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December 27, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

Cullman City Street Department workers are widening 4th St. SE and pouring driveways, so this street will be closed while repairs are ongoing; emergency traffic only.

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Rain. Low around 39. East wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday night: A slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Upcoming events in your area:

Blood drive: LifeSouth will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 4, at Carmike Cinemas in  Cullman.

Jam session canceled: The Town of South Vinemont will not hold a jam session in January due to the closeness of the holidays. Next jam session will be in February.

Rachel's Challenge: Rachel's Challenge is coming to Fairview High School Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, during school hours. Students in grades 9-12 will see a multi-media presentation led by the Rachel's Challenge organization. At 6:30 p.m. that evening, another presentation will be held for the parents/guardians, and other members of the community.

Rachel's Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. This program is based upon the theories and ethics of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre, which occurred in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. Rachel's story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Our goal is to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Info: Whitney Haynes at whaynes@ccboe.org; or 256-796-5106.

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