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    Bargain hunt at Treasures by Hea

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    The following was printed in The Cullman Tribune’s special yearly edition, “Community Matters.” GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Garden City’s Treasures by Hea offers like-new to...

    Fall reading list

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It may not feel like it right now, but fall will be here soon. If falling leaves and (hopefully) temperatures make...

    Food delivery service coming to Arab, Joppa, Baileyton, Union Grove Sept. 11

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    ARAB, Ala. – Thanks to Josh Gaddis and Chris Sivley, founders of Hometown 2 Go, food delivery will be readily available for Arab and...

    Book-It Virtual 5K, more on tap from Cullman libraries

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The inaugural Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County (FPLCC) Book-It Virtual 5K Run/Walk will take place Sept. 25-30, 2020...

    Heroes Among Us: A look at the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department

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    This is part 1 of a special series in which The Tribune will visit with each volunteer fire department across Cullman County. FAIRVIEW, Ala....

    Sweet summer recipes

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    Below are a handful of sweet summer recipes shared with The Tribune by home cooks across Cullman County. To submit a recipe, email maggie@cullmantribune.com. Fresh...

    Savory summer recipes

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    Below are a handful of savory summer recipes shared with The Tribune by home cooks across Cullman County. To submit a recipe, email maggie@cullmantribune.com.   Sweet...

    Randall Shedd named 2020 Alabama Rural Electric Association State Representative of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview was honored Friday morning after being named 2020 Alabama Rural Electric Association State Representative of the Year....

    Welcome back!

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – The first day of school looked a little different around Cullman County Thursday morning, but that didn’t stop the excitement. With...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Ervin Chumley, J.V. Shelton and Kim Searcy, Dodge City...

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Dodge City, J.V. Shelton and...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Inez McDonald and Mark Brannon, Dodge City Town Council,...

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Dodge City, incumbent Councilwoman...

    Guardrail installation: ‘It makes it a safer campus for us’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  A guardrail was installed this past year along U.S. Highway 278 West down the perimeter of the West Elementary School campus,...

    Garden City council votes to bring free Wi-Fi to town park

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – The park in front of Garden City Town Hall will soon have free Wi-Fi. Mayor Tim Eskew at Monday evening’s...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Pat Chafin and Oscar Goodwin, Garden City Town Council,...

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Garden City, incumbent Councilwoman...

    Heritage Park walking trails undergoing grounds maintenance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Part of the popular walking trails at Cullman’s Heritage Park are temporarily closed for grounds maintenance. Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism...

    Dodge City renews CCSO deputy contract, issues certificates of election

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. - The Dodge City Town Council voted Thursday evening to renew its township deputy agreement with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office...

    OPINION: ‘Find the joy in the journey’: Motorcycle day rides

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – When it comes to needing some “wind therapy,” sometimes you can only afford a day ride, which is sometimes all you...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Tawana Canada and Gerald Turner, Dodge City mayor

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Dodge City, voters will be...

    Keeping the Pontiac legend alive

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    CULLMAN, Ala. ­– Sportsman Lake Park welcomed vintage and classic Pontiacs, Oaklands and GMCs Saturday morning for the 33rd Annual All Pontiac Show, thanks...

    33rd Annual All Pontiac Show this Saturday at Sportsman Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sportsman Lake Park will be filled with classic cars from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 8, thanks to the Pontiac...

    Cullman library reports high participation in Summer Learning Program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) has wrapped up this year’s Summer Learning Program, “Imagine Your Story,” and Assistant Director...

    Fairview council swears in new member Julie Grimes

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Town Council on Monday evening swore in Councilwoman Julie Grimes,  filling the seat left vacant back in late 2019...

    Josh Wade crowned inaugural Smith Lake Idol

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The inaugural Smith Lake Idol came to a close Saturday evening with Josh Wade taking first place and the $1,000 cash...

    A magical birthday parade

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Wizard-loving Harry Potter fans gathered safely outside the Cullman County Public Library main branch Friday evening for a celebration of Harry...

    Smith Lake Idol finale Saturday night

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The inaugural Smith Lake Idol will come to a close Saturday night when the Top 3 hit the stage in the...

