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    EDITORIAL: Changes…needed or nah 

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    Carrying a heavy burden is not the easiest thing in life, but for the rare few it's something we know has to be done...

    EDITORIAL: Christmas is over, now what? 

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    Ah, Christmas.   This writer has never seen the community of Cullman pull together so tightly until wreaths are strung amid streetlights, the Warehouse District is...

    Editorial: The great debate…back to the basics for the 2024 Primary...

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    Ah, yes it’s the time of year when politicians and those with political aspirations fill out paperwork as they prepare for the upcoming election...

    Editorial: What is motherhood?

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    I have been tasked with the insurmountable feat of summing up motherhood, in honor of Mother's Day. For reference, I like to call myself an...

    (Editorial) Nutrition is key: Recipes for boosting immunity and overall wellness

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    The road to a healthier you starts with your nutritionally-sound diet choices and making those choices a habitual lifestyle. Along with elevating your heart...

    Editorial: Parenting—It’s not a contest

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    Here’s a question for you: Why do we, as humans, feel the need to go completely overboard when it comes to everything to do...

    (Editorial) The Policies of Starting Over: The Final Policy

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    There are few things that we are in constant opposition to than change. As I began this column, I envisioned something quite a bit...

    Editorial: High School marching bands—Cullman’s pride and joy

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    Last weekend, the City of Cullman was bustling as Oktoberfest celebrations were happening in Depot Park and the Cullman County Fair Parade made its...

    Editorial: I Love How I Drive

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    My best friend of nearly a decade visited me this past week. He lives in Mississippi and though we try to have face-to-face visits...

    Editorial: The 2021 Paralympic Games – inspiration in the midst of...

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    Over the past two weeks, it seems every news story has brought more and more sad news. With Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida, COVID-19 and wildfires...

    Editorial: The Policies of Starting Over – Forgiving Yourself

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    I have never been able to see the forest from the trees. At 5’2, I have needed to stand on my toes to see...

    Editorial: Plagiarism – The heist of ideas

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    Plagiarism—quite possibly the dirtiest word in academics and journalism. Oxford Languages defines plagiarism as “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and...

    Editorial: Rock The South 2021- Grey skies and happy times

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    There is a nearly constant negativity in the Cullman community surrounding the mere existence of Rock the South. This year was no different and...

    Editorial – The Policies of Starting Over: Continuing the Conversation

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    Isn’t it funny how if you hear something repeated enough, it begins to sound like the truth? I am not referring to actual statements...

    Editorial – The Policies of Starting Over: Stop apologizing

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    How many times a day do you apologize? I am not talking about when you actually feel as if you did something wrong either....

    Editorial: How the Olympics inspired me

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    In 1977, my kindergarten teacher asked each of us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Overwhelmingly, the answer was an Olympian....

    The Policies of Starting Over – Putting your best foot forward

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    When in the process of moving forward in life, do you ever find yourself gravitating toward what you ran from in the first place?...

    Hiding behind a screen – the negative impact of social media

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    When will I ever learn? I know better, but it’s so hard to fight the urge. I’m talking primarily about indulging in the horrible...

    Editorial: The Policies of Starting Over – Patience

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    It has been a few weeks since I last wrote anything for The Policies of Starting Over, and for this, I feel I owe...

    Editorial: Arrest records and the dominos which fall…

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    For as long as the newspaper industry has existed, issues have included arrest reports and incidents reported in the given area by the county...

    Editorial: Don’t feed the ducks

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    A few years ago, I was employed in an area which harbored a substantial feral cat colony, 20 or so, with kittens. I was...

    Editorial: ‘It’s just like this for now’

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    I heard a phrase the other day that sat with me for a while before it really began to settle. “It’s just like this...

    Editorial: Has Generation X been lost in the shuffle?

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    Over the past several years, there’s been plenty of chatter about generational differences between the boomers, millenials and Generation Z. It's been mostly insults...

    Editorial: I’m not pregnant and yes, I am sure

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    One of the most awkward interactions that a person can experience is when an unsuspecting woman is asked if she is pregnant or when...

    Editorial: Summer recommended reading list

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    Something magical happens when you first reach for a book. The possibilities become endless and worlds you knew nothing about become visible- fallen cities,...

    Editorial: A love letter to my son

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    As I strolled around the Cracker Barrel gift shop Monday night, I passed a display that’s been there for a long time; one that...

    Day Trippin’: Harmony Park Safari

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    Ahhh, summertime! The kids are out of school and after last year’s COVID-19 summer, they’re probably super excited to do something fun this year...

    Editorial: Don’t honk at me! I live here!

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    I’ve noticed that as the City of Cullman grows, so do the unexpected consequences and problems. One of those problems is the traffic on...

    Editorial: The policies of starting over – Asking for help

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    When it comes to writing, I have always enjoyed getting things done. I love the feeling that comes when I have completed a piece...

    Editorial: The policies of starting over pt. 2

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    Change is a largely evolving concept. Occasionally, we are swept up in this giant wave of newness and gives us a feeling of being...

    She Reads: ‘One Step Behind’ by Lauren North

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    Any time you open a new book, you are introduced to a world of endless possibilities. There are a thousand--no, a million different places...

