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    Arrests and Incidents reported June 10, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 10, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Obituary: Allen S. Hall, Sr.

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    Funeral service for Allen Shearer Hall, Sr., age 91, of Bremen, will be Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 12 p.m. at Ryan’s Creek Baptist...

    Obituary: Bobby Dewayne Calvert

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    Hanceville Funeral Home announces the passing of Bobby Dewayne Calvert.   Mr. Calvert was born on May 10, 1967, in Cullman and passed away at...

    Alabama selected for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Medicaid Demonstration Program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.– Alabama is one of 10 states selected for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid Demonstration Program by the U.S. Department...

    3Sixty Jeep Club to hold car show at Hanceville Nursing &...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 3Sixty Jeep Club is bringing a special Father’s Day delivery to the residents of Hanceville Nursing & Rehab. At 1...

    Jordan-Hare Stadium north end zone videoboard expansion approved by Auburn Board...

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    AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn University Board of Trustees has given final approval for the addition of a new state-of-the-art videoboard in the north end...

    Education notes

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    Troy University announces Spring/Term 4 graduates TROY, Ala. - Troy University is pleased to recognize students who completed the requirements for graduation during the Spring...

    Tucker, Bagwell named Cullman County Schools Employees of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and AmFirst recognize a teacher and staff member each month of the school year. May Staff Member of the...

    Library kicks off Summer Reading Program with over 200 guests

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The main branch of the Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) hosted a community kick-off event for its Summer Reading Program...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 7, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 7, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Plans for Alabama Basketball Training & Player Development Facility expansion and...

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama Athletics has formally proposed a Coleman Coliseum Basketball Training & Player Development Facility Expansion and Renovation, which is pending approval from...

    Baileyton Town Council recognizes Parkside School achievement

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – At its monthly meeting on Monday, June 3, the Baileyton Town Council welcomed Parkside Principal Caleb Elrod, who expressed his appreciation...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 6, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 6, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Vinemont Town Council appoints Ross Campbell to vacant seat

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    VINEMONT, Ala. —The Vinemont Town Council at a special-called meeting on Monday, June 3, heard nominations and appointed Ross Campbell to the open seat...

    Storybook Trail installs new book for 2024 Birding Trail

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sportsman Lake Park’s Storybook Trail is home to a new book installation.  The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County...

    Ashley Mercantile opening new location in Muscle Shoals 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ashley Mercantile Owners Ryne and Heather Ashley on Thursday, June 6, announced the late-summer opening of a second location, which will be...

    Cullman City Council names new fire chief, deputy chief 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman City Council on Monday voted to name Darren Peeples chief of Cullman Fire Rescue. Councilman Brad Smith thanked all applicants,...

    Hands-free law grace period ends June 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The grace period for Alabama’s hands-free driving law, which went into effect in June 2023, will end June 15, according to...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 5, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 30, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Render Aid Alabama hopes to ‘normalize compassion for humanity’ with Elder...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Render Aid Alabama  is on a mission to “normalize compassion for humanity” in the Cullman County area. One of...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 4, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 30, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    APT & NFHS Network agree to 5-year extension of AHSAA Football...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The AHSAA is pleased to announce that Alabama Public Television (APT) and the NFHS Network/Play On Sports have agreed to extend...

    All Steak hosting Dueling Pianos Night June 20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - One of Cullman’s most popular date night spots is bringing the rivalry of the ivories to its halls. On June 20,...

    Ave Maria Grotto, St. Bernard Abbey announce major restoration project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The monks and staff of St. Bernard Abbey and Ave Maria Grotto on Monday, June 3, announced a major restoration project...

    United Way of Cullman County announces relocation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) Executive Director Stephanie Childers, at the organization’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 30, at Loft...

    Arrests and Incidents reported June 3, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 30, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    JSU launching public health degree programs, addressing critical need in Alabama

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Jacksonville State University (Jax State) is set to launch two innovative degree programs within the College of Health Professions and Wellness...

