MISS CHILTON COUNTY PAGEANT, AUGUST 20, AT CCHS!

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Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby, Maplesville, Isabella, Verbena and Cooper in Chilton County, Alabama.

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RECENT NEWS FROM AROUND CHILTON COUNTY!

New Business

Construction

In Clanton!

    Ellianos Coffee is under construction and is located on Highway 31 South near Chilton County High School. 

    It is being reported that this will be a Milo's Restaurant located at the 205 exit of I-65.

    This building has a banner that says Starbucks coming soon. It is located at the 205 exit of I-65.

Miss Chilton

County Pageant

August 20

    The annual Miss Chilton County Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 20, in the McKee Auditorium at Chilton County High School. The Little Miss and Young Miss categories will begin at 1:00 p.m.  The Junior Miss and Miss categories will begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission is 7:00 p.m. with children under five admitted free.

    There are a total of 48 contestants in the pageant. Eleven will compete in the Little Miss category; nineteen will compete in the Young Miss category; 13 will compete in the Junior Miss category; and five will compete in the Miss category.

Chamber

Service Fair

August 17

    The Chilton Chamber is partnering with the Merchant’s Association of Clanton to host a Service Fair on Wednesday, August 17, from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Sixth Street Warehouse in Clanton.  This event is an opportunity to meet local companies who are “At Your Service” and will include things like, banking and financial, insurance, plumbers, electricians, lawn and landscape, HVAC, photographers, travel agents, and more.  For questions or to register your company as a vendor, call the Chamber office at 205-755-2400.

Coloring

Contest

At Library

    The Chilton/Clanton Public Library will have a coloring contest for adults thru August 31. The grand prize is a 30-minute massage at Tilly’s and second place prize is chess squares from Oh Taste and See Bakery. Pick up your coloring sheet at the circulation desk to enter to win the contest. 

    Also, movies at the library continues August 12 from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. and on August 26 from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m.  There will be popcorn and drinks so stop by with a friend or the family. 

    A scavenger hunt for the kids is being held in August. See if you can find all the members of the Paw Patrol team in the library. Find them all and receive your prize at the circulation desk. 

    The Chilton/Clanton Public Library staff would like to congratulate all the participants of the July Children’s Coloring Contest. The winner of the ages 4-5 contest was Levi Cofer and his picture is at the top.

    The Chilton/Clanton Public Library had a birthday party, in July, for Harry Potter. Colin Smitherman won the look-alike contest. The month of July had lots of fun for children of all ages at the library. “We offered LEGOS, board games with the family, movie afternoons, coloring contests and a book give-away,” said Jennifer Jones of the library staff. “The month ended with a birthday celebration for Harry Potter, complete with donated mini cupcakes, which made the day even sweeter.”

    The Chilton/Clanton Public Library staff would like to congratulate all the participants of the July Children’s Coloring Contest. The winner of the ages 6-7 contest was Ryleigh Cofer.

    The winner of the ages 8 and up was Grayson Chaney. The winners each received a $15.00 gift card Walmart.

    A Harry Potter birthday celebration was held in July at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library. The staff at the library would like to send a special thank you to “Oh Taste and See Bakery” for donating mini cupcakes for the party. 

Lawnmower

Accident

Is Fatal

    The Clanton Police Department worked an accident on Saturday, July 30, at approximately 1:54 p.m.

    A person attempted to cross Seventh Street North in the area of the 3500 block near Lomax.

    It appears to investigators that the person attempted to cross the highway on a lawn mower and failed to yield  to a vehicle.

    The person on the lawnmower died from the accident.

    The driver of the automobile had minor injuries, but was not transported by ambulance. The man who died has been identified at William "Bill" Maxwell.

Officials Arrest

Two Juveniles

In Man's Death

    The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wooded area, east of Alabama Highway 145, on Thursday, May 5 of this year. A suspicious incident had been reported in the area and an investigation began.     Investigators located what appeared to be a hand dug grave containing a body. 

    The scene was processed and investigators recovered a partially decomposed body of what appeared to be an adult while male. The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. The manner of death was determined to be a homicide.

    Since May, investigators from the Special Operations Division have continued to gather evidence, conduct interviews and follow up on multiple leads. As a result of that investigation, the victim has been identified as Thomas Lee Creel from Jemison. Two juvenile males have been charged with murder and burglary first degree in the death of the 71 year old male.

    The arrests are the results of many hours of teamwork and collaboration with many area law enforcement agencies. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone that may have information is asked to contact Sgt. Jennifer Bland at 205-755-4698 or Jennifer.gland@chiltoncountyso.org.

Homecoming

At Verbena

August 14

    Homecoming at Verbena Baptist Church will be Sunday, August 14th.  

Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with music by Holy Destiny.  Worship Service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Tyler Eiland bringing the message.

    Everyone is invited!

    Please make plans to attend!

Food Bank

Available

In Clanton

    Every Thursday, from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m., there is a Chilton Bread Of Life Food Bank available to the public. The location is the Senior Connection building located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to the Clanton City Park. It is sponsored by the Clanton First United Methodist Church.

    If you have questions, or for more information, contact Greg Nobles at 205-389-2141.

