- Cullman, Alabama

July 3, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, July 3

The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — Showers and thunderstorms will spread across the Cullman area today and tonight, and throughout Independence Day.

The National Weather Service reports the storms will mainly stay east of Interstate 65 and at time could produce gusty winds and sudden lightning strikes. Otherwise severe weather is not expected.

Local News

Look for updates on the Cullman City Schools Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent, as well as information about plans for rebuilding the high school.

More information about Fourth of July activities in the area will also be reported today. Area police are also planning additional patrols during the holiday because of increased traffic patterns and crowds at public events.

Looking for a constructive way to keep the kids busy this summer? Cullman City Parks and Recreation will host several camps this summer. Registration for all activities will be at the McGukin Civic Center-Cullman. Archery camp is scheduled July 29-Aug. 2. Campers will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cullman Archery Park. For ages 7-14. Cost will be $75.

Junior tennis lessons are also planned. Session 3 will begin July 8 at 8 a.m.: Beginners, Monday-Thursday; intermediate and advanced on same days at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact the civic center office at 256-734-9157 or email Waid Harbison at

In the nation, look for updates about President Obama’s health care initiative.

News from troubled Syria also continues to filter in as efforts to topple the regime run into more problems.