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    EMS telecommunicators: Unsung heroes behind the scenes

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The men and women and who make up Cullman’s first responder community are tasked with keeping the county and its...

    Wilson honored as state leader on International Women’s Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Ashley Wilson, founder and director of Curt’s Closet, was honored as one of This is Alabama’s 25 Women Who Shape...

    What’s in our water: Register for Alabama Water Watch Monitoring Training

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Cullman residents have the opportunity to participate in researching Alabama’s abundant biodiversity and water resources at the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s...

    Thompson Rents opening in Hanceville; Construction rental equipment available March 20

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Thompson Tractor announced the upcoming opening of its newest Thompson Rents location at 6307 County Road 490 in Hanceville just east...

    Planning commission makes multiple recommendations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission moved forward on several recommendations at its meeting on Monday night after five public hearings.  A...

    City appoints Sullins to full planning commission term

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Michael Sullins was appointed to a full, six-year term on the City of Cullman Planning Commission at Monday’s Cullman City Council...

    City Spring Cleanup coming March 20-24

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – City of Cullman Sanitation customers will get a hand with spring cleaning the week of March 20-24. Spring Cleanup week allows...

    Self-defense class coming Thursday, March 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Refuge Church of God will host a self-defense class on Thursday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at 1115 U.S. Highway...

    St. Patrick’s Day with a purpose

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Restoring Women Outreach will hold its inaugural St. Patrick Celebration Day at Stone Bridge Farms Friday, March 17, at 5 p.m....

    ‘It’s been an honor’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long announced his retirement, effective Sept. 1, 2023, at the Hanceville City Council meeting on Wednesday, March...

    Native azalea and wildflower sale coming

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Master Gardeners and Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host an inaugural Native Azalea and Wildflowers Sale on Saturday,...

    Pet of the Week: Miss Beans

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is Miss Beans!  Miss Beans is a 1-1.5-year-old mini yellow lab and hound mix...

    Hanceville Civitans honor county’s clergy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Hanceville Civitan Club hosted its 2023 Clergy Appreciation Luncheon at Hanceville Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The luncheon was...

    Gudger champions economic growth

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The inaugural Alabama Economic Forum was held in Birmingham on Feb. 16 to discuss the state’s need to continue growing its...

    The Link awarded portion of $1.5M grant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention joined local and state leaders Tuesday, Feb. 28, to present a check...

    Bradford Neal Meeks released over weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bradford Neal Meeks, convicted in January 2020 of criminally negligent homicide in the DUI crash that killed 15-year-old Curtis James Wilson,...

    Cullman earns Tree City USA Growth Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tree City USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that honors cities and towns across the United States for...

    CCBOE recognizes bowlers, bookkeepers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) recognized the West Point High School bowling...

    Cullman Savings Bank donates $5K to Pilot Light Home

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Cullman Savings Bank generously donated $5,000 to The Pilot Light Home on Friday, Feb. 24. The Pilot Light Home, located on Cullman’s...

    Hanceville council, planning commission to meet on tiny houses development

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Continuing the monthslong discussion on Ordinance 653, the Tiny Houses Pocket Neighborhood ordinance, the Hanceville City Council plans to hold a...

    County commission recognizes 2023 City Family of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After being led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Welti School’s Colton Olinger, the Cullman County Commission on Thursday recognized the...

    Pet of the Week: Giggles

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is Giggles with his wiggles!  This miniature Plott Hound is a gentle and loving...

    Colony Senior Center celebrates Black History Month and 45th anniversary

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    COLONY, Ala. - Black History Month is an annual celebration that takes place in the United States and Canada in February, to recognize and...

    Zoning board approves variance for planned Hwy. 157 Ramada Inn

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals on Monday approved a variance for a proposed hotel along Hayes Drive off...

    Community gathers for Empty Bowls

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Touching the heart of many on Monday was the return of Empty Bowls of Cullman County, which raised money for the...

