A fierce lightning storm passed through Chilton County on July 17 and killed three donkeys owned by Ralph Mims on his property at 247 County Road 77 in Clanton. The result is an unfortunate reminder of the damage that lightning can cause and the short time that it takes to do so. "People do not respect lighting enough," Mims said. The donkeys were each about 8 to 10 years old and were used by Mims to help work on the land. "They were just good working donkeys," Mims said.