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Bakery produces cakes enjoyed across the Southeast

Bakery produces cakes enjoyed across the Southeast

By Stephen Dawkins You might expect, upon entering Cakes n’ Candy in Clanton, to be greeted by the inviting and irrestible smell of freshly baked cakes. And there, at the front counter, are a number of delicious-looking treats: caramel, chocolate, pound, red velvet and coconut cakes, to name a few, along with an assortment of […]

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Rose Gallery new dimension of Chilton County Arts Council

Rose Gallery new dimension of Chilton County Arts Council

By Scott Mims Mack Gothard’s dipping gourd and Martha Granthum’s watercolor pet portraits are among the works of art currently on display in Rose Gallery, the latest dimension of the Chilton County Arts Council located at 703 Second Ave. N., Clanton. A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Jan. 14 for the building, which […]

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Local businesses offer Valentine’s options

Local businesses offer Valentine’s options

By Emily Beckett Have you made plans for Valentine’s Day? If not, there is still time to put something special together for the one you love, or for all of your loved ones, right here in Chilton County. Below is a sampling of local eateries and businesses to consider when making Valentine’s Day plans and […]

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Get to know: Louise Pitts, long-time Chilton County educator

Get to know: Louise Pitts, long-time Chilton County educator

Louise Pitts, 60, of Clanton is principal at Jemison Elementary School. She and her husband, Barry, have four children: Samantha Pitts Sims (Kyle), who has two children, Samuel (kindergarten student at Jemison Elementary) and Joseph (student in 3-year-old program at Chilton Christian Academy); Sally Pitts Fichtner (Kevin), who has a 6-month-old, Olivia Faith; B.J. Pitts […]

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Apple cider recipe a cold-weather favorite

Apple cider recipe a cold-weather favorite

By Emily Etheredge When the winter months arrive, Chilton County Master Gardener Margaret Goolsby enjoys keeping warm with her recipe for hot mulled apple cider. “Sometimes you just like to have something that makes you warm,” Goolsby said. “This is a wonderful recipe for the holidays or whenever it is cold outside.” Typically, Goolsby makes […]

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Clanton First United Methodist Church office renovated

Clanton First United Methodist Church office renovated

By Stephen Dawkins The pastor’s office at Clanton First United Methodist Church has been newly renovated, but the history associated with the church has certainly not been lost. Work began on the office soon after the arrival of new pastor Rob West in July 2013. West worked out of the office for a few weeks, […]

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Classic comfort: Doctor’s dream house a reality

Classic comfort: Doctor’s dream house a reality

By Emily Beckett Lisa Green has known what she wanted her house to look like since she was a teenager. Green, 38, grew up looking through home design and décor magazines with her mother and collecting antiques she found at auctions and estate sales. “Little girls plan their wedding,” Green said. “I planned my house.” […]

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Take control of credit cards and debt in the New Year

Take control of credit cards and debt in the New Year

By Sharlean Briggs Do you struggle to manage your credit card balances and other debts? Don’t be too hard on yourself; you are in the same situation as thousands of others. By making the decision to change your money habits, it is possible to make your debt manageable in the New Year. Use these simple tips […]

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Pheasant surprise: Jewelry hand-made from feathers found at game farm

Pheasant surprise: Jewelry hand-made from feathers found at game farm

By Emily Etheredge After seeing the range of colors on the 14,000 pheasants housed at Mims Gamebird Farm in Clanton, Leslie Cleckler decided to create handmade jewelry using loose feathers from the birds. “A lot of times, the feathers will just float in the yard and I will walk around and pick them up,” Leslie […]

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Christmas spirit: Many holiday events planned in Chilton

Christmas spirit: Many holiday events planned in Chilton

By Emily Beckett Chilton County has no shortage of events for residents to attend before Christmas. In addition to annual Christmas parades in each municipality, several local groups will offer indoor events open to the public during the month of December. The Chilton County Master Gardeners Association will hold its first Christmas Home Tour on […]

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