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    Obituary: Jerry Michael Simmons

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    Jerry Michael Simmons, age 72, of Logan passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. There are no arrangements at this time. Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Please visit www.cullmanfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.

    Obituary: Richard L. Olson, LTC (Ret)

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    Memorial for Richard L. Olson, LTC (Ret), age 78, of Cullman, is Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church in Trimble. Interment will follow at Sardis Baptist Cemetery. Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Mr. Olson was born April...

    Ivey announces $500K grant to help Cullman revitalize Depot Park

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $500,000 grant for improvements at Cullman’s Depot Park as part of the City’s ongoing downtown revitalization plan. The City of Cullman will use the funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to expand Depot Park from...

    Obituary: Kathy Sue Campbell

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    Kathy Sue Campbell, 64 of Double Springs, Alabama, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Hendrix Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was born May 22, 1959, in Alabama. Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Nichols Funeral Home...

    Obituary: Gary Wayne Goggans

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    Gary Wayne Goggans, age 67, of Double Springs, passed away, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1956 in Cullman to Clarence and Eunice Goggans. Private burial was held at Mt. Ebron Cemetery, Double Springs. Gary is survived by his...

    Santa’s Workshop open for visitors 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Following a move from its former location on Alabama Highway 157 to a larger building on U.S. Highway 278 West, Santa’s Workshop is open and ready for visitors.   “The joy, excitement, energy and love we feel from each of the families that...

    Obituary: Corinne Byrd Glasscock

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    Funeral service for Corinne Byrd Glasscock, age 102, of Cullman, will be at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, at Welti Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jimmy Peyton and Rev. Kevin Jenkins officiating. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m....

    Cullman City Council celebrates parks and recreation achievement  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday evening took time to recognize Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) for its recent reception of the National Gold Medal Award from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with...

    CATA students build, donate storage building to Agriplex

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) carpentry and industrial maintenance students teamed up to flex their skills and present the North Alabama Agriplex with a new storage building, entirely built and wired by themselves. This isn’t your typical storage shack - the...

    Victim Services invites community to ‘Walk a Mile in Their Shoes’ Oct. 28

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Victim Services of Cullman (VSOC) is hosting its inaugural Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event Saturday, Oct. 28.   VSOC is attempting to raise awareness for domestic violence and flood the streets of Cullman with...

    WSCC Criminal Justice hosting ‘Crime Scene House’ to benefit Lions’ Kitchen

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –  While haunted houses and frightening corn maze experiences are fairly common this time of year, few things spark more fear than the scene of a violent crime - well, a replica of one, anyway. Wallace State’s Criminal Justice academic division is...

    Obituary: Johnny Ray Greer, Sr.

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    Funeral service for Johnny Ray Greer, Sr. age 51, of Cullman, will be Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 12 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating. Family will welcome friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Interment will be at Blair...

    Cullman Primary Care undergoing consolidation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — With its roots deeply planted in providing core primary care services, Cullman Primary Care, PC (CPC) has seen rapid expansion over the past few years. However, recent challenges have prompted the medical group to reassess and consolidate its range of specialties.  "Cullman...

    Jacobs proclaims Oct. 28 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day; MS walk at Heritage Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As North Central Neurology Associates gears up for its Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs has proclaimed the day Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day - a major win for informing the public...

    Arrests and Incidents reported Oct. 18, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Oct. 18, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeNo incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police DepartmentIncidents October 16• domestic violence; person; Walker St. SW•...

    Arrests and Incidents reported Oct. 17, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Oct. 17, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeNo incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police DepartmentIncidents October 13• theft of property-4th degree; Marathon;...

    Obituary: Ronald Allen Stone

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    Ronald Allen Stone, age 49, of Crane Hill, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. He was born Jan. 17, 1974, to Lawrence Randole Stone and Linda Mae Stone. Mr. Stone was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be missed by all. He...

    Scott Brown named principal of Good Hope High School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education at its October meeting approved the hiring of Scott Brown as the next principal of Good Hope High School. Brown is a 27-year educator in the Cullman County system. He replaces Dr. John Hood, who...

