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Town Hall Meetings
Hospital Tax Referendum
The Sumter County Commission will hold a series of Town Hall Meetings to discuss the referendum to
empower the body to at its discretion levy an additional 1₵ Sales & Use Tax to be used only for the
construction, maintenance, and operation of hospital facilities in Sumter County, including the cost of
obtaining a certificate of need.
Thursday, July 20 Sumter County Courthouse 6:00 p.m.
Livingston, AL
Tuesday, July 25 Morning Star Baptist Church 6:00 p.m.
Cuba, AL
(following the 5:00 p.m. CDBG Hearing)
Wednesday, July 26 Epes City Hall 6:00 p.m.
Epes, AL
Thursday, July 27 Coleman Culture Center 6:00 p.m.
York, AL
Monday, July 31 Gainesville City Hall 6:30 p.m.
Gainesville, AL
Tuesday, August 1 Panola Community Center 5:00 p.m.
Panola, AL
Geiger City Hall 6:30 p.m.
Geiger, AL
Additional dates/sites will announced via of the local media and www.sumtercountyal.com
Hospital Tax Referendum
Alabama Senate Special Election
August 15, 2017

SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA
RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS
For the August 15, 2017
US Senate
Special Democratic / Republican Primary
And Referendum Election
Applications for absentee ballots must be filed in the office of the Absentee
Election Manager not less than five (5) days prior to the Election. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 10, 2017 by 4:30 PM. The deadline to apply for Medical and
Business Emergencies is no later than the close of business on Monday, August 14,
2017.
Any qualified Elector of this State may vote an Absentee ballot, provided they
meet the requirements ( 17-10-1 et seq, Code of Alabama) as contained in the application, which is available in the office of the Absentee Election Manager, De Von A. James,
located on the first floor of the Sumter County Courthouse in the Office of the
Circuit Clerk, 115 Franklin Street, Courthouse Square, Livingston, Alabama 35470. Applications are also available for download at the website of www.sos.state.al.us
After completing and signing the application, the voter may hand deliver the
application to the Absentee Election Manager, De Von A. James, or forward it by U.S. Mail. NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO BRING IN AN APPLICATION FOR
ANOTHER PERSON.
The only exception is being a designee for a medical emergency. By law, the Absentee Election Manager can only accept one application per envelope that is received by U.S. Mail. The application must include the Alabama residence (PHYSICAL) address where the voter is registered to vote, even if the ballot is to be mailed to another address where the applicant/voter regularly receives mail.
The Absentee Election Manager may hand the ballot to the applicant/voter, or
forward it by U.S. mail to the applicant/voter's residence address or upon written request to the address where the applicant/voter receives mail. NO ONE CAN RECEIVE OR RETURN A BALLOT FOR ANY OTHER PERSON; only exception being a designee for medical emergency. INSTRUCTIONS WILL ACCOMPANY EACH BALLOT AND MUST BE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY TO INSURE THAT YOUR BALLOT IS COUNTED.
Beginning with the 2014 Primary Election, the State Legislature has mandated that a voter present valid photo identification pursuant to Act 2003-381. Valid photo
identification may include, in addition to governmentally produced photo identifications, identification cards containing the photo of the elector produced by employers for
employees and identification cards containing the photo of the elector produced by a
public or private college, university, or post graduate technical or professional school
located within the state, a valid U.S. passport, a valid U.S. military identification card, provided that such identification card contains a photograph of the elector; valid tribal
identification card containing a photograph of the elector.
A copy of any of the above forms of identification must be submitted with the ballot
when voting by mail,§ 17-9-30 (c), except that voters entitled to vote by absentee ballot pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C.
1973ff; the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, or any other
federal law are not required to produce identification prior to voting. § 17-9-30 (d). See also, §17-17-28 (explaining the penalties for false identification). The law provides for a Provisional Ballot where: 1.) identification is not properly provided; or 2.) the voter is not identified as appearing in the precinct for which the voter seeks a ballot; or 3.) an
absentee precinct inspector or clerk has knowledge that the individual is not entitled to
vote at a precinct applicable to the voter's ballot and challenges the voter's right to vote a particular ballot. The law provides ways for voters to correct deficiencies so that
provisional ballots can be counted. Section 17-lOA-2, Code of Alabama.
