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After a wave of high-powered, erratic tornadoes swept through Indiana and Ohio and six other states Monday, tornado season remains deadly and alive.

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The shock and horror of war has befallen countless men and women throughout history, but the grim realities of armed conflict deeply affected Americans in the Civil War.

While the Alabama Legislature and Gov. Kay Ivey were the focus of national and international headlines following passage of the most stringent abortion legislation to date, the Senate, without much fanfare, approved a measure to abolish the elected state school board.

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In March, this space featured an opinion on freshman Alabama lawmaker Rep. Andrew Sorrell, R-Muscle Shoals, and his legislation to save millions for Alabama taxpayers.

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Small cities and towns often struggle to attract visitors, investments and even maintain or grow population as urban areas continue to pack in new jobs and residents.

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The Major League Fishing tournament has flashed a large spotlight on not just Cullman, but three local men who have made a big splash in the contagious sport of bass fishing.

Event season is well underway in Cullman with the recently completed Bloomin’ Festival, Senior Shindig and Strawberry Festival, followed this week by the first Major League Fishing's (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Phoenix Boats Stage Five.

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The recent rise and fall of Cullman County’s half-cent sales tax for education opened a proverbial can of worms, far beyond the politics and missteps of how it came and went.

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Another chapter in the need for transparency surfaced Monday night when the Cullman Hotel Association, a group of local hotel operators, publicly denounced the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce for operating in the dark when it comes to lodging tax money.

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Spring marks the rebirth of the natural world, from the greening and budding of trees to flowers push up from the ground in colorful splendor.

An Alabama Senate bill to allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit is widely opposed by law enforcement officials, and rightfully so.

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Republican Roy Moore, the twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court chief justice and failed U.S. Senate candidate is leading the pack of hopefuls for the 2020 election, according to early polling in the race for the seat now held by Democrat Doug Jones.

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The rising cost of tuition at colleges and universities over the last 40 years is a crushing financial burden for many parents and students, who are left paying loans for years after graduation.

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A nearly forgotten slice of American history found a place on the stage several years ago with the musical production and film, “Newsies.”

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I have to take issue with the “logic” presented by state Rep. Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, in the April 6 edition of The Times and that of all other pro-life supporters in that they fail to comprehend, most being male, that it is the woman who becomes pregnant and it is they who, even when having children, are the primary care givers for children.

The debate concerning Cullman County Schools Superintendent Shane Barnette's proposal to build a $30 million sports and arts complex was in some respects a healthy episode in our community.

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There is little doubt the approval of a half-cent sales tax approved for education by the Cullman County Commission earlier this month was needed, but how it was approved is what surprised most residents.

Today it seems most Alabamians with access to social media have commented on Gov. Kay Ivey’s Reboot Alabama infrastructure plan, which includes a 10-cent gasoline tax that easily passed the Legislature and became law on Tuesday.

I was a teacher/counselor at Cullman Middle School until retirement in 2012. Lane Hill is one of the best administrators I worked with over a 30-year career. I am appalled that the present BOE has decided CMS students will be better educated without him.

On Valentine’s Day in Linden, Alabama, Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher of The Democrat-Reporter, penned an editorial that began: “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.”

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence Thursday to mark the anniversary of last year’s shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives.

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Mexico’s notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation that netted his operation billions, with a long history of violent crimes and political payoffs along the way.

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It’s that time of year again. The Alabama Legislature is only days from its opening session, and lawmakers across the state are drafting bills they say will make Alabama better.

Cullman’s leaders have put together an exemplary economic development program that continues to bring job growth to area, and shows no signs of slowing down.

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Alabama is one of 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid, which according to a new study will deprive the state of an economic boost of more than $11 billion over four years.

Alabama State Troopers are among the state’s best assets with their expertise in working traffic accidents, road blockage and patrolling highways across the state.

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After years of federal and state governments leaving mental health funding to stagnate, a local effort is moving forward to provide services at the Cullman County Detention Center.

The announcement Monday morning that Rock the South's (RTS) owners intend to move the two-day music festival to a location southwest of Cullman, with larger acreage, at first created a whirlwind of excitement as fans anticipated the lineup for the eighth year.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Mrs. Eddy passed on Friday, June 21, 2019 at The Folsom Center. A graveside service was held on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Funeral services for Elouise "Bee Dee" Boles, 89, of Hanceville will be Sunday, June 23 2019 at 2 p.m. at Hanceville Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

Funeral Service for Michael Kenneth Frazier, age 80, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Jeremy Calloway officiating; interment in Cullman Heritage Cemetery. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Frazier pass…

Funeral services for Faye McAlpin, 80, of Riverside Community will be 1 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2019 at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel in Hanceville, Ala. Burial will follow at Riverside Community Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Martin will officiate. The family will receive friends at Hanceville Fu…

Bonnie Lee Taylor, age 72, of Hanceville, died Thursday, June 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Skala; grandson, Dylan Taylor; her parents, Kennith and Marge Lewman and sisters, Barbara Lewman and Beverly Mueller. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Arlin Newton Tayl…