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    EMA emphasizes importance of upcoming Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While Cullman is finally warming up from the ice storm that landed the county in a state of emergency, Cullman Emergency...

    Celebrate the season of love locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Whether you are itching to take your valentine out for a lush, sophisticated dinner or surprise them at work with a...

    Pet of the week: Howl about with Howard 

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Howard, an approximately 6-year-old male hound mix with a cream and tan coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.   Howard...

    Unsheltered International 1 step closer to completing ‘The Village’ 

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    JONES CHAPEL, Ala. - With the property graded and staked, Unsheltered International is one step closer to opening its tiny home housing project, “The...

    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...

    Jacobs proclaims ‘Catholic Schools Week’ in Cullman 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mayor Woody Jacobs on Jan. 25, proclaimed the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3 “Catholic Schools Week” in the city of Cullman....

    Hanceville council sets hearing for potential new subdivision  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25, the Hanceville City Council discussed a potential new subdivision, which would require rezoning and...

    United Way hosting 2nd annual ‘Spread the Love’ communitywide food drive, requesting drop-off locations 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With dwindling stocks at local food banks, the United Way of Cullman County has stepped in for its second annual “Spread...

    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...

    Cullman Library Board discusses increased security following recent trespass 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Library Board met on Wednesday, Jan. 24, to discuss potential new security measures on the heels of a...

    Pet of the week: Take a walk with Walker James 

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Walker James, an approximately 2-year-old male Husky with a rustic ebony and cream coat and stunning heterochromatic eyes, is available for adoption...

    Cullman City School Board honors Gunter, Bowen

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board recognized two educators as 2024 Teachers of the Year at its regular meeting that had been...

    Tree sale coming to Agriplex Feb. 24

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After surviving the recent ice storm, many residents may be dreaming of warmer temperatures and sunny days spent in the garden....

    140 jumpers brave 2024 Polar Bear Plunge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Brave souls of all ages braved the wintry waters of WildWater at Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism’s 2024 Polar Bear...

    How to beat the chill, without killing the power bill 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While the worst part of the winter storm week has passed, there are a few more days of freezing temperatures ahead....

    Victoria’s Hope opens online storefront

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Victoria’s Hope has joined the ranks of other thrift and vintage boutiques creating an online presence and has officially...

    How to beat the chill, without killing the power bill

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While the worst part of the winter storm week has passed, there are a few more days of freezing temperatures ahead....

    First Source for Women hosting Me and My Gal tea party and luncheon

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Promising an afternoon of delectable delights, laughter and cherished connections, First Source for Women, a pregnancy resource center in Hanceville and...

    Pet of the week: Roxie 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Roxie, an approximately 6-year-old female Shepherd mix with a beautiful toasty tan and coal coat, is available for adoption at Cullman...

    ‘Don’t worry, Pour Happy’: Mobile bartending service on the move in Cullman 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mixologists Christine Chamblee and Broc Malcom are no strangers to curating craft cocktails. As favorites behind local bars 412 Public House...

    Introducing ‘Cullman Today’ weekday news broadcast 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Today, originally a popular Facebook page, has been relaunched as a news broadcast of the same name that will run...

    United Way hosts largest Business Alliance Breakfast to date 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The scene was buzzing on Thursday morning at East Side Baptist Church as people poured into the fellowship hall for the...

    Cullman’s Peetz earns full ride to Yale  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For Cullman High School student Sophie Peetz, Yale University was always a dream, never even close to fathomable – in her...

    Local potter Sandra Heaven talks Empty Bowls

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For 19 years, Sandra Heaven has been throwing (the process of shaping clay on a pottery wheel) bowls to benefit her...

    Cullman County VOAD opening additional warming stations Jan. 15-16 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is pleased to announce it will be able to open four warming stations...

    Hanceville council appoints Sawyer mayor  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville City Hall was packed Thursday evening as residents gathered to hear who would be appointed mayor following former Mayor Kenneth...

    Relay For Life kicking off Jan. 18 to gear up for April events 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Relay For Life of Cullman County, known for hosting an annual event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for cancer research,...

