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    Sharon Ellis

    Assisted living residents getting techy

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    They have learned how to download apps, so we have been learning how to go on YouTube to watch videos, learning to Facetime, searching...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Just 1 race in Garden City election; 2 nuisance properties referred to court

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    GARDEN CITY - The Town of Garden City held its regular monthly council meeting this week. In old business, three properties were discussed, two labeled...
    Christy Boyles

    New Business Profile: Boyles Tax and Bookkeeping

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    Each company has different needs and we tailor our services to meet those needs.” Christy Boyles   CULLMAN –There is a new company in town that offers...
    Seed-Harvest Music Academy

    Local music academy launching band for area homeschoolers

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    Band is an experience, it is also a socialization thing; there’s nothing quite like band, you know what I mean?” Micah Simpson, Seed-Harvest Music Academy   CULLMAN...
    Sharon Schuler Krep

    Native American girl walks 700 miles home to Alabama

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    Photo: Tom Hendrix This group of Indians were walked from right here (Florence) to the Indian Nation, which is what we call Oklahoma today;...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Bearcat GROWLS prowls into Depot Park

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    This event is a way the community can come together to help make sure every child has a great start with the right tools....
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Karma in Cullman’s canned food yard sale aims to help those in need

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    We take in donations of all kinds here; clothing, furniture, whatever. Everything we get, we give back to the community for free. We never...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Dodge City to hold blood drive to honor town’s first responders

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    DODGE CITY - Dodge City held its monthly town council meeting this week and discussed an upcoming event for the town’s first responders. On Friday,...
    Patricia Gilbert

    Johnny Dyar seeking 3rd term as mayor of Baileyton

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    I want to thank my council and the people of Baileyton for supporting me over the last eight years as mayor.” Johnny Dyar   BAILEYTON – Baileyton...
    Cullman County Museum

    Latest County Commission meeting a busy one

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission came together on Tuesday morning for a regularly-scheduled meeting. First up was a public hearing for resident Edith Bullard...
    Patricia Gilbert

    Bill McElroy seeking mayoral seat in Baileyton

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    I would like to see some businesses come into the community so more people can have a local job.” Bill McElroy   BAILEYTON – Baileyton’s Bill McElroy...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Good Hope City Council meets; Rep. Harbison addresses upcoming tax discussion

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    GOOD HOPE - A regular Good Hope City Council meeting was held on Monday night at Good Hope City Hall. Visitors included State Rep....
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    Cullman County citizens invited to open tax discussion this Saturday

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    FAIRVIEW – Citizens of Cullman County are invited to an open tax discussion on Saturday, Aug. 13 in the Fairview High School auditorium. The...
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    2016 Carmike Cinemas Summer Kid Series wraps up

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    Overall it’s been a good summer and a pretty good year all around.” Harold Barnard   CULLMAN - The 2016 Carmike Cinemas Summer Kid Series came to...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Historical Profile: Mr. George Hoenig – 1845 ~ 1931

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    Photo: George Hoenig on the right with his son-in-law, Bob Mize, on the left.   CULLMAN - George Hoenig was born in Grossumstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Special night of singing and worship for Hanceville teen

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    This is such a huge blessing and it couldn't have come at a better time; we are down to one car again and we...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Pancakes, pencils and prayers

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    Photo: Little Eva Alvarado will be able to start kindergarten with plenty of school supplies thanks to the Pancakes, Pencils and Prayers event at...
    Ashlee Wright

    3rd annual Cullman’s BIG Latch On this Saturday

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    The Global BIG Latch On is an organization whose goal is to normalize breastfeeding.” Ashlee Wright   CULLMAN – This Saturday, Aug. 6, the third annual Cullman’s...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Baileyton: Mayor Johnny Dyar only candidate facing opposition in upcoming election

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    BAILEYTON - The Baileyton Town Council came together for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, where four incumbents and a challenger received Certificates...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Fairview Town Council discusses tax debate, senior center and upcoming vote

