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Robert Parham to speak in Athens

ATHENS — A man who explores the role of faith in politics will speak Thursday at Athens State University.

Robert Parham, the founder and executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics, will speak at noon in the chapel at Founders Hall.

Parham will introduce a DVD called “Golden Rule Politics: Reclaiming the Rightful Role of Faith in Politics.” The newly released DVD features interviews with pastors and faith leaders who discuss the idea that party politics sometimes attempts to co-opt religion and often tramples on the separation of church and state.

It includes interviews with four faithful Democrats in red states who know the religious and political landscape.

Parham’s visit to Athens State is sponsored by the University’s Center for Religious Studies and Ethics and the Livingston Concert Lecture Series.

Roadblocks seek donors, not drunks

MOULTON — Organizers of three roadblocks in Lawrence County this weekend are looking for donations, not drunk

United Way of Lawrence County volunteers will hold roadblocks from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, at Compton’s Crossing on Old Alabama 24, at Moulton in front of the post office and at Speake adjacent to the high school on Alabama 36.

Nancy Glasscock

Athens State hosts identity theft class

ATHENS — Want to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft?

Athens State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Continuing Education will hold a free workshop dealing with identity theft. Associate Professor Brenda Harper will lead the workshop at McCandless Auditorium at noon Oct 16.

Harper, a recent victim of identity theft, said, “I will be able to provide a perspective of this crime that I hope none of the participants will have to endure. My goal for this workshop is to present preventative measures that we all should take to protect our good credit and good names.”

Holly Hollman

Poppy seed sale by highway Nov. 10

MIDWAY — Drivers who pass through the intersection of Lawrence County 460 and 434 on Nov. 10 can buy a bag of poppy seeds and donate to a good cause.

The American Legion will set up a roadblock from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Volunteers will offer bags of poppy seeds for donations to the American Legion.

Nancy Glasscock

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