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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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More Government Control On Drones! The Story

Clanton Fire Department Responds! The Story

Get Ready For Nightmare
While Driving In Clanton

March 29, 2015 - - 11:45 a.m.

By Becky Tucker, News Reporter
The State Highway Department project to improve the intersection at Fourth Avenue North and Highway 31 South in Clanton is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6. The intersection will be closed to traffic for approximately 140 days. "We want citizens to prepare for the worst," said Clanton Police Brian Stilwell at a meeting held Monday at the Police Department. "It's going to be a mess," he said.

The state project has been on the books for many years. Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver and Chief Stilwell have been working with state officials to finalize a detour route for all vehicles.

People traveling on Highway 31 from the south will see traffic barricades blocking the road at the Clanton Post Office closing off all traffic to Highway 31. To travel through Clanton, all north bound traffic will be routed onto Sixth Street at the Post Office, turn right onto Second Avenue South, turn left onto First Street and follow Highway 145 to Ollie Avenue to re-enter Highway 31.

People traveling on Highway 31 from the north will see traffic barricades blocking the road at Ollie Avenue. To travel south, cars and trucks must follow this same route list above in reverse.

Cars will be allowed to travel on Jackson Avenue, turn right onto Eighth Street, and left onto Highway 22 to go West. Cars coming from the west will follow the same route into Clanton. No trucks will be allowed to travel this route and they must detour onto Highway 191 coming from the West and go through Jemison to reach Highway 31.
All streets in downtown Clanton will be open to cars and all businesses will be accessible through city streets, but you will have to do some backtracking.

Businesses should contact the police at 755-1120 for more information. The cellular number is 205-217-2738 and their e-mail address is


The peach trees are blooming in Chilton County and there are acres and acres of pink blossoms and small green leaves to be seen. The warm weather and the bees are just what the trees need, right now, to produce another great crop.


One person was injured when this vehicle left the road and struck the tree in the background. The accident happend Friday morning, March 13 on Kincheon Road in Clanton.


This big truck left the ramp at the 205 Exit in Clanton recently and became stuck. There were no reported injuries in the accident and it was not exactly clear just what caused the driver to turn off of the exit ramp.

Happenings At The "Y"

February 4, 2015 - - 12:35 p.m.

April 18 - - Everyday Hero 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run benefitting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! 5k will be $30.00 and begins at 8:00 a.m. The Fun Run is at 9:00 a.m. and will be $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. We will have inflatables, face painting, Costume Contest and Child care available for 5k participants only. Dress as your favorite superhero and help raise money for the STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN!

DEMOCRATS: "We Need More Money!"
Common Sense: "Spend What You Have, Wisely!"

Hard not to recognize the joy and jubilation of Alabama Democrats (yeh, there are a couple of those still around) as they praise Governor Bentley for coming out in favor of "raising taxes."

Their maniacal glee is topped only by one or two of them wondering why the governor hasn't also come out in favor of gambling as a means of raising state funds and increasing monies to (whattayaknow) educators! Other people's money is a balm (challenge) to a Democrat.

Is it that the Democrats literally believe in soaking the taxpayers of the State so that they can continue their experienced ways of spending money (somebody else's); or is it just that they do not know any better? Scary, either way you perceive it.

Read more Ol' Tuck here! You may need a .pdf reader to view this file.

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Clanton, Alabama 35046
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