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    Photo: Ron Stone talks to the Fairview Town Council about an open tax debate set for Aug. 13. FAIRVIEW - The Fairview Town Council held...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Doosie Day 2016 rained out Saturday, to begin 11 a.m. Sunday morning

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    Our goal is to make a stand against epilepsy by raising money for research as it is funded extremely low compared to the number...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Vinemont children enjoy a back-to-school bash

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    This is two churches coming together to hand out free school supplies and let the kids have some fun before they have to start...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Disabled Marine vet gets support, and a new ride

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    Photo: (l-r) John O’Malley, Josh Speakman, Jeremy Hogan, Ed Smith, Trent Winstead and Chris Gill. Seated: Jack Stevens I wish I could have taken daily...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Dodge City mayor and council will see no changes

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    Photo: From left to right: Ervin Chumley, Anthony Todd, Inez McDonald, Murray Lowe, Mayor Tawana Canada and Jason Burney DODGE CITY – There will be...
    John Harris

    Good Hope’s John Harris uncontested for third term

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    The city is going to grow and we have to be ready for it.” John Harris   GOOD HOPE – John Harris, lifelong citizen of Good Hope,...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    4 Good Hope officials receive Certificates of Election at Monday night meeting; 2 will...

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    GOOD HOPE - The Good Hope City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday night, with two special guests in attendance, Cullman County...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Area veterans enjoy a day of fun

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    Photo shows members of Fallen Heroes Bowfishing.   This is the first Appreciation Day we have ever done together. There has been too much separation between...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Sheriff, Dodge City residents discuss recent attacks on cops

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    If people don’t know who their deputies are, then we are failing. There are places that see law enforcement and the citizens as two...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Dodge City Town Council meets; all members running unopposed next month

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    DODGE CITY - A regular Dodge City Town Council meeting was held on Thursday night, with all members present. All five members of the...
    Dale Seals

    Dale Seals seeks 2nd term as mayor of Fairview

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    I'm a servant of the people for the people. I want to do the best job I can for everyone in the town and...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Teens from Cullman’s sister city, Frankweiler, Germany, have arrived!

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    It is really beautiful here and I am really enjoying my stay.” Verena Rong   CULLMAN – The Cullman Friends of Frankweiler organization welcomed special guests, 17-year-old...
    Tawana Canada

    Tawana Canada seeking 2nd full term as mayor of Dodge City

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    Dodge City is my much-loved hometown and I am honored to be a part of its history.” Tawana Canada   DODGE CITY - Tawana Canada has announced...
    Susan Eller

    Eller seeking 4th term on Good Hope City Council

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    If a community is going to grow and provide for their citizens, the groundwork for growth in the utility area is vital.” Susan Robinson Eller   GOOD...
    Patrick Dunagan

    Patrick Dunagan running for Good Hope City Council, Place 2

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    Photo: Patrick Dunagan with son Landon and fiancée, Britney Gato I want to help make Good Hope the best it can be. I have seen...
    Carol Poupore

    Rock Creek Mission – God’s “floating church”

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    Church services are very casual and there’s a good mix of adults, youth and at least 2-3 dogs.” Carol Poupore   SMITH LAKE - Located on the banks...
    Amanda Kilgo

    2 fundraisers set for Hanceville teen fighting cancer

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    I know what it's like to be a cancer mom, and I know they'll appreciate the help and support.” Karen Cook   HANCEVILLE - In Oct. 2015...
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    Run, Walk, Dance and Glow!

