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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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A log truck wrecked at the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 31 in Verbena Tuesday, April 17 around Noon. It is not known if there were any injuries.

Man Dies In Accident

A single-vehicle accidenmt at 10:43 p.m. Monday, April 16, claimed the life of a Talladega man. Philip Ray Jenkins, 63, was killed when the 2000 Ford Taurus he was driving left the road and overturned.

Jenkins was ejected and pronounced dead a short time later at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The accident occurred on Alabama 22 near the 63 mile marker, just outside of Clanton. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Republican Party Will Host
Candidate Forum April 28

The Chilton County Republican Party will host a Candidate Forum on Saturday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at Corner Park in downtown Clanton at the intersection of Second Avenue North and Sixth Street North.

State and local candidates will have the opportunity to socialize with prospective voters. Hot dogs will be served.

If you are a candidate and interested in participating, contact C.J. Robinson no later than Saturday, April 21, by email

Town Hall Meeting Is May 1

The Chilton County High School Parent Teacher Organization will host a Superintendent Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 1.

Candidates Tommy Glasscock and Jason Griffin will answer questions.

The event will be held in the CCHS auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m.
If you are interested in submitting a question, email The event is open to the public.


A two-car accident happened Saturday, April 7 around Noon on Highway 31 South in Clanton. The accident happened in front of Clanton Tractor and there were no reports of serious injuries.

Civil War Skirmish

The annual Civil War Living History and Skirmish at Confederate Memorial Park in Marbury is right around the corner. Tour the museum for just $2 and learn more about the story of the Alabama veteran by seeing hundreds of artifacts from the war and the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home.
On April 27 and 28 students and the general public will experience "up close and personal" outdoor living history demonstrations performed by authentically uniformed and equipped Union and Confederate re-enactors. The historic site and authentic Civil War barracks makes this a truly unique experience. Contact the park, 205-755-1990, to learn more about this event and field trip opportunity.


The Chilton County High School Future Farmers of America chapter held a “Thank A Farmer Coloring Contest” for the kindergarten classes at Clanton Elementary School recently. The top three coloring sheet entries from the thirteen classes were awarded various prizes and a visit from the FFA officers.

Front row are winners from the Clanton Elementary School kindergarten classes. Presenting the prizes were FFA members.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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