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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Friday Night Football Scores:
Isabella 49 -- Verbena 42
Pickens County 52 -- Thorsby 0
Thursday Night Score:
CCHS 56 - - Jemison 14
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
Keshawn Williams (#5) picks up yards for the CCHS Tigers in a game Thursday, August 25 against the Jemison Panthers. Chase Deason (#10) and Ty Leachman (#11) try to make the tackle for the Panthers. Williams scored the first touchdown in the game on a 30-yard run, and the Tigers went on to crush Jemison 56 to 14.
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER
The Child Nutrition Program at Chilton County Schools is recruiting sponsors to see that all children are fed. A program has been created which will allow school lunchrooms to have funds to cover any meal for a student who may not be able to pay. The Clanton Kiwanis Club made a $500.00 donation to the program on Thursday, August 25. Shown, left to right, are: Jason Calhoun, Clanton Kiwanis Club President; Rachel Rachels, Nutrition Program Director; and Tommy Glasscock, Chilton County Superintendent of Education.
Students will receive a meal, regardless of their ability to pay. The lunchroom will have reserve money that can be used to cover meals. It will basically be a charge account for the student to be able to eat and then the family will be contacted about repayment. The Child Nutrition Program will be the steward over the funds.
“We have asked friends, supporters and church families to help by giving whatever they can to build up this account,” said Rachels. “It is our greatest desire to see our students cared for each and every day.”
If interested in helping, contact Rachels at 205-280-3000 or send a donation to the Board of Education at 1705 Lay Dam Road, Clanton, AL 35045.
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER
Left to right: Clanton Councilman Jeff Price, Mayor Billy Joe Driver, Councilwoman Mary Mell Smith, and Councilman Sammy Wilson are shown Tuesday night after the votes had been totaled.
MAYOR DRIVER ELECTED
TO NINTH TERM!
Clanton voters went to the polls Tuesday, August 23 and sent Billy Joe Driver back to the Mayor’s office for another four years. This will be Driver's ninth term as Mayor and he served three terms as a council member before that. All incumbent Clanton Council members were re-elected with the exception of Greg DeJarnett, who was defeated by Awlahjaday Agee in District Four. Unofficial totals from Tuesday’s election are below:
|Mayor||District One||District Two|
|Billy Joe Driver 1,090||Jeff Price 415||Bobby Cook 214|
|Lee Helms 665||Danny Carter 166||Lynn Best 130|
|Jason Pierce 146||Charles Powell 16|
|District Three||District Four||District Five|
|Sammy Wilson 228||Awlahjaday Agee 181||Mary Mell Smith|
|Al Headley 136||Greg DeJarnett 95||No Opponent|
ELECT NEW MAYOR
Thorsby has a new Mayor after the votes from Tuesday, August 23 were totaled. Robert Hight defeated the incumbent, Jean Nelson, 188 to 122. Candidates for all of Thorsby’s Council races had no opposition.
When "Mostly Good" Is A
Whole Lot Better Than "SORRY!"
The hypocrits in our government (and that includes the
leftists in the Democrat ranks and all those in the influential
liberal "media") are doing their best to convince
you that Hillary was not in a position of "authority"
when BENGHAZI happened in 2012.
Even if the then Secretary of State was not
an "authority," she held the position. Therefore,
she should be held accountable and responsible
BECAUSE SHE WAS THERE -- if for no
other reason. She took the oath of office! -- Or,
did she just kind of materialize from the vapor
caused by excessive political shenanigans?
Whatever reason they can give for her
existing in the first place -- The American
People deserve to hold those "responsible" for
the Benghazi massacre accountable and see
to it that they are treated accordingly.
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Chilton County News
Post Office Box 189
Clanton, Alabama 35046