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Candidate Forum Cancelled

The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce recently decided to cancel the candidate forum scheduled for May 29. Initially, the Chamber of Commerce began hosting these forums because no other group promoted this type of event.The candidate forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce would have been the fourth event of this type to be held during the past four weeks. During the campaign, candidates for local offices have also been afforded a number of opportunities to speak and answer questions at various events and gatherings throughout the county.

Additionally, holding the forum on the day following Memorial Day and during a period in which schools were recessing for the summer would adversely affect attendance. Considering these factors, the board felt the best course of action would be to cancel the forum, keeping in mind that another event might be scheduled should a run-off be required or possibly prior to the general election.


Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church will host a Church Barbecue on Saturday, May 26. Tickets are $7.00 per plate and will be available from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The church is located at 2930 County Road 29 in Clanton.
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The City of Clanton will host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 29, from 1:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All donors with a valid e-mail address on file will receive a $5.00 Amazon gift card and an American Red Cross T-shirt. Everyone is encouraged to donate.
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The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is the close of the business day on Thursday, May 31, at the Chilton County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Room 304. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 205-755-4275 for the Clerk’s Office.
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The Chilton County Arts Council is sponsoring an art exhibition featuring the use of found, recycled and repurposed materials during the month of June. Art may be delivered to the Arts Council building located at 703 Second Avenue North in Clanton on Wednesday, May 30 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Call 334-207-7498 for more information.
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Story Time is held at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library, for ages three and up, on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Toddler Tales, for ages up to three years, is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Jemison Public Library holds Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and there is no age limit. At the Maplesville Public Library, Story Time is held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and there is no age limit.
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The Summer Reading Program at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library will have a Kick-Off Party on Friday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The event is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. There will be games, snacks and face-painting.
Studies have shown that children who read during the summer and participate in their library’s summer program have scored higher on standardized tests than those who don’t participate.
The Library is located at 100 First Avenue in Clanton. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Call 205-755-1768 for more information.


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Festival T-shirts Arrive

The 2018 Peach Festival T-shirts are available for purchase. The Chilton County Peach Queens are pictured, front left, Cambree Crumpton in the sports gray color shirt and Maggi Beth Harrison in the lime green color shirt. Back left, Halle Sullivan is in the peach color shirt and Abigail Porter in Caribbean blue color shirt. Shirts are also available in white.

Shirts are available in sizes youth to Adult XL for $12.00 each. XXL and up are $14.00 each. Shirts are available at Bucks Clothing, Bahama Drama, Morlyn’s, Peach Park and the Thorsby location of Peoples Southern Bank.


PHOTO BY SHELBIE ROBINSON OF RUBY LENS PHOTOGRAPHY

The new Miss Chilton County Queens were crowned on Saturday, March 10. Left to right: Cameron McGhar, Junior Miss, AnnaKate Gray, Little Miss; Averie Porter, Miss; and Cresley Haggard, Young Miss.


NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

The Chilton County Peach Queens traveled to Montgomery this summer to present Governor Kay Ivey some baskets of peaches. Front left, Cambree Crumpton, Young Miss Peach, and Maggi Beth Harrison, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Halle Sullivan, Junior Miss Peach; Governor Ivey, and Abigail Porter, Miss Peach.


Derek Gray conducts the auction of Jerry Harrison's First Place basket of Chilton County peaches. The auction was held June 24 in Clanton and the Carolina Belle peaches sold for $3,400.00.


NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

The Chilton County Farmers Federation purchased the First Place basket of peaches at the Peach Auction on Saturday, June 24 for $3,400.00. The peaches were grown by Jerry Harrison and were the Carolina Bell variety.

Front left, Cambree Crumpton, Young Miss Peach, and Maggi Beth Harrison, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Wendell Kelley of the Farmers Federation, Abigail Porter, Miss Peach; Jerry Harrison, and Halle Sullivan, Junior Miss Peach.

Mountain View Orchards, Steve Wilson and Andy Millard, grew the Second Place basket of July Prince peaches. Third Place was grown by M&M Farms, Mark and Melissa Knight and were the Paul Friday Lucky 13 variety.

Jared Burnette Farms grew the Fourth Place basket and Henry and Suzanne Williams grew the Fifth Place basket. Both Burnette and Williams entered the Bounty variety.


NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

Martha Bell Jones, left, and Ola Faye Pierce Gilliam were recognized at the 2017 Miss Peach Pageant Thursday evening, June 22. Mrs. Jones is the 1954 Peach Queen and Mrs. Gilliam is the 1959 Peach Queen.

The Queens were supposed to serve as Grand Marshalls at this year’s Peach Parade. The parade has been cancelled due to the predicted rain on Saturday. The Peach Auction will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Senior Connection building located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center near the City Park.


PROPER TERM-LIMITS IN CONGRESS WOULD SERVE BALANCE-OF-POWERS!

Term Limits in the U.S. Congress -- in this writer's opinion -- could very well be the best Constitutional governmental adjustment that could possibly be made for the benefit of every citizen of this country calling themselves legitimate, trustworthy, and hopefully deserving.

Those of us who believe firmly in the U.S. Constitution (as written) are strongly in favor of what is being generally proposed in the Alabama House of Representatives for a "return" to a model of direction in the U.S. Congress. It is noticeably and unquestionably citizen-based as opposed to the present-day "model" of CAREER
POLITICIAN.

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