    Daystar Church helping Alabama missionaries find safe passage from Israel

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Daystar Church and Lead Pastor Jerry Lawson have set the wheels in motion to help Alabama residents leave Israel amid growing turmoil. Approximately 15-20 missionaries from the Birmingham area have been stranded in Israel, a country now embroiled in war...

    Obituary: Gloria Ann Barton

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    Gloria Ann Barton, 67, of Haleyville, passed away Oct. 9, 2023, at Lakeland Community Hospital. She was born March 12, 1956, in Haleyville, Alabama. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where...

    ‘In Cullman as in Heaven’: Church hosting prayer walk this Sunday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While many Christian denominations differ in several areas such as method of worship or regularity of communion, many in the Christian faith agree that prayer is a simple, powerful method of calling for change and action. This Sunday, Oct. 8, many...

    Little Pink Dress benefit raises $25K

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Shades of pink are splashed all around; guests are dressed in blush and Barbie pink. Tables are adorned with sequin runners and pink tulle dress centerpieces, floating candles nearby casting shadows on the scene. Exposed brick accents the beauty of the...

    Cullman County Fair opens today

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    Breakdown of fair costs CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Fair comes around every October, and more importantly to school-aged kids, so does Fair Day. Fair Day is a day meant for teachers to plan and for kids to “skip school” and head to the...

    Cullman County Fair opens this Thursday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Fair, hosted by the Cullman Lions Club, opens this Thursday, Oct. 5, with the opening ceremony at 5 p.m.   The Fair will run Oct. 5-14. All-in-One passes can still be purchased through noon Thursday at most Peoples Bank locations...

    Peinhardt Living History Farm legacy; Farm Days Oct. 14-15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Peinhardt family has been teaching and inspiring the younger generations for nearly three decades at the Living History Farm in Cullman.   Lovingly known as “the farm” by Peinhardt family members – it’s located on Tally Ho Street in Cullman and is...

    Oktoberfest sees 45% attendance increase

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    CULLMAN, Ala– It seems all of Cullman is a bit quieter this week as the city recovers from an action-packed weekend. The Warehouse District is slowly coming back together while traditional German garb is being carefully put away until next year. The thousands of...

    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...

    Curt’s Christmas: Spreading the love

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It is officially fall in Alabama, and although it is only October, thoughts of Christmas are on the minds of parents and caregivers all over the state.   For them, the Christmas season holds a different level of responsibility that can come with...

    Designer Bag Bingo set for Nov. 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) is gearing up to host its annual Designer Bag Bingo event, this year with even more attendees as it moves to The Venue at Cotton Creek. Hundreds compete each year in the UWCC’s signature...

    Duck River Dam lawsuit settled in Cullman’s favor

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Earlier this year, the City of Cullman quietly concluded a six year-long lawsuit against the construction company and engineers who built the dam that created the Duck River Reservoir, Cullman’s newest municipal water supply, following Lake Catoma.   According to a statement drafted...

    Obituary: Martha Mayfield

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    Memorial service is incomplete at this time for Martha Mayfield, 68, of Cullman. Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Mayfield passed away Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2023 at CRMC. She was born Jan. 18, 1955 to Theron and Lacey Yarbrough Alexander.  She was preceded in...

    City of Cullman celebrating 150th anniversary with season of grand festivities

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The City of Cullman is eagerly gearing up to honor its 150th anniversary with a season of remarkable festivities set to unite the community in grand style. The celebration will kick off Thursday, Sept. 28, with the authentic annual Oktoberfest event,...

    Arrests and Incidents reported Sep. 25, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Sep. 25, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeIncidents September 21• gas drive off; CR 437• harassment; Briarwood Dr. SE; harassment• theft of...

    Obituary: Nelda June Graves

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    Mrs. Nelda June Graves went to be with her savior on Sep. 23, 2023, at the age of 87, at her home surrounded by her family. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2023 at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel. The interment...

    Commission approves FY 2024 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday approved the budget for the 2024 fiscal year. It reported total budgeted expenses of $31,467,929 and total budgeted revenue of $31,579,290.   The commission also approved a tax abatement for Topre in the amount of $1,042,699. According...

