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    Hannah Ward

    Rock the South continues after projected record opening day

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    CULLMAN - Arguably Cullman's event of the year, Rock the South lit up the Friday night sky above Heritage park last night. The stage...
    Hannah Ward

    Bosom Buddies ride for cancer for 4th year

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    CULLMAN – At Cullman Regional Medical Center, 99 bikers and 49 co-riders lined up to ride. Who were they riding for? They were riding...
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    Local duo starts child-hunger initiative

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    Photo, l-r: Cullman County Commissioners Garry Marchman and Kerry Watson, Ben South, Melissa Betts and Cullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker CULLMAN - As everyone...
    Hannah Ward

    Maebell Apel honored with rare Colonel Cullmann Award

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    John Apel accepts the Colonel Cullmann Award, Honorary Col. Cullmann medallion and Key to the City from Mayor Max A. Townson on behalf of...
    Hannah Ward

    Holly Pond council meeting an emotional affair

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    Photo: Councilman Paul Brown and Mayor Herman Nail HOLLY POND – On Monday night the Holly Pond Town Council met a little after 7 p.m....
    Hannah Ward

    Goat Island brews up some Oktoberfest goodness

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    CULLMAN - Friday night, Goat Island Brewing kicked off October with their very first Oktoberfest event. The brewery was bursting at the seams with...
    Hannah Ward

    That’s a wrap! for 2016 Cullman County Fair

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    CULLMAN - According to Cullman Lions Club members and fair workers, the 2016 Cullman County Fair was a slam dunk. The 62nd year broke...
    Hannah Ward

    2016 Cullman County Fair Queen crowned

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    CULLMAN – The 2016 Cullman County Fair Queen Pageant was ablaze with loveliness and talent. The eight contestants presented their very best when they...
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    Rockin’ America’s Heroes kicks off Valkyrie Initiative

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    BATTLEGROUND – Over the weekend, Camp Liberty hosted Rockin’ America’s Heroes, a launch party for the Valkyrie Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the...
    Hannah Ward

    Local festival celebrates Native American heritage

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    CULLMAN – The 19th Annual Echota Cherokee Festival and PowWow was held at Sportsman Lake Park Saturday and Sunday. From those in beautiful headdresses...
    Hannah Ward

    Hanceville City Council meeting notes- Sept. 22

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    Photo: John Williams addresses the Hanceville City Council Thursday evening. HANCEVILLE – The Hanceville City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday evening, where...
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    Hanceville officers play critical role in busting national car theft ring

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    Photo: Left to right: Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail, Deputy Chief Adam Hadder, Lt. Brannon Hammick and Police Chief Bob Long (Aug. 25, 2016) Late last...
    Hannah Ward

    Fairview Town Council notes- Sept. 12

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    FAIRVIEW - The Fairview Town Council met Monday evening, with all members of the council in attendance. The minutes from the August meeting were approved,...
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    Running in Circles: Cullman’s 24-Hour Challenge

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    CULLMAN - If you are a serious runner looking for a challenge, and you just happen to prefer running beside a peaceful lake surrounded...
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    Clucknbrew community tailgate party to take place Saturday

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    CULLMAN – Football season has officially arrived. Time for kickoffs and tailgate parties. Time to throw back some beers with friends while cheering on...
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    Is the Cullman County Commission misspending tax payers’ money?

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    CULLMAN - In the August 24 Cullman County Commission meeting, Commissioner Garry Marchman voted against many of the items on the agenda. Marchman, one...
    Hannah Ward

    Labor Day fun in Fairview, thanks to the Fairview Lions Club

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    FAIRVIEW - The Fairview Lions Club hosted a Labor Day car show and family fun event in the glorious shade of community park on...
    Hannah Ward

    2016 Sweet Tater Festival biggest yet

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    SMITH LAKE PARK - The sunny weather had a great influence on Cullman County Parks & Rec’s Fourth Annual Sweet Tater Festival Sunday and...
    Hannah Ward

    Suicide Awareness town hall meeting held in light of increased number of suicides across...

