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    Curt’s Closet opens 2nd warehouse for growing programs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Curt’s Closet, established by Ashley Wilson in 2018 to honor the memory of her son Curt Wilson, has grown by leaps...

    Council honors Cherri Drake for 28 years of Planning Commission service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, presented a certificate of commendation to Cherri Drake, thanking her for 28 years...

    Cullman City Council introduces zoning ordinance amendment for vape shops

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, held the first reading of an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance to...

    Despite controversy, Chainbreaker’s Ministries celebrates opening of Frierson House in Holly Pond

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – Local nonprofit Chainbreaker’s Ministries on Saturday, April 6, cut the ribbon and welcomed visitors to the grand opening of the...

    Holly Pond declares April Civitan Awareness Month 

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday passed a resolution proclaiming April Civitan Awareness Month in the town. “As always, we...

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church celebrating 150 years in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On April 9, 2024, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church will celebrate 150 years of ministry to Cullman and its surrounding...

    Holly Pond Town Council schedules special meeting to consider changes to scrapyard ordinance

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday, April 1, tabled a request from Jared Ibrahim, owner of BNF Metals, to...

    Holly Pond Town Council presents $10K to local schools

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday presented $5,000 checks to each of the town’s schools: to Holly Pond High...

    Cullman City Council honors Don Hewitt for Zoning Board service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, March 18, took time to honor retiring Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals member...

    Cullman City Council paves way for new business, looks to grow 2 parks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved a 10-year tax abatement for “Project Flex,” described by the council as a...

    Elections 2024: Who’s paying whom?

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    Complete list of contributions and expenditures for all candidates for office in Cullman County CULLMAN, Ala. – Understanding where candidates’ funding comes from and where...

    Cullman City Council recognizes retired Planning Commission Chairman Mike Voss

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, Feb. 19, recognized Mike Voss, recently retired chairman of the City of Cullman Planning...

    Cullman City Council names Brian Bradberry to new post: public safety director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, Feb. 19, suspended regular procedural rules to approve its first reading and ordinance to...

    Cullman’s Ainsley Irani named Professional Cowboy Association Rookie of the Year 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ainsley Irani, 19, of Cullman, qualified to compete in Barrel Racing at the 2023 Professional Cowboy Association Finals Rodeo in Biloxi,...

    Cullman Attorney Randy Hames on trial in federal court following dismissal of local human...

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Local attorney Randy Allan Hames, 81, on Monday went on trial in federal court in Huntsville on charges of violating the...

    Cullman City Council praises response to winter storm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday offered praise for the response of multiple City departments to last week’s ice storm, noting...

    Colbert County man convicted of capital murder could be nation’s 1st execution by nitrogen...

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    ATMORE, Ala. – Following a federal court ruling, Alabama may become the first state to execute a prisoner by nitrogen hypoxia, which suffocates by...

    Zoning approvals pave way for new housing developments in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Two recent rezoning approvals by the Cullman City Council cleared the way for new housing developments on the north and west...

    Zoning approvals pave way for new housing developments in Cullman  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Two recent rezoning approvals by the Cullman City Council cleared the way for new housing developments on the north and west...

    Berlin could join proposed state recreational trail system

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council this week heard about a new project that could connect Berlin to a statewide network of recreational...

    (Updated) St. Joseph Dr. NW to undergo repairs starting Tuesday morning

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    Updated Dec. 12, 2023, at 6:01 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved an emergency bid for reclamation and repaving of...

    Cullman City Council approves traffic light at Hwy. 278/I-65, rezoning for northside development 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council this week approved resolutions to place a new traffic light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278...

    Cullman City Council hears challenge to new north-side development 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday evening held a public hearing to consider an ordinance to rezone property belonging to the...

    Berlin eyes park changes sought by local farmers

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening discussed a change to its plans for the current farmers market and proposed town...

    Candidates qualify for local offices

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A number of candidates have qualified to run in local elections in 2024. Candidates seeking nomination by a party primary had...

    Brad Meeks faces new drug charges, revocation of probation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Following a late October arrest for illegal possession of prescription steroid drugs, Bradford Meeks, 33, of Bremen, faces the possible revocation...

