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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.

Crimson Tide Faith! Read The Story


There were three injuries in this accident that happened Monday night, December 15 just before 6:00. The accident happened on Seventh Street South, near the State Store, in Clanton.


There were no reported injuries in a two-car accident Wednesday, December 10 just after Noon. The accident happened on Seventh Street South, near Chilton County High School, in Clanton.


Maplesville 49, Hubbertville 0
From the Alabama High School Athletic Association
Maplesville sophomore running back Terence Dunlap ran for 241 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Red Devils to a 49-0 win over Hubbertville in the Class 1A state football finals Thursday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Red Devils (14-0) closed out the 2014 season unbeaten and are now 28-1 over the last two years. Pickens County beat Maplesville 37-17 in the 2013 finals. The title was the second in school history and first for the Red Devils since 1996.

Dunlap shook loose on a 44-yard TD run midway through the first quarter to open the scoring.  Quarterback Cole Spencer followed with a 3-yard TD keeper 2:40 later and Dunlap scored again just before the end of the period on a 25-yard run.

Trevor Wallace hauled in a 51-yard pass from Spencer in the second quarter and Dunlap added a third TD with a 70-yard gallop before intermission to give Coach Brent Hubbert’s Red Devils a 35-0 halftime lead. He opened the third period with his final score, a 34-yard run. Nathaniel Watson closed out the scoring with a 29-yard run later in the quarter.

Maplesville finished with 310 yards rushing on 27 attempts. Watson, who had two receptions for 16 yards, also added 30 yards rushing on four tries.

Hubbertville (13-1) closed out the best season in school history rushing for 208 yards on 52 carries. Vess Benton was the leader with 92 yards on 12 carries. The quarterback also was 3-of-11 passing for 19 yards. Younger brother Dax Benton ran 20 times for 56 yards for Coach Lamar Harris’ Lions and Anthony Dillard had 38 yards on nine tries.

Defensively, Corey Hall had seven tackles and five assists, Watson was in on 10 tackles and William Armstrong, nine.

Nathan Young had seven tackles and two assists to pace Hubbertville. 


The Clanton Christmas Parade was held Friday night, December 5. Old Macedonia Church won the First Place award for best float.

Native-Son Brothers Make It
Big In Two Different Worlds !

Chilton County, Alabama may not be the home of very many world-traveling celebrities, and Peaches may be our main claim to fame, Tuckbut the two Atcheson brothers, Wayne and Randy, have made a name for themselves nationwide and worldwide, and they are finding no stopping them in their particular fields of endeavor.

Most Chilton Countians know Randy Atcheson as a world-class pianist and organist, and he very recently made his twelfth
appearance at Carnegie Hall. That, in itself, gives him a position in the music world that is rarely matched, and will be hard to beat.

He is that good! His latest performance was a Christmas program, all piano this time, and unlike any other class performer in the world.

Read more Ol' Tuck here! You may need a .pdf reader to view this file.

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Chilton County News
Post Office Box 189
Clanton, Alabama 35046
205 755-0110