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    Ben South and the ‘perpetual gift of curiosity’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Over the course of its history, Cullman has been home to many great creators and artists in all mediums. One hometown...

    City of Hanceville preparing for warm-weather events

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Though winter's chill will be for another month at least, some cities in Cullman are already working to spread the word...
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    Rep. Harbison discusses support of constitutional carry bill HB44

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In the new legislative session for the Alabama House of Representatives, many leaders across the state have been divided over a...

    Remembering Mayor Tawana Canada

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. - The Town of Dodge City lost a pillar of the community Tuesday with the passing of Alice Tawana Canada, serving...

    Tesha Brewer State Farm Insurance accepting donations for ‘Coats & Can-uary’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - To celebrate State Farm's 100th anniversary in June, State Farm Insurance Agent Tesha Brewer has been performing acts of service to...

    ‘Great man, great heart, great friend.’

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    JONES CHAPEL, Ala. - The Jones Chapel Fire Department (JCFD) announced the retirement of Chief Micah Netherton after 30 years of service to the...

    Cullman EMA welcomes Tim Sartin as new director

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    CULLMAN, Al. - With the start of a new year comes a new chapter for the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency. With director Phyllis...

    Cullman EMA announces new weather alert system ahead of inclement weather

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With the threat of inclement weather arriving in the latter half of the week, the Cullman County EMA is encouraging residents...

    Cullman Women Sing preparing for upcoming concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local choir group Cullman Women Sing will be performing their first concert since the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The...

    Berkeley Bob’s Coffee House listed in Top 7 Coolest Coffee Shops in Alabama

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    CULLMAN, Al. - In a recent blog post from Best Things Alabama, Berkeley Bob's Coffee House was listed as one of the “Top 7 Coolest...

    Vinemont Elementary to hold memorial cornhole tournament in January

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    VINEMONT, Al. - Vinemont Elementary School will be holding a memorial cornhole tournament in memory of Christian Hart, a Vinemont student who passed away in...

    Satisfy your sweet tooth at Arab’s 2nd annual SugarFest!

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    ARAB, Ala. - After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural celebration in 2019, residents of Arab were looking forward to the next iteration of the Arab...

    Pets on Parade!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At the upcoming 2nd Friday celebration on June 11, 2021, the Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) will host “Pets on Parade,”...

    Summer safety: swimming and water safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Over 230,000 people...

    Summer Safety: Memorial Day Weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Going into Memorial Day Weekend, many people have plans to travel and celebrate with friends and family. However, it's important to...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church celebrates 100 years of service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bright and early Sunday morning, the congregation of East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church gathered for a twofold celebration: the annual recognition...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church to celebrate 100 years 

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    Photo with cars is the current church building, one without cars is the original before the renovations over the years.CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday,...

    Cullman Funeral Home opens new crematory to serve the community locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Thursday, May 6, marked the first use of Cullman's second crematory, which is located within the Cullman Funeral Home. Now certified and...

    School officials address local industry needs for skilled workers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bright and early Friday morning, representatives from more than 20 local industries met with educational leaders to discuss ways of bringing...

    Palomino RV Resort to open new aqua park Memorial Day Weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As residents prepare for summer to kick off, the Palomino RV Resort at Burrow-Hamilton Farm plans to unveil a new way...

    RNR Search and Rescue in need of donations

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - RNR Search and Rescue, a recently-formed S&R team that serves Cullman and surrounding counties, is in need of donations and volunteers. For...

    Holly Pond town council votes to surplus two properties, discusses sewer rate increase

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - During their meeting Monday evening, members of the Holly Pond town council voted to surplus two properties that no longer had...

    ‘A community arts event unlike any you’ve ever attended’: Cullman playwright to release interactive...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mother's Day 2021 will be the online debut of a new "community arts event" from the mind of Cullman-based playwright Ben...

    CCCDC awards over $80,000 in grants to local fire departments and other recipients

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recipients of the most recent grants from the Cullman County Community Development Commission gathered Monday morning to receive the funds for...

    Cullman City Primary School wins national grand prize for excellence in LETRS reading program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Monday afternoon, representatives from 27 schools and school districts across the country tuned in to a virtual ceremony as a panel...

