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

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Benjamin Russell 48 -- CCHS 0

Verbena 32 -- Notasulga 14

Thorsby 22 -- Fayetteville 18

Holtville 49 -- Jemison 16

BB Comer 52 -- Isabella 22

Maplesville 36 -- Autaugaville 0

Selma 30 -- Marbury 14

Billingsley 32 -- Central School Hayneville 30


Homewood at CCHS

Verbena at Calhoun

BB Comer at Thorsby

Demopolis at Jemison

Isabella at Ranburne

Maplesville at Billingsley

Holtville at Marbury

    Clanton City workers installed new lights, Wednesday morning, across Second Avenue downtown in the Entertainment District.

Swedish Festival

October 8

In Thorsby

    The annual Thorsby Swedish Festival will be Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 until 2:00 p.m. Events start at 7:00 a.m. with registration for the Viking Run, which begins at 8:00 a.m. The entry fee for the run is $35.00.

There will be a car show with a $15.00 entry fee for pre-registration or $20.00 the day of the festival.  The parade start time is 9:00 a.m. and you may contact Neil Benson at 205-646-2936 or email Benson.thorsby @gmail.com for more information. 

    The Arts and Crafts booths will open at 10:00 a.m. in Richard Wood Park. Mayor Robert Hight will present the welcome with Marc Hodges having an opening prayer. Thorsby High School Band will present the National Anthem and the newly-crowned Swedish Queens will introduce themselves.

    Winners will be announced for the Viking Run, Best of Swedish Food and Art Show at 10:45 a.m. Entertainment will begin at 11:00 a.m. by various dance groups, twirlers, martial arts and cheerleaders. An eating contest will be held at 1:00 p.m.

    Cambree Crumpton was crowned Clanton Middle School Homecoming Queen on Tuesday night, September 27. She is pictured with her father, Maran Crumpton. 

Two Bodies Recovered

In House Fire

    Two people died in a house fire in Clanton on September 20. At approximately 1:15 a.m., the Clanton Fire Department and Police were dispatched to 2015 Lay Dam Road on a structure fire. A residential structure was found to be fully involved upon arrival.

    No nearby structures were damaged.

    The bodies of two people were found inside, one male and one female. Alabama Sate Fire Marshall and ATF investigators responded to assist in the fire investigation.

    The cause is still under investigation.

    Maplesville High School celebrated Homecoming on Friday night with the crowning of a Homecoming Queen and Princesses. Left to right are: Hannah Poe, Seventh Grade Princess; Kinslee Cummings, Sophomore Princess; Mary Frances Huffman, Junior Princess; Kenley Beasley, Queen; Jaden McGee, Freshman Princess; and Taylor Wallace, Eighth Grade Princess. 

    The 2022 Isabella Homecoming Queen and Princesses are, left to right: Laura Beth Newbill, 8th Grade Princess; Anniston Taylor, 9th Grade Princess; Aliyah Patterson, 11th Grade Princess; Morgan Short, IHS Homecoming Queen; Ashlyn Bohannon, 10th Grade Princess; and Natalie Gray, 7th Grade Princess.

    The 2022 Thorsby High School Homecoming Court is, left to right: Hannah Avery, Sarah Hadder, Coryn Kendrick, Brianna Tyson, Lexie Deavers, and Sadie Killingsworth.

Food Bank


In Clanton

    Every Thursday, from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m., there is a Chilton Bread Of Life Food Bank available to the public. The location is the Senior Connection building located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to the Clanton City Park. It is sponsored by the Clanton First United Methodist Church.

    If you have questions, or for more information, contact Greg Nobles at 205-389-2141.

Clanton Fire



September 1, 2022

1100 Block Duren Road-Abdominal Pain

100 Block Andrew Street-Public Assist

20 Block Park Drive South-General Illness

1400 Block 7th Street South-General illness

900 Block 8th Street North-Syncope

1700 Block Kincheon Road-Chest Pain

1100 Block Lay Dam Road-Public Assist

September 2, 2022

3400 Block 7th Street North-False Alarm

50 Block Opportunity Drive-Fire Alarm

1400 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

2800 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

Logan Road and Enterprise Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Fawn Drive-Stroke

I65 208 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 212 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

1000 Block Lay Dam Road-Traumatic Injury

September 3, 2022

2500 Block 7th Street South-Diabetic Emergency

400 Block Kendal Estates Place-Fire Alarm

September 4, 2022

1400 Block Woodfin Lane-General Illness

1700 Block Glendale Drive-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Fawn Drive-General Illness

I65 206 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

September 5, 2022

700 Block 8th Street North-Chest Pain

100 Block Crestview Drive-Public Assist

1100 Block Lay Dam Road-Public Assist

100 Block Fawn Drive-Difficulty Breathing

September 6, 2022

900 Block Rollan Street-Overdose

300 Block Smith Street-Unresponsive

300 Block Smith Street-Seizure

100 Block Corbin Street-Public Assist

1600 Block Lay Dam Road-Difficulty Breathing

2800 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

300 Block Liberty Street-Unresponsive

2100 Block 7th Street North-Fall

1400 Block 7th Street South-Burn Injury

2600 Block County Road 41-Fire Alarm

September 7, 2022

1300 Block Kincheon Road-Cardiac Arrest

3rd Avenue South and Ruth Street-False Alarm

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Assault

100 Block Andrew Street-General Illness

1000 Block 2nd Avenue South-Police Matter

I65 210 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

400 Block Ollie Avenue-Seizure

1600 Block 7th Street North-Seizure

100 Block Lilly Street-Kitchen Fire

100 Block Lilly Street-Chest Pain

September 8, 2022

2800 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

1800 Block 7th Street North-Chest Pain

1600 Block Jackson Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

I65 206 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

1400 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

September 9, 2022

600 Block Studdard Drive-General Illness

400 Block 2nd Avenue North-General Illness

600 Block Trilliam Lane-Seizure

900 Block 7th Street South-Smoke Investigation

1000 Block Trilliam Lane-Syncope

100 Block Sara Lane-Altered Mental Status

September 10, 2022

100 Block Andrew Street-Chest Pain

100 Block Foshee Street-Bleeding Non-Traumatic

1000 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Blood Pressure Check

September 12, 2022

I65 212 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

700 Block 8th Street North-Fire Alarm

2000 Block 7th Street North-Police Matter

100 Block Lilly Street-Smoke Investigation

1100 Block 7th Street North-Blood Pressure Check

100 Block Fawn Drive-Fire Alarm

100 Block Peach Tree Lane-General Illness

September 13, 2022

200 Block Martha Street-Unresponsive

1600 Block 7th Street North-Fall

500 Block Dunlap Drive-Stroke

100 Block Andrew Street-Fire Alarm

1400 Block 4th Avenue South-General Illness



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