    Cullman Electric Cooperative hosts 87th Annual Meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Despite a little morning drizzle, hundreds of members of the Cullman Electric Cooperative (CEC) assembled at Northbrook Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept.16, 2023, for its 87th Annual Meeting. While the meeting is an opportunity for fun and fellowship, perhaps more importantly,...

    Obituary: James W. Braswell

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    Funeral Service for James W. Braswell, age 83, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 21, 2023 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Martin officiating; burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m....

    Gatecrasher arrested after collision at manufacturing plant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A man was arrested Thursday evening after crashing through a gate at Yutaka Technologies, causing $19,000 in damage but no injuries. Ryan Mullen, 44, of Winchester, Indiana, crashed his tractor-trailer at the manufacturing plant shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Cullman...

    AL SoS Allen speaks at Cullman County Republican Women meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen on Tuesday night spoke at the Cullman County Republican Women meeting. He said his primary objective was to get the message across about how important election integrity is to both the state of Alabama and...

    Arrests and Incidents reported Sep. 13, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Sep. 13, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeNo incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police DepartmentIncidents September 12• unlawful breaking entering motor vehicle; person;...

    Cullman County Youth Football week 2 scoring recap

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Week two of this year’s Cullman County Youth Football season kicked off Saturday and there were plenty of intriguing games going on around the county. The Cullman Bearcats hosted the Holly Pond Broncos, the Vinemont Eagles traveled to take on the Good...

    Wallace State Volleyball Coach Randy Daniel marks 600th career win

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- The Wallace State Community College volleyball team is off to a 13-2 start to the 2023 season, with head coach Randy Daniel marking his 600th career win with the Lions and the team continuing its winning streak against conference foes, with 129...

    Obituary: Milton “Eli” Olen Thomason

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    Funeral Service for Milton "Eli" Olen Thomason, age 80, of Vinemont, will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2023, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Graves officiating; burial at Cullman Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8...

    Cullman County dispatcher, deputy dead in apparent murder-suicide

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    Updated Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) dispatch shift supervisor was killed and a CCSO deputy took his own life in an apparent murder-suicide this week at a condo in Orange Beach. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry...

    Obituary: Cheryl Lynn “Penny” Moody

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    Cheryl Lynn "Penny" Moody, 66, of Cullman, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023 at her residence.  Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Bethsadia Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home...

    Commission recognizes Duke, Freeman, Townson, King

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission at a special-called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 30, recognized Commissioners Kelly Duke and Corey Freeman. The men were recognized last week at the Association of County Commissions of Alabama Annual Conference for completing the County Commissioner training conducted...

    Obituary: Thermon Lee ‘Buddy’ Carden

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    Funeral service for Thermon Lee ‘Buddy’ Carden, 82, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Springhill Cemetery, Rev. Steve Rodgers and Kenneth Deese officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home...

    Partnerships provide strong support system to Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Partnerships with area industries, employers, governments, community leaders, grant-making organizations, K-12 and universities are key to the success of Wallace State Community College. Partnerships support innovation and have played a role in reimagining the college’s facilities and new programs, as will...

    ‘Folks are done grillin’, and they’re just chillin’’

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    Day 2 of Colony Day celebration brings the meat, heat and fellowship   COLONY, Ala. - Dozens of event tents and RVs lined the perimeter of Colony Park on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023,or day two of Colony Day. The community park was packed with attendees traveling...

    Obituary: Nedra Hudson Compton

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    Funeral Service for Nedra Hudson Compton, age 88, of Vinemont, will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with burial at Falkville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14,...

    WFF biologists available to help with hunting season preparations

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    When it gets hot in late summer, most hunters in Alabama start dreaming about the upcoming seasons Chris Cook, Deer Program Coordinator with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, says those who want to increase...

    Local muralist, groomer collaborate to celebrate Cullman heritage

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local dog groomer recently collaborated with a muralist to bring some Cullman-German flavor to her business.   The Groom Haus Owner Brittany Moore Kelley said she got the idea for the mural from something she created visually.  “When I first got the shop...