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    CULLMAN - Mental Healthcare of Cullman hosted a town hall meeting at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday which brought to the...
    Hannah Ward

    Red Door Café hosts free pancake breakfast for a great cause

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    CULLMAN – The Red Door Café had a great turnout Saturday morning at their free pancake breakfast for donations to Knapsacks for Kids. Cullman...
    Hannah Ward

    Healthy habits for college, and the rest of your life

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    For young adults, the college years provide an opportunity to define ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually. The choices we make and the habits we...
    Cullman County Museum

    Multiple purchases pass Commission 2-1

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission met promptly at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, a day later than usual due to the City’s municipal election...
    Hannah Ward

    Local volunteer fire departments perform yearly certification testing

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    CULLMAN - On Tuesday, the Walter, Jones Chapel, Good Hope and Bethsadia Volunteer Fire Departments completed their annual hose tests. The departments partnered with...
    Hannah Ward

    Restore Love event held for Hanceville’s explorers on Saturday

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    HANCEVILLE - Cook Ministries on Saturday hosted a special cookout for members of the Hanceville Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorer post. The event, dubbed...
    Hannah Ward

    Rain went away, runners came out to play at last night’s EvaBank Midnight Run

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    CULLMAN - The 24th annual EvaBank Midnight Run was an absolute smash last night, with the torrential rains clearing out about an hour before...

    Sign-Ups Underway for CP&R’s Spring 2016 Programs

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman City Parks and Recreation Department (CP&R) has an activity to meet almost every Cullmanite’s need. Buckle up for a year...
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    New Smart911 Program Helps Emergency Services Respond Faster

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    CULLMAN – Smart911 is a new program created by Rave Mobile Safety. The voluntary program is free to Cullman County residents. To sign up,...

    New Phone Scams Hit Cullman

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    CULLMAN – Recently, Cullman County residents have received phone calls from certain individuals claiming they represented credit card companies, sweepstakes companies, and the IRS....
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    Cullman County Schools Bus Drivers Win State Competition

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    We are extremely proud of the way our bus drivers compete each year in this competition.” Mike Floyd, Cullman County Schools Transportation Director CULLMAN – Cullman...
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    Kids Night Out To be Held at C.W. Day Park

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    HANCEVILLE – The Hanceville Police Department is hosting the seventh annual Kids Night Out on August 7 at Hanceville’s C.W. Day Park. The event...

    Dayspring Dairy: Alabama’s First Licensed Sheep Dairy Farm

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    Our goal is to produce unique, delicious, safe, and healthy cheeses for our customers.” Greg Kelly, Owner - Dayspring Dairy GALLANT – Nestled in a valley in...
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    Investigators Discover Human Remains at Hanceville House Fire Site

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    You have to treat it as a crime scene until you rule that it was not.” Bob Long, Hanceville Police Chief HANCEVILLE – On Wednesday July 15, a...

    Stay Safe this Summer with Outdoor Grilling Tips

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    CULLMAN – During the warm climate season, when a hard week at work winds down and the weekend arrives, it can be an opportune...
    David Brock

    Summer Months Bring out Snakes and Spiders Around Cullman County

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    CULLMAN – As the summer months roll on gardening and adventures in the woods become a pastime. Unfortunately, this also means a higher likelihood...
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    Cullman County Parks and Recreation Moves to Ag Center

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    CULLMAN – Cullman County Parks and Recreation has recently moved their office from Sportsman Lake Park to the Cullman County Agriculture Center.  The new space is...
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    Coffee with a Cop: Cullman PD Sits Down and Talks with Local Residents

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    CULLMAN – Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. the Red Door Café hosted Coffee with a Cop. The community was invited to come and drink...
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    Fourth Annual Fireworks Festival at Heritage Park Brings Families Together

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    We’re out here to provide the community with a really fun, safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July and to serve people and...
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    Residents Reminded of City Fireworks Ordinance

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    CULLMAN – As Independence Day fast approaches, it is only fitting, for many, to buy fireworks to celebrate the great American holiday. The only...
    Ben Harrison

