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Ministry providing food pickup

As coronavirus social distancing recommendations continue, some aid local organizations have had to temporarily close. Read more | Add your comment

Cleckley led JHS behind the plate

Mckenzie Cleckley has been a consistent leader behind the plate for the Jemison softball program in recent years. ... Read more | Add your comment

CCHS’s Price set to bring scoring to UAB

Some say that records are made to be broken and that is exactly what CCHS senior soccer player ... Read more | Add your comment

Honey is packed with benefits

Raw honey has many health benefits and uses. Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Chilton County 911 adds text option

Chilton County residents now have a new option to contact 911 dispatchers in an emergency if talking is not possible or would put them in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

BOE releases at-home study plan for rest of school year

The Chilton County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to provide at-home educational options to students for the rest of the school year during ... Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

2020 Census

Census continues despite pandemic

One thing that continues to go on even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is the process of gathering data for the 2020 United ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:16 pm

chilton county commission

Courthouse closes to public

The Chilton County Commission declared that the courthouse will be closed to the public for 14 days beginning April 1. “The health of our employees ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:12 pm

Clanton

BOE approves education plan for at-home study

The Chilton County Board of Education has approved a plan to provide at-home educational options to students for the rest of the school year.  Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:46 pm

Clanton

ADOR warns of scams related to stimulus checks

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor With plans by the federal government in place to release stimulus checks to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:52 pm

Obituaries

Katie Virginia Barrett

Katie Virginia Barrett, 86, of Clanton, Alabama, passed away March 30, 2020, at her residence. She was born April 15, 1933, in Clanton, Alabama, daughter ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:50 pm

Clanton

Health Department to offer limited COVID-19 tests

The Chilton County Health Department will be providing limited testing for those exhibiting coronavirus symptoms. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:15 pm

Clanton

Ways to combat pandemic stress

Stress is a part of life for the average person, but how a person deals with stress can go a long way in determining the ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, March 30, 2020 4:40 pm

Clanton

Groups working to keep seniors active during virus threat

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor Senior citizens make up one of the largest groups that is at most risk when it comes to the coronavirus ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Monday, March 30, 2020 3:51 pm

Clanton

January unemployment rate remains low

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor Chilton County posted an unemployment rate of 2.9% for the month of January. That number is almost a full point ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:52 pm

Divorces

Divorces in Chilton County for the week of March 28

March 10 -Chelsea Morgan from Wesley Morgan -Clifton Heptinstall from Mary Heptinstall -Erika Moore from Warren Moore March 12 -Donna Chattman from Sirvester Chattman March ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:40 pm

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County for the week of March 28

March 20 -Jonathan Richard Fulmer to Ashley Dennis Driver -Mark David Scott to Brenda Sue Quinn -Emily Rose Doucet to Kody Joe Brooks -William Chandler ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:38 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County for the week of March 28

March 20 -Arthur Joe Hubbard to Madison Van Der Merwe, for $171,200, land located in Section 7, Township 22, Range 14. -Paul Wayne McAllister and ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:37 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office reports for the week of March 28

March 18 -Disorderly conduct; Property damage: Bethany Lane, Clanton -Domestic violence: 4000 block of County Road 42, Jemison -Harassment or harassing communications; Criminal trespass: Front ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:36 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Fire Department reports for the week of March 28

March 18 -Chest pain: 3900 block of Old Henry -General illness: 300 block of Smith St. -Public assist: 900 block of 16th Ave. N -Chest ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:34 pm

chilton county dhr

DHR works around pandemic challenges

The Chilton County Department of Human Resources has remained fully staffed and operational throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and that is likely not to change. According ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:23 pm

Second Chance Month

Governor declares April second chance month

Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed April to be second chance month in the state of Alabama. According to a press release, the governor’s resolution supports ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:19 pm

Clanton

Community comes together for social distancing fun

Families looking for fun things to do while keeping a safe distance from others due to COVID-19 have a new option thanks to Amy Jolley ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, March 27, 2020 2:15 pm

Clanton

Schools moving to online/at-home for rest of school year

Chilton County Schools instruction will be shifting to online or another form of home instruction in light of the continuing spread of COVID-19 following an ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:48 pm

Child abuse prevention

Isolation raises questions of child abuse

One of the unlikely results of families being urged to isolate and practice social distancing could be an increase in cases of child abuse. This ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:44 pm

2020 Boys Basketball Player of the Year

Sellers named boys basketball player of the year

Take one look at Thorsby junior Sawyer Sellers and it is no surprise he is The Clanton Advertiser’s 2020 Boys Basketball Player of the Year. ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:15 pm

BREAKING NEWS

UPDATE: 1st confirmed cases of coronavirus in Chilton County, state sees 1st death

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor The first confirmed case of coronavirus was listed for Chilton County. The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed the case ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:23 pm

Clanton

Donating blood critical during pandemic

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor Many aspects of life are currently revolving around the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people are spending increasing amounts of ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:18 pm

Coronavirus

FCC warns against COVID-19 scams

It is hard to imagine, but even during a pandemic, crime continues and there are those looking to take advantage of people during these turbulent ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:49 pm

2020 Girls Basketball Player of the Year

THS’s Wyatt named top girls basketball player

There is something about basketball that Carlee Wyatt has always been captivated by ever since she started playing competitive at 4 years old. When growing ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:46 pm

Columns

OPINION: Keep on going strong

In recent days, many conversations have consisted of comparing notes with friends in other states about just how much has shut down in their area ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:49 pm