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    Clanton’s Tree Lighting and Parade, Jemison’s Tree Lighting and Parade, Thorsby’s Parade and Maplesville’s Old Fashioned Christmas have all been canceled for this weekend due to the threat of inclement weather.

    The events have been rescheduled for next weekend, December 8, 9 and 10.   

Two Local Churches Join

Their Congregations In

Lessons And Carols Program

    For almost twenty years, the east side of Clanton has enjoyed the traditional service of Lessons And Carols.  

    This year, Walnut Creek Methodist and Trinity Episcopal churches join their congregations in word and song on Sunday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Walnut Creek church, 314 County Road 458, in Clanton.

    This service includes scripture readings and song leading up to the Birth of Christ during this season.  This service is based on the old English service started in England long ago.

    Chris Speaks is Pastor of Walnut Creek and Mark Likos is Pastor of Trinity Episcopal.

    Malissia Jackson is the music director for Walnut Creek and is directing the service, assisted by Joan McGriff and Walter Hayden as musicians and a choir composed of members of both churches and other friends of the community.

    Everyone is welcome to this beginning of Advent, and prelude to Christmas.   

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For Extension Office

Holiday Workshops

    The Chilton County Extension Office is offering two upcoming workshops. The first will be a holiday wreath making workshop on Thursday, November 30, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20.00 and participants will learn to make their own wreath using natural items that can be found anywhere in Alabama’s forests. All materials will be provided. 

    The second workshop will be Thursday, December 7, at the Gathering located at 106 Chilton Place in Clanton.

    Two local businesses will be highlighted in a fashion show. There will be food demonstrations and a hands-on decorative project. Entry is a canned food item. 

    Call 205-280-6268 with any questions you might have and to register for either or both events. 

Emergency Assistance

Center Holiday Sale

Will Be December 8

    The Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center will hold its Holiday Sale on Friday, December 8.

    All proceeds that day will go to he United Way of Central Alabama, Inc., which supports the Center.

    They accept non-perishable food items, used clothing, white goods, furniture, appliances and monetary donations.

    The Center is located on Enterprise Road in Clanton.

    THE 2023 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TOOK place at the Clanton Country Club over the weekend of October 28 and 29. Following are the winners in each category: Danny Robinson, Senior Club Champion; Sammy Cox, Super Senior Club Champion; Steven Smitherman, Club Champion; and James Greer, Net Club Champion.


Selects Chairman

By Becky Tucker, News Reporter

    The Chilton County Commission met on Tuesday night, October 24. Chairman Jimmie Hardee brought before the commissioners they would be selecting a new Chairman as his term was expiring. A new Chairman needed to be nominated and voted on at the meeting. “It has been an honor to be your Chairman this last two years,” he said. “I will tell you I have enjoyed it; it has been stressful at times. I will not be seeking the election as Chairman this upcoming year.”

    Randell Kelley, the current Vice-Chairman, was nominated by Hardee to serve the next year as Chairman. He was approved by his fellow commissioners and will preside beginning at the next meeting. “Thank you for putting your confidence in me,” Kelley said. “I will work hard, diligently, with your help.” Darrell Bone was approved as Vice-Chairman. 

    Commissioner Matthew Mims asked for approval of a resolution to spend $13,000.00 for phase one at Minooka Park and an archeological study to be done on property that could be purchased in the future. The resolution was approved.

    Discussion was held to hire a CPA firm to complete the 2022 audit. Commissioners want to be able to sell bonds before the end of the year to fund a new courthouse.  Commissioner Joseph Parnell stated he felt there could be a better bond rating with the up-to-date 2022 financial audit. A resolution was passed allowing the Chairman and Sylvia Singleton, County Administrator, to find someone who can do the audit quickly and is affordable.

    Sales and use tax abatements were given to Heard’s Restaurant, who will be locating in Clanton in the near future. The abatement was approved as part of the consent agenda and the amount was not discussed in the meeting. Approval was also given for an exemption to abate sales and use tax related to an equipment acquisition by the Alabama Mineral Springs Water Project.

Thorsby Christmas

In The Park And Parade

    Thorsby’s annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 2, at 9:00 a.m.

Jemison Tree

Lighting And Parade

    The City of Jemison Christmas Tree Lighting will be Thursday, November 30, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. There will be vendors in the auditorium to help with your holiday shopping. A hot cocoa bar will be provided by the city. Live entertainment will be held, food trucks will be there, and Santa for photographs. The tree will be lit at 7:00 p.m. in front of City Hall. Everyone is invited to attend this annual event.

    The annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Clanton Parade

And Tree Lighting

    The Clanton Christmas Parade will be held Friday night, December 1, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in downtown. Immediately following the parade, the Tree Lighting will be held at Corner Park. There will be live music by Adam Hambrick, photos with the Santa, food trucks, and carnival rides for the children. The Grinch will also be there for photos. 


Christmas Event

Maplesville’s Old Fashioned Christmas will be Sunday, December 3, from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.  The event is totally free. Churches, business owners and kind-hearted individuals may set-up and hand out free items. No vendors will be accepted at the event. 

