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The Rain, Heat, and Humidity

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Happy Hump Day, a Heat Advisory is in effect for Sumter and Choctaw county lasting until 7PM this evening. Heat indices are still expected to be near 105, so continue to hydrate your body. We are also under a, level 1 out of 5, marginal risk...
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Heat Remain the Trending Topic

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Happy Taco Tuesday. It will be a perfect day to get out and enjoy some tacos, but you may want to take your lunch plans inside. We are under a Heat Advisory for Neshoba, Kemper, Lauderdale, and Sumter county lasting until 8PM. High temperatures continue to soar into the upper 90s for the remainder of the week. Overnight lows hold steady in the mid-70s.
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NWS Birmingham Cancels Severe Thunderstorm Watch

NWS Birmingham has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 pm for Dallas, Marengo, and Sumter counties as the threat of severe weather has ended for those locations at this time. The latest Day One Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center has removed all severe weather threats from...
BIRMINGHAM, AL

'Father figure': Sumter basketball coach Jazmin Mitchell honored for bringing out best in youth

School is out and the hallways at Sumter Central High School near York are quiet, except for the sound of basketballs thumping the hardwood inside the school gymnasium. Coach Jazmin Mitchell is putting his team through drills and practice as the summer begins. Mitchell is working his kids to help as many of them as possible earn scholarships and find a way out of poverty. During the 15 years of his coaching career, Mitchell has helped 28 athletes sign scholarships with various junior colleges, colleges and universities.
SUMTER COUNTY, AL
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Sumter Central’s Jazmin Mitchell wins AHSAA Award

YORK, Ala. (WTOK) - Sumter Central basketball head coach Jazmin Mitchell was announced as the recipient of the 2022 Making A Difference award for the 4A Class. Coach Mitchell graduated from Sumter Central in 1998 and has been the head coach for Jaguars’ basketball for over 18 years. Winning this award is an example of what Coach Mitchell wants to do for his community.
YORK, AL
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Sumter County School System hosts “Resilience Workshop”

YORK, Al. (WTOK) - Parents and students gathered at Sumter Central High School as part of a parental involvement program for the Sumter County School System. It was a time for parents to hear from their child’s school administrators. International speaker and mental health coach Mia Pile also spoke. The school system hopes to get more parents involved in what their child is doing in school instead of taking a passive approach.
SUMTER COUNTY, AL
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Tuscaloosa woman dies in early Saturday wreck

A woman from Tuscaloosa has died in the wake of a wreck early Saturday morning in Sumter County. The wreck happened just before 1 a.m. May 15, on Alabama Highway 116 near Spring Valley Church Road, about 4 miles west of Gainesville. Pearlie M. Ivy, 57, of Tuscaloosa was fatally...
TUSCALOOSA, AL
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Fatal crash in Sumter County claims the life of a Tuscaloosa woman

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - An early Saturday morning traffic accident left 57-year-old Pearlie M. Ivy dead after her car left the roadway on Alabama 116, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Sergeant Jeremy Burkett. Authorities say Ivy’s car left the roadway, struck a sign post and a driveway headwall...
SUMTER COUNTY, AL
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UA professor expands STEM school program to Livingston

This fall, students in Livingston will join those in Hale and Greene counties who are learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers through a unique program that uses brain responses. Chris Crawford, assistant professor in the University of Alabama’s Department of Computer Science, will expand the Black Belt...
LIVINGSTON, AL
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Sumter Co. Welcome Center to celebrate Tourism Day

CUBA, Ala. (WTOK) - With the school year coming to an end and COVID cases declining nationwide, more and more people will be hitting the roads soon. The Sumter County Welcome Center on Interstate 20/59 will be getting an early jump on things Wednesday, May 11, by hosting an Alabama Tourism Day Celebration. The event is designed to make ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ a destination vacation this year.
SUMTER COUNTY, AL
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SABRA Sanctuary receives $10,000 grant from Pioneer Electric Cooperative

SABRA Sanctuary was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Pioneer Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation. SABRA is a domestic violence victims advocacy group that serves Dallas, Perry, Wilcox, Marengo, Greene, and Sumter counties. "Operation Round Up is proud to support organizations like SABRA Sanctuary that provide food, shelter,...
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Sumter County Schools Superintendent reacts to Alabama teacher pay raises

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - The Sumter County School district is hoping teacher pay raises will help retain more employees. Earlier this month a historic teacher pay raise bill was signed in Alabama. The raise should help more schools keep teachers in their school districts. Sumter County Schools Superintendent Anthony Gardner hopes the incentives in the pay raise will make their schools more competitive with others.
SUMTER COUNTY, AL
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Sumter Co. woman dies in weekend accident

EPES, Ala. (WTOK) - A Sumter County woman died in an accident at her farm Saturday. Sumter County Coroner Terry Peeler identified her as Cindy Moody Whitcomb, 67. His office received the call about 6 p.m. Peeler said the preliminary investigation revealed Whitcomb’s husband had unhooked a trailer, then got...
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