ELECTION! Tuesday, November 5!

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

Welcome To Chilton County News in Clanton, Alabama, 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.

"Chilton County's Best-Read Weekly Community Newspaper"



Thursday night, October 24

Isabella at Fultondale

Friday night, October 25

CCHS at Demopolis

Verbena at Loachapoka

Central at Thorsby

Jemison at Shelby County

Francis Marion at Maplesville


Friday night, October 18

CCHS 38 - - Marbury 21

Lanett 40 - - Verbena 0

Demopolis 43 - - Jemison 0

Isabella 60 - - Ellwood Christian 6

United Way Donations

    On October 16, the Chilton County United Way presented the 2019 Yearly Grants to representatives of various agencies. Grants were given to the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Department of Human Resources for school supplies and foster children Christmas gifts, CareNet, P.E.E.C.H., Operations Santa Claus, 4-H, Chilton/Clanton Library, Turning Point, Child Nutrition Program, and His Steps For Women. 

    The Grants were presented at Jemison High School in the Culinary Department with the culinary students cooking and serving a nice lunch to the guests. The students and Raynette Ellison, Culinary Instructor, were given an acknowledgement for their participation in making this event extra special.

CCHS Homecoming Seniors

    Homecoming was celebrated at Chilton County High School on Friday night, October 18, with the crowning of the King, Queen and Class Representatives.

    Pictured, left to right, are the senior class candidates, Jada Neal, Sara Kate Emmerich and Alyssa Stilwell. Emmerich was crowned Homecoming Queen. Shi Keem Laister was named Homecoming King.

    Saniya Underwood was named Junior Homecoming Representative. Reign Aldridge was named Sophomore Homecoming Representative. Morgan Cullum was named Freshman Homecoming Representative.

    The CCHS Tigers defeated the Marbury Bulldogs 38-21 for the Homecoming Victory.

Isabella Homecoming Court

    Isabella High School held its Homecoming on Friday night, October 18. Maggie Noah, center, was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities. Katelyn Smitherman, left, was named Second Alternate. Makenzie Ratliff, right, was named First Alternate.

    Kaylee Cummings was named Junior Princess and her court included Lacey Batson and Yamilet Rosas. Arely Aguilera was named Sophomore Princess and her court included Reese Brasher and Brookann Miller. De’Asia Wilson was named Freshman Princess and her court included Mikenzie Williams and Chloe Johnson. Addyson Williams was named Eighth Grade Princess and her court included Amelia Fjeldstad and Bella Biancalana. Maylee Campbell was named Seventh Grade Princess and her court included Mallory Leonard and Emma-Claire McGrady.


Painting With The Queens

    Doughnuts and Painting with the Queens was held at West End Baptist Church on Saturday, October 19. The event was hosted by various queens from Chilton County and surrounding areas.

    Money was raised that will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for some needy families in the county.

    Refreshments of doughnuts and drinks were served. Each participant painted an 8x10 doughnut to carry home with them. Julie Neussl Harrison was the art instructor. A photo booth was available for pictures.

Lake Mitchell Cleanup October 26

    A Lake Mitchell Cleanup will be held Saturday, October 26. Meet at Higgins Ferry Launch by 8:00 a.m. and return by Noon. Hot dogs and lunch will be served.

Poetry Workshop November 2

    The Central Alabama Performing Arts Guild will host a Poetry Slam Workshop on Saturday, November 2, from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library meeting room. This event is open to the public at no charge. Mike Schiermann, professional voice talent and CAPA Guild member will concentrate on aspects of effective presentation and performance readiness. This event is open to all ages. To learn more, call Mary at 205-907-0008 or email capaguild@gmail.com.

Food Drive For Chilton County

    The 34th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center began on October 15 and continues through November 30. Donations received will help families who have experienced an emergency and need help putting a meal on their table.

    Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Chilton Countians can help by donating non-perishable food items, make a monetary donation, or organize a food drive at your workplace, school or church. Donations may be dropped off at the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center, 502 Enterprise Road, Clanton.


    Monetary donations can be sent to CCEAC, P.O. Box 1305, Clanton, AL 35046. Contact Donny Finlayson at 205-755-7062 with questions or to arrange a pick-up at your location.

Maplesville Beauty Pageant

    The 2019 Maplesville Old Fashion Christmas Beauty Pageant will be held on Thursday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Maplesville High School Auditorium. Winners must attend the Maplesville Old Fashion Christmas Festival on December 1.

    Entry fee is $35.00 for the pageant and $10.00 for photogenic. Deadline to enter is Monday, October 28. Age groups will be babies through 18 years-of-age. There will be a Queen and three alternates in each division and they will be awarded a crown, sash and flowers.

    For entry forms and additional information, contact Kim Langston at 334-419-3136 or Sharon Roper at 334-410-0782.

Christmas Bazaar November 2

    Lime Springs United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 2, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Breakfast of sausage and biscuit, juice and coffee, along with lunch of soup and all the fixings, will be available.

    Sale items will include homemade crafts, woodcraft items, Christmas decorations, cakes and candies. You are invited to attend for a day of fun, food and fellowship.

    Directions to the church are: take Highway 145 and turn right onto County Road 55 toward Lay Lake. Go approximately three miles and turn left onto County Road 61. Go one mile and the church is located on County Road 184.

Scholarship To Be Awarded

    The Chilton County Retired Educators Association will be awarding a scholarship to a college senior who will be graduating by June 2020 in the field of education. The recipient must be a graduate of a high school in Chilton County.

    Please submit your resume along with a short essay stating your reasons for choosing the field of education. Please mail your resume and essay by October 31, 2019, to Lucinda Champion-Little, 115 Summit Street, Thorsby AL 35171.


