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Students Have The

Option Of Being

Taught Online

    According to Jason Griffin, Superintendent of Chilton County Schools, local students will return to school  on August 6 and employees will return on August 3. "With the release of the Alabama State Department of Education and Alabama Department of Public Health, 'Road Map To Reopening Schools,' our school system and school leaders will be developing processes and procedures to return to school in the safest way possible for students and employees," said Griffin. 

    The school system and individual schools will be working on plans to return and will have those completed as soon as possible.  All students will be given the option of returning to the school buildings or being taught online to not have to return to the schools if parents have safety concerns.

    "Thank you for your patience and be aware that plans and school start dates are subject to change based on the continuing public health crisis.  Keep in mind that we are all in this together," said Griffin

    Strong winds in Thursday night's thunderstorm toppled these outside dinning tables at Maddogs Grill in Clanton. There were also reports of trees down and limbs on power lines as a result of the thunderstorm that moved through Chilton County on June 25.

Chilton County Peach

Festival Began In 1947

Read some of the history here:


Fireworks For The

Fourth Of July

    Independence Day Fireworks Shows will be held at several locations this year. On Friday, July 3, the Lake Mitchell Homeowners will host their annual fireworks display at the mouth of Cargile Creek at 9:00 p.m.

    On Saturday, July 4, there will be a pontoon boat parade beginning at Higgins Ferry Park at 10:00 a.m. The parade will head south from the park. The speed boat parade will head north from Blue Creek at 2:00 p.m.

    The annual Maplesville Fireworks Show will be held on Saturday, July 4, as soon as it gets dark. Kona Ice will be selling treats beginning at 7:00 p.m.

    The City of Clanton Fireworks Show will be July 4 at Clanton City Park at 9:00 p.m. Wearing a mask is recommended, along with social distancing. No bleacher seating will be provided.

Carter Named To

Board Of Education

    Brad Carter has been appointed, by the Chilton County Board of Education, at the June 16th board meeting, to serve the remaining term of Brian “Bucky” Jackson.

    The term will be for the remainder of the elected 6 year term and conclude in December 2024.   Carter will be seated at an upcoming board meeting and begin serving his term. 

New Deadline At Tag Office

    The Chilton County Tag Division Office would like to inform the public of the extension of deadline for obtaining registrations/renewals for March, April, May, and June. The new date has been extended through July 17, 2020. This will be for anything purchased during March through June or that needs renewals for March through June.

    Please remember a few things: Prepare to wait as lines are still long. Don’t stand in line without the following: Title or title application; Bill of sale; Proof of insurance; Driver’s license for all parties on title; If we are doing a title that is from out of state, you will be turned away if you do not bring the car.

    You can renew online, drop box out front or mail to the Tag Office. In-person customers have priority so phones may not be answered. The office is closed 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. for lunch. No titles will be processed after 3:00 p.m. You will be turned away with a number to come back the next morning. The office closes at 4:00 p.m.

    Make sure you have a correct address and the correct insurance information. There are problems with mail due to the fact people aren’t updating their mailing address.

Peach Growers

To Be Recognized

Friday, July 10

    There will be a recognition of Chilton County peach growers on Friday evening, July 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Connection facility located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, near Clanton City Park. Any peach farmer who wants to submit a basket of peaches may do so at 5:00 p.m.  Instead of the usual Peach Auction, the peaches will be judged, the winners announced and all the peaches will be donated to local heroes, such as healthcare workers and others who have worked hard during the pandemic of 2020.

    Due to COVID-19, the annual Peach Pageant normally held in June was cancelled. The Clanton Lions Club, sponsor of the event, felt it necessary to cancel the Pageant because of the shut-down of businesses in March and April during the pandemic. The 2019 Queens will serve another term. They will, however, hold the special recognition of the peach growers and host the annual Peach Parade on Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 a.m.

    For more information, contact Glenn McGriff, Chris Speaks or visit the Clanton Lions Club Facebook page and leave a message.

