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    Andrew Cryer

    Cullman County Community Development Commission awards $46K in grants for November

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) met recently to distribute grants for the month of November. The amount available for distribution...
    Andrew Cryer

    Group serves more than 400 at 3rd Annual Gold Ridge Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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    GOLD RIDGE - On Thanksgiving Eve, a handful of volunteers got up bright and early to feed those in need a Thanksgiving meal. Myra...
    Andrew Cryer

    Vinemont Band Boosters hold annual arts & crafts show

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    Elizabeth McDowell of Hippiemama Bath & Beauty CULLMAN - The Vinemont Band Boosters held their annual Arts & Crafts Sale Friday and Saturday, and more...
    Andrew Cryer

    Care for Claire Bear: group raises more than $5,000 for local toddler battling cancer

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      CULLMAN - Family, friends and local residents gathered this weekend to raise funds for a local 23-month-old girl who has captured the heart of...
    Andrew Cryer

    Local activist hosts sexual education reform forum

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    Tori Partridge CULLMAN - Local education reform activist Tori Partridge, 17, of Phelan held an open forum recently at Victim Services of Cullman to discuss...
    Andrew Cryer

    Cullman County Ducks Unlimited holds annual banquet

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County Ducks Unlimited (CCDU) held their annual banquet Thursday evening at Terry Pines County Club to raise funds for waterfowl protection...
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    List of Veterans Day discounts

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    CULLMAN - Many stores and businesses across Cullman are offering discounts to area veterans in honor of the Veterans Day holiday. Below is a...
    Patricia Todd

    Local Democrats hosting State Rep. Patricia Todd tonight

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Democrats, alongside the North Central Alabama Young Democrats (NCAYD), are hosting their monthly meeting tonight, with special guest, Alabama...
    Andrew Cryer

    New mayor, council and jobs in South Vinemont

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    Left to right: Joann Oakley, Sonya Mabry, Radginal Dodson, J.D. Marcum, Toni Helms and Shirley Arnett SOUTH VINEMONT - The Town of South Vinemont held...

    Local Democrats and Republicans hosting election night watch parties

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    CULLMAN - Both the local Democratic and Republican parties are hosting election night viewing parties on Tuesday evening, as one of the most polarizing...
    W.C. Mann

    Veterans Day Celebration wows crowds at Sportsman Lake Park and Cullman Regional Airport

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     B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast taxis in after a flight. CULLMAN - Cullman’s Veterans Day Celebration kicked off bright and early this morning at Sportsman Lake...
    Andrew Cryer

    Citizens’ Academy graduates latest class Tuesday evening

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    Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange looks on as Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry addresses the Fall 2016 graduating class of the Cullman Sheriff's Citizens'...
    Andrew Cryer

    Light the Night attracts more than 400

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    Syvella Johnson, with her daughters Chloe and Morgan CULLMAN - Church at the Well hosted its first Halloween Light the Night at the Link of...
    Andrew Cryer

    Hanceville Fall Fest sees influx of thousands Sunday afternoon

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    HANCEVILLE - Hanceville’s sixth annual Fall Fest took place Sunday afternoon, with hordes of people filling the downtown streets. Early estimates are that there...
    Michael Olson

    “Oorah!” West Point’s newest Marine, Michael Olson

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    WEST POINT - Michael Olson, graduate of West Point High School’s class of 2016, knew before his senior year even started that he would...
    Andrew Cryer

    VEX Robotics competition at Holly Pond High draws teams from across Alabama

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    HOLLY POND - Cullman County’s first VEX Robotics competition was held Saturday at Holly Pond High School (HPHS). Fifteen teams from across the state...
    Andrew Cryer

    Large crowd enjoys Happy Homes community appreciation event Friday evening

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    Round 2 entertains the crowd Friday night at Happy Homes Real Estate's customer appreciation event. CULLMAN - Happy Homes Real Estate in Cullman held...
    Andrew Cryer

    More than 2,000 come out for CRMC’s 2nd annual trunk or treat

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) held its second annual trunk or treat event Thursday evening, with more than 2,000 people coming out...
    Andrew Cryer

    First Baptist Church’s First Fest kicks off days of trunk-or-treat events around town

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    "Ghost City," set up by Charlene Dix and the First Baptist Preschool CULLMAN - Cullman First Baptist Church (FBC) held its third annual First Fest...
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    Movie Review: “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” 3/5 stars

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    Image: Paramount Pictures Directed by Edward Zwick, who directed such films as “Blood Diamond” (2006), “The Last Samurai” (2003) and “Legends of the Fall” (1994),...
    Andrew Cryer

    A celebration of Max, recognition of the brave and investment in Cullman’s future

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    Councilman Johnny Cook, Mayor Max A. Townson, Councilwoman Jenny Folsom, Councilman Andy Page and Councilman Clint Hollingsworth at Monday's Cullman City Council meeting. CULLMAN...
    Andrew Cryer

    Are you up for the Haunted Maze in Eva?

