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August brings the heat. Following on a summer start that’s been atypically wet, recent consecutive days of blazing sun and high temperatures leave little doubt about what season it is in Cullman.

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Earlier this week, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed a raccoon to be positive for rabies after it attacked a person on a walking trail near a subdivision on Fox Hollow Road in Cullman. 

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Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) began restricting the number of visitors and requiring masks inside hospital facilities again as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. CRMC is currently treating 14 covid patients; previously the hospital was treating four …

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A request by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who represents Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, for legal protection in a lawsuit stemming from the U.S. Capitol insurrection Jan 6 has been denied by the Justice Department.

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Each August, Chapter 2212, the Finis J. Self Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, sponsors a memorial service to honor the fallen warriors of Cullman and Morgan Counties. Those being honored were either killed in action or received a Purple Heart after being wounded and passed …

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Music is returning to Hanceville this weekend with the first of two events in the city’s Summer Concert Series, after the COVID-19 pandemic muted the publicly-sponsored summertime program by cutting short its schedule last year.

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The 2021 school year is almost here, and Cullman City Schools are preparing to welcome parents and students back on campus for open houses — a return to in-person orientation after the tradition went virtual and socially-distanced last year as a precaution due to the pandemic.

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The Cullman County Health Department is preparing some significant upgrades at its Logan Avenue headquarters in west Cullman; changes funded by the Centers for Disease Control and aimed at better equipping the facility to conduct testing and vaccinations for airborne illnesses.

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GOOD HOPE — Good Hope’s annual Back to School Bash will be returning next week, offering an evening of free food, games and door prizes to families as a sendoff into the new school year.

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The Good Samaritan Health Clinic's annual Caring for Cullman Concert will return this fall, featuring a performance by the award-winning Triumphant Quartet.

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HANCEVILLE — Hanceville’s public parks footprint is set to grow, thanks to a private property donation that’ll add close to 20 acres of land — and a new botanical park named for the city’s benefactor — along a well-traveled stretch of U.S. Highway 31.

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Donated gently-used purses filled with needed useful items — all for the chance to win and take home a brand-new designer bag: That’s the idea behind Designer Bag Bingo, an upcoming August fundraiser hosted by the Women United Board of United Way of Cullman County.

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Parents of students in Cullman Middle School should be on the lookout for an updated traffic plan for drop-offs and pickups due to a sewer project on Oak Street that will continue into August.

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County officials are optimistic that Stony Lonesome OHV Park could benefit from more than $750,000 in upgrades, repairs, new equipment and safety features thanks to a state-administered federal grant the park is favorably positioned to receive.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has listed two bodies of water in Cullman County in its annual fish consumption advisory report due to the high levels of mercury that can be found in the fish.

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BERLIN — Like other local governments, Berlin is receiving a share of local funding from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the federal COVID-19 response measure that apportions $350 billion in direct funding to states, counties, cities, and towns throughout the U.S.

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GARDEN CITY — After the success of the town’s Freedom Celebration leading up to the Fourth of July, Garden City leaders are now considering hosting a town gathering in the fall.

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Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announced Tuesday that Jerome Flanigan, one of two persons of interest in connection with a five year-old criminal case, had entered a plea of guilty to the charge of manslaughter for his role in the death of Leslie Clements.

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BERLIN — Berlin has just passed another big milestone in its unfolding journey as Cullman County’s youngest municipality: getting the all-clear signal from the first-ever audit of of its financial and accounting practices.

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WEST POINT — Digging in the town of West Point should be easier after the town council voted to join 811, the call-before-you-dig phone number, and add the town’s sewer system to the underground utilities locator service. 

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HANCEVILLE — A small manufacturer is bringing some big high-tech ideas to Hanceville.

Here is a look at the arrests reported by the Cullman Police Department for Wednesday and Thursday:7-14Failure to appear- theft of property, fourth degree; criminal mischief, third degree; public health violation: Trey B. Guthery, 27, of Hanceville arrested on Highway 31 S.Failure to appear-…

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The cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year, which shut down the pipeline for several days, demonstrated the danger of public utilities being the target of ransomware. According to cyber security experts, public utilities are increasingly being attacked by groups looking to h…

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Math and science teachers in Alabama’s schools have the option to receive a raise of at least $5,000 a year — while also giving up their tenure — if they opt in to the state’s new Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Science contract.

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Residents in Colony gave Councilwoman Jasmine Cole a round of applause for a successful 4th of July event at Tuesday night’s council meeting, and also applauded new Councilman Michael Johnson’s promise to “do whatever we need to do to keep this town rolling.”

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Wallace State Community College and the Arley Town Council solidified plans Monday night to establish a $500,000 Community Learning Center on town property next to Meek Baptist Church. A resolution passed by the town council agreed to lease the 4.2-acre property to Wallace State for $1 a year. 

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