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Colleges notice Johnson’s potential

The offers to play college football are beginning to roll in for Isabella junior lineman Brett Johnson. As ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton Lions Club cancels 2020 Peach Pageant

The list of local events that have been impacted by COVID-19 concerns and social distancing keeps growing. Read more | Add your comment

Timely hits, work ethic highlights Kelley’s career

It has been an emotional time in recent weeks for Verbena senior softball player Madison Kelley following the ... Read more | Add your comment

Artist enjoys creating with wood

Each wooden art piece Ben Smith of Jemison creates is an intricate design crafted from hundreds to thousands ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

What about funds paid for canceled school trips? 

With many highly anticipated field trips being canceled, Chilton County Schools has a procedure in place for parents to request a refund.  Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Maplesville

West Fraser closes temporarily due to COVID-19

The West Fraser mill in Maplesville has closed for the week of April 6 after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

CCS makes changes to food program

Chilton County Schools Child Nutrition Feeding Program will be changing its schedule starting April 13. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:53 pm

Clanton

Ivey announces Ribbons of Hope campaign

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor Gov. Kay Ivey announced her new “Ribbons of Hope” campaign April 7 at the Alabama State Capitol. Ivey encourages the ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:01 pm

Obituaries

Sylvia Jones Patterson

Sylvia Jones Patterson, 78, of Clanton, Alabama, passed away April 5, 2020, at Hatley Health Care, Clanton, AL. She was born November 11, 1941, in ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:57 pm

College signing

Atchison signs to play quarterback at Culver-Stockton

Cole Atchison has signed to play football at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, just months after being named The Clanton Advertiser’s 2019 Offensive Player of ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:32 pm

Clanton

LCTC students offered continued learning opportunities

While Chilton County Schools is offering core classes through online avenues or packets mailed to students, LeCroy Career Technical Center has developed plans to help ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:25 pm

Clanton

Work goes on at local animal farm

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor While COVID-19 may be changing the landscape of date-to-day life for many people across the country, certain industries carry on. ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Monday, April 6, 2020 4:18 pm

Obituaries

Thomas Grady Taylor

Thomas Grady Taylor, age 65, died April 3, 2020, as a result of injuries in an automobile accident in Henderson. He was born March 15, ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Monday, April 6, 2020 4:12 pm

Coronavirus

State launches COVID-19 resource website

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org on April 6. The website will serve as an online resource and contain information regarding how the ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, April 6, 2020 3:53 pm

maplesville baseball

Jones embraced role as MHS’s lone senior

Gavin Jones was the lone senior on this year’s Maplesville baseball team, but it was a role he welcomed from the start. According to Jones, ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, April 6, 2020 3:51 pm

Clanton

LeCroy receives teaching award

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association has named local educator Jay LeCroy the 2020 Teacher of Excellence for Alabama in the high school division. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, April 6, 2020 1:20 pm

Clanton

CCS continues to serve special education students

Chilton County Schools special education department has developed plans to provide service to students while school buildings are closed due to COVID-19. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, April 6, 2020 11:53 am

Clanton

Gov. Ivey issues stay-at-home order for state

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on April 3 issued a stay at home order to be applied statewide. The order will be effective beginning Saturday, April ... Read more

by J.R. Tidwell, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:41 pm

Coronavirus

Free karate workout set for April 9

Finding ways to remain active while staying at home is a dilemma that many Chilton County residents are dealing with. Sean Gilham with Impact Martial ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:14 pm

Coronavirus

No spring practice means being creative

Although there will be no more spring high school sports this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is still important for athletes to finds ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:10 pm

Clanton

3D printing to help in ventilator shortage

Many with 3D printers are stepping up to help address the critical need for ventilators in areas most hit by the COVD-19 strain of coronavirus. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, April 3, 2020 12:53 pm

Clanton

CCS providing emotional support for students

Even though Chilton County Schools has ended face-to-face classes for the school year, the school system is working to have teachers and counselors available to ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:36 pm

Clanton

Jeff State supports students in online classes

Jefferson State Community College, including the Chilton County campus, has moved to alternative methods of instruction for the rest of the school year in response ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:16 pm

Clanton

CAEC receives grants to expand high speed internet

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative has received eight grants from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund to continue its efforts to provide broadband internet access to rural ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:35 am

Clanton

Coping with social distancing

Many are at home more these days as people throughout the United States are being encouraged to stay home and help decrease the spread of ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:27 am

2020 Census

Census continues despite pandemic

One thing that continues to go on even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is the process of gathering data for the 2020 United ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:16 pm

chilton county commission

Courthouse closes to public

The Chilton County Commission declared that the courthouse will be closed to the public for 14 days beginning April 1. “The health of our employees ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:12 pm

Clanton

Chilton County 911 adds text option

Chilton County residents now have a new option to contact 911 dispatchers in an emergency if talking is not possible or would put them in ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:57 pm

Clanton

Ministry providing food pickup

As coronavirus social distancing recommendations continue, some aid local organizations have had to temporarily close. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:42 pm

Clanton

BOE releases at-home study plan for rest of school year

The Chilton County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to provide at-home educational options to students for the rest of the school year during ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:21 pm

Clanton

BOE approves education plan for at-home study

The Chilton County Board of Education has approved a plan to provide at-home educational options to students for the rest of the school year.  Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:46 pm