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Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby, Maplesville, Isabella, Verbena and Cooper in Chilton County, Alabama.

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Annual Peach Parade

Saturday July 11 In

Downtown Clanton

    The Chilton County Peach Parade will be held Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 a.m.  If you are interested in entering the parade, the deadline is Thursday, June 25.

    All entries will be assigned a line-up number and contacted. 

    Line-up will begin at 8:00 a.m. All entries other than school marching bands are required to be on a float or some type of moving vehicle.

For questions, contact Kevin Mazingo, Parade Chairman, at 205-417-5097. Applications are available at the drive-thru window at  River Bank & Trust in Clanton or by visiting the Clanton Lions Club Facebook page.

Sheriff's Office Now

Has Dedicated Animal

Control Division

    The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office now has a dedicated animal control division within its department. The focus for the Sheriff’s Office in creating this division was animal-related crimes, such as animal cruelty or dog attacks on humans, along with public safety issues, such as livestock in the roadway. The Sheriff’s Office will not be able to offer the pick-up of stray dogs and cats, except in very rare cases.

    The Sheriff’s Office feels that the best use of manpower and financial resources is to keep its involvement with stray animals to a minimum. The CCSO will focus on animal-related crimes and incidents where animals are causing an immediate public safety risk. They are asking that the residents of Chilton County help with the stray animal population. If you are able, take the animals to a local rescue group, of which there are many, or the Chilton County Humane Society.

Peach Photogenic Contest

    The Clanton Lions Club will have a Peach Photogenic Contest. Photographs may be entered electronically or you may enter a printed picture.

    Photographs do not have to be professional and are not restricted to head and shoulder poses.

    They may be glamour or natural looking and you do not have to be a Chilton County resident to enter.

    To register, visit the website and fill out the form.

You  may also download a registration form on the website and deliver to Home Printing Company, 505 Second Avenue South, Clanton.

Deadline to enter is Monday, June 15.


    The Chilton County School District has issued graduation dates and times for all schools in the county. All graduation ceremonies will be held at the school’s football field and will include the entire graduating class. Each graduate will receive four tickes and all department of public health social distancing guidelines will be followed.

    Dates and times will be as follows: Jemison High School, June 6, 9:00 a.m.; Verbena High School, June 8, 7:00 p.m.; Maplesville High School, June 9, 7:00 p.m.; Thorsby High School, June 11, 7:00 p.m.; Isabella High School, June 12, 7:00 p.m. and Chilton County High School, June 13, 9:00 a.m. If weather causes a cancellation in the outdoor ceremony, the school will announce two hours prior and move graduation into the school’s auditorium.

    All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the school system’s YouTube channel. Dates, times, locations and format are subject to change.

    Easterling's Big Peach vegetable and fruit stand, at the 212 exit on I-65, is now open.

Clanton Fire Calls

May 14, 2020

200 Block 17th Street South-General Illness

1000 Block Old Samaria Road-Police Matter

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-General Illness

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Helicopter Landing Zone

200 Block Thompson Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Assist Ambulance Personnel 

100 Block Enterprise Road-General Illness

May 15, 2020

100 Block Marie Street-Public Assist

2800 Block 7th Street North-Difficulty Breathing

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block 1st Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

700 Block Temple Road-Traumatic Injury

Pinedale Road and Price Drive-Smoke Investigation

100 Block Colonial Circle-Difficulty Breathing

1400 Block Woodfin Lane-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Fall

May 16, 2020

I65 207 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

10 Block Vinson Place-Public Assist

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

900 Block 6th Avenue North-Difficulty Breathing

I65 208 Exit South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block Inverness Drive-General Illness

May 17, 2020

200 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block Inverness Drive-Public Assist

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Medical Alarm

900 Block 2nd Avenue South-Abdominal Pain

May 18, 2020

2800 Block 7th Street North-Abdominal Pain

2200 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

500 Block 7th Street South-Police Matter

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-False Alarm

100 Block 14th Street South-Diabetic Emergency

100 Block Peachtree Lane-Public Assist

May 19, 2020

1100 Block Samaria Road-Smoke Investigation

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Chest Pain

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Chest Pain

I65 207 Mile Marker South Bound-Police Matter

May 20, 2020

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

1700 Block 7th Street North-Police Matter

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

900 Block 2nd Avenue South-General Illness


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