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GOOD HOPE — The Good Hope City Council passed an ordinance during this week’s meeting that set a new speed limit of 15 mph for East Moehring Drive. 

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Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of the real Christmas season for many, and in Cullman, that means the holiday lights will be on from now through December’s end at the Winter Wonderland at Sportsman Lake Park.

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One person is dead following a vehicle pursuit through Cullman County into Winston County, where law enforcement found the driver deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound earlier this week.

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COLONY — Waking up to see dozens of black vultures sitting on your car and home would be a scary sight for many people, but some residents of Colony are seeing exactly that due to a nesting flock in their neighborhood.

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After weighing whether to make a big change in the county’s property insurance coverage for the coming year, the Cullman County Commission agreed Tuesday to stay with the same policy and provider it’s kept for more than 20 years.

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To keep drivers and workers safe over the holiday weekend, the Alabama Department of Transportation will have no lane closures on the state’s interstates from midnight on Nov. 23 through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 28.

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HANCEVILLE — Depending on when they drove up, visitors to Hanceville City Hall on Friday might’ve been greeted by an unexpected sight: a closed-off parking lot, a wall of orange cones, and a small army of city employees buzzing around the grounds with hedge trimmers and shears.

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GOOD HOPE — The Cullman County Industrial Development Authority presented the Good Hope City Council with a $20,000 check Monday night to help pay for road improvements on County Road 222 for the convenience store that is currently being built. 

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An annual local holiday tradition pointed the way over the weekend to a potentially strong start to the Christmas shopping season, with guests at the two-day Vinemont Band Boosters Craft Show lingering right up until closing time on Saturday.

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HANCEVILLE — Hanceville leaders are taking aim at the city’s north side as the site of its next public storm shelter, with the city council discussing plans to apply for grant funding that, if successful, would give Hanceville four shelter locations throughout town.

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Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present The Nutcracker - Clara’s Dream Nov. 19-21 at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Partnering with Ballet South, the performances will feature Wallace State students selected to dance in the Allegro Dance Theatre and students of …

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St. Bernard students honored their favorite veterans during a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on November 11 in the Abbey Church.

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More details were released at a press conference Thursday about the arrests of two Garden City employees who are accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the town — including an additional arrest.

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State Rep. Randall Shedd (R - Fairview) was recognized on Wednesday with the “Legislator of the Year Award” from ARSEA/APEAL, Alabama’s largest association representing active and retired public employees on the state and local government levels.

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The Cullman City School Board received a clean audit report for its 2020 finances, as well as an update on this year’s financial figures during Tuesday night’s board meeting. 

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HANCEVILLE — The Wallace State Future Foundation raised more than $200,000 to provide financial aid to the college’s students during the foundation’s annual Student Investment Luncheon and Auction Wednesday afternoon.

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Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff addressed a recent off-campus incident involving Cullman High School students and a video during Tuesday night’s board meeting, and said racism will not be tolerated at any of the city’s schools. 

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The Cullman County School Board elected new officers for the coming year during Tuesday’s meeting, with Kerry Neighbors being elected board president and Kenny Brockman being elected vice-president. 

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The Cullman County Farm-City Committee crowned a new Farm family Thursday to represent the area’s deep agricultural roots statewide for the coming year. Michael Graveman and Skyla Elliott, pictured, were surprised by their on-the-spot announcement as the county’s Farm Family for 2022. The ne…

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Cullman Regional COVID patient Jerry Lynn Cason is tentatively scheduled to be transported to Vanderbilt Hospital Wednesday for an eventual lung transplant. Cason is the Vinemont High School Band Booster President and he has not been able to see the band perform this season because he has be…

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BERLIN — The town of Berlin has a slightly bigger footprint than before, thanks to an annexation measure passed Monday at the town’s regular council meeting.

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Christmas in Cullman — featuring the annual parade and tree lighting ceremony — will be returning on Dec. 3 after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic.

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Don Scott, who has built ramps for people with disabilities all over Cullman County along with his team of volunteers, was presented with the Service Above Self award from the Cullman Rotary Club. 

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HANCEVILLE — After years of dealing with persistent issues plaguing the county’s oldest occupied school building, Hanceville Elementary School staff and students are a step closer to learning in a newer— and healthier — environment.

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Col. Sue Jones admits it wasn’t her dream to become an Army pilot, but it was the dream she followed and loved and led her to serving nearly 25 years in the Army, eight of which were at the Pentagon.

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Cullman stores are ready for the holiday shopping season to kick off this weekend with the Cullman area Christmas Open House taking place Friday through Sunday at various stores and restaurants.