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Author, songwriter Allison Moorer receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Chair of the English Department, interviews Hall-Waters Prize recipient Allison Moorer during a virtual presentation on Friday.

Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Chair of the English Department, interviews Hall-Waters Prize recipient Allison Moorer during a virtual presentation on Friday.

Renowned author and songwriter Allison Moorer received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Singer, songwriter and author Allison Moorer received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Moorer, an Academy Award-nominee whose recent memoir, “Blood,” has been heralded as a frank and cathartic memoir of family and healing,…

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Troy University recognizes crime author Ace Atkins with Hall-Waters Prize

Kirk Curnutt, honoree Ace Atkins, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Walter Givhan are shown following Hall-Waters Prize ceremony.

Kirk Curnutt, honoree Ace Atkins, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Walter Givhan are shown following Hall-Waters Prize ceremony.

Best-selling crime fiction writer Ace Atkins was only two years old when his family moved from Troy, but he still considers the city home.

The son of former TROY football coach the late Billy Atkins came “home” on Friday to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize.

“As a writer, it is always nice to be…

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Cassandra King receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

Troy University presented the Hall-Waters Prize to author Cassandra King. Left to right, Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Walter Givhan, King and Gregg Swem.

Troy University presented the Hall-Waters Prize to author Cassandra King. Left to right, Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Walter Givhan, King and Gregg Swem.

Cassandra King, author of five novels including the critically acclaimed “Moonrise,” has received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize.

Presented during a luncheon on Friday at the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus, the Hall-Waters Prize recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Southern heritage and culture in history, literature or the arts. The…

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Traveling postcards exhibits to showcase Alabama’s historic streets, buildings

This postcard, depicting a nighttime view of Gadsden's Broad Street, is one of several historic postcards from the Wade Hall Collection.

This postcard, depicting a nighttime view of Gadsden's Broad Street, is one of several historic postcards from the Wade Hall Collection.

Beginning in October, Troy University Libraries will present a pair of traveling exhibits created by faculty members of historical postcards showcasing cities and towns from around Alabama as a part of the lead-up to Alabama’s bicentennial celebration.

The exhibits will feature postcards, ranging from the early 1900s to the 1960s, from the Wade Hall Collection…

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