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HS hoops star, Ford exec Thomas Kolojeski dies at 73


A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the church. Contributions can be sent to St. Bernard Abbey, 1600 St. Bernard Ave. SE, Cullman, AL 35055 or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, 48207.

Walmart hiring 300 associates for Cullman location


Walmart is opening a location in Cullman this fall and will hire approximately 300 new associates. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the temporary hiring center located at 3323 Alabama Hwy ...

On staph and swimming: experts advise proper precautions


The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is in charge ...
“You should take personal measures to keep the skin as clean as possible,” Landers said. Cullman Times reporter Tiffeny Owens contributed to this report.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Robbing our children is not the answer


But one proposed solution that continues to come up, and it would be devastating for Alabama. State Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, has introduced a bill to combine the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. In the past, I argued that all that would ...

County OKs $25K donation for new Fairview Senior Center


The Town of Fairview’s aspirations to build a new senior center got a $25,000 boost from the Cullman County Commission. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) awarded Fairview a $250,000 grant to build a new senior center on ...

Free seminar on the Adjustable Lap-Band® System procedure


is offering a free informational seminar on the Adjustable Lap-Band® System procedure at Cullman Regional Medical Center on Monday, August 10th from 6 pm until 8 pm in CRMC's Ave Maria Room located in Professional Office Building II (1890 AL Hwy 157 ...

Blanche Prendergast


Kolb of Cullman, Alabama, and Dorothy (Tom) Horton of Cullman, Alabama; brother, Samuel (Liz) Stahl of Pennsylvania; 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren . Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gotschall ...

How to prevent a water illness


Are there hidden dangers in your local swimming hole? One family claims their child got a staph infection after swimming in Smith Lake in Cullman. The Alabama Department of Public Health says there is no definitive proof the child got the infection from ...

Instrumental Music – St. Bernard Preparatory School (Cullman, AL)


St. Bernard Preparatory School is seeking a faith-filled person to be the Band Director for students in both the middle school and high school. Responsibilities include building a symphonic band/orchestra and maintaining our already established lab band.

Pauline A. Peek


the daughter of Walter Scott Alvis and Pearl (Lawrence) Alvis. She attended Cullman Alabama High School and moved to Anderson in 1953. She was a homemaker, attended Madison Park Church of God, and was involved with the Jolly Keenagers. Survivors include ...

Walmart hiring 300 associates for Cullman location


CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Walmart is opening a location in Cullman this fall and will hire approximately 300 new associates. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturda…

Cullman Armed Forces Career Center to receive bullet-proof glass


CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Military recruiters in Cullman are getting a big security boost. The Armed Forces Career Center in Cullman will soon have a store front full of bullet-proof glass. The idea di…
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Giving Every Young Person in CULLMAN ALABAMA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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The importance of local education funding in CULLMAN ALABAMA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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In CULLMAN ALABAMA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]










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