    Senior spotlight: ‘Be compassionate with people’

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    Holly Pond's Jackie Horton celebrates over 40 years of serving homebound seniors HOLLY POND, Ala. – Jackie Horton has quite the legacy to flex. Having been married for 55 years, with three children and umpteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she has learned a thing or two...

    Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail gives statement on ethics hearing

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail said he attended an Alabama Ethics Commission hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, concerning an anonymous complaint filed against him. At this time, the subject of the complaint and person or persons responsible for filing it have not...

    ACES: Extension entomologist calls viral TikTok wasp-killing trend ‘dangerous

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In today’s digital world, information is at everyone’s fingertips. However, not all of that information is accurate or safe. In a recent, viral TikTok trend, people are using cups of gasoline to cover and kill wasps around their home. An...

    Pet of the week: Make Esther the rightful queen of your court

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Esther, an approximately 6-year-old female blue heeler with a spotted coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Esther is a low-to-medium-energy (quite rare for her breed!) gal, who is quite polite to all who gaze upon her royal countenance....

    Obituary: Ray Wadsworth

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    Ray Wadsworth, 95, passed away Monday, July 31, 2023. Ray was a lifelong resident of Arley, AL. He was born on May 23, 1928. Ray was devoted to and loved his family above all. He was a private in the 323rd Division of the US...

    Meet the Coaches: Auburn defensive line coach Jeremy Garrett

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    AUBURN, Ala. – Jeremy Garrett knows Auburn well. He knows what it’s like to come in as an opponent and play at Jordan-Hare Stadium. He’s been on the visiting sideline as a player. But last November, when he flipped on the Auburn-Texas A&M game...

    Arrests and Incidents reported July 27, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported July 27, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeIncidents July 24• theft of property; CR 813• domestic violence; CR 1650• criminal mischief; domestic...

    ‘He was probably one of the best investigators I ever had the pleasure of working with’

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    Attorney General Steve Marshall honors fallen lieutenant HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Close family members, former coworkers and elected officials gathered in the Hanceville City Council chambers on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the late Hanceville Lieutenant Kevin Pounders, who tragically passed away from COVID in...

    Summer animal safety: What the law says, what vets recommend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama is no stranger to heat or humidity. With a high heat advisory nearly every day last week as well as next week’s temps staying around the 90s, the Tribune investigated the hot topic of preventing heatstroke in pets during a...

    129th annual Cullman County Courthouse Singing Convention this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, Cullman will celebrate a unique tradition in Alabama: the state’s last regular courthouse singing convention. Singers from all over the state, across the country and even overseas will fill the Cullman County Courthouse’s second-floor district...

    Amerson sentenced to 131 years in death of Bradley Patterson

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Brett Steven Amerson of Morris, Alabama, who was convicted of reckless murder in Cullman County back in April, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, was sentenced to 131 years in prison by Cullman County Circuit Court Judge Martha Williams. The conviction and sentence,...

    Chick-fil-A closes temporarily for reconstruction

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Chick-fil-A closed its doors Thursday, June 15. The building will be demolished and a new, more efficient building constructed in its place. The whole process is slated to take up to five months. According to franchise owner Randy Earnest, the new...

    Pet of the week: My Bonnie lies over the sea

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bonnie, a 1-year-old female pit terrier mix with striking chocolate eyes, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Bonnie is a laid-back pup, which is a rare find for her mixed breed. Her unassuming low-medium energy level lends to her...

    Local students named to Ole Miss Chancellor’s, Dean’s Honor Rolls

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    UNIVERSITY, Miss. – Alexander Brooks, of Arab, was named to the University of Mississippi's Spring 2023 Honor Roll lists. Brooks, majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00. In order to...

    Fairview HS Principal Chris Gambrill announces retirement

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School Principal Dr. Chris Gambrill on Thursday, June 15, announced his retirement as a full-time educator. "Dr. Gambrill has made a positive impact on thousands of young lives during his career in the Cullman County School System," stated Cullman County...

    Vinemont announces 4th of July fireworks show

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – The South Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday night. announced that the town’s 4th of July fireworks show will be held on Sunday, July 2, from 6-9 p.m. at the Vinemont Sports Complex. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served,...

