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    HPD set to host Kids’ Night Out in September

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Police Department (HPD) is set to host Kids’ Night Out, an outreach event designed to familiarize the youngest members...

    2 new police officers sworn in at Hanceville council meeting

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Police force has grown by two, with new officers Jason Wilbanks and Justin Freeman sworn in at the Hanceville...

    Pet of the week: Add Bocephus to your ‘family tradition’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bocephus, an approximately 1-year-old male shepherd and Labrador mix with a toasty tan coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County...

    ‘Kickin’ it in the C’: Colony Day 2023 promises a whole weekend of fun

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    COLONY, Ala. - Colony is hosting its famous Colony Day celebration for the third consecutive year. For lovers of spades, soul food, music and...

    Prayer and Pledge Ride rolls through county

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The weather was hot and humid on Saturday morning as motorcyclists donning black leather climbed on their bikes and headed out...

    Venza, Goat Island team up to recognize nurses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Nurses of all ages descended on Goat Island Brewing late Saturday evening to ditch the scrubs, let loose and relax. With...

    Downtown library damaged by storm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A line of severe storms on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023, caused widespread power outages with fallen trees and downed power lines,...

    Senior spotlight: ‘Be compassionate with people’

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    Holly Pond's Jackie Horton celebrates over 40 years of serving homebound seniors HOLLY POND, Ala. – Jackie Horton has quite the legacy to flex. Having...

    ‘We are planting good seeds daily’

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    ‘Planted’: Link set to host 2nd annual gala CULLMAN, Ala. – The Link of Cullman County is set to host its second annual gala, "Planted,"...

    Cullman County Bosom Buddies set to host 4th annual Little Pink Dress Benefit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation is set to host its fourth annual Little Pink Dress Benefit on Tuesday, Oct. 3,...

    Op-Ed: The quiet legacy of a quilter

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    As a sewist and quilter with over 15 years of experience, I have been called several times to adopt another quilter's "stash". A stash...

    Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail gives statement on ethics hearing

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail said he attended an Alabama Ethics Commission hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, concerning an anonymous complaint filed...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Esther, an approximately 6-year-old female blue heeler with a spotted coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  Esther is...

    ‘We see them as God’s child’

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    The Link's Master's Hand food pantry partners with other nonprofits to serve neighbors with dignity CULLMAN, Ala– The Link of Cullman County is well known...

    Hanceville City Council discusses possible RV park

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Council members excitedly discussed the possibility of an RV park located behind the CVS Pharmacy at 303 Main St NE...

    Nifty knitters and cool crocheters assemble weekly at library

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Knitters and crocheters alike of every skill level assemble under the roof of the Cullman County Public Library every Tuesday afternoon....

    Pet of the week: Rex

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rex, an approximately 5-year-old male “bassador” with a toasty caramel coat, is up for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Rex is...

    ‘Chief of morale’

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    Cullman Fire Rescue welcomes Charlie the Fire Dog CULLMAN, Ala. – After 15 years in fire service, Josh Sparkman finally got his dream fire dog,...

    Op-Ed: Rock the South through the eyes of a first-timer

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    As a Cullman local who lived in the county and worked at a local watering hole, Rock the South had always been synonymous for...

    ‘Everyone deserves to hear live music once in a while’

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    Jesse Priest rocks the CCCDD over RTS weekend CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South is an explosion of light, color and twangy country sound. The...

    Rock the South donates nearly $70K to local nonprofits

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While Rock the South brings in millions in revenue annually, it has never lost sight of its original cause: gathering the...

    Hot, wet and wild Rock the South 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama heat was intense as thousands of attendees gathered at York Farms in Cullman County this past weekend for Rock...

    ‘Don’t make too much of it!’

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    Hanceville Public Library celebrates 88th birthday of beloved librarian Shirley Burden HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Surrounded by cherished books, lively children, and grateful coworkers, Shirley Burden...

    Pet of the week: Doin’ just fine with Dandy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Dandy, an approximately 2-years-old male Texas Heeler with a plush toasty caramel coat, spotted feet and white-tipped tail, is available for...

    ‘He was probably one of the best investigators I ever had the pleasure of...

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    Attorney General Steve Marshall honors fallen lieutenant HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Close family members, former coworkers and elected officials gathered in the Hanceville City Council chambers...

