Last week, the Alabama Senate passed a bill legalizing limited medical use of marijuana.
The last 12 months have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience created by a worldwide pandemic. Our students and teachers have been at the forefront of the impact created by COVID-19.
A year ago, we were on the cusp of this new reality. Little did we know all the ways in which a global pandemic would change our everyday lives and cost us the lives of so many.
A bill before the Alabama legislature proposes creating a website where the voters lists for each county can reside, taking that information out of the state’s community newspapers and putting it online.
Recently several news outlets, including Alabama Political Reporter and Seth Abramson, have reported that Alabama’s freshman Senator Tommy Tuberville met with President Trump’s family, administration officials, campaign advisers and others on the eve of the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
What we saw at the United States Capitol on Wednesday - a mob ransacking the seat of American democracy - was shameful. It was seditious. It was anti-American in every way possible.
If you’re a last-minute gift giver or unsure of what to give to that hard-to-buy-for person, we’ve got some suggestions for you that will help you and your community.
The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine has begun and while this is great news, we still have to maintain our vigilance against this virus by following healthcare guidelines to control the spread of the disease.
As I have quietly performed my job as a physician over the last few months, trying to bring healing to my patients, I have witnessed my community slowly fall into the grip of this terrible virus that has been unleashed on my colleagues, patients, and friends.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Cullman Electric Co-op schedules emergency planned outage
- COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Local standouts reunite at next level
- THE TIMES' ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM: West Point's Shadix named Player of the Year
- Cullman ranked 3rd in micropolitans by Site magazine
- Cullman man charged with drug trafficking
- Baileyton hires park director, moves forward with sound system for town hall
- PREP ROUNDUP: West Point blanks Fairview 10-0; Good Hope's Marshall tosses one-hit shutout
- High school students invited to compete in Buettner Brothers anniversary redesign
- ARCHERY: Vinemont sweeps titles at North Alabama Pre-Regional
- Health expert: Too soon to ease Alabama mask mandate
Graveside service for Mary Elizabeth Kyte, age 85, of Cullman, will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home prior to the service. Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in ch…
Larry McKelvey, 79, of Boston, Virginia, (formerly of Cullman, Alabama) passed away on February 27, 2021. Graveside services for Mr. McKelvey are 1 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, Simcoe Community Cemetery. Holly Pond Funeral Home directing.
Funeral Services for Margaret Camp Hamrick will be Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moss Service Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Richter officiating. Burial will follow in the Cullman City Cemetery. Moss Service Funeral Home directing. A viewing will be Saturday at the funeral h…