the 72-hole tournament...

    Wallace State hosts VEX IQ robotics competitions

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, Jan. 13, Wallace State Community College welcomed 46 teams to campus for VEX IQ robotics competitions for elementary and middle school students. Competitions were held in the Wellness Center practice gym, with hundreds of participants and spectators in attendance.  “We have...

    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: ‘You have to work hard for what you want to accomplish’: Good Hope’s Macey Denton recaps junior season

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -- The Good Hope Lady Raiders had an amazing 2023 volleyball season. They took home the county title, an area championship and qualified for the Super Regionals in Huntsville where they swept White Plains before falling to Deshler in the second...

    PREP BASKETBALL: ‘It wasn’t just a team; it was a family’: Cold Springs’ Hagen Ellis recaps 7th grade season

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- The Cold Springs Lady Eagles completed their middle school basketball season not too long ago and finished second in this year’s county tournament. Seventh grader Hagen Ellis had an amazing experience this season and despite not winning the county title, she's...

    Auburn names Derrick Nix Offensive Coordinator, Kent Austin Quarterbacks Coach

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    Auburn, Alabama—Derrick Nix has been named offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Auburn, head coach Hugh Freeze announced Wednesday. A native of Attalla, Alabama, Nix has spent the previous 16 years at Ole Miss, 12 as running backs coach and the last four as...

    Scholarship audition dates set by Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students who love to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, or even work behind the scenes may attend upcoming auditions at Wallace State Community College to earn scholarship money for their education.     The college’s Fine and Performing Arts programs will host scholarship...

    Education notes

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    Kendall Rooks awarded degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Christine Beaudry DAVENPORT, Iowa -  Kendall Rooks of South Vinemont graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida Campus in Port Orange, Florida on Dec. 15, 2023. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first...

    More than 800 earn places on WSCC President’s, Dean’s Lists

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College congratulates 837 outstanding students who were named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for...

    PREP BASKETBALL: West Point collects area wins over Brewer

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- After traveling to Lawrence County earlier this week, the West Point Warriors returned home Saturday afternoon to take on the Brewer Patriots in a pair of area games and both Warrior squads collected area wins. The Lady Warriors broke open a close...

    Vinemont council proclaims January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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    VINEMONT, ALA- At its monthly meeting Jan. 9, the Vinemont Town Council  proclaimed January Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The council also discussed several upcoming community events as well as acknowledged the first reading of Town Ordinance #0190, which would form and implement a planning...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Vinemont earns 65-48 win over Susan Moore, Lady Eagles fall 69-55

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    VINEMONT, Ala. — Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles of Vinemont were back home Friday night to host a pair of matchups against Susan Moore and they split their varsity battles with the Bulldogs. The Lady Eagles fell to Susan Moore 69-55 but in the...

    Kalen DeBoer named head coach of Alabama Football

    Kalen DeBoer, recipient of six 2023 national Coach of the Year awards, becomes Crimson Tide’s 28th head coach. (Alabama Athletics)
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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Kalen DeBoer, winner of the 2023 Associated Press, AFCA, Eddie Robinson, George Munger, Walter Camp and Home Depot Coach of the Year awards, has been selected as head football coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced...

    Charles Kelly named co-Defensive Coordinator at Auburn

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Charles Kelly, a veteran defensive coach and former Auburn football player, has been named co-defensive coordinator at his alma mater, head coach Hugh Freeze announced Friday. A native of Ozark, Alabama, Kelly played at Auburn from 1986-89 under legendary coach Pat Dye and returned...

    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...

    Vinemont senior lunch to be held Jan. 15

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Listen up, seniors! It’s arguably the best day of the month and it is headed your way. Break out your comfortable pants and dust off the conversation ice-breakers, the Town of South Vinemont is hosting its monthly senior lunch on Jan....

    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...

    WSCC: Alumna Morelia Tinajero advocates for Alabama’s Hispanic community

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Morelia Tinajero has devoted her life to helping immigrants call Alabama home. She works at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) as a Department of Justice accredited immigration case manager and serves as the instructor for both civics and English...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders, Lady Raiders earn area wins over West Morgan

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – After picking up a pair of area wins at East Lawrence last Friday, the Good Hope Raiders returned home Tuesday night to take on the West Morgan Rebels in two more big area games. The Lady Raiders and Raiders each picked up...

