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The graduating class at Chilton County High School tossed their caps in the air at the conclusion of commencement exercises on Monday night, May 20, in Tiger Stadium.


Senior Honors Day was held Friday, May 17, at Chilton County High School. Three of the Valedictorians at CCHS are, left to right: Adi Argent, Jordan Johnson, and Zoey Collum.


The Chilton County Peach Queens visited Todd’s Produce last week to hang their portraits in the business. Front row, left to right: Hudson Hayes of Todd’s Produce; Mary Henning Dale, Young Miss Peach; Anna Mims, Little Miss Peach; and Lexi-Kate Hayes of Todd’s Produce. Back row, left to right: Zoey Collum, Miss Peach; Dordie Hayes of Todd’s Produce; and Mattie Woodall, Junior Miss Peach.

Bradford Signs With Music Company

Local music talent, Michael Bradford, recently signed with J. W.
Stritenberger Music Publishing, out of Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee.

Bradford moved from Huntsville about 14 years ago. He is a father of two and has had a passion for music since he was a young boy.  When he was performing with his “Pop,” right before his “Pop” passed away, he made him a promise to never give up. He wants to show his children you can do whatever you want in life.

Bradford will now be available to major labels and artists. In June, he's scheduled to record music with record producer Ben Travis of Two Cats Music in Nashville.

Bradford is currently in Chilton County looking to form his own band.

Entry Forms Available
For Annual Peach Parade

The Chilton County Peach Parade will be Saturday, June 29, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Entry deadline is June 15. All entries will be assigned a line-up number and will be advised prior to the parade as to your number.

All entries should have some type of peach theme decoration to correspond with the Peach Festival. Emergency vehicles are exempt from this rule.

Line-up will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Park Plaza Shopping Center. All entries, other than school bands, are required to be on a float or some type of moving vehicle. For floats or vehicles that have small children riding on them, they may have adults walk beside them, as long as they can keep up with the float.

Safety equipment is required for all motorcycles, scooters or ATV’s. All vehicle drivers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance in their possession.

Call Kevin Mazingo, Parade Chairman, at 205-417-5097 for more information or to obtain an entry form.

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Singing At Thorsby Park

There will be a community outreach at Thorsby Park on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The speaker will be Ricky Thomas. Singers include: The Spurgeons, The Fugatt Family, Saved By Grace.

Donations will be collected for the singers. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music.

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.


Miss Relay For Life
The annual Relay For Life Pageant was held on Saturday, April 27. The Queens will participate in Friday night’s Relay For Life event to be held in Clanton on Friday, May 3, from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. Winners include, left to right: Emily Mims, Second Alternate; Carlee Demond, Miss Relay For Life and Miss Photogenic; and Annabel Mullinax, First Alternate.


Junior Miss Relay For Life
Left to right: Kaitlyn Thornton, Fourth Alternate; Claire Ellen Jolley, Second Alternate and Junior Miss Photogenic; Alyssa Zeigler, Junior Miss Relay For Life; Abby Whittle, First Alternate; and Paige McDaniel, Third Alternate.


Young Miss Relay For Life
Left to right: Aly DeVaughn, Fourth Alternate and Young Miss Photogenic; Shelby Handley, Second Alternate; Mattie Whittle, Young Miss Relay For Life; Abigail Luster, First Alternate; and Lexi-Kate Hayes, Third Alternate.


Little Miss Relay For Life
Left to right: Natalie Gray, Third Alternate and Little Miss Photogenic; Lily Benson, Second Alternate; AnnaBella Northcutt, Little Miss Relay For Life; Adah Weeks, First Alternate; and Delaney Hamm, Fourth Alternate.


Tiny Miss Relay For Life
Left to right: Emily Mitchell, Third Alternate; Farrah Scott, First Alternate; Emersyn Hamm, Tiny Miss Relay For Life; Zadie DeVaughn, Second Alternate; Ellie Harrison, Fourth Alternate. Not pictured: Nora Kayte Camarillo, Tiny Miss Photogenic.


Wee Miss Relay For Life
Left to right: Bella Connell, First Alternate and Wee Miss Photogenic; Scarlett Kate Stockdale, Wee Miss Relay For Life; Kinlee Till, Second Alternate; and Ansley Beauchamp, Third Alternate.

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!

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