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UPDATE: Family says missing Cullman woman found safe

----- Cullman Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a woman last seen Monday afternoon in Cullman. Freida Weisheit Stidham is a 69-year-old white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Stidham may have a...
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Fayette Co. resident arrested in Haleyville

Editor’s Note: This article was compiled, written and furnished to The Times-Record by the staff of The Northwest Alabamian. Lori Faye Lay, 42, of Fayette, was arrested on June 21 by the Haleyville Police Department and charged with possession of marijuana first degree, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lay, along with four other people, including an employee of the motel, was arrested at the Imperial Inn, located on Highway 13 South in Haleyville.
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Five-Star Crimson Tide Recruit Sets Commitment Date

Five-star defensive end Peter Woods, who lists the Tide in his top four schools, has announced his official commitment date. The Thompson High School senior will make his decision on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 6:15 p.m. CST. The commitment will be livestreamed on YouTube. According to 247Sports, Woods ranks...

Marvin ‘Skip’ McClendon to be arraigned in connection with 1988 Lawrence murder of 11-year-old Melissa Tremblay, officials say

A former Massachusetts corrections worker will be arraigned Thursday in connection with the 33-year-old cold case murder of Melissa Tremblay, whose lifeless and mangled body was discovered in a Lawrence rail yard the day after she went missing from a nearby neighborhood, the Essex County district attorney announced. Marvin C....

‘Ode to My Adolescence’

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman native Kyndell Hays has recently published her first book of poetry and prose called “Ode to My Adolescence,” a series of separate pieces about the struggles of growing up and dealing with mental health issues, heartbreak and trauma. Hays said with the book she strives to connect with others coping with similar issues and show them they are not alone.  Her first book signing was held June 25 at Karma’s Coffee House, where the community showed support for its local talent. Even though Hays is now a published author, she said it wasn’t in her original career...

‘This is what Addison is known for – the Fourth of July’

ADDISON, Ala. – The town of Addison on Monday morning kicked off its Fourth of July celebration with a mile-long parade, featuring area fire departments from Addison, Helicon, Jones Chapel, Sardis, Central, and Arley leading the way. ATVs, horses, floats made by local businesses, representatives from the Cullman Electric Cooperative and the Addison Bulldog Band color guard and majorettes were also in the lineup. The family of late Addison resident Hillard Brannon paid tribute to him by showing off 15 of his classic cars. Families lined U.S. Highway 278 to pick up candy and wave to the procession. The town kept the...

Alabama man one of long list of forgotten victims of gun violence in America

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation’s staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news. Take this weekend in Chicago. On Monday, a rooftop shooter opened fire into crowds gathered for an Independence […]

Former power plant property could be used for residential development

The City of Jasper is taking steps to determine if the former power plant property can be used for the creation of workforce development housing. The Jasper Redevelopment Commission approved paying $23,350 for environmental and geotechnical work to be completed on the nearly nine-acre property at Tuesday’s meeting. The...

CCSO asking for helping locating missing 69-year-old woman

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing woman, 69-year-old Freida Weisheit Stidham. According to a release issued by the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Mrs. Stidham is a white female and may be living with a condition that may impair her judgement.
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Authorities: Woman used meth, caused death of her unborn son

A Falkville woman is facing a Class A felony charge and $200,000 bond in the death of her unborn son after she admitted to using methamphetamine while knowing she was pregnant, according to authorities and court documents. Faith Victoria Kemp, 20, gave birth at 38 weeks to a stillborn child...

UPDATE: Missing Cullman Co. woman found safe

CULLMAN Co., Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office says a missing 69-year-old woman has been found safe. The Cullman Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 69-year-old Freida Weisheit Stidham. ALEA announced a Missing and Endangered Person Alert for Stidham on July 5.
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Falkville couple celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

Ralph and Mary Alice (Morris) Nelson will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 7. The couple were married at Gandy’s Cove Church in Falkville and still reside there today. Together they had three children: June Nelson Graham, of Falkville; Janet Marie Nelson and Jane Nelson Fields, who are deceased. They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Alert canceled for missing Cullman woman last seen on Fourth of July

CULLMAN, Ala. — UPDATE 7/6: The missing and endangered alert issued Tuesday for 69-year-old Freida Stidham has been canceled, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has issued a missing and endangered person alert for a 69-year-old woman last seen in Cullman on the Fourth of July.

Hartselle woman arrested for methamphetamine, cocaine

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Officers with the Priceville Police Department found several drugs during a routine traffic stop on Sunday. Authorities say that Kimberly Roshell Lambert, of Hartselle, was stopped for having an expired tag. After investigating further, police found methamphetamine and cocaine. Lambert was arrested on two counts...