    City to update perimeter of Klein Building

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved a $21,850 bid from Bright Landscapes for materials and installation of sidewalks around the...

    City school board recognizes student, teacher achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board honored several students and teachers at its monthly meeting Tuesday at Cullman Middle School.  West Elementary School...

    Jacobs declares Arbor Week, recognizes poster winners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, along with the Cullman City Tree Commission, on Tuesday declared Feb. 19-25 Arbor Week in the city...

    2 killed in Holly Pond house fire

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – An early morning house fire in Holly Pond claimed two lives. Michael Ricky Olinger, 37, and Deborah Veal Olinger, 64,...

    Local heroes participate in Cullman EMS 6th annual 911 Chili Supper & Cook-Off

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - There was something to please everyone at the Cullman EMS sixth annual 911 Chili Supper & Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 18...

    Curtain closes on ‘Steel Magnolias’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The curtain has closed on Cullman Community Theatre’s recent production of “Steel Magnolias,” which welcomed almost 1,000 patrons. The show was...

    4-part Healthy Food Foundations class coming in March

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism will offer its Healthy Food Foundations classes in March. The classes will teach skills needed...

    COLUMN: The spiritual recommitment of Lent

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    While many Christians celebrate the holidays of Christmas and Easter where something material is gained in the form of presents, brightly adorned baskets and...

    ‘Captain Underpants’ joins Curt’s Closet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Curt’s Closet Founder Ashley Wilson announced that the nonprofit is teaming up with popular children’s character “Captain Underpants” to host an...

    Cullman EMS 6th Annual 911 Chili Supper & Cook-Off coming Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman EMS will host enthusiastic and hungry chili lovers from around the area for its sixth annual 911 Chili Supper &...

    February gardening guide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Gardening in Zone 7b during February can be a bit tricky. The average temperature hovers around 44 degrees Fahrenheit, with lows...

    Cullman City Council hears update on 2023 Strawberry Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the approaching warmer weather will come one of Cullman’s favorite events: the Strawberry Festival is scheduled for May 6. Cullman...

    Pet of the Week: (Mr. Land of) Liberty

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is the most patriotic pup of all, Liberty.  Age (7) is just a number...

    Dreams come true at ‘Night to Shine’

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. – The Tim Tebow Foundation hosted its signature event, "Night to Shine," nationwide and at Fairview: The Grace Place in Falkville on...

    Learn all about trees

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As springtime approaches, eager gardeners have the chance this week to learn about which trees are good fits for their landscapes...

    Funeral home shooter identified

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a 911 call was made at approximately 10:10 a.m. from Cullman Funeral Home, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Cullman...

    COLUMN: Heartland Quilt Guild highlights Quilts of Valor

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    My second Heartland Quilt Guild meeting was far less terrifying than the first. I knew what to expect and had met a few quilters...

    Pet of the Week: Boxer

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is a lover and not a fighter. It’s Boxer!  This stunning boy with a...

    ‘Remarkable development’ lauded at industry appreciation event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – City and county industrial development leaders, local government officials and local industry representatives were celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 9, for their...

    Behind the curtain with ‘Steel Magnolias’ and Cullman Community Theatre

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As opening night and the inevitable curtain calls near, the cast and crew of Cullman Community Theatre’s (CCT) “Steel Magnolias” are...

    Attorney asks for continuance on multifamily dwelling request

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The conditional use request for multifamily dwellings on John Cooper Drive S.E. off Old Hanceville Highway was withdrawn by attorney Matthew...

    Robb Holladay warns students of vaping hazards

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Students from Cullman Middle School and Cullman High School received a lesson on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from an atypical teacher. Robb...
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    ‘Spread the Love’ with the United Way

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The United Way of Cullman County encourages residents to “Spread the Love” to their neighbors and friends by donating to its...

    Books and Brews coming Feb. 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Books and Brews, presented by the Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County, is slated to return to Goat Island...