    Pet of the week: Rufus the Red 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rufus the Red, an approximately 3-year-old male Aussie mix with a rustic red coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County...

    Agriplex gears up for another year of programs 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With modern homesteading on the rise and residents wanting to learn how to be more self-sufficient, and influx of less-than-true advice...

    City, County, EMA plan warming stations ahead of winter storm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission, City of Cullman and Cullman Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are in full swing teaming up to secure...

    Baileyton council votes to construct Little Free Library 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Baileyton resident Rhonda Van Zandt addressed the town council at its January meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, asking if it...

    Render Aid Alabama hosting Winter Wellness Festival Feb. 24, seeking additional vendors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Render Aid Alabama is one of Cullman’s newer nonprofits and is on a mission to “normalize compassion for humanity.” It hopes...

    Business spotlight: Nomadic Threads 

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    Updated Jan. 9, 2024, at 9:48 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Nomadic Threads husband and wife duo, Zac and Audra Yow, have cemented their place in...

    Link brings back V.i.P.S. mentorship program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Link of Cullman County has reestablished its Volunteers in Public Schools, or V.i.P.S., mentorship program to serve West Elementary and...

    Shiver for a cause at local Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 20 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Those brave enough to test the wintry waters at WildWater will take part in Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism’s annual...

    United Way hosting Business Alliance Breakfast Jan. 11 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The United Way of Cullman County is set to host its annual Business Alliance Breakfast at East Side Baptist Church on...

    Pet of the week: Helen 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Helen, an approximately 5-year-old female domestic short hair with a beautiful cream and tabby coat, is available for adoption at Cullman...

    Realistic resolutions: Goal setting with Linda Stone 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In the digital age there is no shortage of “new year, new me” posts circulating in the days following Jan. 1....

    Ribbon cut on new Cullman Middle School facility

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The foyer of Cullman Middle School’s newest facility was packed on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2024, as key players and dignitaries...

    SPOTLIGHT: Food trucks of Cullman

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    The Street Kitchen Hannah Chambers is no stranger to working in a fast-paced kitchen. After working as a short-order cook at her aunt’s cafe for...

    Hanceville Council approves rezoning to allow duplex 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It was a relatively quiet meeting in Hanceville’s council chambers on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. The council heard from resident Stephen...

    SPOTLIGHT: Cullman County Animal Shelter

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    ‘We are really trying to change how people think of the shelter’ CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Animal Shelter acts as a bridge between a...

    Author spotlight: Caris Snider  

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    Speaker and author Caris Snider’s ability to paint pictures out of words woven together and deliver comfort to those who are struggling is truly...

    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...

    Celebrate the New Year locally 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With so many fantastic restaurants and bars in Cullman, there’s plenty of opportunity to ring in 2024 while supporting local businesses....

    Q&A with Cullman EMA: Stay safe while staying warm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Ahead of future cold snaps, The Cullman Tribune sat down with the director of Cullman Emergency Management Agency, Tim Sartin, to...

    Pet of the week: Becky 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Becky, an approximately 2-year-old female Great Pyrenees and Golden Retriever mix with a cream and toasty tan coat, is available for...

    EDITORIAL: Christmas is over, now what? 

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    Ah, Christmas.   This writer has never seen the community of Cullman pull together so tightly until wreaths are strung amid streetlights, the Warehouse District is...

    Local business spotlight: Pierce & Petal  

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    Ever a familiar face when stopping into Southern Accents and Architectural Antiques, Heather Gudger is a woman with an eye for detail. When the...

    Merchants Bank gives $20K to local nonprofits

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  For three decades, Merchants Bank has hosted its annual Charity Classic golf tournament in early October, working to raise funds for...

    ‘This is my home. I felt like I could do the most good here’

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    Parkside Outreach Program BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Parkside Outreach Program is one of many nonprofits nestled firmly in the far reaches of Cullman County, this...

    ‘The love for our seniors is very evident!’

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    Cullman Area Senior and Retiree Christmas Party breaks attendance record CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms was buzzing on Friday morning as its Browne Stone...

    Volunteer spotlight: Waid Harbison 

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    When Waid Harbison took the position as executive director of the United Way of Cullman County, he had one goal: to give back and...

