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Welcome To Chilton County News in Clanton, Alabama, "Chilton NLCounty'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.


Local Students Present
Classic Children's Story

Students at Chilton Christian Academy in Jemison will present a play, "Peter Pan And Wendy" on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25. The student-led production is a classic children's story.
Mrs. Charlotte Johnson, English teacher, is directing the production which includes students in grades seven through twelve. The students have designed the costumes and the stage in addition to acting in the play. They are also responsible for all equipment including sound and lighting.
Performances will begin at 7:00 each night and tickets are on sale for $7.00 per person. You may call 205-688-4454 to order your tickets or go by the school office which is located on Highway 31, south of Jemison.


Damian Mitchell, a Senior at Maplesville High School, recently signed a scholarship with Birmingham Southern College to play football this fall.  Pictured standing, left to right: Sam Dean, Steven Hunter, Principal of Maplesville High School; Brent Hubbert, Head Coach; Eric Bailey, Tate Leonard, and Brad Abbott.
Seated center is Damian with his parents, Mary Mitchell and Ray Mitchell.


Above, left to right: State Representative Mike Hubbard, Governor Robert Bentley and Bo Jackson at the tornado shelter at Higgins Ferry Park in Chilton County.

Sports legend Bo Jackson joined Governor Robert Bentley for a press conference on Tuesday in Chilton County to discuss Saturday's Bo Bikes Bama charity ride and the benefits of the money raised at the event over the past three years.

The newly-constructed community safe room and tornado shelter at Higgins Ferry Park was built with money from the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) and funds secured from the federal government. It is one of more than 60 community safe rooms across the state that have been supported financially through GERF because of the Bo Bikes Bama ride.

"This is something that is near and dear to my heart," Jackson said. "My mother taught all of her kids to treat people like you want to be treated." After the tornadoes of 2011 Jackson considered his options for fundraisers, including a golf tournament or walk and run. "Everybody knows how to ride a bike," he said.

"We have over 500 bike riders signed up for this year's event on Saturday in Auburn," Jackson said. "We do this to be able to continue to build facilities like this one. You can't fight Mother Nature, but you can avoid her."

"Raising funds, building tornado shelters, it's all about giving back for me," said Jackson. "This is the third year I've given the Governor a Bo Bikes Bama shirt and I hope that one day I will get him on a bicycle."

Jackson encouraged everyone to come out on Saturday even if it is just to watch. A good number of celebrities will be on-hand and information is available at


The person driving this car was not hurt, just shaken up. The driver pressed the gas pedal instead of hitting the brakes of her car and ran into a bank in Jemison Tuesday morning. Her vehicle hit the car parked next to her and then hit the front window of the bank.

Miss Spring Queen
Pageant At Verbena

Click Here For Application!

The Verbena Band Boosters will sponsor a Miss Spring Queen Pageant on Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Verbena High School. Applications are available at Verbena High School and deadline to enter is April 24.

Categories are birth through 18 years old. Entry fee is: Photogenic only: $10.00; Pageant and Photogenic: $30.00; and Pageant only $25.00. For further information you may contact Chris Davenport at (205) 294-0556 or Jennifer Davenport at (205) 260-1918 or visit the social media Facebook site at 2014 Miss Spring Queen.

Voters Must Have Photo
IDs On Election Day

Voters will be going to the polls on June 3 to vote in the Republican and Democratic Primaries across the State of Alabama. To be able to vote in the election, you are required to have a valid state or federal photo ID card.

Voters must show one of the following forms of valid photo ID at the polls on June 3: Alabama Driver's License; Alabama Nondriver ID; Alabama Photo Voter ID Card; State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state); Federal Issued ID; United States Passport; Employee ID from: Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board or other entity of this state; Student or Employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools); Student or Employee ID issued by a state institution of higher learning in any other state; Military ID; or Tribal ID.

If you do not have any of the above listed valid photo ID cards, the Chilton County Board of Registrars can make you an Alabama Photo Voter ID Card. This photo ID is provided free of charge and may only be used at the voting polls.

To obtain the card, you must provide your full legal name and date of birth and have one of the following: birth certificate, hospital or nursing home record, marriage record, state or federal census record, military record, Medicare or Medicaid document, Social Security Administration document, Certificate of Citizenship, or official school record or transcript. The Board can obtain your birth certificate or marriage certificate from the health department free of charge, but it stays at the Board office.

The Board Of Registrars office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is located in the basement of the courthouse. For more information, you may call 755-3820.
If you are not a registered voter and wish to vote in the June 3 primary, you may do so at the Board Of Registrar office. They have a form for you to fill out and you may do so by May 20 and be eligible to vote on June 3.

You need to contact the Board Of Registrars office if you have had a change of address, marriage, divorce, or death of a family member since the last election.


Is anyone even considering whose idea it is, or was, for America to give up ownership of the Internet? We understand the frustrations Tuckof B.H. Obama. Neither he, nor apparently, his people, know how to use the Internet. . . correctly.

He would want to give it away to anyone who would take it -- but, contrary to his constant belief in "things" -- IT DOESN'T BELONG TO HIM!

When is someone with brains enough to add 2 and 2 going to take on Obama and his crazy administration -- and do something about it? So far, it is insane, and getting more insane!

Read more Ol' Tuck here! You may need a .pdf reader to view this file.

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Clanton, Alabama 35046
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