    Education Notes

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    Crane Hill’s Jordan Moore makes Mississippi College President's List CLINTON, Miss. - The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the President's List after the...

    WSCC Machine Tool Technology students place 2nd in Phillips Machinist Student...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Students in Wallace State Community College’s Machine Tool Technology program recently won second place in the Phillips Machinist Student Competition sponsored...

    WSCC: Registration open for summer career training courses

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Registration is now open for summer career training courses offered through Wallace State Community College’s Center for Career and Workforce Development....

    Dental Arts launches community food drive in partnership with Cullman’s Little...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dental Arts has teamed up with Cullman's Little Pantry to host a community food drive aimed at combating hunger in Cullman....

    Get ready for summer reading!

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    Cullman County Public Library System kick-off event June 5 CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Public Library System is gearing up for an exciting start...

    Obituary: Lula Mae Spradlin

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    Funeral Service for Lula Mae Spradlin, age 80 of Cullman, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Cullman Heritage Funeral...

    Morning of fishing and fellowship: Senior Citizen Fish O’ Rama set...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville’s annual Senior Citizens Fish O' Rama is set to take place on Friday, June 6, at Veterans...

    More than 100 WSCC student athletes named on ACCC Commissioner’s Honor...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- More than 100 student athletes from all 12 sports teams at Wallace State Community College were recognized by the Alabama Community...

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘One of the most ambitious projects in Alabama history’

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    Phase 1 of Smith Lake destination resort complete CRANE HILL, Ala. - Lewis Smith Lake, with its vast expanse of over 21,000 acres of waters,...

    Increase in high-speed chases: Local law enforcement officials weigh in

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local and area law enforcement have been in an increasing number of  high-speed pursuits – and community members are asking why. Questions...

    EMA launches new mass notification system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has rolled out its new mass notification system – Everbridge Mass Notification – and...

    Obituary: Lee Ann Sutherland

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    Lee Ann Sutherland, age 67, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2024. She is preceded in death by her parents Charlotte...

    Obituary: Dorothy Margaret (Eck) South

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    Dorothy Margaret (Eck) South, age 94, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024. Dorothy was born in Ohio on August 16,...

    Obituary: Melissa Smith Collum

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    Melissa Smith Collum, of Cullman, Alabama, passed away on the afternoon of May 28, 2024, at the age of 54. Mrs. Collum was born...

    Obituary: Irene Alice Zehr

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    Funeral Service for Irene Alice Zehr, age 84 of Cullman, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Pleasant Grove Missionary...

    Obituary: June Claire Pate

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    June Claire Pate, age 82 of Logan, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Hanceville Nursing Home. She was born, June 8, 1941,...

    Obituary: Bryon Dale McNiel

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    Funeral Service for Bryon Dale McNiel, age 54 of Baileyton, will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Cullman Heritage Funeral...

    Obituary: Barry Lynn Jacobs

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    Funeral service for Barry Lynn Jacobs, age 64, of Cullman, is Friday, May 31, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, with...

    Obituary: Irene Morris Netherton

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    Funeral service for Irene Morris Netherton, age 70, of Vinemont, is Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, with...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 31, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 30, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    WSCC Adult Education and Center for Career and Workforce Development host...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Adult Education Department recently hosted its 2024 graduation, recognizing students who earned their General Education Development (GED)...

    United Way book drive brings in 300+ books

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) expanded its community outreach this month with its second annual book drive. Running from May...

    Wallace State promotes Crider to head cross country coach

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College has promoted Tony Crider to head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, President Dr....

    St. Bernard Prep School Honor and Merit Rolls

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    Semester II - 2024 St. Bernard Middle School Honor Roll Seventh grade Aaron Cortes-Villegas Sipsey Drake Silas Krische Reise Rigsby Caroline Sanders Eighth grade Norah Bissot Ella Cron Ella Davis Anastasia Hazard Avery Hines Merry-Carmen Pichardo Tony Ranelli St. Bernard...

