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Welcome To Chilton County News in Clanton, Alabama, "Chilton NLCounty's Best-Read Weekly Community Newspaper" located in the center of the State of Alabama in the Heart Of Dixie. This web site contains local Peach Country information, news and happenings about the people of Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby, Maplesville, Isabella, Verbena and Cooper in Chilton County, Alabama.


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Former Keystone
Employees To Meet

On Saturday, September 15 there will be a reunion for anyone who worked at the Keystone industry in Clanton. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Hall in downtown Clanton.

Jon Hartz from Detroit, Michigan will be the guest speaker.

The charge is $10.00 per person to cover the catered meal. Seating is limited. Call 205-955-2203 to reserve your place.


The Central Alabama Performing Arts Guild presented “Play On” at the Jemison Municipal Complex on Tuesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 9. The comedy featured talented individuals of all ages on stage.

Some of the characters in the play were, left to right, Moriah Woods, who played Aggie Manville; Gannon Jackson, who played Marla/Smitty The Maid; Kay Tippett, who played Gerry The Director; Mary Schierman, who played Polly/Lady Margaret; Susan Martin, who played Phyllis Montague/ Playwright; Savannah Hayes, who played Stagehand Sally; Kelli Smith, who played Louise The Stagehand; and Alex Tatum, who played Billy/Stephen Sellers.

Swedish Festival Pageant

Pageant registration for the 2018 Swedish Festival Pageant will be Sunday, August 26, from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. Registration will be held at the Helen Jenkins Chapel across from Thorsby High School. Applications are available on the website


Left to right: Ed Leigh McMillan, AWF President; Jim Wadsworth, Governor Kay Ivey; Horace Horn, PowerSouth Energy; and Susan Comensky, Alabama Power Company.

James “Jim” Wadsworth of Clanton was recently awarded the Land Conservationist of the Year Award at the 2018 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) held the banquet, co-sponsored by Alabama Power Company and PowerSouth Energy on Friday, August 3 at The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville. Governor Kay Ivey provided opening remarks and assisted with presentation of the awards.
The AWF Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards (GCAA) are the most respected conservation honors in the state of Alabama. Over the past 45 years, AWF has presented these awards to individuals and organizations that make great contributions to the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources. 
Jim has a passion for conservation, especially when it comes to land and its related natural resources. He has served as a trustee for The Nature Conservancy since 1996.
Through his philanthropic and personal efforts, he has impacted the acquisition and stewardship of critical lands and the re-authorization of Forever Wild.
Jim has donated a conservation easement along the Cahaba River, worked with the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center to re-introduce the Coosa Moccasinshell mussel, and assisted with Montane longleaf pine restoration on the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. Ultimately, he has helped conserve more than 165,000 acres of ecologically sensitive lands across the state.
Jim supports organizations in Alabama that do important conservation work, while significantly contributing his time, money, and passion to the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems of Alabama’s unique landscape.
Additional sponsors included Ralph and Catherine Martin, CDG Engineers & Associates, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, Central Alabama Farmers Cooperative, First South Farm Credit, Josh & Mary Virginia Mandell, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Lee Thuston, Russell Lands, Stifel, Talladega Superspeedway, The Nature Conservancy, The National Wildlife Federation, and David & Kelly Thomas. The Westervelt Company and Hammer Construction sponsored the social event prior to the banquet. Alabama Gulf Seafood was sponsored by the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission.
The GCAA was created to promote leadership by example and in turn increase conservation of the natural resources in the state of Alabama including its wildlife, forests, soils, water and air.  The program is designed to bring about a greater knowledge and awareness of conservation practices and projects and to give proper recognition to those persons and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the natural resource welfare of their community and state. 
The Alabama Wildlife Federation, established by sportsmen in 1935, is the state’s oldest and largest citizens’ conservation organization.  The mission of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit group supported by membership dues and donations, is to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity.  To learn more about AWF, including membership details, programs and projects, contact Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-WILD or visit


Riley Locke, left, assisted Payton Parrish with the raising of the American Flag on Tuesday, July 31, at St. Vincent’s Chilton. Parrish installed the flagpole as his Eagle Scout project. Hospital staff, family and friends attended the ceremony.


Tasha Hayes is the new director of the Child Nutrition Program for Chilton County. A reception was held in her honor on Monday, July 30, at the Board of Education office.

Jason Griffin, Superintendent of Education, said, “We are excited to have Tasha Hayes as our new CNP leader. I am looking forward to working with her. Today is about everyone developing a working relationship and friendship with Hayes."


Glenn McGriff was sworn in as the 2018-2019 President of the Clanton Lions Club on Thursday evening, July 26, at the annual banquet. He is pictured with this year’s Peach Queens, left to right: Mary Henning Dale, Zoey Collum, Mattie Woodall, and Anna Mims.

America No Longer Appears As
A Plucked Thanksgiving Turkey!

We see where some of the most liberal and outspoken democrats in the nation believe and say that "America's democracy is in grave danger."

Thanks to those liberal democrats, America has been in the throes of "grave danger" from dangerous politicians for the past half century or more -- especially any terms powered by democrats.

For a lack of calling them something better, those liberal democrats have shown in so many ways that they want to GIVE-AWAY America to any and all, without any caring or consideration what it has COST The American people in trust, hope, and treasure.

Read more Ol' Tuck here! You may need a .pdf reader to view this file.

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