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    ‘Great man, great heart, great friend.’

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

    Cullman EMA welcomes Tim Sartin as new director

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

    Fire at Colony Exxon, pedestrian killed in relation

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    COLONY, Ala. - Cullman County Hazmat and multiple fire departments responded to the Colony Exxon around 9:00 p.m. where a gas pump had caught...

    Helicon Volunteer Fire Department holds Ribbon Cutting for new ALS equipment

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    ARLEY, Ala. - The Helicon Volunteer Fire Department recently received grant funding for new Advanced Life Saving (ALS) equipment. Chief Neil Feist and Assistant...

    Jones Chapel Fire Department receives biggest ever grant from FEMA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Jones Chapel Fire Department recently received three different grants from FEMA’S Assistance to Firefighters Grants, the Cullman County Community Development...

    Tractor-trailer rig strikes house in Berlin

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    BERLIN, Ala. - On Tuesday afternoon, a Tyson Farms tractor-trailer struck a house on U.S. Highway 278 near its intersection with County Road 747...

    New Cullman County notification system ready for upcoming school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission has announced that the Cullman County EMA’s Cullman County Notification System has been set up for the...

    Cullman emergency responders get high tech help from new app

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday approved the purchase of a new system that will give emergency responders high-tech assistance getting...

    (Updated) Boat flips on Smith Lake, fate of operator unknown

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    LATEST: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2020/07/20/search-continues-on-smith-lake-for-missing-boater-dustin-new/ Updated 7-17-20 at 11:32 a.m. CRANE HILL, Ala. - Authorities say the operator of a boat found capsized on Smith Lake near Trident Marina...

    (Updated) House ‘complete loss’ in fire on CR 813, no injuries

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    Updated 11-4-19 10:40 a.m. CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Multiple departments responded to the scene of a fully-involved structure fire in the 9400 block of County...

    (Updated) Blaze damages Louisiana-Pacific in Hanceville

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    Updated 11-2-19 7:11 p.m. HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Multiple departments responded to a fire at the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation plant just south of Hanceville Saturday afternoon. Hanceville...

    Reports: Child shot near Johnson’s Crossing

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    UPDATED: 10-26-19 at 8:49 P.M. From the Cullman County Sheriff's Office: "We have confirmed through our investigation that the shooting of the juvenile was accidental." Updated...

    (Updated) 1 dead in Joppa structure fire

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    Updated 9-27-19 at 7:09 a.m. JOPPA, Ala. - One person was killed in a structure fire in the Joppa community Thursday evening. Cullman County Coroner...

    Local law enforcement, ALEA come together to promote road safety in...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Thursday, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper, Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long and Alabama Law Enforcement...

    (Updated) Pedestrian struck by truck in NW Cullman dies

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    Updated 8-22-19 8:05 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A man who was seriously injured late Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup truck on...

    (Update) Cullman man killed in Jones Chapel motorcycle crash

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    Updated 8-20-19 at 10:25 a.m. JONES CHAPEL, Ala. - A Cullman man was killed as a result of single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon along the 3500...

    Hanceville Police K-9 Unit making big impact on drug arrests

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Tribune had the opportunity to sit down Friday afternoon and talk with Hanceville Police Department Sgt. Joshua Howell and his...

    (Update) Cullman man identified as victim in Scenic Drive blaze

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    Updated 8-16-19 at 8:00 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman man died Friday morning in a house fire along the 800 block of Scenic Drive...

    (Update) City dams Ryan Creek in Carroll Acres following fire at...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman has dammed Ryan Creek in the Carroll Acres subdivision following an early Thursday morning fire at Professional...

    Fire severely damages building at Professional Coatings in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Around 3:40 a.m. Thursday, Cullman Fire Rescue, supported by the Vinemont-Providence Volunteer Fire Department, Cullman Police Department, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office...

    Dodgeball tournament raises more than $1.3K for emergency responders

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Eight teams and their fans from around Cullman County gathered at Hanceville High School’s Lane Horton Gymnasium Saturday for the second...

    Sounding the alarm: Hanceville residents can get a free smoke detector...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Bart Absher gave an update recently on the number and types of calls the...

