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    Joel Burks/CullmanSense

    Annual Crew’s Charity Day Brings Awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and Fun to Families

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    CULLMAN – After the threat of severe weather forced a postponement of Crew’s Charity Day, and after much perseverance, the big day finally arrived...
    Mary Reid

    American Legion and Ladies Auxillary Remember Veterans

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    CULLMAN – Every year, we remember our veterans who have given everything to protect our homeland and others throughout the world. The American Legion,...

    Team Crew Charity Day Moved to May 9

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    CULLMAN – The annual Team Crew Charity Day has been moved to May 9 due to the threat of inclement weather on the event's...

    Under the Microscope: Schizophrenia Discovered to Be Eight Different Disorders

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    A breakthrough in mental health will lead to better patient care for thousands. A recent study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    A Day in the Life of a Cullman City Firefighter

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    CULLMAN – Firefighters have a rewarding, but undeniably tough job. Risking their own safety to rush to the aid of others is a sacrifice...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Sacred Heart Altar Society Holds Bunco Tournament

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    CULLMAN – The rattling of dice and squeals of delight filled the Family Life Center at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The glasses were...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Cullman Caring for Kids Remembers Children Lost to Abuse, Continues Fighting for Others

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    CULLMAN – The local non-profit organization, Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK), along with a few dozen advocates and supporters, gathered around the courthouse recently...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Stone Bridge Farms Offers New Retreat to Customers

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    CULLMAN – Patrons of Stone Bridge Farms have a new, beautiful retreat to spend time with family or get ready for your big day....
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    International Tabletop Day Brings Gamers Together

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    CULLMAN – Three years ago, sci-fi celebrity Wil Wheaton wanted to bring people together to have fun in the world of tabletop games. On...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSenese

    Walking for Awareness: Cullman’s Annual Walk for Autism Brings Fun and Awareness

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    HANCEVILLE – The annual Autism 5K, Walk and Fun Day took place last Saturday at Wallace State Community College. It was a beautiful day to...
    Kenneth Paschal

    Bubbles of Love: Shining a Light on Parental Alienation

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    CULLMAN – It is not an uncommon occurrence to see a child put in the middle of a marital dispute, and one parent pitting...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSenese

    New Human Trafficking Task Force Comes to Cullman

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     I wanted to start this task force here, because a lot of people think of human trafficking and they think, ‘Oh, that doesn’t happen...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSenese

    ‘What Stands In a Storm’: New Book Looks at April 27 Tornadoes Through the...

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    CULLMAN – April 27, 2011 is a day that will live in many of our hearts forever. That terrifying day where we thought the...
    Leslie Sanders

    2nd Local Celebration of International Tabletop Day Set for April 11

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    CULLMAN – Everyone has a favorite tabletop game, whether it’s Monopoly, Risk, or maybe even Trivial Pursuit. There are, however, a plethora of fun...
    Sarah Linkous

    Sara Linkous Enters Final Stretch of Humanitarian Award Competition

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    CULLMAN – Local humanitarian, Sara Linkous, is in the final stretch of the National Obesity Foundation’s Humanitarian Award Competition. Linkous was nominated by her...
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    Test Results for Suspected Measles Case Are Negative

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    The risk should be very, very low since this baby has mostly stayed home. There shouldn’t be too many others that have been exposed.” Marti...
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    Festhalle Farmer’s Market gets New Hours and Activities

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    Wallace State Kicks Off Arts in April Events

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    HANCEVILLE – The annual month long Arts in April event is back at Wallace State Community College. New exhibits featuring every medium of art...
    Natalie Bonner/CullmanSense

    Bloomin’ Festival Remains a Top Tourism Event in the Southeast

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    It is a family friendly event that draws visitors from all over. It always pulls in a record attendance and everyone loves the Bloomin’...
    Rhonda Riley

    A Parent’s Perspective of H.O.P.E’s Horse Therapies

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    CULLMAN – I have written several articles over the past year about H.O.P.E Therapy and the services they provide, but have not had the...
    Foundry Recovery Center

    The Foundry Launches ‘Rebuild Campaign’ to Fund Expansion of Rehab Facility

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    It is so much more than just the building. It’s donating to restore families, change hearts and rebuild lives in the Cullman Community by...

    Opinion: Go Green Regardless of Your Stance

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    Climate change has become a phrase that can spark a debate in no time at all. The debate of whether or not mankind is...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Grant Brown Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Held with Swamp John’s

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    HANCEVILLE – The family and friends of Grant Brown have been working hard to raise the money to send one lucky Hanceville student to...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSenese

    Berlin Sunshine Club Holds Its Largest Easter Egg Hunt to Date

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    BERLIN – If you felt a rumble in the earth near Berlin on Saturday, it wasn’t an earthquake. It was the pounding of little...
    Cullman Caring for Kids, Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Healing Through Awareness: Cullman Caring for Kids Hopes to Raise Awareness of Child Abuse...