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    This is a great 5K, both for the local runner and for families looking to have a fun, healthy, happy time.” Lauren Estes   CULLMAN – Sportsman...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Students end art camp with style

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    Photo: Willa Smith stands next to the Indian mural she helped paint at art camp. The mural will soon be given to West Point...
    Kenneth Nail

    Hanceville’s Wilcox named City Clerk of the Year for District 11 at council meeting

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    HANCEVILLE - A regular Hanceville City Council meeting was held on Thursday night, where a special presentation was made. City Clerk Tania Wilcox was...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    CCCDC meets, awards $72,000 to local nonprofits

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    CULLMAN - A regular Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) meeting was held on Tuesday night at the Good Hope City Hall. The CCCDC...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    2016 Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy held this week

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    Photo: The first class of the Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy enjoyed a candid conversation with Sheriff Matt Gentry Monday afternoon.   One of the most important...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Good Hope City Council meets; Bavar Creek project moving forward

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    GOOD HOPE - The Good Hope City Council came together for a regular meeting this evening. With Mayor Jerry Bartlett on vacation, the meeting...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Historical profile: The old Reid homeplace

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    GOOD HOPE - Located on Reid Road in Good Hope, this old house holds many happy memories for my family and me. Although it...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Therapeutic rec dance classes kick off at civic center

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    CULLMAN – Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation Program partnered with The Factory Dance Productions and kicked off a free, six-week therapeutic dance...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    CWAC holds Christmas in July to benefit local food bank

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    We have had a lot of non-members participate this year, but we have also had a bunch of members bring canned goods in as...
    Karen Cook

    Profiles in Faith: Karen Cook, pastor at Cook Ministries

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    Unfortunately, 20 years in the funeral industry never prepared me for my brother’s death.” Karen Cook   CULLMAN – Sometimes we tend to overlook the things our...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Are you prepared in the case of an active shooter in the workplace?

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    The goal is survival. At the end of the day, I want everybody to go home.”  Deputy Chad Whaley   CULLMAN – Deputy Chad Whaley of the...
    Ave Maria Grotto

    Community mourns the loss of Mr. Leo Schwaiger, Jr.

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    My life was made a little fuller because of his friendship and what he helped me see in myself and others.” Kevin Daugherty     CULLMAN – This...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Signs of the times: Battleground historical marker

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    BATTLEGROUND - Battleground is just one of the many Forrest-Streight historical markers that stretch across north Alabama. Located at the intersection of Highway 157...
    The Secret Bed & Breakfast

    Staycation: The Secret Bed & Breakfast

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    Guests come here frazzled from the real world and leave relaxed.” Kris Thomas, innkeeper   LEESBURG - While the school children are out for summer vacation, their...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Biggest event yet for this year’s Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival

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    The fireworks brought tears to my eyes. Only in America can we celebrate the Fourth of July with such a beautiful display of fireworks!” Cindie...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Who remembers sleeping on a feather bed?

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    CULLMAN - Today, feather beds and mattress toppers are considered a thing of luxury. The soft, fluffy, feather/down blend looks and feels like you...
    Mitch Maddox

    New resource for area veterans

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    In the past year I have submitted anywhere from 150 to 200 claims, and as of today, I am 100 percent on my claims;...
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    Divine Mercy Retreat July 8-10 at The Shrine

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    HANCEVILLE – Everyone is invited to The Divine Mercy Retreat - The Closeness of God given by Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA. The retreat will...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Un-Open House and Fundraiser held for The Link Community Place

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    Photo: Best friends Sherry Tainter and Tammy Moore praise The Link for helping them transform their lives for the better.     Before the formal event this...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Colonel Cullmann hosts his 193rd birthday bash

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    We have a great heritage here; we want to keep that and maintain it. My motto is: Make Cullman a great place to live,...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Hanceville children enjoy a special treat as the library wraps up its summer reading...