    Cullman High School Theatre wins big locally, going to state competition  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman High School Theatre won Best in Show last weekend, earning 41 Superior medals for its performance of “Leaving Iowa” at...

    ‘We’re setting a standard’ 

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    Mayor Woody Jacobs talks local improvement projects, Christmas season  CULLMAN, Ala. – Downtown construction projects have been topics of discussion at recent Cullman City Council...

    Cullman City Council presents $600K to city school system, part of $6M commitment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday presented a $600,000 check to Cullman City Schools, part of a long-term plan to help...

    Berlin Town Council celebrates clerk’s achievement, talks roads and events 

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening took time from its meeting to recognize Town Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery for her recent...

    Holly Pond mayor responds to social media controversy over denied fundraising event permit

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. — Holly Pond Mayor Carla Hart on Monday took time to respond to the recent controversy over the town government’s decision to...

    Duck River Dam lawsuit settled in Cullman’s favor

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Earlier this year, the City of Cullman quietly concluded a six year-long lawsuit against the construction company and engineers who built...

    Duck River Dam lawsuit settled in Cullman’s favor

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Earlier this year, the City of Cullman quietly concluded a six year-long lawsuit against the construction company and engineers who built the...

    Berlin town council approves FY 2024 budget, prioritizes community projects

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    BERLIN, Ala. — The Berlin Town Council approved its 2024 fiscal budget on Monday, detailing plans for significant community projects while noting a projected...

    Holly Pond Town Council considers concerns about new recycling facility

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – At the Holly Pond Town Council meeting Monday evening, Councilwoman Julie Ray raised concerns about the town’s new metal recycling facility...

    Cullman Savings Bank announces sponsorship of Caring for Cullman Concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Savings Bank on Tuesday presented a check to Jolanda Hutson of the Good Samaritan Health Clinic to help sponsor the...

    ‘Sound of Freedom’ sparks conversations about human trafficking

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    Task force chair talks about perceptions and realities of trafficking in north Alabama CULLMAN, Ala. – Just a few weeks into its release, independent film...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic hosts Alabama Lions Sight mobile eyecare unit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Good Samaritan Health Clinic on Wednesday hosted a unit of the Alabama Lions Sight Mobile Eye Program, offering low-cost eye...

    Berlin Town Council accepts shelter bid, prepares for farmers’ market festival

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening opened three submitted bids for its proposed community tornado shelter, awarding a contract to...

    Cullman County PALS names Beautification Award winners

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Cullman County branch of People Against a Littered State (PALS) last week celebrated local businesses and groups that help...

    ‘They are our heroes’

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    Local veterans receive Quilts of Valor CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s VFW Post 2214 on Thursday saw six of its own members honored with quilts from...

    129th annual Cullman County Courthouse Singing Convention this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, Cullman will celebrate a unique tradition in Alabama: the state’s last regular courthouse singing convention....

    Lightning strike kills cattle in Berlin, highlights need for safety in storms

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    BERLIN, Ala. – Lightning killed 31 cattle on the farm of Daymin Gardner in Berlin during Saturday afternoon’s thunderstorms. The cattle were taking shelter...

    Cullman man arrested in Fultondale child predator case

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    FULTONDALE, Ala. – Jayson Ray Sparks, Sr., 55, of Cullman was one of 11 men arrested over the weekend in a sting operation led by the Fultondale...

    ‘Bless Your Sole’

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    Curt’s Closet gears up for back to school with shoe drive CULLMAN, Ala. – Five years in, Cullman’s Curt’s Closet, a clothing ministry that offers...

    Berlin moves forward on storm shelter, park projects

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening moved forward with plans to locate a storm shelter and develop a recreational park...

    Holly Pond welcomes new business BNF Metals

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – On Friday, June 16, BNF Metals held its grand opening at its new location at 11615 U.S. Highway 278 E...

    ‘A force to be reckoned with’

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    West Point High School Scholars Bowl team earns top 10 finishes in national tournaments WEST POINT, Ala. – Perennial Scholars Bowl powerhouse West Point High...

