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The Jemison Public Library held its annual Fairy Tales Show on Friday evening, February 15. Book themes were used at different booths where children of all ages played games and received prizes. Mother Goose read stories to the children. It was a fun evening and money was raised to help with renovations to the future home of the library on Main Street.


Work has begun at the site of another Dollar General Store in Chilton County. The newest store will be located on Lake Mitchell Road just east of I-65 at the 208 exit.


A two-car accident Thursday morning, February 14 sent one person to an area hospital. The accident happened around 7:25 at the intersection of Highway 31 South and Cloverleaf Drive in Clanton.

Miss Blackberry Pageant

Registration for the 2019 Miss Blackberry Pageant will be held Sunday, February 24, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Jemison Municipal Complex. Applications will be available at registration. There are five Queen categories: 3 and 4 years; 5 through 7 years; 8 through 11 years; 12 through 15 years; and 16 through 18 years. There will also be a photogenic category.

The pageant will be held at Jemison High School on Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m.

Republicans Call For More Taxes

By Ben Tucker, News Editor
Republican politicians in Chilton County and Montgomery are putting themselves in a very unpopular position with citizens.

The populace “doth detest taxes” and Republicans are talking new taxes. Politicians may have misjudged the mood of the people.
The Republican Governor of Alabama is expected to push for a gasoline tax increase to fund road and bridge construction.

Gas prices have just lowered in recent weeks and drivers are not going to be happy about paying more at the pump.

Bills to raise the gas tax stalled in the Legislature in 2016 and 2017 despite having the support of legislative leaders. Governor Kay Ivey has said she is working with House and Senate leaders on a bill this year.

Republican Commissioners in Chilton County are expected to push for a one-cent sales tax to help build ALFA a building off of Highway 145 in Clanton and it is said some of the tax money would go for road repair.

The Chilton County Board of Education members (six of the seven members are Republicans) are expected to ask for a renewal of a property tax for education.

There is still some discussion about the tax and when a special election would be held. The legislative session begins March 5.


Mary Mell Smith, left, a member of the Clanton City Council, and Billy Joe Driver, Clanton Mayor, are shown in front of Clanton's new "Welcome Sign" on Highway 31 south near Interstate 65.


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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