    Cullman County volunteer fire departments receive grants from Alabama Forestry Commission

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) presented a grant check to each volunteer fire department in Cullman County Thursday evening at the...

    Hanceville police chief issues statement on officer-involved shooting

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – A Hanceville man was killed in an officer-involved shooting along County Road 599 near Hanceville Sunday afternoon. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy...

    No longer ‘helpless’: Smith Lake area fire departments prepare to launch...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At one time, firefighters and EMTs around Smith Lake faced a formidable barrier to responding to emergency calls: the shoreline. Having...

    Worship without worry: CCSO hosts Church Safety Class

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Churchgoers settled in at Temple Baptist Church Thursday night to participate in the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Church Safety Class....

    No injuries in I-65 crane fire

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    NOTE: As of 1:24 p.m., both southbound lanes and one northbound lane are open. CULLMAN, Ala. – A fire ignited on the base unit of...

    Multiple departments battle blaze in Vinemont

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Multiple agencies including fire departments from Vinemont-Providence, West Point, Falkville, Battleground, Cullman and Gold Ridge responded early Friday evening to a...

    Baileyton Fire Chief McGee earns Advanced Level Emergency Manager designation

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Baileyton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Zachery McGee recently earned the designation of Advanced Level Emergency Manager from the Alabama Association of...

    12 days in, search continues for missing boater

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The search for missing boater Kelsey Starling continues Tuesday, according to ALEA Marine Patrol Division Northern District Assistant Commander Sgt. Chad...

    Search for missing Smith Lake boater suspended for Sunday; 1 dead...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The search for missing boater Kelsey Starling has been postponed for Sunday, according to ALEA Marine Patrol Division Northern District Assistant...

    Cullman motorcyclist dies following crash

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. -A Cullman man died following a two-vehicle crash Friday, July 12. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim as Jonathan...

    Cullman Electric Co-op donates $7K to volunteer fire departments

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Representatives from Logan, Trimble and Crane Hill Volunteer Fire Departments received a $7,000 donation from the Cullman Electric Cooperative Friday morning...

    Fire damages camper on CR 700

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday evening, firefighters from Berlin and Johnson’s Crossing were dispatched to the 1400 block of County Road 700, where the...

    (Updated) Elderly woman killed in wreck on U.S. 278 W

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    Updated 7-10-19 at 10 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A two-vehicle wreck at U.S. Highway 278 West and County Road 831 Wednesday evening has left one...

    6 days out, Smith Lake boater still missing

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    SMITH LAKE/CRANE HILL, Ala. – The search for missing boater, 26-year-old Kelsey Starling of Troy, continues with no new developments Wednesday, July 10, according...

    (Updated) ATV accident near Cullman-Morgan Co. line; victim has ‘severe’ injuries

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    Updated 7-9-19 10:59 p.m. VINEMONT, Ala. - An ATV accident north of Vinemont Tuesday evening along the Cullman/Morgan County line near Lacon has left one...

    (Update) Smith Lake search ongoing for missing boater Kelsey Starling

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    SMITH LAKE/CRANE HILL, Ala. - The search for missing boater, 26-year-old Kelsey Starling of Troy, continues with no new developments Monday, according to Alabama...

    Falkville woman killed in crash near Vinemont

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - A single-vehicle crash at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, July 7 claimed the life of a Falkville woman, according to Alabama State Troopers. Shelly...

    Fire destroys cottage at Stone Bridge Farms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Multiple agencies responded to a fire at Stone Bridge Farms early Sunday evening, where a cottage in the northeast corner of the property...

    (Updated 2x) 1 person killed, 4 injured in 3-vehicle wreck near...

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    Updated: 6/27/19 at 11:30 p.m. JONES CHAPEL, Ala. – A three-vehicle crash today, June 27, in Cullman County has claimed one life and injured four...

    Fire destroys home near Bremen

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    BREMEN, Ala. - Good Hope, Bremen and Dodge City fire departments responded to a house fire Friday afternoon at 140 County Road 234 (Misty...

    (Updated) Bremen woman killed in Dodge City wreck

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    Updated 6-17-19 at 8 p.m. DODGE CITY, Ala. - A Bremen woman was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon along the 1100 block of...

