Dodge City, AL

Obituary: Joshua James Smith

Funeral service for Joshua James Smith, age 40, of Vinemont, will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Samuel Tucker and Malcolm Carter officiating, and burial at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.
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Search underway for missing Cullman woman

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — The Cullman Police Department needs the public’s help to find a missing woman. Janet Roberson was last seen around St. Joseph in northwest Cullman in the early afternoon Wednesday. Roberson was last seen wearing black shorts and a pink floral top. If you have any information, contact CPD at 256-734-1434.
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Falkville woman faces homicide charge after deputies said she used meth during pregnancy

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A Morgan County woman is facing a child homicide charge following the investigation of a stillborn child delivery at Madison Hospital in May. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant for chemical endangerment of a child with homicide on Faith Victoria Kemp, age 20 of Falkville, on Wednesday. Kemp was in the Morgan County Jail on other charges at the time.

Arrests and incidents reported June 28-29, 2022

CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 28-29, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents June 27 criminal mischief; Cullman Village apartments; Ward Ave. SW; damaged property; $350domestic violence – 3rd degree; person; 2nd Ave. SWcounterfeit $100; State of Alabama; Cherokee Ave. SW June 28 theft of property – 1st degree; person; Butler St. NW; ’99 Jeep; $5,000leaving scene of accident; person; Cherokee Ave. SW; damage to ’15 Chev. Spark; $500 Arrests June 27 Barber, Dakota J; 31 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia Hudson, Kevin; 46 utility diversiontheft of services – 2nd degreecriminal mischief – 3rd degree Rockwell Jr., Vinton E; 34 FTA – expired tag June 28 Ballard, Austin T; 25 FTA – unlawful possession of marijuana – 2nd degreeFTA – unlawful possession of drug paraphernaliaFTA – expired tagFTA – driving without licenseFTA – DUIFTA – driving while revokedFTA – insurance violation Brenner, Joshua W; 41 domestic violence – 3rd degreecriminal mischief Carter, Kenneth S; 40 FTA – unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia Dean, Mary E; 35 FTA – theft of property – 4th degree McKinnon, Roger K; 24 FTA – unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia Hanceville Police Department Incidents and arrests reported by CCSO. Find arrest reports online Monday-Friday at

North Cullman Jack’s redesigned to allow for better entry and exit

CULLMAN, Ala. – The recently renovated Jack’s restaurant on Hwy 157 was rebuilt due to a scheduled review of each of the Jack’s Family Restaurant properties. The old building was an earlier prototype and project manager Dale Bright with St. John’s and Associates said that the company hopes to bring in more customers with the freshened look of the building and the reconstruction of Hwy 157 soon to be completed. The updated restaurant, which held its Grand Reopening on Monday, was designed to allow for better entry and exit into the parking lot. Bright stated, “We’ve redesigned the site so that...
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Firework sales allowed one time only in city of Cullman

In the city of Cullman, the sale of fireworks and pyrotechnics were previously not allowed. However, the city council voted to allow the sale of pyrotechnics through the Fourth of July. The city amended the ordinance because the previous language is no longer in line with how the state defines...

Pinson man proposes to girlfriend in school classroom where they met

PINSON, Ala. — A sweet surprise took place at a Pinson Elementary School about two weeks ago. There was work to be done in the fifth-grade classroom of Simon Jenkins and Peyton Wynn, but it wasn't school work. Jenkins was preparing to propose to Wynn in the place where they first met 10 years earlier.

Hartselle man pleads guilty for role in rape-for-hire plot

‘Negotiations are on the table’ for Alabamian captured by Russian Forces. The idea that negotiations could be on the table is a major shift from last week when the Kremlin said that a trial and the death penalty were possibilities. Housing market growing, but slowing down. Updated: Jun. 28,...

Center Point Economic Development Committee accepting applications for grant programs

From The Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — The Center Point Economic Development Committee (CPEDC) announced it is officially accepting applications for two newly established grant programs, New Business Incentive Program and Capital Improvement Program, for businesses in the city.  The committee will officially start accepting applications on July 1, 2022. The application can be […]

Cullman City Council appoints two new members to city’s planning commission

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council met on Monday evening at city hall where Michael Sullins and Blake Bright were appointed to the City of Cullman Planning Commission to fill the vacancies left by Barret Richard, who has moved into the county, making him ineligible to serve, and Brad Smith, who had to vacate his position to serve on the city council. Mayor Woody Jacobs said of the appointments, “We are very proud to have two engineers join us on the Planning Commission whose role is of vital importance in the future of Cullman. These two gentlemen are well qualified,...

Cullman Marine Veteran helped Ukraine in fight against Russia

CULLMAN, Ala. (WBRC) - We’ve all seen horrific images from the war in Ukraine and a Cullman veteran says he couldn’t watch without going to help. “This was a traditional fight between David and Goliath,” Sean Schofield said. After Russia reportedly bombed a maternity hospital in Ukraine,...

Cullman Lion’s Club holds Installation Dinner for new officers

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Lions and Lionesses met on Monday evening at Stonebridge Farms for a dinner and installation of the new 2022-2023 officers by Lion’s International District 34A Governor Mechele Mosley. The Lion’s Club makes continual efforts to support its community through donations and service. Mosley spoke about the history of the Lion’s Club, “A little over 100 years ago, a man named Melvin Jones was looking for some business opportunities and he decided that—and this is one of my favorite quotes—‘you can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else,’ so rather than networking to...

Man suspected in 2 Ohio killings found dead in Alabama

FALKVILLE, Ala. — A man suspected of killing a woman and child in Ohio was found dead in Alabama from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A coroner tells news outlets that 32-year-old Dante Rashad Hawes of Dayton was found dead inside a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Falkville.

Arab swimming: Riptide rolling toward District 2 Meet

The Arab swim team maintained its competitive ways this past week, losing to powerful Madison at home last Tuesday, then dominating against Jacksonville on Thursday. The Riptide swam its final home meet of the summer Tuesday night against Scottsboro. Its final regular season meet is this evening at Guntersville. It...

Riptide: Beginning swimmers showing great progress

The bedrock of any successful athletic program is its youth program. You only have to look as far as Arab’s wrestling success to see an example of that. High school coaches in all sports pay attention to the young players coming up and those at the middle school level. They know that’s the future of their program.

Successful round one at Daikin Spirit of America Classic

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The 56th Daikin Spirit of America Golf Classic hopes to have just the second Morgan County native win the event. It may be a Hartselle High graduate. Ryley Heath, a golf player at Calhoun Community College leads the field with a two under (-2). Three players tied for second at one under, with three players tied for fifth , one of those players Matthew Gourgeot, the only Morgan County native to win the event in the 56 year history of the event, winning the event in 2016.