Junior Class

     Junior Princess and Court

Left to right: Lacey Batson, Kaylee Cummings, Princess; and Yamilet Rosas.


Sophomore Class

    Sophomore Princess and Court 

Left to right: Reese Brasher, Arely Aguilera, Princess; and Brookann Miller.


Freshman Class

     Freshman Princess and Court

Left to right: Mikenzie Williams, De'Asia Wilson, Princess; and Chloe Johnson.


Eighth Grade

   8th Grade Princess and Court

Left to right: Amelia Fjeldstad, Addyson Williams, Princess; and Bella Biancalana.


Seventh Grade

    7th Grade Princess and Court

Left to right: Mallory Leonard, Maylee Campbell, Princess; and Emma-Claire McGrady.



  Chilton County High School hosted an Alumni Band performance on Friday, September 27. Former band members marched into the stadium and performed during the pregame show.  Former Band Director, Jim Swindle, was in attendance and the Band Practice Tower was named in his honor. 



Special Election Is November 5

By Becky Tucker, News Reporter

   There will be a Special General Election in Chilton County on Tuesday, November 5. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Two candidates, Van Smith, Republican, and Kenneth R. Allison, Sr., Democrat, are running for a seat in District 42, House of Representatives.

    There is a change if you plan on voting an absentee ballot. Voters must submit a copy of their photo ID with the application. Absentee ballots are available at the Chilton County Circuit Clerk’s/Absentee Election Manager’s Office located in Room 304 in the courthouse. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and 1:00 until 4:30 p.m. Call 205-755-4275 for more information.

    Any qualified elector may vote by mail or in person at the Absentee Election Manager’s office if he or she makes application in writing not less than five days prior to the election and meets certain requirements listed: The person expects to be out-of-county or state on Election Day; The person has any physical illness or infirmity which prevents his or her attendance at the polls; The person expects to work a shift which has at least ten hours which coincide with the polling hours at his/her regular polling place; The person is enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside the county of his or her personal residence which prevents his/her attendance at the polls; and The person is a member of, or spouse or dependent, of a members of the Armed Forces.

    The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is the close of business on Thursday, October 31.

    Applications are also available on the Secretary of State’s web page www.sos.alabama.gov.

Clanton Fire Calls

September 25, 2019

100 Block Arthur Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Seizure

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

1400 Block 7th Street South-Traumatic Injury

2800 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

September 26, 2019

100 Block Arthur Drive-Public Assist

3000 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Seizure

3000 Block 7th Street North-Syncope

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

1100 Block Duren Road-Bleeding Non Traumatic

100 Block Taylor Street-Altered Mental Status

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Unresponsive

500 Block Brookwood Drive-Bleeding Non Traumatic

September 27, 2019

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

Yellowleaf Road and Friendship Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Abdominal Pain

2100 Block 7th Street North-Burn Injury

700 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

3000 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

3700 Block 7th Street North-Unresponsive

1200 Block 7th Street South-Seizure

4th Avenue North and 14th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Ruth Street-Chest Pain

September 28, 2019

300 Block City Street-Altered Mental Status

Ollie Avenue at soccer field-Heat Incident

1100 Block Samaria Road-Assault

September 29, 2019

1500 Block 15th Place-Abdominal Pain

1500 Block Taylor Avenue-Altered Mental Status

1700 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

700 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

1600 Block Mt. Pleasant Road-General Illness

September 30, 2019

700 Block Cobblestone Circle-Allergic Reaction

400 Block 14th Street South-General Illness

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Seizure

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Extremity Injury 

700 Block 2nd Avenue North-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 212 Exit-Grass Fire

300 Block Park Plaza-Abdominal Pain

2800 Block 7th Street North-Fall

4th Avenue North and 8th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

1300 Block 4th Avenue North-Assist Police

October 1, 2019

3000 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

2100 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

October 2, 2019

200 Block Pinedale Road-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block 11th Street South-General Illness

1100 Block Pinedale Road-Public Assist

Town Mart Shopping Center-Public Assist

1300 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

1600 Block Samaria Road-Seizure

2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

October 3, 2019

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Assault

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

2500 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

200 Block County Road 792-Structure Fire

Highway 145 and County Road 51-Motor Vehicle Accident

1600 Block Trilliam Lane-Kitchen Fire

October 4, 2019

2300 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

200 Block County Road 792-Structure Fire

I65 204 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block County Road 448-Grass Fire

I65 208 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

Thrash Road and Temple Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-General Illness

2000 Block Yellowleaf Road-Assault

100 Block Dogwood Court-Smoke Investigation

300 Block City Street Seizure

October 5, 2019

3300 Block Lay Dam Road-Assist Police

1600 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

October 6, 2019

100 Block Elwyn Avenue-General Illness

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Chest Pain

300 Block Ollie Avenue-Unresponsive

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Syncope

80 Block Spring Lake Boulevard-Fire Alarm

October 7, 2019

1100 Block Temple Road-Difficulty Breathing

Enterprise Road and Lacy Street-Seizure

1900 Block 7th Street North-Unresponsive

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

1300 Block 4th Avenue South-Chest Pain

1900 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

1600 Block Samaria Road-Seizure

October 8, 2019

2300 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

1400 Block 7th Street South-Stroke

4000 Block 4th Avenue North-Unresponsive

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

400 Block 2nd Avenue North-Fall

I65 and 7th Street South-Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

2000 Block 7th Street South-Helicopter Landing Zone

1800 Block 9th Street North-Public Assist

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Fall

200 Block Willis Circle-Diabetic Emergency


Call or email us TODAY!

"Chilton County Peaches Are Tops!"

ChiltonCountyNews.com - Home