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Welcome To Chilton County News in Clanton, Alabama, "Chilton County'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.
ANOTHER DEPUTY ARRESTED
A Montgomery television station is reporting the arrest of another Chilton County deputy sheriff. Follow this link http://www.wsfa.com/story/26155680/3-w-chilton-co-vfd-officials-arrested-on-theft-extortion-charges to read the story.
NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER
A two-car accident Tuesday evening around 6:00 o'clock left one person injured. The accident happened in front of Chandler Drugs on Highway 31 south in Clanton. No other information is available at this time.
HUBBARDS ARRESTED AGAIN;
BOND SET AT $1 MILLION
The following information was received from the office of the District Attorney:
David Hubbard and Rebecca Hubbard were arrested Tuesday, July 28 on a total of 87 charges. The charges range from Class A Felonies to Class A Misdemeanors. All offenses involve the victimization of minors.
The 45 charges on David Hubbard and 44 charges on Rebecca
Hubbard include multiple counts of Facilitating the Travel of a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act, School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act with a Student Under 19, Rape Second Degree, Sodomy Second Degree, Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes, School Employee Having
Sexual Contact with a Student Under 19, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
The arrests occurred after a total of four victims were discovered as a result of a joint investigation between the Clanton Police Department, the Chilton County Sheriff's Department, and the District Attorney's Office.
The investigation initially began after the June 19 motor vehicle accident on Alabama Highway 145 near Jefferson State Community College Clanton Campus, which involved three vehicles and resulted in the fatality of an Alabaster man and two others being hospitalized.
Investigators, in trying to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor to the wreck, discovered information that led to David and Rebecca Hubbard's arrest for supplying alcohol to an underage female the day before the accident. As the investigation continued,
evidence of inappropriate and illegal contact between a student and both David and Rebecca Hubbard was disclosed.
At the time of that criminal activity, both Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard were associated with the Chilton County Board of Education. At the time of the incident, David Hubbard was employed by the Chilton County Sheriff's Department and the Chilton County Board of Education for the purpose of teaching a class at the LeCroy Career Technical Center geared toward students who were interested in becoming law enforcement officers or firefighters.
He had previously served as the Chilton County School Resource Officer. Hubbard resigned from the Chilton County Sheriff's Department on June 1 to pursue a full-time position teaching at the LeCroy Career Technical Center. Rebecca Hubbard was employed as a substitute teacher by the Chilton County Board of Education at the time of the incident.
As news of the initial charges broke, other students came forward and disclosed that they had also been subjected to inappropriate and illegal contact with both David and Rebecca Hubbard. All the charged offenses occurred over the last two years.
During that time both David and Rebecca Hubbard were associated with the Board of Education. No court date has been set yet, but these individuals will soon appear in court. Bond for David and Rebecca Hubbard has been set at approximately $1 million dollars.
Chief Deputy District Attorney C. J. Robinson praised the invest-igating agencies for their cooperation throughout the process.
"There are no winners here, but I am proud of the diligence and
resolve of the investigating officers. They have worked tirelessly to uncover the truth. The further we dug in this case the deeper and darker the facts became. I hope we have found all there is to find. If there are more victims out there, please know that you are not alone and coming forward is the right thing to do. The trust of this community has been betrayed," said Robinson.
"We have good people in Chilton County who have devoted their lives to being the best law enforcement officers and teachers they can be. Bringing those responsible for these acts to justice is the first step in rebuilding the trust of the public," said Robinson.
Anna And Her Mom
Are Off To College
By Becky Tucker
A gospel singing will be held Saturday night, July 26, beginning at six o'clock to benefit Anna Wilson and raise funds to help with college expenses. The singing will be held at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church located at 2930 County Road 49 in Clanton.
No admission will be charged, but a love offering will be taken. Guest singers will be Gary McKee, Jerry Russell, Fishers Of Men, and
|Anna, seated, her mother, Carla and
Geneva Madaris. Percy Scott and Lloyd Nutter are in charge of the singing.
Anna is the daughter of Joey and Carla Wilson. She and her mom will also sing at the gospel singing. Anna has sung most of her life and performed the last two years at the Blast From The Past event at Chilton County High School. She graduated as a Valedictorian this past May.
Ten years ago, when Anna was eight years old and in the second grade, she was accidentally shot in the head. The bullet lodged between the second and third vertebrae in her spinal column leaving her a quadriplegic. She lost movement and sensation in all four limbs.
Since that time, Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church has helped financially by hosting events to raise money for Anna's care. "They have helped through prayer, cards, and encouraged us all these years," her mother said.