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    I liked the helicopter because my dad is a paramedic.” 8-year-old Cailyn from Georgia   HANCEVILLE – The Hanceville Library’s Summer Reading Program came to an end...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Citizens pack City Hall for CCSO firearms safety class

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    You never, ever shoot to wound. When it comes down to a deadly force situation there is only one thing to do; you shoot...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Hundreds show up for Moe’s VIP Night for Childhaven

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    We have eaten at the Moe’s in Decatur several times so when I found out we were getting one in Cullman, I was like...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Good Hope City Council notes: June 27

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    GOOD HOPE - The Good Hope City Council met Monday night, with the biggest items on the agenda pertaining to the City’s Zoning Board...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    American Legion Post 4’s new building nearing completion

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    Technically we can use the building now, but we’ve got to get lights. I’d say it will be at least another month before we...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Slip sliding away

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    It’s easy! All you have to do is flop on your belly and fly!” 6-year-old Ansley   CULLMAN – A giant slip-n-slide on a brutally hot day?...
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    Colonel Cullmann invites you to his 193rd birthday celebration!

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    CULLMAN – It’s not every day you get to celebrate someone’s 193rd birthday, but on Thursday, June 30, you can do just that, with...
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    Jammin’ in the gym with Cullman seniors

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    I came out tonight to listen to the Patsy Cline music as well as all the other country music they are performing.” Pat Shoup   CULLMAN -...
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    Lonesome grave in Holly Pond: who is buried there?

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    HOLLY POND – Have you ever walked through an old cemetery and wondered who was buried there? What did they look like? Were they...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    CAPNA hosting area meetings to help seniors with utility bills

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    There are a lot of people who just can’t pay their bills these days.” Dorothy Butler, Hanceville senior   HANCEVILLE - Community Action Partnership of North Alabama...
    League of Lady Adventurers

    Minnie Pearl – Straight Outta Baileyton

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    BAILEYTON - Have you ever visited a place and as a result your life changed forever? If so, where did you go? Was it...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Complete Streets: making Cullman pedestrian-friendly

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    Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, ought to have safe, comfortable, and...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Dive in to movies at the Aquatic Center!

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    We love to just come up here and hang out. I usually meet a bunch of friends up here and we all watch the...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    CRMC hosts prescription education event

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    You’ve got to be responsible for your own medications in a certain way. I go on the internet a lot and look things up;...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    CCCDC meets, approves four nonprofit grants for June

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    Photo: Heath Yearwood, principal at West Point High School, requested money to resurface the school’s track at Tuesday night’s CCCDC meeting.   CULLMAN - The Cullman...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Good Hope City Council meeting notes- June 13

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    GOOD HOPE - The Good Hope City Council met on Monday night with a fairly small agenda. Councilman John Harris commended Good Hope Boy Scout...
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    Remembering the Katy-did

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    Oh it was terrible, parts of the plane hanging on bushes and in the wooded areas. Legs here and arms there, it was awful....
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Mopars overtake Depot Park for a great cause

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    We came all the way from New Orleans to see our friends up here in Cullman. This is the Big Easy Mopar Club and...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    County edges out the city in the annual city/county blood drive

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    Photo: Claudina Massey knows the importance of giving blood and does it as often as she can.     We are in an emergency appeal right now,...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Dodge City Town Council meets; town preparing for annual Dodge City Day this Saturday

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    DODGE CITY - The Dodge City Town Council met Thursday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting ahead of this Saturday’s annual Dodge City Day, where...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Elks Lodge holds moving Flag Day ceremony

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    Photo: 90-year-old C. J. Burney, a Marine from Cullman who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima   In the words of our national anthem, I...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Carmike Summer Kid Series kicks off

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    I think this is great! It gives the kids something to do besides swimming all summer.” April Shadix   CULLMAN - The Summer Kid Series kicked off...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Baileyton Town Council meets; dangerous intersection, senior utility assistance discussed

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    BAILEYTON - A regular Baileyton Town Council meeting was held on Tuesday night, one day later than the council’s usual first Monday of the...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Fairview Town Council: notes from June meeting

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    FAIRVIEW - A regular Fairview Town Council meeting was held on Monday night, with a variety of topics on the agenda, including Air Evac...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Nearby nursing home residents speak out about RTS

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    It doesn’t bother me. I’m used to all that kind of stuff.” John Thomas   CULLMAN – When Rock the South is in full swing, homes all...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Cullman Caring for Kids holds huge yard sale

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    CULLMAN – Cullman Caring for Kids held their annual yard sale this week at the Cullman County Fairgrounds. Exhibit Building 1 was packed to...

