Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Workers with the Cullman City Street Department will perform maintenance on Larkwood Dr. NW and on old Hanceville Highway (3rd Ave. SE). Drivers are cautioned to look for the crews at these locations, slow speed and prepare to stop.
Today: A slight chance of sprinkles before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind.
CCCDC meeting: The Cullman County Community Development Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today, in the Cold Springs High School lunchroom, 9010 County Road 109, Bremen 35033. Info: Staci Bryan at 256-347-0516.
Relay For Life of Cullman’s captains meeting: The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman will hold a teams captains meetings at noon and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at First Baptist Church.
This monthly meeting offers two times for convenience and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share their fundraising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event planning progress.
For more information, contact Mavis Martin at 256-339-6385 or Tim Kelly at 256-737-9405. To sign up for Relay For Life of Cullman: RelayForLife.org.
CRMC to host heart disease conference seminar: Cullman Regional Medical Center’s WomenFirst & SeniorChoice Programs will offer a lunch-and-learn seminar heart disease Wednesday, Feb. 6 in CRMC’s Col. Cullman Room in the Community Education Center in Professional Office Building 2 (1912 AL Highway 157, POB 2, Cullman 35058). Join Interventional Cardiologist Silvio Papapietro of CRMC’s Cardiology Clinic as he discusses heart disease from prevention to diagnosis.
The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with free blood pressure screenings, followed by lunch and the seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the lunch and learns program is $5 for WomenFirst & SeniorChoice members and $8 for others. Reserve your spot online at www.crmchospital.com or call 256-737-2600.
Singing Valentines for Feb. 14: Have someone special you’d like to serenade? Groups will be glad to show up at your destination of choice (in Cullman County) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Valentine’s Day.
Prices are $25 for a large group of singers; $15 for either a group of ladies OR gents; and $30 for both of the groups to really belt out that love tune.
For more information about where you can send a singing valentine, or what selections they will perform, or to order your musical sentiments, contact Tiffany Richter at 256-352-8034. All proceeds will be used for a trip to the Kennedy Center, where the choral group has been invited to perform.
Broadway Night at WSCC: Broadway comes to Wallace State Community College on Thursday when the college’s Theater and Vocal Jazz students perform “Broadway Night,” an evening of musical theatre’s most popular show tunes. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.
Broadway Night will consist of lively music and dance numbers from students, paying tribute to the “Great White Way” — the Midtown section of New York City between 42nd and 53rd Streets that encompasses the Theatre District.
Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for students are requested in lieu of tickets at the door.
This event is one of several the Wallace State choral program has planned to raise funds for its trip to the Kennedy Center, where Wallace State students have been invited to will perform this spring. The program is also providing Singing Valentines on Feb. 14.
For more information, call 256-352-8277 or 256-352-8034.
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. ‘HE ALWAYS SAID HE’D NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE’
Jimmy Lee Dykes was shot to death after Alabama police stormed the underground bunker where Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage for six days.
2. SUPERDOME WORRIED ABOUT BLACKOUT FOR MONTHS
Officials said tests on the dome’s electrical feeders had shown “some decay and a chance of failure.”
3. WHO THE GOVERNMENT BLAMES FOR FINANCIAL CRISIS
An expected lawsuit will accuse Standard & Poor’s of giving high ratings to mortgage debt that plunged in value before the 2008 recession.
4. AUSTRALIAN SUSPECTED IN BULGARIA BUS ATTACK
U.S. officials are also expecting Bulgarian investigators to link the July attack that killed five Israelis to Hezbollah
5. AHMADINEJAD MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO CAIRO
An Iranian leader hasn’t been to Egypt in more than three decades.
6. CALIFORNIA TOUR BUS HAD SAFETY PROBLEMS BEFORE CRASH
The bus had 22 federal violations last year, including brake, tire and windshield problems.
7. PTSD A FACTOR IN DEATH OF FORMER SEAL
The Iraq veteran charged with killing a sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had received psychiatric care.
8. U.S. CALLS IRAN SPACE PROGRAM MONKEY BUSINESS
The Iranians claim to have safely sent a monkey into space and back, but the State Department is skeptical the animal survived.
9. MOB SUSPECTED IN RIGGED SOCCER MATCHES
Europol says organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix 680 matches around the world, including the World Cup.
10. GOVERNOR TRADES FAT JOKES WITH LETTERMAN
New Jersey’s Chris Christie started eating a doughnut when Letterman asked if he was bothered by digs about his weight.
Early weather, traffic and community news
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Sugar Bowl matches No. 3 Alabama, No. 11 Oklahoma
In a rare meeting between two of the nation's most storied programs, No. 3 Alabama and No. 11 Oklahoma will face off Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans.
Auburn ranked No. 2 in final BCS; will play Florida State in final BCS Championship Game
No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Baileyton council receives free hospital supplies, shares it throughout community
A resident donated nearly $10,000 worth of hospital supplies to the Baileyton senior citizen center, where the town council elected to also share it among those locally in need.
Countywide wet-dry alcohol petition still in the works
Though things have gone quiet over the past year, Bremen resident Dale Lamar hasn’t given up on his campaign to allow Cullman County residents to vote on the legal sale of alcohol — it’s just that the 2012 election slowed things down a bit.
Fairview moves forward with road project
A deceleration lane and a right turning lane will be added on Alabama Highway 69 in early January near the up-and-coming Brandin’ Iron Steakhouse.
Baileyton residents enjoy annual senior Christmas party
While drinking sweet tea and enjoying banana pudding, three local sisters said they have been attending the lunch and activities the Baileyton senior citizen center offers on Thursday’s because it’s something they look forward to all week.
- Residents chill for Cullman County Christmas parade
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FSU rolls, OSU upset , Auburn heads to title game
No. 1 Florida State romped and No. 2 Ohio State stumbled, and now the SEC has chance to win its eighth straight BCS championship.
Four arrested after robbing man at gunpoint
Four people were arrested in Bug Tussle after a Boaz man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night around 7 p.m.
County splash pad over budget
With estimates to build Cullman County’s first public splash pad rising, county employees may take on some of the work to try to trim the project’s budget.
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