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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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July 17 Run-Off Election Results

Totals from the Alabama Statewide Republican Primary Run-Off Election from Tuesday, July 17 in Chilton County:

For Probate Judge

Jason Calhoun 2,597
Rex Cleckler 2,455

For State Representative District 81

Ed Oliver 395
Terry Martin 247

Three County Totals:

Ed Oliver 3,258
Terry Martin 2,366


Anna Smith, left, passed on her title as Chilton County Distinguished Young Woman to Georgia Simpson Saturday night, July 14. Simpson will be a senior at Chilton County High School this fall and will represented Chilton County in the state DYW competition in January of 2019.

As the new Distinguished Young Woman, she was presented a $1,500.00 scholarship and a membership to a local fitness facility. She also won the Interview Award and received a $300.00 scholarship.

Run-Off Election Is July 17

The Alabama Statewide Primary Run-Off Election will be Tuesday, July 17, 2018, for the following offices: Republican Primary Run-Off: Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Representative District No. 81, Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Place No. 1, Court Of Civil Appeals Judge Place No. 1, Court Of Criminal Appeals Judge Place No. 2, Commissioner Of Agriculture And Industries, Chilton County Judge Of Probate.

There will be registration and voting aids for handicapped and the elderly.


Addison Cordell accepted a check from Abigail Porter, Miss Peach, on Tuesday evening, June 26. The check in the amount of $1,000.00 was from the Clanton Lions Club and the 2017 Peach Queens. Her parents are Matthew and Samantha Cordell of Verbena. Her brother, Daxton, has been in Children’s Hospital since Memorial Day. It has been determined he was bitten by a tick and developed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which progressed to Kawasaki Disease.

The check was presented to help the family with expenses incurred with his hospitalization, where he remained as of Wednesday, June 27.


Donny Martin accepted a donation from Bobby Martin, Probate Judge and Lions Club member, on behalf of the Clanton Lions Club on Tuesday evening, June 26. The donation benefits the Donny Martin Scholarship Fund which goes to a deserving senior in high school each year. “It gives a young person a better chance at succeeding in life,” Bobby Martin said.

Martin also presented W. Durden Dean, Executive Director of Alabama Lions Sight, a donation check Tuesday night, June 26, at the Peach Pageant. Last year, Alabama Lions Sight through Callahan Eye Clinic was able to serve over 350 from Chilton and surrounding counties because of donations received from the Clanton chapter.


Jim Pitts was honored by the Clanton Lions Club on Tuesday evening, June 26. Pitts retired recently from the Auburn Extension Service where he had worked since graduating Auburn University. He began his career in Brewton. In 1983, he came to Chilton County and worked as the Research and Extension Service Director. He worked with peach growers for 41 years and enjoyed seeing the high quality of peaches produced in Chilton County.

“Mr. Pitts has been a huge asset to the Chilton County Peach Auction,” said Britt Culpepper, Clanton Lions Club member. “He has donated many baskets of peaches to be auctioned off over the years. The money raised at the Auction helps the charities our club supports.”
“This is a surprise,” Pitts said. “Thank y’all so much. The Lions Club means so much to the peach growers and our community. You can’t grow peaches just anywhere and not just anyone can grow peaches. It’s a constant job that can be very rewarding. I have to give a lot of credit to the growers.”

Pictured are, front left, Shelby Pitts, and Abigail Pitts. Back row, left to right: Britt Culpepper, Jim and Deb Pitts, Anna Pitts Wright.

America No Longer Appears As
A Plucked Thanksgiving Turkey!

We see where some of the most liberal and outspoken democrats in the nation believe and say that "America's democracy is in grave danger."

Thanks to those liberal democrats, America has been in the throes of "grave danger" from dangerous politicians for the past half century or more -- especially any terms powered by democrats.

For a lack of calling them something better, those liberal democrats have shown in so many ways that they want to GIVE-AWAY America to any and all, without any caring or consideration what it has COST The American people in trust, hope, and treasure.

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

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