The top stories at

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The most viewed article on for the last half of 2008 was a posting about a tragic accident at Mitchell Dam on Tuesday, July 22, when a longtime employee of Alabama Power drowned.

The story recorded 3,133 unique visitors (a viewer is counted once no matter how many times he/she views the page the same day). A follow up story about the victim, Robert Courtney, was the second most viewed article with 2,817 unique visitors.

Others in the top 10 viewer list include:

3. Drowning claims 4-year old-2,649 views—August 3

4. Thorsby football coach resigns-2,331 views-November 18

5. Woman arrested for animal cruelty-2,274 views-December 10

6. 31-year old pedestrian dies in train wreck—2,151 views-July 27

7. Seven arrested in Clanton drug bust Monday-2,095 views—August 26

8. Goodchild makes wild prediction-1,190 views—September 24

9. Funeral services set for officer today—1,926 views-November 12

10. Sheriff’s Department arrests 2 for drugs—1,886 views—September 10.

The Clanton Advertiser’s online edition,, began operating under its new format in July, 2008. More than 1,671,509 unique page views have been reported on the site.