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    Op-Ed: A tale of 2 fandoms: The Chiefs, Swifties and a...

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    In the intricate tapestry of modern pop culture, few threads have ever been as seamlessly woven as that of Taylor Swift and NFL fandom....

    Scholarship audition dates set by Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students who love to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, or even work behind the scenes may attend upcoming auditions at...

    ‘American Pickers’ returning to Alabama, searching for leads

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    NEW YORK – Episodes of the hit show “American Pickers” will be filmed in Alabama in February 2024. The History Channel hit television show...

    2nd Fridays bringing the party July 8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The July edition of 2nd Fridays will be held this Friday, July 8, bringing live music, activities, food, a farmers’ market,...

    Smith Lake Park Fourth of July Fireworks Festival celebrating 50th anniversary

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Parks and Recreation’s Smith Lake Park 4th of July Fireworks Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Monday....

    First Splash-In movie at WildWater on Thursday evening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s new premier water park, WildWater, will host its first movie night on Thursday evening, bringing fun for the whole family...

    Preparations underway for 2022 2nd Fridays

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Marking its 2022 return, 2nd Fridays in Cullman will hold its June celebration on Friday, June 10 from 5:00 p.m. –...

    Hank’s Sport Bar and Rumors Deli hosts nationwide talent Jermaine ‘Funnymaine’...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday night saw two best of the bests putting on a show for Cullman that was full of one-of-a-kind entertainment, specialty...

    German Axe Throwing Co. to hold grand opening on July 9...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - German Axe Throwing Company has been operating as the original axe throwing and mechanical bull riding venue in Cullman since February...

    Smith Lake Park celebrates 50 years with Memorial Day Festival

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    Saturday marked a very special day at Smith Lake Park as crowds poured in to help honor the countless men and women that have...

    The Town of Arley prepares for 49th Annual Arley Day festival...

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    ARLEY, Ala. - The Town of Arley’s 49th Annual Arley Day community festival will be Saturday, May 21. The all-day event will last from...

    Summertime fun hits Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville is getting ready for summer with a calendar full of events for everyone’s enjoyment. Kicking off the entertainment...

    Senior Outreach Organization performs Heehaw Show at Hanceville Civic Center

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Senior Outreach Organization performed their Heehaw Show at the Hanceville Civic Center on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The cast, directed...

    Country music community mourns the loss of Naomi Judd

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    FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The country music community was rocked today with the tragic news of the sudden passing of country music giant Naomi Judd. Hailing...

    Wallace State Jazz Band hosting Big Band Dance April 15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Jazz Band will hold its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 15 at the Burrow...

    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...

    New changes making a big splash at CWAC

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Breaking ground in the fall of 2021 with opening slated for Memorial Day weekend 2022, Nathan Anderson, Director Cullman Parks Recreation...

    Throwback Outdoor Cinema offering weekend features this month for spring break

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman-based Throwback Outdoor Cinema is returning with some spring throwback films for the next two weekends at the Cullman County Fairgrounds....

    Cullman live music venues welcome new and diverse bands

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman is truly a town that embraces the arts, and the music scene here is vast, consisting of a well-connected group...

    Hee Haw Show returning to Hanceville in April

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Senior Outreach Organization will be presenting their version of the Hee Haw Show on Saturday, April 30 at the Hanceville...

    City of Hanceville preparing for warm-weather events

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Though winter's chill will be for another month at least, some cities in Cullman are already working to spread the word...

    Simply Southern television show brings Extension expertise to wider audiences

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s partnership with Simply Southern TV is expanding. In 2022, viewers can learn ways to transform their landscapes...

    Goat Island Brewery shares several upcoming events on the books for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Goat Island Brewing has kicked off the year with a bang, as the bookings for January 2022 are already piling up....

    Start off the new year this January with a visit to...

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration on select evenings, on January 6 – 9 and...

    Ring in 2022 with these Cullman-based events!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This weekend, 2021 will come to a close and Cullman is ready to see it out with a bang. With several...

