- Cullman, Alabama

September 16, 2013

MORNING UPDATE for Monday, Sept. 16

The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — Mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine is in store for the morning commute across the Cullman area.

Today’s high will reach 86 while the low is expected to be 63. Expect similar conditions Tuesday before a slight chance of thunderstorms arrives Wednesday.

Area law enforcement agencies are reporting easy flowing traffic this morning, but they also warn that school zones will soon be crowded with cars and buses.

Interstate 65 is clear throughout the Cullman area.

In the newsroom today, look for stories developing on the local political front as campaigns for the 2014 elections begin to pick up steam.

Also watch for developments on the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame as well as other news from throughout the county. Breaking and developing news stories are posted to The Times’ website throughout the day.

Community notes

An Origami Owl fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Cullman County Museum basement, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. In honor of the Childhood Cancer Awareness month, proceeds will go to help the family of Jackson Ray, 9, a Cullman boy recently diagnosed with leukemia.

If ordering online (, please choose Jackson’s Journey Fundraiser at checkout screen.

For more information, contact Amber Heaton at 256-339-3875.

After months of gathering recipes from some of the area's top cooks, The Cullman Times is unveiling "Taste of Cullman Cookbook: Let's Eat."

The cookbook is on sale at The Times office for $5 per copy. Stop by 300 Fourth Avenue SE to get your copies.

"Let's Eat" contains a wide variety of recipes, many of them perfect for the approaching holiday season.

The City of Cullman is planning to remove the stoplight at the intersection of Third Avenue and Second Street Southeast in the downtown area, which will turn the intersection into a two-way stop for those traveling on Second Street. This removal is to help ease the traffic flow from nearby Cullman Middle and Cullman High schools.