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2022 Holiday Deadlines for Sumter County Record Journal: We will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5. We will be closed for Veteran’s Day Nov. 11. We will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23-28. Everything must be in by Fri., Nov. 18th. We have to go to press early for the Thanksgiving holiday. Santa Letters deadline is Friday, Dec. 2. Christmas & New Years deadlines are normal Monday by Noon, deadlines. We will be closed Dec. 22-25 for Christmas and Dec. 29-Jan. 1 for New Years.
Alabama Wildlife Federation awards to the Partners for Agricultural Innovation and Sustainability
Land Conservationist of the Year Award
Sumter organization awarded first
ADECA grants available to Sumter for water, sewer grants
SC Treasure Forest Asso. sets meeting for Aug. 23
L’ston license fees increase; gets Tree City designation
York’s Coleman Center announces new director
Meet the new principal at York West End Jr. High
Boligee’s Simoneaux is the 2022 Limited Open Classic/Challenge Champion at the NCHA Great American Insurance Group Summer Cutting Spectacular
Photos by Herman Ward, Jr., SCRJ, & Tina Naremore Jones, Vice President Division of Economic & Workforce Development at UWA
2022 Sucarnochee Folklife Festival
Epes 4th of July Parade Gallery
Photos by Epes Etchings Janice Kemp-Greenwood
2022 4th of July Water Blast in York
Photos by York Councilman & SCHS Basketball Coach Jazmin Mitchell
Sumter Day Gallery
Santa Letter Art Gallery 2021
York Christmas Parade
Bellamy Christmas Parade
UWA Homecoming Parade
Flood of Love Volunteers 501-(c)3 nonprofit group is once again collecting items to assist victims of a Hurricane, Ida.
Flood of Love Disaster Relief Team Director Rindy Vaughan is helping lead the group and offers the following information for those who wish to help in this humanitarian cause.
“Thank you Record-Journal for sharing one of our recent posts on your facebook page, we appreciate it so much! I am working on a relief supply drive locally that would involve the Dollar General store in Cuba and the York Lions Club.
“I would like to share some information regarding our collections including our PayPal QR code so that it could easily be scanned as well as our wish list links through Amazon.
“We have already reached out to some of our contacts in areas that have been affected by hurricane Ida. There are still rescues and assessments ongoing, so we are waiting for this process to be completed. We have volunteers ready to assist us in organizing items collected as well as volunteers to help us get these donations delivered.
“Anyone locally can drop items off at Siloam Volunteer Fire Department and the University Charter School in Livingston. Also, Gateway Community Church in Lauderdale, Miss. is accepting items for us.
“For those who would prefer to offer help through financial contributions, our PayPal account is the best way to send funds electronically. Wish lists for flood buckets and hygiene kits have been set up through Amazon. When purchasing items through this site, please ensure the shipping shows the items will arrive by September 8 [9/8/21] so that we will have time to organize and pack them for distribution.
“I have attached the lists of items we pack in flood buckets and hygiene kits. Also, see our QR Code for PayPal included with this newspaper story.
“Our mailing information is P.O. Box 474 • Cuba, AL 36907, and contact phone number is 205-499-6241 if anyone would like to reach out through those avenues. Here are the links for our wish lists:
Please placed in gallon-size zip-top bags.
Washcloth / Mesh Loofa
Pair of Socks
If you would like to make some specifically for men, feel free to include:
If you would like to make some specifically for women, feel free to include:
Flood Bucket Project
5 Gallon Buckets
Work Gloves – Leather or “Gripped”
Cleaning Solutions – (Spray Cleaners) Lysol, Clorox, Awesome
Cleaning Supplies – Towels, Sponges, Scrub Brushes
Liquid Dish Soap (ie. Dawn)
Trash Bags – Heavy Duty
2021 Sucarnochee Folklife Festival
Flood of Love to help with Tornado Victims In situations like the State of Alabama faced in March, needs are immediate. Flood of Love went to Bibb County to deliver items that have been listed. If you would like to help Flood of Love the PayPal link is also included.
Deadlines are Mondays at noon except for Holidays and Wedding/Engagement announcements. Wedding/Engagement announcements are due Fridays before by noon.