Perspectives

The quotable Donald Trump: ‘good copy’ for journalists

July 25, 2016
By Steve Stewart

Presidential candidate Donald Trump reminds me of a county commissioner whom I couldn’t resist quoting.

Jerry Steele was a member of the Monroe County Commission when I was editor of the Monroeville newspaper. Commission meetings were usually short and dull (possibly because the decisions had already been made behind closed doors), but Commissioner Steele would…

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Alumni

Mother, daughter graduate from Troy University together

July 25, 2016
By Greg Phillips

Among a sea of graduates Friday at Troy University’s summer commencement were two Atlanta women for whom the experience was doubly special.

Pam Austin and her daughter, Michonda, both walked across the stage at Trojan Arena to accept criminal justice diplomas Friday — Pam’s a bachelor’s and Michonda’s a master’s.

The two women said they’ve…

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News

Secretary Merrill urges students to overcome obstacles to achieve success

July 22, 2016
By Clif Lusk

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill challenged graduates at Troy University to be prepared to overcome roadblocks to success and live a life of service to others.

His remarks came during the University’s summer commencement exercises Friday in Trojan Arena, where about 500 students participated in the ceremony representing 21 U.S. states and seven countries…

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