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CCHS Celebrates 100

Chilton County High School began celebrating its 100th Anniversary last fall and the year-long celebration will continue into this year’s football season. A night of celebration is in the process of being planned and your help is needed. Blake Hudson, CCHS graduate, is working to compile a video so the public may have a glimpse of CCHS during the past 100 years. “CCHS is 100 years old and counting,” he said. “We are looking back while still moving forward.”

Hudson has been researching old yearbooks and is in possession of 1916-1918 yearbooks which provide useful information into past classes and activities. During his research, he has discovered there is a gap in yearbooks from 1918 to 1947. It is believed there was a yearbook published in 1929 and if anyone has one in their possession, Hudson would like to view the book.

Hudson’s video will tell the story of CCHS from 1916 to the present day. He wants the public’s help in filling in gaps and would love to obtain old video footage of school activities to include in his video. “I would love to have video and photographs of students relevant to events which happened and impacted student lives such as World War II, the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s, the events of 911,” he said.

“I would love to talk to graduates who are willing to give a testimonial, whether it be about their grandparents or themselves and how national events impacted their life at CCHS.”

Hudson may be reached at 205-294-2932 or email: The video deadline will be early August and your help will be greatly appreciated.

En Fuego To Host
Dinner And Auction

En Fuego will host a free dinner and auction that is open to the public July 21 at Clanton First United Methodist Church. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Barbecue and trimmings will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m.

There will be auction items fit for every budget.

Elevate will play live music. Taylor Morton, author and former University of Alabama football player, will speak.

The event will benefit En Fuego Music Festival. The 20th annual En Fuego will be on August 27 in Verbena. This event is free and is open to anyone who wants to worship and enjoy a variety of Christian music.

One Dies In Accident
On I-65 Near Verbena

A single-vehicle accident at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 14, claimed the life of a The Villages, Florida man. Richard William Meyer, 84, was killed when the 2008 Honda motorcycle he was operating left the roadway and struck a tree.

Meyer was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 near the 198 mile marker, seven miles south of Clanton. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

One Dies In Accident
On I-65 Near Verbena

A single-vehicle accident at 5:45 a.m. July 8, claimed the life of a Mobile man. Jamar Bradley, 25, was killed when the 2005 Ford Expedition in which he was a passenger left the roadway and went into the median before overturning.

Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital with injuries. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 at the 199 mile marker, one mile south of Verbena.

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Summer "Blast From
The Past" July 22 and 23

There will be a Summer Blast From The Past Reunion on Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, at Chilton County High School. Performances will be in the school auditorium featuring the newly-renovated seating. Reserved seat tickets are available for $7.00 each. Each performance will begin at 7:00 p.m.

A total of 23 songs will be performed from the 1950’s through 2009. Some of the songs to be performed include: Jailhouse Rock, Love Shack, Soul Man, Sweet Dreams, The Night Chicago Died, Midnight Train To Georgia, Tan Shoes And Pink Shoelaces and Respect.

Tickets may be purchased from any cast member, Rick or Sheri McKee by calling 389-0489, or at the school office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. You are encouraged to purchase tickets early as the best seats will sell first. If the shows are not sell-outs, tickets will be sold at the door the nights of the shows.

The youngest performer will be fifteen-years-old with the most experienced performer being forty-years-old.

Vacation Bible School
At Mount Nebo

Auburn University Wesley Foundation will provide a Vacation Bible School at Mt. Nebo Methodist Church on July 20, 21, and 22.
The time is from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.. A meal will be provided. All children age 4 through 6th grade are invited.


June 25, 2016 at 12:05 p.m.
Mark Knight and his family had the Number One basket of peaches at Saturday's Chilton County Peach Festival Auction. It was the ninth year in a row that M & M Farms has won the blue ribbon. The peaches sold at auction to Marion Bank and Trust for $4,600.00. Left to right are: Andrea, Alissa, Mark and Melissa Knight.


June 23, 2016 at 9:20 p.m.
Hannah Tierce was named 2016 Miss Peach and is pictured with her court, left to right: Abbey Porter, Scholarship winner; Celeste Montgomery, Third Alternate and Casual Wear winner; Kali Trice, First Alternate; Hannah Tierce, Queen; Anna Calhoun, Second Alternate; Whitley Smith, Fourth Alternate; and Tiffany Davis, Miss Congeniality.