    Jacobs proclaims Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Approximately 100 Cullman High School student athletes joined Cullman City Schools Athletic Director Mark Stephens, Victim Services of Cullman Counselor Lauren...

    Early release law goes into effect; 1 inmate freed from Cullman County Detention Center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A new state law, based on a bill passed by the Alabama Legislature in October 2021, which amended a law passed...

    ‘They all deserve to feel special’

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School (FHS) students lined up in a converted classroom to await their turn to be pampered at the Shaggie...

    Valentine’s Day guide for Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The clock is ticking for local lotharios and dutiful spouses to finalize Valentine’s Day plans. We explore various options on differing budgets...

    Pet of the Week: Betty Sue

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week is the small and lovable Betty Sue, who is already housetrained!  The young miniature...

    To bee or not to bee

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bees and other pollinators are integral to our ecosystem and food supply. Whether keeping bees as a hobby or for profit,...

    ‘The grief just comes in waves’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A new grief support group, “Broken Parents: Healing Through the Loss of a Child,” will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in...

    North Alabama Agriplex brings the love in February

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex continues to bring educational and exciting classes to naturalists of all ages. In February, classes will cover...

    OP-ED: Short-term inconvenience vs. long-term improvement

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    In January of last year, Governor Kay Ivey awarded $18.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to fund infrastructure improvements and upgrades all...

    The Stampin’ Elephant opens in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Located on Commercial Street in downtown Hanceville, The Stampin’ Elephant opened its doors with grandeur and grace on Friday, Jan. 27....

    Pellet gun found on CHS campus

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a pellet gun was found in a Cullman High School trash can during the weekend’s cleaning, school administrators are investigating...

    Nail proclaims International Clergy Week in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Maylor Kenneth Nail and the Hanceville City Council, during its last meeting in January, voted to proclaim the first full week...

    County commission rejects bid for HVAC upgrades

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At a brief special-called meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, the Cullman County Commission voted to reject the sole bid for Cullman...

    ‘Keeping It Real’ program provides 9th graders glimpse into adulthood

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School ninth graders learned a valuable lesson this week – money doesn’t go as far as they thought it...

    City Schools hold community forums for strategic plan

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools hosted two community forums this week and is set to hold another next week to encourage the public...

    2nd Annual Christian Hart Memorial Cornhole Tournament this Saturday

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Everyone is invited to join in the Second Annual Christian Hart Memorial Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Vinemont...

    Cullman City Council introduced to new CHS coach

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    CULLMAN Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday met Cullman High School’s (CHS’) new varsity football head coach Danny Stiff. Cullman City Schools...

    Around town with Cullman County seniors

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Two stops at Cullman County senior centers on Tuesday gave a bird’s eye view of why our community is special...

    Chamber Leadership 2023 explores quality of life

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In their monthly tour of Cullman County, members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership 2023 class were introduced to...

    CHS Theatre continues historic run; community support sought

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For the Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre Department, the show must go on. Specifically, the show “The Miraculous Journey of Edward...

    Gentry inauguration draws crowd

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Matt Gentry was sworn into his third term as Cullman County sheriff Saturday, Jan. 21, at Cotton Creek Warehouse in downtown...

    They came, they saw, they plunged

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The outdoor swimming pool at Cullman’s WildWater was circled by over 100 people donned in swimwear and ready to take the...

    Jacobs declares St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Friday signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 23-28, 2023 as St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Week, with...

    Hanceville food drive coming Feb. 6-11

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Deborah Stam recently announced the success of the Hope Food Pantry, located in Hanceville on Bangor Street behind the library and...

    ‘I’m wealthy in life’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Students at Sacred Heart School on Friday celebrated their 100th day of school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, and the second-grade...

    Pet of the Week: Uriah

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteer Donna Ruttkay of the Cullman County Animal Shelter shares this week’s Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Uriah. Uriah, a 4-year-old...