    Agriplex to host ‘The Southern Herbalist’ Darryl Patton Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex will host “The Southern Herbalist” Darryl Patton this Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-noon, when Patton, a...

    FPLCC wins Alabama Library Association Merit Award, gears up for Harry Potter birthday celebration

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Councilman David Moss took a moment at Monday evening’s Cullman City Council meeting to recognize the Friends of the Public Libraries...

    Smith Lake Idol Top 6 to perform tonight

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The Top 9 Smith Lake Idol contestants will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Rooster’s Corner. The inaugural Smith Lake Idol contest has...

    The ‘Power of Produce’ at Cullman Festhalle

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex always has an abundance of programs, and one happening every Saturday through October is the Power of...

    ‘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...

    Garden City council promotes employees, appoints election officers

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – The Garden City Town Council on Monday evening promoted two Town employees and officially appointed its election officials for the...

    Culpepper, Jacobs address crowd at ‘LOVE TRAIN’ Unity Concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Folks gathered at Depot Park Saturday night for “an evening of good music, food and love” at the LOVE TRAIN Unity...

    Smith Lake Idol Top 9 perform tonight

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    Updated 7-22-20 at 3:36 p.m. BREMEN, Ala. – The Top 9 Smith Lake Idol contestants will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Rooster’s Corner. The...

    Bountiful blueberries: Local, family-owned Bagwell Blueberry Farm a summer treat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Along County Road 721 in eastern Cullman County, you’ll find Bagwell Blueberry Farm. It’s a small farm owned by local couple...

    ‘LOVE TRAIN’ Unity Concert tonight at Depot Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Depot Park will be the setting for the “LOVE TRAIN” Unity Concert tonight, hosted by local artists Terrell Jones’ Smoothfondu and...

    Taco Granero still planned for Fairview

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview residents Mike and Amy Patton originally unveiled their plans for a new restaurant, Taco Granero, back in September 2019. The Tribune...

    FPLLC rock hunt continues around Cullman County

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County (FPLCC) last month introduced a new family-friendly painted rock-hunting game, hosted by...

    Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday July 17-19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama’s 15th Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 17 and runs through Sunday, July 19 at...

    Oscar Goodwin announces candidacy for Garden City Town Council, place 5

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Oscar Goodwin has announced his candidacy for Garden City Town Council, place 5. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday,...

    Local favorite, The Sunflour Bakery & Eatery, reopens Tuesday

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Bakery lovers, rejoice! After a little more than a year, local favorite, The Sunflour Bakery & Eatery, will officially reopen...

    Local long-term care facilities respond to COVID-19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Medical professionals continue to face the effects of COVID-19, especially in Alabama and parts of the Southeast, and the Cullman area’s...

    CCCDC presents $217,500 in grants to area organizations, schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its June meeting, the Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) awarded a total of $217,500 in grants. CCCDC Chairman Champ...

    Dodge City receives $54K in CARES Act funds

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – The Dodge City Town Council Thursday night voted to execute an agreement with the State to use allocated funds from...

    Weather safety on the water

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With summer settling in for the long, hot foreseeable future, many residents are taking to area lakes for some fun in...

    C.A.S.T. for Kids– The anglers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s C.A.S.T. for Kids Smith Lake Park event is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from 8 a.m.-noon. Space is...

    Lonesome Dove celebrates 4th with food, fun, fellowship

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Lonesome Dove Cowboy Church (LDCC) hosted a 4th of July evening of fun Saturday, serving up homemade desserts, grilled corn,...

    Cullman fire marshal talks grilling safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s prime grilling time, and to bring awareness to grilling safety, The Tribune spoke with Cullman Fire Marshal Chris Chaffin. Which is...

    ‘It’s just a beautiful place’: Riverside Fly Shop shares love of fly fishing, beauty...

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Located next to the Walker County line along Alabama Highway 69, nestled next to the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior...

    Just in time for 4th of July- the watermelon pop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Summertime instantly gets cooler when you’re able to enjoy refreshing frozen treats. Local favorite Frios Gourmet Pops recently unveiled its annual...

