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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 Annual Chilton

County Memorial Day

Program Is May 27

   The Chilton County Memorial Day program will be held Monday, May 27, at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Chilton County Courthouse in Clanton. Memorial Day honors the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life for our country, the United States of America. 

    The guest speaker will be Veteran Zed Price, Alabama National Guard, 20th Special Forces, Company A. Price, along with many of his friends from Chilton County High School Class of 1963 and other schools, joined the Alabama National Guard shortly after graduation. 

    Price gives credit to Veteran Ivan Smith for his leadership in the height of the Vietnam War. He had to learn and jump from airplanes, both on land and water. He states there were about twelve soldiers who Smith encouraged to join before being drafted, including Ocie DeVaughn, Doug Coe, and Jimmy Wayne Easterling. Price never had to go overseas, but he did protect Martin Luther King when he was in Selma and Montgomery. 

A few weeks before Carl Garrison left for Vietnam, Price talked to him at a cafe. In about six weeks, Garrison was killed in action which Price said touched him deeply. They had attended Cedar Grove Church together as children. 

    Family members of World War II Veteran Staff Sgt. Edward F. Pledger, United States Army, will be laying the wreath In Memory of Sgt. Pledger and all those in Chilton County who lost their lives in war. Pledger was from Lowndes County and has relatives that reside in Chilton County including Jerry Edward Pledger, his nephew, and Marcus Edward Pledger, his great-nephew. He was killed in action and was awarded the Purple Heart, World War II Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation and Army Good Conduct Medal.

Pancake Breakfast

At West End Baptist

   West End Baptist Church will host its annual Missions Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 1. The fundraiser will be from 7:00 until 10:00 a.m. in the church’s activity center.

    Dine in or carry-out.

    Tickets are $5.00 in advance or at the door the day of the event.

    Contact the church for more information at 205-755-0625.

    The church is located at 2005 Second Avenue North in Clanton.

4-H Club Will Have

Summer Day Camps

Beginning June 5 

    Chilton County 4-H Summer Day Camps will begin June 5 at the Chilton County Extension Office in Clanton. Dates are June 5 for Woodworking, June 12 for Crochet, and on July 2 for photography. Classes are from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.

    Ages 9 through 14 are encouraged to register now to learn a new skill or find a new hobby. Each session is $10.00 per camper.

    Registration fee can be paid online or drop by the office and pay with a check or money order. For more information, call Krystal at 205-280-6268.

Named To

Deans List

    More than 1,200 students have been named to the Dean's List for their outstanding academic performance at Jacksonville State University in Spring 2024.

    Those from Chilton County include: Kelsey Scott of Jemison and Kaylee B. Cummings of Thorsby.

Clanton Fire



April 22, 2024

1400 Block 8th Street North-Fire Alarm

300 Block Arby Drive-Syncope

1st Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive-Unresponsive

Enterprise Road and Duren Road-Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

April 23, 2024

100 Block Camille Circle-General Illness

100 Block 14th Street South-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block 14th Street South-Assist Ambulance Personnel

900 Block Wilson Road-Public Assist

100 Block Arthur Drive-Altered Mental Status

1100 Block Samaria Road-Unresponsive

April 24, 2024

200 Block Hay Lane-Fall

800 Block Pine Needle Lane-Difficulty Breathing

50 Block Park Drive South-General Illness

600 Block Clanton Marketplace-General Illness

2200 Block 7th Street South-Blood Pressure Check

500 Block 2nd Avenue South-Syncope

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Public Assist

April 25, 2024

2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

1500 Block 8th Street North-Fall

800 Block Golf Drive-General Illness

100 Block Andrew Street-Public Assist

800 Block Golf Drive-Public Assist

3000 Block 7th Street North-Difficulty Breathing

20 Block 2nd Avenue South-Difficulty Breathing

500 Block Park Drive-Fall

April 26, 2024

800 Block New Style Circle-Chest Pain

800 Block Golf Drive-Abdominal Pain

500 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

I65 205 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

April 27, 2024

1100 Block 4th Avenue-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Mitzou Drive-Chest Pain

100 Block Dogwood Drive-Public Assist

300 Block Parrish Avenue-Public Assist

800 Block Ashley Court-Fall

April 28, 2024 

1400 Block County Road 7-Vehicle Fire

1600 Block Kincheon Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block Parrish Avenue-Abdominal Pain

Blacksnake Trailer Park-Chest Pain

2200 Block 4th Avenue North-General Illness

900 Block Wilson Road-Public Assist

2000 Block 7th Street South-Police Matter

April 29, 2024

900 Block Wilson Road-Public Assist

700 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

2100 Block 7th Street North-Difficulty Breathing

2600 Block Lay Dam Road-Traumatic Injury

800 Block Scott Drive-Extremity Injury

2500 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

2500 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

2500 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

1500 Block Ashely Court-Difficulty Breathing

April 30, 2024

1400 Block 7th Street South-Seizure

Village Square-Syncope

100 Block Crestview Drive-Fall

300 Block 2nd Avenue North-Altered Mental Status

300 Block City Street-Syncope

2000 Block 7th Street South-Vehicle Fire

2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

May 1, 2024

600 Block Cobblestone Circle-Fall

2100 Block 7th Street North-Choking

1500 Block Ashley Court-Assist Ambulance Personnel

2100 Block Ashley Court-Smoke Investigation

700 Block 7th Street South-Fire Alarm

400 Block 1st Street South-Fire Alarm

May 2, 2024

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Fire Alarm

1300 Block 4th Avenue North-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Crestview Drive-Fall

300 Block City Street-Difficulty Breathing

May 3, 2024

Jasper Dennis Road-Brush Fire

900 Block Wilson Road-General Illness

1100 Block Lay Dam Road-Fall

I65 208 Mile Marker South Bound-Vehicle Fire

1500 Block Mt. Pleasant Road-General Illness

May 4, 2024

700 Block Inverness Drive-Diabetic Emergency

100 Block 6th Street South-Police Matter

1100 Block Duren Road-General Illness

1100 Block Duren Road-Altered Mental Status

2100 Block 7th Street South-Police Matter

2nd Avenue North and Hinkle Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

May 5, 2024

80 Block Deer Trace-Unresponsive

1100 Block Duren Road-Fall

1400 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

1500 Block Ashley Court-Seizure

100 Block Dogwood Drive-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block 15th Street North-Unresponsive

May 6, 2024

1100 Block Duren Road-Police Matter

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Motor Vehicle Accident

800 Block Ashley Court-General Illness

400 Block Thrash Road-Fall

1000 Block County Road 47-Difficulty Breathing

1500 Block Ashley Court-Public Assist

600 Block Glenview Avenue-General Illness

May 7, 2024

2600 Block Lay Dam Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block Pinedale Road-Difficulty Breathing

1500 Block Lay Dam Road-General Illness

800 Block Scott Drive-General Illness

800 Block Scott Drive-General Illness

300 Block Arby Drive-Altered Mental Status

1800 Block 2nd Avenue North-Motor Vehicle Accident



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