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    From January 2014 to January of 2015, Cullman County DHR had 852 cases of abuse and neglect.” Nancy Bryant, CCK Assistant Director CULLMAN – April is...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSenese

    Turning Tragedy into Hope: 5K Run Honors Grant Brown with Memorial Fund

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    HANCEVILLE – It was a brisk spring morning at Wallace State on Saturday as 17 participants ran the 5K course through the campus. The...
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    CP&R Branches Out to the Arts, Will Host Art in the Park on April...

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    We have the best recreation facilities, the best schools, the best athletics, and it is time for us to step up our games in...
    United Way

    New United Way Board Offers Exciting Opportunity for Youth to Help Community

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    CULLMAN – The United Way of Cullman County is reaching out to young professionals of the area to participate in their new program, the...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSenese

    H.O.P.E. Enjoys New Home: Equine Therapy Organization Begins Lessons at New Facilities on Convent...

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    CULLMAN – David Poynor had a vision in 2007 of a therapeutic program that would help individuals with disabilities have access to a unique...
    Sarah Linkous

    Getting Healthy to Help Others: Local Humanitarian Seeks Community’s Votes to Win Weight Loss...

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    I feel that having weight loss surgery would help to get the weight off faster and that will allow me to serve our community...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Cooking to Love: Augusta’s Sports Grill Carries on a Family Legacy

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    Some people say they love to cook, but I think my grandmother cooked to love, and we’re carrying on that legacy.” Debbie Veres, Co-owner of...
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    Victim Services of Cullman Reaches Out to Homeless Community and Domestic Violence Victims

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    CULLMAN – When you think of Victim Services of Cullman (VSOC), you probably know that their prime objective is to help rehabilitate and protect...

    Colon Cancer Awareness: A Few Hours of Your Life Might Just Save It

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    They probably could have caught this much earlier if I had gone in when I was supposed to get my colonoscopy.” Windell Turner, Colon Cancer...
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    OPINION: Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma Reminds Us to Keep Moving Forward

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    CULLMAN – Fifty years ago, people of color were subjected to abhorrent treatment in our state, and while it is still not something many...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Agriplex Holds Dinner and Silent Auction

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    CULLMAN – The North Alabama Agriplex is a magical place where children learn, play and grow as they explore their natural world. Farm Kid’s...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    The Luck of the Irish: Crowds Enjoy St. Paddy’s Day in Cullman

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    CULLMAN – There is a lot of fact and fiction behind why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and what the true meaning behind the holiday...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    2nd Fridays Kicks Off

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    I love that Cullman can finally have events like this. We have evolved so much in the past five years.” Ashley Love, 2nd Fridays Attendee CULLMAN –...

    Cullman County Awarded Over $27,000 for Emergency Food and Shelter

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    CULLMAN – Congress has appropriated $120 million to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs. Each jurisdiction's award is based upon the jurisdiction's...

    A Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Cullman

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    CULLMAN – Local restaurants are offering big fun and entertainment for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Live music, giveaways and drink specials are...

    IRS Scam Bullies Local Residents

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    CULLMAN – A growing scam has been spreading rapidly across the nation, and has affected some residents of Cullman County and surrounding areas. The...
     Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Dale Greer Discusses the Work of the Alabama Workforce Council at Chamber’s Biscuits &...

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    HANCEVIILLE – In July of 2014, Gov. Robert Bentley appointed industry leaders, educators and others to work on the Alabama Workforce Council. The council’s...
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    Annual Autism Walk and 5K Returns to Hanceville April 11

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    HANCEVILLE – While many may be aware of the condition of autism, there is still much work to be done in the way of...
    Chelsea Sparks, Natalie Bonner/CullmanSense

    A Little Black Dress & Lots of Fun

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    The event focuses on women. Just everyone coming together for a girl’s night out and having a good time." Dr. Vicki Hawsey Karolewics, President of...

    Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

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    You have probably heard the term before, and chances are the term slipped by you. It’s easy enough to understand, but it is has...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps / CullmanSense

    LeNa` Powe of West Alabama Speaks on Helping Communities Help Their Workforce Development

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    CULLMAN – Industry and training were on the menu at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s February Community Luncheon this past Friday. With industry...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    New Davidson Homes Offer A piece of luxury

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    CULLMAN – With several expansions happening all around in industrial and retail businesses alike, the Cullman area is pulling in more newcomers to our...
    Contributed by Brandi Hoffman

    Turning Experience into Passion

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    CULLMAN – Everyone these days seems to fancy themselves a photographer. Social media has made it easier than ever to share and lightly edit...
    Chelsea Sparks/CullmanSense

    Putting Cullman to Work: City and County Come Together to Host Job Fair at...

