Sumter County, AL

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“It’s just painful” husband shares pain of losing wife & kids

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - A husband is at a loss after his wife and her two children were killed in a highway crash on Sumter County 27 Tuesday at around 6 pm. Robert Stephens, husband of 35-year-old Ciarra Dalton Stephens says the unbearable pain of losing his wife and the two young boys will never fade away.
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1:35 pm Radar Update: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Flood Advisory

Clusters of strong storms continue over West Central Alabama this afternoon. They are numerous over parts of Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Pickens, Greene, and Sumter Counties. They are capable of producing damaging winds, small hail, heavy rain, and deadly lightning. The strongest ones are over northwestern Walker and northern...
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Sumter County to host job fair

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - The Sumter County Commission will have a job fair Tuesday, June 15, as it looks to fill multiple positions. The county is looking to fill 15 jobs in the road department, including equipment operators and laborers. Sumter County also needs part-time and full-time staff for...
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‘It just hurts..’: Mother of nine, two children killed in Alabama crash

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - A mother of nine and two of her children were killed in a highway crash in Sumter County, Alabama on Tuesday night. The crash happened around six o’clock on Sumter County 27 about six miles west of York. Troopers say 35-year-old Ciarra Stephens was killed when her mini-van swerved off the road and hit a tree.
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Mother of nine, two children killed in Sumter County crash

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - A York mother of nine and two of her children were killed in a highway crash in Sumter County Tuesday night. The crash happened around six o’clock on Sumter County 27 about six miles west of York. Troopers say 35-year old Ciarra Stephens was killed when her mini-van swerved off the road and hit a tree. Two of Stephens’ children also died at the scene. The children were six and seven years old. Troopers say the victims were not wearing seat belts.
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2 children, woman killed in west Alabama crash

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Two children and a woman were killed in Sumter County Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash. Ciarra Dalton Stephens, 35, of York was killed when the 2005 Kia Sedona she was driving left the road and hit a tree around 6 p.m. Stephens and two of...
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Woman, two children killed in a single-vehicle crash; others injured

A woman and two children were killed and two other people were injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Sumter County. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said that 35-year-old Ciarra Dalton Stephens and two children, ages 6 and 7, all of York, died after the 2005 Kia Sedona she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.
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Ivey awards $200,000 grant to Sumter County

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTOK) - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $770,000 to help Sumter County, two other counties and one city in their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sumter County and Hale County each received $200,000, and Marion County received $300,000. Bessemer was awarded $70,000. Sumter...
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Gov. Ivey Awards COVID-19 Community Development Block Grants To Support The City Of Bessemer And The Counties Of Hale, Sumtter and Marion

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $770,000 to help three counties and one city in their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Bessemer was awarded $70,000. Hale County and Sumter County each received $200,000, and Marion County received $300,000. The awards are part of more than $40 million allocated to Alabama under a special Community Development Block Grant program funded from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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Pedestrian killed in early morning Sumter County crash

Sumter County, Ala. (WBRC) - One person was killed early Sunday morning after being struck by a car on Interstate 59 in Tuscaloosa. 77-year-old Ray Sizemore of Dallas, Texas was struck by a 2016 Ford Fusion, driven by 22-year-old Julian Alexander Scott of Baton Rouge, La around 3:05 a.m. The...
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Churches in Sumter County to be vaccine sites

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - Two churches in Sumter County will become vaccination clinic locations for people to get a COVID-19 vaccine later this month. Bethel Pine Baptist Church and Morning Star Baptist Church will be vaccination sites Saturday, May 22, to make access more convenient to these rural communities.
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A 77-year-old pedestrian was killed when struck by a vehicle early Sunday

A 77-year-old Texas man was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle south of Epes city limits in Sumter County. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) identified Charles Ray Sizemore, of Dallas, who was the pedestrian killed in the single-vehicle crash. Troopers said Sizemore died when he was struck by a 2016 Ford Fusion driven by 22-year-old Julian Alexander Scott, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Construction of $200 million Enviva plant underway

Enviva will open a sustainable wood pellet production plant in Epes, in Sumter County in 2023. Once operational, the company’s estimated total annual economic impact of its ongoing operations in Alabama is calculated to be $265.9 million, according to a report conducted on behalf of Enviva by Chmura Economics & Analytics, a provider of economic…
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING in Effect Until 4:45 PM for Sumter County in Alabama

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Sumter County. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Sumter County in west central Alabama... * Until 445 PM CDT. * At 349 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Bluff Springs to near Nellieburg, moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Livingston, York, Cuba, Gainesville, Epes, Emelle, Panola, The University Of West Alabama, Dug Hill, Boyd, Bluffport, Coatopa, Kinterbish, Geiger, Old Mallard Airport, Belmont, Demopolis Lock And Dam, Sumterville, McDowell and Bellamy. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT for southwestern and west central Alabama. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.