     Winners in the bean-bag baseball game held recently at Senior Connection were, front row, left to right: Debra Lewis, Judy Martin, Susan Zekl, Laura Johnson and Howard Lewis. Back row, left to right: Linda Calfee, Charlotte Deloach, Rhonda Headley and Christie Glenn.

Sort Rubbish

    The City of Clanton Sanitation Department would like to remind citizens to put your leaves, grass clippings and limbs in a separate pile from rubbish, such as discarded wood, household furniture, etc. According to Dale Collins, Superintendent of the Sanitation Department, there are two different trucks that pick up debris. If you mix household rubbish with your leaves, etc., they may not be picked up.

    You are invited to join the Swedish Queens at the Jemison Municipal Building for story time, craft, and a snack on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. They will be reading "Harry By The Sea." 

    The Queens are, front, Natalie Burnett, left, and Farrah Scott. Back row, left to right: Carly Meank, Ahnna Grace Mayfield, and Chloe Haggard.

    The Queens ask the public for donations to the Chilton County Humane Society. You do not have to bring a donation to attend. The list of items includes: paper towels, dry puppy or kitten food, cat litter, laundry detergent, plastic trash bags, hand sanitizer, antibacterial dishwashing liquid, crates of any size for dogs and cats, office supplies, flea prevention products, and germ killing bleach.

Peach Festival Art Show

    The 36th Annual Roy Wood Peach Festival Art Show will be held Thursday, July 9 through Friday, July 17, 2020 in the lobby of River Bank & Trust, Second Avenue North in Clanton.  The competition gives all interested artists in our area the opportunity to let their works be seen by friends and others interested in art. 

    Works of art will be received at the bank on Wednesday, July 8, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.  You should bring your entries to the parking lot entrance. You may enter two different works of art. Any artist residing in Chilton County is eligible to enter the competition and there is no entry fee.

Drawings, watercolors, pastels, and any works on paper must be matted, framed and complete with wire, ready to hang.

    The subject matter of these works may be pertaining to the peach industry or a subject of your choosing. Entries must be original and cannot be a copy. They must not have been entered in this show before.

    The event is sponsored by River Bank & Trust and prizes will be given in a Junior Division and a Senior Division as follows: First Place will be $100.00; Second Place, $75.00; Third Place, $50.00; and Honorable Mention, $25.00. Contact Donny Finlayson at 205-755-7062 with any questions or for more information.

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. 

    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.

Clanton Fire Calls

May 21, 2020

200 Block Kendal Estates-General Illness

2000 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

100 Block Kendal Estates-Stroke

100 Block Dogwood Lane-Traumatic Injury

2300 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

May 22, 2020

100 Block Yellowleaf Hub-Seizure

3000 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

900 Block New Harmony Road-General Illness

200 Block Health Center Drive-Chest Pain

1400 Block 4th Avenue South-Difficulty Breathing

I65 208 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 205 Exit South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

May 23, 2020

I65 210 Mile Marker North Bound-Chest Pain

4th Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

800 Block Bradberry Lane-Public Assist

2200 Block 7th Street South-Traumatic Injury

1600 Block Taylor Avenue-Fire Alarm

1700 Block 8th Street North-Traumatic Injury

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

800 Block Judge Avenue-Cardiac Arrest

1700 Block 2nd Avenue North-Public Assist

May 24, 2020

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

900 Block Poplar Springs Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

May 25, 2020

800 Block Poplar Springs Road-Public Assist

800 Block Poplar Springs Road-General Illness

I65 205 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Public Assist

May 26, 2020

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Altered Mental Status

I65 208 Exit Ramp South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Campbell Road-Fall

