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Graduation payoff

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 10, 2013 1:46 PM

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Trudie Renell Alford, right, receives her General Education Development, or GED, diploma at Wayne Community College Thursday night. Ms. Alford had planned to graduate with her son, who died in a car accident a few years ago, so she carried his picture to honor his memory.

When Trudie Alford was handed her high school diploma Thursday evening at Wayne Community College, it represented more than 15 months worth of work. She had kept a promise to her son. "He used to joke about me going back...

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