Ballots must be returned by the voter in person to the Absentee Election
Manager, De Von A. James, located on the first floor of the Sumter County
Courthouse, Office of the Circuit Clerk, no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 or the last day to postmark an absentee ballot being returned by mail to the
absentee election manager is the date prior to the day of election Monday, August 14,
2017. Business emergency ballots must be voted in the office in person and handed to
the Absentee Election Manager. Medical emergency ballots must be returned no later
than noon on Election Day.
Any person desiring to vote Absentee may come by the office of the Absentee Election Manager, De Von A. James, First Floor, Office of the Circuit Clerk, Sumter County Courthouse, and 115 Franklin Street Courthouse Square, Livingston,
Alabama. The mailing address is Post Office Box 936, Livingston, Alabama 35470-0936. The office hours are 8:00 AM -4:30 PM Monday thru Friday and closed each day for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1 :00 pm.
If you need any additional information regarding Absentee Voting procedures you may call the Absentee Election Manager, De Von A. James, at (205) 652-2291 or (205) 652-2333. You can also visit the website www.sos.state.al.us

 

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS
ENGINEERING SERVICES
The Sumter County Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified firms and individuals interested in providing professional services related to the preparation and implementation of a Community Development Block Grant. The purpose of this project is to apply for $350,000 in funding to rehabilitate public water facilities which requires the following services:
ENGINEERING SERVICES: These tasks shall include, but not be limited to, assistance with preparation of a grant application to be submitted to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), and then, if the grant is awarded by ADECA, the level and scope of services to be provided by the consultant will be determined by the City. A lump sum, fixed price fee will be required. Engineering services for all stages of design, bidding and construction of the project are required. Examples of services which firm must be prepared and qualified to provide shall include but not be limited to the following: The preparation of all necessary construction plans and specifications, the preparation of all bid documents and supervision of the bidding process that is consistent with Local, State and Federal regulations, the provision of on-site resident inspection services during the construction process in addition to regular progress reports to the County. At the completion of construction the project engineer shall conduct a final construction inspection and issue a final certificate of completion. As-built drawings shall be delivered to the County. Proposals will be evaluated and ranked on the basis of the following criteria:
1. Knowledge of the CDBG program- 20 points
2. Resources and availability- 20 points
3. Experience of proposed personnel- 20 points
4. Understanding and familiarity with the needs and environment of the community- 20 points
5. Previous experience in working with locality- 20 points
Total possible points to be achieved: 100
These proposals are being requested in accordance with Circular A-102, Attachment O, issued by the Office of Management and Budget, and the “modified” Common Rule as adopted by the State of Alabama. A contract will be awarded to the qualified applicant whose proposal is determined to be the most appropriate. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, and to waive any irregularities or informalities in the proposal process.
Envelopes containing proposals must be sealed and labeled on the outside as follows: “Proposal for Engineering Services, CDBG Water Rehab Project” and may be mailed or hand-delivered to Lucinda Cockrell, PO Box 70 (mailing), Sumter County Commission Annex, 104 Hospital Drive (physical), Livingston, AL 35470. All proposals shall contain original signatures, facsimile copies will not be accepted. Proposal must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2017. All proposals will be evaluated and an award decision will be made by the Sumter County Commission. The Sumter County Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Marcus Campbell
Sumter County Commission
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROGRAM
ADMINISTRATION
The Sumter County Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified firms and individuals interested in providing professional services related to the preparation and implementation of a Community Development Block Grant. The purpose of this project is to apply for $350,000 in funding to rehabilitate public water services which requires the following services:
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: These tasks shall include, but not be limited to, preparation of a grant application to be submitted to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), and then, if the grant is awarded by ADECA, the preparation of an environmental review record; preparation of all necessary documents to remove grant conditions; preparation of requests for state funds to ensure consistency with all Federal and State Accounting procedures; establish and maintain project files; monitor program progress; monitor compliance with all applicable Federal and State requirements; assist with the preparation of bid and contract documents; and preparation of all reports as required by ADECA inclusive of preparation of close-out documents for submission to ADECA upon project completion. All applicants must submit their qualifications, list any prior experience with Community Development Projects in the State of Alabama, list any experience with other federally funded projects, and list any previous experience within Sumter County. All applicants must include a lump sum fee for all services to be provided from project initiation through project close-out.
