Getting paid to drink wine and visit exotic locations doesn’t seem like it could be a career, but that’s exactly how Cullman native Heath Porter describes his job.
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.
Wallace State Community College will receive five additional years of funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the school’s Talent Search program. The award is expected to total $2.4 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday night’s meeting of the Cullman County School Board featured several awards and recognitions for the system’s staff members and volunteers.
In the wake of a racist video surfacing, Cullman City Schools officials say they are taking steps to address "inclusion and acceptance."
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 …
The Vinemont Band Booster Craft Show continues today, and offers guests a chance to shop for handmade Christmas gifts — or something for themselves.
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.
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.
After a year of representing Cullman County’s urban side, the Farm-City Committee switched things back to the rural side of local life with its 2022 selection of the Farm Family of the year.
What better place than a race track to hold a ribbon cutting? Students and staff at Good Hope High School all crossed the finish line at once Thursday, breaking the red ribbon to commemorate the official unveiling of the school’s new, eight-lane, regulation-specified athletic track.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
Former Garden City employees Shannon James and Leslie Johnson have been arrested on felony charges concerning the theft of public funds from the town.
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.
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.
GARDEN CITY — Garden City water customers will soon have the option of having their water payments come directly from their bank accounts each month.
UPDATE: The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, and Walker County Sheriff’s Office have the suspect in custody. The scene is secure and there is no threat to the community.
Despite the global pandemic, inflation and supply chain issues, Cullman’s local economy continues to see growth. Sales tax revenues in 2021 have been three times the increase from annual growth in from 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Special events, like Rock the South and the Trump Rally, put Cullman County on the national radar, but what is the local cost of these events?
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.
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.
DODGE CITY — After paying off a $400,000 loan to clear the ledger on its sewage system, spending $2,000 on an ice maker feels like a drop in the financial bucket.
There’s a reason Monopoly has remained a mainstay board game since the 1930s — it’s fun, challenging, and includes some valuable and fundamental lessons about economics and business.
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.
During the Vietnam War, the United States drafted 2.2 million men for the war effort, and in 1969, the U.S. began the first of two draft lotteries to draw more military personnel.
Donnis Leeth spent more than 20 years in the Army, moving all over the world as a staff sergeant in an artillery division. Every where he went, he found friends.
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.
VINEMONT — The South Vinemont Town Council had the first reading Tuesday night of a half-cent sales tax increase that would bring the town to a nine-cent sales tax rate.
This Week's Circulars
- PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Thankful Aggies count blessings, praise community ahead of semifinal matchup
- PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Cullman downs Sylacauga, wins Turkey Shootout title
- ‘COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD’: Fairview falls to No. 2 Pleasant Grove in 5A semifinals
- Car chase ends with suspect’s apparent suicide
- PREP ROUNDUP: Aggies, Broncos triumph at Holly Pond Thanksgiving Tournament
- PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Fairview meets No. 2 Pleasant Grove with championship berth on the line
- Vultures wreaking havoc on Colony residents
- Good Hope gets funding for CR 222 improvements
- Hundreds of FedEx packages are found in Alabama woods
- Cullman native Heath Porter used pandemic downtime to start his own wine label
Funeral services for Bonnie O'Neal Fullilove, age 86, of Cullman, will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Antioch Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service at Antioch Bap…