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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 Clanton Lions Club, along with other businesses and individuals have donated funds the Thorsby FFA National Trip.  The group is traveling to compete in the 94th National FFA Convention to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana Wednesday, October 27-30. They will be competing for a National Title inDairy Evaluation, Meats Evaluation, Nursery/Landscape and Vet Science. There are four teams who will be competing. The Thorsby FFA appreciates everything that everyone has done to make their trip possible.

    Front row, left to right:  Chris Speaks, Clanton Lions Club; Presley Raye Knighton, Elizabeth Cochran, Tori Mims, Haley Maddox, Ethan Traywick, Cassie Knox, Kendall Braswell, Brian Lucas, FFA Advisor; and Alan Childress, Lions Club President. Back row, left to right, Glenn McGriff, Britt Culpepper, David McCary, Tony Hughes and Cory Clements, Thorsby High School Principal.

    This home on County Road 59 in Verbena caught fire during the night of Wednesday, October 20. No one was injured in the blaze, but the home was a total loss.


Benjamin Russell 28 -- CCHS 14

Luverne 48 -- Thorsby 6

Maplesville 61 -- Verbena 20

Isabella 62 -- Central, Coosa 0


The Streets

    Saturday, October 30, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Trick-or-Treat the Streets event in downtown Clanton. There will be a live DJ and costume contest.

Open House

    Tuesday, November 9, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend Open House for Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center located at 5 Village Square in Clanton.  Light Refreshments will be served.

    Isabella High School celebrated Homecoming Friday, October 8. The Homecoming Queen and her Court are, above, left to right: Stella Traywick, Ashlyn Bohannon, Jaiden Cummings, Sadie Simon, Queen; Lexi Higgins, and Sara Thomas.

    The October Pool Tournament winner at Senior Connection is Bill Price. Left to right: Howard Lewis,Charles Hay, Price, Ray Headley, and Jimmy Smith. Not pictured is Zed Price.

    The delivery app WAITR is now serving Chilton County with over 17 local restaurant partners.  The Chilton Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at one of their restaurant partners, Neighborhood Grill on Thursday, October 21.  On hand was Nicole Beck of WAITR along with Neighborhood Grill owner Jason Lea, Neighborhood Grill staff and Chamber staff.

    Thorsby's Swedish Festival Parade was held Saturday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m. and the new Swedish Queens had a prominent place in the event. Left to right: Kambree Smitherman, Blaire Adams, Hannah Strohmer-Hill, Carlee Wright and Ansley Beauchamp. 

Clanton Fire Department Incidents

September 22, 2021

800 Block Bradberry Lane-Chest Pain

100 Block Price Drive-General Illness

300 Block Arby Drive-Unresponsive

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Public Assist

2300 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

I65 208 Exit-Motor Vehicle Accident

300 Block Smith Street-Difficulty Breathing

September 23, 2021

400 Block Inverness Drive-Unresponsive

700 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

200 Block Lilla Avenue-Unresponsive

1600 Block Samaria Road-Seizure

City Park-Traumatic Injury

September 24, 2021

100 Block Taylor Street West-Police Matter

September 25, 2021

700 Block Cobblestone Circle-Diabetic Emergency

I65 211 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Pinedale Road-Chest Pain

400 Block Lay Dam Road-Childbirth

1000 Block Littlejohn Road-Unresponsive

City Park at Ress Driver Field-Chest Pain

September 26, 2021

400 Block Inverness Drive-Seizure

7800 Block Highway 31 South-Structure Fire

100 Block 3rd Street North-General Illness

400 Block Thrash Road-Diabetic Emergency

1500 Block Taylor Avenue-Police Matter

September 27, 2021

20 Block Park Drive South-Public Assist

400 Block English Street-Overdose

1200 Block 7th Street South-Difficulty Breathing

400 Block Kendal Estates-Public Assist

100 Block 3rd Street North-General Illness

300 Block Park Plaza-Vehicle Fire

1700 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Peach Tree Lane-Childbirth

400 Block Kendal Estates Place-Public Assist

200 Block 15th Street South-Altered Mental Status

September 28, 2021

2000 Block Yellowleaf Road-Altered Mental Status

400 Block Kendal Estates Place-Public Assist

200 Block Willis Circle-Syncope

100 Block Marion Avenue-General Illness

2100 Block 7th Street South-Abdominal Pain

1400 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

400 Block Kendal Estates Place-Public Assist

600 Block 1st Avenue-Fall

2800 Block 7th Street North-Heat Exposure

300 Block Smith Street-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Peach Tree Lane-Child Birth

September 29, 2021

Temple Road and Studdard Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block County Road 372-Structure Fire

2500 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

4100 Block Autumnwood Drive-General Illness

100 Block Augusta Street-Syncope

September 30, 2021

Blacksnake Trailer Park-General Illness

1000 Block Airport Road-Fall

1600 Block Kincheon Road-Transformer Fire

1600 Block 7th Street North-Police Matter

100 Block Taylor Street West-Altered Mental Status

1400 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

October 1, 2021

2100 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

2500 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

500 Block Adams Street-Altered Mental Status

October 2, 2021

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Helicopter Landing Zone

1600 Block Lee Avenue-Structure Fire

1200 Block 7th Street South-Unresponsive

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

October 3, 2021

300 Block Arby Drive-Unresponsive

I65 210 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Martha Street-General Illness

3000 Block 7th Street North-Chest Pain

October 4, 20201

100 Block 11th Street North-General Illness

700 Block 2nd Avenue North-Fall

90 Block Bay Street-Unresponsive

3000 Block 7th Street North-Chest Pain

I65 212 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Park Drive North-Difficulty Breathing

4th Avenue North and 8th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 212 Exit-Motor Vehicle Accident

90 Block Bay Street-Unresponsive

90 Block Crest Loop-General Illness

1 Block Vinson Place-General Illness

October 5, 2021

1000 Block Wood Duck Road-Fall

100 Block Friendship Road-Fall

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Difficulty Breathing

20 Block 2nd Avenue South-Seizure

100 Block 2nd Avenue South-Blood Pressure Check

 3000 Block 7th Street North-Chest Pain

Blacksnake Trailer Park-Difficulty Breathing

200 Block Medical Center Drive-Chest Pain

2200 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

1600 Block 7th Street South-Seizure


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