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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.


Two Verbena Girls Missing


Kyndell Brooke East, left, and Janna Lynn Cowan.

The Chilton County Sheriff's Office is seeking information regarding two 14-year-old girls who went missing Saturday night, September 27. Janna Lynn Cowan and Kyndell Brooke East were last seen at Exit 205, I-65 in Clanton. Investigators have reason to believe the girls may be traveling to Moody, Alabama.

If you have information in this matter that would be helpful or if you have seen the girls, you are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 205-755-4698 or 205-755-2511 or the Alabama Fusion Center at 334-517-2660.


September 26, 2014

Isabella 35 - - Central-Coosa 17

Maplesville 36 -- Tanner 21

Thorsby 20 -- Winterboro 7

Billingsley 42 -- Prattville Christian 0

Marbury 20 -- CCHS 17


September 25, 2014

Verbena 56 - - Ellwood Academy 28


Jemison Middle School held Homecoming festivities beginning on Wednesday, September 17, with dress-up days and other activities, through Tuesday night, September 23. The Homecoming Princess and her court were announced prior to the Panthers playing the Centreville Middle School Choctaws. The Panthers lost 26-20.

Winners announced Tuesday night are, left to right: Ashley Adams, Fifth Grade Representative; Anna Kendrick, Sixth Grade Representative; Mckenzie Cleckley, Seventh Grade Representative; and Shilah Conn, Homecoming Princess.

Miss Chilton County
Pageant Dates Announced

Registration for the Miss Chilton County Pageant will be Sunday, October 12, from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. (Click Here To View Application) (Click Here To View Photogenic Form) (Click Here To View Ad Form) Registration will take place at the Alabama Power Company Conference Center in Clanton. No late entries will be accepted. Applicants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Sponsor fee is $75.00 and must be turned in with application. All contestants are urged to sell a one page ad and ad copy must be turned in no later than Friday, October 17.

The Miss Chilton County Pageant dates are November 1 for Little Miss, Young Miss and Junior Miss. The Miss Chilton County Pageant will be held on November 2. Applications are available at C & C
Trophy, 209 6th Street North in Clanton and on-line at

A photogenic contest will be held for ages birth to 24 years. You do not have to be a contestant to enter photogenic. Winners will be announced November 2 at the Miss Chilton Pageant. Entry fee is $10.00 and you must enter one 5x7 photograph. You must live in Chilton County and photos must be turned in to C & C Trophy by October 25 or you may turn in at the pageant registration on October 12.

This will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of Miss Chilton County and the past twenty-five queens of the Miss category are asked to contact Diane Calloway @ They will be
recognized at the pageant on Sunday, November 2. You may also contact Calloway with any questions regarding the pageant.


September 19, 2014

Thorsby 59 - - Holy Spirit Catholic 6

Isabella 42 - - Loachapoka 0

Maplesville 14 - - Linden 0

Billingsley 34 - - Verbena 14

Chelsea 42 - - CCHS 7

Calera 63- - Jemison 15


Shawn Poe, of Jemison High School, is the Allstate Player Of The Week. He had two touchdowns in the Panther win against Dallas County. Pictured are, left to right: Jason Calhoun, Allstate Agent; Shawn Poe and Chris Millard, Allstate Agent.

Bond Reduced For Teacher! Read The Story

Student Wins Awards in Canada! Read The Story

Fire Damages Home! Picture And Story

Americans Don't Run, And They
Don't Back Down! Obama Needs
To Step Up (Listen), And Learn!

What has gone wrong with the Congress of The United States that they appear as a bunch of strawmen (and women) dangling before a half-baked president who doesn't know left from right, up from Tuckdown, or right from wrong? Just doesn't get it!

Why do so many in the so-called "media" of the day, insist upon forcing the opinion upon us that "Oh, Americans don't want war!" They indicate to too many that America will not fight.

No, we are not warmongers -- but we haven't seen the day in our time that Americans were willing to back down from a just and serious fight for freedom and justice. Kind of like the thing about the colors on the American Flag: Americans don't run!

So, why are the mouthpieces and the talking-heads trying to make it look as though The American people are unsure of our position in the world? That is not so! That is not the case! Anyone trying to sell that garbage, is wrong!

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