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    Dr. Adam Harrison responds to debate stoked by Facebook post

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    Editor's note: A post on a local Facebook page Saturday afternoon used a second-hand quote from Cullman physician Dr. Adam Harrison regarding in-person worship...

    Perspective: Cullman VFW, Auxiliary march to remember 9/11

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    On Friday members of the Cullman Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary took part in a march around Sportsman Lake in remembrance of the...

    Wilson, Watts: Do not let your guard down on COVID-19 in...

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    Mark Wilson, M.D., health officer, Jefferson County Department of Health Ray L. Watts, M.D., president, University of Alabama at Birmingham As parts of Alabama’s safer-at-home...

    ‘Thank you’ from Cullman County Bosom Buddies

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    Dear Supporters, On Oct. 1, 2019, Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation, Inc. held the (inaugural) Little Pink Dress (LPD) Benefit. It was a huge success!...

    Today’s article is not a funny, but a sad loss of...

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    Tribune Column: Funny Things from Yesterday Today’s article is not a funny, but a sad loss of a dear friend Rudene and I met a couple...

    From Shane Barnette: Cullman County’s new half-cent sales tax for facilities...

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    UPDATE: "The project has not been shelved. The schedule for the sports complex has not changed because there never has been a schedule. It...

    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...

    Tribune Column: Fishing with Tim

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    I want to start off by introducing myself. I am an avid outdoorsman, a tournament angler and a high school fishing coach. I have...

    The touchy subject of taxes

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    I am fortunate to work in a school system whose community voted to keep a local tax to improve schools. I am also fortunate...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sen. Garlan Gudger: ‘Why I support the...

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    Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman is seen here with supporters in Cullman on June 5, 2018. (Cullman Tribune file photo) On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey signed...

    Guest Editorial: The value of ‘third places’ to a thriving Cullman

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    While it sounds simple, creating places where neighbors get to know neighbors is the key to growing a thriving place to live. That’s what...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: AL GOP Chair Lathan’s open letter to...

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    Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan released an open letter to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama on Thursday. It appears in its entirety below. An...

    Community with Carol: Ross Harrison of Sacred Heart School, part 2

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    Ross Harrison, left, with Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) This week on Community with Carol, I continued my interview with Ross...

    Always Reforming: Dysfunctions and decline

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    Last week we focused on assessment and why that process is so important. Assessment informs a local church of the true condition of ministry....

    Always Reforming: Courage

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    This is the second in a series of five. In this article we focus on Courage. Perhaps a quote from the well-known exchange in...

    Always Reforming: Tenacity

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    This is the fifth in a series of five. Our focus today is tenacity. Caleb has long been one of my favorite biblical personages....

    Always Reforming: Loyalty

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    This is the fourth in a series of five. The average pastoral tenure is three-and-a-half to four years. True loyalty is developed over time...

    Community with Carol: Ross Harrison of Sacred Heart School

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    Ross Harrison, left, with Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) For this week’s Community with Carol, It was my pleasure to sit...

    Community with Carol: Becky Goff with United Way of Cullman County,...

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    Carol Berry, left, and Becky Goff, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) I did not have a new guest this week on Community with...

    Always Reforming: Competence

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    This is the third in a series of five. There exists formal research data that reveals that incompetent leadership is a major cause of...

    Community with Carol: Becky Goff with United Way of Cullman County

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    Becky Goff, left, and Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) Becky Goff has been the executive director of the United Way of...

    Community with Carol: Martha Lawrence with Cullman’s Little Pantry

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    Martha Lawrence, left, and Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) Martha Lawrence was my guest this week on Community with Carol.  In...

    Community with Carol: Kathy Wilson with the Cullman County Human Trafficking...

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    Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force Chairperson Kathy Wilson, left, with Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) What is human trafficking? That...

    Community with Carol: April German of Victoria’s Hope

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    April German, left, and Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) April German of Victoria’s Hope is my guest on Community with Carol...

    News from the Pond: DAR Good Citizens

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    These are the winners in the Good Citizen /Essay contest held by the Dripping Springs Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. They were announced...

    Community with Carol: Jamie Brown of the Senior Outreach Organization

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    Left to right: Jamie Brown, Carol Berry and Barbara Whitehead (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) Jamie Brown is my guest this week on Community...