    Mark your calendars and this family oriented event. There will be a Trail of Trees, music, fair rides, carriage rides, pony rides, food, kids area with inflatables, and Santa will be there too.

    There will be a variety of photo opportunities. The event will be downtown.

Clanton Fire



October 22, 2023

900 Block Studdard Drive-Public Assist

October 23, 2023

300 Block Smith Street-Seizure

200 Block Health Center Drive-Chest Pain

100 Block Hinkle Road-Structure Fire

800 Block Golf Drive-Unresponsive

300 Block Parrish Avenue-Public Assist

200 Block Willis Circle-Abdominal Pain

1300 Block 4th Avenue South-Syncope

1300 Block Enterprise Road-Altered Mental Status

October 24, 2023

400 Block 1st Street South-Fire Alarm

1300 Block Ashley Court-Childbirth

500 Block Jackson Street-General Illness

2100 Block 4th Avenue North-Syncope

800 Block Golf Drive-Public Assist

2000 Block Yellowleaf Road-General Illness

200 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

1400 Block 2nd Avenue South-Syncope

October 25, 2023

300 Block Arby Drive-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Lilly Street-Chest Pain

100 Block Elwyn Avenue-Fall

October 26, 2023

400 Block 5th Street North-Public Assist

700 Block Keystone Drive-Difficulty Breathing

500 Block 2nd Avenue North-Stroke

1100 Block Duren Road-Brush Fire

October 27, 2023

2600 Block Lay Dam Road-General Illness

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

300 Block Arby Drive-Chest Pain

200 Block 8th Street North-Cardiac Arrest

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Assault

2800 Block 7th Street North-Fall

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Unresponsive 

October 28, 2023

5200 Block County Road 41-Difficulty Breathing

I65 204 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

500 Block English Street-Unresponsive

400 Block Cobblestone Circle-Fall

1200 Block 5th Avenue North-Public Assist

I65 211 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Willis Circle-Difficulty Breathing

October 29, 2023

400 Block Thrash Road-Public Assist

300 Block 1st Avenue-Fall

300 Block 10th Street-Altered Mental Status

100 Block 14th Street-Unresponsive

400 Block Airport Road-Difficulty Breathing

October 30, 2023

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

2200 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

400 Block 17th Street North-Overdose

100 Block Arthur Drive-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Fall

800 Block Golf Drive-Fall

200 Block Health Center Drive-Fall

300 Block 3rd Avenue South-Fall

1200 Block 7th Street South-Overdose

400 Block Airport Road-Altered Mental Status

1600 Block Lay Dam Road-Bleeding Non-Traumatic

October 31, 2023

1600 Block Kincheon Road-Fall

1400 Block 7th Street South-Fall'

1300 Block Woodfin Lane-Chest Pain

1400 Block 7th Street South-Fire Alarm

900 Block 1st Avenue-General Illness

400 Block Airport Road-Altered Mental Status

1400 Block 8th Street North-Chest Pain

November 1, 2023

I65 211 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

4100 Block Autumnwood Drive-Chest Pain

I65 206 Mile Marker South Bound-Grass Fire

1100 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

1400 Block 7th Street South-Seizure

100 Block Park Drive North-General Illness

2100 Block 7th Street South-Diabetic Emergency

1300 Block Kincheon Road-Grass Fire

100 Block Lilly Street-General Illness

800 Block Golf Drive-General Illness

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Smoke Investigation

I65 211 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

November 2, 2023

I65 208 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

1200 Block Coodey Road-Vehicle Fire

300 Block City Street-Blood Pressure Check

2100 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

300 Block Kendal Estates Place-General Illness

300 Block Medical Center Drive-General Illness

1300 Block Moatts Drive-Smoke Investigation

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Chest Pain

November 3, 2023

900 Block Studdard Drive-Public Assist

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

2000 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

600 Block Clanton Marketplace-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Difficulty Breathing

1000 Block 2nd Avenue North-Seizure

1400 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

1600 Block Kincheon Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

800 Block Scott Drive-Public Assist

2000 Block 7th Street South-Fall

November 4, 2023

100 Block Park Drive North-Cardiac Arrest

800 Block Golf Drive-Public Assist

600 Block Clanton Marketplace-Stroke

November 5, 2023

I65 213 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Helicopter Landing Zone

100 Block Park Drive North-Structure Fire

4000 Block 4th Avenue North-Unresponsive

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Chest Pain

200 Block Willis Circle-Altered Mental Status

900 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Altered Mental Status

1600 Block Moatts Drive-Brush Fire

I65 205 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

November 6, 2023

800 Block Bradberry Lane-Abdominal Pain

I65 205 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

2300 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

November 7, 2023

Lay Dam Road and I65-Motor Vehicle Accident

10 Block Vinson Place-Syncope

800 Block Golf Drive-Assist

300 Block City Street-Bleeding Non-Traumatic

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

1300 Block 7th Street South-Childbirth

I65 212 Exit South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Thompson Avenue-Public Assist

100 Block Marie Street-Difficulty Breathing

400 Block Kendal Estates Place-General Illness

2600 Block Lay Dam Road-Altered Mental Status

20 Block 3rd Avenue South-Fire Alarm

2500 Block 7th Street South-Fire Alarm

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain 



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