    Editorial: Laying stress at the door

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    As a certified yoga instructor who has taught for over seven years, Beverly Dotesy found her neighboring passion in massage therapy. She had always...

    Editorial: The policies of starting over

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    There are few things that we as people seem to love less than change. The disruption to our daily patterns, motions and moments rattles...

    Editorial: Education dedicated to community

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    The city and county schools always do an amazing job at taking care of Cullman’s students and with summer just around the corner, they...

    Editorial: Music’s comeback in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While live music may have been a staple for many before the pandemic hit, it has certainly dwindled to a crawl...

    Editorial: Time to check your wall heaters

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    I consider myself quite lucky after discovering a fire in my living room Monday afternoon. For anyone with older homes with built-in electric wall...

    Editorial: What Do Moms Want?

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    Mother’s Day is just a week away and compared to last year’s quarantined Mother’s Day, this year, shopping and planning a special day for...

    Editorial: The guide to ‘one-uppers’

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    We all know someone who seems compelled to ruin any and every conversation. I call them the one-uppers. Regardless of your experience, they feel...

    Football field graduations are underrated

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    “I can’t wait to graduate in Wallace State’s gym!” said no high school senior ever. After spending the end of last year wondering if...

    Editorial: 2021 fashion trends? Yeah, no thanks

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    I have never claimed to be an expert fashionista, but I know ugly when I see it. Lately, as I have walked through some...

    To the Class of 2021

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    To the Class of 2021, I applaud you! Last year, as the school year came to an abrupt end, there was profound sadness followed...

    Whitmire: Alabama is dead last for open records. The Legislature could...

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    You’ve probably heard something like this before: another national ranking, another instance when Alabama ranked dead last. But I promise you, this one is different,...

    Tornado safety tips from State Farm Insurance

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    During the peak of storm season, our greatest concern is for the safety of everyone who will be affected by a storm. State Farm...

    Editorial: Clearing the fog on COVID’s effects

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    The doctors call it “COVID fog,” and it doesn’t get nearly as much attention as respiratory issues and ventilators. It is a very real...

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

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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...

    Editorial: 2020 hasn’t been all bad

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    This year has seemed longer than others, and it's hard to believe that J. Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime performance was less than...

    Editorial: Masks up: We can get through this school year together

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    In a few weeks, kids will be heading back to school for the first time in five months. Wednesday, Governor Kay Ivey addressed the...

    Editorial: College in the time of COVID-19

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    Since August of 2017, I've been surrounded by orange and blue and calls of "War Eagle." Auburn became my second home (though Cullman will...

    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...

    Editorial: I miss my senior friends

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted everyone’s lives in many ways. Those of us in the media are no exception. There are those, especially on...

    Editorial: Our seniors deserve more. Cullman can do better! 

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    At the heart of every great community are its seniors. Cullman County is no exception, and with hard-working entities such as the Cullman County...

    Editorial: ‘Make me look good, now!’ A guide to positive media...

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    More than half the time I conduct interviews, the episode concludes with the interviewee saying one of two things (actually the same thing in...

    Tribune Editorial: To audit or not? A chamber of misdirection

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    For several months there has been discussion and downright controversy surrounding the use of lodging tax dollars by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce....

    EDITORIAL: The First Amendment and an elected Cullman official

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    If you gonna write for us, I want you to write positive. Anytime the commission name is in an article, it’s all positive. No...

    GUEST EDITORIAL: Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell urges Congress to...

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    Farming Feeds Alabama, but our state’s farmers also help feed the world. That’s why the Alabama Farmers Federation is urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada...

    GUEST EDITORIAL: Alabama Bicentennial: 200 ways to save Alabama for the...

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    Ben Johnson South (Cullman Tribune file photo) The following is a guest editorial by local author Ben Johnson South, who offers Gov. Kay Ivey his...

    OP-ED: In Alabama, we have our veterans’ backs

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    Dedication. Honor. Commitment. Sacrifice. Those are the traits that come to mind when I think about our nation’s veterans. I saw these qualities lived out...

    Guest Editorial: Part 2 of 3: The American Church – What...

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    Following is an opinion/guest editorial piece- Part 2 of 3: The American Church – What are the causes of decline?- submitted by Pastor Tom...

    Guest Editorial: Part 1 of 3: Where is the American Church?

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    Following is an opinion/guest editorial piece- Part 1 of 3: Where is the American Church?- submitted by Pastor Tom Fillinger, IgniteUS Ministries- info@igniteus.net. There are...

    Moving forward

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    Moving forward... CullmanSense was launched on Dec. 31, 2010 as a daily e-publication and quickly grew into Cullman's only Monday print publication in less than...

    EDITORIAL: ATRIP2 and how it will affect Cullman County

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    The following editorial was submitted by Association of County Commissions of Alabama Executive Director, Sonny Brasfield: Tomorrow morning millions of folks in Alabama will turn...

    On the topic of headlines…

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    Last night we posted a news story about the grand opening of the new Cullman County Democratic headquarters in Cullman. The headline of that...