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HANCEVILLE — Alabama’s gas tax-funded road improvements are set to make their first real showing in Cullman County, thanks to the announcement of a $250,000 paving project in the City of Hanceville slated to commence later this year.

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The 2020 session of the Alabama Legislature begins next month, and the members of Cullman County’s delegation shared some of their goals with members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Friday at the chamber’s monthly Community Luncheon.

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The city of Cullman is building an RV (recreational vehicle) park on 8-10 acres of the Burrow property on County Road 222. The property, located just off the Exit 305 interchange, was once the planned home of the International Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

Here is a look at the arrests that were reported by the Cullman Police Department for Thursday:

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A Good Hope Elementary student was recognized by the Cullman County School Board Thursday for his exceptional service around his school.

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If you’re looking for some weekend fun and think supporting a great cause would make for a nice bonus, check out this weekend’s launch of the Cullman Survivor Society at Goat Island Brewery on Saturday.

The Cullman County Republican Party is hosting a fundraising dinner on Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m. at the Loft 212.

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Cullman County’s active Relay for Life committee of volunteers launched its fundraising effort for 2020 Thursday at Cullman’s First Baptist Church, unveiling “Heroes for Hope” — the theme that’ll help define this year’s campaign.

Here is a look at the arrests that were reported by the Cullman Police Department for Wednesday:

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COLONY — Colony’s town council voted to hire a company to fix one leaking pipe, but somewhere there is an even larger leak happening.

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The deadline to register to vote is approaching for unregistered voters who intend to cast a ballot in Alabama’s Republican and Democratic party primary elections this March. This year’s primaries feature major races for federal, state, and local offices — including, of course, the U.S. pres…

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VINEMONT — Voters in Vinemont municipal elections will cast their votes at the Vinemont Community Center rather than town hall beginning in August. The town council approved the change at its meeting Tuesday night.

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With the U.S. Census fast approaching, local government officials are keenly aware of the implications that demographic changes could have on the next decade’s worth of federal funding and legislative representation for the Cullman area.

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The Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency has approved the Certificate of Need (CON) for the $30 million expansion project announced by Cullman Regional in June of 2019.

Here is a look at the arrests that were reported by the Cullman Police Department for Tuesday:

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What may have been a simple miscommunication led to a packed room Tuesday at an otherwise routine meeting of the Cullman County Commission, as more than 60 people — most of them sporting purple ribbons in commemoration of victims of abusive relationships — showed up to show their support for Victim Services of Cullman.

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Two brothers who were involved in a shootout at Cullman's Verizon store on Alabama 157 have been arrested after more than a month on the run.

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The City of Cullman is growing just a little, thanks to a new property annexation that will add nearly 40 acres of land at the western edge of town.

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GOOD HOPE — The City of Good Hope renewed its annual agreement with Air Evac Lifeteam Monday night to ensure that the city’s residents are covered if they have to be airlifted in a medical emergency.

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The City of Cullman took another tentative step Monday toward what might one day serve as a new locus for creative activity, collaboration and civic enrichment in the city limits.

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Registration for the Spring 2020 semester continues at Wallace State Community College, with multiple options for new and returning students to enroll in classes.

Here is a look at the arrests that were reported by the Cullman Police Department for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

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The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.

Robert David Austin will go before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole on Feb. 13. Austin is serving a 15-year prison sentence for domestic violence and first-degree assault in Cullman County.

Here is a look at the arrests that were reported by the Cullman Police Department for Thursday:

Jeff Sessions, who is running for his old Senate seat in the Republican primary election March 3, was in Cullman this week meeting with educators, law enforcement and supporters.

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The Dodge City Town Council voted against raising employee salaries for 2020, and also decided to keep the mayor and council members’ pay at the current level. The monthly pay for the town attorney was increased by $25 per month.

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HANCEVILLE — The numbers are in, and they show that Hanceville’s four-employee fire department saw its busiest year ever in 2019, responding to more calls than at any time in the city’s 140-year history.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Apex Roofing and Restoration LLC, and WW Restoration LLC for exposing employees to fall hazards after a 15-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries after a fall at a worksite in Cullman on July 1, 2019.

Here is a look at the arrests that were reported by the Cullman Police Department for Tuesday and Wednesday:

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Walking into the Hanceville Civic Center Wednesday was like walking down a country road lined with a stable full of funny memories for anyone who spent time tuning in to Hee Haw back in the 1970s and 80s.

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The Cullman Historic Society received a $10,250 grant from the State Historical Society to aid in the restoration and upkeep of Brindley Cemetery in the Simcoe area, but they will be seeking additional funds from the state to complete the restoration work.

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Relay For Life of Cullman County will hold its 2020 Relay Kickoff meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Cullman. 

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Patricia "Pat" Ann McManus Umphrey of Cullman, Ala., went to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the age of 82. Pat was born on August 9, 1937, to Chester and Bessie French McManus and was a life-long resident of Cullman. Pat was a devoted wife for 58 years to Ulen Umphrey an…

Funeral Service for Carol Marie Woodard, age 73, of Cullman, will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Sacred Heart Church with Father Patrick Egan, OSB officiating; burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Woodard passed awa…

Funeral Service for Clyde Wesley Hooten, 97, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Corinth Baptist Church with Ronnie Jetton, Buchanan Jackson, and Sherman Bailey officiating; interment in Corinth Baptist Cemetery. A viewing will be prior to the service from 12-2 p.…

Carl Junior Hanners of Cullman passed away January 15, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born in Cullman March 6, 1940. He was preceded in death by a grandchild Taylor Roberts and nephew Tommy Christopher Nix. Funeral services are Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home Chapel wi…