    After more than ten years, Harmony School returns to the ball field

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    LOGAN, Ala. - Saturday, April 17 saw the first opening day at Harmony School's ball field in more than ten years. Crowds flocked to...

    Signature Smiles of Cullman celebrates six years with new facility

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After opening their doors in Cullman nearly six years ago, the Signature Smiles of Cullman dentistry office is expanding to a...

    Q & A with Hanceville’s Alexandria Flanigan, Miss Alabama USA

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    Updated 2-5-21 2:27 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - On Jan. 10, Hanceville's Alexandria Flanigan was crowned Miss Alabama USA, making her the first Miss Cullman USA contestant...

    Finding a way

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With the annual flood of new members joining to kick off New Year’s resolutions, local gyms and fitness centers are finding ways...

    Year in Review: Cullman County mayors

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  - The Tribune reached out to mayors of all Cullman County municipalities to hear what they feel were the highlights in their...

    Holly Pond to continue providing free Wi-Fi at town parks

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday said free public Wi-Fi will be available for at least another 12 months...

    Berlin council puts more than $6K toward weather radios for residents

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    BERLIN, Ala. - After much controversy surrounding its decision not to repair or replace the town's tornado siren, the Berlin Town Council at a...

    Protect your home from freezing and broken pipes this winter

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cold weather and harsh wind chills are a dangerous combination for residential homes and commercial businesses - every year, frozen and...

    Shedd, Gudger talk upcoming session

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Legislature will convene for the 2021 Legislative Session one month from today on Feb. 2.  To get an idea...

    Editorial: Hopes for 2021 from the perspective of a young college student

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    At midnight on Jan. 1, 2020, I was at Goat Island listening to the band perform with my dad and thinking about the year...

    ‘That siren was just a lightning magnet’

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    BERLIN, Ala. - Heated controversy was sparked after the Berlin Town Council at its last meeting decided not to repair or replace an outdoor...

    Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program extended into 2021

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced the extension of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students program through the spring semester...

    Nearly all AT&T services restored following Christmas morning blast

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After an explosion rocked Nashville on Christmas morning, many AT&T users around the Tennessee Valley area found that they had unreliable...

    Cullman Fire Rescue raises $350 for Cullman County DHR

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - During the month of November, Cullman firefighters got into the spirit of giving through an unusual method: growing mustaches. Kyle Elliott,...

    Holiday update from the Cullman County Animal Shelter

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With many businesses and organizations either adjusting their schedules or closing down entirely for the long holiday weekend, many people may...

    Berlin will not repair, replace tornado siren; free public Wi-Fi a no-go

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    Updated 12-26-20 at 7:03 p.m. BERLIN, Ala. – At its November meeting, the Berlin Town Council approved a spending plan for its remaining Coronavirus Aid,...

    Holiday home fire safety tips

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With the increased use of fireplaces and space heaters, celebratory candles and decorative lights and electronics, the chance of fire-related incidents increases...

    Fighting the holiday or wintertime blues

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Winter is can be a stressful and depressing time for some people. The decreased sunlight, colder temperatures, dreary landscapes, holiday stress...

    Holiday safety: Tips to keep thieves at bay

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When gifts and presents abound, so do burglars and thieves looking for easy targets. As people make last-minute shopping trips in...

    Free public Wi-Fi now available in Garden City Park

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. - As of Monday, Dec. 21, residents of Garden City can access free public Wi-Fi in the park across from town...

    ‘Open wide your hand to your brother’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With colder weather causing issues for individuals and families without consistent housing or shelter, Redemption Church opened a nightly warming center last...

    LIST: Christmas church services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With less than a week left until Christmas, many churches are preparing worship services while keeping in mind the COVID-19 guidelines....

    ‘I’m extremely humbled and honored’

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    "I would like thank God for blessing me with the opportunity and ability to serve this great nation for the past 16-plus years in...

    Cullman City School Board – Dec. 15 meeting notes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Board of Education met Tuesday evening for its last meeting of 2020. The meeting started with a recognition of...