Anna missed a great deal of school from the second grade until the ninth grade. However, she was able to return to school full-time in the ninth grade with her mom, Carla, at her side every day. "Her mom has taken care of her all these years, taking her to school and attending class with her," Percy Scott said. "She has made a lot of sacrifices."
Her mom continues taking care of her every day, being her nurse, caregiver, therapist, and carrying her wherever she needs to go. "If it weren't for her, I wouldn't be here today," Anna said. "My parents have always told me that just because I can't move doesn't mean I can't do something," Anna said. "They never let me feel sorry for myself. They told me I can do anything they can do, just in a different way. They always taught me to help others and always don't be self-centered."
The Wilsons are quick to say they have received help from many people in this journey. They have always tried to give back themselves through community service projects such as Habitat for Humanity, benefit singings, helping feed the homeless, and Red Cross benefit singings.
Anna has received scholarship money to attend Auburn University this fall. August 8 is the date when she and Carla will move to Auburn. Classes begin August 18 and Carla will be there to push Anna's wheelchair to her classes. Unlike high school, she won't be able to stay in the classroom, but she will deliver her and then pick her up after class.
The goal for Anna at Auburn University will be to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She will be working on a computer with technology which operates through speech and eye movements. At the current time, she uses a mouth stick to operate an iPad. She is working toward obtaining tracking software for eye movements to use on the iPad.
Carla and Anna are constantly searching for ways to make her more independent. Her goal is to someday live alone. "One day, I will be older and won't be able to lift her and do all these things for her," Carla said. "I want her to think about her future and what she will be able to do when I'm not here." Obtaining a college education will enable Anna to learn a profession and have an income to live independently.
An account is set-up at Peoples Southern Bank, in the name of Anna Wilson if you would like to make a donation to help with her education expenses at Auburn University.
SUMMER OFF TO DEADLY
START IN CLANTON
Three people have been killed in the city limits of Clanton in traffic accidents within the last month. The first fatality occurred on Highway 145 in front of Jefferson State College when Christopher Alan Webster, 45, of Alabaster was killed in a wreck involving two vehicles. The wreck is being investigated as a homicide as required by the Clanton Police Department's operating procedure to ensure that no criminal actions were overlooked. No determination into the cause of the crash has been made at this time.
The second fatality occurred on July 3 on Second Avenue South at Third Street in Clanton when Cheryl Eufran Smith Medley, 67, of Clanton, attempted to cross the road and was struck by a car. Preliminary findings indicate there was no criminal activity and it was an accident. Medley was struck by a passenger car driven by an 80-year-old Clanton man.
The third fatality occurred when a Verbena woman, Angie Marie Quinn, 39, was struck by a vehicle while walking on Holiday Inn Drive the night of July 10. The accident is being investigated as a hit-and-run and investigators are working the case. It is believed the accident happened between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m.
The family of Quinn is offering a reward of $10,000.00 for any information which leads to the arrest and conviction in the accident. Investigators believe Quinn was walking south on Holiday Inn Drive when she was apparently run over by a vehicle that left the scene of the accident. The last time Quinn was seen was around 9:00 p.m. on July 10 when she left walking from a home on Holiday Inn Drive towards Big M. Boulevard. A passerby discovered her body around 11:00 p.m. and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Clanton Police Department Traffic Homicide Investigators and Detectives are investigating the accident. Any information may be given to Captain David Clackley at 205-755-1194 ext. 311, or 205-755-1416 on the secret witness line, or by email to: email@example.com.
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER
The Chilton County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program was held Saturday night. The winners, left to right, are: Lexey Monceaux, First Alternate; Hope Short, Distinguished Young Woman; and Amanda Gray, Second Alternate.
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER
Little Miss Chilton County Addyson Williams, pictured center, won the watermelon eating contest for her age group at the State Farmers Market event on Saturday. Also competing in the contest was Little Miss Peach Cambree Crumpton, right. Cheering on the contestants were Grayson Gann, Young Miss Chilton County, Laken Hayes, Junior Miss Chilton County, and Kassidy Payne, Young Miss Peach.
WE MUST BE WILLING
TO "TAKE-ON" EVIL!
The "peacenik" in the White House is going to get America into a lot of trouble with his one-size-fits-all foreign policy, and his stubborn insistence that the United States does not need to be The Power in the world.
If the world ever needed a "Power" with a conscience and the ability to determine good from evil -- One of those times, is now!
We have dictators and terrorists running out of our ears, and Obama still acts as though he is a Nero who doesn't care whether the United States burns -- or not.
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Post Office Box 189
Clanton, Alabama 35046