    Skating in the Park offering an exciting way to ring in...

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For those looking for a fun New Year’s activity and who enjoy gliding on ice, Skating in the Park in Huntsville...

    Cullman drive-in theater to return for a spring 2022 season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Brandi and Seth Powell’s dream of owning a drive-in theater was finally realized this Christmas season. They had nine Christmas movies...

    New Cullman drive-in theater debuts with classic Christmas films

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Throwback Outdoor Cinema is a new drive-in theater that opened in Cullman the first weekend in December. Brandi and Seth Powell,...

    Guest Editorial: Finding inspiration in Cullman’s music scene

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Whether on warm summer evenings or brisk winter nights, people head into local  venues to shake off the work week and...

    Susan Moore hosting inaugural Christmas parade Dec. 11

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    BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. - The town of Susan Moore in Blount County is holding its first ever Christmas Parade and Festival. The festival will...

    Pop-up drive-in to bring Christmas movies to Cullman Fairgrounds for December

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Throwback Outdoor Cinema, a pop-up drive in theatre, will be presenting holiday films at the Cullman Fairgrounds throughout the month of...

    ‘Humbug! A Christmas Carol’ returns to The Princess Theatre!

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    DECATUR, Ala. - Bank Street Players have announced their return to the Princess Theatre Stage with latest production of, “Humbug! A Christmas Carol.” After...

    ‘American Pickers’ to film in Alabama

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    NEW YORK, NY. – “The American Pickers” are excited to announce their return to Alabama! The History Channel’s hit  television series is making plans...

    Country music superstar Morgan Wallen to headline Pepsi Rock The South...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The “Biggest Party in the South” is back on August 5 and 6, 2022 – with an incredible lineup of musicians...

    Hallmark’s Annual Countdown to Christmas in full swing

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    STUDIO CITY, Ca. - The Hallmark Channel is widely known for its knack for pulling at heartstrings during the holiday season, and this year...

    An in-depth guide to local fall fun

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Fall is finally here and with it are many fun seasonal events! From craft shows to fall festivals, there are...

    Arab’s 2nd Annual Sugarfest sees great weather and huge turnout

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    ARAB, Ala. - The 2nd Annual Sugarfest was held Saturday, Sept. 4 at Arab City Park. The festival kicked off at 8 a.m. and...

    Sweet Tater Festival caps off summer at Smith Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For most people, Labor Day Weekend is the official send off to summer, but in Cullman County, it is also a...

    Cullman sees 100,000 for back-to-back weekend events 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman and surrounding areas saw two huge weekends which hosted around 100,000 people with events at York Family...

    Rock The South is here: day one recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Although Rock The South (RTS) sees a ton of support from local attendees, people come from all over for the Southern...

    Satisfy your sweet tooth at Arab’s 2nd annual SugarFest!

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    ARAB, Ala. - After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural celebration in 2019, residents of Arab were looking forward to the next iteration of the Arab...

    Local musician Shannon McNeal returns to Berkeley Bob’s Coffee House for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Last Friday evening, Cullman native Shannon McNeal got to play her first homecoming show since November 2019. The show was hosted...

    Rock the South announces The Marshall Tucker Band and final lineup...

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Preparations for the biggest party in the south are well underway as the excitement builds for the biggest and best Rock the...

    Rock the South announces traffic plan approved by the Cullman County...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The organizers of Rock The South have recently gained the approval of the Cullman County Commission to limit traffic on portions...

    Day Trippin’: Gofar USA Park

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    DECATUR, Ala. - The next stop on our series “Day Trippin’” is Morgan County’s GoFAR USA Park. This unique adventure park was opened in...

    Four ways Fourth of July fireworks can harm our pets

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Fourth of July is just a day away! While many of us may want to kick back and enjoy...

    ATF promotes fireworks safety

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wants the public to be safe during the Fourth of July. Understanding the...

    Hello, Dolly!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the 2020 hiatus, Cullman Community Theatre returns later this month with a production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic “Hello,...

