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September 13, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on Northwood Drive and Lakehill St. NW; a crew will be working on a storm drain on Fantasia Dr. NW.

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Best bets for today and beyond:

City Board of Education retreat: The Cullman City Board of Education will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for a retreat at Grace’s Retreat, 36 County Road 386, Cullman 35055.

NTQG to meet: The Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the Cullman County Museum, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. Visitors welcome.

Concert fundraiser at Moe’s BBQ: The Avenue G Band will appear in concert at 8 p.m. today, at Moe’s Original Barbecue, 318 1st Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. The classic rock band is raising funds for the Cullman Good Samaritan Health Clinic; no door fee - donations appreciated.

At the fair tonight and this weekend:

Friday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Jeff Whitlow performs

Saturday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m., Beef Cattle Show and Herdsman Award at Tri-Green Arena; 7 p.m., WKUL 92.1 FM Cullman Talent Search at Coca Cola Theatre

Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Cullman County Fair Talent Show at Coca Cola Theatre.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. on weeknights and 2 p.m. on weekends. Admission is $6 for individuals (12 and older) and free for children (ages 1-11). Armbands for all rides are $22 Sunday, Sept. 15. Armbands will be $25 on Friday and Saturday. Parking is free.

The fair is a major fundraiser for the Cullman Lions Club, and the proceeds allow the organization to assist in year-round funding of community projects, Bonner said. The annual event also brings in visitors and their tourism dollars spent at area merchants.

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