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    United Way names Stephanie Childers executive director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its largest fundraiser of the year, Designer Bag Bingo, on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2023, the United Way of Cullman...

    Veteran spotlight: Clarence Benefield

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

    Pet of the week: Find a noble friend in Alvin 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alvin, an approximately 4-month-old male Labrador mix with a creamy ivory coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Alvin...

    Baileyton decking the halls – well, Hwy. 69 – Nov. 27 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Town of Baileyton is set to deck the halls – well, the light poles lining Alabama Highway 69, in preparation...

    ‘We just wanted to honor our veterans past and present’ 

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    West Elementary fifth-grade class entertains veterans at Active Adult Center   CULLMAN, Ala. – A hundred or more lined into the Donald E. Green Active Adult...

    The Link recognizes volunteers, kicks off giving season 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Guests were greeted by a visual display of statistics celebrating The Link of Cullman County’s achievements as its annual gala kicked...

    ‘We have a lot of great veterans to honor in Cullman County’

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    Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration salutes local veterans VINEMONT, Ala. – Skies were clear, a pale cerulean and perfect for flight on Saturday morning, Nov....

    Chef Tillman

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    Local student-turned-chef hosting fundraiser for Flourish CULLMAN, Ala. - Tillman Oldacre, or as his online following might know him, Chef Tillman, is a student at...

    19th annual WSCC Student Investment Luncheon raises over $373K

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – As Wallace State Community College (WSCC) transitions into planning for spring semester, the highly anticipated event of the fall season went...

    Veteran spotlight: Ronald ‘Ron’ Creech

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

    Locals embark on Farm-City Bus Tour  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local participants had the chance to get up close and personal with   some of Cullman’s agritourism farms on Wednesday, Nov. 1, as...

    2023 Cullman Farm-City Banquet set for Nov. 21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Farm-City Week is just around the corner, and the Cullman Farm-City Committee has been hard at work through the year to...

    Pet of the week: Share some turkey with Kirby 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kirby, an approximately 3-year-old male pit terrier mix with a funky patterned coat is available for adoption at the Cullman County...

    6 inducted in inaugural class of Cullman Veterans Hall of Fame 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Heads were bowed and colors were posted at Cullman Savings Bank as a chosen few were inducted into the inaugural class...

    Hanceville City Council discusses renovation of Hanceville dispatch office

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, the Hanceville City Council welcomed Hanceville Police Chief Joshua Howell, who shared...

    Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration set for Nov. 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With an estimated 7,000 (and that number is increasing) veterans in Cullman County, it can be hard to find a way...

    Pet of the week: Davey

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Davey, an approximately 10-12-month-old male Redbone Hound mix with a toasty tan coat is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    Caring for Cullman Concert: ‘This is a huge event for us’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Hundreds walked through the doorways of Northbrook Baptist Church on Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, for Good Samaritan Health Clinic’s (GSHC’s) signature...

    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...

    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...

    Victim Services raises over $30K at Masquerade Ball

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The lights of Loft 212 twinkled and reflected off countless beaded gowns and feathered masks Thursday evening, Oct. 19, as Victim...

    Woodland Village seeking candy donations for 1st fall carnival since pandemic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Woodland Village Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is preparing for its largest fall carnival yet after a four-year hiatus due to COVID-19....

    Render Aid Alabama hosting Boo Festival Oct. 28

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Amid a plethora of fall and Halloween activities slated for next week, Render Aid Alabama is joining in on the fall...

    Library board opts not to remove challenged books

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The small back room of the main branch of the Cullman County Public Library System was packed Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023,...

    Pet of the week: Grady

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Grady, an approximately 2-year-old male terrier and hound mix with a dark-toned tricolor coat is available for adoption at the 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,...

    ‘We accept everyone who comes through that door’

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    Northside Baptist Church hosts monthly community meal CULLMAN, Ala. – The small parking lot of Northside Baptist Church was packed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023,...