    Firework shows near you this 4th of July season

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - With July 4 falling on a Sunday this year, the area firework celebrations are spread out over the long holiday...

    Troy University professor unveils free virtual film festival for Alabama high...

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    TROY, Ala. - An associate professor of design at Troy University has created a free virtual, one-day film festival open to all Alabama high...

    First Baileyton Family Fun Day deemed huge success

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- The first Baileyton Family Fun Day took place this past Saturday in the town’s park. Town officials are calling the event a...

    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...

    Colony Parks and Recreation offers full summer schedule, beginning Wednesday

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    COLONY, Ala. - The Colony Town Council’s Parks and Recreation committee chairperson Jasmine Cole on Tuesday evening unveiled plans for multiple community events planned...

    ‘Brother Joseph, Brother Joseph!’ at Ave Maria Grotto 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday afternoon, artists Ben South and Donna Drake premiered their children’s musical “Brother Joseph, Brother Joseph” in the Ave Maria...

    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...

    ‘A community arts event unlike any you’ve ever attended’: Cullman playwright...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mother's Day 2021 will be the online debut of a new "community arts event" from the mind of Cullman-based playwright Ben...

    St. Bernard Prep Drama presents ‘The Murder Mystery at the Murder...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Saint Bernard Prep Drama Department returns to the stage after the 2020 shutdown with the one-act play “The Murder Mystery...

    North Alabama Quartet Convention returns to Cullman May 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Quartet Convention, which has enjoyed great success over the last two years, had to be postponed from its...

    Ultimate Fair to return to Good Hope April 21

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Ultimate Fair is returning to Good Hope this week! The fair will run Wednesday, April 21 through Sunday, April...

    Camp Liberty to host the American Hero Music Festival this month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On April 24, the American Hero Music Festival will kick off a series of concerts at Camp Liberty in Battleground. The...

    West Point High School presents “Shrek the Musical”

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School Theatre returned to the stage Friday with its production of “Shrek the Musical,” which will run...

    Looking to their ‘Futures’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre returned to the stage Wednesday evening with the student-produced and choreographed show “Futures” on...

    Dance returns to Cullman County stages starting this week

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    ULLMAN and HANCEVILLE, Ala. - As the world reopens from a year of disappointing COVID shutdowns, Cullman County is seeing live arts and entertainment...

    Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nelly, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis,...

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    CULLMAN, AL. - What’s billed as the “The South’s biggest party”, Rock the South announced Monday morning what the concert promoters are calling “an...

    Spring break: local events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With spring break next week, many families will be looking for fun things to do. Of course, there are the beaches...

    10th annual Rock the South dates announced for August 13-14

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South promoters announced Monday morning that the festival will return the weekend of August 13-14, 2021 after it was...

    Local Elvis impersonator goes Hollywood

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      CULLMAN, Ala - Alex Swindle was only 10 or 11 years old when he auditioned for a part in a children’s theater musical that...

    Live concerts returning to Cullman: Kari Jobe, patriotic celebration on deck

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Stages will light up this spring as live concerts return to Cullman County. On April 24, Camp Liberty near the Battleground...

    ‘Nothing can replace that’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Every business field and industry in the country has suffered from the effects of COVID-19 and the accompanying shutdown and restrictions,...

    Josh Wade crowned inaugural Smith Lake Idol

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

    Smith Lake Idol finale Saturday night

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

    Smith Lake Idol Top 6 to perform tonight

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

    Smith Lake Idol Top 9 perform tonight

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

    ‘LOVE TRAIN’ Unity Concert tonight at Depot Park

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

    Drive-in good time

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - More than 1,800 vehicles drove in Friday to Cullman’s York Farms, with concertgoers excited to see Country Music Hall of Famer...

    Q&A with Shane Quick about Friday’s Alan Jackson concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Shane Quick, of Premier Productions and Rock the South, held a media briefing Thursday afternoon at the Rock the South venue,...

