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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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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: cpddetectives@clantonpd.org.


FORMER DEPUTY ARRESTED

A former Chilton County Sheriff's Deputy and his wife have been arrested. C. J. Robinson, Chief Deputy District Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, gave the following information: "David Hubbard and Rebecca Hubbard were arrested Wednesday, July 16 on the charges of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The arrests occurred 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 began after the June 19 motor vehicle accident, on Highway 145 near Jefferson State Community College in Clanton, which involved three vehicles and resulted in the death of an Alabaster man. Two other people were 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 an inappropriate and illegal relationship between a student and both David and Rebecca Hubbard was disclosed."

"At the time of the alleged relationship, 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 alleged relationship. These individuals will soon appear before Chilton County District Judge Rhonda Hardesty."

"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. Under the current laws of Alabama, these are the most severe charges we can bring. Now the prosecution of the case begins."


LITTLE WINS REVENUE
COMMISSIONER RACE

Chilton County's Tax Collector has won the GOP nomination for Revenue Commissioner. Tim Little defeated Rex Cleckler for the position 2,628 to 2,401 in Tuesday's Republican Primary Run-Off Election.


Detour
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

Traffic along County Road 28, also known as Lake Mitchell Road, in Clanton will experience a detour for the next two weeks while a culvert is being replaced. Beginning on Monday, July 14, traffic is being re-routed onto Dunlap Drive. Signs at Thrash Road and Dunlap Drive will direct traffic around the construction zone. Traffic will follow the signs and re-enter County Road 28 at the truck stop. Police advise motorists to use caution in the area. The estimated length of the culvert replacement project will be until July 25.


Young Woman
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.


Contest
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.


All Queens
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

The Miss Chilton County Queens and the Chilton County Peach Queens traveled to Montgomery on Saturday to represent Chilton County at the annual Farmers Market Day. The event is held at the State Farmers Market located next to Garrett Coliseum.

Pictured front left is Addyson Williams, Little Miss Chilton County, and Cambree Crumpton, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Katie Hilyer, Miss Chilton County; Grayson Gann, Young Miss Chilton County; Laken Hayes, Junior Miss Chilton County; Tayler Mazingo, Miss Peach; Whitley Smith, Junior Miss Peach; and Kassidy Payne, Young Miss Peach.

The Miss Chilton County Queens gave out blueberries and the Peach Queens gave out fresh, sliced peaches.


DYW
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

The 2015 Chilton County Distinguished Young Women Program will be held Saturday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m. at Chilton County High School. The participants and their mothers attended a Get-Acquainted Tea on Sunday afternoon.

This year's participants are, left to right: Katie Allen, Hope Short, Tayler Mazingo, 2014 Distinguished Young Woman; Amanda Gray, and Alyssa Riley. Not pictured is Lexey Monceaux.


Miss Ala
NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

The Chilton County Peach Queens and Miss Alabama are at Durbins Farm Market, in Clanton, today (Tuesday, July 1) to sign autographs. Pictured, left to right: Whitley Smith, Junior Miss Peach; Cambree Crumpton, Little Miss Peach; Tayler Mazingo, Miss Peach; Kassidy Payne, Young Miss Peach; and Caitlin Brunell, Miss Alabama.


SOUTHERN STATES MUST ACT
DECISIVELY TO SAVE CHILDREN!

Calling the border situation between Mexico and the United States "a horrific happening" seems to us to be the understatement of the Tuckcentury!

To allow what they have called "a thousand children a day" into the United States because they have either been brought by, or sent by, rogue cartels in Central and South America, must not be tolerated by the decent and responsible citizens of this country.

The Southern States (and we mean that literally) -- those bordering Mexico and the adjacent states that care one way or the other, are going to have to step up; create a confederacy -- if you will, and influence The Congress (in any feasible and civil way) to agree that the several states must join together to see to it that these children are cared for in a humane and defensible manner.

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

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Chilton County News
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Clanton, Alabama 35046
205 755-0110
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