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Athlete of the week

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer This week’s athlete of the week is Lexi Smith, starting pitcher for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Verbena baseball cruises to 10-5 win

By Zachary Seifter/Staff Writer It didn’t start well, but the Verbena varsity baseball team beat Indian Springs High ... Read more | Add your comment

Early deficit costs Jemison baseball in loss to Montevallo

By Brandon Sumrall/ Special to the Advertiser A three-run top of the first inning by the visiting Montevallo Bulldogs ... Read more | Add your comment

Bolton leads Jemison softball to win over CCHS

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer The Jemison High School softball team beat the Chilton County High School Lady Tigers ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING NEWS

Verbena High School campus safe after gun found

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the main campus of Verbena High School after a gun was found around 10:30 a.m. on March 5. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Maplesville

Arrest made in truck theft

A Maplesville man was arrested on vehicle theft-related charges on March 1 by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

Clanton to consider grant for full-time fire department

The Clanton City Council is expected to consider approval for the Clanton Fire Department to apply for a grant that could fund making the fire ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:37 am

Columns

OPINION: It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!

Every year, there are weather seasons, holiday seasons and sale seasons. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:51 pm

Columns

COLUMN: Hiking from “Bama” to Baxter, Maine

For the last several years, M.J. “Sunny” Eberhart, age 82, has been the caretaker Pinhoti’s Flagg Mountain. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:26 pm

Columns

HISTORY COLUMN: Remembering the Good Old Days?

Travel in the 21st century is a matter of convenience. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:13 pm

News Main

Thorsby softball wins shootout over Verbena

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer The Thorsby High School softball team pulled out an 11-9 win over Verbena High School on March 3. The game featured ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:56 pm

Clanton

McGhar to be featured on ‘American Idol’

Cameron McGhar of Clanton auditions in San Diego, California as the all-star judging panel searches for the next superstar on a brand-new episode airing March ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:22 pm

Clanton

Lykes named YMCA assistant director

Lloyd Lykes has been named assistant director for the YMCA of Chilton County. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:49 am

News Main

Dustin Connell wins first Bass Pro Championship

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer Former Clanton-native Dustin Connell won his first championship as a member of the Bass Pro Tour on Feb. 26. He took ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:35 am

Clanton

Powers re-elected Chairman of Congressional District 6

Reneé Powers has been re-elected Chairman of Congressional District 6 of the Alabama Republican Party at the ALGOP Winter meeting of the State Executive Committee ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:38 am

Clanton

Mickey Bates re-elected association director

From Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association Mickey Bates of Clanton Tractor & Equipment Co., a Kubota Dealer in Clanton, was re-elected to serve as a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:31 am

Chilton County High School

CCHS softball team dominates Thorsby

By Brandon Sumrall/ Special to the Advertiser Hot bats and shutdown pitching propelled the Chilton County Lady Tigers softball team to an 11-2 victory at home ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:08 am

Jemison

Designs unveiled for Jemison Main Street renovation

Excitement is mounting for planned improvements to a portion of Main Street in the old downtown of Jemison. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:14 am

News

Thorsby to hold town clean-up day on March 27

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer The town of Thorsby is organizing a town clean-up day on March 27. It will be from 8 a.m. to noon. ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:12 am

Clanton

Pinson named Alabama principal of the year

Ron Pinson has been named Alabama High School Principal of The Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, March 1, 2021 4:13 pm

Clanton

Troop 337 invite community to celebrate National Girl Scout week

Girl Scout Troop 337 will be participating in National Girl Scout week March 5-12. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, March 1, 2021 4:03 pm

Clanton

Mickey Bates re-elected association director

From Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association Mickey Bates of Clanton Tractor & Equipment Co., a Kubota Dealer in Clanton, was re-elected to serve as a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:40 pm

Maplesville

MHS teacher receives grant for reading resources

Maplesville High School special education teacher Brittany Yeargan has been awarded a $750    Bright Ideas grant from the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, March 1, 2021 2:32 pm

Maplesville

Maplesville softball team wins Verbena Tournament

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer The Maplesville High School softball team reeled off five straight victories on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 to win the Verbena ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:24 am

Columns

Leaping Leap Years!

This weekend marks a unique time for mankind and our ability (or inability) to measure time accurately. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:02 am

Clanton

Welcome home, Zabransky family!

Three months of hard work and anticipation culminated for Nicole Zabransky on Feb. 26 when she officially received the keys to her new home during ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:50 am

News Main

Mistakes doom Thorsby in loss to Calhoun

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer They didn’t lose because they weren’t good enough. In the end, the Thorsby High School basketball team lost because of ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, February 26, 2021 7:03 pm

Columns

Nice to meet you

By Zachary Seifter/Staff Writer   I have been told quite a few times this week that I have big shoes to fill. I didn’t know ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:36 am

Marriages

Marriages from Feb. 18-26

The following marriages were issued in Chilton County from Feb. 18-26:   Feb. 18 Jose Alberto Gonzalez Duran to Iralda Itzel Gonzalez Duran Dustin Steven ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:28 am

Divorces

Divorces Feb. 12-24

Divorce The following divorces were issued in Chilton County from Feb. 12-24: Christopher Van Wart from Heather Lyn Van Wart Barry Justin Ray from Brandy ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:25 am

Land Transactions

Deeds Feb. 15 -Feb. 25

Deeds The following deeds were transferred in Chilton County from Feb.15 -Feb.25  : Feb. 17 Shane M. Jones and Debra L. Jones to Raymond Lynn ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:20 am