Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The Cullman City Street Department will have a patching crew at these locations: Beth St. NW and 6th Ave.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 67. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind.
Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Thursday night partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Christmas tree lot to open: If you’re thinking about putting up the Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holidays, the Cullman High School baseball boosters will sell Christmas trees at the lot across from Eckenrod Ford, at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 157. Open from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15, hours of operation will be 5 to 8 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Preorders must be picked up Friday, Nov. 23, at the lot.
For more information, or to preorder, contact Shawn Willingham at 256-734-3531 or Chris Murphree at 256-531-2005. All proceeds to go to the CHS Baseball Boosters.
Turkey shoots: Emeus Baptist Church, 2246 County Road 831, Logan 35098, will hold a turkey shoot from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving day), with prizes of hams, turkeys and more. All proceeds to benefit the church’s senior citizens. Breakfast served. Info: Gene Sullins at 256-708-7403.
Also, The Cullman Moose will host a turkey shoot at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Many items to “shoot” for; all proceeds to benefit Moose Lodge’s community projects. The lodge is located at 1729 Eva Road NE, Cullman 35055.
Blood drives: The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at Walmart Supercenter, 626 Olive St. SW, Cullman 35055.
Diabetics — need help getting through the holidays? The Adult Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 22, in the CRMC Community Education Center in POB II. Info: Diabetes Care Center at 256-737-2025.
Food bank to open Saturday, Nov. 24: The Garden City Church of God Food Bank will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. at 123 Short St. SW, Garden City 35070. Info: Diane West at 256-739-3791 or Kathy Day at 256-352-5787.
VFW Saturday night dance: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at the VFW. No alcohol or smoking allowed. Music will be provided by the Boogie Night band. The cost is $5 per person; public welcome. Info: Commander Jerry Willibey at 256-347-0807.
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today (times in EST):
1. CLINTON, DIPLOMATS PRESS ON WITH MIDEAST TRUCE EFFORTS
Fighting between Hamas and Israel continues as sticking points over ceasefire remain unresolved.
2. WHAT A MYANMAR CONCESSION ON NUKES COULD TELL
The Asian nation’s decision to declare all atomic energy facilities may shed light on whether it sought nuclear know-how from North Korea.
3. SUICIDE BOMBER HITS NEAR US BASE IN KABUL
Two Afghan guards are killed in the explosion that rocked the heart of the capital.
4. WHY THE DEATH OF FIVE CHINESE CHILDREN IS CAUSING A NATIONAL SOUL SEARCH
Some are reflecting on how “left-behind” rural children reveal a darker side to China’s economic development.
5. DOCTORS GROUP FAVORS OVER-THE-COUNTER BIRTH CONTROL
Momentum may be building, but no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription soon.
6. SAN FRANCISCO SHEDS PART OF FREE-SPIRITED PAST WITH NUDITY BAN
The city which has a reputation for being without inhibitions is prohibiting public nakedness.
7. FISCAL CLIFF, SLOW ECONOMIC RECOVERY IMPACT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
Many Americans are making sacrifices this holiday as they feel the pinch from high airfares and rising fuel and toll costs.
8. HOSTESS LIVES TO DIE ANOTHER DAY
The maker of Twinkies fails to reach deal with second biggest union, so company will continue liquidation plan.
9. FORMER BOXER HECTOR ‘MACHO’ CAMACHO SHOT IN PUERTO RICO
The 1980s three world title winner is in serious condition after shooting outside San Juan.
10. ELMO FACES CHANGE AFTER HIS PUPPETEER’S RESIGNATION
In the wake of the actor’s scandalous exit from “Sesame Street”, Elmo’s positiveness and innocence could be put to the test.
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
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UPDATED: Director John Hunt announces retirement from city parks dept.
After more than 20 years at the helm of Cullman Parks and Recreation, John Hunt has announced his retirement from the department.
The Times' Morning Update for Monday, March 10, 2014
Good morning, readers, take a look at what’s happening today in Cullman County:
Residents want ‘humility,’ ‘accountability’ in next school superintendent
Local residents want a humble, accountable and visionary leader to take over as the next superintendent of the Cullman County Board of Education — at least according to a survey that’ll be used to whittle down the five finalists for the position.
Merchants Bank embraces corporate citizen role
Established in 1907, in Hanceville, Merchants Bank is one of the concerned and caring businesses that make Cullman such a special place to live. Because of businesses like this one, and others who make it a point to give back to the community, Cullman can offer services, recreation and educational opportunities that are enjoyed throughout the county.
Gentry leads February fundraising in sheriff’s race
Cullman County Sheriff candidate Matt Gentry outraised incumbent Mike Rainey in February campaign fundraising, however the sitting sheriff still maintains a larger campaign fund.
HPD: Boaz man charged with attempted murder after trying to run over police chief
A Boaz man is in jail on attempted murder charges after Hanceville police said he tried to run over the city’s police chief Friday afternoon.
County park sponsoring Bassmasters Elite Series Pro fisherman Kevin Hawk
Cullman County hopes to reel in more business and tourism at Smith Lake by signing Bassmasters Elite Series professional fisherman Kevin Hawk to a two-year sponsorship, officials announced Friday.
Hanceville woman arrested for two counts of drug distribution
A Hanceville woman was arrested by Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) agents on Thursday for previously selling meth to undercover officers.
CPD Chief, sheriff, candidates weigh in on gun bill
Candidates for Cullman County Sheriff weighed in on a bill that would let people carry loaded pistols in their vehicles without a concealed carry permit.
Arrests, incidents reports for March 6, 2014
Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Thursday:
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- UPDATED: Director John Hunt announces retirement from city parks dept.