    Resident spotlight: Col. Don Fallin

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    While he may seem fairly casual and even unassuming at VFW Post 2214 during Tuesday lunches, Fairview native Col. Don Fallin has quite the...

    ‘The love for our seniors is very evident!’ 

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    Cullman Area Senior and Retiree Christmas Party breaks attendance record  ULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms was buzzing on Friday morning as its Browne Stone...

    ‘Spreading Christmas cheer, 365 days a year!’ 

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    Alabama author hosts storytime at Hanceville Public Library  HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Public Library’s children's area was packed Wednesday morning for a few reasons:...

    Hanceville’s Nail pleads guilty to 15 misdemeanors, resigns 

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    Sawyer named interim mayor  HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Longtime Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail on Tuesday, Dec. 19, pleaded guilty to 15 misdemeanor counts of using his...

    Pet of the week: Treasure your time with Trevor 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Trevor, an approximately 1-year-old male Aussie and Border Collie mix with a dark coat and signature Border Collie brows, is available...

    ‘If you can just give them just a little hope, that’s what you need...

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    Parkside Outreach, Parkside School partner for Christmas meal and program BAILEYTON, Ala. – The scent of chicken and dressing and fresh rolls wafted through Parkside...

    Music City Strings comes to Christkindlmarkt 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The young violinists of semi-professional Music City Strings donned their best period yuletide apparel and braved the chilly winds to deliver...

    Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene, Partners of the Americas donate 100 gift bags, blankets...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For most, the Christmas season brings merry gatherings and gift exchanges, but for those hospitalized during the most wonderful time of...

    ‘The officers are just as excited as the kids’ 

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    Shop with a Cop 2023  CULLMAN, Ala. – There seemed to be a uniformed officer down nearly every aisle on Saturday morning at Cullman’s south...

    HPD chief says crime decrease due to increased visibility

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its second to last meeting of 2023, the Hanceville City Council had just four items on the agenda Thursday, Dec....

    Cullman County Public Library System searching for new director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library Board recently approved the posting of the vacancy for the library director position. Josie Harrington, the...

    Vinemont Elementary hosts ‘Christmas Around the World’ 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – It was standing room only on Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, in the Vinemont Elementary School gym as parents watched eagerly, filming...

    It helps them be lovers of reading’ 

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    Library hosts weekly storytime  CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library offers a variety of programming aimed at readers of all interests. For those...

    Cullman City School Board names Teachers of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Cullman City School Board recognized the system’s 2023-2024 Teachers of the Year....

    Pet of the week: Romp around with Rogelio 

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Rogelio, an approximately 2-year-old male miniature oinscher with a spotted caramel and ebony coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    Baileyton hosts 4th annual Christmas Drive-Thru 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Young residents of Baileyton enjoyed another festive event during the holiday season as hundreds of cars lined around the Baileyton Volunteer...

    A last walk down (around) memory lane   

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Middle School’s (CMS) signature round building was opened one last time to the public on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2023,...

    Senior spotlight: Remembering ‘Rowdy’ Ruby Elsberry 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Hanceville Senior Center is a bit less rowdy these days as the “rowdiest of the bunch,” Ruby Elsberry, passed away...

    Surprising origins of America’s Christmas tradition

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    The celebration of Christmas as we know it today has a surprisingly storied history, with the first recorded instance of the church celebrating Christmas...

    ‘We can honor her by continuing to do good in this world’

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    Remembering Victim Services Executive Director Carol Horstman CULLMAN, Ala.– The halls of Victim Services of Cullman are a bit quieter this month after executive director...

    Co-op: Planned maintenance outage Monday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Electric Cooperative has announced a planned outage on Monday, Dec. 11 starting at 10 p.m. The outage is expected...

    CCSO hosts annual favorite, special needs rodeo

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – The sun shone bright and clear on Thursday morning, Dec. 7, as bus after bus rolled into the Cullman County Agricultural...

    Pet of the week: Spend the holidays with LuLu 

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    CULLMAN, Ala– LuLu, an approximately 2-year-old female pointer and American Bully mix with a spotted ivory coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County...