    ‘Rockin’ Good’ grocery giveaway this Saturday; volunteers needed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Link of Cullman County has teamed up once again with Greater Good Music and Rock the South to distribute food...

    ‘Big Zac’ wins title at 2nd annual Cullman County Tomato Taste-Off

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In the midst of the hustle and bustle of a Saturday morning at the Festhalle Farmers Market, a small panel of...

    Hanceville council authorizes demolition of home

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    UPDATE: Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail clarified Saturday (7/15/23) evening, the property authorized to be demolished is a two-story apartment-style structure near the back of...

    Cullman County EMA launching crisis communication team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A small collection of agencies representing news sources, first responders, local schools and city leaders – as well as some of...

    Leldon’s set to host ‘Arts in the Warehouse District’

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Local artists will yet again converge in Cullman’s Warehouse District for the third annual Arts in the Warehouse District event, hosted by...

    Pet of the week: Mya

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mya, an approximately 4-year-old female Labrador mix with an ebony coat and a freckle on her tongue is available for adoption...

    Beer, Bands & Bingo ‘perhaps the biggest since its inception’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bingo players were elbow to elbow at Goat Island Brewing Saturday, July 8, dotting called spaces, hoping for a chance to...

    Rock the South readiness: Tips for festival safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With Rock the South being many seasoned concertgoers’ first experience at a music festival, here is a collection of tips that...

    ‘We’re happy to provide food and fun for our neighbors’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It was the perfect day for an intimate block party at The Villas at Cloverdale on Friday, July 7. The Link...

    Pet of the week: Diamond is a girl’s best friend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Diamond, an approximately 1-year-old female Catahoula mix with a calico coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Diamond lives...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama is no stranger to heat or humidity. With a high heat advisory nearly every day last week as well as...

    Notable nonprofit: Cullman County Commission on Aging

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Commission on Aging (COA) Executive Director Stephanie Lawson said that for the last two years, she has felt right...

    Happy 200th birthday, Col. Cullmann!

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    Friends of Frankweiler hosts party to celebrate town’s founder CULLMAN, Ala. - A small crowd of Cullmanites of all ages and backgrounds joined together at...

    Cook Ministries to host suicide prevention training July 28

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Cook Ministries is teaming up with Alabama Suicide Prevention & Resources Coalition (ASPARC) to bring suicide prevention education and...

    Pentastar South Car Club donates nearly $4K to Secret Meals for Hungry Children

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Pentastar South Car Club has a passion not only for Mopar builds, but also for giving back to the community. For...

    The Link expands kindergarten readiness camp to 7 locations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Link of Cullman County is gearing up to host another year of kindergarten readiness camps, this year in seven different...

    Pet of the week: Livin’ life in peace with Freida

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Freida, an approximately 2-year-old female boxer mix with a funky charcoal and cream coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County...

    ‘My heart said to do something for these senior citizens, so I did!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Candie Cummings is on a mission to shine a light on one of the darkest forms of abuse in our community:...

    ‘Competition was stiff’

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    Marys vs. Mimosas brunch showdown raises funds for Les Dames   CRANE HILL, Ala. – Brunch enthusiasts lined up in the late-morning sun to try bespoke...

    Cullman welcomes Hello Sunshine Boutique

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Anne Freeman and Amanda Martin have joined forces to offer unique, affordable customized boutique pieces to Cullman at Hello Sunshine Boutique....

    HPD chief presents 1-year plan, seeks community input

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Police Chief Joshua Howell was sworn in on April 13, 2023. At the June 22, 2023, Hanceville City Council meeting,...

    CAPNA opens applications for weatherization assistance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the cost of living steadily rising, and many homeowners unable to perform crucial repairs to maintain their homes, it can...

    ‘In the times we live in it’s nice to be able to spread some...

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    Lights on 436 introduces new patriotic show ahead of Independence Day CULLMAN, Ala. – Ronnie Allred, the creative mind behind the local Christmas light show...

    Senior Outreach Players coming to WSCC in September

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – For lovers of classic television variety ensembles and family-friendly comedy, Senior Outreach Players has compiled a showcase of humor and characters...

    ‘The world can be a dark place; we just want to shine a light’

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    Standing in the Gap helps trauma survivors CULLMAN, Ala. - Standing in the Gap is a faith-based nonprofit ministry that has operated in Cullman County...

