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Library Week

    This is National Library Week. On Tuesday, April 9, the Chilton/Clanton Library hosted a brunch for local and state representatives. A tour of the Library was given. Some of those in attendance were, left to right: Renee Powers, Jennifer Jones, Library employee; Darlene Brock, Director of the Library; Cindy Pate, Regional Director for U. S. Senator Tommy Tuberville; Billy Singleton, Clanton Councilman; Jeff Mims, Clanton Mayor; and Pam and Ronnie Carmichael.


CCHS Class Reunion

    The Chilton County High School Class of 1963 will reunite for a luncheon meeting on Saturday the 27th of April, at the Hickory Chip Restaurant (Bohemian Room), 4966 Alabama Highway 145, Clanton. The Bohemian Room will be open at 10:00 a.m., and ordering from the menu will begin at 11:00.

    All members of the Class of 1963 are encouraged to come out for visiting and fellowship with friends from the “good ole days”.  If additional information is needed, please contact Colyn Moatts at LoCoKayBee@yahoo.com.



Maguire Is New Children's

Minister At Clanton

First Methodist Church

    The First Methodist Church of Clanton is welcoming a new children’s minister.  Laura Maguire is from the children’s ministry staff of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. She grew up at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church in Mobile where she has also previously served. She is originally from Mobile.

    She is engaged to be married to William Percy, who will be attending the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. Their wedding will be May 11.     She will also graduate in May from Bethel University with a B.A. in Ministry Leadership.

    Her first day at the church was Monday, April 8. A welcome event for the couple will be held after their wedding.


Spaces Now

Available For

Peach Jam

    The annual Chilton County Peach Jam Jubilee will be held Saturday, June 8, at Clanton City Park.

Gates will open at 11:00 a.m.

    This is a free outdoor festival featuring live music from country’s greatest artists, along with arts and craft vendors, food trucks, inflatables, hot air balloon rides, and much more.

    You’ll find something for the entire family at this one day event celebrating Chilton County’s peach crop and farmers.

    Sponsorships are available, as are vendor spaces. Visit peachjamjubilee.com for more information or call the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce at 205-75-2400.






Clanton To Receive Some

High-Speed Internet

   Clanton Mayor Jeff Mims has worked diligently to ensure that high-speed Internet is ultimately available to every resident and business, who wishes to have access. He was in Montgomery last week when Governor Kay Ivey announced the awarding of $148.3 million dollars toward the expansion of high-speed Internet service to unserved areas of Alabama.

    Central Alabama Electric Cooperative is slated to receive a grant in the amount of $22,941,912.00 of the available funds to expand their Central Access service in portions of Chilton, Autauga, Coosa, Dallas, and Elmore Counties. The new service will add 300 miles to their existing network, providing access to an estimated 6,338 homes, businesses and public institutions. Although the specific details of the coverage areas have not been announced, Mims expects the expansion to be available to a significant percentage of residents of Clanton.

    Following the presentation by Gov. Ivey, Mayor Mims thanked her and Kenneth Boswell, Director of the Alabama Department of Community and Economic Affairs, for their efforts on behalf of the residents of Clanton and Chilton County. “During the past year, we worked closely with Director Boswell to ensure the residents here would be afforded the opportunity to have convenient access,” Mims said. “I am extremely pleased we have been successful in securing a commitment that will be critical for the future.” At the most recent meeting of the Clanton City Council, Mims announced approximately $17 million dollars in grants have been awarded to the city from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and the Alabama Department of Transportation for infrastructure. This will be for improvement projects relating to city water and sewer system, paving and safety improvements to city streets, economic development, and enhancements to the city park system.





December 8, 2023 -- Some video from the Clanton Christmas Parade. Signature Studio Of Dance captured First Place in the Float competition. The Isabella Minor Cheerleaders were second and The Stange Family came in third.


Changes Announced

For Annual Peach Jam

    Changes in the dates of the annual Peach Jam Jubilee have been announced by representatives from the City of Clanton, the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce, the Clanton Lion’s Club, and the City of Clanton Arts Council. Scheduled for June Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, 2024, the Peach Jam Jubilee, expanded to a two day event, will be the first of a series of happenings planned for the Chilton County Peach Festival.  

    In keeping with tradition, the Peach Festival parade and auction will held on June 29, 2024, the last Saturday of the month. The Peach Queen Pageants, the Peach Run, and multiple events at Clanton Corner Park will be scheduled throughout the month of June. The community will celebrate its most famous agricultural product, along with the farmers who produce Chilton County’s famous fruit, during this time. 

    The Friday night portion of Peach Jam will include a gospel music theme from the stage in Ollie Park. The Saturday main event will be headlined by a major country music recording artist complimented by a very popular rock and roll tribute band.

    The Peach Jam Jubilee will also feature local “Chilton’s Got Talent” performances for finalists selected during preliminary competitions. Leading up to the musical portion of the Peach Jam Jubilee, the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor more than 150 arts and crafts and other vendors in Ollie Park. The venue will include a Farmer’s Market and numerous food options.