June 21, 2016 at 8:45 p.m.
Grace Nolan, center, was named 2016 Junior Miss Peach. Her court includes: Sara Kate Emmerich, left, First Alternate, Miss Congeniality, and Casual Wear Winner; and Grace Ann Porter, Second Alternate.


June 20, 2016 at 9:03 p.m.
Cresley Haggard was named 2016 Young Miss Peach and Casual Wear Winner. Her court includes: Kalyn Smith, First Alternate; Sophie Porter, Second Alternate; Alli Kate Calhoun, Third Alternate; and Karlee Cummings, Fourth Alternate.


June 18, 2016 at 9:05 p.m.
Mary Henning Dale was named 2016 Little Miss Peach and Casual Wear Winner. Her court includes: Lexi-Kate Hayes, First Alternate; Leelah Penley, Second Alternate; Dori Lawrence, Third Alternate and Coloring Contest Winner; and Maggie Harrison, Fourth Alternate.


June 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The annual Peach Run was held Saturday, June 18, at Cornerstone Fitness in Clanton. The winners in each age division were presented with baskets of Chilton County peaches.

Pictured are the winners of each age division for the 5K run. Front left, Bob Newton, and Abby Ferlise. Back row, left to right: Wayne Morrow, Patti Preston, Troy Goss, Affie Martin, Javion Johnson, Kyle Fluker, Esther Kim, Charlotte Harley, Sharon Melton, Penny Gregg, Kelly McNair, overall 5K female winner, and Andrew Elam, overall 5K male winner.

10K winners included: Preston Masters, Janie Mothershed, West Marcus, Samantha Sims, Don Bridgers, Billy Rose, Olivia Blackmon, Douglas Mims, Garry Newton, Zach Ridgway, overall 10K male winner; and Stephanie Ridgway, overall 10K female winner.


June 18, 2016 at 1:27 p.m.
The 2016 Chilton County Peach Festival Cook-Off was held Saturday morning, June 18. In the Youth Division, the winners were, left to right: Alli Kate Calhoun, First Place; Rachel Glasscock, Second Place; and Abbi Calhoun, Third Place.

In the Senior Division, the winners were: Sarah Saunders, First Place; Patsy Ratliff, Second Place; and Madeline Swindle, Third Place.


June 17, 2016 at 7:20 p.m.
Thunderstorms with strong winds and lightning moved into Chilton County shortly after 4:00 Friday afternoon, June 17. There were reports of widespread power outages and numerous trees and limbs down on power lines. This tree on Crestview Drive, in Clanton, blocked the road and brought down power lines.


Megan Liveoak won First Place in the Adult Division of the Peach Festival Art Show. She also won Honorable Mention. Gloria Ronayne won Second Place and Tommy Crumpton won Third Place.
In the Junior Division, Aiden Turner won First Place and Honorable Mention. Luke Turner won Second Place and Charlotte Blencowe won Third Place.

The art is on display in the main lobby of Peoples Southern Bank in downtown Clanton through Wednesday, June 22. The public is invited to go by the bank and view all the entries in the Art Show.


You Need To Learn The Public Radical Liberals
In American Society: Television, Internet, Etc.!

If the most recent presidential election was totally on the upand-
up (and we have serious doubts about it), Donald Trump should
be a shoo-in for the next man up, for that job.

As we say, if the election was on the up-and-up, then the American people deliberately ELECTED a milque-toast excusemaker who has done anything but prove his feelings for, and his loyalty to, the traditional United States of America.

If that is the truth, then the American People are noted
for doing whatever it is that they want to do: Elect whom they
please! But then we get to the question of "who is 'they'?" From a
Constitutional standpoint, we are all "one" in America. That is getting
to be more and more of a problem because there are too many
outside the U.S.A. who would crowd us out and do away with us
if they could. When our "traditional society" is put to question, we
need to defend those who have gone before us -- with everything
that we have, because they earned and deserve our loyalty.

The best way to "reverse the field" this time around is to lay it
on Donald Trump, because he is exactly the opposite of what we now
have in the White House -- on the way out. Trump wants to try.

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

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