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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.




The Jaguars Fastpitch Softball team played in the United States Fastpitch Association World Series July 19 through July 25 in Panama City, Florida and won the Championship. The Jaguars outscored their opponents 62-21 during the World Series play. A total of 29 teams from seven states competed and the Jaguars finished their season with an overall record of 50-20-2.

Front row, left to right: Morgan Short, Ivie Littleton, Tori Taylor, Emma Kate Locke, and Marlie Giles. Back row, left to right: Kelsey Cox, Gracie Fjeldstad, Emma Deason, Cameron Lockhart, and Jayci Boozer.

Michael Deason is the head coach, with assistant coaches David Littleton and David Locke.

Farm, Home Wildlife
Expo Will Be August 8

July 30, 2015 - - 7:00 p.m.

Chilton Research and Extension Center will host the annual Farm, Home and Wildlife Expo on Saturday, August 8, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the center located at 120 County Road 756 in Clanton, just off County Road 29.

The event is held every year and will not be canceled if it rains. There will be demonstrations and samples of products such as fruits and items cooked will be available for taste-testing. Animals will be available for viewing and there will be lectures.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, you may call 205-646-3610.

Fifth Friday Thrift Store Sale

July 28, 2015 - - 6:10 p.m.

The United Way donates money to assist more than 20 agencies throughout the county each year. In order to donate money to these agencies, The United Way looks for ways to increase funds. One way this is done is through sales at the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center Thrift Store each fifth Friday of the year.

The Thrift Store, located at 508 Enterprise Road, has a large selection of items. You can purchase anything from clothes, computers, golf clubs, fishing tackle, books, household items and much more at low prices. Many families take advantage of the thrift store for back to school items.

This Friday, July 31, all proceeds at the Thrift Store will be donated to The United Way of Chilton County. Store hours are 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Relay For Life Queens are currently accepting donations of travel size items to give to cancer patients who stay at the Hope Lodge in Birmingham. These items may be given to any Queen or contact Brandi Logan Lawrence at 294-5406.

Front row, left to right: Dori Lawrence, Mattie Woodall, Lilianna Thompson, Kailee Williams, and Carly Meank. Back row, left, Emilee Smith, and Elizabeth Ray.

Agency Recognized

July 21, 2015 - - 6:50 p.m.

The Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Civitan House, located on Eighth Street North in Clanton, has been awarded the 2015 Council of Organizations Serving Deaf Alabamians Employer Award. The award was presented recently at the annual COSDA Awards Luncheon in Florence, Alabama. The award recognizes an organization or business that goes above and beyond in hiring deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals.

The Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center was instrumental in setting up the Civitan House, a group home designed specifically for consumers who are deaf with mental illness.


As any regular Ol' Tuck reader is probably already aware, we are frequently suggesting you watch out for conspiracies of various and sundry situations -- particularly when it comes to your government.

It's that old "Watchdog" thing that we remind you of on occasion. We believe in it!

Even when a potential conspiracy is an imaginary (or a suggestive) one, we think it still bears your approval or disapproval, whichever the case may be. Freedom is not free!

One case in point: The things that happened in Libya when American patriots were murdered -- and years later we are still rolling it around on our tongues -- but nothing concrete has been done about it to satisfy our Constitution and Bill of Rights. And nobody with any serious responsibility for the disaster has ever been challenged, let alone punished to the fullest extent of the law.

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Clanton, Alabama 35046
205 755-0110