    Cullman Middle School expansion on track

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    Construction continues at Cullman Middle School, which is in the midst of a large expansion that will add 16 classrooms and several new amenities. CULLMAN, Ala. - With students out for the summer and classes wrapped for the 2022-2023 school year, Cullman Middle School...

    Sacred Heart hosts summer camp

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sacred Heart Church and the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (LIHM) sisters hosted “Alive in the Spirit Summer Camp” this week. The LIHM sisters are dedicated to the evangelization of youth and families. In total there were 88 children who...

    Update: Officials weigh in on Wal-Mart automation investment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As The Tribune previously reported, the Cullman City Council on Monday night approved a $20 million tax abatement for Wal-Mart, which is planning a $350 million capital investment in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in south Cullman. According to Cullman Economic Development...

    Library summer programs plentiful

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library is offering summer programs for children and adults. Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. kids will get to meet therapy dogs and learn how they are trained to help people. The next kids’ program will be on Thursday,...

    School-aged kids can get free weekly meals every Tuesday in June

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each Tuesday during the month of June, a week’s worth of free meals will be provided for school-aged children at the Cullman County Child Development Center. Residents can pick up five frozen breakfasts, five frozen lunches, vegetables, fruit, one gallon of...

    AL Rep. Fred Plump charged with conspiracy and obstruction, agrees to resign

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Rep. Fred L. Plump Jr., D-Fairfield, has been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice and has agreed to resign from the Alabama House of Representatives, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge...

    PREP SPORTS: ‘We should always be kind to those around us’: Holly Pond’s Samantha Giles recaps Bronco career

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- In this interview, I talked to Holly Pond senior basketball and softball player, Samantha Giles. Giles had so many great sports memories during her time as a Bronco and she feels blessed that she got to do all of that...

    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....

    Obituary: Oscar “Chuck” Steadham, Sr.

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    Oscar “Chuck” Steadham, Sr., 84, of Hanceville, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023. He was born December 4, 1938 in Brewton, Alabama. He is survived by his son, Chuck (Diane) Steadham; daughters, Sherri (Wes) McGaha, Robin (Richard) Rutherford and Leah (Fred) Miller; sister, Mary...

    PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats collect wins over New Hope, Priceville

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    Cullman 11 - New Hope 3 (Softball) New Hope struck first in their opening at-bats as a two-run home run with one out gave them a 2-0 lead, but Cullman answered right back in their half. Haley Shannon and Kylie Stracener each reached base on...

    CPD warns local women to use caution

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department (CPD) on Wednesday released a statement warning local women to use caution while shopping. The CPD said it has received two reports of subjects (male and female) approaching women at local businesses. According to the police, one of...

    South Vinemont council talks 4th of July

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – The South Vinemont Town Council on Tuesday discussed the town’s Fourth of July event. During its work session, the council mulled a request to increase the budget for the event from $1,500 to $4,000, which was later approved in the meeting....

    Cullman council proclaims April Fair Housing Month, readies for Strawberry Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday night proclaimed April Fair Housing Month in the city. It also declared April 30-May 6 Small Business Week. Cullman Strawberry Festival Senior Day will be Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the...

    City schools placed on heightened awareness Thursday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools campuses on Thursday were placed on heightened awareness due to perceived threats. According to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, there were two incidents. The first was a Snapchat video from 2018 that resurfaced across 17 states Thursday morning. He...

    CCSO Citizens’ Academy underway

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    CULMAN, Ala. – The third class of the spring 2023 session of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy was held Tuesday night. This session focused on educating participants on patrol. Captain Ricky Blackwood started the session by telling the group about Project Lifesaver, a...

    Kallhoff on search for East Elementary principal

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The search for the new East Elementary School principal is underway after David Wiggins announced his retirement last month. Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff is heading the search for Wiggins’ replacement. Kallhoff is currently putting together a team that will be...

    ‘Your deputies and officers will do everything to protect our children’

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    Nassetta, Gentry speak in wake of Nashville school tragedy CULLMAN, Ala. – Tensions are high following the March 27 school shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville. Three 9-year-old students and three faculty and staff members were killed in the attack, which left people across...

