We live in a very generous community. Today is recognized across the nation as Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is recognized as the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is showcased at #GivingTuesday.
Alabama finds itself in a situation: The state has about six weeks left to use approximately $400 million or send the money back to the U.S. government.
Tuesday’s election did not bring the decisive victory either party would have liked, as a large swath of voters turned out to cast their votes or mailed in ballots this year to avoid exposure to the coronavirus.
If you plan on having your voice heard in the upcoming election and have not yet registered to vote, Monday is your last chance to register for the Nov. 3 election.
The Cullman County Library launched its “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading program last week, and it’s a program every parent of a pre-k should be participating in.
If there is any question about the effectiveness of masks in combating the coronavirus, the decline in positivity rate since Alabama masked up should put that question to rest.
Municipal elections will be taking place on Tuesday and we encourage all eligible voters to take the time to make their choices known. Too many people focus only on the high profile elections, but it is at the local level that government has the most impact on our day to day lives.
The first day of any school year is always exciting, but this year it is especially so for teachers and students who have missed seeing each other in person since the schools closed for the coronavirus in March.
In this age of extreme partisanship and political divides, it was refreshing to see candidates for the Baileyton Town Council taking the high road in their comments Monday night.
The Department of Justice’s latest report on its investigation into Alabama’s prisons is yet another scathing indictment of the state of Alabama prisons. It’s past time for Alabama leaders to begin making changes to a system and culture that brutalizes and murders inmates, has little account…
There are lots of things I’ve missed during this strange quarantine time, but this time of year, in particular, I miss festivals. Since moving to Cullman last fall - right after Oktoberfest - I’d been looking forward to experiencing the Bloomin’ Festival and Strawberry Fest.
Community colleges in Alabama and across the nation have responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, making contributions to enhance capabilities of emergency responders and health care professionals.
The majority of Americans consider their pets to be part of their families. So when disasters strike, they would no more leave Fido or Fluffy behind than they would a son or daughter. The City of Cullman recognized this and took action to protect pets and their owners during severe weather.
On Monday, the Cullman City Council will be voting on providing a loan to HomTex so the manufacturer can purchase equipment that will allow it to begin making disposable face masks. The council members are certain to approve the measure, and they should.
The novel coronavirus has us all on edge. Thus we want to fill you in on how The Cullman Times staff is hard at work covering the story locally to inform you with accurate and timely news about the disease.
Today is voting day for the Alabama primaries. If you haven’t yet voted, please do so; the polls are open until 7 p.m. Voting in free and open elections is what makes America great. We have the power to elect our representatives at every level of government and hold them accountable at the ballot box.
Roughly 3.5 million people are registered to vote in the state of Alabama—a record high number of registrations for the state—but that doesn’t help if the voters don’t actually turn out to vote.
This month is National Library Month, set aside to celebrate the value of public libraries in our communities. If you haven’t been to the library recently, you need to check it out.
I’ve been in Cullman a little over three months now, and people often ask me what I think of Cullman. I thought I’d share what I’ve observed as an outsider in Cullman.
This weekend’s sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness is a great opportunity to save money on items you may need as we enter tornado season. Before you go shopping, though, we encourage you to have a disaster plan for you and your family.
It’s been a rough start to the year for law enforcement in Alabama. People can and will find reasons to find fault with law enforcement, but it’s important to recognize their sacrifices and support them as they deal with two recent tragedies.
Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the day our nation has set aside to honor the works of the great civll rights leader. A minister and activist, King preached nonviolent civil disobedience as the catalyst to change despite violent opposition to the civil rights movement.
This Week's Circulars
- (Updated) Three killed in two-vehicle accident Saturday
- PREP ROUNDUP: Cullman crushes Arab 69-40 for Holly Pond Thanksgiving Tournament title
- The Link ready for Giving Tuesday
- 5000 Alabama students haven't shown up for any sort of class
- A thankful neighborhood: CHS showing Thanksgiving love to its campus neighbors
- Giving for Thanksgiving: Churches, VFD provide food, meals
- ‘Record breaking’: Black Friday shoppers not deterred by coronavirus
- Wallace State’s Adrian Scott earns grant to implement open education resources
- Low income households get help with energy costs
- Arrest reports for Nov. 23 through Nov. 29, 2020
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Verdie Elvie Motes Hood, age 87, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center. The visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 02, 2020 at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec…
Graveside Service for Hermina Johnson, age 82, of Vinemont, will be announced at a later date. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Johnson passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at her residence. She was born, October 14, 1938 to Herman Schaffer and Louise Scha…
Mary Grace Smith of Cullman, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born on February 25, 1926 to Ewell C. and Myrtis B. Smith and grew up on a farm in the Fairview community. She graduated from Fairview High School in 1945 and was the youngest member of her class.…