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Remembering the Bay of Pigs invasion

On the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, Jemison resident Frank Atkinson wants to make sure ... Read more | Add your comment

Maplesville softball overcomes early deficit in win over Isabella

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   The Maplesville High School softball team defeated Isabella High School by a score ... Read more | Add your comment

Commission reaches agreement with NextSite

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County Commission approved a resolution to enter an agreement with the ... Read more | Add your comment

IDA approves studies on Ellison property

The Industrial Development Authority is moving forward with environmental studies on the Ellison property that the Chilton County ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Clanton takes first step toward draft beer sales

The Clanton City Council unanimously approved a resolution to request the state legislature pass local legislation allowing the sale of draft beer in the city ... Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

State pauses distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   The state of Alabama has temporarily paused Johnson & Johnson vaccinations as of April 13. The decision came after the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Zachary Seifter.

Columns

Library extends hours

The Chilton/Clanton Public Library is opening for full time service! Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:55 pm

Jemison

IDA to partner for strategic plans beyond Clanton

What will this town look like in the future? Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:40 am

Columns

A magic carpet made of steel

By Billy Singleton/ Community Columnist The 1971 ballad “City of New Orleans,” by Steve Goodman, is a nostalgic and bittersweet remembrance of the passing of ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:02 pm

Columns

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:19 pm

Maplesville

Maplesville Council sponsors books for students

The Maplesville Town Council has approved funds to provide a book for each student in first and fourth grades from The Ambassador. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:52 pm

Clanton

Planning Commission votes to rezone 4 Clanton properties

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   The Clanton Planning Commission voted to have three properties owned by the city of Clanton rezoned during a meeting on ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Clanton

Bicyclists to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis Society

Alabama Power’s Power Pedalers bicyclists group will host its 2021 The Dam Ride on April 16. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:34 pm

Chilton County High School

CCHS track team takes 1st in Wetumpka meet

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County High School Track team placed first overall in the Water Under the Bridge Wetumpka track meet on ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Monday, April 12, 2021 3:53 pm

Clanton

Raleigh’s Place holds disc golf tournament

Raleigh’s Place held a disc golf tournament on April 10. The event took place at the organization’s summer camp location, Camp 1:27 in Clanton. Photos ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:58 am

Maplesville

Athlete of the week

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   This week’s athlete of the week is Maplesville High School baseball pitcher Jackson Abbott. Abbott threw a perfect game on ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:18 am

News

Homeless coalition receives $10 million grant

Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless Inc. is one of 15 regional agencies that has been awarded funds from the federal Emergency Solutions Grant program ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 9:51 am

News

Benz honored for ministry service

From Bridges of Faith The Rev. Tom Benz, founder and president of Bridges of Faith Ministries, in Billingsley has received his Doctor of Divinity (honoris ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, April 12, 2021 9:44 am

Clanton

Crash claims life of pedestrian

From ALEA MONTGOMERY POST — A single-vehicle crash in Chilton County involving a pedestrian approximately 9:46 p.m. on April 9 has claimed the life of ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:59 am

Divorces

Divorce Records

The following divorces were issued in Chilton County from April 1-7:   April 2 Marcy Annette Serle from Neil Stephen Serle   April 5 John ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:03 pm

Marriages

Marriage records

The following marriages were issued in Chilton County from April 1-7:   April 1 Erick Alexander Portillo Maldonado to Emma Meza Michael Zachary Varden to ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:02 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Fire Department

The following is an activity report of the Clanton Fire Department for the week of April 1-6:   April 1   Public Assist: 700 Block ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:01 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office

The following is an activity report of the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office for March 31-April 6:   March 31 Destruction of property by prisoner: 300 ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 3:58 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds

The following deeds were transferred in Chilton County from April 1-7    April 1   James H. Kane and Harry Tippett to Charles A. Traywick ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 3:56 pm

Maplesville

Worthey to be honored on PBS

A longtime resident of Maplesville, Mr. Jimmy Lee Worthey, age 89 and a Covid-19 survivor will be awarded the “Golden Vessel” Award by the Nationally ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, April 9, 2021 3:52 pm

Columns

The season of the pitcher

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   No-hitters and perfect games are a rarity in the games of baseball and softball. That is what makes them so ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:09 pm

Chilton County High School

Deason throws shutout in CCHS softball win

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County High School Lady Tigers softball team picked up a big area win over Pelham High School on ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:35 am

Clanton

Clanton Council to consider draft beer, lodging tax increase

The Clanton City Council is expected to consider a resolution during its meeting on April 12 that would be the first step in allowing the ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, April 9, 2021 10:36 am

Clanton

Martin Funeral Home marks 100th year

Generations of families have relied on Martin Funeral Home to help them through one of life’s most difficult tasks — grieving and saying good bye ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:20 pm

Maplesville

Abbott throws perfect game in Maplesville win

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer   Nerves and butterflies filled every coach and player entering the fifth inning of Maplesville High School’s baseball game against Billingsley ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:39 pm

Clanton

COVID vaccination clinic to be held in Jemison

The Chilton County Health Department is holding its first off-site COVID Vaccination Clinic on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:35 am