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Welcome To Chilton County News in Clanton, Alabama, located in the center of the State of Alabama in the Heart Of Dixie.

This web site contains local Peach Country information, news and happenings about the people of

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

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    THE MISS CHILTON COUNTY QUEENS PARTICIPATED in "Read Across America" last week. Left to right:  Anna Kathryn Baker, Miss Chilton County; Cresley Haggard, Junior Miss; AnnaKate Gray, Young Miss; and Alivia Ellison, Little Miss.

    LOCAL SCHOOLS OBSERVED “READ ACROSS AMERICA” from March 2 through March 6. The event began on the birthday of author, Dr. Seuss.  The entire month of March is also dedicated to reading. This year’s theme was “One World, Many Stories.”

    Queens from all over Chilton County participated by reading at schools, including the Miss Chilton County Queens.

    THE CLANTON LIONS CLUB PRESENTED THE PEECH Foundation a donation of $2,000.00 on Friday, March 3. Pictured, left to right: David McCary, Lions President; Rex Bittle of PEECH Foundation; and Kenyon Easterling, Lions Club member.

    The Chilton County Education Foundation, Partners Enhancing Education in Chilton County (PEECH) presented grants to local teachers to support existing programs at schools, along with new resources and equipment.




 The Chilton Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Awards Banquet. The following awards were presented: Distinguished Citizen of the Year - Mayor Jeff Mims and Clay Carroll; Lifetime Achievement Award - Donny Martin; Chamber Champions, Tim Carter and Mark McKinnon; Distinguished Business of the Year - Maymay Made It; New Business of the Year - 6th Street Warehouse; and Community Spirit Awards for Clanton, Kim Robinson and the MACC Group; Jemison, Hannah Pate and Tiffany Gaines; Maplesville, Roman Heard and Sergio Sanchez; Thorsby, Todd Bowen and Tiffany Hammock; and Chilton County, Hannah Wilson and Tondia Wilson.

CCHS Class Plans

50th Reunion

    The Chilton County High School Class of 1973 is planning a 50 year celebration on Saturday night, April 29. The event will be held at the 6th Street Warehouse, 202 6th Street South in Clanton from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m.  Cost is $35.00 per person. 

    You may mail your cash or check payment to Donny Finlayson, 5649 Alabama Highway 145, Clanton, AL 35046. Deadline is Friday, March 31. 

It promises to be a fun-filled evening with memories, music and a catered dinner to celebrate the 50th Reunion. All members of the Class of 1973 are encouraged to attend.

Vendor Spots

Available For

"Spring Fling"

    Small Town Spring Fling will be held in Maplesville on Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Vender spots are available by contacting Christine Epperson at 334-259-4188 or Karen Ford at 334-512-9319. The event is sponsored by the Maplesville Old Fashioned Christmas organization and will be held on Main Street in Maplesville.

Clanton Fire



February 22, 2023

100 Block Medical Center Drive-General Illness

100 Block Corbin Street-Public Assist

100 Block Arthur Drive-Blood Pressure Check

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

2300 Block Yellowleaf Road-General Illness

February 23, 2023

700 Block Cobblestone Circle-General Illness

100 Block Betty Street-Syncope

100 Block Arthur Drive-Seizure

900 Block Cobblestone Circle-Public Assist

200 Block Health Center Drive-Seizure

I65 212 Exit North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

February 24, 2023

2800 Block 7th Street North-Stroke

100 Block Health Center Drive-Syncope

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Unresponsive

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Fall

2600 Block Lay Dam Road-Fall

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Fall

1400 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

February 25, 2023

300 Block City Street-General Illness

February 26, 2023

300 Block City Street-Seizure

300 Block Arby Drive-Chest Pain

February 27, 2023

1800 Block 9th Street North-Fire Alarm

100 Block Ollie Avenue-Chest Pain

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Altered Mental Status

200 Block Friendship Circle-False Alarm

2300 Block 7th Street South-Difficulty Breathing

2100 Block 7th Street South-Fall

2100 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

February 28, 2023

200 Block Health Center Drive-Chest Pain

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

100 Block Lilly Street-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block 14th Street South-Public Assist

700 Block 7th Street South-Syncope 





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