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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.


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Ryleigh Hope Green was crowned the 2019 Little Miss Peach on Saturday night, June 22, by Anna Mims, 2018 Little Miss Peach.The Top Ten contestants are: Kinzley Baker, First; Nora Kayte Camarillo, Second; Harper Cleckley, Third and Casual Wear Winner; AnnaKate Gray, Fourth; Lexie Matson, Zoey Atchison, Lily Burke, Caroline Gaines, and Jeslyn Hill.


Left to right: Elaine Williams, Jody Elmore, Pam Elmore, Pam Gray, Natalie Gray, Caleb Gray, Destiny Aderhold, George Abbott, and Peggy Abbott.

Family History Library
Opens At Local Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened a Family History Library at the church, located at 813 Temple Road, in Clanton. It is located just west of the Clanton Elementary School on the corner of Cloverleaf Drive and Temple Road.

It is open to the public every Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There is no charge and you don’t have to be a member to use the library.
You may open a family search account and start your own genealogy and family history search. You will be able to build your family tree, put in your own stories, facts and pictures. There is no charge for any of this information. As of June 1 here are a few of the statistics for Family Search: 7.06 billion searchable names, 1.38 billion digital images published online, 472.3k visits per day, 8.05 million pages viewed per day, and 12.4 million registered family search users.
The church will have a booth at the Peach Jamboree for you to see some of the ways to get started. Come by the booth or just stop at the Family History Library any Sunday and get started on your own Family History.

You may also call and arrange to meet at a different time with one of our library volunteers. The number is 205-755-9416.

Two From Here
Receive Scholarship

Zoey Collum of Clanton and Carson Littleton of Jemison have received scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each from a local insurance company scholarship program.

Collum is a Chilton County High School graduate and a freshman at Auburn University studying pre-physical therapy. Littleton is a Thorsby High School graduate and a sophomore at Jefferson State Community College studying agricultural education.

  The program is administered through Scholarship America, which selects 100 recipients based on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals. The 100 students are from 45 Alabama counties and are seeking degrees at 20 institutions of higher learning in the state. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies.


A proclamation was signed by Jason Calhoun, Chilton County Probate Judge, on Wednesday, June 5. The proclamation recognizes June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Chilton County. Witnessing the signing were employees of the Department of Human Resources Adult protective Services, employees of the Probate Office, and members of the Chilton County Senior Connection group.


The Chilton County Rotary Club and Senior Connection presented plaques to the winners of last year’s Taste Of Chilton on Wednesday, June 5. Barbara Minor, left, received an plaque from Gordon Swenson for Best Overall at last year’s event. Swenson represented the Rotary Club. Attendees at last year’s event cast ballots for Best Overall, Best Savory, and Best Sweet. Tom Carter received Best Savory and Mike Graham received Best Sweet.

This year’s Taste of Chilton will be held on Monday, October 14, at the Senior Connection facility in Clanton. Sponsors and restaurants are invited to participate by calling Gordon Swenson at 205-907-8227 or Vanessa McKinney at 205-217-1328.

Peach Run June 22

The annual Peach Run will be held Saturday, June 22, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Registration fee is $25.00 before June 1 and increasing to $30.00 after June 1. There will be age division winners. Male and female winners will be awarded cash prizes.

For more information contact Lesia Childress at 205-280-6450 or register on-line at

Rodeo June 21 And 22

The Chilton County High School Gridiron Club will sponsor a Chilton County Pro Rodeo on June 21 and 22 at the Central Alabama Horse Club Arena on Lay Dam Road in Clanton.

There will be fun for the entire family with bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and more. The gates will open at 6:00 and the show will begin at 7:30. General admission charge will be $10.00 per person. The rodeo will benefit the CCHS Athletic Department.

Plaque Unveiled At Ebenezer

Jesus J. Sanchez, Command Sergeant Major, retired, performs the bugle call "Taps" at the conclusion of the Soldier Commemoration, Saturday, April 27 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Stanton. The event was held at 11:00 a.m. commemorating the Battle at Ebenezer in April of 1865.

There was a picnic, cannon, and color guards. A new plaque with the names of the Union soldiers killed in the battle was unveiled during the ceremony.

Confederate casualties at the Battle Of Ebenezer are unknown. Twelve Union soldiers were killed during the battle and 40 Union soldiers were wounded.

The event was called "Love Your Enemy."



For some reason, our culture in America today is leaning heavily towards selfish gratification rather than personal-getting-along with those around us who may be different, but, are still worthy of our attention.

Have you ever tried to qualify, or to justify that we all have a difference about us that should be noticed and appreciated by others?

For several generations, good Americans worked (we will say "diligently") to learn all that they could about cultural differences, and to practice a willingness to try and understand those differences, and learn how to live with them. Us, with each other -- as it were!

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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