Proposals will be rated according to the following criteria:
1. Experience with the Community Development Block Grant Program-30 points
2. Professional qualifications-20 points
3. Knowledge and familiarity with the community-20 points
4. Experience with Federally funded projects-20 points
5. Cost of services to be provided-10 points
These proposals are being requested in accordance with Circular A-102, Attachment O, issued by the Office of Management and Budget, and the “modified” Common Rule as adopted by the State of Alabama. A contract will be awarded to the qualified applicant whose proposal is determined to be the most appropriate. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, and to waive any irregularities or informalities in the proposal process.
Envelopes containing proposals must be sealed and labeled on the outside as follows: “Proposal for Program Administration, CDBG Water Rehab Project” and may be mailed or hand-delivered to Lucinda Cockrell, PO Box 70 (mailing), Sumter County Commission Annex, 104 Hospital Drive (physical), Livingston, AL 35470 All proposals shall contain original signatures, facsimile copies will not be accepted. Proposal must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 21, 2017. All proposals will be evaluated and an award decision will be made by the County Commission. The Sumter County Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Marcus Campbell
Sumter County Commission
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MORTGAGE
FORECLOSURE SALE
Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Jamie Larkin, an unmarried woman, originally in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Federal Bank, on the 17th day of August, 2011, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Sumter County, Alabama, in MORT Book 310, Page 524; the undersigned Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama, on October 3, 2017, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Sumter County, Alabama, to-wit:
Lots 8 and 9 of Block B Pinson Hills Subdivision, an addition to the City of Livingston, Alabama, as shown by map or plat thereof recorded at Map Book 7 Page 8 of the records of the Probate Office of Sumter County, Alabama.
Property street address for informational purposes: 107 Lakeview Drive, Livingston, AL 35470
THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO.
Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process.
This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure.
The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certified funds made payable to Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in certified funds by noon the next business day at the Law Office of Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the address indicated below. Sirote & Permutt, P.C. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due.
The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate.
This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation.
Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC , Mortgagee/Transferee
Rebecca Redmond
SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C.
P. O. Box 55727
Birmingham, AL 35255-5727
Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee
www.sirote.com/foreclosures
417100
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STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF SUMTER IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA CASE NUMBER: 2017-35 IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF FRANCES C. PHILLIPS, DECEASED
Notice of Appointment of Executor
Letters Testamentary on the estate of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the 20th day of July, 2017, by the Honorable Willie Pearl Rice, Judge of the Probate Court of Sumter County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred.
Dal W. Phillips, Executor under the terms of the Last Will and Testament of Frances C. Phillips, deceased.
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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA CASE NO.: 2017-34 IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LAMAR W. HARDIN, Deceased.
Letters Testamentary of the Estate of Lamar W. Hardin, deceased, having been duly granted to Margaret M. Hardin on the 17 day of July, 2017, by the Honorable Willie Pearl Rice, Judge of the Probate Court of Sumter County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the 􀁄ame within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred.
Margaret M. Hardin Executrix
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STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF SUMTER IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA CASE NUMBER: 2017-32
IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MARTHA M. STEGALL, DECEASED
Notice of Appointment of Personal Representative
Letters Testamentary on the estate of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the 13th, day of July, 2017, by the Honorable Willie Pearl Rice, Judge of the Probate Court of Sumter County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred.
John S. Stegall, Personal Representative under the terms of the Last Will and Testament of Martha M. Stegall, deceased
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PROBATE COURT OF SUMTER COUNTY ALABAMA
STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF SUMTER
CASE NUMBER 2015-15
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
THE ESTATE OF DAMIEN R. TOLER
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the 7th day of July, 2017, by the Honorable Willie Pearl Rice, Judge of Probate of Sumter County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred.
