The Sumter County Record Journal is located at 210 S. Washington Street in
Livingston, Ala., across from the Sumter County Court House and the historic Board
Well landmark. The Sumter County Record Journal is a combination of two historic
papers in Sumter County, The Sumter County Record and The Sumter County Journal,
and has been serving the county for two decades now.
If you want to look up historic papers in bound volumes, please go to the Sumter County
Probate Judges office, located on the courthouse square in Livingston, Ala. or check
with the University of West Alabama Library.
Tommy McGraw - Owner and publisher since 1990, Tommy has been in the newspaper
industry thirty three years and is a member of the Alabama Press Association (APA), having
served on the APA Board of Directors and the APA Foundation Board.
Herman Ward - Associate editor and advertising sales, Herman has worked in the newspaper
industry for 26 years. A writer even in his spare time, Herman has been a published song, short
story and scripts. In addition to newspapers and writing, he began his radio career in 1997 as a
radio announcer for news and information.
Kasey DeCastra - Community News Editor, Kasey has been with the Sumter County Record
Journal since 2006. A graphic designer at heart, she has worked in graphic design since 2003.
At SCRJ she edits incoming stories, lays out pages, designs advertisements, manages the
legals, writes community and sports stories, uploads the website and manages the office.