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Clanton approves reserve officer updates

The Clanton City Council unanimously approved updates to the reserve officer program operating procedures and funding for uniforms. Read more | Add your comment

Athlete of the week

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County Athlete of the Week for the week of April 30 ... Read more | Add your comment

Chilton County softball playoffs recap

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The playoffs got started last week for high school softball teams in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Chilton County 4-H students prepare for state competitions

The Chilton County 4-H held its Livestock Judging Clinic on May 8, in preparation for the state contest ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

IDA formally accepts Clanton withdrawal

The Chilton County Industrial Development Authority board approved formally accepting the Clanton City Council’s withdrawal from the organization during its May 11 meeting. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Lifestyles

New music festival planned

Regional musicians in the pop/punk genre are coming to Chiton County this summer for the first Summercore Fest on June 19. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Schools

Chilton County youth complete leadership training

An elite group of ninth and 10th graders from throughout Alabama attended the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana April 29-30. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:21 pm

Columns

A Home Run in Dedication: “Littleman” Ellison honored

Since 1985, baseball and softball players at Jemison Youth Dixie Ball Field probably have witnessed James “Littleman” Ellison working at the park. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 1:00 pm

News

Thorsby Softball tames the Mustangs in Area Tournament

On May 7, Thorsby’s Lady Rebels claimed the top spot in 2A Area 6 over Isabella’s Lady Mustangs. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:53 am

Clanton

West End observes National Day of Prayer

West End Baptist Church in Clanton held its annual National Day of Prayer service on May 6. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:45 am

Clanton

Coosa Currents: Serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in Coosa Currents. The full publication is available at The Clanton Advertiser, 1109 Seventh Street N in Clanton. By JOYANNA ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, May 10, 2021 10:25 am

Chilton County High School

CCHS baseball season ends

By BRANDON SUMRALL/ Special to the Advertiser The Chilton County High School varsity baseball team was dealt a third round knock-out blow on May 7 at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 9:44 am

Clanton

CPD restarts reserve officer program

The Clanton City Council is set to renew the Clanton Police Department’s reserve officer program. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:29 pm

Marriages

Marriage records

The following marriages were issued in Chilton County from April 30-May 7:   April 30 Gracen Barton Hall to Katie Michelle Brothers   May 3 ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:42 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Fire Department

The following is an activity report of the Clanton Fire Department for the week of April 28-May 4:   April 28 Syncope: 200 Block 8th ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:41 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office

The following is an activity report of the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office for April 28-May 4:   April 28 Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle; ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:38 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds

The following deeds were transferred in Chilton County from April 30-May 5:    April 30 Johnny Mack Hayes and Barbara P. Hayes to CS Homebuilders ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:37 pm

News Main

Verbena softball dominates area tournament

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   It was not very hard to see coming. In fact, considering what happened in the Loachapoka High School v. Autaugaville ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:54 am

Clanton

Cyber Security class open at LCTC

A new class in cyber security will be available to Chiton County Schools seniors starting next school year. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:23 pm

Obituaries

Sherry Stroud Cooper

Sherry Stroud Cooper, 70, of Clanton, Alabama passed away May 2, 2021 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:17 pm

Isabella

Isabella runner brings home state title

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Isabella High School Track and Field team had two athletes bring home three total medals from the state championship ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:25 pm

Chilton County High School

CCHS softball to face Pelham for spot in Regional Playoffs

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County High School softball team began its area tournament on May 5. The tournament was held at Helena ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:22 pm

Clanton

Teachers hired for new school year

The Chilton County Board of Education began filling needed positions for next school year during its May 3 meeting. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:53 pm

Columns

My experience with the COVID-19 vaccine

My initial thought about the COVID-19 vaccine was that I would get it if it ever became required. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:01 am

Clanton

State Mathematics and Sciences teacher salary schedule program approved

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law the Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Salary Schedule Program, an aggressive piece of legislation ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:54 am

Clanton

Chilton County 4-H to host Livestock Judging Clinic 

Chilton County 4-H is hosting a Livestock Judging Clinic May 8. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:30 pm

Jemison

Story time returns to Jemison  

Jemison Public Library is gearing up for summer activities. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:55 pm

Clanton

Chilton-Clanton Library plans Summer Reading Program and more

The Chilton-Clanton Public Library will be hosting a Summer Reading Program this June. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:46 pm

Jemison

Storm causes widespread power outages

Many in central Alabama were without power on May 5 following a strong storm system that produced at least one confirmed tornado. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:50 am

BREAKING NEWS

Chilton County Schools on two hour delay

Chilton County Schools are opening two hours late following a night of severe weather. Thorsby and Maplesville high schools are without power, and students will ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:29 am

Clanton

School board discusses ways to save money

Chilton County Board of Education members discussed ways to decrease expenses and save money in order to pay salaries during a meeting on May 3. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:52 pm