    Get reeled into Garden City Shiner Shack

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. GARDEN CITY, Ala. –...

    Get ready to (hunt) rock(s)!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Beginning Wednesday morning, July 1, kiddos big and small around town should be on the lookout for some colorful painted rocks-...

    Berlin annexes 70-acre property

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    BERLIN, Ala. – In a special-called meeting Monday evening, the Berlin Town Council approved the annexation of 70 acres, which, according to Mayor Patrick...

    Retail Specialists breaks ground on Kingfisher subdivision near Berlin

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The ground was broken Tuesday morning for the Kingfisher subdivision near the town of Berlin. The neighborhood is slated to have...

    C.A.S.T. for Kids Smith Lake Park set for Sept. 19

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    Updated 6-24-20 at 2:02 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s C.A.S.T. for Kids Smith Lake Park event is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from...

    1st of its own: Northbrook hosts outside family movie night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Northbrook Baptist Church (NBC) hosted a fun evening for families at its first-ever family movie night Friday. The church provided a...

    Agriplex update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex normally has a bounty of programs for children and adults to enjoy throughout the year. Due to...

    ‘Imagine Your Story’ at the Cullman library

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – To make summer a little more interesting, the Cullman County Public Library’s main branch is offering a summer learning program for...

    Northbrook Baptist Church hosting family movie night this Friday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Northbrook Baptist Church (NBC) invites the community out to the ball field behind the church Friday evening for its free family...

    Garden City sets delinquent bill procedure, adopts flood damage prevention ordinance

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – The Garden City Town Council Monday night set new parameters for the payment of water and sewage bills. The bills...

    ‘We’re planning to keep on growing’: Easy Pickens Antique Market

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    Updated 6-17-20 at 10:24 a.m. The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email...

    ‘This is a blessing’: State of Alabama takes possession of Smith Lake’s Duncan Bridge

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    ARLEY, Ala. – State legislators and Winston County officials on Monday gathered next to Duncan Bridge in Arley, where Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed,...

    Grab a burger and more at Whitlock’s General Store and Cafe

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. TRIMBLE, Ala. – Since...

    Dodge City pays off CR 216 bridge project loan with back taxes from local...

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – The Dodge City Town Council on Thursday night voted to pay off the balance of its loan for the County...

    Foundry Farm benefits from new hen house

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Most Cullmanites are familiar with The Foundry Thrift Store which sits along U.S. Highway 31 South. Some may not know...

    Profile: Dodge City Collision Center

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. DODGE CITY, Ala. –...

    ‘You’re saving lives’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The annual City of Cullman v. Cullman County blood drive took place Friday, with four LifeSouth bloodmobiles parked around town. In...

    Access for all: Flourish of Cullman adds new accessibility ramp

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Flourish of Cullman, a local service that works with State of Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Services to help people with developmental disabilities...

    Sen. Doug Jones: ‘This is for long-term economic investment in a state like Alabama’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently, U.S. Senator Doug Jones, D-Alabama, a member of both the Senate Health and Banking Committees, introduced legislation to encourage businesses to...

    HAPPENING FRIDAY: Annual City, County blood drive

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Every summer, LifeSouth hosts a friendly blood drive “competition” between the City of Cullman and Cullman County. This year’s drive is...

    Fairview council appoints new councilwoman, talks traffic lights, fireworks

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The newly-installed traffic lights at Alabama Highway 69 and Wesley Avenue in Fairview were still flashing as of Tuesday afternoon. While...

    Make a splash! Spring Valley Beach Water Park now open

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    BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Area summer favorite Spring Valley Beach Water Park opened for the season Saturday, with new rules in place due to COVID-19. “Operational...

    Strike! Cullman Bowling Center open again

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Entertainment venues (e.g. arcades, theaters, bowling alleys) in Alabama were given the green light to re-open May 22 by Gov. Kay...

    Cullman City Council grants permit for June 5 Alan Jackson concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Friday officially granted the special event permit for country star Alan Jackson’s June 5 Small Town...

    ‘Thankfully we were able to stay open’

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many businesses, big and small. Many big box “essential” stores have relied on delivery and curbside...

