Arrests and Incidents reported June 7, 2023
CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 7, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s OfficeNo incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police DepartmentIncidents June 6• unlawful breaking entering motor vehicle; person; Lake Shore Dr. SW; miscellaneous• unlawful breaking entering motor vehicle; person; Laurel Ln. SW; pistol; $680 No arrests reported. Hanceville Police DepartmentIncidents and arrests reported by CCSO. Find arrest reports online Monday-Friday at www.CullmanTribune.com.
Cullman Chick-fil-A closing for the summer
Chick-fil-A’s Cullman location is about to close for a summer remodel. In an announcement, owner/operator Randy Earnest said the restaurant will close for 20 weeks, beginning June 15. “Well, many of you have asked and many have been hearing the rumors, but Cullman, it’s been almost 20 years since...
Update: Officials weigh in on Wal-Mart automation investment
CULLMAN, Ala. – As The Tribune previously reported, the Cullman City Council on Monday night approved a $20 million tax abatement for Wal-Mart, which is planning a $350 million capital investment in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in south Cullman. According to Cullman Economic Development Agency Director Dale Greer, Wal-Mart plans to automate its distribution center over the next several years. On Tuesday, he and other officials offered more comments on the matter.
Decatur Police: Lawrence County woman arrested for selling drugs at a Walmart
A Hillsboro woman was arrested for selling drugs from a Walmart, according to the Decatur Police Department. Sandra Moore, 59, was charged with trafficking illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. In April, Decatur police began a drug investigation in reference to drug sales being made from a Walmart located...
Man convicted in Cullman County homicide dies in prison
A 48-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder was found dead in his prison cell at Donaldson Correctional Facility on June 3.
5 arrested in Cullman on charges of burglarizing vehicles
CULLMAN, Ala. (WBRC) - Five young adults were arrested on Friday, June 2 after Cullman Police Department officers noticed a suspicious vehicle. Officers investigated the area after they saw two of the male subjects wearing hoodies and carrying a backpack. The investigation led to officers discovering vehicles that had been...
Man convicted of murder in Cullman County found dead in state prison cell over the weekend
An inmate serving time at William Donaldson Correctional Facility for a murder conviction died over the weekend. William Lynn Smith, 48, was found unresponsive Saturday inside his private cell, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The 9:43 a.m. discovery was made by correctional staff performing a safety check.
Falkville PD: Man charged after officers found 48 grams of meth
A Falkville man has been charged with drug trafficking after the Falkville Police Department says they found him with 48 grams of meth.
Obituary: Athel Levon Rodgers
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date for Athel Levon Rodgers, 74, of Vinemont. Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rodgers family. Levon passed away June 3, 2023 at his residence. He was born January 16, 1949 to Athel E.V. & Mary Magdalene Skinner Rodgers. He was a loving husband, great dad and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Dwight Rodgers, Jimmy Ray Rodgers; sister, Wanda Gail Rodgers. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rhonda Rodgers; son, Wesley Rodgers; daughters, Daphnie Jenkins, Roena (Andy) Elms; grandchildren, Calien (Ashley) Rodgers, Jonathon Harbison, Marcus (Shelby) Rodgers, Jessica (Peytan) Jones, Ayla (Ethan) McCormick, Randy Elms, Lily Rodgers; great-grandchildren, Kailie, Zaila, Bralien Rodgers, Jameson Jones, Mason Jones, Leelin Chappel, Kenlee Elms; family and friends. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cullmanfuneralhome.com.
Walmart plans $350 million in high-tech upgrades at Alabama distribution hub
The project represents the single largest investment in Cullman’s history. “Walmart’s distribution center has been a landmark enterprise in Cullman for four decades, and it’s great to see the company make a significant investment to ensure that this facility will have a long future in the community,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants terms and conditions of that mortgage from Hubert Earl Langston, III and Ethelwyn Haley Dobbs Langston, a married person; an unmarried person, to BankFirst Financial Services, successor by merger to Traders and Farmers Bank, dated December 20, 2010 and recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Winston County, Alabama on December 22, 2010, in Mortgage Volume 553 at Page 229; and.
Baldwin Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for man who allegedly bought 2 phones with stolen ID
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating and identifying a man who allegedly bought two phones from a Verizon store using a stolen ID. The BCSO shared three photos of the individual, which appear to be screenshots from surveillance footage. The alleged incident happened […]
CCBOE names Meigs special education coordinator
CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its May 2023 meeting approved the hire of Katie Meigs as the system’s special education coordinator. Meigs currently serves as IEP coordinator and has several years of special education experience. “I am so appreciative of this opportunity that Dr. Barnette and the school board have given me to lead the special education program for Cullman County Schools,” said Meigs. “I truly love working with our students with special needs. We have a dedicated group of teachers that work diligently year after year to provide our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in life. I am thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from my colleagues and am ready to hit the ground running, working for our students and teachers.” “I am extremely excited and optimistic about the future of our special education programs under the leadership of Mrs. Meigs,” said Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette. “Under her leadership will be some of our most precious children and hard-working faculty and staff. She is passionate about serving others and I look forward to continue working alongside her.”
Morgan schools to hold auction
The Morgan County Board of Education will be auctioning off, to the highest bidder, by sealed bid, as is, where is the following items:. Items for auction can be viewed June 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the. Morgan County transportation/maintenance building. The auction will be held June...
Union Grove VFD responds to poultry house blaze
The Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to a poultry house fire Friday night in northeast Covington County. According to the UGVFD, the initial report of the fire came in about approximately 8 p.m. Firefighters arriving at the scene discovered two structures fully engulfed in flames. Engines and tankers were staged to protect surrounding buildings. […] The post Union Grove VFD responds to poultry house blaze appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Selling the yard
People came out in droves to participate in the Town of Falkville’s annual town-wide yard sale this past weekend.
Cullman Strawberry Festival named Alabama Strawberry Festival
CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman and the State of Alabama today announced the Cullman Strawberry Festival as the Alabama Strawberry Festival. The resolution recognizes the historical significance, agricultural excellence and vibrant community spirit that this beloved event represents for the state of Alabama. “I am thrilled to witness the elevation of the Cullman County Strawberry Festival to the prestigious status of the Alabama Strawberry Festival, as this recognition solidifies Cullman’s position as a stronghold of agricultural excellence,” said Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman. The story of strawberries in Cullman dates to the founding of the city in 1873. Settlers recognized the...
Morgan County Arrests Reports May 26 through June 4
Tauna Sharon Hill, 29, driving under the influence of alcohol. Vaquan’ta Tavarus Watkins, 22, possession of marijuana. Brandon Rashard Woods, 29, possession of marijuana. Lisa Michelle Keith Williams, 49, open container of alcohol in vehicle. Kamir Rasheed Thompson, 23, possession of marijuana, drug trafficking. Jason Scott Whitaker, 43, sexual...
Priceville Event Center to open this month with multisport gym, walking track
PRICEVILLE — The $7.2 million Priceville Event Center will open this month with a multisport gymnasium and second-floor walking track eight years after city officials first discussed building a recreation center and six years after they borrowed money for it.
School-aged kids can get free weekly meals every Tuesday in June
CULLMAN, Ala. – Each Tuesday during the month of June, a week’s worth of free meals will be provided for school-aged children at the Cullman County Child Development Center. Residents can pick up five frozen breakfasts, five frozen lunches, vegetables, fruit, one gallon of milk and a half-gallon of orange juice. Children do not have to be students of the Child Development Center; any school-aged child is welcome to participate. The program starts Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. and will go until noon, or until supplies run out. Pickups are first come, first served. Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette...
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