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Pocket presence: Abbott named Offensive Player of the Year

Maplesville’s Jackson Abbott put on a show for the fans on a weekly basis during the 2020 football ... Read more | Add your comment

Armstrong’s softball smarts leads to signing

Jaycie Armstrong’s softball IQ is one of the primary reasons head coach Tom Hannah wanted her to play ... Read more | Add your comment

JMS sensory room serves as Eagle Scout project

Jemison Middle School now has a sensory room thanks to a partnership with the school and Jemison High ... Read more | Add your comment

Thorsby High School receives $35,000

Thorsby High School was awarded $35,000 in state grant funds by Sen. Cam Ward in his final school ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Clanton Council approves police raises

The Clanton City Council unanimously approved pay increases for the Clanton Police Department during a voting session on Nov. 23. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

CCS postpones most indoor events

Chilton County Schools Superintendent Jason Griffin has announced that “all non-athletic school sponsored events that require the use of inside facilities” are being canceled for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Columns

The history we don’t know

The 2020 presidential election has been the dominant subject of news broadcasts in recent weeks as claims and counterclaims of fraud, deception and abuse of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:39 am

Obituaries

Jason Dean Brown

Jason Dean Brown, 46, of Clanton passed away Nov. 24 at his residence. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:37 am

Clanton

Board to focus on Clanton development

The Clanton Economic Development Board recently formed by the Clanton City Council at the recommendation of Mayor Jeff Mims will focus on development within the ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:09 pm

Clanton

LeCroy Career Technical Center to resume classes Dec. 3

Students will return to LeCroy Career Technical Center on Dec. 3 after a sewer issue at the school was repaired. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:28 am

Clanton

Sheriff’s Office reports catalytic converter thefts

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office has responded to several catalytic converter thefts throughout the county recently. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:07 pm

Clanton

Nonprofits receive COVID-19 funding

United Way of Central Alabama recently approved grant awards totaling $100,000 from its Community Crisis Fund to nonprofit organizations located in Chilton County. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:50 pm

Clanton

Local film creator chosen for Austin festival

Theresa “TerrieLynn” Sailes of Chilton County has two short films appearing in the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:41 pm

Clanton

School system receives $9.3 million from state bond issue

Chilton County Schools will receive $9.3 million for capital projects from the state department of education. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:28 pm

butterfly bridge children's advocacy center

Butterfly Bridge asks for support on Giving Tuesday

Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center is asking for donations from Chilton County residents on Giving Tuesday. “Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:54 am

AHSAA

Thorsby and Jemison postpone basketball contests

Basketball season has begun for many schools in the county, but the same COVID-related issues that caused postponements during the football season will create similar ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, November 30, 2020 4:23 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Sewer issue closes LCTC

Problems with a sewer pump have caused the temporary closure of LeCroy Career Technical Center.  Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:54 pm

Obituaries

Betty Jean Addison Frater

Betty Jean Addison Frater, age 87, of Clanton, Alabama died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in her home with family by her side. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 1:58 pm

Columns

OPINION: What I’m thankful for this year

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor This Thanksgiving, it might seem like there is less to be thankful for. However, I think this year pausing to ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, November 30, 2020 1:48 pm

Columns

‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

Favorite holiday decorations are different for everyone. Some decorate their homes in miniature Christmas villages while others have Frosty the Snowman themed decorations. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 1:43 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Police Department reports from Nov. 14–Nov. 24

Nov. 14 -Domestic violence: cell phone -Possession of marijuana: Logan Road, stockyard -Suspicious activity/incident: checkout -Criminal mischief: driveway -Possession of marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia: ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:09 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Jemison Police Department reports from Nov. 9– Nov. 15

Nov. 9 -Report of theft of property: 100 block of Shaw St. – One person arrested on two FTA warrants – One person arrested on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:08 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County from Nov. 14 – Nov. 23

Nov. 16 -Waylon S. Mitchell and Sarah R. Mitchell to Waylon S. Mitchell and Sarah R. Mitchell, for $500, located Section 30, Township 21, Range ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:00 pm

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from Nov. 20– Nov. 23

Nov. 20 -Jonathan Richard Fulmer to Ashley Dennis Driver -James Michael Bowles to Shannon Lee Navarro -Alan Pickett to Lacey Chapman -Paula Till to Johnathan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Police Department reports from Nov. 7-Nov. 12

Nov. 7 Domestic Violence: 300 Arby Drive Driving Under the Influence Alcohol, Property Damage / Civil Matter: 500 Block of Logan Road Property Damage / ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:57 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office reports for Nov. 11-Nov. 16

Nov. 11 Possession of a Controlled Substance: Seventh Street South/ Jackson Avenue, Clanton Domestic Violence Third Degree: Enterprise Road,Clanton Private Property Wreck: Clanton Harassment: 2000 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:55 pm

Divorces

Divorces in Chilton County from Nov. 13-Nov. 19

Nov. 13 -Michael Horsley from Heather Horsley Nov. 17 -Melissa J. Watts from James F. Hawkins Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:53 pm

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from Nov. 13– Nov. 19

Nov. 13 -Otto Cleckley to Rebecca F. Mims -Daavid Paul Shirah Jr. to Stacy Marie Golden Nov. 16 -Jarrod Wesley Harper to Angela Michelle Davis ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County from Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

Nov. 6 -Judith B. Jones to James Dean Crandall, for $265,000, located at lot 18 of Blue Creek Camp. -Christopher Bryan Baker to Christopher R. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:50 pm

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from Nov. 6– Nov. 12

Nov. 6 -Carabeth Anne Copeland to Devon Dewayne Hammock Nov. 9 -Tyler Lee Maddox to Raegan Nicole Knight -Edward Leon Lockhart to Melissa W. Cooper ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:49 pm

Divorces

Divorces in Chilton County from Nov. 6-Nov. 12

Nov. 6 -David Sneed from Emily Sneed -Gara Lucas from Brian Lucas -Antonio Mitchell from Tiffany N. Mitchell Nov. 10 -Harold M. Minor from Racheal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:48 pm