Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Slap on your shades and sunscreen, folks, its going to be 80 degrees, partly sunny, with a south wind of 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
City schools foundation: The Cullman City Schools Foundation will meet at noon at the Central Office, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055. Info: Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159.
Therapeutic bowling night: Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic program invites all individuals with disabilities and their immediate family (individual with disability must be present) to bowling night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the cullman Bowling Center, 1710 Tally Ho St. SW, Cullman 35055. Cost is $4/bowler. Reserve lanes (required) by 4 p.m. day of: Hollie Guiterrez at 256-734-9157 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.
Free English classes: The Link of Cullman County is hosting an informational meeting for anyone who is interested in receiving free English classes and/or tutoring at 6:30 p.m. today. Classes will be at The Link at 1101 3rd Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. For questions, contact The Link office at 256-775-0028 or by email at email@example.com.
Food safety certification class: The Cullman County Extension Office will offer a food safety certification class from 4 to 6 p.m. today, at the office at 402 Arnold St. NE. This is for those who will be selling their food at a farmers market or their own roadside stand. It is not a required class to sell your produce, but one may display the certificate at the stand/market to let customers know that you practice food safety. For questions, contact the extension office at 256-737-9386 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRMC Auxiliary hosts spring book fair: Cullman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host its Spring Book Fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, in CRMC’s Col. Cullman Room, located in the Community Education Center in Professional Office Building II (1912 Alabama Hwy 157, POB II, Cullman, AL 35058). This sale features a large selection of books and gifts: inspirational and educational items, cookbooks, special seasonal items, health/fitness, toys and more. Proceeds benefit the CRMC Auxiliary.
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:
1. FACTORIES GO SILENT AS NORTH ISSUES MORE THREATS
North Korea warned foreigners in South Korea to leave because a war could be imminent as the Kaesong complex that once linked the nations became a ghost town.
2. 13 KILLED IN SHOOTING SPREE NEAR BELGRADE
Police say a 60-year-old man killed his son and then went house to house killing people in his village, before trying to kill himself and his wife.
3. HOW THATCHER TRANSFORMED BRITAIN’S ECONOMY
She introduced free-market policies that helped the country throw off its postwar malaise and helped build British financial centers with bank deregulation.
4. DECISION TIME FOR DEMOCRATS ON GUN CONTROL
Senate leaders were meeting today to assess whether a compromise on expanding background checks would work in a bipartisan deal.
5. PITINO MAKES HISTORY
He became the first coach to win NCAA titles at two schools after Louisville rallied from 12 points down to beat Michigan 82-76.
6. J.C. PENNEY FIRES CEO AFTER 17 MONTHS
Ron Johnson, brought in from Apple to turn around the department store chain, is being replaced by his predecessor.
7. A TEARFUL PLEA TO SAVE BURIED CHILDREN
“There’s no way they can breathe,” Jordan Arwood told a North Carolina 911 dispatcher after a 24-foot pit he dug collapsed on his daughter and a cousin.
8. SCRUTINY OVER SURGICAL ROBOT
“Da Vinci” was used in nearly 400,000 operations last year, but critics have questioned whether it had a role in several deaths.
9. CALIFORNIA TO TOURISTS: DRINK UP
A lawmaker proposed extending last call at the state’s bars from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., hoping to compete with party hotspots like New York and Las Vegas.
10. REMEMBERING ‘GIRL NEXT DOOR’ FUNICELLO
“The Mickey Mouse Club” child star, who died at 70, shed her mouse ears to team up with Frankie Avalon for a string of beach movies in the 1960s.
Early weather and community news
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
- Top News
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:
Career tech, dual-enrollment scholarship bill passes
Local education officials hope a new dual-enrollment scholarship program created by the Alabama Legislature will help open up career opportunities for more students, by providing assistance to high school students wanting to take technology courses simultaneously at a community college.
Sheriff's office excavating for evidence in 2009 Tabitha Franklin missing woman case
The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is currently excavating at a Cullman County home in search of evidence related to the 2009 disappearance of 29-year-old Tabitha Franklin of Cullman.
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