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    The city and county work very close together anyway, and our job together is to promote industry in any way we can. This would...

    A Study of Hands

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    It takes all different kinds of people and all different gifts and talents to make a community. I wanted to show people who have...
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    Young Stars Burn Bright at For Kids’ Sake Variety Show

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    HANCEVILLE – For more than 20 years, the For Kids’ Sake Variety Show has brought a wonderful opportunity for youth in the Cullman area...

    Alabama Vaccination Rate Ranks 6th Highest in Nation

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    CULLMAN – There has been much fear and controversy over the past several years in relation to vaccines and growing outbreaks in different parts...
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    Guitars and More, LLC Coming to Cullman February 21

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    “There is no solid music store offering out there that carries premium brands so we decided to make a move and Cullman was the...

    Calling All Artists

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    The overarching idea behind Wallace State's annual Arts in April celebration is to provide a variety of culturally enriching events that service both the...

    Scientists Discover New Procedure That Could Potentially Reverse Aging

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    Now we have found a way to lengthen human telomeres by as much as 1,000 nucleotides, turning back the internal clock in these cells by the...
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    The Way We Worked

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    CULLMAN – A new and exciting exhibit is coming to Cullman County that showcases the huge strides made throughout our history. The exhibit will...
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    Cullman High School Cheerleaders Currently at Nationals After Taking the State Championship

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    CULLMAN – It was a great year for the Cullman High School Cheer team after taking both the regional and state level competitions by...

    It’s Cold Outside But the Nightlife is Hot

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    CULLMAN – For years, residents of Cullman who wanted to go out at night for a few drinks and live entertainment had to travel...
    Loomis Bros. Circus

    Circus Promises Big Family Fun

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    CULLMAN – A new year has brought the Loomis Bros Circus back to town and families across the county are welcome to come join...
    Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

    Preparing to Light the Torch

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    CULLMAN – A celebration will be coming on April 14 that law enforcement officials look forward to all year. It is a day of...

    Second Annual Team Crew Charity Event Promises to Be Bigger and Better

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    CULLMAN – Cystic Fibrosis affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States alone. It is a life threatening condition that is the result of...
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    CRMC Offers Advanced Therapy with Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers

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    CULLMAN – Cullman Regional Medical Center may not be as large as UAB, but they are making great strides in investing in new technologies...

    Red Cross facilities are top-notch and multi-purposed

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    CULLMAN – The new Beech Center has been a great asset to the Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CCCDD), but it is...

    “The Barbecue State”

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    CULLMAN – Johnny’s Barbecue has been in business for more than 52 years serving smoky barbecue to the masses. They are known for their...
    Rick Burgess and Larry Taunton speak about Christian parenting in the modern age.

    Christ Covenant Presbyterian Holds Public Forum on Raising Christian Children

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    CULLMAN – A public forum was held at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church recently to discuss raising Christian children in the modern age. Speakers for...

    Brooks’ Place Helps Those Who Cannot Help Themselves

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    CULLMAN – There is a two-story house in Cullman just by the middle school that does incredible work. The small and unassuming house has...
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    CRMC Registered Nurse Talks Facts to Calm Hysteria Over H3N2

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    CULLMAN – The flu season is a dreaded time for all. It causes hospitals and doctor’s offices to fill up, resulting in lengthy wait...
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    Truckers Can Find Great Food on the Road Again

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    HANCEVILLE – Just off the Hanceville exit on I-65, next to the Shell Station, there is a little known restaurant. It has been there...
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    What Time Is It? Tax Time

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    CULLMAN – Someone once said that the only two things you must do in this life is die and pay taxes. If you are...
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    Start the New Year Healthy

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    CULLMAN – We all want to stay fit and healthy, and with the New Year just underway you may feel a new resolve to...

    The Art of Lettering with Joyful Papery

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    CULLMAN - Have you ever seen a quote that really stuck with you, or helped you through a difficult time? Most of us have, and...

    Looking Ahead to 2015

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    CULLMAN - Cullman has seen a lot of changes in only a year’s time. 2014 has been a great year for growth, both economically and within...
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    Local Restaurants in Cullman Offer Food and Entertainment on New Year’s Eve

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    CULLMAN - For those who want to spend a night on the town, but do not feel like traveling too far for New Year’s...