    Cheese, cheese and more cheese!

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Grilled Cheese Festival in downtown Hanceville proved to be a huge success despite the morning rains that initially threatened...

    Obituary: Mildred Ann Crawford-Marion

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    Funeral services for Mildred Ann Crawford-Marion, 72, of Cullman will be 2 p.m. Saturday June 1st at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 30, 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 30, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    NATIONAL CHAMPS! No. 1 Auburn beats Florida State 3-2 to win...

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    CARLSBAD, Calif. – The job, at last, is finished. Throughout No. 1 Auburn's march to the program's first national championship, head coach Nick Clinard reminded...

    West Point duos headed to High School Fishing World Finals and...

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – Two West Point High School student duos have qualified for The Bass Federation 15th annual High School Fishing World Finals...

    Man involved in chase, fatality charged with murder

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Tennessee man is facing a murder charge for his role in a high-speed pursuit and wreck that left a Crane...

    Wallace State hires Joseph Simmons as women’s basketball coach

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community College has hired Joseph Simmons to lead the women’s basketball team, President Dr. Vicki Karolewics announced today. “We are...

    Obituary: Juanita Tankersley Haynes

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    Juanita Tankersley Haynes, born October 13, 1931, a lifelong resident of Fairview, Alabama, passed away at her home on May 28, 2024, at the...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 29, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 29, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Obituary: Marye Stiefelmeyer Tolbert

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    Marye Stiefelmeyer Tolbert, 78, formally of Cullman, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, at her daughter’s home in San Francisco California. Ms. Tolbert is...

    Obituary: Timothy Dudley Walker

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    Timothy Dudley Walker, age 63, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2024. He was born April 30, 1961, in Cullman, Alabama, son of Wanda...

    Obituary: Joanne Phillips Bates

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    JoAnne Phillips Bates, 79, passed away suddenly of Pulmonary Embolism on Friday, May 24, 2024.   Her funeral officiated by Elder Don McPherson, will be...

    Obituary: Steven D. Gilley

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    Funeral Service for Steven Dwayne Gilley, age 44 of Phil Campbell, will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Cullman Heritage...

    Obituary: Ellarea C. Dickson

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    Celebration of Life Service for Ellarea C. Dickson, age 77 of Crane Hill, will be at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2024. Visitation...

    CARDIAC KIDS: No. 1 Auburn advances to program’s first national final...

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    CARLSBAD, Calif. – For the first time in program history, Auburn men's golf will play for a national championship as the Tigers used all...

    Obituary: Dustin Douglas Canter

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    Dustin Douglas Canter, age 29, of Cullman, passed from this life on May 23, 2024. There are no services planned at this time.  Cullman Funeral...

    Summer meals returning to county schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) and its workers are deeply committed to their motto, “School may be out,...

    Obituary: Helen Patricia Denton Gorff

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    Helen Patricia Denton Gorff, age 73, of Cullman Helen Patricia Denton Gorff, age 73, of Cullman passed from this life on Friday, May 24, 2024,...

    South Vinemont to appoint new council member

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigned, effective immediately, at the council’s April meeting, leaving place 3 open. On Monday, June 3, the...

    Birmingham-Southern College celebrates final commencement ceremony

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Birmingham-Southern College held its final commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24, in Bill Battle Coliseum, celebrating 245 members of the Class...

    LIST: Area Vacation Bible Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Vacation Bible School (VBS) opportunities across the county will be plentiful over the next few months. Cullman is home to a large...

    Birmingham-Southern College World Series Block Party Send Off

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    BIRMINGHAM, AL. - Birmingham-Southern College's baseball program invites all fans and supporters to join them at Tasty Town restaurant, located at 16 14th St....

    A day of remembrance

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    Cullman community honors fallen heroes CULLMAN, Ala. - Set against the backdrop of monuments commemorating various wars and the lives lost in them, the Disabled...

    Summer break food resources

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As summer sets in, it's a time of joy and relaxation for many families. However, for some, it can also bring...