    ‘Come and enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit’

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As part of its annual Christmas celebration, the Town of Holly Pond lit up Governors Park the week after Thanksgiving....

    Colony council infighting and community concerns on the table

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    COLONY, Ala. - The Colony Town Council on Tuesday evening cranked up its pre-meeting work session around 5 p.m. and did not finish its...

    Curt’s Closet donates clothes to Hurricane Sally victims

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the southern part of the state was devastated by Hurricane Sally last month, many Cullman residents found ways to help...

    From Addison to Disney: AHS graduate Britney Thoreson navigating the world of animation

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    ADDISON, Ala. - Britney Thoreson graduated from Addison High School in 2013. Now, she has "followed her dreams to the west coast" and is...

    OPINION: Return to campus: Auburn University and COVID-19

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    Editor’s note: Heather Mann is a reporter for The Cullman Tribune who recently returned to campus at Auburn University for her junior year. Classes...

    Cullman County libraries celebrate fiber internet connections

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As many residents around Cullman County worry about internet access for their children's online school work, the Cullman County Public Library...

    Hanceville council postpones events, hears police and fire reports

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville City Council on Thursday evening discussed the postponements of several events, heard reports from the police and fire departments,...

    Prayer rally for West Point Schools this Saturday

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - This Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m., students, teachers and employees of West Point Schools are invited to attend a...

    Bridging the gap: Holly Pond to offer free public WiFi in parks as school...

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Students who need to do classwork online and don’t have reliable internet at home will have a place to do...

    Meet Holly Pond Mayor-Elect Carla Hart

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As Holly Pond Mayor Bill Oliver prepares for his retirement, Councilwoman Carla Hart is getting ready to take on the...

    ADPH releases Back to School Toolkit with COVID-19 recommendations for K-12 schools

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recently released its “Back to School Toolkit,” a guidebook for school systems statewide to...

    ‘I think we’ve made some progress’

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - With a long career of coaching and education behind him, and after serving one term as Holly Pond's mayor, “Coach”...

    ‘There is no manual for what to do next’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Since mid-March, the Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CCCDD)’s Margaret Jean Jones Center has not been able to operate...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Lou Thomas and Julie Ray, Holly Pond Town Council,...

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Holly Pond, the only...

    Holly Pond Bronco Band welcomes new director

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - After three years under Evan Curtis, the Holly Pond Bronco Band welcomed a new director to the team just in...

    Holly Pond council takes steps to improve computer, WiFi access ahead of school year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Holly Pond Mayor Bill Oliver on Monday night offered two proposals to the town council that will increase the number...

    St. Paul’s, Cullman Christian leaders discuss back-to-school plans

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - There’s been a lot of talk about the back-to-school plans for Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools, but Cullman County...

    How to properly care for reusable face coverings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With many people making and wearing reusable face masks, it's important to make sure that these masks are properly cleaned and...

    St. Bernard Prep issues instructions for return to class

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep School on Wednesday issued instructions for the start of school in August, including the use of masks inside...

    ‘An absolute miracle’: Good Hope Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Garmon home recovering from H1N1...

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - This year, a lengthy and harrowing hospital stay had the Good Hope community rallying to support its volunteer fire department...

    Berlin issues Certificates of Election to unopposed candidates

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    BERLIN, Ala. - Berlin’s town government will look largely unchanged following the end of the qualification period for the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election....

    Need to visit the driver’s license office? Get there early

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Residents around Cullman County have reported long wait times at the Cullman County Courthouse when trying to get or renew their...

    Summer safety: Preventing vehicular heatstroke

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When it’s hot outside, it's important to remember not to leave anyone- person or pet- in a vehicle unattended. For tips...

    Cullman City School Board meeting notes, July 21, 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board met early Tuesday morning to discuss preparations for the upcoming school year.  Under new business, the board...

    Duck River Reservoir: Looking back at the project, part 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mayor Woody Jacobs announced Friday, July 17 that the city of Cullman has begun drawing water from the Duck River Reservoir...

    ‘The show must go on’: Marching bands adjust to socially-distant practices

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – From a performer’s perspective, “The show must go on,” but the COVID-19 pandemic has made that challenging. Cullman High School Band...