    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...

    University of North Alabama wins MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament on Harris Chain of Lakes

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    LEESBURG, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2024) – The University of North Alabama duo of Dylan Nutt and Carter Nutt, both sophomores from Nashville, Tennessee, won the MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI event on the Harris Chain of Lakes with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds,...

    Alabama defeats Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon in SEC Opener

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Alabama men's basketball team began SEC play with a 78-75 win on the road against Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. The Crimson Tide (9-5, 1-0 SEC) were led by Mark Sears scoring a game-high 21 points. Alabama's backcourt excelled on offense as Rylan Griffen (16...

    No. 25 Auburn makes history at Arkansas with 83-51 win in SEC opener

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    FAYTTEVILLE, ARK. – Known as one of the more hostile environments in the SEC, Bud Walton Arena was quiet for most of the day Saturday as No. 25 Auburn throttled Arkansas 83-51 on the road to secure a win in the SEC opener.  Auburn's 32-point win...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Addison Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs collect area wins over Meek

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    ADDISON, Ala. – Addison hosted the Meek Tigers, who just happen to be their closest rivals being just ten miles south of them and the night was good for both the home girls' and boys' teams. The girls came away with a dominant 58-42 win. ...

    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 BASKETBALL: Addison picks up 61-59 win over Falkville, Lady Bulldogs fall 59-38

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    ADDISON, Ala. -- Addison hosted the Falkville men's and women's basketball teams at lovely Allen Stephenson Gymnasium and the hometown Bulldogs came away with a split. Addison's Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Blue Devils in a game closer than the score would indicate...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Vinemont splits varsity matchups with Cold Springs

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    VINEMONT, Ala. -- It was a battle of the Eagles at Vinemont Thursday night as Cold Springs made the trip to take on its county rivals and both teams split the varsity matchups. In the girls' game, it was tight throughout, but some big plays...

    Auburn Made: Week 17 NFL Rundown

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    From a game-winning field goal to a career-long touchdown grab, it was a Christmas weekend to remember for some of Auburn's former players in the NFL. That and more in this week's Auburn Made NFL rundown. BEST OF WEEK 17 Roger McCreary, CB, Tennessee Titans  McCreary continued his...

    PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders race past J.B. Pennington 101-58

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — After spending last week playing several games in Destin, the Good Hope Raiders played a little closer to home Tuesday night, taking on J.B. Pennington at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum. The Raiders got the new year started on a high...

    PREP BASKETBALL: No. 2 Good Hope edges No. 4 Vestavia Hills 48-42

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- After competing at the Hilton Sandestin Invitational over the holiday break, the Good Hope Lady Raiders returned to Cullman County Tuesday to battle fourth-ranked 7A Vestavia Hills at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum. Both teams had to overcome a slow start...

    PREP CHEER: ‘God gave you a purpose’: Cold Springs’ Jaci Baker enjoying sophomore season

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- Cold Springs sophomore cheerleader Jaci Baker is cheering on the varsity squad for the first time and is really enjoying her time with the squad. She's so happy to be cheering alongside some great teammates and has learned a lot from...

    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...

    PREP CHEER: ‘Little eyes are always watching’: West Point’s Ellorie Harbison talks time at Victory Cheer Academy

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    WEST POINT, Ala. -- West Point sophomore Ellorie Harbison is in her eighth-year cheering at Victory Cheer Academy, and she has learned so much from her experience there so far. "My experience has been amazing. I go to a Christian-based gym, so not only have...

    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...

    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 BASKETBALL: Day’s last-second free throws lead Cold Springs to 57-56 win over Winston County

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- The Cold Springs Eagles were back home hosting the Winston County Yellow Jackets Thursday night and the home crowd was treated to a dramatic finish. Cold Springs held a double-digit lead at the half and after a wild second half, Eagles freshman Ethan...