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RECENT NEWS FROM AROUND CHILTON COUNTY!

FOOTBALL THIS WEEK!

Friday night, October 18

Demopolis at Jemison

Marbury at CCHS (HC)

Ellwood Christian at Isabella (HC)

Lanett at Verbena

FOOTBALL SCORES!

Thursday night, October 10

Thorsby 42 - - Fayetteville 14

Friday night, October 11

Notasulga 67 - -Verbena 0

Isabella 48 - - Maplesville 34

Marbury 35 - - Jemison 12

Bibb County 42 - - CCHS 6

"Taste Of Chilton" Winners

    The annual Taste of Chilton was held on Monday night, October 14. The event is a fundraiser hosted by Senior Connection and the Rotary Club. Over 20 vendors presented items from their menu including various sweet and savory dishes.

Attendees voted for their favorite vendors in three categories: Sweet, Savory and Overall. The winners in the Sweet category were Pies by Mike with Peach Park and Smokey Hollow tying for second place. Chubb Fathers won in the Savory category with Country Lane Too Caterers placing second and B’s Market placing third. The Overall winner was County Lane Too Caterers with Chubb Fathers placing second. St. Vincent’s Peach Tree Bistro and B’s Market tied for third place.

Car Crashes Into Building

    A car crashed into Linda’s Beauty Shop, on Lay Dam Road in Clanton, around 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 13. The car left the road, spun around and entered the north side of the building backwards.


    The inside of the beauty shop was significantly damaged.


    The driver of the car was not injured and left the scene of the accident with family members. Linda’s Beauty Shop is in the same building as Pinedale Gardens. 

One Dead Following Shooting

    An altercation between two Chilton County men has left one man in critical condition and a woman dead. Reports indicate someone hit a dog with their vehicle, resulting in one of the men going to the home of the dog’s owner. The altercation resulted in gunshots being fired.


    The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation and has taken one man into custody. The online inmate records show the man taken into custody has been charged with murder and no bond has been set.

Homecoming Week At CCHS

   Chilton County High School students will celebrate Homecoming the week of October 15-18. Dress-up days will be Generation Day on Tuesday; Country vs. Country Club on Wednesday; Jersey Day on Thursday; and Class T-shirt Day on Friday.


    Students are busy working on floats for the homecoming parade which will be held on Friday. The parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. and go around the roads behind Chilton County High School. A pep rally will follow at 1:45 in Tiger Stadium.


    Prior to the game, beginning at 4:00 p.m., there will be tailgating on the band practice field. The homecoming court will be crowned at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. A homecoming dance for CCHS students will be held after the game.

CCHS Homecoming

    Chilton County High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday night, October 18, in Tiger Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Candidates for Homecoming Queen include Sara Kate Emmerich, Jada Neal and Alyssa Stillwell. Candidates for Homecoming King include Shi Keem Laister, Jackie Shi, and Deon Thomas.


    Candidates for Junior Representative include: Kelsey Cleckler, Lilly Love, and Saniya Underwood. Candidates for Sophomore Representative include: Reign Aldridge, Hayden Melton and Lily Newton. Candidates for Freshman Representative include: Morgan Cullum, Belle Richardson and Lynn Stamps.

Fire Prevention Month

    October is Fire Prevention Month. Children from the First United Methodist Preschool visited the Clanton Fire Department on Wednesday, October 2. Fireman Paul Shearon is pictured with the children as he gave them fire helmets to carry home with them.


    Fireman Brian Jones explained to the children how to call 9-1-1 in case of a fire in their home. He also talked about how they should stop-drop-roll in case their clothing ever catches on fire.

Lions Present Awards

    The Evening Lions Club awarded Glenda Strength the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for Humanitarian Services on Monday night, October 7. Some of the past recipients in the Evening Lions Club who have received the award include: Danny Carter, Terri Nobles, Greg Nobles and Frank Daniel.


    The Evening Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Connection Facility located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Clanton.

Food Drive For Chilton County

    The 34th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center began on October 15 and continues through November 30. Donations received will help families who have experienced an emergency and need help putting a meal on their table.


    Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Chilton Countians can help by donating non-perishable food items, make a monetary donation, or organize a food drive at your workplace, school or church. Donations may be dropped off at the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center, 502 Enterprise Road, Clanton.

 

    Monetary donations can be sent to CCEAC, P.O. Box 1305, Clanton, AL 35046. Contact Donny Finlayson at 205-755-7062 with questions or to arrange a pick-up at your location.

Warehouse Sale October 19

    There will be a warehouse sale on Saturday, October 19, at 1750 County Road 461 in Clanton. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Clanton First United Methodist Church. There will be a variety of items for sale including furniture, china, and home decor.


Everyone is invited to attend the sale.