    5th annual Beer, Bands & Bingo coming July 8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Frosty brews, live music and friendly competition are on the menu at Goat Island Brewing on Saturday, July 8, 2023, for...

    Taziki’s partners with, donates $1K to Cullman Caring for Kids

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Keith Richards, owner of the new Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in Cullman, announced a partnership with Cullman Caring for Kids at the...

    Pet of the week: My Bonnie lies over the sea

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Bonnie, a 1-year-old female pit terrier mix with striking chocolate eyes, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter. Bonnie is...

    United We Brunch coming June 24

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Les Dames of Cullman, a nonprofit focused on creating meaningful mentorship opportunities and bridging the feminine hygiene gap for women and...

    Saints MC raises over $13K for Miracle League

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The morning sun glittered brightly atop the Saints MC Clubhouse on Saturday, June 10, 2023, as dozens of riders from...

    Copper Cricket hops into town

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s boutique scene is ever-changing, with specialized storefronts offering a host of home decor, bespoke garments and accessories as well as...

    Notable nonprofits: Good Samaritan Health Clinic

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    ‘We provide no less than what anyone would expect at a private clinic’ Nestled into an alcove on Arnold Street is Good Samaritan Health Clinic...

    2nd Fridays return June 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mark your calendars – 2nd Fridays return beginning June 9 in and around Cullman’s Warehouse District. The monthly celebration with live...

    Flourish kicks off Job Exploration Program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Flourish of Cullman’s Job Exploration Program kicked off this week, Monday, June 5, 2023, and will run until June 30, 2023....

    Pet of the Week: Joey

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Joey, an approximately 8-year-old chihuahua mix with a dusty tan coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  He is...

    ‘True community and support still occurs and exists’

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    CAPNA performs ‘block makeover’ on Denson Avenue   CULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteers with and employees of Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (CAPNA) have taken on...

    ‘We are glad to be able to help promote these health services’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Food trucks, live music and dozens of tents packed with representatives from local nonprofits set the scene at the United Way...

    Pups and Pints raises nearly $2.5K

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – People and pups alike had a pawsitively perfect time at the inaugural Pups and Pints fundraiser on Saturday, June 3. The...

    Saints MC 7th annual Miracle League Ride coming June 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – It will be kickstands up for the Saints Motorcycle Club (MC) seventh annual Miracle League Ride Saturday, June 10. The yearly...

    FAITH: Daystar ‘At the Movies’ series starts June 4

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Daystar Church has announced the return of “At the Movies,” a series of teachings led by Senior Pastor Jerry Lawson...
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    Cullman Veterans Hall of Fame now accepting nominations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Veterans Hall of Fame (CVHOF), a mission spearheaded by Fairview native Col. Donald Fallin, aims to recognize and pay tribute...

    ‘We’re not a typical VFW!’

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    Nonprofit spotlight: VFW Post 2214 CULLMAN, Ala. – When you hear "VFW," you might think of older gentlemen with caps bearing the seals of their...

    Crispy, ooey-gooey grilled cheese goodness

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The morning sun was bright, live jam band tunes were pumping and the air held a distinct aroma of crispy, ooey-gooey...

    Pet of the Week: Leo seeks a new kingdom

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Leo, an approximately 3-year-old male pit bull terrier mix with a short dark coat, is available for adoption at Cullman County...

    East Elementary receives Exemplary Reading Program Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – East Elementary School recently received the prestigious Exemplary Reading Program Award issued by the International Literacy Association (ILA). The intent of...

    Bulls & Broncs coming to Hanceville June 10

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –The Hanceville Rodeo is back, set for Saturday, June 10, 2023, with gates opening at 5 p.m. and all the action beginning...

    Ice cream for breakfast? Yes, please!

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – No matter your age, ice cream for breakfast is always a fun start to the day. Toppings like Oreos and...

    Holly Pond student battling 2nd bout of cancer; Broncos for Christ raising funds

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Elena Saldana, a rising senior at Holly Pond High School, is back in the ring fighting cancer. Saldana's journey with cancer...

    Dinner on First: New location, same feel

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Dinner on First, hosted annually by the Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) Foundation, looked a little different this year....