Benefit

Singing

August 13

    Clanton First Baptist Church will have a Benefit Singing for the American Cancer Society with Holy Destiny as the guest singers. The singing will be Saturday, August 13, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

    Luminarias will be available for purchase in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones touched by cancer for $2.00 each or three for $5.00. Cash and checks will be accepted. Cancer survivors and caregivers will be recognized. Everyone is invited to attend.

     Left to right: Sophia Chen, Taylor Driver, First Alternate; Lynn Stamps, Chilton County Distinguished Young Woman; and Mattie Cleckler.

Distinguished

Young Women

Selected July 9

    The Distinguished Young Women program was held Saturday night, July 9, at Chilton County High School. Four participants competed for the title, scholarships and awards. 

    Each girl was awarded the Spirit Award which is voted on by the participants. They agreed not to vote since they were all friends and they wanted the scholarship award divided among them. However, the program was able to award each girl a full scholarship of $250.00.

    Stamps is the daughter of Amy Burnett and the late Gerald Wayne Stamps. In addition to winning the title, she was also won the Scholastic Award, Self-Expression and had the "Be Your Best Self" winning essay. The total amount of scholarships presented to her was $3,650.00 and she was awarded a year’s membership to Cornerstone Fitness.

    Driver is the daughter of David and Roslyn Driver. She was named First Alternate and won the Fitness Award. The total amount of scholarships presented to her was $2,050.00 and she was awarded a year’s membership to the YMCA.

    Cleckler is the daughter of David Cleckler and Vanessa Williams. She won the Interview Award. The total amount of scholarships presented to her was $750.00.

    Chen is the daughter of Xue Hui Chen and YaRu Lin. She was the winner of the Talent Award. The total amount of scholarships presented to her was $650.00.

Clanton Fire

Department

Incidents

July 6, 2022

1600 Block 4th Avenue North-Diabetic Emergency

1600 Block 4th Avenue North-General Illness

2800 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

7th Street North and Lomax Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Kemp Street-General Illness

900 Block Frances Circle-Public Assist

July 7, 2022

300 Block Smith Street-Unresponsive

900 Block 8th Street North-Fall

4000 Block Gowan Road-Fall

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

1000 Block Cloverleaf Drive-Fire Alarm

6300 Block Highway 31 South-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block Lay Dam Road-General Illness

July 8, 2022

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Diabetic Emergency

1300 Block 4th Avenue North-Abdominal Pain

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-General Illness

I65 211 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

800 Block Scott Drive-Fire Alarm

I65 205 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Enterprise Road-Electrical Fire

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Fall

600 Block 1st Avenue-Assault

July 9, 2022

300 Block Victory Street-General Illness

900 Block Frances Circle-Seizure

900 Block Rollan Street-Overdose

100 Block Randall Circle-Unresponsive

I65 208 Exit-Power Line Down

1600 Block Lay Dam Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block 11th Street North-False Alarm

I65 211 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

July 10, 2022

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-General Illness

1400 Block 4th Avenue South-General Illness

July 11, 2022

10 Block 3rd Avenue South-Medical Alarm

1800 Block 7th Street South-Difficulty Breathing

2500 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

700 Block Logan Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

July 12, 2022

1600 Block 2nd Avenue North-Chest Pain

300 Block Kendall Estates Place-General Illness

1600 Block Lee Avenue-General Illness

1200 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

1000 Block Trilliam Lane-Assault

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Police Matter

800 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

100 Block Kemp Street-General Illness

July 13, 2022

2800 Block 7th Street North-Fall

100 Block Kemp Street-Difficulty Breathing

July 14, 2022

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Abdominal Pain

100 Block Crestview Drive-Public Assist

2800 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

1400 Block 4th Avenue South-General Illness

July 15, 2022

2500 Block 7th Street South-Blood Pressure Check

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Police Matter

2600 Block Lay Dam Road-Altered Mental Status

1100 Block Duren Road-General Illness

I65 207 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

700 Block 8th Street North-Seizure

600 Block 1st Avenue-Altered Mental Status

1800 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

July 16, 2022

2200 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

1700 Block Old Thorsby Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

1100 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

100 Block Kemp Street-Blood Pressure Check

2300 Block 7th Street South-Fall

July 17, 2022

100 Block Camille Circle-Public Assist

100 Block 11th Street South-Abdominal Pain

2200 Block County Road 18 West-Fall

1700 Block 2nd Avenue North-Public Assist

300 Block Sunrise Boulevard-Syncope

100 Block Kevin Lane-Altered Mental Status

400 Block Thrash Road-Public Assist

July 18, 2022

2300 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

500 Block 2nd Avenue North-Fall

1400 Block Glenn Road-Public Assist

200 Block Buck Circle-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Altered Mental Status

I65 211 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

800 Block Scott Drive-Fire Alarm

800 Block Scott Drive-Fire Alarm

200 Block Edgewood Street-Police Matter

400 Block Thrash Road-Public Assist

1200 Block Golden Eye Lane-Fire Alarm

July 19, 2022

100 Block Corbin Street-Public Assist

100 Block Corbin Street-Seizure

1400 Block Glenn Road-General Illness

1400 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

1200 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

400 Block Thrash Road-Public Assist

1700 Block 2nd Avenue North-Public Assist

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