Christmas Bazaar November 2

    Lime Springs United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 2, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Breakfast of sausage and biscuit, juice and coffee, along with lunch of soup and all the fixings, will be available.


Sale items will include homemade crafts, woodcraft items, Christmas decorations, cakes and candies. You are invited to attend for a day of fun, food and fellowship.


Directions to the church are: take Highway 145 and turn right onto County Road 55 toward Lay Lake. Go approximately three miles and turn left onto County Road 61. Go one mile and the church is located on County Road 184.

Public Demonstration

    There will be a public demonstration of the DS200 voting machine and the automark handicap machine on Wednesday, October 23, at 12:00 noon. The machines will be used in the November 5, Special General Election for the Alabama State House District 42 seat.


    The demonstration will be held at the Clanton Facility Building, 309 First Street North, Clanton. Anyone interested may attend

STATE FAIR LIVESTOCK SHOW WINNERS!

Youth Goat Show

     Over 250 exhibitors competed in livestock shows during the Alabama National Fair October 4th through 14th in Montgomery. Intermediate Showmanship winners in the Youth Goat Show were, from left, Caedon Smith of Dadeville in Tallapoosa County, first place; Helen Gladney of Buhl in Tuscaloosa County, second place; and Olivia Childress of Thorsby in Chilton County; third place. Intermediate Showmanship is for students ages 13-15. 

Premier Exhibitor Winners

    Intermediate Division Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Goat Show during the Alabama National Fair Oct. 5 in Montgomery were, from left, Helen Gladney of Buhl in Tuscaloosa County, high individual; Olivia Childress of Thorsby in Chilton County, second place; and Caedon Smith of Dadeville in Tallapoosa County, third place. The Premier Exhibitor contest recognizes the students’ knowledge, showmanship and livestock evaluation skills.

Junior Showmanship Winners

     Junior Showmanship winners in the Youth Goat Show during the Alabama National Fair Oct. 5 in Montgomery were, from left, Ella Prince of Wetumpka in Elmore County, first place; Lillian Smith of Jemison in Chilton County, second place; Ella Sanford of Wetumpka in Elmore County, third place; Foster Ratliff of Coaling in Tuscaloosa County, fourth place; Colton Searcy of Glenwood in Crenshaw County, fifth place; and Nathan Brand of Coker in Tuscaloosa County, sixth place. Junior Showmanship is for students ages 9-12.

Junior Division

    Junior Division Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Goat Show during the Alabama National Fair Oct. 5 in Montgomery were, from left, Ella Prince of Wetumpka in Elmore County, high individual; Lillian Smith of Jemison in Chilton County, second place; Ella Sanford, of Wetumpka in Elmore County, third place; Nathan Brand of Coker in Tuscaloosa County, fourth place; and Foster Ratliff of Coaling in Tuscaloosa County, fifth place. The Premier Exhibitor contest recognizes the students’ knowledge, showmanship and livestock evaluation skills.

Beginner Showmanship

    Beginner Showmanship winners in the Youth Goat Show during the Alabama National Fair Oct. 5 in Montgomery were, from left, Claire Smith of Jemison in Chilton County, first place; Walton Epperson of Opelika representing Chambers County, second place; Paisley Kendrick of Montevallo representing Chilton County, third place; Emma Gandy of Troy in Pike County, fourth place; and Colt Gandy of Troy in Pike County, fifth place. Beginner Showmanship is for students ages 4-8.

Beginner Division

    Beginner Division Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Goat Show during the Alabama National Fair Oct. 5 in Montgomery were, from left, Claire Smith of Jemison in Chilton County, second place; Emma Gandy of Troy in Pike County, third place; Walton Epperson of Opelika representing Chambers County, fourth place; and Colt Gandy of Troy in Pike County, fifth place. The overall high individual, Paisley Kendrick of Montevallo representing Chilton County, was not pictured. The Premier Exhibitor contest recognizes the students’ knowledge, showmanship and livestock evaluation skills. 

CCHS TIGER BAND!

  Chilton County High School hosted an Alumni Band performance on Friday, September 27. Former band members marched into the stadium and performed during the pregame show.  Former Band Director, Jim Swindle, was in attendance and the Band Practice Tower was named in his honor. 

THORSBY SWEDISH FESTIVAL PARADE and

JIM SWINDLE BAND TOWER AT CCHS!

Open House Held At Jemison Library

By Becky Tucker, News Reporter

    An Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held on Sunday afternoon, October 6, for the new Jemison Library. The building, which is located on Main Street in the older section of Jemison, underwent a total renovation to become the home of the Library.


    Rex Bittle, City Councilman, welcomed everyone by saying, “A tremendous amount of work has gone into this. We are thankful for the library system in our county which provides books to share all around the county.”

