Chilton County

Your Town Friday: Chilton County Peach Fest Preview

Chilton County Peach farmer Kenneth Easterling says that peaches aren’t the only thing that make Clanton stand out, but its by far the most well known. He describes Clanton as “a good place to visit a better place to live”. He also says “I go around selling peaches from different locations, and you’ll be surprised how many times I hear…

Looking Ahead to Chilton County’s Peach Season

Peaches are a southern staple, from the pies to the preserves. Chilton County has made a name for itself as being the Peach Capital of Alabama. The Durbin Farms Market in Chilton County is still quiet ahead of the summer season. Farmers say a few peach trees have already started blooming, but a cold snap could be bad news for…

Large Wildfire at Autauga-Chilton Co. Line

Wildfire IMG_6427 wildfire IMG_6438 wildfire IMG_6441 (1) Several wildland firefighters with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) are currently battling a large wildfire along I-65 near the Autauga-Chilton county line, between mile markers 197 and 198. The wildfire is creating a considerable amount of smoke on the road and motorists are advised to use caution in the area. At this hour,…

Doctor’s Office Shooter Sentenced to Prison

A man who fatally shot his wife at a central Alabama doctor’s office has been sentenced to prison. Multiple media outlets report that Eric Heath Price was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison in the death of his 24-year-old wife Leaj Jarvis Price. Investigators have said Price fatally shot his wife after she fled to a doctor’s office near…

Unrestrained Child Dies in Crash

Authorities are investigating a highway crash that claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the wreck happened Tuesday afternoon in Chilton County, about 9 miles south of Clanton. The Alabama Highway Patrol said the boy died after the car in which he was riding left the road and overturned. Authorities said the boy was sitting…

Chilton Co. Nursing Home Employee Convicted of Abuse

Attorney General Luther Strange announced the conviction of a former employee of a Chilton County nursing home for the abuse of a resident of the facility. Katherine Blevins Lenoir, 53, of Maplesville, pleaded guilty today to one count of reckless abuse of a protected person, a class C felony. Lenoir is a former employee of Don Hatley Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Clanton. Lenoir, a…

Selma Man Killed in Accident with Tractor Trailer

A Selma man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Chilton County. David Austin Banks, 29, was killed when the 2010 Dodge Charger he was driving collided with a 2005 Peterbilt tractor trailer on U.S. 82 at the 111 mile marker. The crash occurred around 12:15 Tuesday afternoon. Banks was pronounced dead at the scene. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to…