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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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Volunteers gathered at Goose Pond Park, in Clanton, on Tuesday, May 12, to pick up garbage along the creek banks and surrounding areas near Clanton City Park. Alabama Clean Water Partnership for the Lower Coosa Sub-Basin sponsored the event. Left to right are: Russell Harry, Steve Miles, Beau Battaglia, Mike Jones, Matt Jenkins, Brian Smith, Glenn Littleton, Heidi Richards, Frank Chitwood, and Kristine Goddard.

The group will hold another clean-up day on Thursday, May 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m. along the creek on 7th Street South in Clanton beginning around the bridge area. The group would like to educate the public and encourage them to not toss litter out of car windows.


National Nursing Home Week is being observed at Hatley Health Care and Rehabilitation, in Clanton, this week. Residents enjoyed a balloon release and reception on Monday. Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin was on hand and read a proclamation declaring May 10-16 as National Nursing Home Week. This year's theme is "Bring On The Fiesta" and residents will have events to attend each day this week.


A traffic accident Sunday, May 10 at the 207 mile-maker caused northbound traffic to slow down. Clanton firemen responded to the scene, but no serious injuries were reported.


Construction is underway on a new softball complex at Clanton City Park. Officials hope to have two of the fields ready in the next few weeks.


Kindergarten Career Day was observed at Clanton Elementary School Friday. A variety of professionals talked to students about their careers. Andy Ellison, Cameron Bates, of the Clanton Fire Department, and David Hicks from the Police Department gave the students information on their jobs as firemen and policemen.

Road Project Runs Into
Problems And Delays

May 8, 2015 - - 10:20 a.m

The news didn’t get any better for downtown Clanton businesses last week. They are already hurting economically from the road construction that has closed Highway 31 at Highway 22 and it was announced that the project had run into problems that might delay the opening of Highway 31 until November of this year.

The highway project was at a standstill as of Monday. The project is on hold until decisions can be made about the new drain pipe being installed and connected to the existing pipe. The existing pipe is 12 inches and smaller than the new pipe which is 24 inches in diameter. The pipe is also higher in the ground than what was planned for the new storm drain.

According to Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver, the contractor is looking at options and trying to get construction underway again. Mayor Driver said he contacted officials Monday to see what was going on since no work was done on the project Friday and they did not work Monday. He said they were looking into a new plan of action and were in limbo right now.

“I don't know where we will go from here,” Driver said. He also said they had discovered an old manhole in the street that was filled with sand. The contractor will need to make plans for surface water when it rains heavy and channel water where it needs to go.

American Leadership Is
Weak-Kneed And Impotent!

If ever, America needed strength, determination, resolve, and power -- it is in today's upside-down world.

We have gone so far afield in the realm of world leadership and national solvency that too many of us -- as loyal and faithful citizens of this nation -- have floundered long enough in this vast sea of mediocrity and indifference to the dangers faced by all freedom-loving people.

The hostilities and political and religious pestilence proven to be the norm in many middle eastern countries today, are so foreign to the minds of free people as to be unbelievable.

The bad guys in the world are doing their best to scare Americans into subservience. Are we actually buying this garbage that our "leadership" is trying to sell us as inevitable?

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