    Community with Carol: Linda Bailey with the Committee on Church Cooperation

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    Carol Berry with Linda Bailey (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) My guest this week on Community with Carol is Linda Bailey with the  Committee...

    Community with Carol: Angie Young of Hope for the Homeless

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    Carol Berry with Angie Young (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) For the Christmas edition of Community with Carol,  I wanted to showcase Hope for...

    Community with Carol: Candace Lingo of Cullman County CASA

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    Carol Berry, left, with Candace Lingo, right Every story I have done for Community with Carol has been a joy.  My guest this week is...

    Farm Bill passage provides certainty for farmers

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    MONTGOMERY - Final passage of a five-year farm bill by Congress today (Dec. 12, 2018) was welcome news for Alabama farmers eager to prepare...

    Community with Carol: Victim Services of Cullman, Inc.

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    Carol Berry, left, with Jamie Sims, right, of Victim Services of Cullman, Inc. (contributed) I am excited to partner with the Cullman Tribune to write...

    My granddaddy, my coach: Longtime Cold Springs coach Clay Campbell to...

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    Longtime Cold Springs track and cross country coach Clay Campbell will be inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame in March 2019. (Photo...

    Community with Carol: Josh Swindall of Cullman Christian School

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    Josh Swindall with his wife and children (contributed) I was impressed with my guest this week on “Community with Carol,” Josh Swindall, the new principal...

    OPINION: Think before you give, or receive, a pet for Christmas

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    The holidays season is here, and people are searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family. We have all seen beautiful images of...

    Community with Carol: Jerry Jacob of Grace Place

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    This week, Carol speaks with Jerry Jacob from Grace Episcopal Church’s Grace Place, a ministry for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory...

    Community with Carol: Rachel Bryant from Karma in Cullman

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    Carol Berry, left, with Rachel Bryant, right My guest this week on “Community with Carol” is Rachel Bryant, founder and director of Karma in Cullman. The...

    Community with Carol: Katie Loyd of St. Vincent de Paul

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    Carol Berry with Katie Loyd I believe I have found the oldest nonprofit in Cullman: St. Vincent de Paul.  The mission of this organization is...

    Op-ed: It’s time to get back to work in Montgomery!

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    Alabama Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview Winning football coaches tell their teams to celebrate victory for 24 hours then get back to work. We're ready to get...

    Community with Carol: Julie Hall from The Link of Cullman County

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    Julie Hall, left, and Carol Berry, right My guest this week on “Community with Carol” is Julie Hall from The Link of Cullman County. We...

    Community with Carol: Saving Forgotten Warriors

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    Jeremy Hogan, founder of Saving Forgotten Warriors (Carol Berry) Saving Forgotten Warriors’ mission statement is “Advocating for the health, safety and wellbeing of our military...

    Be prepared to be impacted by ‘Nightmare on Old 69’

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    Attendees gather outside Church 212's "Nightmare on Old 69" Friday evening (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) “We want people to think,” Church 212 Pastor...

    Community with Carol: Kelsey Rice with Hope Horses, Inc.

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    Carol Berry, left; Kelsey Rice, right (Photo courtesy of Carol Berry) “Community with Carol” recently sat down with Kelsey Rice to talk about the local...

    Community with Carol: Flourish of Cullman, Inc.

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    Carol Berry, left and Flourish of Cullman, Inc.’s Melissa Dew (Courtesy of Carol Berry) I am excited to partner with the Cullman Tribune to write...

    Statement: ITC made the right call in reversing newsprint tariffs

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    From the Alabama Press Association: The International Trade Commission unanimously voted today to reverse the newsprint tariffs.  We will know about the commission’s reasoning when...

    VOICES: Say no to backyard breeders, puppy mills

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    Anyone who has ventured into the world of animal rescue knows that the list of challenges facing them seems endless. Every day, there is...

    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: Fight hunger in Alabama by protecting food assistance and strengthening...

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    The thought of a hungry child moves all of us to want to help. Alabamians are among the most generous people in the nation....

    From Cheaha to Meaher, state parks diversity abounds

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    Cheaha State Park's Callie Thornton takes in the vista at Bald Rock. (Photo by David Rainer) By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DA Blaylock endorses Steve Marshall for Alabama...

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    A letter to the editor, submitted by Cullman County District Attorney C. Wilson Blaylock, is presented below without edits: I agree with the NRA, Alabama...

