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VINEMONT — At the far end of the airport taxiway, a handful of people are sitting off in the grass, nursing fresh wounds to their arms and legs. 

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Thrill seekers hang on tight while testing their mettle at the Cullman County Fair Tuesday night. The event winds up Saturday.

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Darrell Johns, credited with getting the city of Cullman the “Tree City USA” label for the past 33 years, teared up for a bit on Tuesday as he gave his “last and final report” to the Tree Commission before retiring after more than two decades as city arborist.

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The Shaddix Company, founded in 1970 by Tommy and Mitchelene Shaddix in their front yard of their Trimble home, cut the ribbon on their new 22-acre location in South Vinemont Tuesday. The new location houses a 15,000-square-foot production facility in addition to an employee break room and e…

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Drivers along Cullman’s busy Main Avenue are having to plan around some construction-related hassles in the here and now — though officials are confident the inconvenience will soon be worth it.

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Amid strange economic times, local demand for workers in a variety of technical and vocational fields remains strong. It’s a trend that educators believe isn’t likely to subside anytime soon, leaving a lot of high school students with more options to weigh as they decide where their working lives might take them after graduation.

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City residents who’ve been wondering how to dispose of all that trash the sanitation department won’t take — things like car batteries, oil-based paint and more — will soon have the chance to do a little light fall cleaning.

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

Wallace State Community College was awarded a five-year $2.1 million Title III grant by the U.S. Department of Education that will enhance student success through Pathways Linking U to Success (PLUS).

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The Cullman County Fair opened Thursday night. The fair will run through Oct. 16, with gates opening every day at 5 p.m. at the Cullman County Fairgrounds, located at 1501 Sportsman Lake Rd NW.

Cyber Central, located at 100 Main Ave NW, opens for fall classes on October 7. Classes include Robotics Competition Teams (VEX IQ for Grades 4-8 and VEX V5 for Grades 9-12) and Hacker High School (Grades 9-12).

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The Cullman County Fair begins Thursday night, kicking off a week of rides, games, exhibits and pageants. 

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The best science experiments are the ones where kids retain an important lesson. Doing that while also making a delicious treat? Even better.

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Clinton Baker has a new place to call home — and he doesn’t mind that there aren’t any neighbors (yet).

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COLONY — The Colony town council approved a $160,490 annual budget at a special called meeting Monday night.

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The Oktoberfest 2021 fun continued Saturday morning with a costume parade for pets. Among the competitors were a 17-year-old tortoise, Tank, and a chicken named Noodle.

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Longtime Cullman attorney Champ Crocker is announcing today that he will seek the Republican nomination to become Cullman’s next district attorney, an office currently held by 16-year incumbent Republican Wilson Blaylock.

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There’s no time of year like fall for getting in touch with the outdoors, and the October event lineup at the North Alabama Agriplex is all about autumn — especially if you’re a kid (or just want to be one for a day). 

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COLONY — It won’t be ready to approve until the next town council meeting, but the Colony town council is expected to adopt its 2021-2022 budget next month. 

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The Cullman County Board of Education sent out new guidelines on Wednesday, updating when students who are quarantining can return to school.

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Wallace State Community College crowned its 2022 Miss Wallace State and the 2022 Miss North Alabama’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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Cullman County’s annual budget will grow over the one the county commission passed last year, while incorporating a number of priority spending items on the back of stronger-than-expected revenues for the fiscal year that’s now ending.

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For the second year in a row, the COVID-19 pandemic has scuttled plans for Peinhardt Farm Day, the community-wide Saturday outing that gives guests an up-close look at life in local agriculture from days gone by. 

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Double-digit increases in sales tax and other revenues are allowing Cullman city leaders to deliver on most municipal department heads’ annual wish list, as the Cullman City Council signed off on a sizably increased yearly budget at its regular meeting Monday.

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