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BOE discusses options to avoid teacher burn out

The Chilton County Board of Education discussed potential ideas to alleviate teacher burnout and other personnel measures during ... Read more | Add your comment

Giles commits to Alabama softball

Many people dream of playing for the team they grew up rooting for as a child, but for ... Read more | Add your comment

MHS defeats rival Jemison for third straight win

It had been seven years since Maplesville and Jemison met on the football field and the two teams ... Read more | Add your comment

911 Board looks to future

The Chilton County 911 Board approved the 2021 fiscal year budget for E-911 during a meeting on Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Clanton native makes history as SGA president

Ada Ruth Huntley of Clanton is serving as Auburn University’s first black female Student Government Association president. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

August unemployment rate drops

The preliminary unemployment rate in Chilton County is continuing to decrease. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Brian Piccolo

OPINION: Paying tribute to a great friendship

News of football legend Gale Sayers’s death on Sept. 22, prompted me to go home and watch “Brian’s Song,” which was a movie originally created ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, September 25, 2020 5:17 pm

Jemison

Panthers lose to Holtville volleyball

By Brandon Sumrall/ Special to the Advertiser A varsity volleyball matchup between Jemison and Holtville on Sept. 22 would take all five sets to decide ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, September 25, 2020 11:48 am

Clanton

Atkins retires from Russell Do-it

Mickey Atkins has been the store manager at the Russell Do-it Center in Clanton since the doors opened in July 1997. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:30 pm

chilton county commission

Minooka Park improvements moving along

Minooka Park continues to make strides forward thanks to several resolutions presented by Chilton County Commissioner Steve Langston and passed by his fellow commissioners during ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:16 pm

Clanton

O-Flex turns to direct hiring

O-flex Metal Finishing in Clanton recently held its first job fair in an effort to find qualified candidates and hire them directly. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:05 am

Game of the Week

Jemison, Maplesville rekindle football rivalry

Jemison and Maplesville will go head to head on the football field for the first time since 2013 when the two schools meet on Sept. ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:05 pm

high school football

Week 5 top performers

Player of the Week Latrell Wilson, Maplesville Caught four receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns Averaged 38.3 yards per reception   Honorable mention James ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:03 pm

Jemison

Jemison Councilman Morris dies

Long-time Jemison City Councilman Robert Morris, 74, passed away on Sept. 22. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:48 pm

Clanton

Capital projects plan addresses schools needs

The new capital projects five-year plan for Chilton County Schools lists a roof for Thorsby High School as the top priority.       Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:04 pm

billingsley football

Billingsley cancels game, Isabella finds replacement

The Billingsley Bears football team has cancelled its football game against Isabella on Sept. 25. Although it is game week, Billingsley informed its fans of ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:03 pm

Alabama preps

Panthers conquer Sipsey Valley for region win

The Jemison Panthers earned their first region win in Blake Bradley’s tenure as head coach following a 36-6 victory on the road against Sipsey Valley ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:52 pm

Clanton

Norman retiring after 33 years with CCS

Dara Norman is retiring from Chilton County Schools after 33 years. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:30 pm

Clanton

Smile-A-Mile looking for supporters

Smile-A-Mile, which provides services to children receiving cancer treatments, has moved its 5K to a virtual platform. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, September 21, 2020 4:02 pm

Clanton

8-year-old raises $400 for Children’s

It has been one year since 8-year-old Davon Scippio was released from Children’s of Alabama hospital after a weeklong stay. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:26 am

Maplesville

Wilson, Abbott prove powerful combo for MHS

The Maplesville passing attack was hitting on all cylinders for the second straight game following a 35-0 shutout of region foe Loachapoka. With the win, ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, September 18, 2020 10:41 pm

Clanton

School system navigates COVID-19 cases

Chilton County Schools resumed classes nearly two weeks ago with detailed COVID-19 precautions in place. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Jemison

Union Grove awarded grant for ladder truck

Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department received a $975,400 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to replace its current ladder truck which was built ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Maplesville

Maplesville Town Council approves budget

The Maplesville Town Council recently approved the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:52 pm

2020-21 school year

JIS mural process underway

Now that school is back in session, one of the projects that Jemison Intermediate School will be working on is a mural designed to bring ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:53 pm

Maplesville

Maplesville Council recognizes officer

Maplesville Police Officer Chris Jones received a commendation for lifesaving actions from the Maplesville Town Council during a meeting on Sept. 14. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:20 am

Clanton

Free meals expanded to include school employees

Chilton County Schools is offering employees the opportunity for free breakfast, lunch and snack as a thank you for helping with serving meals to students. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:04 am

Clanton

Community leader Elijah Good dies from COVID-19

Community leader Bishop Elijah J. Good, 86, of Clanton passed away on Sept. 13 after losing his battle with COVID-19. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Clanton

Clanton approves 2021 budget

The Clanton City Council approved the 2021 fiscal year budget on Sept. 14. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06 pm

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING: Chilton County Schools to dismiss at 1 p.m.

Heavy rains expected as Hurricane Sandy continues to sweep across the state have prompted Chilton County Schools leadership to close school at 1 p.m. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:06 am

billingsley football

Maplesville piles up points against Bears

The Maplesville Red Devils offense came alive during a 53-14 road victory over Billingsley on Sept. 11. Jackson Abbott, Caleb Hobbs and Brady Harrison provided ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:13 pm