    Best in show

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    Local teen shines at 17th Annual Mr. Painterman ‘Rhythms of Color’ Art Fest & Student Art Competition  CULLMAN, Ala. – Hundreds poured into The Harbert...

    Dodge City Tattoo Company sees hundreds at Halloween and Horror Art Market

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – While many local tattoo shops boast Friday the 13th specials for flash art and piercings, Dodge City Tattoo Company has...

    ‘Murder on the Silver Screen’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Hundreds poured into Stone Bridge Farms’ Browne Stone Centre dressed to the nines in three-piece suits and perfectly bedazzled gowns on...

    ‘It’s a crisis situation’: Hanceville council discusses fire dues

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its meeting Thursday, the Hanceville City Council expressed frustration about unpaid fire dues. The dues, a $13 monthly charge benefiting...

    Seniors enjoy a day at the Cullman County Fair

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The air was drizzly and crisp as Cullman County seniors gathered in hundreds and made their way to the Coca-Cola Theater...

    Les Dames hosting 2nd annual Witches Ride Oct. 22

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Good witches and bad witches alike will descend on Cullman’s Warehouse District to drink witches brew, glide through the cobbled streets...

    Fall festivities ahead

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s finally here! Dozens of events like trunk or treats, costume parties, festivals and good, old-fashioned trick or treating are coming...

    Pet of the week: LuLu Bean is looking for love

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – LuLu Bean, an approximately 2-year-old female dachshund and chihuahua mix with a cream and ebony patched coat is available for adoption...

    Lights on 436 hosting inaugural ‘Spooktacular’ light show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While haunted houses and corn mazes have provided Halloween entertainment for years in the community, one man has been quietly preparing...

    133 fungal collections made at AMS 2nd annual Mushroom Faire

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    BATTLEGROUND, Ala. – Despite chilly temps and competition with the opening week of Cullman County Fair, the Alabama Mushroom Society (AMS) saw a great...

    Op-Ed: A parent’s practical guide to the pumpkin patch

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    Picture it: a verdant green field, speckled with hay, dotted with pumpkins of every shade. The air has a certain crispness to it. Faint...

    ‘It ain’t your grandma’s Halloween market!‘

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    Dodge City Tattoo Company hosting 2nd annual Halloween & Horror Art Market  CULLMAN, Ala. – In the midst of trunk-or-treats and pumpkin patches, genuine Halloween...

    ‘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...

    Cullman County Fair back in action

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a year-long wait, Cullman residents (and visitors!) can now find themselves enveloped in a vibrant kaleidoscope of technicolor lights, surrounded...

    Pet of the week: Boone

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Boone, an approximately 4-year-old male Redbone Hound mix with a warm red coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    3Sixty Jeep Club offering ‘paw up’ this Halloween

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As the community prepares for countless Halloween parties, trunk-or-treats and traditional trick-or-treating, one nonprofit is standing above the rest by not...

    Sacred Heart hosting Blessing of Pets this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For people with pets, it’s hard to imagine life without them. They become more than pets; they truly become family and...

    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...

    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...

    Gottesdienst: A service of the Word as our forefathers knew it

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As the community came together to celebrate Oktoberfest and the beginning of the city’s 150th anniversary this past weekend, dozens of...

    Local business spotlight: By Grace Beauty and Wellness

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – When Kayra Everett and Jen Woodard started the joint venture of opening an aesthetic and wellness salon, they were bound and...

    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...

    Seniors swing and shout at Oktoberfest Senior Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala– The Hofbräuhaus was packed as hundreds of seniors piled in for a day of laidback Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Sept 29, 2023....

    2023 Oktoberfest underway

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Visitors to Cullman this weekend may see a very different Warehouse District than what they're used to…men in funny-looking overalls (lederhosen),...

    Pet of the week: Get ready to read with Tucker

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tucker, an approximately 5-year-old male heeler mix with a whimsically spotty coat is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Tucker,...