    Obituary: James Esburn Hays

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    James Esburn Hays, 86, of Cullman, Alabama, was born on September 14, 1937, in Blount County, Alabama, to the late Hubert T. and Velma...

    Obituary: William Morrell Self

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    William Morrell Self passed away Saturday May 25, 2024.  A Cullman County native, Mr. Self was born April 23, 1941, son of William Loys Self...

    Cullman County’s Grayson Randall attends inaugural 4-H Leadership Academy

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. -  Five Alabama 4-H members are among the 25 students selected nationwide to attend the inaugural 4-H Leadership Academy. The academy...

    CCPS Kindergarteners perform ‘Lemonade!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kindergartners at Cullman City Primary School on Tuesday, May 21, presented “Lemonade!” a 20-minute musical for friends and family to mark...

    Vinemont to hold cleanup day for Henry and Roe Wood Park...

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont, local business the Man Cave Market and Cullman real estate agent Richard Neese are coming together to improve,...

    Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force looks to educate community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force met Wednesday, May 22, at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Training Center. The gathering was...

    Honoring those who sacrificed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Volunteers gathered at the Cullman City Cemetery on Friday, May 24, to honor those who served in the United States Armed...

    Murph 2024: Cullman CrossFit gyms hosting challenge to honor fallen hero,...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - CrossFit gyms across the country are gearing up for the annual "Murph" event, a workout held in honor of U.S. Navy...

    Cullman County Commission moves toward airport expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 21, approved plans for engineering services for the reconstruction...

    Kerry Baswell newest Cullman County ADA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County District Attorney’s Office has a new assistant district attorney. Cullman County DA Champ Crocker recently announced the hiring...

    Obituary: Michael Dewitt Yeager

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    Funeral services for Michael Yeager, 63, of Simcoe will be 2 p.m. Sunday May 26th at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow the...

    Obituary: Joan Burleson

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    Joan Burleson, age 83, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  Joan graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1958. She had...

    Obituary: Helen Faye Williams

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    It is with earthly sorrow but Heavenly joy that we announce the everlasting life of Helen Faye White Williams. Helen went Home to the...

    Obituary: Lora Jane Bartlett

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    Lora Jane Bartlett, age 73, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024. No services are scheduled at this time.

    Obituary: Gloria Jeanette Miller

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    Visitation for Gloria Jeanette Miller age 61 of Cullman, will be from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Cullman...

    Obituary: Norma Gail Quick

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    Norma Purvis Quick, age 89 of Crane Hill, AL passed away on May 22, 2024.  Norma is preceded in death by her husband, James Euell...

    Obituary: Arno “Trey” Lamb

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    Arno “Trey” Lamb, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024. Trey was born in Hawaii on September 14, 1983, to Arno...

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 24, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 24, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    CCBOE: 99.3% of third graders reading at or above grade level

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its monthly meeting Monday, May 20, heard a very positive update from Superintendent...

    (Updated) Police chase ends in wreck, 1 fatality, in south Cullman

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    Updated at 6:34 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Crane Hill woman was killed in south Cullman Friday morning when the vehicle she was driving was...

    ICYMI: Honey Baked Ham coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Honey Baked Ham Company this week announced it has signed an agreement with existing franchisee, Andy Gaghagen, to bring the store...

    Lee Leads wire-to-wire to win MLF General Tire Heavy Hitters 2024...

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 23, 2024) – The first time Abu Garcia pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama, ever tasted tournament victory, competing on Lake Guntersville at age...

    Curry hired as Wallace State Head Softball Coach, Cesepedes as Assistant

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Wallace State Community has hired former Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) softball coach Megan Curry to lead the Lions softball team, President Dr....

    Arrests and Incidents reported May 23, 2024 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 23, 2024. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Berlin set to hire part-time help, approves changes to 2 roads

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday voted to create four temporary part-time staff positions to assist with the town’s upcoming 2024...