The name of Auburn City Councilman Clemon Byrd is among the millions released last week by hackers who stole subscriber information from the popular cheating website Ashley Madison, which connects people seeking extramarital affairs.
A local couple, Michael and Sara Heatherly, have worked to spread awareness for the rare inherited disorder gangliosidosis, or GM1, since their son, Porter, was diagnosed at 4 months old.
Since opening up to the public on Saturday, Toomer's Corner has had a rave-like feel, with multi-colored LED lights around the corner cycling between colors like neon green and orange. But that's only temporary.
Current plans call for the temporary relocation of Auburn City Council operations, the Municipal Court and the Auburn Police Division to the Boykin Community Center next year as renovations take place at the Public Safety/Police buildings in the Douglas J. Watson Municipal Complex on Ross Avenue.
Some call him Mr. Roberts; some call him simply Don, but some in the Lee-Scott Academy administrative office are quick to call him "visionary."
The Downtown Master Plan, which was scheduled to be considered by the City Council this week, was removed from the agenda after council members requested more time.
Defense attorneys for House Speaker Mike Hubbard Monday morning asked that the speaker’s trial on ethics charges be delayed until next summer.
The Alabama State Senate wants Auburn University to recognize nine, rather than two, national championship teams, for “supremacy” on the gridiron.
The Friends of the Auburn Public Library will host its semi-annual used book sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Dean Road Recreation Center. The public is invited to this event.
In light of high-scale developments planned for the downtown area, the Historic Preservation Commission is looking for a way to protect certain areas of downtown Auburn.
Four new multi-family housing developments in Auburn are either in the works or completed.
As construction finishes on the downtown revitalization project, several city organizations are putting their heads together to plan an event celebrating the reopening of Toomer's Corner.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education recognized Auburn High School assistant basketball coach Chris Brandt for receiving the Alabama High School Athletic Association's "Making a Difference Award."
Community volunteers stepped up this past week to help St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in a clean-up effort after the congregation's 140-year-old church building burned down about two weeks ago.
Construction for the Auburn City Schools new high school may not begin until October, according to Ken Upchurch with TCU Consulting Services — the company managing the project.
Mel Brooks' comedy "Young Frankenstein" comes to life through the Auburn Area Community Theater much like the monster himself did — with a whole lot of work and a whole lot of laughs.
Construction could start at any point on the six-story mixed-use development named "The Jackson" — formerly known as "The Parker" — planned for 201 W. Glenn Ave., according to Assistant City Manager Kevin Cowper.
Construction could start on the six-story mixed-use development, named "The Jackson," planned for 201 W. Glenn Ave. at any point, according to Assistant City Manager Kevin Cowper.
The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that extends the duration of the current six-month moratorium on multi-family housing developments in the University Service District east of College Street. The moratorium is now set to expire Dec. 15, instead of later this month.
The cause of the fire that could be seen blazing on the roof of 160 Ross late Monday afternoon is still under investigation, according to Deputy Chief Matt Jordan with the Auburn Fire Division.
United Way's annual Stuff the Bus drive — which provides thousands of school supplies to area students each year — hopes to end on a high note at its three drive events Aug. 1.
With the Toomer's Corner construction completion date less than a month away, finishing touches are beginning to be seen. The star of the corner's revitalization — the tiger paw — is one of them.
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) will kick off its inaugural year with student orientation, which began with a picnic for students, families and VCOM staff Wednesday night.
As a flurry of construction work continues on the historic Auburn Train Depot, the concept and vision for "The Depot" restaurant is coming into focus.
The Auburn City Council will consider expanding the existing multi-family housing moratorium to encompass the entire city while also extending its duration for seven more months. The council will vote at its Tuesday meeting after a public hearing is held, according to the agenda.
The Auburn Public Library invites area teens to come end the summer in proper superhero fashion July 30 when the library's Youth Services Center hosts Mask-erade Night.
Auburn United Methodist Church will host its annual two-day Jubilee Celebration event for retirees on Aug. 10 and 11.
Lee-Scott Academy students will start the new school year Aug. 12 with more classmates than ever.
The historic Bank of Auburn building on Toomer's Corner is undergoing extensive renovations, as Pieology Pizzeria, a California-based company, prepares to open a store in September at the location.
A 4-4 vote by the Auburn City Council regarding a zoning ordinance resulted in a denial for approval of the mixed-use Spring Lake development.
The Auburn Mall will soon redevelop more than 55,000 square feet of the northeast corner of its property, bringing new restaurants and retail to the site.
A new restaurant and retail center that will require the razing of the former bay where Sears was located at the Auburn Mall was announced today by mall owner Hull Property Group.
The plans, cost and construction start date of the planned Mell Classroom Building in front of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library have shifted as Auburn University has looked for ways to better integrate the two buildings.
Auburn City Schools administration and staff are prepping for the new school year as summer comes to an end. The new year will start Aug. 6.
One of the oldest homes in Auburn has been given new life.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the extension of ACS Superintendent Karen DeLano's contract.
For Auburn residents who want a better understanding of the ins and outs of the planning and development review process, the city is offering its fifth Planning Academy this fall.
For the 59th consecutive year, several hundred past and present Auburn Knights Orchestra members will return to Auburn to celebrate their common musical heritage by once again making music together.
The construction of the new Auburn City Schools high school is still slated to begin in early September, with site prep work aimed to be completed by Sept. 4.
The Auburn City Council could vote on the Downtown Master Plan as early as its first regular meeting in August.
The Auburn City Council approved a new zoning district — the South College Corridor District — for the section of South College Street stretching from South Donahue Drive to Veterans Boulevard.
The city of Auburn is working toward an agreement with a developer for a project that would bring a hotel, an urban grocery store, a new parking deck and office and retail space to the downtown Municipal Parking Deck area.
Auburn Art, a specialty gift shop located in downtown Auburn, is teaming up with the City of Auburn to compile and bury a time capsule in front of the store during downtown construction.
If your Independence Day could use a little more twang, then the second annual Heart of Waverly Bluegrass Festival on Saturday at Standard Deluxe has you covered.
Late last year, Lee County native Sylvester Cannon was promoted to brigadier general of the Alabama Army National Guard — a ranking he gradually worked his way up to throughout his 35-year military career.
The city of Auburn welcomes residents to gather around Duck Samford Stadium on Saturday evening for live music, concessions and, of course, fireworks as Parks and Recreation kicks off its annual July 4 celebration.
The Moores Mill Road bridge replacement and lane expansion project has been delayed after bids came in over $2 million above budget.
The thriving Toomer's oak on College Street is about to get a new neighbor, as Auburn University plans to swap the struggling oak on Magnolia Avenue with a replacement on Wednesday.
As Auburn continues to grow and transform to meet the needs of the future, the issues surrounding new developments are likely to be the main catalyst for stirring the passions and provoking the concerns of residents.
Last week, we looked at the history of zoning in Auburn and three kinds of zoning philosophy — Euclidean, performance zoning, and form-based zoning.
Third in a series exploring zoning within the city
Fourth in a series exploring zoning within the city
Fifth in a series exploring zoning within the city
Sixth in a series exploring zoning within the city
In the final installment of The Villager's series exploring zoning and planning in the city of Auburn, we'll look closely at Opelika Road and the city's Renew Opelika Road Plan.
Shortly after a new development is announced in Auburn, the lament over the continued loss of our "Loveliest Village On the Plains" quickly comes.