    Gotta catch ’em all: Gamer Geeks brings Pokémon tournaments to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The air was rife with competitive edge as players of all ages settled in for a long night at Gamer Geeks...

    2023 Oktoberfest schedule of events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The season of schnitzel, sauerkraut, pretzels and prost is officially upon us. With Oktoberfest kicking off this week, and this year...

    Harmony buzzing over Outdoor Classroom certification

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    LOGAN, Ala. – Harmony School is soaking in the much-deserved recognition of receiving certification from the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) as an official Outdoor...

    ‘It is about us – our community as a whole’

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    Hanceville hosts Kids’ Night Out  HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville hosted one final community event Thursday evening, Sept. 21, before the arrival of fall festivals and...

    Ball celebrates Burgermeisters past and present

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    CULLMAN, Ala— There were lederhosen and dirndls as far as the eye could see through the banquet room of the All Steak Restaurant Thursday...

    Pet of the week: Shelly

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Shelly, an approximately 10-month-old female Border Collie mix with a dark coal coat, is available for adoption at the Cullman County...

    ‘Mayberry Goes to Hee Haw’ again Oct. 26

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hundreds of fans of classic family friendly comedy piled into the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre at Wallace State Community College on...

    Cullman library board discusses challenged books, censorship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Tensions rose at Cullman County Public Library System's board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The board heard from several community members...

    Walk for MS awareness back this October

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Walk is back for the first time since COVID-19,  thanks largely in part to a collaboration with...

    Walk for MS awareness back this October

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Walk is back for the first time since COVID-19,  thanks largely in part to a collaboration with...

    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,...

    Hanceville Council reviews proposed FY2024 budget

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville City Council at its meeting on Thursday read and reviewed the proposed fiscal year 2024 budget. Mayor Kenneth Nail said that...

    Cullman’s Little Free Pantry needs your help

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Even with the recent 1% drop in grocery tax, area food banks and free pantries are struggling to keep up with...

    Cullman Oktoberfest back, bigger than ever Sept. 28-30

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With crisp autumn air just around the corner, Cullman is gearing up for its annual take on Oktoberfest, celebrating Cullman's German...

    Baileyton council discusses new AED for senior center

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Baileyton Town Council held its regular meeting, delayed one week, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. The council welcomed Donna Kent,...

    Pet of the week: Marshall

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Marshall, an approximately 2-year-old male Great Pyrenees with a soft cream coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Marshall...

    Monograms Plus hosting ‘Girls Day Out’ this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Monograms Plus, a cornerstone in Cullman for gift giving and treating yourself, is celebrating its 24th year of business by hosting...

    ‘Where else can you find muscadine juice?’

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    Saint Bernard welcomes visitors for 7th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ CULLMAN, Ala. – Attendees and competitors from all across the Southeast gathered on the...

    ‘We want people to leave here feeling positive about themselves!’

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    Golden Hour Studio opens   CULLMAN, Ala. – A trio of women has teamed up to empower others and make them comfortable in their own skin....

    Local potters gearing up for Empty Bowls; volunteers needed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local potters are gearing up for Empty Bowls, which will take place Feb. 19, 2024, and they need your help! The...

    Pet of the week: You got a friend in Woody

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Woody, an approximately 5-year-old male German Shepherd with a caramel and ebony coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal...

    An autumnal boutique experience

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While some dream of temperatures dropping and leaves beginning to change color, many are choosing to switch out wardrobes and freshen...

    Cowlicks and Pigtails brings consistent seasonal consignment to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Any parent who strives to keep up with trends and ever-growing little bodies has struggled with pricing and cost-per-wear of quality...

    COA urges retirees, seniors to ‘Treasure Your Health’ on Sept. 7

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    ULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Aging (COA) is urging retirees and seniors to “Treasure Your Health” at its high seas-themed Cullman...

    SugarFest 2023 brings Labor Day fun to Arab

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    ARAB, Ala. – Hundreds of residents poured into Arab City Park on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, to celebrate Arab’s annual SugarFest. SugarFest, a celebration...

