On Tour Clanton - Clanton Advertiser

Aside from their number one news source, which is of course is WSFA 12 News, the folks around Clanton count on their very own local paper to find out what's going on.

That's a responsibility the folks at the Clanton Advertiser never take lighthly.

The award winning Clanton Advertiser is a staple in most homes in this area.

It goes out to local readers every day except Monday. However, it hasn't always been that way.

The paper has been in existence in its present form since 1975. Back then, it was produced bi-weekly.

Mike Kelly, who works at the paper says,"We changed it...now we're up to 6 days a week"

the folks at the Advertiser stay busy. There are 21 full timers and 10 part time workers here.

Their deadline is at 10:30 every night, and even though they have an AP newswire for state and national stories, it's the local news on which they concentrate.

You may remember some of the biggest stories this year have happened in the Chilton County area.

In about a week's time, five people were killed in train accidents earlier this year.

Now, this peach of a paper is reaching even more people through the world wide web.

Kelly says, "We get a lot of hits because they are looking for what's happening"

The paper covers all of the hard news but also makes room on their pages for things like obituaries, birthdays and what they call "refrigerator news", something grandma will cut out of the paper and put on the fridge.

And that's what keeps this paper going, and going from the press to the news stand and beyond!

Aside from the Clanton Advertiser, they also print the Greensboro Gazette, the Shelby County Reporter, and a shopper called the Yeller Seller.