The Record-Journal Online
The Record-Journal Online
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The Sumter County Record Journal (SCRJ) publishes awards, weddings, engagements, anniversaries,
100th birthdays, family reunions with five generations, obituaries and birth announcements for people living
in or past members of Sumter County for Free. SCRJ is not responsible for photos left at the SCRJ office.
Please, e-mail us photos and stories to scrjmedia@yahoo .com or bring them to the SCRJ office at 210 S.
Washington St. in Livingston.
Engagements/Weddings: should be submitted four to six weeks in advance of the date. To download a form
in .pdf format go to www.recordjournal.net or stop by the SCRJ office to pick one up.
Photos may NOT be printed out on regular copy paper, but only on photo paper or e-mailed.
When e-mailing a photo please send the original high resolution .jpg file and do not attempt to edit the
photo in any way. We can not accept photos pulled/downloaded/ copied from the internet, such as from
facebook.

Anniversaries: 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th year anniversary’s with a photo and write up are free. There is a
charge for personal messages included with these. Other anniversary years are not free and will be
charged as a advertisement.

Church/Community Announcements: are free as long as there are no personal messages and the
event is not being charged for (love offerings do not count). If it’s a charity we need your 501c. number and
to see the copy. Please keep the announcement to one paragraph with who is presenting the event, what
the event is, date, time, where it will be held and contact information.
Events only.

100th + Birthdays: Unless the birthday is announced in a social column, we charge for it to be in the paper
as a advertisement. The exception: If the celebrant is 100 years old or older. You may send a photo to
scrjmedia@yahoo.com with a short write up or drop one off at the SCRJ office in Livingston. When e-mailing
a photo, please send the original high resolution .jpg file and do not attempt to edit the photo in any way.
We can not accept photos pulled/downloaded/copied from the internet, such as from facebook.
No personal messages may be included in the write up. (Thank you’s, from the family, with Love, religious
mentions and quotations, ect...)

Births: You may send a photo to scrjmedia@yahoo .com with a short write up or drop one off at the SCRJ
office in Livingston. Please include the height (length), weight, time of birth and family members including
mom, dad, grand parents and great grandparents if you prefer. Many of our forms on our website at the top
of the page. They are in .pdf format.
When e-mailing a photo please send the original high resolution .jpg file and do not attempt to edit the
photo in any way. We can not accept photos pulled/downloaded/copied from the internet, such as from
facebook. No personal messages may be included in the write up.

Five Generation Family Reunions: Submit one photo of the entire family along with a list of the family
members in the photo from left to right, front row to back row of each family member.
Please remember if you include a write up DO NOT place any personal messages or mentions of
businesses in your story.

Obits: ARE FREE and MUST come from the Mortuary, probate judge or company taking care of
arrangements. Additional information will have to be charged.
No Exceptions!
Please email them to scrjmedia@yahoo.com or fax them to 205-652-4466. Cards of Thanks, personal
family messages and photos must be paid for before they can run.
Photos are $15.00 for each run with the obituary.