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Funeral Arrangements Announced for Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver

Billy Joe Driver, 84, of Clanton passed away July 9, 2020 at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham, Alabama due to COVID-19. He was mayor of the City of Clanton. On Monday, July 13, a walk-through visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Clanton City Hall. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m….

Clanton Mayor Dies of COVID-19

The city of Clanton has announced the death of their mayor, Billy Joe Driver. Driver was 84-years-old. He died Thursday, July 9 after being admitted to the hospital last week for COVID-19 treatment. Driver had been the mayor of Clanton since 1984. He was expected to retire later this year. His death comes as cases are increasing in the state…

Former Clanton Police Chief Pleads Guilty

The former chief of an Alabama police department has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. State Attorney General Steve Marshall told Alabama media that Brian Allan Stilwell pleaded guilty Thursday to violation of ethics law and the fraudulent use of a credit card. The plea ended a trial that began Monday. The crimes he pleaded guilty to happened between 2010 and…

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…

Clanton Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Shooting Wife at Doctor’s Office

A central Alabama man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife at a physician’s office a year ago. Eric Price pleaded guilty Monday to a murder charge in the slaying of 24-year-old Leaj Jarvis Price. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 40 years in prison for the 27-year-old man. Price entered the plea as attorneys were preparing for the…