    TRIBUNE COLUMN: News from the Pond, June 30

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    Holly Pond Civitan Club members with their two guest speakers at their recent meeting; Julia Floyd, secretary; Kay Stewart, local club president; Megan Mindel,...

    This Father’s Day bittersweet for Senator-Elect Garlan Gudger

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    Local businessman, Cullman City Council President and Senator-Elect Garlan Gudger, Jr. is first and foremost a husband and father. This year, Father's Day will...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Make time for the real reason for...

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    Each year, a local veterans’ organization leads our county observance of Memorial Day. Since this occasion is meant to remember and honor those Americans...

    TRIBUNE COLUMN: News from the Pond, students honored

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    Holly Pond outstanding students were recently honored by Holly Pond Civitan Club: Taylor Simmons, Caleb Knedlik, Josie Harbison, Makayla Fields, Andre McCaffrey, Kaytlin Abbott,...

    OP-ED: Gov. Kay Ivey: 1 year in, serving Alabama

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey / Courtesy of "Governor Kay Ivey's First Year" April 10, 2018, marks one year since I unexpectedly became governor. With only...

    TRIBUNE COLUMN: News from the Pond, Easter Weekend

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    These adults are members of the Holly Pond Senior Center at the Lions Club Park in Holly Pond at their Easter Celebration. Front row,...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protect access to health coverage for cancer...

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    My family is full of cancer patients and survivors. Access to timely treatment, affordable medications and regular screenings/doctor visits are essential and the reason...

    TRIBUNE COLUMN: News from the Pond

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    Dripping Springs NSDAR members at the 120th annual conference at Auburn University. Back row, (left to right) are Linda Kuykendall, Pam Reid, Brenda Scott...

    Commentary on Sunshine Week

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    Image courtesy of sunshineweek.org   Dr. Chris Roberts, University of Alabama Department of Journalism and Creative Media Alabama Press Association I played the role of Atticus Finch for...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: whatnots

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    I’ve been constantly reminded of my grandparents’ house this morning. First, I got up way before daylight, about 4:15 a.m., which they always did,...

    OPINION: Paws for Frosty

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    After hearing countless versions of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” during this Christmas season, I couldn’t help but think of the poor four-footed friends left...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: glitter in the cornbread

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    Since when did everything switch from rushed to warp speed? Christmas and other holidays are always a hectic time, but this is just ridiculous! Even...

    Foxgloves and Fireflies: the moral of the Thanksgiving story

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    You know it’s going to be a bad day when you get up and start preparing your Thanksgiving dinner at daylight and you pour...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Naked Emperor and church in Cullman...

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    The Protestant Church is in greater need of reformation today than the Roman Catholic Church was in the 16th century. Absolutely true! “The Emperor's New...

    GUEST EDITORIAL: Plan ahead to stay fit during the holidays

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    Tis the season for homemade sweets that only come around one time of the year. These tempting treats usually come with obligatory attendance to...

    TRIBUNE COLUMN: The importance of honoring all veterans

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    Vietnam veteran Jim Alderman reacts during a therapy session for combat-related stress at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla....

    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...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: Decorating for fall, y’all!

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    Candles always give a space a warmth and coziness; use your plaid throws to enhance the feeling and to prolong your time spent on...

    10 unconventional Halloween flicks

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    Every year when Halloween comes around, everyone has their go-to list of movies they traditionally like to watch. Whether it’s an installment of the...

    Letter to the Editor: Fighting together for a better Alabama

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    Hi, my name is Spencer Sandlin. I’m 30 years old and have lived in Cullman for three years now, and I love it out...

    Honoring our Vietnam veterans Nov. 4

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    On Saturday, Nov. 4, the citizens of Cullman County will honor their military veterans at a daylong event at Cullman Regional Airport in Vinemont....

    Plant It: Georgia Peach Heuchera, or ‘Coral Bells’

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    Georgia Peach Heuchera, or ‘Coral Bells’ perform well in Southern humidity. / Loretta Gillespie   This charming little plant will soon become part of a heuchera...

    This year’s Veterans Day celebration is for our Vietnam veterans

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    This year, the Cullman Elks Lodge will host a community-wide celebration of Veterans Day at Cullman Airport all day, Saturday, Nov. 4. The focus...