    Plants for a purpose

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Tuesday morning yielded a good time for Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County (FPLCC) and the Cullman County Department...

    In-person worship returns

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As the community inches toward to its “new normal” in the time of COVID-19, churches are opening their doors to in-person...

    Cookout recipes to try this summer

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    The United States observes Memorial Day the last Monday in May, to honor the memories of military personnel who died while serving in the...

    Cullman Library offering no-contact pick-up services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Public Library System’s (CCPLS) main branch held a soft re-opening at the end of April and continues to...

    Supporting local growers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The COVID-19 pandemic has had an economic impact on many industries this spring. Cullman’s Festhalle Farmers’ Market is open, supporting local...

    Preserving history: Garden City Elementary School

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. - The Alabama Legislature recently passed bills which would authorize the Town of Garden City to take ownership of the Garden...

    Long time coming: Traffic lights finally installed at Hwy. 69 and Wesley Ave. in...

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The long-awaited traffic lights at Alabama Highway 69 and Wesley Avenue in Fairview were finally installed late last week. The lights...

    Preserving history: Joppa School

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    JOPPA, Ala. – The Alabama Legislature recently passed bills authorizing the Joppa Historical Board to take ownership of the old Joppa School from the...

    Local tattoo parlors following, establishing health guidelines for customers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey last Friday announced the rollout of the next phase of her Safer at Home Order, “Proceeding with...

    Dodge City Day canceled; Census event June 5

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. –  The Dodge City Town Council Thursday night voted to cancel this year’s Dodge City Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

    ‘It is times like these when my school babies need me most’: Local educators...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - COVID-19 has impacted virtually all areas of normal life, especially when it comes to education. With Alabama schools transitioning to distance...

    ‘It’s like a family project’: East Elementary updating playground

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With on-campus instruction suspended for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some schools are taking advantage...

    Garden City sets new fire dues, votes to start town hall roof work

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – The Garden City Town Council on Monday night officially set the new fire dues it voted on at its March...

    Agriplex receives USDA grant benefiting local farmers, feeding agencies

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex recently announced it was awarded a United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box...

    Local salons, barbers cautiously reopening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday announced the rollout of the next phase of her Safer at Home Order, “Proceeding with...

    Look twice, save a life

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    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. If you remember my piece from last year or know me outside of my profession, you know I’ve...

    Warm days, cool pops: Frios Cullman debuts healthier ‘no sugar added’ options

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local chain Frios Gourmet Pops recently introduced a new healthier pop option: no sugar-added pops. Cullman Franchise Co-Owner Kristy Keiffer said...

    Holly Pond Town Council hears speeding issue from resident

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening heard from local resident Bo Johnson about a speeding concern on Pond...

    CEDA offering hand sanitizer to local retailers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The newest safety order issued by Governor Kay Ivey and state health officials, the Safer at Home Order, went into effect...

    Cullman Chamber names Students of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday named Holly Pond Senior Zackery Reynolds as its 2020 Student of the Year....

    Bringing out the Best: Corinth Baptist Church debuts ‘Corinth Community Cupboard’

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    JOPPA, Ala. – Corinth Baptist Church recently debuted the Corinth Community Cupboard, a food pantry for people in Baileyton, Joppa and Arab who may...

    Mustard Seed Nursery hopes to be in new building June 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mustard Seed Nursery excitedly announced April 22, 2020 its new building is moving closer to completion. The Tribune spoke with owner Sandy...

    City schools offering supply boxes for primary, elementary students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently announced the start of its school supply box sale for...

    Library reminds patrons of online resources

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Patrons may not be able to visit the Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) branches in person right now, but the...

    University of Alabama offers free Parenting Assistance Line (PAL)

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Child Development Resources department of The University of Alabama’s (UA) College of Human Environmental Sciences’ Parents Assistance Line (PAL) is...

    Meet Josie Harrington, CCPLS’ new assistant director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Meet the Cullman County Public Library System’s (CCPLS) new Assistant Director, Josie Harrington. Harrington started in her new position Jan. 6,...