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Maplesville 40 - - Fultondale 0

(Game ended early in the fourth quarter due to weather.)

Keith 20 - - Billingsley 18

(This game did not begin until 9:20 due to weather.)

Stanhope Elmore 24 - - CCHS 8

(There was a 2½ hour weather delay in this game.)

McKenzie 16 - - Verbena 0

Jemison Defeats Thorsby Thursday Night

    Joshua Gilliland scores Jemison’s first touchdown Thursday night, August 22 against the Thorsby Rebels. The Panthers went on to win the contest 49 to 20.

    The game was tied 14 to 14 midway through the second quarter and the Rebels fought to stay in the contest. The Panthers scored two times before the half, led 29 to 14 at the half, and never looked back as they claimed their first-game victory.

Smith Wins Without Runoff

    Autauga County resident Van Smith won the House District 42 Republican Primary yesterday (Tuesday, August 20) without a runoff. Chilton County Probate Judge Jason Calhoun congratulated Smith and said, “The county will now prepare for a General Election on November 5."

    Unofficial results were: Autauga County: Smith 579, Allen Caton 104, Jimmie Hardee 84 and Shannon Welch 21. In Chilton County: Smith 1,658, Hardee 602, Caton 518 and Welch 369.

Will Compete In State Games

    Four members of Senior Connection competed in the Masters Games Of Alabama, District Five, on Tuesday, August 20, in Trussville.  Alvin Teel, Harold Lewis, James Darnell and Allen Marcus each competed in their respective age groups in the billiards category. All four men qualified to compete in the upcoming State Games in October.

    Pictured, left to right, are: Teel, Lewis and Darnell at Senior Connection on Wednesday, August 21. Senior Connection has two billiard tables for use daily by members. Potential members are welcome to visit and join in the games.

New Band Tower Being Built At CCHS

    The Pride of Chilton County High School Marching Band is planning to build a band tower at the practice field. The tower will provide two levels of observation for the Band Director, Drum Major and Auxiliary Coaches. In addition, it will have lockable storage for equipment and speakers to assist in practice preparation.

    Bricks are $100.00 each, with $82.50 from each purchase going directly to the band account for the construction of the tower and related equipment. Contact the Band Director at CCHS for more information. Shown at left, Randy Smitherman, left, and Chris Speaks work on the tower.

New tower being built at CCHS

Verbena Man Dies In Accident

    A single-vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, has claimed the life of a Verbena man.  Larry Tyus Jr., 44, was killed when the 2007 Yamaha ATV he was operating left the road and overturned.

    He was pronounced dead a short time later at Prattville Baptist Medical Center. The crash occurred on Autauga County 32 near Watson Road, approximately three miles north of the White City Community. Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.

Kick-Off Party Is August 27

    The Chilton County Auburn Club will hold its annual Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Clanton First United Methodist Church. The event will be casual. The event is free, but everyone is encouraged to make a monetary donation to the Chilton County Humane Society.

    The guest speaker will be Andy Burcham, the newly-named “Voice Of The Auburn Tigers.” Nominations for club officers and board members will be presented at the meeting. The club will provide chicken fingers, desserts and drinks. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite tailgate dish.

Auditions Are September 7

    The Central Alabama Performing Arts Guild will hold open auditions for an original Halloween Puppet Play. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library.

    Performers and puppeteers of all ages are welcome to audition, no experience is necessary. The library is located at 100 First Avenue in Clanton. Call Mary Schierman at 205-907-0008 for more information.

Lego Party September 29

    The Chilton/Clanton Public Library continues its Lego party each Thursday through the month of August on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    The library will resume Story Time for children who are three to five years old on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Sponsors Needed For Taste Of Chilton County

    The 2019 Taste Of Chilton County will be held Monday, October 14, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection facility located at 304 Park Plaza in Clanton. The Rotary Club and Senior Connection sponsor the event.   Additional sponsors are needed for the event.

    To purchase tickets and for more information, call Gordon Swenson at 205-907-4219 or Senior Connection at 205-755-8227. Proceeds will benefit various organizations in the county.

Jemison TD Video




Family History Library Opens At Local Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened a Family History Library at the church, located at 813 Temple Road, in Clanton. It is located just west of the Clanton Elementary School on the corner of Cloverleaf Drive and Temple Road.

It is open to the public every Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There is no charge and you don’t have to be a member to use the library.

You may open a family search account and start your own genealogy and family history search. You will be able to build your family tree, put in your own stories, facts and pictures. There is no charge for any of this information. As of June 1 here are a few of the statistics for Family Search: 7.06 billion searchable names, 1.38 billion digital images published online, 472.3k visits per day, 8.05 million pages viewed per day, and 12.4 million registered family search users.

You may also call and arrange to meet at a different time with one of our library volunteers. The number is 205-755-9416.your own content. This section design focuses primarily on text-content, which can be used to communicate information to your website viewers. You don't need any professional writing experience to create great text-content, all you need is an idea and a keyboard.

Clanton Fire Calls

August 7-13, 2019

August 7, 2019

1700 Block Yellowleaf Road-General Illness

I65 212 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block City Street-General Illness

100 Block 1st Avenue-Smoke Investigation

200 Block Thompson Avenue-General Illness

4th Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive-Altered Mental Status

1100 Block 3rd Avenue South-Difficulty Breathing

2300 Block 7th Street South-Fall

2100 Block 4th Avenue North-Altered Mental Status

August 8, 2019

1700 Block 8th Street North-Chest Pain

3300 Block Lay Dam Road-Vehicle Fire

600 Block 7th Street North-Syncope

1000 Block Samaria Road-Traumatic Injury

800 Block Caver Drive-Fire Alarm

16th Avenue North and 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

August 9, 2019

70 Block County Road 400-Smoke Investigation

100 Block Taylor Street-Altered Mental Status

900 Block 7th Street South-Diabetic Emergency

1600 Block 7th Street South-Assist Police

3000 Block 7th Street North-Medical Alarm

August 10, 2019

I65 208 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Arthur Drive-Fall

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

2200 Block 7th Street South-Assist Police

1100 Block Littlejohn Road-Syncope

600 Block Trilliam Lane-Blood Pressure Check

August 11, 2019

2700 Block 4th Avenue North-General Illness

600 Block Studdard Drive-General Illness

400 Block English Street-Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

3000 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

I65 209 Mile Marker-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Clanton Market Place-Altered Mental Status

500 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

August 12, 2019

1700 Block Kincheon Road-Difficulty Breathing

900 Block 1st Avenue-Altered Mental Status

Lay Dam Road and Airport Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

August 13, 2019

7th Street South and I65-Freight Vehicle Fire

3000 Block Yellowleaf Road-Fire Alarm

Enterprise Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

2nd Avenue North and 15th Street North-Syncope

1400 Block Douglas Lane-Fire Alarm

900 Block 2nd Avenue South-Altered Mental Status

400 Block Studdard Drive-Fall

4000 Block 7th Street North-Vehicle Fire

7th Street South and I65-Washdown 

2100 Block Lakeview Heights-Diabetic Emergency

100 Block 15th Street North-Blood Pressure Check


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