    Additional information on the events will be provided in the next weeks and months.




Clanton Fire

Department

Incidents

March 8, 2024

I65 206 Mile Marker North Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 212 Mile Marker North Bound-Freight Vehicle Fire

I65 212 Mile Marker South Bound-Motor Vehicle Accident

I65 212 Mile Marker North Bound-Vehicle Fire

20 Block 2nd Avenue South-Abdominal Pain

700 Block 16th Avenue North-Altered Mental Status

1000 Block Lay Dam Road-Vehicle Fire

100 Block Pinecone Circle-Fall

March 9, 2024

5200 Block County Road 41-Difficulty Breathing

100 Block Billy Drive-Diabetic Emergency

900 Block Wilson Road-Public Assist

1100 Block Lay Dam Road-Traumatic Injury

100 Block Arthur Drive-Stroke

900 Block 3rd Avenue South-Traumatic Injury

300 Block Thrash Road-Fall

100 Block Park Drive North-Altered Mental Status

300 Block City Street-Seizure

400 Block 14th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

March 10, 2024

1100 Block Duren Road-Chest Pain

5200 Block County Road 41-Difficulty Breathing

3900 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

Lay Dam Road and I65-Natural Gas Odor Investigation

800 Block Bradberry Lane-General Illness

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Public Assist

100 Block Oak Ridge Lane-Assault

3800 Block Old Henry Road-Motor Vehicle Accident

17000 Block US Highway 31-Helicopter Landing Zone

March 11, 2024

200 Block Studdard Drive-General Illness

200 Block 16th Street North-Fall

300 Block 2nd Avenue South-Stroke

800 Block 17th Avenue North-General Illness

100 Block Crestview Drive-Fall

200 Block 1st Avenue-Public Assist

1300 Block Woodfin Lane-Allergic Reaction

100 Block Park Drive North-Altered Mental Status

500 Block Airport Road-Fire Alarm

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Seizure

March 12, 2024

800 Block Scott Drive-Traumatic Injury

100 Block Park Drive North-Altered Mental Status

1400 Block 7th Street South-Fall

800 Block Caver Drive-Brush Fire

3300 Block Lay Dam Road-Altered Mental Status

1500 Block McDowell Drive-Structure Fire

1100 Block Duren Road-Diabetic Emergency

1500 Block McDowell Drive-Brush Fire

100 Block 1st Avenue-Brush Fire

5200 Block County Road 41-Difficulty Breathing

March 13, 2024

800 Block Logan Road-General Illness

3300 Block Lay Dam Road-Abdominal Pain

900 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

3000 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

1600 Block Kincheon Road-Brush Fire

March 14, 2024 

200 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

600 Block Thrash Road-Fall

1300 Block 4th Avenue North-Motor Vehicle Accident

700 Block 8th Street North-Difficulty Breathing

800 Block Bradberry Lane-Chest Pain

1st Avenue and 1st Street-Motor Vehicle Accident

2400 Block Big M Boulevard-Blood Pressure Check

400 Block Ollie Avenue-Head Injury

March 15, 2024

200 Block Health Center Drive-Bleeding Non-Traumatic

200 Block Health Center Drive-Syncope

500 Block 7th Street South-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Hoyt Brownie Road-Fire Alarm

300 Block Medical Center Drive-Bleeding Non-Traumatic

100 Block Thompson Avenue-Public Assist

March 16, 2024

200 Block Willis Circle-Diabetic Emergency

March 17, 2024

1200 Block Golden Eye Lane-Overdose

600 Block 7th Street North-Seizure

100 Block Fawn Drive-Difficulty Breathing 

March 18, 2024

200 Block Studdard Drive-Unresponsive

100 Block Medical Center Drive-Altered Mental Status

500 Block 7th Street South-Structure Fire

1100 Block Duren Road-Fall

100 Block Morris Avenue-Stroke

2100 Block Temple Road-Difficulty Breathing

3000 Block 7th Street North-Altered Mental Status

300 Block City Street-Altered Mental Status

800 Block 17th Avenue North-General Illness

March 19, 2024

2500 Block 7th Street South-Bleeding Non-Traumatic

200 Block Health Center Drive-Altered Mental Status

2500 Block 7th Street South-Ches Pain

100 Block Pecan Circle-Syncope

100 Block Pecan Circle-Syncope

200 Block Kendal Estates Place-Fire Alarm

2200 Block 7th Street South-Syncope

100 Block Alan Drive-Chest Pain

March 20, 2024

300 Block Avalon Way-Public Assist

2500 Block 7th Street South-Altered Mental Status

1100 Block Duren Road-General Illness

March 21, 2024 

400 Block 7th Street North-Motor Vehicle Accident

200 Block Willis Circle-Chest Pain

300 Block Arby Drive-Chest Pain

1000 Block Lay Dam Road-Abdominal Pain

Lay Dam Road and Hoyt Brownie Road-Altered Mental Status

2200 Block 7th Street South-General Illness

1400 Block Woodfin Lane-Chest Pain

2800 Block 7th Street North-Difficulty Breathing 

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