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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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Peach Chill Hours

Chill Hours/Dynamic Chill Portions
as of 12/10/18 at 7:00 a.m.
Jemison (Union Grove) 409/21.8
Jemison (Petals From The Past) 395.3/22
Thorsby (CREC) 406/21.5
Thorsby (Boozer Farms) 415/21.6
Clanton (COOP) 348 (12/07/18)
Fairview (Durbin Farms) 381.5/21.4

Singing At Friendship
Baptist December 31

Friendship Baptist Church, of Lawley, will hold a singing on Monday night, December 31. The church is located on Highway 183 West. God’s Deliverance Quartet will be the special singers.

Singing will be from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. with refreshments from 9:00 until 10:00 p.m. The singing will continue until 2019 is welcomed at midnight.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Master Gardener Classes
Will Begin In January

Are you interested in sharpening your gardening skills? If so, the Chilton County Extension office is offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning January 23 at the Extension Office in Clanton.

The purpose of this nationwide Extension education program is to train interested gardeners to help others solve their home horticulture problems. The course is designed for non-professionals with an interest in increasing their gardening skills and helping others with the knowledge they've gained.

The course will last 12 weeks (Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.) and after completing the course, Master Gardener interns will be expected to give 50 hours of volunteer service to Extension and their communities. Any volunteer effort that relates to gardening will be accepted. Examples of volunteer efforts would include giving garden club programs, community garden projects, diagnosing plant problems or assisting the local Cooperative Extension Office in some way.

Specialists from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the local county Extension Office will be the instructors for the course. The topics to be covered include Soils and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Care of Landscape Plants, Landscape Design, Plant Selection, Lawn Care, Weed Identification, Houseplants, Vegetable Gardening, Home Orchards and Plant Propagation.

There is a fee for the class and it is limited to 20 people. For more information about this fun and informative class, or for an application form, contact the Chilton County Extension Office at 205-280-6268.


The Chilton County Peach Queens served as hostesses at the Governor’s Mansion Christmas Tour on Monday night, December 10. Front, left, Mary Henning Dale, and Anna Mims. Back, left, Zoey Collum, and Mattie Woodall.


Signature Studio Of Dance captured First Place honors in the Float Competition Friday night, December 7, at the Clanton Christmas Parade.



The Chilton County Women’s Leadership Committee collected the most aluminum pop tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses with a whopping 255 pounds in 2018. Women’s Leadership Division Director Kim Earwood, left, presented a plaque to Chilton Women’s Leadership Committee Chair Janice Kelley during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery, December 3. Collectively, county Women’s Leadership committees turned in 2,324 pounds of pop tabs in 2018.

Christmas Musical

Mt. Nebo Methodist Church will present a Christmas musical, “Peace Has Come” on Sunday, December 16, at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program. Everyone is invited to attend. Mt. Nebo is located at 2200 County Road 30 in the Fairview Community.


Bobby Martin, center, was presented with the Melvin Jones Award Monday night, December 3, at the Clanton Lions Club Christmas Banquet. At left, Barry Elliott, Alabama Lions Sight Board member and at right, Glenn McGriff, Clanton Lions Club President.


Left to right: Rachel Woodham, (Assistant CSFO); Shelley Bates, (CIS Bookkeeper); Julie Harrison, (CES Art Teacher); Rickey Porter, (IHS Principal); Gina Abbott, (MHS Reading Specialist); and Adriane Dennis, (Assistant Superintendent).
Chilton County Board of Education employees were voted on by their co-workers to serve as members of the Sick Bank Committee. This committee helps maintain rules and procedures for extended absences, approves special requests regarding medical needs, and plans policies for the future. Members may serve a two-year term.

Mrs. Woodham serves as an adviser to the group, Mrs. Dennis serves as a facilitator, and Mrs. Harrison serves as the Chairman. Brian Jackson, newly-elected President of the Board of Education, will also be a part of the group.

Any Chilton County Board of Education employee may write letters with concerns or requests to the committee concerning their sick days.

  Porter, Bates, and Harrison are currently serving their second term.


A Retirement Reception honoring Richard Moore was held Sunday afternoon, December 2, at the former downtown location of Peoples Southern Bank. Pictured, left to right: Steve Mims, Senior Vice-President and Chilton County Senior Lender; Pat Baker, Senior Vice-President; Jimmy Stubbs, CEO of River Bank & Trust; Richard Moore and Sally Moore. Peoples Southern Bank has recently merged with River Bank & Trust.

Those In THE LIBERAL “MEDIA" Are Bewildered
By American Tradition And History!

There are too many in America today who talk incessantly (especially those in the so-called "liberal media on television") about how our country WAS back in the 1950s and 60s. They have NOT A CLUE what they are talking about -- because they didn't LIVE IT! And the "education" that most of them are well too fond of, has never appeared to include very much ACCURATE American History!

One of the things that our father taught us that has stuck, is: "When you write about something, make sure it is something that you KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT!" (Or, can FIND-OUT about). We are bewildered by those to whom we just referred, and it does not seem to us that they have a handle on very much AMERICAN -- especially NOT ACCURATE American History! Mind what you refer to as "REVISED." Especially when you are wrong!

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