This weekend, when you buy certain back-to-school items, you won’t pay sales tax on those items.
The standard treatment for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been pharmaceuticals and therapy, but in good news for veterans and other sufferers of PTSD, there is a push now to consider other forms of treatments that don’t require a monthly prescription.
Welcome back to normal - or “normalish.” This summer, we’ve gotten back to enjoying all the things we missed last summer: the festivals, the community events, the small and larger gatherings.
Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.
Throughout the pandemic, we have heard from family members of nursing home residents who were upset that they were not able to get in to see their loved ones.
On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered the United States population numbers for reapportionment and, to Alabama’s collective relief, Alabama did not lose one of its seven seats in the United States House of Representatives.
On Tuesday, it will have been 10 years since an outbreak of tornadoes hit Cullman County and other areas of Alabama. The scars - evident in still-vacant lots where buildings and homes once stood - are still with us. But it was also a day of miracles, hope and rebirth.
A bill that would have lifted the decades-old ban on teaching yoga in Alabama’s k-12 schools stalled in committee this week. Despite the documented benefits of yoga, and overwhelming passage by the House, the bill stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It’s been a year since we last published our Profile section, in which we look back at the progress being made in our community and the heroes who touch the lives of the people who live here. And what a year it’s been.
“Every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.” Alabama public records law.
I have to admit: When I saw the news that Major Biden, the three-year-old German shepherd the President and Dr. Biden rescued, had a “biting incident” and was sent back to Delaware with their other shepherd, Champ, I was, well, a bit relieved.
Colony residents are right to expect better of their elected officials. The discord among the council is not moving the town forward on solving problems, nor is it showing the community in its best light.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- UPDATED Firefighters respond to fire at River Valley Ingredients in Hanceville
- PREP FOOTBALL: Moss steps down at Holly Pond; Cornelius named new coach
- Raccoon that attacked person tests positive for rabies
- County takes aim at Cold Springs traffic hazard with new caution markers
- Covid hospitalizations on the rise, CRMC restricts visitors
- PREP FOOTBALL: Hanceville ready, excited to begin Brewer era
- PREP FOOTBALL: Cullman seeks repeat performance in tough region
- Open houses, orientation set for Cullman City Schools 2021 school year
- Alabama police officer fatally shot; woman wounded
- From the archives: Pioneer describes old Cullman
Gary Hill Cobb, 67, died suddenly at his home in Cullman on July 31, 2021. He was born in Cullman on May 29, 1954. He had been beset by a number of chronic physical problems over the years. A graduate of the University of North Alabama, Gary had graduate degrees from UAB and UAH. He was prec…
Ethelene H. Farmer, age 96, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Ethelene was born February 4, 1925 in Cullman to Leonard Doyle Hesterley Sr. and Tommie Pearson Hesterley. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rev. J.T. Farmer; daughter, Charlotte Farmer Cu…
Funeral Service for Nadine Eady Page, 92, of Crane Hill, Alabama, will be 12 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Crane Hill, Alabama. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to service. The interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Gary Gates will offici…
Ethelene H. Farmer, age 96, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Ethelene was born February 4, 1925 in Cullman, Alabama to Leonard Doyle Hesterley Sr. and Tommie Pearson Hesterley. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Rev. J.T. Farmer, daughter Charlotte Far…