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    EVA - Are you a thrill seeker; do you long for a terror of the night? Then the Haunted Maze in Eva, run by...
    Andrew Cryer

    Holly Pond VEX Robotics team hosting first competition of its kind in Cullman County

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    Pictured L-R: Howard Cole, Zachary Ayers, Shawn Johnson, Rylan Griffen (front), Dexton Jones and Mikal Kitchens. Not pictured: Brett Henderson and Kelsey Griffen HOLLY POND...

    Cullman Democrats hosting several area events

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Democrats gathered for their October meeting recently to discuss pressing issues about the local party and recent events throughout...
    Andrew Cryer

    Crowds enjoy Hanceville’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival

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    HANCEVILLE - Historic downtown Hanceville was abuzz on Saturday, as crowds enjoyed the 7th Annual Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival. The breezy and...
    Andrew Cryer

    Hanceville City Council readies for Saturday’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival

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    HANCEVILLE - Saturday’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival was on the top of the agenda at this week’s Hanceville City Council meeting. Pam Reid,...
    Emma Goodwin

    Cullman’s female Marine returns from boot camp

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    CULLMAN - Emma Goodwin graduated from Cullman High School in 2016 with her eyes set on serving the country that she loves by joining...
    Andrew Cryer

    The City of Good Hope welcomes you!

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    Photo: Councilman Maxie Jones, left and Mayor Jerry Bartlett show off what the new welcome sign will look like. GOOD HOPE - The Good...
    Andrew Cryer

    On the importance of buying local: Oktoberfest vendors respond

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    Photo: Small businesswoman Glenda Jones CULLMAN - Author of “Saving Capitalism,” co-creator of the film “Inequality for All,” and former United States Sec. of Labor...
    Andrew Cryer

    Wieneriffic! Dogs descend on Depot Park

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman Kiwanis Club’s K-9s-4-a-Kause Oktoberfest events started bright and early Saturday morning with the wiener dog race; it was a mastiff...
    Andrew Cryer

    Hold on to your PJs! Charity bed race raises money for good cause

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    Photo: The winning team, Two by Two Preschool CULLMAN -  If you attended Oktoberfest on Saturday, hopefully you got to witness the 5th Annual Cullman...
    Andrew Cryer

    Rave reviews for city schools’ production of “The Lion King, Jr.”

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    CULLMAN -  Cast and crew wowed the crowd at last night’s performance of Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” at Cullman High School (CHS). Friday...
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    Oktoberfest 2016: Bigger and better

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    CULLMAN - Oktoberfest this year is full of new activities and twists on traditional Cullman Oktoberfest traditions. Michael Kimbrough, member of the Oktoberfest Board,...
    Andrew Cryer

    2016 Oktoberfest has officially begun!

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson kicked off the Oktoberfest 2016 opening ceremony by presenting the colors of the United States and Germany...
    Andrew Cryer

    Fairview council meeting turns into informal orientation

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    FAIRVIEW - The Town of Fairview was scheduled to hold a council meeting Monday evening, but due to sickness two council members, Henri Derrick...
    Andrew Cryer

    “What’s Next Cullman?” civic engagement meeting held at Agriplex

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    CULLMAN - The David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) held its first of three forums in the city of Cullman in efforts to...
    Andrew Cryer

    City of Good Hope approves 2016/17 budget, 3 percent raises

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    Photo: Councilman John Harris and Mayor Jerry Bartlett GOOD HOPE - On Monday evening, the Good Hope City Council met for a regular meeting, with...
    Andrew Cryer

    Newly renovated library rededicated as part of St. Bernard’s 125th Anniversary celebration

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    CULLMAN - St. Bernard Abbey and School continued the celebration of their 125th anniversary Sunday with a rededication, blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the...
    Andrew Cryer

    The 62nd Annual Cullman County Fair is now open!