    Plea deal, 20 year sentence conclude 2015 rape and sodomy case

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On the morning that opening arguments were to begin in the trial of Jackson Matthew Hall, 32, of Lacey’s Spring, the defendant...

    Jury seated in 2015 rape and sodomy case; trial set to begin Tuesday

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    Defendant had been in prison for a previous offense CULLMAN, Ala. – Jury selection took place on Monday in Cullman in the rape and sodomy...

    Home ‘total loss’ in fire

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Fire claimed a residence on Oakhill Drive Northwest in the city of Cullman Friday afternoon, June 9. According to Cullman Fire Rescue...

    Holly Pond Town Council selects Deborah Holcomb to complete husband’s term

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening selected Deborah Holcomb to complete the term of her husband Charles Holcomb,...

    Caring for Cullman raises more than $11K for Good Samaritan

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    CULLMAN, Ala, – Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Cullman, Inc. on Monday evening saw over 800 in attendance at its annual fundraising “Caring for...

    Caring for Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s Good Samaritan Health Clinic will hold its sixth annual Caring for Cullman Concert on Monday, Oct. 17, at Northbrook Baptist...

    ‘Dedication’s what makes it’

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Baileyton Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) on Saturday celebrated 50 years of service to the rural communities of northwest Cullman County....

    Cullman County launches mental health court

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas and mental healthcare provider WellStone on Monday announced the formation of Mental Health Court, a specialized...

    Cullman City Council approves rezoning for southside apartments despite challenge by area residents

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved rezoning for the development of a five-acre apartment complex on 3rd Avenue Southeast...

    Paws for Mental Health

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman and Madison County-based mental health service Wellstone is celebrating Mental Health Month, and the organization is calling on our animal...

    Berlin Town Council aids local business, approves new home construction

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening approved up to $17,000 in economic development assistance and financial incentives to help Berlin...

    Cullman VFW plans active approach to Memorial Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In the leadup to Memorial Day on May 30, Cullman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 has a full slate of...

    South Cullman residents sound off about proposed rezoning, planned apartment complex

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening got an earful about the proposed rezoning of property located on 3rd Avenue Southeast...

    Holly Pond Council talks town deputy, community events

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening welcomed Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Daniel Cummings, who updated the council...

    Cullman City Council welcomes state basketball champion Bearcats, approves funding agreement for industrial park...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening welcomed the Cullman High School Bearcats basketball team, recent Alabama 6A state champions, pausing...

    Berlin Town Council eyes additional growth

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening took an early look at a proposed new subdivision and continued work on its...

    Cullman High School presents ‘The Addams Family’ April 21-23

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School Performing Arts will present “The Addams Family” this Thursday through Saturday, Apr. 21-23, 2022, at the high school...

    Cullman City Council moves forward on airport plans, talks recreation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening welcomed Boy Scout Troop 219 from First United Methodist Church and said the Pledge...

    ‘A Badge for Brooksie’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In 2019, Cullman County Courthouse welcomed its newest court officer: Brooksie, a then two year old “goldendoodle” facility dog to help...

    St. Bernard Prep to perform Disney’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, St. Bernard Prep’s Drama department will present “Aladdin Jr.,” a little twist on Disney’s popular...

    Holly Pond gears up for recreation, mulls fate of town deputy

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening laid out plans for upcoming events and improvements to its recreational facilities,...

    Cullman City Council approves raise for certain police officers, amends water billing regulations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening voted to give the Cullman Police Department’s Field Training Officers a 75 cent per...

    Berlin gears up for farmers’ market, expands town limits

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    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Town Council on Monday talked about big plans for the opening day of its farmers’ market, coming up on...

    Cullman City Council looks forward to busy spring

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening talked about upcoming events around the community both recreational and city services. Councilman Johnny Cook...

    St. Bernard Abbey marks Ash Wednesday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard Abbey on Wednesday marked the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent by marking students at St. Bernard Prep...

    PREP SOCCER: Saints, Lady Saints post 4-0 wins over Fairview

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard Prep School’s varsity Saints claimed a matched set at home Tuesday evening, as the boys’ and girls’ teams each...