    Victim Services to host 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The time has come to bring out your most daring mask and dazzling formalwear to go incognito for an evening at...

    Cullman recognized for thriving tourism industry

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It is no question that Cullman has steadily risen to a prime spot in the must-travel list of the Southeast for...

    Labor Day 2023 closings and delays

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    Government and municipal buildings: Cullman County Court House- Monday, Sept. 4 Cullman City Hall- Monday, Sept. 4 Schools: Cullman City Schools- Monday, Sept. 4 Cullman County Schools- Monday, Sept.4 Sanitation...

    Pet of the week: Arnie

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Arnie, an approximately 2-year-old male Labrador and Airedale mix with a charcoal coat, is available for adoption at the Cullman County...

    Victoria’s Hope celebrates grand opening after 5 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When Victoria’s Hope Thrift and Treasures was founded in 2018, founder April German was bound and determined to create a silver...

    7 Cullman County nonprofits receive a combined $51K in grants

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Representatives of several nonprofits in Cullman met at The Link of Cullman County’s Gathering Place on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. Over...

    West Elementary community block party Aug. 31

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The West Elementary Parent Teacher Association is closing out the dog days of summer with a ton of fun in the...

    Troop 219 promotes 3 young men to rank of Eagle Scout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and only an estimated...

    Cullman elementary students craft ‘Robot Fingers’ to study human anatomy

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    CULLMAN, Al. – The human body, an intricate machine, is being explored hands-on by elementary students in Cullman City Schools as they construct model...

    First responders recognized by Hanceville City Council

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Despite a fairly light council meeting agenda, Hanceville City Hall was packed with first responders and their superiors, family and friends...

    ‘Every person showed up to provide their support to the seniors in our community

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    Trivia through the Decades brings over $7K for Cullman County Commission on Aging  CULLMAN, Ala. – The competition was intense and the pressure immense as...

    Harris, Brown inducted into Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A group of senior adults was honored Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, with induction into the 2023 class of the Alabama Senior...

    Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County set to host ‘Murder on the...

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman (FPLCC) will be transporting Cullman to old Hollywood, but it’s not as glamorous as it...

    Pet of the week: Moses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Moses, an approximately 2-year-old male chocolate lab with a deep brown coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Moses...

    Alabama Mushroom Society collects 46 fungi specimens at Sportsman Lake ‘Mycoblitz’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dozens of budding and seasoned naturalists of all ages converged on Sportsman Lake Park’s Wildflower Garden on Saturday, Aug.19, 2023, with...

    ‘Southern hospitality and the will to help one another has no boundaries’

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    Hele Bowls raising funds, collecting donations for Maui wildfire victims  CULLMAN, Ala. - Hele Bowls, a local island-inspired favorite for colorful and fresh poke and...

    Vinemont seeing increased attendance at monthly senior lunches

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Vinemont seniors gathered once again in the Vinemont Community Center for a few hours of lunch and activities hosted by the...

    ‘Moana Jr.’ coming to Cullman in October

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    CULLMAN, Ala– While temperatures may be finally cooling off come autumn, Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST), along with Cullman Community Theatre (CCT)...

    ‘It just kind of felt right to come back to my community’

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    Perspective Eye Care and Eye Wear hosts grand opening brunch  CULLMAN, Ala. – Dr. Kelsie Graffagnino is offering Cullman a new perspective on optometry –...

    Pet of the week: Chill out with Charlie

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Charlie, an approximately 2-year-old male beagle with a golden brown coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Charlie is...

    North Alabama Agriplex Harvest to Home dinner Sept. 14

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Agriplex is set to host its annual Harvest to Home fundraiser dinner on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at...

    Alabama Mushroom Society monthly foray Aug. 19 at Sportsman Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Fungi enthusiasts and amateur mycology mavens alike can join in the hunt for mushrooms at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19,...

    ‘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...