    Fire destroys structure on County Road 719

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Multiple agencies battled a structure fire in the 2500 block of County Road 719 Monday morning. Firefighters from Walter, Johnson’s Crossing,...

    (Updated) Cullman man killed in wreck near Baileyton

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    Updated 6-15-19 at 7:26 p.m. BROOKLYN COMMUNITY, Ala. - One person was killed as a result of a single-vehicle wreck just before 1 p.m....

    Rock the South wrap-up: law enforcement and emergency responders

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Out front, Rock the South (RTS) was big and flashy, with its share of issues arising from a record crowd and...

    (Update) 4 killed, including 2 children, in wreck near Joppa

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    JOPPA, Ala. – Four people were killed, including two children, in a two-vehicle wreck near Joppa Monday morning. The incident happened along the 7000...

    (Update) 4 dead in wreck near Joppa

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    LATEST UPDATE: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/06/03/update-4-killed-including-2-children-in-wreck-near-joppa/ Updated 6-3-19 11:21 a.m. JOPPA, Ala. - Authorities are on the scene of a multiple fatality crash along the 7000 block Alabama Highway...

    Chicken house destroyed by fire in Simcoe

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    SIMCOE, Ala. - A fire in Simcoe Saturday destroyed one of two connected chicken houses at Heatherly Poultry Farms. Co-Owner Stacy Heatherly said the...

    Pedestrian struck near Rock the South

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    Updated 6-1-19 7:09 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle very early Saturday morning near Rock the South. The vehicle left...

    ‘It’s our responsibility to help protect people on the water, as...

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    LOGAN, Ala.  - As the popularity of Smith Lake continues to rise, so do the chances of emergencies on and around the water.  Seven...

    Inside of Sunflour Bakery ‘probably a total loss’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Fire damaged the popular Sunflour Bakery & Eatery Thursday evening. Good Hope Fire Chief David Scott said the inside of the...

    Fire damages Sunflour Bakery

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Fire damaged the popular Sunflour Bakery & Eatery Thursday evening. Smoke could be seen billowing from the structure just after 7:30, but...

    (Update) Troopers release name of 12-year-old victim in Smith Lake boating...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Marine Patrol Troopers Sunday afternoon released the name of the 12-year-old victim in Saturday's tragic boating accident on Smith Lake. Patrol Commander...

    Emergency personnel talk Rock the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  - According to leaders of Cullman area emergency response agencies, the city and county are about ready for Rock the South next...

    Cullman Police aviators commended for finding lost hikers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Police Department (CPD) aviation division pilots Captain Gene Bates and Officer Matt Dean on Monday evening received commendations during the...

    1 dead in shooting on NW side of Cullman

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    Latest: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/04/14/update-1-dead-1-in-custody-in-saturday-night-shooting-in-nw-cullman/ ---------------------------- Updated 4-13-19 9:56 p.m. "We have no reason to believe there is any danger to the public at this time from an active shooter."...

    Man killed in single-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 157

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    Updated 4-4-19 3:28 p.m. WEST POINT, Ala. - A Lawrence County man was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle wreck along Alabama Highway 157 in...

    (Update) Cullman man identified as victim in Sunday crash

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    Updated 3-31-19 8:08 p.m. JONES CHAPEL, Ala. – A Cullman man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 278 West near...

    1 person dead in Sunday morning wreck near Jones Chapel

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    UPDATE: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/03/31/update-cullman-man-identified-as-victim-in-sunday-crash/ JONES CHAPEL, Ala. - One person was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 278 West near the community of...

    Cullman woman killed in wreck on Hwy. 31

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    CULLMAN - One person died following a wreck in the city of Cullman Monday morning. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim...

    County, nation facing volunteer firefighter shortage

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    A Johnson's Crossing volunteer firefighter on the scene of a house fire in White City in November 2018 (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN...

    Hanceville woman killed, 2 injured, in wreck on Cherokee Ave. in...

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    Updated 12-10-18 10:47 p.m. CULLMAN - One person was killed and two injured in a two-vehicle crash at Cherokee Avenue and 24th Street (just south...

