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VA Office opens in Chilton County

Military veterans in Chilton County will now have more readily available options at their disposal following the official ... Read more | Add your comment

Care Net parenting classes to start June 22

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Chilton County will kick-off its parenting classes for women on June 22. Read more | Add your comment

Baker continues to ‘make a difference’

For the past 25 years, Barry Baker has been giving back to the people of Chilton County with ... Read more | Add your comment

Overheard prayer encourages community member

It was a quiet night as Ericka Childers sat on her porch in the West End neighborhood and ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

911 Board discusses ambulance service

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor Members of the Chilton County 911 Board are considering community members to recommend for a committee to develop required specifications ... Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Jemison

Several candidates to run for House District 49 seat

Six Republican candidates and one Democratic candidate have qualified to run in a special election for Alabama House District 49. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from May 29 – June 3

May 29 -Terry R. Avery to Theresa R. Avery Jose G. Solano-Cornejo to Delores Davis June 2 -April L. Coggins to Anthony Montez Law -Eric ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:41 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County from May 28 – June 2

May 28 -James Hubbert and Kelley Hubbert to Scott Randall Robinson and Cynthia Amber Robinson, for $225,000, land located in Section 6, Township 20, Range ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:39 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office reports from May 27- June 2

May 27 -Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle; Theft of property: County Road 876, Clanton -Possible attempted mail theft: 4000 block of County Road 480, ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:38 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Police Department reports from May 24 – May 31

May 24 -Burglary alarm: Price Drive -Fight: Seventh Street North -Burglary alarm: Price Drive -Burglary alarm: Oak Ridge Lane May 25 -Burglary alarm: Seventh Street ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:38 pm

Divorces

Divorces in Chilton County from May 28 – June 4

May 28 -Natasha Preston from Joseph Preston June 2 -Jacob Robinson from Marisa Robinson -Paul Frady from Crystie Frady June 3 -Amy Burns from Charles ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:37 pm

Graduations

OPINION: Graduation season is upon us

A furry of graduation ceremonies are about to take place within the next week. Graduation season is always a cool time of year, but the ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, June 5, 2020 3:57 pm

Clanton

Appeals court upholds Osgood conviction, death sentence

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and death sentence for James Osgood the first week of June. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:03 pm

Clanton

CES completes professional development despite COVID

The end of the school year looked different this year for Clanton Elementary teachers as they finished classes through virtual means or received completed paper ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:37 pm

West Chilton Volunteer Fire Department

Smith’s career of service leads to fire chief

After 40 years with the West Chilton Volunteer Fire Department, Susie Smith is now leading the way as fire chief. It is a role she ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:46 pm

chilton county chamber of commerce

Chamber searching for shots of natural beauty

The Chilton County Chamber of Commerce is asking for help from its fellow residents by searching for nature photos taken near one of the county’s ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:40 pm

Clanton

Teacher raising funds for summer activities for students

Clanton Elementary reading specialist Monique Harton has started two virtual fundraisers to purchase books and activity supplies for students to have some educational fun this ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:09 pm

Chilton County Veterans Office

Veterans Service Office set for ribbon cutting

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled to christen the opening of the Chilton County Veterans Service Office at 110 Sixth St. S in Clanton ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:16 pm

Clanton

School board looking to fill vacancy

The Chilton County Board of Education is accepting applications to appoint a board member to fill the unexpired term of Brian Jackson. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, June 1, 2020 9:12 am

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Police Department reports from May 16 – May 23

May 16 -Assist public: Meadowood Drive -Wreck with injuries: I-65 -Property damage: Lay Dam Road -Burglary alarm: Randall Circle -Fight: Town Mart -Fight: Seventh Street ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office reports from May 20- May 26

May 20 -Possession of a controlled substance; Possession of drug paraphernalia; Possession of marijuana; Firearms license required: Fourth Avenue North, Clanton -Unlawful breaking and entering ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:38 pm

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from May 21 – May 28

May 21 -Kaitlyn Leann Barnett to Blanton Taylor Strickland May 22 -Mary Elizabeth Jones to James Austin Shropshire -Daniel Zambrano to Sierria Cisco May 26 ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:36 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County from May 21 – May 27

May 21 -Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to April M. Holcombe, for $24,000, land located in Section 22, Township 21, Range 15. -Sandra K. McLain, as ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:34 pm

Columns

What to do with so many strawberries

The bucket had seemed huge when I bought it full of strawberries from a local vendor earlier this month. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:15 pm

Clanton

Library to hold revamped Summer Reading Program

The Chilton/ Clanton Public Library has found a creative way to offer its annual Summer Reading Program with a mix of in-person and virtual fun. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, May 29, 2020 2:51 pm

Clanton

Humane Society looking for foster parents

The Humane Society of Chilton County is asking for help caring for animals after an influx of 40 animals. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:47 pm

Broadband survey

Clanton Council approves broadband survey funding

The Clanton City Council unanimously approved $9,000 to cover their portion of a countywide broadband survey initiative. Whitney Barlow, executive director of the Industrial Development ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:44 pm

Columns

Local dog’s story inspiring Hope

Joyous, black Labrador Retriever, Lucy knows the meaning of “hard times” and overcoming them. Lucy, age 3, began professional training for competitions when she was ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:47 pm

clanton city council

West End gun fire creates ‘uneasy feeling’

Velma Tinsley spoke to the Clanton City Council during its May 26 meeting on behalf of the West End community. She raised concern regarding recent ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:30 pm

chilton county chamber of commerce

Wasden retires from Chamber

Francine Wasden recently retired as executive director of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce. It was a position Wasden held since August 2018 after spending ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:27 pm

Clanton

Local blood donation opportunities scheduled

Chilton County residents will have the opportunity to help keep blood donations at needed levels without leaving the county on June 12. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:12 am