    Significant severe weather for North Alabama

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    CLANTON, Ala. – A significant outbreak of severe weather, including strong to violent long-track tornadoes, appears likely for portions of the lower MS Valley. The SPC has upgraded portions of MS, TN, and AR to a High-Risk category, and far northwestern AL into a...

    Nailed it!: Library hosts Spring Break Camp

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week the Cullman County Public Library hosted Spring Break Camp for kids aged 8-18. Over three days, activities included a “Nailed It Challenge,” rock painting and a STEM challenge. In Monday’s “Nailed It Challenge,” participants decorated cupcakes like the Minions from...

    April Walking Tours begin this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s an annual tradition, and it begins this Saturday at the Cullman County Museum: the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. The tours will take place every Saturday in April, across 25 cities and towns statewide. According to Cullman County Museum Director...

    Pilot Club of Cullman announces return of fashion show

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    “VOGUE 2023,” the 28th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon, will take place April 26 CULLMAN, Ala. – The Pilot Club of Cullman has announced the return of its popular fashion show. “VOGUE 2023,” the 28th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon, will take place at The...

    ‘What better way than to serve food to the community?’

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    The Link, Kingdom Life Church team up for Community Meal CULLMAN, Ala. – The Link of Cullman County on Thursday, March 23, hosted its monthly Community Meal. This month it was sponsored by the Kingdom Life Church of Cullman. Kingdom Life Church Head Pastor Heath Tinker,...

    City telecommunicators getting new dispatch software

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman’s emergency dispatch center will be using new software in order to better assist the residents of Cullman. According to Cullman Fire Rescue EMS Officer Danny Cain the new technology is called ProQA Dispatch Software and was purchased...

    Cullman County case to be featured on ’48 Hours’ Saturday

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    ‘The Mysterious Death of Tiffiney Crawford’ will air at 9 p.m. on CBS CULLMAN, Ala. – When Tiffiney Joy Crawford, the founder of the popular online group Mothers Helping Mothers, was found dead at her family’s residence on May 3, 2017, it stunned the Cullman...

    Library hosting Spring Break Camp March 27-29

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library will host Spring Break Camp Monday-Wednesday, March 27-29 at 10 a.m. for kids ages 8-18. On Monday, kids will participate in the “Nailed It Challenge” to decorate cupcakes like Minions from “Despicable Me.” The library will provide...

    County proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month, approves back-up radio system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday, March 21, proclaimed April 2023 Child Abuse Prevention Month. It also approved push-to-talk back-up radio systems for Cullman County first responders. According to Cullman County EMA Director Tim Sartin, every first responder agency in the county...

    Cullman Middle School construction update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In May 2022, construction of new buildings at Cullman Middle School began. However, according to the Cullman Middle School Principal Jake Johnson, the construction schedule has had a few setbacks due to some supply chain issues. “We hope to move into the...

    Hope Horses holding ‘Egg My Yard’ fundraiser

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Heading into the Easter season, local nonprofit Hope Horses is holding its “Egg My Yard” fundraiser for the third year. For a $25 donation, Hope Horses volunteers will fill a yard with a dozen stuffed eggs and a note from the...

    East, West Elementary students host art show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students from East and West Elementary Schools showcased their artistic talents in the “All Creatures Great and Small Art Show” Saturday. Students were able to see their artwork displayed and share it with their families and loved ones. Artwork centered on...

    West Elementary hosts Rapid-Deploy Safe Room System demo

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – KT Security Solutions on Monday hosted a demonstration of its Rapid-Deploy Safe Room System at West Elementary School. The system is a functional whiteboard that can be customized to fit any classroom and expands into a fold-out room in under 10...

    Obituary: Betty Carol Graves

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    Now, a beautiful soul is at peace; hardworking hands are at rest. Our own earthly angel, Betty Carol Graves, 77, answered her Father when he whispered her name. Carol shared her life with her beloved husband, Elton Graves, for 56 years. Together, they shared a wonderful...

    3 local students named to Troy University Provost’s List

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    TROY, Ala. -  Troy is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Provost's List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2022-2023 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have...