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July 30, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:

Traffic:

For all commuters to Marshall County: ALDOT has issued a new traffic advisory: Those traveling along US 431 in Marshall County should be advised that  maintenance work is planned for the Big Spring Creek bridge. The southbound lanes of US 431, just south of the intersection of AL 79S and US 431, will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. and will remain closed for the duration of the work. Work is estimated to take 3 days. All southbound traffic will be rerouted to the northbound lane with one lane of traffic in each direction. Drivers can expect delays. Please take an alternate route if possible.

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Cullman County Board of Education: The Board will have a special called meeting at 1:15 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room, 492 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. No work session.

VBS at FBC: First Baptist Church of Holly Pond, 10751 Highway 278 E, Holly Pond 35083, will hold vacation bible school from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2, for ages 2 years through sixth grade. Info: Church office at 256-796-6161.

Nationwide cancer study enrolls in Cullman on Tuesday: The American Cancer Society and Cullman Regional Medical Center invite all media to the community-wide enrollment for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), hosted by Cullman Regional Medical Center.

Representatives from the American Cancer Society and Cullman Regional Medical Center will be available for interviews.

Enrollment begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the hospital in the Col. Cullmann Room.

To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a baseline and enrollment survey. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years.  

For more information on CPS-3 and to schedule an appointment, visit www.cps3cullman.org. Walk-ins will be accepted.  

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