    Fun with Kids on New Year’s Eve

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    CULLMAN - While most couples will be having a fun night out on the town and celebrating New Year’s with friends, some Cullmanites may...
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    A Style for All is Available at Younique Boutique

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    CULLMAN - Across from Sacred Heart School, there is a little boutique that is helping women find the best style for them. We have...

    Local Artist Expresses Deep Ideas Through Art

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    CULLMAN - Local artist Denise Thomas-McCrary has been diving into the world of art since she was a young child. She has been taking...
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    Winter is Here, Let’s Trim the Trees

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    CULLMAN - With the cold months of winter upon us, it is time once again to prune and trim some trees and bushes. While...

    Open for Business on Christmas

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    CULLMAN - It’s Christmas Day and you have a last minute purchase you need to make, or maybe Mom burnt supper and you need...
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    Cullman Christmas Schedule For County and City

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    CULLMAN - With Christmas falling on a Thursday this year, city and county services will be on a slightly altered schedule. Below are all...

    Last Minute Shopping for Christmas

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    CULLMAN - So tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and you realize that you had one more gift that you needed to get. Perhaps for a game...

    Pets as Presents

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    CULLMAN - All over the country this Christmas, people will be going to their local shelters or breeders and bringing home adorable furry friends...

    Kids Shop ‘Til They Drop With Local Cops

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City Police Department has been working hard all year for this day. Saturday was a day to give back to...

    Secret Meals Continues Strong

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    CULLMAN - No child should go hungry. That is a statement everyone can agree upon, and here in Cullman, local businesses and individuals are participating...
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    Art and Wine Made the Crowd Feel Fine

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    CULLMAN - On a brisk fall evening, dozens of people gathered in the shop of Michael’s Flowers and Design for a night of unique art...
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    Former employee now New Owner of Cutie Patooties

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    CULLMAN - There are some stores in Cullman that are old favorites. Establishments that have been around for years and everyone knows the place...
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    Former employee now New Owner of Cutie Patooties

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    CULLMAN - There are some stores in Cullman that are old favorites. Establishments that have been around for years and everyone knows the place you...
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    Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

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    CULLMAN - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means it is time to deck your halls. The first order of business...
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    Small Businesses are Thankful for Customers and Friendship

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    CULLMAN - Small businesses are the lifeblood of any community. They are essential to its survival and equal to a thriving economy. Not to...
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    Shop Small and Local This Saturday

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    CULLMAN - It is a great time to turn a profit for businesses during the holidays. Black Friday is very lucrative for most businesses,...
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    A Hot Meal in a Caring Community

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    GOOD HOPE - Good Hope is once again offering a delicious hot meal to all on Thanksgiving. This is an annual event held by...
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    Littleville Blue Finds New Home

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    CULLMAN - If you are looking for one of a kind items and antiques, then look no further than Littleville Blue. Their work and eye...
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    Jammin’ Out in Cullman County

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    CULLMAN - At the Agricultural Trade Center, the music was booming and feet were tapping as country and southern rock sounds filled the building....
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    City and State Officials Rally for Coal Jobs

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    CULLMAN - On a cold and windy Thursday morning, activists, senators, city officials and others gathered in front of City Hall to talk about...
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    Donut Joe’s Promises Big Smiles, Hot Coffee and Fresh Donuts

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    CULLMAN - A new shop has opened its doors to the public recently, and the smell wafting in the air around it is absolutely...
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    Be Winter Aware: Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter

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    CULLMAN - Last winter was one of the coldest on record for Alabama. Multiple polar vortexes caused higher than average snowfall and temperatures were...
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    H.O.P.E. Hosts Ride and Run to Benefit Special Needs Riders

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    CULLMAN - The cold weather may have dampened the crowd, but not the spirit of the participants of the Ride and Run to Benefit...
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    Werner’s Trading Company Now Offers Bike Rentals at Reasonable Rates

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    CULLMAN - Cullman is a beautiful area that is worth exploring; our beautiful town, parks and wooded areas make this a great place to...
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    Applebee’s First Week Equals Huge Success and Business Boom for the Cullman Area

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    CULLMAN - Unless you have been living under a rock the past few months, then chances are you have seen or heard about the...

    Same Great Wings and Awesome New Owners

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    CULLMAN - The Downtown Grill has been a staple around Cullman for quite some time. It’s simple, but delicious diner food has kept its...

    Christmas is Coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN - Christmas is always a magical time of year for everyone. Christmas gifts, hot cocoa, lights and, of course, Santa! All of these...

    Ghosts and Princesses and Ninjas, Oh My!

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    CULLMAN – The families of the therapeutic recreation program were all dressed up this Halloween and having a great time at Stone Bridge Farms....