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Q’s House of Cards opens in Clanton

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   Card collectors of Chilton County, there is now a store for you. Q’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Thorsby FFA’s longest legacy

Thorsby FFA extended their win streak in the State Meats Evaluation Career Development Event to eight on May ... Read more | Add your comment

County Commission approves Clanton’s exit from IDA

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County Commission voted to accept the city of Clanton’s to exit ... Read more | Add your comment

Against all odds: Mom shares her child’s triumphant cancer battle

At 11 years old, Lilianna Thompson has already overcome more difficulties than some will in a lifetime. Read more | Add your comment

Clanton

Former CCHS band director enters plea bargain

Former Chilton County High School band director Ashlee Elizabeth Steinman has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a charge of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Clanton

IDA formally accepts Clanton withdrawal

The Chilton County Industrial Development Authority board approved formally accepting the Clanton City Council’s withdrawal from the organization during its May 11 meeting. Read more | Add your comment

by Joyanna Love.

Columns

OPINION: Cutting the ribbon

One of the most visible functions of Chambers of Commerce across the nation is the hosting of ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses, retail outlets, manufacturers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:41 pm

Clanton

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:03 am

Schools

Chilton County youth complete leadership training

An elite group of ninth and 10th graders from throughout Alabama attended the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana April 29-30. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:21 pm

Clanton

Clanton approves reserve officer updates

The Clanton City Council unanimously approved updates to the reserve officer program operating procedures and funding for uniforms. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:49 pm

Maplesville

Athlete of the week

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County Athlete of the Week for the week of April 30 through May 7 is Maplesville softball player ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:55 am

Chilton County High School

Chilton County softball playoffs recap

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The playoffs got started last week for high school softball teams in the state of Alabama, with each team playing ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:15 am

Lifestyles

New music festival planned

Regional musicians in the pop/punk genre are coming to Chiton County this summer for the first Summercore Fest on June 19. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:25 pm

Clanton

Chilton County 4-H students prepare for state competitions

The Chilton County 4-H held its Livestock Judging Clinic on May 8, in preparation for the state contest coming up. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:58 pm

Columns

A Home Run in Dedication: “Littleman” Ellison honored

Since 1985, baseball and softball players at Jemison Youth Dixie Ball Field probably have witnessed James “Littleman” Ellison working at the park. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 1:00 pm

News

Thorsby Softball tames the Mustangs in Area Tournament

On May 7, Thorsby’s Lady Rebels claimed the top spot in 2A Area 6 over Isabella’s Lady Mustangs. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:53 am

Clanton

West End observes National Day of Prayer

West End Baptist Church in Clanton held its annual National Day of Prayer service on May 6. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:45 am

Clanton

Coosa Currents: Serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in Coosa Currents. The full publication is available at The Clanton Advertiser, 1109 Seventh Street N in Clanton. By JOYANNA ... Read more

by Joyanna Love, Monday, May 10, 2021 10:25 am

Chilton County High School

CCHS baseball season ends

By BRANDON SUMRALL/ Special to the Advertiser The Chilton County High School varsity baseball team was dealt a third round knock-out blow on May 7 at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 9:44 am

Clanton

CPD restarts reserve officer program

The Clanton City Council is set to renew the Clanton Police Department’s reserve officer program. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:29 pm

Marriages

Marriage records

The following marriages were issued in Chilton County from April 30-May 7:   April 30 Gracen Barton Hall to Katie Michelle Brothers   May 3 ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:42 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Clanton Fire Department

The following is an activity report of the Clanton Fire Department for the week of April 28-May 4:   April 28 Syncope: 200 Block 8th ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:41 pm

Fire and Police Reports

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office

The following is an activity report of the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office for April 28-May 4:   April 28 Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle; ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:38 pm

Land Transactions

Deeds

The following deeds were transferred in Chilton County from April 30-May 5:    April 30 Johnny Mack Hayes and Barbara P. Hayes to CS Homebuilders ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:37 pm

News Main

Verbena softball dominates area tournament

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   It was not very hard to see coming. In fact, considering what happened in the Loachapoka High School v. Autaugaville ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:54 am

Clanton

Cyber Security class open at LCTC

A new class in cyber security will be available to Chiton County Schools seniors starting next school year. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:23 pm

Obituaries

Sherry Stroud Cooper

Sherry Stroud Cooper, 70, of Clanton, Alabama passed away May 2, 2021 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:17 pm

Isabella

Isabella runner brings home state title

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Isabella High School Track and Field team had two athletes bring home three total medals from the state championship ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:25 pm

Chilton County High School

CCHS softball to face Pelham for spot in Regional Playoffs

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The Chilton County High School softball team began its area tournament on May 5. The tournament was held at Helena ... Read more

by Zachary Seifter, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:22 pm

Clanton

Teachers hired for new school year

The Chilton County Board of Education began filling needed positions for next school year during its May 3 meeting. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:53 pm

Columns

My experience with the COVID-19 vaccine

My initial thought about the COVID-19 vaccine was that I would get it if it ever became required. Read more

by Joyanna Love, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:01 am