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Life of Rep. John Lewis honored in Trojan Arena service

July 27, 2020
By Greg Phillips

The “Boy from Troy” made one last visit home.

Hundreds of people – friends, family and the public – gathered Saturday at Trojan Arena to honor the life of civil rights icon and Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at age 80.

Rather than a somber remembrance, the memorial service featured…

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Choosing love, not hate can change the world, Long tells TROY graduates

July 24, 2020
By Andy Ellis

Former Troy University Student Government Association President Morgan Long encouraged his fellow 2020 graduates to change the nation and the world by choosing to show love rather than hate.

Long delivered the keynote address at three separate commencement ceremonies held on the Troy Campus inside Trojan Arena on Friday honoring spring and summer TROY…

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Rep. John Lewis to lie in rest during memorial service Saturday at Troy University

July 23, 2020
By Matt Clower

Rep.John Lewis, a Pike County, Alabama, native who became a lifelong champion for justice, will lie in rest during a memorial service at Troy University on Saturday, July 25.

Lewis’s family will celebrate his life and legacy with a service inside Trojan Arena starting at 10 a.m. In accord with social distance guidelines, there will be a limited…

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