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Fire damages barn near Simcoe

By |2020-07-11T21:34:35-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

SIMCOE, Ala. – A fire that started around 10 a.m. Saturday damaged a hay barn on a farm northwest of Simcoe. Due to the remote location off County Road 1515, calls for assistance were sent by the Cullman EMS County Fire Dispatch Center to multiple departments with tanker trucks to transport water to the site. Gold [...]

Obituary: Barbara “Bobbie” Barnes McGraw

By |2020-07-11T20:26:59-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Barbara “Bobbie” Barnes McGraw, 85, of Dunedin, Florida passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. She was born July 6, 1935, in Nashville, Tennessee, daughter of Ethel and John Barnes.  She was one of three siblings.  On August 8, 1953 she married Richard A. McGraw of Portsmouth, Ohio. Mrs. McGraw received her Bachelor of Arts and Master [...]

Obituary: Tommy Dean “Tom” Smith

By |2020-07-11T20:26:59-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tommy Dean “Tom” Smith, 67, of Haleyville entered into rest July 11, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born May 20, 1953 in Missouri. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, where services will be at 4 p.m. Burial will be [...]

Obituary: Jeremiah Thomas Schaefers

By |2020-07-11T20:27:00-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Jeremiah Thomas Schaefers of Oxford, Alabama passed away July 10, 2020 at the age of 36. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Bryan and Joyce Dingler Schaefers. He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents Kenneth and Lottie Mae Stricklin Dingler. Funeral services are Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. at Moss [...]

Beloved, prominent Cullman businessman Bert McGriff passes away

By |2020-07-11T16:28:09-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CULLMAN, Ala. – One of Cullman’s most prominent and beloved businessmen, Bertis E. McGriff, passed away Saturday afternoon. McGriff, a World War II veteran who founded McGriff Tire Company and was a member of Cullman’s “Flying 50,” was 94 years old. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick confirmed Mr. McGriff’s passing. He said the family has [...]

#GoodNews: Good job, Elijah!

By |2020-07-11T15:33:40-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

SIMCOE, Ala. – On Saturday afternoon, as firefighters from the Gold Ridge, Fairview, Baileyton, Berlin and Vinemont Providence fire departments battled a barn fire in the July heat, young Elijah Graves took it upon himself to help them out. With a little help from mother Nickie Graves, he purchased cool bottled water and delivered it to [...]

Local long-term care facilities respond to COVID-19

By |2020-07-11T01:28:53-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CULLMAN, Ala. – Medical professionals continue to face the effects of COVID-19, especially in Alabama and parts of the Southeast, and the Cullman area’s medical facilities have not been immune. The Tribune reached out to ask how local nursing home and assisted living facilities are being impacted and how professionals are responding. Note: The Tribune could not [...]

CCCDC presents $217,500 in grants to area organizations, schools

By |2020-07-11T01:29:10-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CULLMAN, Ala. – At its June meeting, the Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) awarded a total of $217,500 in grants. CCCDC Chairman Champ Crocker and Board Members Josh Speakman and Cherrie Haney presented checks (in a humorously “socially-distanced” way) to the grant recipients Friday morning. Crocker shared, “$217,500 is being distributed today back into this [...]

Republican Primary Runoff Election Tuesday, July 14; masks not required

By |2020-07-11T01:29:10-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CULLMAN, Ala. – Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, July 14 for the Republican Primary Runoff Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Ballot On Tuesday’s ballot will be: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions Tommy Tuberville Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place No. 2 Beth Kellum Will Smith Chairman, Cullman County Commission Jeff “Clem” [...]

Walker, Clemons in final Q&A before Tuesday vote

By |2020-07-11T01:29:10-05:00July 11, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CULLMAN, Ala. – Back on Super Tuesday, Cullman County voters gave Jeff “Clem” Clemons 49.67% of the vote for chairman of the Cullman County Commission, almost double that of runner-up incumbent Chairman Kenneth Walker’s 27.65%. Clemons needed only 50.1% to avoid a runoff, which was originally scheduled for March 31, 2020. Delayed due to the COVID-19 [...]

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What’s happening in Cullman?

There's always something to do in and around Cullman! There are several annual events in the area including Cullman Oktoberfest, Bloomin' Festival, Strawberry Festival, Rock the South, Sweet Tater Festival, and others. There are also lots of other activities and events happening year round!