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Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon, September 19, in a traffic accident on Interstate 65. The accident happened at the 202 mile-marker, between Clanton and Verbena, just before 2:00 o’clock. The accident involved a large truck and a pickup truck.

Book Sale At Library

The Chilton/Clanton Public Library will launch their Fall Book Sale on Monday, September 25, when library doors open at 10:00 a.m. Books will be available for purchase for .25 cents each. Selections will include fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, hardbacks and paperbacks. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information, call the library circulation desk at (205)755-1768.


Jemison's Eric Evans is stopped short of the goal line Friday evening in action against Sumter Central. The Jaguars defeated the Jemison 26 to 23 to spoil the Panther Homecoming celebration. In other football action: Thorsby won 48 to 0 over Verbena, Maplesville beat Highland Home 70 to 19, Opelika defeated CCHS 41 to 14 and Isabella beat Autaugaville 46 to 6.


FFA Members Have Busy Summer

By Dorian Heard, Chapter Reporter
Members of the Maplesville High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America have been busy during the summer months. They attended the State FFA Convention and the Chapter Officers Leadership Workshop in Wetumpka. The students are preparing to travel to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.

Front row, left to right: Kyle Tillery, Ashton Hobbs, Aniston Bolding, President; and Carson Riley. Back row, left to right: Dorian Heard, T.R. Mims, Justin Milstead and J. E. Norris. 


Lions Donate Park Benches
The Clanton Lions Club donated four park benches to the City of Clanton on Saturday, September 9. The benches were placed along the walking trail at Clanton City Park.

Lions Club members, along with the Peach Queens, met with Mayor Billy Joe Driver and Sally Wall, Park Director, behind field three where the benches are located. Front row, left to right: Halle Sullivan, Maggi Beth Harrison, Cambree Crumpton, Mayor Driver and Wall. Back row, left to right: Rev. Tony Hughes, Mickey Hardwick, Judge Chris Speaks, Jason Griffin, and Britt Culpepper, all members of the Lions Club.
Mayor Driver said he appreciates the Lions Club giving back to the City. "It is an asset to the City Park and people will enjoy using them." Wall said she hopes picnic tables can be added in the future. "These benches will definitely be used by people when we have ball tournaments."

The City installed concrete pads where the benches were placed.


The Chilton County Peach Queens traveled to Montgomery on Tuesday to present Governor Kay Ivey some baskets of peaches. Front left, Cambree Crumpton, Young Miss Peach, and Maggi Beth Harrison, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Halle Sullivan, Junior Miss Peach; Governor Ivey, and Abigail Porter, Miss Peach.

Derek Gray conducts the auction of Jerry Harrison's First Place basket of Chilton County peaches. The auction was held June 24 in Clanton and the Carolina Belle peaches sold for $3,400.00.


The Chilton County Farmers Federation purchased the First Place basket of peaches at the Peach Auction on Saturday, June 24 for $3,400.00. The peaches were grown by Jerry Harrison and were the Carolina Bell variety.

Front left, Cambree Crumpton, Young Miss Peach, and Maggi Beth Harrison, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Wendell Kelley of the Farmers Federation, Abigail Porter, Miss Peach; Jerry Harrison, and Halle Sullivan, Junior Miss Peach.

Mountain View Orchards, Steve Wilson and Andy Millard, grew the Second Place basket of July Prince peaches. Third Place was grown by M&M Farms, Mark and Melissa Knight and were the Paul Friday Lucky 13 variety.

Jared Burnette Farms grew the Fourth Place basket and Henry and Suzanne Williams grew the Fifth Place basket. Both Burnette and Williams entered the Bounty variety.


Martha Bell Jones, left, and Ola Faye Pierce Gilliam were recognized at the 2017 Miss Peach Pageant Thursday evening, June 22. Mrs. Jones is the 1954 Peach Queen and Mrs. Gilliam is the 1959 Peach Queen.

The Queens were supposed to serve as Grand Marshalls at this year’s Peach Parade. The parade has been cancelled due to the predicted rain on Saturday. The Peach Auction will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Senior Connection building located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center near the City Park.

Those Who Believe They Are
GREAT -- Might Aught To Try
First For "Pretty Good!"

Do the radical liberals in America realize that they are considered as wannabe "elitists" by almost any category of citizens that you can name?

You know the problem with that question? They not only KNOW they are considered as wannabe elitists -- they are proud of it!

Where does pride originate? In the mind of the beholder. They want to be something special -- so they imagine they are something special. And they want to get that over to you and everyone else who considers them as matter. . . that matters.

Most so-called entertainers along with large numbers of the "mass media" are guilty of elitism to a degree that their main stomping grounds (Hollywood and "New Yalk City") -- to the average American citizen — have become meccas of methodical hypocrisy that intentionally and invariably separates them from the average real American!
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