Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The patch crew with the Cullman City Street Department will be at these sites today: Hoehn Dr. SE and Beech Ave. SE.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind around 10 mph.
CCSF meeting: The Cullman City Schools Foundation will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in the second-floor Bearcat room at Central Office, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055. All board members should plan to attend. Info: Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159.
Origami lockets fundraiser: S.T.A.R.S., a Relay For Life team, will host an Origami Owl party from 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Rumor’s Deli, 105 1st Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. Proceeds from the lockets will go to Relay For Life, American Cancer Society. The lockets may be purchased along with little charms, backdrops and other items to tell the story of your life, or of the life of a loved one. Cool idea for Valentines Day.Those who cannot attend, may purchase a locket online at AmberHeaton.origamiowl.com or contact Ms. Heaton at 256-339-3875.
Life Church’s annual fundraiser: The Run, Bike, Skate and Walkathon will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16, at Sportsman Lake Park. All proceeds will go to send a team for relief work in Haiti this summer. For each person that obtains $25 in pledges, they will receive a free T-shirt. Also, balloons, face painting and food. For information, contact the church office at 256-297-1115.
Equine plowing meeting: A special meeting will be held for those interested in mule/horse and wagon plowing at 9 a.m. Feb. 16, at Peinhardt Living History Farm, 1711 Tally Ho St. SW, Cullman 35055. Attendees to the meeting need not own horses/mules or equipment, just a desire to help organize the North Alabama Equine Wagon/Plowing Club. Contact Pat Peinhardt at 256-734-7271.
For Kids’ Sake Variety Show: The Cullman Regional Medical Center Foundation proudly announces the 13th Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Wallace State Community College Betty Leeth Haynes Student Center. The doors open at 1:30 p.m. Program direction and event support for the 2013 Variety Show is provided by a variety of individuals, the community and members of the CRMC Service Guild. This year’s emcees are Shirley Quattlebaum, Event Chair and Rachel Persall, Ms. Cullman County Fair. Admission to the For Kids’ Sake Variety Show is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance from any performer or from the CRMC Foundation Office, located on the first floor of CRMC Professional Office Building I near Subway or online at www.crmchospital.com/foundation/FKS. Info: CRMC Foundation at 256-737-2604 or 256-737-2565 or visit online at www.crmchospital.com/foundation.
The Cullman Times’ history book: The Cullman Times is currently soliciting photos and information for the 1950s and 1960s era of Cullman County for their history book — a nostalgic look back at people, churches, schools, businesses, etc., for that time frame. Those who’d like to share their pics from the Baby Boomer years, may email it, along with information about the photos, to email@example.com (include your name and phone number for our records) or stop by and allow us to scan your photo for consideration in the upcoming book. We’ll be sure to credit you for providing those photos.
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. WHAT PASSENGERS ARE DOING AFTER BELATED “TRIUMPH”
After five numbing days at sea aboard the disabled Carnival cruise ship, passengers are checking into hotels for a hot shower, fresh-cooked food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home.
2. “BLADE RUNNER” CHARGED, WEEPS IN COURT
Prosecutors to pursue premeditated murder charge against Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his model girlfriend in South Africa.
3. WHAT FLASHED THROUGH RUSSIAN SKIES
A meteor estimated at 10 tons streaks across the sky above the Ural Mountains, causing explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people, most by broken glass.
4. DORNER PROBE REACHES NEXT PHASE
As investigators examine the burned human remains found after a shootout at a California cabin, how the ex-LAPD officer suspected of killing four people died may prove elusive.
5. THE CONSEQUENCES OF BACKING GAY MARRIAGE
An AP analysis of same-sex marriage votes in eight states show that Republican lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences — including loss of their seats.
6. A REAL CLOSE ENCOUNTER
NASA promises a 150-foot asteroid hurtling toward Earth’s backyard will miss the planet by 17,150 miles, but it’s destined to make the closest known flyby for a rock of this size.
7. SOME QUESTION PAKISTANI TALIBAN LEADER’S MOTIVES
Those familiar with the militant group say the chief’s peace offering is an attempt to regain stature, silence critics and gain concessions from a weak government.
8. BOTTOMS UP, FOR A GOOD CAUSE
A new Houston bar is offering its customers a pledge that 100 percent of its profits will be donated to a different local charity or social cause each month.
9. NO TIGER BLOOD REQUIRED FOR THIS ALTRUISM
Charlie Sheen donates $10,000 for a therapy dog to help a Florida girl severely injured in an amusement park ride in Wisconsin.
10. WHO MAY BE BEHIND SUSPECTED MATCH FIXING
Prosecutors investigating dozens of Italian soccer games they believe were fixed have followed a trail back to a mysterious figure in Singapore.
Early weather, traffic and community news
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
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The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Good morning, readers, take a look at what’s going on today and this weekend:
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.
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