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November 2, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Early weather and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:

Weather:

Today will be sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight expect mostly clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Saturday night there’ll be a 20 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 67. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Sunday night, a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Best bets:

Relay fundraiser: S.T.A.R.S. Relay For Life Team will hold the Festival of S.T.A.R.S. Nov. 3, at Depot Park, 309 1st Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. All day fun for kids, play area includes bouncy houses and carnival games. Also, for everyone, various local talents to entertain. Beginning with a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Cost is $25, early registration guarantees T-shirt.1 mile fun run follows 5K. 11 a.m. chili cookoff, $10 entry fee. $5 extra to enter People’s Choice award. Craft fair is all day. To rent a booth, contact Amber Heaton at 256-339-3875. To register for any event, contact Amber or email to STARSrelayteam@gmail.com. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Cullman County Relay For Life.

Open house at rebuilt VFD: Johnson’s Crossing Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, at the new station at 1542 County Road 617, Hanceville 35077. Entertainment will be provided by the Blake Scott Band. Hotdogs and drinks offered. The previous building was decimated by the tornado of 2011.

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