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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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Signature Studio Of Dance captured First Place honors in the Float Competition Friday night, December 7, at the Clanton Christmas Parade.



The Chilton County Women’s Leadership Committee collected the most aluminum pop tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses with a whopping 255 pounds in 2018. Women’s Leadership Division Director Kim Earwood, left, presented a plaque to Chilton Women’s Leadership Committee Chair Janice Kelley during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting in Montgomery, December 3. Collectively, county Women’s Leadership committees turned in 2,324 pounds of pop tabs in 2018.

Christmas Musical

Mt. Nebo Methodist Church will present a Christmas musical, “Peace Has Come” on Sunday, December 16, at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program. Everyone is invited to attend. Mt. Nebo is located at 2200 County Road 30 in the Fairview Community.

"Open Door Friday"

Chilton County High School will host “Open Door Friday” on December 7 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. All parents, businesses and community leaders are invited to go to the school and visit various classrooms. The purpose of the event is to give visitors a look at how teachers are preparing students to be college and career ready.

Santa In Clanton

Santa will be at E.L. Klinner Furniture on Friday, December 7 from 4:00-5:30 p.m., prior to the Clanton Christmas Parade. Bring your camera for photos with Santa.

Register for a giveaway of a Bernie Bear and a little wagon of toys. Drawing will be at 5:30 p.m. The store is located on Seventh Street in Clanton.


Bobby Martin, center, was presented with the Melvin Jones Award Monday night, December 3, at the Clanton Lions Club Christmas Banquet. At left, Barry Elliott, Alabama Lions Sight Board member and at right, Glenn McGriff, Clanton Lions Club President.


Left to right: Rachel Woodham, (Assistant CSFO); Shelley Bates, (CIS Bookkeeper); Julie Harrison, (CES Art Teacher); Rickey Porter, (IHS Principal); Gina Abbott, (MHS Reading Specialist); and Adriane Dennis, (Assistant Superintendent).
Chilton County Board of Education employees were voted on by their co-workers to serve as a member of the Sick Bank Committee. This committee helps maintain rules and procedures for extended absences, approves special requests regarding medical needs, and plans policies for the future. Members can serve a two-year term.

Mrs. Woodham serves as an adviser to the group, Mrs. Dennis serves as a facilitator, and Mrs. Harrison serves as the Chairman. Brian Jackson, newly elected President of the Board of Education, will also be a part of the group.

Any Chilton County Board of Education employee may write letters with concerns or requests to the committee concerning their sick days.

  Porter, Bates, and Harrison are currently serving their second term.


A Retirement Reception honoring Richard Moore was held Sunday afternoon, December 2, at the former downtown location of Peoples Southern Bank. Pictured, left to right: Steve Mims, Senior Vice-President and Chilton County Senior Lender; Pat Baker, Senior Vice-President; Jimmy Stubbs, CEO of River Bank & Trust; Richard Moore and Sally Moore. Peoples Southern Bank has recently merged with River Bank & Trust.


The Easterling peach orchard, in Clanton, on Friday, November 30.

As of November 29, 2018
Jemison (Union Grove) 268 chill hours or 16.8 chill portions
Jemison (Petals From The Past) 253.8/17.1
Thorsby (CREC) 268/16.4
Thorsby (Boozer Farms) 282/16.8
Clanton (COOP) 235/---
Fairview (Durbin Farms) 248.5/16.4


The City of Clanton held their Christmas Tree Lighting event on Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Corner Park. Sally Pitts was the emcee and there was lots of live entertainment for those who attended.

Two Die In Accident

A three-vehicle accident at 2:35 p.m. November 27, has claimed two lives. Marjorie Beck Butler, 46, and Rhonda Renee Vickers, 62, both of Anniston, were killed when the 2000 Mitsubishi Montero driven by Butler side-swiped a 1978 Peterbilt tractor-trailer before colliding head-on with a 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.

There were no other injuries. The accident occurred on U.S. 31 near the 214 mile marker, approximately two miles south of Clanton and just south of Cooper. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Food Drive Underway

The 33rd Annual Food Drive to benefit the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center is ongoing. Donations help families who have experienced an emergency and need help putting a meal on the table.

Food may be dropped off at the Center located at 502 Enterprise Road in Clanton. Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Monetary donations may be mailed to: CCEAC, P.O. Box 1305, Clanton, AL 35046.

You may also organize a food drive at work, school or church to help. Contact Donny Finlayson for more information at 755-7062.


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Those In THE LIBERAL “MEDIA" Are Bewildered
By American Tradition And History!

There are too many in America today who talk incessantly (especially those in the so-called "liberal media on television") about how our country WAS back in the 1950s and 60s. They have NOT A CLUE what they are talking about -- because they didn't LIVE IT! And the "education" that most of them are well too fond of, has never appeared to include very much ACCURATE American History!

One of the things that our father taught us that has stuck, is: "When you write about something, make sure it is something that you KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT!" (Or, can FIND-OUT about). We are bewildered by those to whom we just referred, and it does not seem to us that they have a handle on very much AMERICAN -- especially NOT ACCURATE American History! Mind what you refer to as "REVISED." Especially when you are wrong!

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