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The Thorsby Swedish Festival was held Saturday, October 13. There was a 5K Viking Run, a Car Show, a Parade, and Food and Crafts. The parade began at 9:00 a.m. and featured the new Swedish Festival Queens.


The Chilton County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting for the opening of Willow 31 in Clanton on Thursday, October 10. The store is located on Highway 31, in the building that was formerly the Bar-D Western Store.


A car crashed into the side of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, in Jemison, Tuesday evening. The is no report on injuries.

Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee ballots are now available at the Chilton County Circuit Clerk’s office in the courthouse for the November 6 General Election. Any qualified elector may vote by mail or in person if he or she makes application in writing not less than five days prior to the election and meets certain requirements.

November 1 is the last day voters may apply for a regular absentee ballot for the November 6 General Election. A Photo ID is required for all absentee voters except the following: military, physical disability which prevents their attendance at the polls, and anyone 65 or older who are unable to physically go and vote at their regular polling place.

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:00 until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 205-755-4275.

Friday Night Football Scores
October 5

Reeltown 34 -- Thorsby 26
Isabella 36 -- Keith 20
Maplesville 70 -- Ellwood Christian Academy 6
Autaugaville 34 -- Verbena 6
Bibb County 65 -- Jemison 21

Games Friday, October 12
Bibb County at CCHS
Marbury at Jemison
Maplesville at Isabella
Notasulga at Verbena
Fayetteville at Thorsby (Thursday)

Canine Companion Zurg

Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center provides a friendly environment where children, who may have been abused or neglected, can safely tell their story and receive the support they need.

The organization recently welcomed its newest staff member, Zurg, a Canine Companions For Independence Facility Dog. Zurg will provide a calming effect to help victims if they need to testify in court along with offering attention to the children who come to the organization for help.

Zurg is pictured with his handler, Stephanie Harris.

CCHS Teacher Arrested

Ashley Nicole (Nikki) Maddox was arrested Wednesday on a total of 12 charges. The charges include two Class C Felonies and ten Class A Misdemeanors. One is considered innocent unless proven guilty.

All offenses involve the victimization of minors. The 12 charges on Maddox include two counts of a School Employee Having Sexual Contact With A Student Under 19, two counts of a School Employee Soliciting A Sex Act with a Student Under 19, four counts of a School Employee Distributing Obscene Material To A Student and four counts Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor.

The arrests occurred after a total of three victims were discovered as a result of an investigation by the Clanton Police Department. The investigation initially began as an administrative matter at Chilton County High School and was quickly turned over to the School Resource Officer once criminal acts were alleged.

Once the investigation began developing, other students came forward and disclosed Maddox had subjected them to inappropriate and illegal sexual contact. All the charged offenses occurred over the last few months. During that time, Maddox was an employee of the Chilton County Board of Education.

No court date has been set. Chief Deputy District Attorney C. J. Robinson praised the investigators for their diligence and professionalism throughout the process. “I can’t say enough about the dedication and hard work of the Clanton Police Department and the cooperation of the Chilton County Board of Education. These are serious offenses and while we pray things like this don’t happen, unfortunately sometimes they do," said Robinson

"When the public trust is betrayed, we want to act as swiftly, but as thoroughly as possible. The investigators on this case have worked tirelessly to uncover the truth. I hope we have found all there is to find. If there are more victims out there, please know that you are not alone and coming forward is the right thing to do. We have so many honorable people in Chilton County who have devoted their lives to being the best teachers they can be. Bringing those, who use their position to victimize students, to justice, is the first step in rebuilding the trust of the public," said Robinson.


Clanton Middle School celebrated Homecoming Tuesday, October 2. The Homecoming Court is, left to right: Jenna Baker, Sixth Grade Representative; KeYontis Dennis, Seventh Grade Representative; Belle Richardson, Eighth Grade Representative; and Anna Katherine Baker, Homecoming Queen.

School Reunion

There will be a Seventh Day Adventist School and Kindergarten Reunion on Sunday, October 14. Trinity Episcopal Church once housed the Seventh Day Church. If you attended kindergarten or school in the building, you are invited to attend this reunion which will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to attend the church service at 10:30 a.m.


The Peoples Southern Bank has been selected as the Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for October. The sign was presented Monday morning, October 1. Left to right: Jason Calhoun, Francine Wasden, Billy Singleton, representatives of the Chamber; Richard Moore, Pat Baker, Hailey Ivey, Tara Helfinstine, Darren Wilson, Steve Mims, all representatives of the Bank; Kevin Corley, Van Forrester, Christina Wilkins and Rachel Brasher, all representatives of the Chamber.


Thorsby High School held Homecoming on Friday night, September 21. Left to right: Courtney Jones, Freshman Princess; Caitlyn Birchfield, Junior Princess; Addie Niamon, Homecoming Queen; Rylie Scarbrough, Sophomore Princess; Mesha Mims, Eighth Grade Princess; and McKinley Turner, Seventh Grade Princess.


Chilton County High School celebrated Homecoming on Friday night, September 21. Members of the Homecoming Court are, left to right: Lilly Love, Sophomore Representative; Zoey Collum, Homecoming Queen; Cade Williams, Homecoming King; Sara Kate Emmerich, Junior Representative; and Avery Lynn, Freshman Representative.

The Senior Class was the winner of the Pep Rally Spirit Competiton, Dress-up Days Participation, and the Powder Puff Game between the Seniors and Juniors. The Junior Class placed second in the float competition and second place for Dress-up Days participation. The Sophomore Class won the Powder Puff Game against the Freshman Class, first place in the float competition and first place for their class T-shirt design. The Freshman Class won second place for their class T-shirt design.


There was a two-vehicle traffic accident Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Poplar Springs Road and Highway 31 South in Clanton. It is not known if there were serious injuries.


An automobile crashed into the front of Hayes Drug, in Jemison, Monday morning, September 10. No injuries were reported.


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The leading global-universalist in America during the last
presidential administration was Barack H. Obama himself. We
believe he is still the leader of that pack, during daylight hours as well as candlelight, flashlight, lamplight, and dark hours.

And we cannot help but ask: How in blazes is that supposed to help The People of these United States do anything well, good, or better? Globalism may work in the small minds of some men, but it is not designed to work for those who believe in NATIONAL-sovereignty!

Barack Obama, as president, did more harm to the average
American citizen than anyone alive today will be able to fix, hide, or
defend. According to spread-around information, he is still spreading hiswares around -- and there will be people who follow him, wherever hemay lead. Money begats power. . . and power begats money! FACT!

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