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Fair officially kicked off today at 5 p.m. with a flag-raising ceremony, as well as a ribbon cutting. The...
    Andrew Cryer

    2nd Annual Caring for Cullman Concert draws huge crowd

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    Photo: Good Samaritan Health Clinic Executive Director Jolanda Hutson, right, accepts a $6,000 donation from Merchants Bank of Alabama. CULLMAN - The second annual Caring...
    Crosby Thomley

    FHS grad Jessica Patterson living her dream as UA Crimsonette

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    CULLMAN - Jessica Patterson is living her dream. Patterson, a graduate of Fairview High School, is enjoying her first year as a Crimsonette in...
    Andrew Cryer

    33rd Annual Cullman County Band Exhibition held Saturday evening

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    CULLMAN - Last night, the Cullman High School (CHS) band hosted the 33rd Annual Cullman County Band Exhibition, with Vinemont, Good Hope, West Point,...
    Andrew Cryer

    Wings, beer and football: Clucknbrew 2016

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    CULLMAN - Clucknbrew went off without a hitch Saturday, in spite of the day’s on-and-off rain and drizzle. The annual Cullman Parks and Recreation...
    Andrew Cryer

    Tajuan McCarty, survivor of human sex trafficking, shares her story

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    Photo: Cullman Juvenile Probation Officer Kathy Wilson, Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock and Tajuan McCarty CULLMAN - Tajuan McCarty, founder of The WellHouse in...
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    CHS hosts annual College and Career Fair

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    CULLMAN - On Monday night, Cullman High School hosted its annual College and Career Fair for students. The event gives students, especially seniors, a...
    Andrew Cryer

    Local LGBT group looking to connect with more of the local LGBT community

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    L-R: Leny Chacon (vice-president of the Cullman County LGBT), Lauren Chacon (social media director), Josh Coleman (president) and Patrick Camp (outreach director) CULLLMAN - This...
    Andrew Cryer

    Dodge City Town Council talks blood drive, neighborhood watch and new ISO rating

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    DODGE CITY - The Dodge City Town Council held a regular meeting on Thursday evening, where they discussed the Town’s blood drive, forming a...
    Andrew Cryer

    Fallen Vietnam soldier remembered in Baileyton

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    Photo: Charles Shedd, left and Peggy Cole stand proudly with the new sign for the bridge honoring their late brother, Alton Shedd.   I still miss...
    Andrew Cryer

    Democratic HQ opens in Cullman

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    Photo: l-r, Donnis Leeth, new mayor of Colony; Nancy Worley, chair of the Alabama Democratic Party; Ron Crumpton,candidate for U.S. Senate; Karen Johnson, with...
    Andrew Cryer

    CP&R kicks off September’s Concerts in the Park series

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    CULLMAN - Thursday was a busy night at Heritage Park in Cullman; balls were flying, runners were jogging and a crowd was gathering for...
    Andrew Cryer

    Cullman County Democrats announce HQ grand opening

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Democrats in conjunction with the North Central Alabama Young Democrats (NCAYD) will be hosting a Grand Opening event Saturday,...
    Andrew Cryer

    Young professionals talk keeping talent in Cullman

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group, YPCullman, met on Tuesday evening, and the topic was a hot one: how...
    Andrew Cryer

    A night of recognition at Cullman City Hall

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City Council met on Monday evening, recognizing the Cullman High School Boys’ soccer team for their state championship, the East...
    Andrew Cryer

    Johnsons Crossing VFD celebrates 40 years with appreciation day

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    JOHNSONS CROSSING - The Johnsons Crossing Volunteer Fire Department (JCVFD) celebrated their 40th year of service Saturday by holding their annual Appreciation Day. The...
    Andrew Cryer

    Hanceville police officers recognized for their role in busting national auto theft ring

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    Photo: Left to right: Mayor Kenneth Nail, Deputy Chief Adam Hadder, Lt. Brannon Hammick and Chief Bob Long  HANCEVILLE - The City of Hanceville held...
    Andrew Cryer

    Rekindling the Bern: local activists plan to continue the Sanders revolution

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    Photo shows Cullman for Bernie Sanders/Jill Stein members Victoria Tuggey, Christy Eddy and Donna Clifton. CULLMAN - It was a warm summer night as the...
    Andrew Cryer

    City School Board candidates address overcrowding, AP classes and funding at forum

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    CULLMAN - Cullman City School Board candidates participated in a public forum last night at Cullman High School. The Cullman City Education Association (CCEA)...