    County fair still something special

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    The Cullman County Fair started the year that I was born. At the time, people were getting back a sense of normalcy after the...

    Plant It: Lilacs

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    Lilacs aren't very common in our area, although great strides have been made in developing more heat/humidity tolerant versions in recent years. A demand...

    Opinion: My ride along: on the road with area law enforcement

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    Through the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Citizens’ Academy (CA) program, I found myself on the road recently with one of the department’s night...

    “Thank you. You have some good people living in your area.”

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    Letter to the Editor Wanted to say thank you to the people that came out to the rest area on I-65 on Saturday night. I was...

    “Our family could not be more grateful”

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    Letter to the Editor We live in central Florida. I have two little boys so we decided it was best to evacuate. My 85-year-old grandmother...

    Plant It: preserving hydrangeas

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    Dried hydrangeas make beautiful centerpieces. / Loretta Gillespie If you want to preserve your hydrangeas you must bite the bullet and cut them now, while...

    University degree not the only pathway to great careers in Alabama

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    Josh Laney, Ed.S., sr. director for workforce development with the Alabama State Department of Education: Many of us grew up with the idea that the...

    Bosom Buddies Foundation helps cancer patients in need

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    Judy Grissom shared the following letter she received: Hello, my name is Reda Legg. I would like to tell you my story and my experience...

    AL physicians express grave concerns about Better Care Reconciliation Act

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    MONTGOMERY – We, the undersigned Alabama organizations, representing not just physicians but the thousands of low-income Alabamians served by them, want to express grave...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: Broken hearts and ‘a little thought with eyes’

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    Image credit: Prime Magazine There is just no good answer to the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Many have tried to...

    Foxgloves & fireflies: propagating mums

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    I just read an article about how people waste money. There were a lot of things in the article like bottled water, expensive clothes...

    Letter to the editor: open letter to district attorney

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    Editor's note: Below is a letter to the editor sent to The Tribune. The letter is a copy of a letter reader Emily Hayes...

    Foxgloves & fireflies: Throwing a simple graduation party

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    Fruit kabobs are an easy dessert or snack for a simple graduation party. Image: Pinterest There are graduation parties, and then, there are graduation parties....

    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...

    A special day to honor our mothers

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    Perhaps you’ve never heard of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, but because of her, we celebrate Mother’s Day. She was born in Culpepper, Virginia, on...

    Foxgloves & fireflies: About to be the mother

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    Her first Mother’s Day… As I write this, my daughter is in a holding pattern, waiting for that first little twinge that is like nothing...

    Local veterans preparing for Memorial Day- learn the true meaning

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    Letter to the Editor Cullman area military veterans will be having a busy month in May as we prepare to remember and to honor our...

    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...

    Letter to the editor: Please don’t approve Warehouse District street closure

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    Editor's note: The Cullman City Council, in their meeting on March 20, OK'd a trial run for a pedestrian park on First Avenue in...

    Morning music: “Rock the Boat”

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    When I worked at Saturn on an assembly line for 10 hours a day, we used to play games that we made up to...

    Container gardening

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    Containers flank the sides of this gazebo. Planted with prolific "Marguerite' sweet potato vine and hot pink and white impatiens, they add height as...

    Morning music: “Glory, Glory, When I Lay My Burden Down”

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    At first you might think you are listening to another version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and it is very similar, but "Glory,...

    Letter to the editor: East Elementary students create Little Free Library

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    Good morning! I have a HUGE project that needs publicity within our Cullman community. I am the librarian at East Elementary and I have a...

    Morning music: “Roll with It”

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    This song literally helped us make it through the night...the first time I ever heard it was about middle way through the 90s. I...

    Morning music: “You Make My Dreams Come True”

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    Good morning, Cullman! If this song doesn't make you feel good, you should make an appointment with your doctor because something is wrong! It's...

    Notes from the road: Tribune sports editor one of many to...

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    (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP). Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs guard Morgan William, right, is mobbed by guards Blair Schaefer (1) and Dominique...

    Morning music: “I Feel for You”

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    Anyone know who wrote this song? No cheating! Listen and you can hear the way his other songs sound... "I Feel for You" is a...

    Morning music: “River of Dreams”

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    Hey Morning Music fans! We are back and ready to rock and roll you on your way to work this morning! Today's song is one...