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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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Miss Chilton County pictures here!

NEWS PHOTO BY BECKY TUCKER

McWhorter Is Miss Chilton County
Jade McWhorter is the new Miss Chilton County. The new queen and her court, left to right, are: Tiffany Davis, Miss Congeniality; Madi Price, Third Alternate; Savannah Swindle, First Alternate; Jade McWhorter, Queen and Sportswear Winner; Whitley Smith, Second Alternate and Photogenic Winner; and Courtney Penton, Fourth Alternate.


NEWS PHOTOS BY BECKY TUCKER

Cole Wilson, left, won the Chilton County Spelling Bee Friday morning with the correct spelling of “animosity.” He is the son of Brandon and Jennifer Wilson and is an 8th grade student at Thorsby School. Kyle Tillery, an 8th grade student at Maplesville School, placed second.


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Grant At Clanton Middle School

The Chilton Education Foundation has been awarding grants to classroom teachers in Chilton County schools for the past twenty years. This year approximately $20,000.00 was recently awarded to at least one teacher in each school.

Judge Chris Speaks and Jason Calhoun, foundation member, awarded Deidre Bishop at Clanton Middle School grant money last week. Pictured left to right: Judge Speaks, Bishop, Carla White, CMS Principal; and Calhoun.


NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER

Traffic Accident On Highway 31 South!

A terrible traffic accident happened Monday morning around 9:30 on Highway 31 South in Clanton. Three cars were involved in the accident and one person was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The accident happened in the curve in front of the auto parts store and traffic was backed up both ways while the injured were treated.


NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER

Sewage flows into Goose Pond Creek Friday morning.

Sewage was reported spilling into Goose Pond Creek, in Clanton, Friday morning, January 20. Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver, city employees and contractors were quickly on the scene and worked in to Friday night to find and stop the leak as fast as possible.

No word yet on the amount of sewage that spilled into the creek.


RAINING IN PEACH COUNTRY!

NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER

Walking path next to Goose Pond Creek.

NEWS PHOTO BY BEN TUCKER

New softball fields in Clanton.

Overnight Storms Bring
Much Needed Rain

Chilton County received some much needed rain Saturday morning, January 21. Roads in several parts of the county were covered in water making travel hazardous.

It is reported that U. S. Highway 82 had several areas underwater. The creek at Goose Pond Park was out of its banks and part of the walking track under the Highway 31 bridge was completely underwater.

The new softball fields at the Clanton City Park were submerged by the steady downpour of rain.

Justin Gentry, Chilton Weather Observer, reports that Durbin Farms in the Fairview community, east of Clanton, recorded wind gusts of 48 miles per hour at 7:29 Saturday morning and 3.16 inches of rain as of 9:21 a.m.

Other rain recorded around the county as of 9:23 Saturday morning included 1.8 inches at Jemison; 2.25 inches at Thorsby (Boozer Farms); and 1.89 inches at the Clanton airport. The Thorsby Area Experiment Station reports 2.25 inches of rain has fallen there.



THE "POLITICALLY-CORRECT" IN AMERICA NEED TO WAKE-UP AND
TO THINK WITH SOME SMARTS!

We cannot help but notice that those who are called (either by themselves, or the rest of us) "politically-correct" in America need at least one or two lessons in economics, intelli-gence, government, education, sex, politics. . . ad infinitum!

It always seems that those known as "politically-correct" (either earned, imagined or chosen) ALWAYS come down on the side of an issue that is filled with ignorance, selfishness, and/or thoughtlessness. They are designed and programmed to do the opposite to anything that even resembles intelligent-thought and/or selfless consideration for the rest of humanity.

Double-speak is their vocabulary-of-choice, and it always seems to be an "earned" definition. If the politically-correct are in any way patriotic, they make certain that you will not find it out, and they will not allow it to define their attitude under any circumstance.

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