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Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby, Maplesville, Isabella, Verbena and Cooper in Chilton County, Alabama.
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RECENT NEWS FROM AROUND CHILTON COUNTY!
Clanton Mayor Jeff Mims displays the new City Seal which will be placed on all city vehicles.
Tree Lighting Is Thursday, December 3
The annual Clanton Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be at Corner Park located at Second Avenue North and Sixth Street in Downtown. Special entertainment of Christmas music will be presented by Holy Destiny, Southern Pride. Adreane Barrington and The Great Commission Christain Center Praise Team. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for the children and placed behind a protective shield. Instant pictures will be made of the children with Mr. and Mrs. Santa for them to carry home.
Children from all over Chilton County, ages eight and under, are invited to bring a handmade ornament to hang on the trees in Corner Park. They should be 4” by 5” or smaller and weather resistant. They should put their first name and last initial on the back along with their age, school and grade. Contact Teresa Connell at 205-258-9536 for more information.
Kissel Entertainment is excited to be part of the event and will have free rides. Hot chocolate, along with other refreshments, will be free to the public.
You can help furry friends at Christmas by bringing donations of dog/cat food, toys, treats, kitty litter, and cleaning supplies to the Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be a drop-off location at the event.
It promises to be a night of fun and entertainment. Everything is free and the public is invited to attend. Wearing a mask is encouraged.
Orange Retires As Clanton City Clerk
A retirement reception was held Monday, November 23, for Debbie Orange, City Clerk for Clanton. Orange has been the City Clerk since February 26, 1986 and plans to spend her free time “doing whatever I want,” she said. “I plan on spending more time with my mom, sisters and granddaughters.”
“For 34 years and 5 months I worked with a wonderful Mayor that loved Clanton,” Orange said referring to the late Billy Joe Driver. “He loved the people, respected them, took care of them and honored them.”
Council member Sammy Wilson told Orange, “I appreciate everything you did for me, you never let me down.” Mayor Jeff Mims and Mary Mell Smith, council member, thanked Orange for her time serving as City Clerk. Orange was presented a plaque at Monday's council meeting.
Town Of Thorsby Christmas Parade Saturday, December 5
The Thorsby Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 5, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The route will be the same one used for the Swedish Parade in October.
The parade will begin at the Thorsby High School Football Field and go in front of the old Mizzell’s Grocery Store. It will end at the baseball fields.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, go by Thorsby Town Hall to fill out an application.
Clanton Christmas Tree Donations
New changes are being made for this year's City of Clanton Christmas Tree Lighting at Corner Park. All Chilton County school students in third grade and under are being asked to help decorate the trees by making ornaments (no larger than 4" by 5" so that there is space for everyone's ornament). Please make your ornament weather resistant.
"In order to have enough trees for this project, we are asking residents to donate their unwanted, gently used artificial non-lit trees to the City." You can contact Teresa Connell at 205-258-9536 about tree donations. Students will bring their ornaments to the tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 3, to decorate the trees and meet Santa.
Clanton Parade December 4
The Clanton Christmas Parade will be Friday, December 4, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The parade is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chilton County.
To register to be a part of the parade, go to https://rotaryclubof
chiltoncounty.wufoo.com or visit the 2020 Clanton Christmas Parade page on social media.
Jemison Parade December 5
The City of Jemison will host their annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. Entry forms are available at the Jemison Library located in Old Town Jemison on Main Street.
Entries must be received by Wednesday, December 2, 2020 to participate.
The parade is sponsored and organized by the Jemison Lions Club.
Food Drive Underway
The Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center is sponsoring its 35th Annual Food Drive through December 14. Donations will help families who have experienced an emergency and need help putting a meal on their tables.
You may help Chilton County families by donating non-perishable food items, make a monetary donation or organize a food drive at your work, school or church. The center is located at 502 Enterprise Road in Clanton and food may be dropped off anytime between 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monetary donations should be mailed to CCEAC, P.O. Box 1305, Clanton, AL 35046.
If you have questions, contact Donny Finlayson, Food Drive Chairman at 205-755-7062. Thank you for your help in feeding the community.
Chilton County Peach
Festival Began In 1947
Read some of the history here:
Clanton Fire Calls
October 7, 2020
100 Block Thompson Avenue-General Illness
200 Block Airport Road-Public Assist
200 Block 2nd Avenue North-Chest Pain
800 Block Bradberry Lane-Allergic Reaction
900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Seizure
October 8, 2020
200 Block Pinedale Road-Public Assist
200 Block Willis Circle-Unresponsive
1400 Block County Road 7-Grass Fire
800 Block Lomax Drive-Difficulty Breathing
400 Block 2nd Street South-Blood Pressure Check
7th Street South and Maple Springs Road-Motor Vehicle Accident
900 Block Frances Circle-Diabetic Emergency
October 9, 2020
1300 Block 4th Avenue South-Police Matter
300 Block City Street-Police Matter
1100 Block Lay Dam Road-Seizure
200 Block Inverness Drive-Blood Pressure Check
2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain
October 10, 2020
100 Block Hinkle Road-Abdominal Pain
3800 Block Old Henry Road-Chest Pain
200 Block Pinedale Road-General Illness
400 Block Cobblestone Drive-Stroke
1000 Block Woodfin Lane-General Illness
100 Block Kemp Street-Fall
I65 209 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident
I65 208 Exit South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident
1500 Block Westlyn Avenue-Traumatic Injury
October 11, 2020
3rd Avenue South and 14th Street South-Bleeding Non Traumatic
500 Block 9th Street North-General Illness
700 Block Ellison Avenue-General Illness
2200 Block 7th Street South-General Illness
1600 Block 4th Avenue North-Difficulty Breathing
2100 Block 7th Street South-Traumatic Injury
I65 208 Mile Marker North Bound-Vehicle Fire
Lake Mitchell Road and Studdard Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident
100 Block Hay Lane-Seizure
1200 Block 1st Avenue-Gun Shot Wound
October 12, 2020
300 Block Medical Center Drive-Fall
2000 Block 4th Avenue North-Smoke Investigation
3800 Block Old Henry Road-Motor Vehicle Accident
1100 Block Duren Road-Public Assist
1300 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident
2300 Block 7th Street South-Syncope
700 Block Littlejohn Road-Motor Vehicle Accident
2800 Block 7th Street North-Chest Pain
2200 Block 7th Street South-Police Matter
Lake Mitchell Road and Studdard Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident
2200 Block 7th Street South-Syncope
300 Block 1st Street North-Traumatic Injury
October 13, 2020
1400 Block Woodfin Lane-Altered Mental Status
2100 Block 7th Street South-Syncope
2500 Block 7th Street South-Syncope
5200 Block County Road 41-Altered Mental Status
1100 Block Duren Road-Syncope
100 Block Randall Circle-General Illness
1400 Block 4th Avenue South-Public Assist