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

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    Halle Sullivan was crowned 2021 Miss Peach by Marybeth Porter, 2019 Miss Peach on Thursday night, June 24, in the McKee Auditorium at Chilton County High School. Her court includes, left to right: Laken Flowers, Miss Congeniality; Annabel Mullinax, First Alternate; Halle Sullivan, Queen and Casual Wear Winner; and Alyssa Zeigler. All four young ladies were scholarship winners.

    The annual Peach Art Show awards were presented Thursday morning, June 24. In the Senior Division, the winners are, left to right: Tommy Crumpton, Honorable Mention; Peggy Smith, First Place; Gloria Ronayne, Second and Third Place. The art is on display in the lobby of River Bank & Trust in downtown Clanton until Wednesday, June 30.

    The annual Peach Art Show awards were presented Thursday morning, June 24. In the Junior Division, the winners are, left to right: Luke Turner, Honorable Mention; Aiden Turner, First Place; and Charlotte Blencowe, Second and Third Place.

    Cresley Haggard was crowned 2021 Junior Miss Peach by Sophie Porter, 2019 Junior Miss Peach on Tuesday night, June 22, in the McKee Auditorium at Chilton County High School. Her court includes: Anna Lewellen, First Alternate and Miss Congeniality; Kayleigh Payton, Second Alternate; Ashlynn Newsome, Third Alternate; and Makaila Crumpton, Fourth Alternate. Haggard was also named the Casual Wear Winner.

Homecoming At

Lime Springs

    Lime Springs Church will host a “Meet And Greet” Saturday night, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. to welcome recording artist Kenny Keith, of Huntsville, to Clanton. Everyone is invited to meet him, hear a few songs, and enjoy cake and coffee.

    The church will celebrate its 137th Homecoming Sunday, June 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Keith will be the guest singer and Bro. Jim Shannon will bring the message. Lunch will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.

    Sophie Oaks was crowned 2021 Young Miss Peach by Lexie Deavers, 2019 Young Miss Peach on Monday night, June 21, in the McKee Auditorium at Chilton County High School. Her court includes: Anna Bell Bentley, First Alternate; Lydia Payton, Second Alternate; Lexi-Kate Hayes, Third Alternate; and Saydie Smith, Fourth Alternate. Oaks was also named the Casual Wear Winner.

Peach Run

    The annual Peach Run was held on Saturday, June 19. Despite the rain, runners competed for prizes and peaches. Two runners, who are sisters and grew up in Chilton County, are pictured with the 2019 Peach Queens. Ryleigh Green, Little Miss Peach, is pictured in front. Back row, left to right: Jessica Pitts Trotman, Sophie Porter, Junior Miss Peach; Lexie Deavers, Young Miss Peach; Marybeth Porter, Miss Peach; and Samantha Pitts Sims.

Sims was the Overall Female Winner in the 10K race. Trotman was the Female Winner in the 30-39 year-old age group for the 10K. She placed second overall in the 10K behind her sister. Trotman lives in Montgomery and Sims resides in Clanton. 

    Nora Kate Camarillo was crowned 2021 Little Miss Peach by Ryleigh Green, 2019 Little Miss Peach, Saturday night. Her court includes: Ellie Jane Harrison, First Alternate and Casual Wear Winner; Macie Lee Lovelady, Second Alternate; Lorelai Simmons, Third Alternate; and Avery Smitherman, Fourth Alternate. Audrey Baxley was the coloring contest winner.

    The Miss Peach Pageant will be Thursday night, June 24, at 6:30 in the auditorium at Chilton County High School. On Thursday night, June 17, the contestants painted a peach following practice.

    Clanton First United Methodist Church is hosting God’s Word during the month of June. On Thursday, July 17, the attendees learned about oil spills and how to clean them up.

    This year’s theme is “Under The Sea” and the children are learning all about God’s aquatic creation. Each class has chapel, art projects, science lab, snacks and playtime.

    The Chilton County Peach Queens presented Mayor Jeff Mims with a basket of peaches on Monday, June 14, at Clanton City Hall. Standing in front is Ryleigh Green, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right, Sophie Porter, Junior Miss Peach; Mayor Mims, Marybeth Porter, Miss Peach; and Lexie Deavers, Young Miss Peach.

    The Queens were officially kicking off Peach Week in Chilton County. They and Mayor Mims extend an invitation to attend all events which begin Saturday night, June 19.

Clanton Fire Department Incidents

June 1, 2021

500 Block 4th Avenue North-General Illness

800 Block Scott Drive-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Kemp Street-Fall

2300 Block 7th Street South-Abdominal Pain

500 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block 7th Street North-Natural Gas Leak

June 2, 2021

300 Block Battle Circle-Carbon Monoxide Alarm

4th Avenue North and 15th Street-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 205 Exit South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block 2nd Avenue South-Fire Alarm

700 Block 8th Street North-Syncope

1400 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

100 Block Morris Avenue-Unresponsive

June 3, 2021

200 Block Studdard Drive-Public Assist

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Public Assist

1400 Block 7th Street South-Head Injury

100 Block Foshee Street-Public Assist

200 Block Willis Circle-General Illness

June 4, 2021

1100 Block Trilliam Lane-Seizure

4th Avenue North and 7th Street-Motor Vehicle Accident

2400 Block Big M Boulevard-Fire Alarm

4000 Block Yellowleaf Road-Difficulty Breathing

1500 Block 15th Place-Abdominal Pain

Blacksnake Road and 7th Street North-Police Matter

I65 209 Mile Marker North Bound-Vehicle Fire

2200 Block 4th Avenue North-Difficulty Breathing

700 Block 16th Avenue North-Public Assist

800 Block Lake Mitchell Road-Police Matter

June 5, 2021

900 Block 7th Street South-Assault

1000 Block Price Drive-Altered Mental Status

1400 Block 8th Street North-Public Assist

3000 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Crestview Drive-Public Assist

I65 208 Exit North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 206 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Ollie Avenue-General Illness

1700 Block 8th Street North-Rubbish Fire

June 6, 2021

600 Block Cobblestone Circle-General Illness

1300 Block 4th Avenue South-Public Assist

 2200 Block 4th Avenue North-Diabetic Emergency

3000 Block 7th Street North-Chest Pain

200 Block Louise Street-Power Pole Fire

100 Block Mims Circle-Childbirth

June 7, 2021

800 Block Pine Needle Lane-Chest Pain

I65 209 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Mitzou Drive-Difficulty Breathing

200 Block Medical Center Drive-Chest Pain

1400 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

June 8, 2021

700 Block 16th Avenue North-Public Assist

100 Block Billy Drive-Diabetic Emergency

4000 Block 7th Street North-Power Lines Down

2800 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist


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