    2016 Vacation Bible School listing

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    Cullman-area Vacation Bible School listings, as of June 3. If we've missed one, please let us know at news@cullmansense.com. Antioch Baptist Church  June 26 -...
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    Be safe on the water this summer: drowning deaths preventable

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    We want people to have a good time, but most importantly, we want them to be safe.” Sheriff Matt Gentry   CULLMAN - Summer vacation is here...
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    A chat with 90-year-old Imogene (Drake) Lawrence, one of the Tribune’s first female reporters

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    Imogene Lawrence then and now – she still loves to talk about news in the North Vinemont community.   I started when I was 13, I...
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    CCPL summer “Health and Fitness” reading program kicks off June 1

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    The library is a place to discover new things. Visit the library to see the magic show, and when you leave check out a...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Fallen veterans honored at Memorial Day program

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    And so Talmadge, we are gathered here today; still enjoying the sweet freedom that you bought us, with thankful hearts for your selfless devotion...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Cullman City Cemetery dressed in stars and stripes

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    I think most of us veterans are just happy that we survived. We all knew guys that didn’t, so it has kind of a...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Pickin’ and Piddlin’ fundraiser held for Old Logan School

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    The storytelling thing is getting to be pretty big in a few places like Florence and Troy. That’s where I got the name; Troy...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Good Hope City Council honors Good Hope High fishing team

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    I am very proud of these boys and girls. They competed well this year; learned from their mistakes.” Coach Jeff Sandlin   GOOD HOPE - A regular...
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    Good Hope students hit D.C.

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    Hopefully the students will be able to make connections in their lives from this trip and it will be an inspiration to be a...

    14-year-old Lexie York claims God is bigger than cancer

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    I don’t know why you get so worked up. God told me I’m going to be fine; cancer is not going to kill me.” Lexie...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Granny’s got a gun!

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    If you walk out of the house and into the world today, and you are not armed with some sort of protection to protect...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    LOCK, LOAD & LIABILITY: Law enforcement forum held at Chamber luncheon

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    Photo: From left to right: Cullman City Police Chief Kenny Culpepper, Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry and Cullman Area...
    Jeremy Hogan

    Community Profile: Jeremy Hogan, founder and CEO of SFW

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    I have found that by giving my time and energy to helping America’s heroes, I have gained a peace and strength that I have...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    West Point Town Council meets, signs Air Evac agreement

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    Photo: LaTere Jones from Air Evac answers questions from the town council about insurance policies for West Point residents on Monday night.   WEST POINT -...
    Sharon Schuler Kreps

    Warriors Scholar’s Bowl team ranked fifth in nation

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    Left to Right: Alex Wood, Alyssa Price, Maddie Whitesell, Will Parker, Ross Wallace, Zakk Waddell, Kohan Lovett, Luke Watson, Tom Parker, Austin Frederick. Not...

    Area business hosting autism event and launching support group

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    CULLMAN – On Saturday, May 21 from noon- 4 p.m. Warren’s Home Décor, LLC will host an autism awareness fundraiser. All money from the...
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    Good Hope Scholar’s Bowl team is soaring

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    Left to right, sitting: Nick Martin, Bailey Brand, Chandler West, Noah Tillman Left to right, standing: Pao Vaughn, Jacob Smith, Coach Hulsey, Madison Lowery   This is...
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    Commission on Aging hosts annual Senior Shindig

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    I think this is a wonderful thing. It's a great opportunity for seniors to meet and greet in one area with a day of...