Verbena Homecoming October 30!

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Friday, October 23

Pelham 41 - - Chilton County 7

Shelby County 34 - - Jemison 6

Isabella 46 - -  Luverne 41 (OT)

Notasulga 35 - - Verbena 7

Maplesville 57 - - Autaugaville 14

Highland Home 42 - - Thorsby 14

    Maggie Noah, 2019 Homecoming Queen, crowned Brooke Johnson, 2020 Homecoming Queen at Isabella High School Friday night, October 16 as her dad, Glen Johnson watches.

    Peach Park, in Clanton, sponsored a Scarecrow Walk October 16 through 18. A variety of scarecrows were on display made by local businesses and organizations. Pictured is the entry from Jemison Middle School. A total of $500.00 was raised in entry fees and will be donated to Team WeGo, which helps hurricane victims in the south. Winners will be announced Sunday afternoon.  See more pictures, below, on this page.


    Chilton County High School held its Homecoming festivities on Friday night, October 16. Saniya Underwood was crowned Homecoming Queen and Joe Milks was named Homecoming King. Others in the Homecoming Court included: Marlie Giles, Junior Representative; Anna Kathryn Bake, Sophomore Representative; and Chloe Street, Freshman Representative.

    Winners in other Homecoming week activities included: Seniors, first place door decoration, class float and second place class T-shirt; Juniors, first place class T-shirt and second place class float; Sophomores, second place in door decoration and class banner; and the freshmen won first place in the class banner competition.

    A three-car accident happened around 6:45 p.m. Friday, October 16. The traffic accident happened on Highway 31 South near Jack's Restaurant. No information was available on injuries.

Homecoming October 30
At Verbena High School

    Due to weather concerns Homecoming was rescheduled from October 9 to October 30.

    Homecoming festivities at Verbena High School will be Friday night, October 30, beginning at 6:15 with the recognition of alumni classes ending in 1’s: ’61, ’71, ’81, ’91, ’01 and ’11. Refreshments for the alumni will be provided by the FCCLA classes and will be available in the cafeteria until halftime of the game.

    Following the alumni recognition the school will honor all grade level representatives on the football field and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen from the senior class will be held.

2020 Verbena Homecoming


Senior Class: Macey Kelley, Isabella McDaniel, Cheyenne Rager.

Junior Class: Livie Galloway.

Sophomore Class: Emily Woods.

Freshman Class: Abigail Whittle.

Eighth Grade Class: Destiny Fountain.

Seventh Grade Class: Sarah Dennis.

Sixth Grade Class:  Emma Bice.

Fifth Grade Class:  Kayten Sullivan.

Fourth Grade Class:  Sophie Bice.

Third Grade Class:  Bella Willis.

Second Grade Class: Ava Whittle.

First Grade Class: Lainey Williams.

Kindergarten Class: Azalea Penton.

Pre-Kindergarten Class: Zoey McCullough.

Radio Station

Sponsors Halloween


     WKLF Radio Studios, located on Highway 22 West in Clanton, will host a drive-through "Trunk-Or-Treat” event on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, from 5:00 or 8:00 p.m. Several businesses, civic groups and churches will be giving out candy in a safe fashion.

    Trick-Or-Treat participants may drive through and stay in their cars. Space is available for more business and groups who would like to participate. Call 205-755-0980 to arrange for setting-up and let them know you will bring candy to give it out to the public.

Chilton County Peach

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Clanton Fire Calls

September 23, 2020

200 Block Willis Circle-Chest Pain

300 Block Debra Avenue-Abdominal Pain

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Public Assist

700 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Public Assist

100 Block Arthur Drive-Fall

2200 Block 7th Street South-Hazardous Material Leak

2200 Block Pinedale Road-General Illness

September 24, 2020

1600 Block Lee Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

2100 Block 7th Street South-Allergic Reaction

1000 Block Scott Drive-General Illness

300 Block Arby Drive-Abdominal Pain

Laverne Avenue and Moatts Drive-Fall

400 Block Inverness Drive-Fall

200 Block Nell Street-Fall

I65 209 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 209.5 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

2500 Block 7th Street South-Abdominal Pain

1500 Block Trilliam Lane-Seizure

September 25, 2020

100 Block Lilly Street-General Illness

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Public Assist

1600 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

2100 Block Pine Street-Fall

1000 Block Airport Road-Police Matter

September 26, 2020

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Public Assist

20 Block Park Drive South-Public Assist

2100 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block 14th Street South-Cardiac Arrest

600 Block Maple Street-Unresponsive

2000 Block 7th Street South-Helicopter Landing Zone

September 27, 2020

2100 Block 4th Avenue North-Power Pole Fire

1000 Block Airport Road-Difficulty Breathing

200 Block Willis Circle-Fall

September 28, 2020

100 Block Friendship Road-Fire Alarm

100 Block Friendship Road-Fire Alarm

1000 Bock 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Thrash Road-Public Assist

September 29, 2020

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Altered Mental Status

1900 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block 7th Street South-Motor vehicle Accident

900 Block 8th Street North-Abdominal Pain

100 Block 6th Street South-Law Enforcement Stand By

400 Block 19th Street North-Fall

1200 Block 1st Avenue-Assist Police

September 30, 2020

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Assault

1000 Block Woodfin Lane-Fall

600 Block 2nd Avenue North-Altered Mental Status

700 Block 16th Avenue North-Altered Mental Status

3000 Block 7th Street North-Overdose

900 Block Cobblestone Circle-Chest Pain

October 1, 2020

I65 205 Mile Exit South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

500 Block 9th Street North-General Illness

1400 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

16th Avenue North and Mt. Pleasant Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

4400 Highway 31 South-Structure Fire

300 Block City Street-Diabetic Emergency

2500 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Medical Alarm

October 2, 2020

2000 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

100 Block Crestview Drive-Public Assist

1400 Block 7th Street South-Odor Investigation

600 Block Clanton Market Place-Chest Pain

2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Syncope

October 3, 2020

2200 Block 7th Street South-Difficulty Breathing

1400 Block 7th Street South-Assist Police

500 Block 13th Street North-Vehicle Fire

1400 Block Glenn Road-Difficulty Breathing

October 4, 2020

7th Street South and I65-Motor Vehicle Accident

1300 Block 2nd Avenue North-Altered Mental Status

October 5, 2020

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Unresponsive

1300 Block Moatts Drive-Unresponsive

100 Block Baker Avenue-Chest Pain

1600 Block Jackson Avenue-Altered Mental Status

October 6, 2020

1500 Block 4th Avenue North-General Illness

2000 Block 4th Avenue North-Fire Alarm

Lake Mitchell Road and Studdard-Odor Investigation


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