    Cullman Regional Airport: Flying in Commerce for Cullman County

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    Having a thriving regional airport makes Cullman more accessible and more efficient to do business with.” Mayor Max A. Townson CULLMAN – Cullman Regional Airport was...
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    Field of Miracles Brings Joy to Those with Disabilities

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    CULLMAN – The Field of Miracles was a vision of Chester Freeman, the Park Board, and former Cullman Parks and Recreation Director Jon Hunt,...
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    Cullman County Farmers Market Still Keeps it Fresh after 30 Years

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    Everybody come out to visit, we have some fresh stuff. Everything is grown local. We’d like for you to come participate.” Larry Clark, Local Farmer CULLMAN...

    Hanceville to Hold Public Hearing on Animal Ordinance Thursday

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    HANCEVILLE – On Thursday, June 25, the Hanceville City Council will have its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. they will hold...
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    CPD Chief on RTS Arrests: ‘This Year is Actually Lower Than Some of the...

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    All in all we felt like it was a very successful concert.” Kenny Culpepper, Cullman City Police Chief CULLMAN – The Cullman Police Department, assisted by...
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    4th Annual Rock The South Has Fans Singing a High Note

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    CULLMAN – Country music wafted through the humid atmosphere during the inaugural day of the Rock the South music festival. Starting at noon and...
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    CCBOE Votes Appleton to be New Staffing Agency for Non-Tenure Teacher Aides

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      Our number one goal is to take care of these kids.” Wendy Crider, CCBOE Board Member CULLMAN – Cullman County School’s non-tenure teacher aides received the notification...
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    School Resource Officers Protect Cullman County’s Youngest Citizens

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    CULLMAN – School Resource Officers are the individuals who protect children when their parents are unable to be around. Not only do they protect...

    Hanceville Holds June 11 City Council Meeting

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    HANCEVILLE – A regular Hanceville City Council Meeting was held at City Hall, Thursday at 7 p.m. The meeting began with roll call and approval...

    ‘A minute can turn into 10 minutes’: The Dangers of leaving a Child or...

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    CULLMAN – As the summer months approach and the temperature begins to rise many have their minds set on getting a tan or enjoying the...

    Hanceville Holds May City Council Meeting

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    HANCEVILLE – A regular Hanceville City Council meeting was held Thursday, May 29 in the Hanceville City Hall at 7 p.m. The meeting began...

    ‘Fast Track for Industry’ Gives High School Students Career Jumpstart

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    This program is very important not only for Cullman County Schools but for Cullman County.” Dan Sheets, Director of Communication for Cullman County Schools CULLMAN –...
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    Police Body Cameras: The Silent Witness

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    The body camera is a silent witness between the officer and whoever he is dealing with.” Sergeant Jeffery Warnke, Patrol Sergeant CULLMAN – People in public...
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    [VIDEO] CWAC’s New Forty Foot Tall Waterslide to Open Saturday

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    Keeping an Eye on Motorcycle Safety

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    CULLMAN – Motorcycles have come a long way since their invention. Now, riders have less to worry about  when they cruise down the street...
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    Distracted Driving: A Deadly Epidemic

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    CULLMAN – Today, most people's lives are quite busy. Their minds and hands are constantly doing something, which is generally a good thing, except...
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    Knapsacks for Kids Feeds Hungry School Children

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    CULLMAN – Knapsacks for Kids is an organization that feeds starving children in Cullman County. Melissa Betts, children’s minister at First United Methodist and...

    Work Release Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Helping Cullman Community

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office hosted a celebration for the 10 year anniversary of the Work Release Program this past Wednesday. Cullman...

    Helping Keep Smith Lake Safe: Boat Safety Awareness & Other Tips Ensure Summer Fun

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    CULLMAN – As summer and all its activities come upon us, we start thinking about getting ready for a day at Smith Lake. It’s...

    Wallace State Trio Program Enriches Students’ Lives

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    HANCEVILLE – Wallace State President Vicki Karolewics gave a warm welcome to high school and middle school students at Trio day on Tuesday, May...