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Auburn University to host Newspaper Hall of Honor ceremony

Two journalists – both respected for their many years of service and dedication to communities as newspaper publishers – will be inducted into the Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor on Nov. 7 at Auburn University.

Sam H. Oliver, who was the owner and editor of The LaFayette Sun, and Ralph W. Sears, owner and editor of the Shelby County Reporter, will be the 105th and 106th journalists inducted posthumously by the Alabama Press Association since the Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor was established in 1959.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in the Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor Room in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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