    Bomb threats at West Point Schools, Yutaka Technologies

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    LATEST UPDATE: Suspect in custody in Kentucky: http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/11/29/man-arrested-kentucky-bomb-threats-made-west-point-schools-yutaka-technologies Updated 11-29-18 at 11:38 a.m. CULLMAN - Two bomb threats were made in Cullman County Thursday morning, one...

    White City family loses home to fire

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    A Johnson's Crossing firefighter looks on, as the blaze burns three hours after the original call at approximately 5:45 p.m. Monday evening. One person...

    Cullman EMS dispatcher welcomed to ‘Stork Club’

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    Katie Harbin of Cullman EMS poses with the “Stork Club” mug she received from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. (Photo courtesy of Ryan...

    Cullman Co. teen killed in Tuesday morning crash

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    LATEST UPDATE: http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/10/31/update-falkville-teen-killed-tuesday-morning-crash CULLMAN COUNTY - A Cullman County teenager was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning, according to Alabama State Troopers. The...

    Brindley Mountain BBQ fire: ‘It’s a complete loss’

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    Fairview’s popular Brindley Mountain BBQ was declared a complete loss after a fire Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of Nick Lee) FAIRVIEW - A fire swept...

    Fire at Brindley Mountain BBQ in Fairview

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    LATEST UPDATE: http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/10/23/brindley-mountain-bbq-fire-it-s-complete-loss FAIRVIEW - Emergency responders are on the scene of a fire at Brindley Mountain BBQ in Fairview. The restaurant is located at...

    Pedestrian victim identified in Thursday night crash on Hwy. 278 in...

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    CULLMAN - An elderly pedestrian using a walker was struck and killed by a truck hauling a trailer on U.S. Highway 278 West, just...

    (Update) Pedestrian struck, killed by truck on U.S. 278 W by...

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    Photo courtesy of Joey Duncan LATEST UPDATE: http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/10/19/pedestrian-victim-identified-thursday-night-crash-hwy-278-cullman Updated 10-18-18 9:38 p.m. CULLMAN - An elderly pedestrian using a walker was struck and killed by a truck...

    Pedestrian struck by truck on U.S. 278 W by West Elementary

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    LATEST UPDATE: http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/10/18/update-pedestrian-struck-killed-truck-us-278-w-west-elementary CULLMAN - A pedestrian has been struck by a truck with a trailer on U.S. Highway 278 West, just east of West...

    (Updated) Mother, son victims in fatal crash on Hwy. 69 in...

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Alabama State Troopers said late Tuesday that a Moulton woman and her teenage son were the victims in Tuesday morning's fatal...

    Mother, son victims in fatal crash on Hwy. 69 in Cullman...

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Alabama State Troopers said late Tuesday that a Moulton woman and her teenage son were the victims in Tuesday morning's fatal...

    Man drives off road, wrecks at Hwy. 278 gas station

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    A Cullman man is facing criminal charges after wrecking a vehicle at the Johnson's Pure gas station on U.S. Highway 278, just east of...

    Vinemont man who was facing manslaughter charges dies after weekend crash

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    Updated 10-8-18 11:15 a.m. CULLMAN - A Vinemont man has died as a result of an early Sunday morning automobile crash. Alabama State Troopers identified...

    Pedestrian hit by 18-wheeler on Hwy. 278 W in Cullman

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    A pedestrian was hit by this 18-wheeler Thursday night on U.S. Highway 278 W in Cullman. (Courtesy of the Cullman Police Department) Updated 10-4-18 10:33...

    Cullman woman facing charges in train, SUV collision

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    The wrecked SUV of Nicole Douglas, who drove the vehicle in front of a train Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of the Cullman Police Department) CULLMAN -...

    More details emerge in train, SUV collision

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    Emergency personnel on the scene where an SUV and train collided on County Road 715 Tuesday evening (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) LATEST UPDATE...

    (Update) No hydrogen cyanide at south Cullman Walgreens; freon to blame...

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    Firefighters stand outside Walgreens in south Cullman Sunday night after six people were taken to Cullman Regional for what was believed at the time...

