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YMCA making plans for after-school care

Lori Patterson, CEO of the YMCA of Chilton County, gave the Clanton Kiwanis Club an update on the ... Read more | Add your comment

M&M Farms wins top peach, basket given to Driver family

The 2020 Peach Auction took place July 10 a couple of weeks later than usual due to the ... Read more | Add your comment

School system closes offices

Chilton County Schools campuses and offices have been closed through July 20. Read more | Add your comment

Evans signs with Culver-Stockton, joins best bud Atchison

Branden Evans and Cole Atchison have been the best of friends since seventh grade and that bond will ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Council to appoint pro tem to serve out mayor’s term

With the passing of Billy Joe Driver, Clanton has a leadership vacancy that needs to be filled until a new mayor is elected. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

Pedestrian dies after walking into traffic

An accident involving a pedestrian and a semi on Highway 31 on July 9 resulted in a fatality. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Obituaries

Billy Joe Driver

Billy Joe Driver Billy Joe Driver, 84, of Clanton, Alabama passed away July 9, 2020 at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born November ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, July 10, 2020 3:09 pm

Clanton

Community reflects on Mayor Driver’s legacy

Long-time Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver passed away July 9 after battling COVID-19. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, July 10, 2020 1:07 pm

thorsby volleyball

THS to get much-needed volleyball net

To play volleyball you need a net, and the Thorsby Rebels currently do not have one. However, that is about to change following the program’s ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36 pm

Clanton

911 Board and RPS sign agreement

The Chilton County E911 Board and Regional Paramedical Services have signed a memorandum of understanding. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:29 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Clanton Mayor dies after COVID-19 illness

It is with heavy hearts that The Clanton Advertiser reports long-time Mayor Billy Joe Driver has passed away. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:12 pm

News

Three more state titles for Thorsby FFA

Thorsby FFA continued the school’s winning tradition of recent years by winning three categories in the state competition and finished third in another. The school’s ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:22 am

Clanton

County computers down after incident

The Chilton County Commission computer network is temporarily down as specialists research a cyber incident, potentially ransomware, which has disrupted the system. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:04 pm

Clanton

Board of Education names CMS assistant principal

The Chilton County Board of Education has selected André Davis as the new assistant principal for Clanton Middle School. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:38 pm

Clanton

Jeff State mostly online next semester

Jefferson State Community College, including the Chilton-Clanton campus, will conduct classes mostly through online platforms. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:54 am

BREAKING NEWS

BOE changes school start date

The Chilton County Board of Education has approved moving the school start date for the 2020-2021 school year to Aug. 17. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:14 am

Manufacturing career

Pre-apprenticeship offered for Jeff State, Lawson State students

Developing STEM programs in Chilton County Schools has become more of focus in recent years, and now recent high school graduates will have the opportunity ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:57 pm

Clanton

Republican Runoff election for senator is July 14

The Republican primary runoff vote for United States Senator will be held on July 14. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, July 6, 2020 3:39 pm

APA media awards

Advertiser earns several APA awards

The Alabama Press Association recently announced the recipients of its 2020 media awards. The Clanton Advertiser was able to bring home honors across the fields ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 2:57 pm

Obituaries

Horace Winford Maddox, Jr.

Horace Winford Maddox, Jr., age 62, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Jemison, He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Niece (Chris); son, Mitchell ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, July 6, 2020 1:52 pm

Columns

COLUMN: Time to do something new

With COVID-19 all of Chilton County has had to be at home more often due to Gov. Kay Ivey's stay at home and safer at ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:33 pm

Columns

COLUMN: Kelley and friends encouraging others

During days of unpopular political opinions, civil unrest and built-up animosity, one local woman is working to build others up. Charolette Kelley of Verbena has ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:27 pm

Awards

CCHS alum wins story contest

Sarah Beth Huntley of Clanton has been named the winner of Go On Girl! Book Club’s Unpublished Writers Award. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:23 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County from June 23 – June 28

June 23 -Marcus Harrison to Carl Allen Wyatt and Aleta Wyatt, for $190,000, land located in lot 33 of Gravel Beach. -Kyle Hayes and Tanya ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:23 am

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from June 26 – July 1

June 30 -Timothy Oneil  Simon to Ju ‘Quella Katrease Thomas -Julius Michael Atchison to Constance Amanda Hamby July 1 -Christopher Allen Gragg to Alyssa Marie ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:21 am

Divorces

Divorces in Chilton County from June 26 – July 1

June 26 -Julia Buchanan from Jeremy Halford -Alethia Peterson from Willie Peterson -Catoya Ellis from Broderick Wright -Emily Rhodes from Christopher Hill -Mary Minor from ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:15 am

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office reports from June 24- June 30

June 24 -Criminal mischief; Theft of property: I-65 North mile marker 212, Clanton -Possession of a controlled substance; Possession of drug paraphernalia: Seventh Street South, ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:14 am

Fire and Police Reports

Jemison Police Department reports from June 22– June 28

June 22 -Report of Domestic violence: 100 block of Melrose Place -Report of a burglary: 100 block of Highway 191 -One person arrested for domestic ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:13 am

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Fire Department reports from June 24 – June 30

June 24 -Syncope: 200 block of Health Center Drive -Public assist: 200 block of Martha St. -Police matter: 1400 block of Seventh St. S -Chest ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:08 am

Columns

The world through gray-colored glasses

As human beings in this life, it seems we feel compelled to create the scenario of good vs. evil. However, this is a very simplistic ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:14 pm

jemison intermediate school

Proclamation recognizes JIS’s diligence as PLTW school

Jemison Intermediate Principal D.J. Nix received a proclamation from Sen. Cam Ward in recognition of the outdoor classroom being constructed and the school’s designation as ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:10 pm