Welcome To Chilton County News in Clanton, Alabama, "Chilton County's Best-Read Weekly Community Newspaper" located in the center of the State of Alabama in the Heart Of Dixie. This web site contains local Peach Country information, news and happenings about the people of Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby, Maplesville, Isabella, Verbena and Cooper in Chilton County, Alabama.
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NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
Over three inches of rain caused extensive flooding in Clanton and Chilton County Sunday afternoon. Several roads were closed and Highway 31 in downtown Clanton was closed during the flash flood. The home above is on Taylor Street, near the airport, in Clanton.
Clay Vinson had his Eagle Scout Project approved. He, along with family, friends and advisors will install Phase 3 of the Chilton County Master Gardeners Association Demonstration Garden. After removing the sod, a pergola with cement flooring will be constructed and a perimeter flowerbed will edge the Phase 3 development. Crusher run will fill the walking paths.
Shown, left to right, are: Jennifer Vinson, Neal Vinson, Zach Vinson, Clay Vinson, Baylie Vinson, Elena Elwell, and Alyssa Lemur.
Chilton Master Gardeners help to spruce up Jemison City Hall grounds in preparation of the recent J-Day Run and Fun event. Shown, left to right: Linda Hays, Anita McGhee, Margaret Goolsby, and Rick Miller. Not pictured, Harriett Jackson.
Chilton County Master Gardeners recently traveled to Bennett Plants in Heflin, Alabama. The owner, Bill Bennett, gave the group a tour of the online succulent nursery. The tour included Master Gardeners from Chilton and Cleburne counties.
Front row, left to right: Ashely Smith, Caron Duckworth, Jessie Smith, Sondra Henley, Harriett Jackson, Margaret Goolsby, and Trisha Williams. Back row, left to right: Linda Turnipseed, Elizabeth York, Cathy DeLozier, Sue Penecost, Eleanor Walker and Ann Moore.
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
The City of Clanton owns the Park Plaza Shopping Center that is the location for Senior Connection. Monday of this week the shopping center was getting a repaving of the parking lot.
Man Pleads Guilty In Shooting
Death Of Wife At Doctor's Office
Eric Heath Price has pled guilty in the shooting death of his wife, Leaj Price. In April of 2015, Price was arrested and accused of shooting his wife at a doctor’s office in Jemison.
According to Chief Deputy District Attorney C.J. Robinson, the State of Alabama will recommend a sentence of forty years in prison. Price is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11th.
The shooting took place last year when Leaj Price ran to the doctor’s office located near her home. She was followed by her husband to the office where she had gone for help. Price later shot himself while in his house. He was treated for his injury at a hospital and was arrested when released.
Search Continues For Man
Missing Over Two Months
More than two months have passed since Jeremy Todd Wilson was last seen walking down County Road 51 near Mineral Springs Church. Wilson, who is 34 years old, got out of the family vehicle in which his wife, Rachel Wilson, was driving and started walking. The couple had been arguing and she stopped the car at which time he got out on County Road 448 near their home.
Rachel Wilson said she knows in her heart that her husband would never intentionally leave her and their children. They have two sons, 14 and 12 years old. She feels someone has information about his disappearance and she would like for them to come forward. “We need closure,” she said.
A reward of $1,900.00 is currently being offered. There is a GoFundMe account set up in his name so the reward will continue to grow through contributions.
Law enforcement officials and residents have searched the area where Jeremy Wilson was last seen wearing an Alabama hoodie and jeans. Anyone with information should notify the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office at 205-755-4698 or Chilton County 911.
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
A two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Friendship Road and Highway 145 in Clanton. That accident happened around 2:00 o’clock and no serious injuries were reported.
BLINDED BY EXCESS, AMERICANS WILLINGLY GIVE UP FREEDOM!
The electronic "media" which Americans fall for so
readily, is doing more than its part to destroy the American lifestyle
-- socially, politically, and personally.
Of course, we have to "fall for it" before it
can overtake our senses -- but, we do! Daily!
The American public has become sheep
in the presence of the almighty media, and we
daily become more acclimated to do whatever
we are told.
It is sad, when you think about it, that a population that has been as vibrant and as independently successful as the Americans -- are becoming as sheep in the shearing shed.
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Chilton County News
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Clanton, Alabama 35046