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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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A two-car accident happened Tuesday afternoon, April 25 around 1:30 on Seventh Street South, in Clanton, near the Post Office. It is not known if there were any injuries in the accident.


Miss Relay For Life, left to right: Tyler Carlee, Third Alternate; Gina Jones, Second Alternate; Whitley Smith, Miss Relay For Life Queen; Hannah Wilson, First Alternate; and Tiffany Davis, Fourth Alternate.


Junior Miss Relay For Life, left to right: Allison Giles, Third Alternante and Photogenic; Carlee Desmond, First Alternate; Laney Acreman, Junior Miss Relay For Life Queen; Jaycie Porter, Second Alternate; and Kelsey Holcombe, Fourth Alternate.


Young Miss Relay For Life, left to right: Makaila Crumpton, Photogenic; Lydia Newton, First Alternate; Caylee Desmond, Young Miss Relay For Life Queen; and Taylor Driver, Second Alternate.


Little Miss Relay For Life, left to right: Elizabeth Renee Gray, Fourth Alternate; Dori Lawrence, First Alternate; Sophie Oaks, Little Miss Relay For Life Queen; Carly McKee, Second Alternate; and Taylor Wallace, Third Alternate. Not shown is Lexie Kate Hayes, Photogenic winner.


Tiny Miss Relay For Life, left to right: Dani Claire Brock, Fourth Alternante and Photogenic winner; Zoey Atchison, First Alternate; Anna Mims, Tiny Miss Relay For Life Queen; Carly Beth Meank, Second Alternate; and Harper Cleckley, Third Alternate.

Shown is Avery Claire Smitherman, Wee Miss Relay For Life Queen and Photogenic winner.
Not shown are Danika Mims, First Alternate and Abby Ross Bentley, Second Alternate.






Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver cuts the ribbon as Wendy's Restaurant is remodeled and ready to open Thursday, April 20th. On the left is David Filppo, Area Supervisor and next to Mayor Driver is Marzette McKinnis, General Manager.

Spend A Day With The Queens

The Chilton County Peach Queens are raising funds for Relay For Life which will be held Saturday, April 29. For every $1.00 you donate to Relay For Life, your name will be entered into a drawing.

The winner will spend the day with the Peach Queens at Relay For Life. The winner will also win a crown, sash, and a T-shirt.
For more information, contact Amy Trentman at 205-389-1902. The drawing will be held Sunday, April 23.

Peach Festival T-shirts Available

Peach Festival T-shirts are being sold at Peach Park, Morlyn's, Hayes Drug, Bucks Clothing, Bahama Drama, Peoples Southern Bank in Thorsby, Kendall Williams Alfa Office in Maplesville and will be sold at Todd's Produce when they open in May.

Prices are Youth-X-Large are $12 each and XXL-XXXL are $14 each.  They come in peach, pink, blue, safety green and white.

Unsung Hero Banquet April 27

The annual Chilton Auburn Club Unsung Hero Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 27, at the Jemison Municipal Building. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. If you wish to come early, there will be representatives from the Southeastern Raptor Center with either Spirit or Nova present and Aubie may be able to attend. Jay Jacobs, guest speaker, and the honoree, Joshua Holsey, will be available for autographs.

The cost for the banquet is $40.00 per person. If you would like to include the $25.00 activity fee with your banquet reservations and get your reservations for $30.00 each, you may do so. Contact Glenda Mims  at or Mary Huff at Or you can call 755-5157 or 205-294-0767 for reservations.

The deadline for reservations is April 20. Everyone must have a reservation and there will be no walk-ins at the door.

Citizens Need City's Help

The Clanton City Council met Monday night, March 27. Council members approved payment of $308,396.00 for recent pavings of roads including Blacksnake, Friendship, and Ollie Avenue.
A couple of residents from County Road 41 were present at the meeting. The contractor who is doing the paving, prepped that road and did shoulder work about 2,000 feet past where they were supposed to stop. A portion of County Road 41 is in the city limits. However, a portion from the city limits to Higgins Ferry Road was also prepped for paving.

According to Mayor Billy Joe Driver, residents want to know if the city will be willing to pay a portion of the costs required to finish the paving all the way to Higgins Ferry Road. One citizen stated the road is a high traffic area and because of the scrapping, now it is really rough.

The residents were going to meet with the County Engineer to discuss what the county would. They are hoping the city and county can work together to fix the road. Council members voted to work with the county on fixing the problem.

A lounge retail liquor license was approved for Clanton Hospitality doing business as Days Inn. A beer and liquor license transfer was approved for the Exxon station at Exit 208.

David Ingram was approved as a part-time employee in the Beautification Department. The yearly City Pool contract with the YMCA was approved.

Derric Scott addressed the City Council about the upcoming 150th anniversary of Chilton becoming a county, which will be in 2018. A sesquicentennial celebration is in the planning stages and Scott wanted council members to be aware of the effort. “I want to see how much interest there is in having a celebration,” he said. Scott is meeting with the County Commission and will let the council know when a committee is being formed.


We cannot help but notice that those who are called (either by themselves, or the rest of us) "politically-correct" in America need at least one or two lessons in economics, intelli-gence, government, education, sex, politics. . . ad infinitum!

It always seems that those known as "politically-correct" (either earned, imagined or chosen) ALWAYS come down on the side of an issue that is filled with ignorance, selfishness, and/or thoughtlessness. They are designed and programmed to do the opposite to anything that even resembles intelligent-thought and/or selfless consideration for the rest of humanity.

Double-speak is their vocabulary-of-choice, and it always seems to be an "earned" definition. If the politically-correct are in any way patriotic, they make certain that you will not find it out, and they will not allow it to define their attitude under any circumstance.

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