    Alabama Shine Co. donates 1st jar of legally produced, post-Prohibition Cullman Co. moonshine

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Alabama Shine Co., a newly federally licensed moonshine distillery based off County Road 222 in Cullman donated its first jar of legally...

    Tribune introduces Bedtime Storytellers Series

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Tribune’s “Bedtime Storytellers Series” is officially underway online with a stacked list of readers made up of beloved community...

    Baileyton seniors see massive turnout at annual community Christmas celebration

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – With a line wrapped around the building and seemingly every child in Baileyton in attendance, excitement and anticipation built as the...

    Hanceville City Council approves amendments to FY 2024 budget

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its regular council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, the Hanceville City Council examined and approved amendments to its previously approved...

    ‘I have always had a passion for the people, their stories and their timepieces’ 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With decades in the business and hundreds of restored timepieces under his belt, Michael Taylor is beyond a tinkerer, and no...

    Weekend event postponements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Due to expected inclement weather, several local communities have opted to postpone outdoor celebrations originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2 and...

    Link hosting backpack drive for those in need 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As many residents of Cullman County brave the wintery chill for dazzling light displays, outdoor holiday markets and even ice skating...

    Pet of the week: Witness the glory of Glory 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Glory, an approximately 2-year-old female heeler mix with a coal and chocolate coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    Christmases past: Basch family tree lives on   

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For 44 years, the sight of a giant, spinning tree glowing in a window greeted motorists as they entered Cullman from...

    Veteran spotlight: William Carter 

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    In celebration of Veterans Day, Tribune reporter Cayla Grace Murphy sat down with veterans at Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 for rapid-fire...

    Kicking Cancer dancers donate over $2K to Bosom Buddies

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After their yearly dance workshop and social, dancers and organizers of “Kicking Cancer in Cullman” donated proceeds to the Cullman County...

    Cullman Ballet Theatre School to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 2-3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Ballet Theatre School is gearing up for its third annual “Nutcracker” performance Dec. 2-3 at Hartsell High School. Owner and Instructor...

    Pet of the week: Serve with Sarge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sarge, an approximately 1-year-old male terrier mix with a chocolatey brown coat, is available for adoption at the Cullman County Animal...

    Karma’s Express opens on Main Ave.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Karma’s Coffee House has officially thrown its hat in the ring of food trucks serving the Cullman area with its newest...

    Gamer Geeks hosting free community Thanksgiving meal 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Thanksgiving is a season of gratitude, family and feasting, but while many are slicing sweet potato pies and arguing with family...

    Veteran spotlight: Ken Brown

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    In celebration of Veterans Day, Tribune reporter Cayla Grace Murphy sat down with veterans at Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 for rapid-fire...

    Library board discusses changes in operations amid interim director resignation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library Board at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, discussed director pay and changes in operations, rescinded...

    Local volunteer fire departments granted $100K in American Rescue Plan Act funds  

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – It was all smiles Thursday evening, Nov. 16, as members of the Cullman County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments received $100,000...

    Pet of the week: Adventure with Emma 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Emma, an approximately 3-year-old female Husky mix is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Despite her breed’s reputation of high-powered...

    HAY Mamas hosting Christmas Bazaar this Saturday at Agriplex 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In the hustle and bustle of holiday season and in a culture seemingly focused on instant gratification, a group called HAY...

    Restaurateurs, ranchers and foodies gather for inaugural Taste of Cullman event 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Dedicated restauranteurs and chefs, local ranchers and growers and those who just love a good bite to eat gathered at Wallace...

    ‘They pay it back tenfold’ 

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    Find your next best friend at the animal shelter  CULLMAN, Ala. - The Tribune has run its Pet of the Week feature with the Cullman...

    Designer Bag Bingo brings in more than $30K for United Way 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Laughter hung in the air as hundreds of women filled into The Venue at Cotton Creek on Thursday evening, Nov. 9,...

    Car show raises over $5K for Cullman Caring for Kids

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A cloudy chill and slight morning drizzle were no match for Cullman’s car community Saturday, Nov. 11, as the 37th Annual...