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It Was A Wet And Stormy Weekend In Chilton!

A large pine tree fell on this house when a line of strong thunderstorms moved through Chilton County Sunday afternoon, January 22. The home is located on Second Avenue North, near West End Baptist Church, in Clanton

Rain totals, according to Chilton Weather Observer Justin Gentry, from 12:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22 were: Jemison, 1.58 inches; Thorsby (Boozer Farms), 1.19 inches; Thorsby (Chilton Research And Experiment Center), 1.36 inches; Clanton (Airport) 1.98 inches; and Fairview, 1.08 inches.


Sewage flows into Goose Pond Creek Friday morning.

Sewage was reported spilling into Goose Pond Creek, in Clanton, Friday morning, January 20. Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver, city employees and contractors were quickly on the scene and worked in to Friday night to find and stop the leak as fast as possible.

No word yet on the amount of sewage that spilled into the creek.



Walking path next to Goose Pond Creek.


New softball fields in Clanton.

Overnight Storms Bring
Much Needed Rain

Chilton County received some much needed rain Saturday morning, January 21. Roads in several parts of the county were covered in water making travel hazardous.

It is reported that U. S. Highway 82 had several areas underwater. The creek at Goose Pond Park was out of its banks and part of the walking track under the Highway 31 bridge was completely underwater.

The new softball fields at the Clanton city park were submerged by the steady downpour of rain.

Justin Gentry, Chilton Weather Observer, reports that Durban Farms in the Fairview community, east of Clanton, recorded wind gusts of 48 miles per hour at 7:29 Saturday morning and 3.16 inches of rain as of 9:21 a.m.

Other rain recorded around the county as of 9:23 Saturday morning included 1.8 inches at Jemison; 2.25 inches at Thorsby (Boozer Farms); and 1.89 inches at the Clanton airport. The Thorsby Area Experiment Station reports 2.25 inches of rain has fallen there.

Fairytale Show Is February 3

The annual Jemison Fairytale Show will be held Friday, February 3, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Jemison City Hall. Admission will be $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children school-age and under. The event brings storybook characters to life. Children and adults are encouraged to wear the costume of their favorite book character and come join the fun.

There will be entertainment provided.

JHS Library Receives Grant

Jemison High School has received a $5,000.00 grant for their 21st Century Library Transformation project. “This funding will give me the money to purchase new tables and chairs for the library to make it fit a more 21st century appeal,” said Mrs. Lori Farris, JHS library media specialist.

Mrs. Farris started her project at the beginning of the school year when she received a $3,000.00 grant by purchasing ebooks for students and teachers at JHS. She plans to continue to write grants and seek funding in order to transform the library into a 21st century media center.
“Our school will greatly benefit from this grant,” said Farris.

Sign Up For Spring
Baseball This Month

Spring baseball sign-ups will begin on Saturday, January 21, at the Clanton City Park in the press box from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Other dates include: January 28, February 4, and February 11. These will be the only Saturday sign-up dates.

The fee for registering is $125.00. Children must be 4 years of age by April 30 and not older than 12. T-ball will be for 4 years; coach pitch for 5-6 and 7-8 years; player pitch for 9-10 and 11-12 years.

The age your child will be as of April 30, 2017 will be the age group team they will be on. Evaluations will be the week of February 20-24. Opening day will be March 18, 2017.

Sign Up Now For Softball

Spring season sign-up for the Clanton Girls Softball League has begun for ages 4 through 12. The fee is $100.00 per girl if registered by February 4. Late registration fee, after February 4, is $125.00 per girl. The last day to register is February 10.

Registration forms are available at Cornerstone Fitness in Clanton. First place in each age group will be awarded championship rings.


The siren call made during the past several years by "progressives" in America, reminded you over and over again that the most important element of American society -- for the future -- was for you to accept what is now known as unacceptable.

This call for "diversity" and the acceptance of all things un-American, was headed up by Barack Obama and those misfits who propped
him up with the democrat party. He, along with Hillary and her shrill crowd of wannabes, insisted that we give up our history, and those American things that we call "traditional" in favor of their version of what our future should look like.

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Clanton, Alabama 35046
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