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Yesterday | Alabama Live

Wright Center series opens Friday with Marvin Hamlisch tribute

Four Broadway veterans pay homage to the late Marvin Hamlisch Friday when the Samford University Signature Series opens its 2014-15 season. "One Singular Sensation! A Celebration of Marvin Hamlisch" will spotlight some of the composer's most memorable work, including "The Way We Were," "One," "What I Did For Love" and "They're Playing Our Song."

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Related Topix: The Way We Were, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Jazz, Marvin Hamlisch, Los Angeles, CA, Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Bentley appoints new leader to replace Owens at Shelby County District Attorney's Office

Shelby County's chief assistant district attorney has been appointed to replace Robby Owens as the office's new leader. Jill Lee is taking over for Owens, who announced earlier this year he would be resigning from his job on Oct. 1 after 31 years in prosecution including nine as an assistant district attorney in Jefferson County and 22 years in Shelby County.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, AL, US Governors, Robert Bentley

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Ala. vets get support from 'Gateway to Hope' program

Doctors, clergy, veterans and families from Alabama and surrounding states gathered in Montgomery this week to gain a better understanding of the emotional struggles military members face when returning from war. The two-day workshop, "Gateway to Hope: Breaking the Stigma of Moral Injury," was held at Montgomery's First United Methodist Church.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Alabama Live

Where Miss Alabama went to college: The school with the most winners may surprise you

Most eyes are on college football, and most of those eyes are on the University of Alabama and Auburn University, the two most successful football programs in the state. When it comes to Miss Alabama winners' alma maters, though, Alabama and Auburn rank behind several other universities in the state.

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Related Topix: Alabama, University of Alabama, Auburn University, Birmingham-Southern College, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Alabama Live

Blount County alcohol sales: Alabama Supreme Court to hold session at Samford University on appeal

Alcohol sales are already underway at some locations in Oneonta, and one Blountsville grocery store could begin sales soon, after voters in those two Blount County cities approved alcohol sales referendums in June. But the legal fight to keep alcohol sales out of those two cities - and the rest of "dry" Blount County - continues.

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Related Topix: Blount County, AL, Oneonta, AL, Blountsville, AL

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Star

Fall issue of Oswald Review now available

In its 16th year, TOR is an international refereed journal of undergraduate research and criticism in the discipline of English.

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Related Topix: Regis University, Seton Hall University, Shepherd University

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Alabama Live

Former Cumberland School of Law Dean John Carroll accepts post as...

Carroll has just retired as dean at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University after 13 years in that position.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Macon County Times

Jones promoted to major in Air Force

Brent N. Jones, a native of Lafayette, TN and 1999 graduate of Macon County High School, was promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Air Force effective September 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Langley Air Force Base, US News, Lafayette, TN, University of Tennessee

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Education notes

Carl Christian Williams of Murray was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2014 semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Olivet Nazarene University

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Pastor: Loss of Trevelyn Campbell 'extraordinarily challenging'

A memorial sits at the intersection of Altadena Road and Settlers Lane where Trevelyn Campbell was killed in a wreck.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Samford student killed in Vestavia Hills crash

The Vestavia Hills Police Department is investigating a two-car wreck from late Friday night that claimed the life of a Samford University student right next to her parents' home.

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Related Topix: Vestavia Hills, AL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Samford University welcomes 709 freshmen into dorms with helping hands

Samford University freshman Sam Hudson, 18, moved into his Smith Hall dormitory room on Friday morning, with plenty of help.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

Business Journal

New institute coming to Samford's Cumberland School of Law

Samford University's Cumberland School of Law will be collaborating with Nashville-based tech company cicayda to form a new institute that will forward legal education and provide resources for local law firms.

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Christianity Today

A Sobering Mercy

The second time I surrendered to Christ, I was on a dirt road with no memory of how I had arrived there.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Samford University exceeds goal, nets $200 million-plus in 5-year fundraising campaign

Samford University has exceeded its fundraising goal for "A Campaign for Samford" more than four months early, President Andrew Westmoreland announced at the start of the fall semester.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Made in Alabama: We must help others achieve their dreams: guest opinion

When I was 4, my dad bought the Ford F-150 that he drives to this day. That the truck was "made in the USA" mattered greatly to him.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Alabama Live

Issues of Faith: Does cremation run counter to the Bible?

A study this year by LifeWay Research indicates that four in 10 Americans plan to be cremated when they die - a practice that has not been very popular among Christians in the Bible Belt.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Business Journal

Samford campaign meets $200M fundraising goal four months early

Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland said that the $200 million fundraising goal for the Campaign for Samford has been met more than four months before the campaign was scheduled to end.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Birmingham New Music Festival: BAMA's three-day immersion its biggest project yet

The intrepid composers and performers of Birmingham Art Music Alliance may have come up with the most ambitious in their 19-year history.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Entertainment

The Trussville Tribune

Trussville administrator to have article published in education journal

Trussville City Schools Alternative Learning Center Principal Phyllis Faust will have an article published in September in The Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL, Education Etc.

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