    Cullman City Council approves airport upgrades, moves forward on recycling center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved multiple measures intended to upgrade and expand facilities at the Cullman Regional Airport....

    Cullman City Council clears hurdles for private developers in south and west Cullman, buys...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening suspended regular procedural rules to approve measures that could open opportunities for new business...

    St. Valentine’s Day: Just where did it come from?

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    Love can be a confusing thing, so it’s fitting that the calendar day devoted to love should be the subject of some confusion itself....

    PREP SOCCER: Lady Saints shut out West Limestone 3-0, Saints tie Wildcats 1-1

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    LESTER, Ala. – The Saint Bernard Prep varsity soccer teams opened their season Friday evening at West Limestone High School in Lester, with the...

    Holly Pond cancels senior center project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening voted to cancel its planned construction of a senior center when the lowest...

    Cullman Community Theater to present “Arsenic & Old Lace”

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Community Theater returns with its dinner theater production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Stone Bridge Farms on Feb. 18-20,...

    City of Cullman joins opioid settlement, updates speed limits

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening voted to seek its part of the 25-million-dollar settlement of a state lawsuit against...

    Berlin Town Council seeks federal funding for road projects

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    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening voted to pursue funding under the American Rescue Act that could pay for the...

    ‘We live in a very, very special place’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Caring for Kids, an agency devoted to preventing child abuse, had a busy 2021.  With its Court-Appointed Special Advocate program...

    Holly Pond boasts clean financial audit

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening approved a clean financial audit report for the year 2020 (The 2021...

    ‘There are still lots of good folks out there’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Victoria’s Hope began in 2018 in Dodge City as a ministry to help single parents in need. Since then, it has...

    Year End Reports – Flourishing in 2021: Flourish of Cullman expands staff, services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Flourish of Cullman Inc. is a nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities to live, work, play and enjoy life with as...

    Year-end reports: Victim Services achieves goal of increased local services in 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In 2021, Victim Services of Cullman Inc. celebrated its 30th year of service to victims of crime, especially domestic violence, in...

    Damaging winds and flooding possible in approaching weather system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - All of north Alabama will see the threat of severe weather Wednesday night and Thursday morning as a cold front moves...

    Year-end reports: ‘Laughter, love and the pure presence of the Lord’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Curt’s Closet had a moving experience in 2021, literally. Relocating to a new and larger facility and becoming a full-time operation,...

    Berlin Town Council: clerk will be full-time, road improvements sought

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    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening marked the next step in the growth of the municipality by bringing Town Clerk...

    Cullman announces designer for skateboard park, plans for water park continue to grow

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening announced plans for a skateboard park to be built adjacent to Depot Park downtown....

    Making the highway safer

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alabama’s interstate highways are known to be among the busiest thoroughfares in the nation for human trafficking, but a coalition including...

    Holly Pond says farewell to Town Clerk Linda Pope

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening said an official farewell to long-time Town Clerk Linda Pope, who has...

    ‘Christmas at the Grotto’ returns with expanded schedule

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Abbey’s Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman’s most popular attraction and one of Alabama’s must-see tourist destinations, will open evenings following...

    Cullman City Council moves forward on relocation of new Sports and Civic Complex

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved supplemental engineering services for the city’s new Sports and Civic Complex, to be...

    Cullman High School Theatre sweeps 2021 Trumbauer district competition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School Theatre on Saturday swept the District 3 competition of the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s Walter Trumbauer High School...

    Holly Pond making big Christmas plans; community event set for Dec. 4

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening set the schedule and budget for its 2021 Christmas celebration. The event...

    Big night for schools at Cullman City Council

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening received a good report from Cullman City School Superintendent Dr. Kyle Kalhoff and responded...

    Giant bear sighting in Berlin means a merry Christmas is coming!

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    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Volunteer Fire Department has come up with a novel idea to help some families in need this Christmas: a...

    Maresh goes on trial in 2018 murder of Daniel Osborn

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Andrew Maresh, 21, of Falkville, began his trial following jury selection on Monday in the 2018 death of Daniel Ray Osborn...