Submission Guidelines
Deadlines are Fridays before 4 p.m.

Moundville Times publishes awards, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, 100th birthdays, family reunions with five generations, obituaries and birth announcements for people living in or past members of Hale County and Moundville for Free. Moundville Times is not responsible for photos left at the Moundville Times office. Please, e-mail us photos and stories to times@mound.net or bring them to the  office at 46 2nd Ave. in Moundville. 

Letters to the Editor: email Letters to the Editor to times@mound.net. Be sure to include your name, hometown and contact information (we will not publish contact information unless you ask us to). We will not publish anonymous letters to the editor. All letters to the editor have reviewed before being ran and are at our discretion to run or not.

Engagements/Weddings: should be submitted two to three weeks in advance of the date.  These MUST be proofed and will not be ran until they are proofed. 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. To add any form of “Friends and family are invited by means of the press” will cost as a advertisement, otherwise the first announcement is free of charge. If you drop off a announcement or mail it, please be sure to leave a contact phone number.

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.  There is a charge for "thank you's". These count as personal messages.

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, however charging for vendor spaces does and will be charged for as a advertisement). 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. Please be aware that if you charge then we charge. To count anything as a charity you must have a 503c number. There is a charge for including promotional photos of guest speakers or mentioning anything (ex. books, music, bands, vendors) that counts as promotion. There is a charge for "thank you's". These count as personal messages.

90th and 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 either 90 or 100 years old or older than 100. You may send a photo to times@mound.net with a short write up or drop one off at the office in Moundville. 
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. (ex. Thank you’s, from the family, with Love, religious mentions and quotations, ect.)

Births: You may send a photo to times@mound.net with a short write up or drop one off at the office in Moundville. 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. There is a charge for "thank you's". These count as personal messages.

Obituaries: ARE FREE and MUST come from the Mortuary, probate judge or company taking care of arrangements. No Exceptions! Please email them to times@mound.net. Obituary Photos and Cards of Thanks must be paid for in advance.

 

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