Elfreda Maye Toler, Administrix of the Estate of Damien R. Toler
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PROBATE COURT
SUMTER COUNTY, AL
ESTATE OF EVERETTE E. SPRINGFIELD, DECEASED
Letters Testamentary of said deceased having been granted to Mary Jean Springfield on the 12th day of July, 2017, by the Judge of the Probate Court of Sumter County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required t present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred.
Mary Jean Springfield, Executrix/Personal Representative
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF ALABAMA
SUMTER COUNTY
IN THE PROBATE COURT
IN THE MATTER OF THE
ESTATE OF WILLIE E.
GAINES, DECEASED:
Letters of Administration as
Administratrix of the Estate of WILLIE E. GAINES, Deceased, having been granted to CHERALLY GAINES, on the 10th day of July, 2017, by the Honorable Micheal Armistead, Special Judge of Probate, Sumter County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be forever barred.
CHERALLY GAINES
ADMINISTRATRIX
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Notice to Contractors Federal Aid Project No.
STPAA-0017(570) SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA
Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Transportation at the office of the Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, Alabama until 10:00 AM on July 28, 2017 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Planing, Resurfacing, and Traffic Stripe on SR-17 from north of Joe Bend Road (MP 131.840) to south of the SR-8 (US-80) Interchange (MP 136.438) south of York. Length 4.598 mi.
The total amount of uncompleted work under contract to a contractor must not exceed the amount of his or her qualification certificate.
The Entire Project Shall Be Completed In Thirty-five (35) Working Days. A 3% DBE Contract Obligation Is Required.
A Bidding Proposal may be purchased for $5.00. Plans may be purchased for $6.00 per set. Plans and Proposals are available at the Alabama Department of Transportation, 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Room E-108, Montgomery, AL 36110. Checks should be made payable to the Alabama Department of Transportation. Plans and Proposals will be mailed only upon receipt of remittance. No refunds will be made.
Minimum wage rates for this project have been pre-determined by the Secretary of Labor and are set forth in the advertised specifications. This project is subject to the contract work hours and Safety Standards Act and its implementing regulations.
Cashier's check or bid bond for 5% of bid (maximum - $50,000.00) made payable to the Alabama Department of Transportation must accompany each bid as evidence of good faith.
The bracket range is shown only to provide general financial information to contractors and bonding companies concerning the project's complexity and size. This Bracket should not be used in preparing a bid, nor will this bracket have any bearing on the decision to award this contract.
The Bracket Estimate On This Project Is From
$1,629,233 To $1,991,285 .
The proposed work shall be performed in conformity with the rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act.
Plans and Specifications are on file in Room E-108 of the Alabama Department of Transportation at Montgomery, Alabama 36110.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of The Alabama Department of Transportation, proposals will be issued only to prequalified contractors or their authorized representatives, upon requests that are received before 10 AM., on the day previous to the day of opening of bids.
The bidder's proposal must be submitted on the complete original proposal furnished him or her by the Alabama Department of Transportation.
The Alabama Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42
U.S.C. 2000D TO 2000D-4 and Title 49 code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of The Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.
The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.
JOHN R. COOPER
Transportation Director
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM
The Sumter County Board of Education requests proposals from professional and qualified
companies to install one (1) or more above-ground, pre-engineered, pre-manufactured,
Community Safe Room(s). The Community Safe Room(s) shall meet the specifications in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Publication 361 (3rd Edition). Each bid must certify that the bid meets or exceeds FEMA 361 specifications. The proposal package includes specifications; copies are available upon request at the Sumter County Board of Education, Central Administration Office, 716 Country Club Rd., Livingston, AL 35470. For questions or additional information please call 205-652-9605. Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. (local prevailing time), July 7, 2017. All bids must be signed and submitted on the Company's letterhead in a sealed envelope marked on the outside of the envelope in the lower left-hand "BID - Community Safe Room," with opening date and time. Late bids will not be accepted.
Sumter County Board of Education
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