    Refrigerant leak shuts down south Walgreens; employees, firefighters treated for exposure

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    Firefighters stand outside Walgreens in south Cullman Sunday night. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) LATEST UPDATE: http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/08/27/update-no-hydrogen-cyanide-south-cullman-walgreens-freon-blame-sunday-night CULLMAN - The Walgreens at 1700 Second Ave....

    Gold Ridge man killed in Thursday morning crash

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    CULLMAN - A car crash early Thursday morning claimed the life of a Gold Ridge man. Joseph Dale Spradlin, 55, was pronounced dead at...

    Standoff in city of Cullman ends peacefully

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    Cullman Sheriff's deputies can be seen on the scene of a standoff in the northeast part of the city of Cullman early Sunday evening....

    FEATURE: Inside Cullman Police Aviation

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    The Hughes 369A/OH-6A Cayuse, known to Vietnam veterans as the “Loach,” was designed to be a highly maneuverable light observation helicopter. (W.C. Mann for...

    Addison woman pronounced dead at scene of wreck on CR 946

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    JONES CHAPEL - An Addison woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Cullman...

    Falkville man killed in single-vehicle crash

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    HARTSELLE - A Falkville man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 2 a.m. Thursday morning, June 14, according to Alabama State Troopers. Troopers said...

    Rock the South after-action report

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    ALEA Sgt. Michael McBrayer, Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson and Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper pose for a photograph outside the command center on...

    Fire at Inland Buildings out; no injuries reported

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    A fire broke out at Inland Buildings Tuesday morning. It was contained within an hour. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - A fire this...

    Fire at Peoples Bank on Cherokee Avenue; no injuries

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    CULLMAN - A quick response from Cullman Fire Rescue contained a fire on top of Peoples Bank Monday night. According to CFR Chief Brian Bradberry,...

    UPDATED: Decatur man dies in wreck on I-65 in Cullman County

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    Updated 5-29-18 1 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY - A single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Cullman County claimed the life of a Decatur man Tuesday morning....

    UPDATE: Coroner ID’s 2 victims in Sunday afternoon wreck on Hwy....

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    Updated 5-27-18 at 8:37 p.m. SIMCOE - A late Sunday afternoon head-on collision claimed the lives of two people, confirmed Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L....

    Small blaze contained at Warehouse Discount Groceries on Hwy. 157

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    CULLMAN - A 9-1-1 call reporting smoke coming from an air conditioner unit on top of Warehouse Discount Groceries on Alabama Highway 157 in...

    Truck rolls over man at Hwys. 31 & 278; victim airlifted...

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    Updated 4-30-18 1:45 p.m. CULLMAN - An elderly man was airlifted to an area hospital following an incident at the intersection of US Highway 278...

    Child victim in Sunday camper fire ID’d

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    SIMCOE - The child who died in a camper fire in Simcoe Sunday morning has been identified by Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick...

    Coroner confirms 3-year-old’s death in Sunday morning camper fire

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    SIMCOE - A 3-year-old child was killed this morning in a camper fire in the community of Simcoe. The incident occurred on County Road...

    Cullman woman ID’d as victim in Sunday wreck on US 278...

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    Updated 4-22-18 10:20 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY - A Cullman woman has been identified as the victim in Sunday afternoon's head-on collision on US Highway 278...

    1 dead in wreck on US 278 W

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    LATEST UPDATE: Victim ID'd; http://www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/04/22/cullman-woman-idd-victim-sunday-wreck-us-278-w CULLMAN COUNTY - Authorities are on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck that has claimed one life. The head-on collision...

    Ribbon officially cut on Cullman’s Fire Station 3; Chief Reinhardt honored

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    Cullman City Councilman Andy Page, Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Edward Reinhardt and Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs share a laugh at Thursday’s ribbon cutting ceremony...

    Fire Chief Edward Reinhardt reflects on 40 years of service

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    Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Edward Reinhardt stayed long enough to see the completion of Fire Station 3 off Alabama Highway 157 and see his...

    (UPDATE) Pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Cullman

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    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in downtown Cullman early Thursday morning. The incident happened at the intersection of Second Avenue Northeast and...