    Nick’s picks: Top 10 sports comedies

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    With COVID-19 shutting down schools, businesses and seemingly everything else across the country, both movies and sports are experiencing an unprecedented hiatus. This is as good...

    Luke Combs, Eric Church to headline 2020 Rock the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Pepsi Rock the South, one of the largest and longest-running country music festivals in the country, Friday morning announced its highly...

    ‘Outlaw gospel’: Cody McCarver set to perform in Hanceville Jan. 19

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Chart-topping Nashville recording artist Cody McCarver will return to Hanceville Jan. 19 to perform at Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church. The...

    ‘Uncut Gems’ an unrelenting experience grounded by Sandler’s performance; Griffin’s score:...

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    “Uncut Gems” is the latest film written and directed by the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny Safdie, and stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner,...

    ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ an entertaining, but messy conclusion...

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    “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” returns director J.J. Abrams, and Chris Terrio joins Abrams as co-writer. Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and...

    ‘Knives Out’ a funny, suspenseful, unique murder mystery; Griffin’s score: 9/10

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    "Knives Out" is written and directed by Rian Johnson and features an enormous, star-studded cast. Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee...

    Local musician Jesse Priest selected for Dolly Parton’s #JoleneChallenge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Holly Pond graduate and local musician Jesse Priest has been selected by Dolly Parton and the producers at Netflix to be...

    Phoenix’s performance makes “Joker” a must-see film; Griffin’s score 9/10

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    “Joker” is an origin story for one of comic book lore’s most iconic villains directed by Todd Phillips and stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a...

    “Ad Astra” a memorable space adventure; Griffin’s score 8/10

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    “Ad Astra” is written and directed by James Gray and stars Brad Pitt as astronaut Roy McBride setting off on a quest to find his...

    Alabama ranked no. 4 most Fortnite-obsessed state in 2019

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    Whether or not you’re a video game player, you’ve likely heard of the game Fortnite. Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game out...

    ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ not a Tarantino classic but...

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    “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the ninth film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot...

    Down home with Lamont Landers

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    ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant performs at 412 Public House CULLMAN, Ala. – “America’s Got Talent” contestant Lamont Landers brought his talent to a busy 412...

    Get to know Jesse Priest Music

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “Like any good, Southern musician, I started out singing and playing in church,” local favorite Jesse Priest said of the origins...

    ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ a near-perfect summer movie; Griffin’s score: 9/10

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    “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is once again directed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming’s” Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna II and Erik Sommers and of course...

    Local Artist Spotlight: Joyce Hyde

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Joyce Hyde has always been interested in the arts. So much so that she made a career of it as a...

    ‘Toy Story 4’ a welcome addition to the Toy Story franchise;...

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    “Toy Story 4” is the directorial debut for Josh Cooley and is written by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom. This is the fourth installment...

    Movie Review: ‘MIB International’ fails to live up to the original;...

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    “Men in Black International” is directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth...

    Movie Review: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’: Cliché drama, epic action

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    “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is written and directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown...

    Rock the South day 1: big-time stars and big-time traffic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On day one of the 2019 edition of Rock the South (RTS), there were loads of music and lots of opportunities...

    Colt Ford on Rock the South: ‘We’re going to have a...

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    Colt Ford is happy to be returning to the Rock the South stage after first performing in Cullman back in 2014. The professional golfer...

    Ready for Rock the South?

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – This Friday, Rock the South (RTS) returns for its eighth annual installment. Gates will open at noon Friday and Saturday, with...

    Southern born and Southern bred: WSCC wows with opening of ‘Stars...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts on Thursday evening opened “Stars Fell on Alabama,” a joint effort of the community college’s...

    Wallace State presents ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’ this week

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - This Thursday through Saturday, Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts will present “Stars Fell on Alabama,” a joint production of the...

    Irlene Mandrell wows at Welcome Back Hanceville concert

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A great crowd came out Saturday to enjoy the Welcome Back Hanceville concert featuring Irlene Mandrell and other guests. The weather...