    

    Bittle also thanked Mayor Eddie Reed and his fellow council members, George Brasher, Donnie Lane, Robert Morris and Sam Reed, for approving and funding the Library. He thanked Shannon Welch, Chairman of Jemison’s Planning Commission, for his vision in facilitating the acquisition and conversion of the historic building. 

    

    “The Library will give family and friends a place to gather and take advantage of the resources provided through books and computers,” Bittle said. “Some of the history of the city has been restored through the restoration of the building.”

Tammie McGriff, Librarian, thanked everyone who had a part in making the new building a reality. “It has been a group effort and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help,” she said. “We give all the glory to God.”


    Cheryl English, Assistant Librarian, thanked Mayor Eddie Reed for being behind the project since the beginning. “He helped us to get everything done and has worked patiently with us. Thanks also to every contractor and person who has had a hand in the project. We are so excited and blessed.”


    Recognition was given Senator Cam Ward, Rep. April Weaver, the late Rep. Jimmy Martin, Danny Glasscock, James Smith, Greg Deavers, Justin Killingsworth, Clay Mims, Frank Wilkins, and Glenn McGriff for their time, labor, materials, money, and skills provided in the restoration of the building, contents and grounds surrounding the property.

Clanton Fire Calls

September 25, 2019

100 Block Arthur Drive-Motor Vehicle Accident

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Seizure

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

1400 Block 7th Street South-Traumatic Injury

2800 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

September 26, 2019

100 Block Arthur Drive-Public Assist

3000 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Seizure

3000 Block 7th Street North-Syncope

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

1100 Block Duren Road-Bleeding Non Traumatic

100 Block Taylor Street-Altered Mental Status

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Unresponsive

500 Block Brookwood Drive-Bleeding Non Traumatic

September 27, 2019

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

Yellowleaf Road and Friendship Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Abdominal Pain

2100 Block 7th Street North-Burn Injury

700 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

3000 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

3700 Block 7th Street North-Unresponsive

1200 Block 7th Street South-Seizure

4th Avenue North and 14th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Ruth Street-Chest Pain

September 28, 2019

300 Block City Street-Altered Mental Status

Ollie Avenue at soccer field-Heat Incident

1100 Block Samaria Road-Assault

September 29, 2019

1500 Block 15th Place-Abdominal Pain

1500 Block Taylor Avenue-Altered Mental Status

1700 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

700 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

1600 Block Mt. Pleasant Road-General Illness

September 30, 2019

700 Block Cobblestone Circle-Allergic Reaction

400 Block 14th Street South-General Illness

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Seizure

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Extremity Injury 

700 Block 2nd Avenue North-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 212 Exit-Grass Fire

300 Block Park Plaza-Abdominal Pain

2800 Block 7th Street North-Fall

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

1300 Block 4th Avenue North-Assist Police

October 1, 2019

3000 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

2100 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

3000 Block 7th Street North-General Illness

October 2, 2019

200 Block Pinedale Road-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block 11th Street South-General Illness

1100 Block Pinedale Road-Public Assist

Town Mart Shopping Center-Public Assist

1300 Block 8th Street North-General Illness

1600 Block Samaria Road-Seizure

2500 Block 7th Street South-Chest Pain

October 3, 2019

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-Assault

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

2500 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

200 Block County Road 792-Structure Fire

Highway 145 and County Road 51-Motor Vehicle Accident

1600 Block Trilliam Lane-Kitchen Fire

October 4, 2019

2300 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Ollie Avenue-Difficulty Breathing

200 Block County Road 792-Structure Fire

I65 204 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block County Road 448-Grass Fire

I65 208 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

Thrash Road and Temple Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

2000 Block Big M Boulevard-General Illness

2000 Block Yellowleaf Road-Assault

100 Block Dogwood Court-Smoke Investigation

300 Block City Street Seizure

October 5, 2019

3300 Block Lay Dam Road-Assist Police

1600 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

October 6, 2019

100 Block Elwyn Avenue-General Illness

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Chest Pain

300 Block Ollie Avenue-Unresponsive

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Syncope

80 Block Spring Lake Boulevard-Fire Alarm

October 7, 2019

1100 Block Temple Road-Difficulty Breathing

Enterprise Road and Lacy Street-Seizure

1900 Block 7th Street North-Unresponsive

2000 Block Lay Dam Road-Fire Alarm

1300 Block 4th Avenue South-Chest Pain

1900 Block 7th Street North-Public Assist

1600 Block Samaria Road-Seizure

October 8, 2019

2300 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

1400 Block 7th Street South-Stroke

4000 Block 4th Avenue North-Unresponsive

300 Block City Street-Chest Pain

400 Block 2nd Avenue North-Fall

I65 and 7th Street South-Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

2000 Block 7th Street South-Helicopter Landing Zone

1800 Block 9th Street North-Public Assist

2300 Block 4th Avenue North-Fall

200 Block Willis Circle-Diabetic Emergency

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