    Cullman City Schools Foundation seeking alumni award nominations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2023 Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Service to Cullman City Schools and Promising...

    Martin, Farley denied bail under Aniah’s Law

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Newly inaugurated Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker on Tuesday requested bail be denied for Tabatha Leal Martin and David Justin...

    City school board recognizes theatre department, introduces new coach

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre was recognized by the Cullman City School Board Tuesday evening for the group’s best-in-show performance at...

    TechRise Student Challenge: 4 Hartselle Junior High students competing in NASA challenge

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – A team of four students from Hartselle Junior High School (HJHS) were among 60 winners nationwide in the Future Engineers NASA...

    Donations to Blount County Animal Adoption Center in Country Boy Eddie’s memory

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    BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. – Gordon "Country Boy Eddie" Burns’ passing on Friday, Jan. 13, at age 92 left many reminiscing about early mornings spent...

    Commission on Aging sets 2023 schedule

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Aging (COA) released its 2023 schedule of events for the area’s senior citizens recently, allowing ample...

    Deadlines for Wallace State scholarships near

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – For many students, attending college would not be a reality if not for grants and scholarships. While grants are needs based,...

    CCBOE recognizes Vinemont InSPIRESS team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) recognized Vinemont High School’s Team RHAD for its historic win in December at the...

    City of Hanceville searching for helicopter

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council on Thursday approved Resolution no. 668 to begin the search for an inoperable Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Iroquois...

    COLUMN: Heartland Quilt Guild – more than meets the eye

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    As I drove to the January meeting of the Heartland Quilt Guild on Thursday night I knew what to expect - four or five...

    Hanceville awarded $650K for Hwy. 91 intersection improvements

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the City of Hanceville has been awarded $650,000 for improvements at the intersection of U.S....

    Cullman City Schools files charges against student who allegedly threatened administration

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools has filed criminal charges against a student who allegedly made verbal threats against school administration in October. The...

    Kilpatrick, Floyd sworn in

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Thursday afternoon two Cullman County elected officials, Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick and Cullman County District Judge, Place 1 Chad Floyd, took...

    Therapeutic Recreation celebrates holidays

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After December’s intermittent bad weather prompted a rescheduled date, Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism’s (CPRST) Therapeutic Recreation held an after-Christmas...

    County Commission begins new year with many surpluses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission met on Tuesday, Jan. 10, when it recognized Jeff Preston, who is retiring after 25 years from...

    Empty Bowls returning after 2-year hiatus

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Organizers are excited to present Empty Bowls of Cullman County to the community on Monday, Feb. 20, after a two-year hiatus....

    Updated list of community storm shelters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has provided a list of available storm shelters for inclement weather. If you are not...

    Cullman City Council honors Shawn Crider

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council convened Monday, Jan. 9, in the Lucille N. Galin Municipal Auditorium at city hall where it recognized...

    2023 classes begin at The Link

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – To look at the exterior of the buildings on Ninth Street Southeast, one would never imagine the miraculous transformations that happen...

    Netflix users target of scam

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Netflix subscribers are being targeted by a resurfaced scam that attempts to gain subscribers’ personal information, including bank accounts or credit...

    Daisy and her 9 lives

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After spending several days and nights at Catoma Animal Clinic, Cullman Florist shop cat Daisy is happily back home at the...

    ACES: Pesticide training Jan. 25

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host Private Pesticide Applicator Training with the exam on Wednesday, Jan....

    Alabama Shakespeare Festival Young Writers program accepting applications

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is accepting applications from high school and college students until Jan. 15 for its Young Southern Writers...

    Cullman County suicide deaths down in 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The suicide death rate in Cullman County went down by 23% in 2022 compared to 2021. In 2022, 17 people in...

    Jacobs proclaims Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Leaders in government, law enforcement and community services came together at Cullman City Hall on Friday, Jan. 6 as Mayor Woody...