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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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NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER
|Even though Maplesville's Corey Hall (#32) has Devonte' Simon (#7) by the leg, he still manages to get the pass off before being tackled.|
Red Devils Blown Away
By Pickens County Tornadoes
The Maplesville Red Devils hung on and kept Thursday's Championship football game close for a half. The Tornadoes, from Pickens County, were just too much for the Red Devils in the second half and they were defeated 38 to 18. The Champion Pickens County team had 465 yards total offense to Maplesville's 327. Both teams had 18 first downs and Pickens County was 3 of 3 on fourth down tries. The Tornadoes had 434 yards rushing and Maplesville had 212. Jermarcus Brown rushed for 331 yards for Pickens County and set a new Championship Game rushing record.
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER
|All six tires on the rear of the trailer of this truck caught on fire and burned Wednesday morning around Noon. The truck pulled over into the Concord Baptist Church parking lot and the Clanton Fire Department was called to the scene. There were no reported injuries.|
Christmas OPEN HOUSE, at Classy Touch in Clanton, is Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
TIM MIMS: A "Man Of The People"
Who Always Claimed His Freedom
And Independence As Important!
AS a beneficiary of the political times in Chilton County and Alabama, the late Tim Mims, who died Thursday, November 14th at the age of 53, was an iconic and very independent man of The People.
Tim was not a politician in the usual sense of the word -- and at the same time, he was high among the best vote-getters that we have ever seen (and we have seen a lot of them).
Not being "schooled" so-to-speak, in the political ways of the day, Tim, nevertheless had an inborn perception of what it took to get votes. He made an art of vote-getting, and we have yet to run across anyone who completely understood his way of obtaining the vote. Some things just can't be explained.
Tim Mims, in his brief adult time on this earth, was one of the most effective politicians ever to give it a try in Chilton County, and it seemed as though every time he ran for another office, his ability to attract voters got that much better.
If he was not truly "a man of The People," he surely gave a very good impression of one, and as the feature article in this issue of Chilton County News contends, Tim always had an expressed and public view of his responsibility to "The People."
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Chilton County News
Post Office Box 189
Clanton, Alabama 35046