1000 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

2400 Block 4th Avenue North-Animal Bite

900 Block 1st Avenue-General Illness

May 27, 2020

200 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Unresponsive

1500 Block Samaria Road-Medical Alarm

Village Square-Altered Mental Status

1400 Block Meadowood Drive-Fall

May 28, 2020

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Seizure

2200 Block Yellowleaf Road-Diabetic Emergency

200 Block Louise Street-Police Matter

1400 Block 2nd Avenue South-Syncope

2100 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

May 29, 2020

8th Street North and Green Street-Police Matter

300 Block Arby Drive-Chest Pain

2300 Block 7th Street South-Abdominal Pain

100 Block Taylor Street-General Illness

1300 Block 4th Avenue North-Difficulty Breathing

600 Block Clanton Market Place-Chest Pain

800 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

May 30, 2020

1000 Block Cobblestone Drive-Difficulty Breathing

400 Block Cobble stone Circle-Public Assist

100 Block Harold Drive-General Illness

1300 Block Trilliam Lane-Blood Pressure Check

100 Block 1st Avenue-Fall

600 Block Cobblestone Circle-General Illness

100 Block Lilly Street-Fire Alarm

500 Block Ollie Avenue-Altered Mental Status

May 31, 2020

900 Block 2nd Avenue South-Structure Fire

2000 Block 4th Avenue North-Chest Pain

I65 213 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Clanton Market Place-Police Matter

4th Avenue North and Willie Hamilton Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

June 1, 2020

800 Block Scott Drive-Difficulty Breathing

2300 Block 7th Street South-Assault

200 Block Randall Circle-Chest Pain

800 Block Judge Avenue-Medical Alarm

800 Block Temple Road-Public Assist

100 Block Lilla Avenue-Motor Vehicle Accident

1400 Block 7th Street South-Bleeding Non Traumatic

100 Block Arthur Drive-Difficulty Breathing

June 2, 2020

800 Block Scott Drive-Fall

800 Block Judge Avenue-Medical Alarm

100 Block Cobblestone Drive-General Illness

Pinedale Road and Round Forest Drive-Fall

800 Block Pine Needle Lane-Chest Pain

Lay Dam Road and Friendship Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

June 3, 2020

2800 Block 7th Street North-Fall

1600 Block Kincheon Road-Altered Mental Status

100 Block Health Center Drive-Fall

200 Block 15th Street South-General Illness

1400 Block 7th Street South-Overdose

100 Block Inverness Drive-Assault

June 4, 2020

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Seizure

1400 Block Enterprise Road-Police Matter

5800 Block County Road 41-Difficulty Breathing

Lay Dam Road and Peach Tower Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

3000 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Blood Pressure Check

June 5, 2020

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

200 Block 14th Street South-Extremity Injury

2100 Block 7th Street South-Stroke

900 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block Arby Drive-General Illness

100 Block Kemp Street-General Illness

June 6, 2020

1500 Block Westlyn Avenue-Assault

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Allergic Reaction

800 Block Scott Drive-General Illness

Yellowleaf Road and Blacksnake Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

800 Block Scott Drive-Public Assist

2100 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

June 7, 2020

100 Block Friendship Road-Police Matter

1200 Block Caroline Street-Difficulty Breathing

300 Block Smith Street-Traumatic Injury

1400 Block 7th Street South-Overdose

1100 Block Samaria Road-Chest Pain

June 8, 2020

200 Block Buck Circle-Chest Pain

June 9, 2020

300 Block Arby Drive-Police Matter

2300 Block 7th Street South-Public Assist

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

1700 Block 8th Street North-Seizure

100 Block Charles Street-Unresponsive

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Fall

400 Block 2nd Avenue South-General Illness

June 10, 2020

1100 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

June 11, 2020

2600 Block 7th Street South-Public Assist

1000 Block Rollan Street-General Illness

June 12, 2020

500 Block Grant Street-General Illness

300 Block Airport Road-General Illness

60 Block Park Drive South-Difficulty Breathing

300 Block City Street-Altered Mental Status

200 Block Edgewood Street-Public Assist

700 Block 8th Street North-False Call

June 13, 2020

200 Block Paige Street-Unresponsive

300 Block Arby Drive-Seizure

200 Block Edgewood Street-Public Assist

800 Block Logan Road-Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

June 14, 2020

Thomas Drive and 7th Street South-Assault

I65 212 Exit-Vehicle Fire

2100 Block 7th Street South-Police Matter

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Altered Mental Status

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Assist Ambulance Personnel 


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