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Abbott’s four scores power MHS past Verbena

Maplesville had their way with Verbena, as the battle of Red Devils turned out to be a 56-16 ... Read more | Add your comment

Mustangs advance to super regionals, last local team standing

The Isabella Mustangs volleyball team is three wins away from competing in the state volleyball tournament. Isabella was ... Read more | Add your comment

Resilient Panthers defeat Central-Tuscaloosa

Josh Gilliland crossed the goal line for a successful two-point conversion and the Jemison Panthers won 14-13 in ... Read more | Add your comment

Tigers lose close one on homecoming

By BRANDON SUMRALL Special to the Advertiser   A bittersweet end to homecoming week befell Chilton County High ... Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Parole requests denied for three inmates

Three violent offenders with Chiton County ties have been denied parole. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Jemison

Jemison Council changes water/sewer rates

The Jemison City Council approved an increase in usage rates for water and sewer during a voting session on Oct. 5. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Opinion

Food box giveaway scheduled

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist will host a free food box giveaway, Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 am. The giveaway is a monthly ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:19 pm

Obituaries

Max Franklin Scott

Max Franklin Scott, 86, of Clanton passed from this world on Oct. 16, 2020 to join loved ones in Heaven. He was born June 29, ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, October 19, 2020 10:27 am

Obituaries

Morris Eldred Horton, Jr

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Morris “Butch” Eldred Horton, Jr. of Alabaster, Alabama, who passed away on Oct. 14, 2020, at the ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, October 19, 2020 9:48 am

Alabama preps

Isabella throttles Central-Coosa

Isabella crushed Central-Coosa 68-0 on Oct. 16 to improve to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in Region 3-2A. The comfortable homecoming victory for the Mustangs was ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:40 am

Boise Cascade

Boise Cascade donates cardiac monitor to TFD

Thorsby Fire Department can now save lives more effectively thanks to Boise Cascade donating a new cardiac monitor to the department. According to Thorsby Fire ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:56 pm

Clanton

Local puppeteers in TV production 

“Dr. Thylacine’s Halloween of Cryptids,” a joint project of local and Atlanta-based puppeteers, has been selected to air on AIB Network television in Atlanta. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:51 pm

College application fee

College application fees waived next week

The week of Oct. 19-23 is a special week for many high school seniors because it is free college application fee week in the state ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:54 pm

Game of the Week

Game of the Week: Rebels end weekslong layoff against Luverne

It has been weeks since Thorsby has played a football game, but that all changes Oct. 16 when the Rebels host the Luverne Tigers. Thorsby ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:53 pm

Alabama preps

Week 8 top performers

Brady Harrison, Maplesville Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 4-yard run in overtime Ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries Had six ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:49 pm

Career fair

Possible career fair scheduled for spring

For Chilton County Schools career coach Wendy Fortner, making sure high school seniors understand their options once they graduate is a major role of her ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:45 pm

Clanton

Mims preparing for first day as mayor

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor Jeff Mims will officially become mayor of Clanton on Nov. 2. That will be a historic one in that it ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:13 pm

Clanton

Inmate dies of apparent suicide

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor An inmate has died in the Chilton County jail of an apparent suicide. Jason Fred Howell, 36, had been arrested ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Columns

Halloween event scheduled for Jemison Dixie Ball Field

Jemison Youth Athletics (JYA) will host a Halloween Bash at Jemison Dixie Youth Ball Field, 820 Guy Street, on October 31, from 1-6 p.m. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:17 pm

chilton county senior connection

Senior Connection to honor Driver’s birthday

Ever since former Mayor Billy Joe Driver’s death, several in the community have done their part to remember his historically lengthy tenure in office. Add ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:38 pm

Alabama preps

Red Devils in good shape after overtime win

The Maplesville Red Devils clamped down on its control of the Region 4-1A standings with a 27-21 overtime road victory against Notasulga on Oct. 9. ... Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:29 pm

Alabama preps

PHOTOS: Verbena football vs. Loachapoka

The following are photos from Verbena’s varsity football game against Loachapoka on Oct. 8. Photos by: ANTHONY RICHARDS Read more

by Anthony Richards, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:21 pm

Clanton

Schiermann chosen for prestigious puppetry mentorship

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor Mary Schiermann of Clanton is one of only five people in the world chosen by the Los Angeles Guild of ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:29 pm

Clanton

Bridges of Faith holding fundraiser auction

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor Bridges of Faith in Billingsley has received an unexpected gift that it is hoping to turn into operating funds. The ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:53 am

Clanton

Clanton Council approves pursuing land purchase

The Clanton Council approved pursuing the purchase of an undisclosed piece of property during a meeting on Oct. 12. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, October 12, 2020 8:33 pm

Clanton

Group raising funds for K-9 officers

Community members are raising funds to donate to the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office for needs of the K-9 officers. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, October 12, 2020 9:12 am

Clanton

Chilton Baptist collecting Christmas Backpacks

Thoughts are turning toward Christmas for Chilton Baptist Association member churches with the annual Christmas Backpacks for Children and Teens campaign. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, October 12, 2020 8:57 am

Land Transactions

Deeds transferred in Chilton County from Sept. 22 – Sept. 28

Sept. 22 -Patricia Ann Kelley to Kelley Properties LLC, for $77,500, land located in lot 3, block 2 of W.A. Crowson Glendale addition to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 4:50 pm

Marriages

Marriages in Chilton County from Sept. 25 – Sept. 30

Sept. 25 -Madison Taylor Bolton to Anna Grace Hilyer -Phillip Michael Rhodes to Victoria Nichole Plyder Sept. 28 -Miranda Dean Lett to Felicia Marie Padilla ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 4:49 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office reports from Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Sept. 23 -Information report: County Road 37, Clanton -Civil dispute: County Road 75, Clanton -Criminal trespass: 1100 block of County Road 446, Marbury -Criminal mischief; ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 4:48 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Fire Department reports from Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Sept. 23 -Chest Pain: 200 Block Willis Circle -Abdominal Pain: 300 Block Debra Avenue -Public Assist: 2300 Block 4th Avenue North -Motor Vehicle Accident: 700 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 4:47 pm