    Cullman County Child Development Center graduates 6

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – There was hardly a dry eye in the house Friday, May 19, at the commencement ceremony for the Cullman County Child...

    Pet of the week: Make healthy choices with Oats

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Oats, an approximately 2-year-old male pit bull terrier mix with a toasted tan coat, is available for adoption at the Cullman...

    Baileyton hosts 3rd annual Family Fun Day

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The morning sun poured down on Baileyton as dozens of arts and crafts purveyors, food tents and local merchants put the...

    Cullman Homeschool Theater to present ‘Politically Correct Bedtime Stories’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Homeschool Theater will present "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories" on Saturday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at No Fences Cowboy Church. According...

    Tiny houses coming to Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It was a victorious day in Hanceville for community members into the "tiny house" way of life, as the Hanceville City...

    Editorial: What is motherhood?

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    I have been tasked with the insurmountable feat of summing up motherhood, in honor of Mother's Day. For reference, I like to call myself an...

    ‘If you don’t belong, don’t be long’

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    Beggars & Thieves pays it forward for those in need CULLMAN, Ala. – You've likely seen Beggars & Thieves around town. The large black and...

    ‘Home’: Cullman Women Sing spring concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The setting sun poured in through the towering stained glass windows of Seventh Street Baptist Church on Tuesday evening as Cullman...

    Jim ‘Coach’ Taylor receives 2023 Impact Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When Jim "Coach" Taylor first learned he was the recipient of this year's Impact Award at St. Paul's Lutheran School, he...

    ‘Eat. Drink. Wander.’

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    The National opens CULLMAN, Ala – The National, a stylish and fresh new gastropub in the historic district of Cullman has officially opened its doors....

    3rd annual Grilled Cheese Festival coming to Hanceville May 27

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – You'd be hard-pressed to find a more classic, comforting sandwich than a grilled cheese. Whether a simple white bread and American...

    Seniors twist, twirl and dip at Strawberry Festival Senior Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A little drizzle and unseasonably chilly temps weren't going to stop hundreds of Cullman area seniors from celebrating Senior Day at...

    CCCDD unveils renovations to 1st group home

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CCCDD) Executive Director Charese Morris on Thursday afternoon was thrilled to unveil finished renovations...

    Pet of the Week: My fellow Americans, check out Mr. Kennedy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mr. Kennedy, an approximately 3-year-old male "shollie" (shepherd and collie mix) with a dark thick coat, is available for adoption at...

    ‘With great power comes great responsibility’

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    Community celebrates David Wiggins' 17-year tenure at East Elementary CULLMAN, Ala. – The community came out to celebrate a beloved educator Monday, May 1, when...

    Fun run raises money for WPES sensory room

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The evening was aglow with neon, puzzle piece motifs and plenty of pump-up music Saturday, April 29, at West Point...

    Stiefelmeyer Building damaged in severe storm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Stiefelmeyer Building and surrounding area were damaged during an unexpected severe storm in the early morning hours of Friday, April...

    Holly Pond Civitans host Relay For Life Survivors’ Breakfast

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Dozens of cancer survivors and their family and friends gathered early Wednesday morning, April 26, for the annual Relay For Life of...

    The Link’s Nurturing Place officially open

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    CULLMAN, Ala.– The Link of Cullman County's Nurturing Place, a weekly gathering place for tutoring, life skill sessions and supervised visitations is officially open...

    Funds still available for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - According to the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, funds are still available for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SFMNP...

    CPD Autism Awareness Month patch sales benefit Autism Speaks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, the Cullman Police Department is set to wrap up its special patch sale...

    Editorial: Simple swaps toward sustainability

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    Today, April 22, is Earth Day! www.earthday.org/earth-day-2023 Sustainability can be a hot topic these days, and in a world as busy as ours, it's typically...

    CASA volunteers needed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking new volunteers due to steadily rising caseload. The volunteers work closely with...

    Bloomin’ Festival this weekend!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 39th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Craft Fair is this Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each...

    PET OF THE WEEK: Read a mystery with Agatha by your side

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Agatha, a female Anatolian Shepherd estimated to be about 3 years old with a toasted caramel coat, is available for adoption...

    Flourish raises $9K-plus at Spring Fling

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Flourish of Cullman, a nonprofit dedicated to life coaching and mentorship for individuals with disabilities, was proud to host its first-ever...