    City, county schools prepping for students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As schools prepare for the new year to start, The Tribune looked into how they are implementing COVID-19 prevention guidelines. We...

    CCBOE discusses plans for returning to class

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its monthly work session and meeting Thursday night discussed plans for the return...

    Berlin council announces beginning of farmers’ market SNAP initiative 

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    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Town Council Monday night announced its farmers’ market initiative to accept SNAP payments will begin Monday, July 20. SNAP participants...

    First Freewill Baptist Church to celebrate 50th anniversary July 19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, July 19, First Freewill Baptist Church will celebrate 50 years at its current location on St. Joseph Drive. Pastor...

    Blessings in a bag: Destiny Church delivers gift bags to Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bright and early Thursday morning, representatives from Destiny Church arrived at the Cullman County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) with boxes upon boxes...

    Exercising outdoors? Keep these safety tips in mind!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With many people turning to outdoor exercise routines to stay in shape, The Tribune reached out to a local medical professional...

    Holly Pond council recognizes Deputy Brandon Woods for heroic deeds

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening took a few moments to recognize Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandon...

    CCSO announces creation of new Community Response Team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry on Wednesday introduced the creation of a new team tasked with maintaining the peace in Cullman...

    Pool builder going strong during pandemic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With public pools just now being opened, many people had already taken it into their own hands to find ways to...

    Berlin holds Census Day, celebrates fire department’s 45th anniversary

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    BERLIN, Ala. - To aid its residents in completing the 2020 Census, the Town of Berlin on Saturday held a Census Day event at...

    Cullman announces $20.5 M in debt repayment savings, opening of pipeline from Duck River...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Friday announced two major projects have been completed or are near completion - one financial, the...

    Cullman siblings win 1st, 3rd place in APT Young Writers Contest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ever since she was in pre-school, Anna Kate Allcorn has wanted to write. Now a third grader, she has placed in...

    Annual Mopar car show raises $4K for Secret Meals for Hungry Children

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the success of this year's Mopars by the Lake car show, the Pentastar South Car Club tallied up the proceeds...

    Adjusted Vacation Bible School programs around the county

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Despite COVID-19 holding some churches back from hosting Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer, many have made adjustments and are planning...

    ‘We wanna make Cullman County a more inclusive place’: Inaugural Juneteenth cookout held...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - With black voices and experiences being highlighted on a national and international stage since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis...

    This Saturday: Back the Blue rally in Good Hope, Juneteenth Community Cookout in Hanceville

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two much talked about events will take place in Cullman County Saturday, June 20. The Back the Blue Rally will be...

    Celebration: Heritage Park receives ‘facelift’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After months of planting, painting, roofing and hail damage repair, a celebration was held at Heritage Park Thursday evening to commemorate...

    Celebrate Heritage Park this Thursday, June 18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation, & Sports Tourism invites everyone to come to Heritage Park and enjoy the newly-renovated facilities Thursday, June 18....

    Chamber mourns passing of Jackie Moore

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced the passing of its Director of Finance & Administration, Jackie Moore, 64. The...

    Drive-in good time

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - More than 1,800 vehicles drove in Friday to Cullman’s York Farms, with concertgoers excited to see Country Music Hall of Famer...

    Mopar lovin’: Annual car show brings more than 100 Mopars, others to Sportsman Lake...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The second Saturday of June marks an important occasion for car lovers in Cullman: the Pentastar South Car Club's annual Mopar (Chrysler-made...

    Berlin prepares for Census Day and fire department anniversary, discusses new subdivision

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    BERLIN, Ala. - Monday night, members of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) attended the Berlin Town Council meeting to discuss preparations for the...

    Mopars by the Lake this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The second Saturday of June marks the Pentastar South Car Club's annual Mopar show. The show was previously held at the...

    Q&A with Shane Quick about Friday’s Alan Jackson concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Shane Quick, of Premier Productions and Rock the South, held a media briefing Thursday afternoon at the Rock the South venue,...

    ‘We all want what’s best for our community’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Wednesday afternoon, more than 50 people of all ages joined together in Depot Park to pray for peace in the United...