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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Board of Education purchases land for future schools
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 11:36 am

The Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved a real estate sales contract with McLaughlin Investment Company Ltd. for two parcels of land off Richland Road to be used for future campuses and recreational projects.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Auburn professor part of team that discovers redness gene in birds
Posted: May 20, 2016

Why do some birds have red feathers? Geoffrey Hill, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, finally found an answer to this deceptively challenging question.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Census estimates show fast growth in Auburn continues
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Of the 10 largest cities in Alabama, including Huntsville, Birmingham and Montgomery, one town is growing faster than the rest.

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Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off May 28
Posted: May 19, 2016

During the summer months, while school is out and playtime is abundant, the Auburn Public Library gives students incentive to practice their literacy skills through the Summer Reading Program.

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Retirement facility gets green light from Auburn City Council
Posted: May 19, 2016

An assisted-living facility will be built on 28.7 acres of land on Wire Road after action by the Auburn City Council this week.

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Last call for Price's barbecue June 3
Posted: May 19, 2016

Another iconic Auburn landmark will soon close its doors when Price's Barbecue House turns off its 'open sign' on June 3. 

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2016 graduating class receives record scholarship offers
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

Both Auburn High School and Lee-Scott Academy are finishing the year off strong, with each school's graduating class breaking records for highest number of scholarship monies offered.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Work on 191 College to start May 2017
Posted: May 18, 2016

Site work will begin on the 75-foot tall student-housing project 191 College in the summer of 2017. The development will be located on the corner of North College Street and Glenn Avenue, replacing the Chevron station.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Auburn University receives $5 million in state funding for new Aviation Education Facility
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 1:21 pm

Auburn University will receive $5 million from the state’s 2017 fiscal year budget for the construction of a new Aviation Education Facility, following Gov. Robert Bentley’s recent signing of the bill.

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'Music on the Hill' debuts Saturday
Posted: May 12, 2016

High-energy New Orleans brass band Bonerama will be the headline act at Music on the Hill, a new local music festival to benefit the Auburn Arts Association.

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Farmers markets opening for season
Posted: May 12, 2016

The long wait is over for those who pine year-round for a fresh, locally-grown tomato, goat cheese or honey, as local growers flock to farmers markets opening for the season this week.

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Master plan for Lee County recreation brings land, funding issues to light
Posted: May 12, 2016

The Lee County Commission heard a presentation from the Foresite Group this week, outlining the county parks and recreation master plan the company was hired to complete last summer.

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New officers elected to Board of Education
Posted: May 12, 2016

Auburn City Schools Board of Education President Matt Clegg attended his last board meeting this week as a member, passing the gavel to current Vice President Tracie West.

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2015 a record year for tourism in Auburn, Opelika area
Posted: May 12, 2016

The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau (AOTB) is showing 2015 to be a record year for tourism, with visitors spending $391 million in the area last year.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Lee-Scott Academy celebrates retiring headmaster
Posted: May 11, 2016

A smile breaks out on Don Roberts' face as he walks closer to Lee-Scott Academy's new track and sees the school's student body cheering for him, waving red and blue pom-poms in the air.

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Thursday 05/05/2016
Moores Mill bridge replacement project work underway
Posted: May 05, 2016

Preliminary work continues on Moores Mill Road and East University Drive in preparation for the Moores Mill Bridge replacement project.

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Auburn grad celebrates Alabama artisans, music at new event venue Saturday
Posted: May 05, 2016

At noon on Saturday, Auburn graduate Keyal Loveland will open the gates for the first time to her new event venue, The Hoot Yard, which is located in Opelika about a half mile off Interstate 85, exit 66.

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Theater promises laugh in family dramedy premiering Friday
Posted: May 05, 2016

The Auburn Area Community Theatre plans for its 2015-16 season to end with a bang, or at least, in a family feud bake-off.

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Auburn students create petition to save home on Ross Street
Posted: May 05, 2016

For four Auburn University students, the old house located at 150 Ross, neighboring the 160 Ross apartment complex, is home.

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Expansion underway at assisted-living facility
Posted: May 05, 2016

Construction is set to begin in the next few weeks on an expansion of the assisted-living facility Camellia Place on Gatewood Drive in Auburn.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Krispy Kreme in Auburn to open Tuesday
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 2:09 pm

Krispy Kreme will open its doors and flip on the long-awaited "Hot Now" sign on May 10 at 6 a.m. The opening date was announced at this week's City Council meeting.

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Auburn to create master plan for outgrown Public Safety facility
Posted: May 04, 2016

The City Council approved architect Seay, Seay & Litchfield to assess options for expanding the Public Safety Department's facilities at its meeting this week.

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Auburn's traffic flow main issue revealed in Citizens' Survey results
Posted: May 04, 2016

The annual Citizens' Survey results found that Auburn's residents continue to rate the city's services and quality of life high, showing major concerns only for the city's traffic flow and congestion.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Traffic control signs installed for Moores Mill bridge replacement project
Posted: April 28, 2016

Construction crews are preparing the Moores Mill Bridge area for the upcoming bridge replacement project. Traffic control signs for the project have been installed on Moores Mill Road, East University Drive and other affected streets. Moores Mill Park has been closed to the public until the construction project has been completed.

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Auburn University and Alabama Community College System teaming up on aviation programs
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 11:05 am

Auburn University and the Alabama Community College System are joining forces on their aviation programs to enhance aviation training and economic development opportunities around the state.

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Auburn resident gains self sufficiency through housing authority program
Posted: April 28, 2016

This week, Keshawna Jackson became the first graduate of the Auburn Housing Authority's Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program, which helps HUD-assisted families increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on subsidies.

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Rally aims to stop cycles of violence in Auburn
Posted: April 28, 2016

A rally planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam Harris Park in Auburn will put a spotlight on violence and breaking cycles that contribute to violent situations, such as drug use.

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Flexibility in design standards sought for Auburn's Urban Core
Posted: April 28, 2016

The city's Planning Department is seeking more flexibility when it comes to building material requirements in the Urban Core, as concerns arise that some of the larger student-housing developments might look too industrial if made up almost entirely of brick. 

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Lee-Scott Academy names new headmaster
Posted: April 28, 2016

Dr. Stan Cox, assistant superintendent with Lee County Schools, will take over as Lee-Scott Academy's headmaster on July 1, once Headmaster Don Roberts retires after this school year.

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Auburn CityFest spotlights performing arts this weekend
Posted: April 28, 2016

This year's Auburn CityFest — the city's largest outdoor arts and crafts festival — will be bigger than ever with the addition of new activities in the Children's Imagination Station as well as multiple performances by the global sensation Zuzu African Acrobats.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
German manufacturer to put first U.S. facility in Auburn
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 10:45 am

A German-based manufacturer, The Berghoff Group, announced Wednesday it has selected Auburn for the location of its first U.S. facility.

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Thursday 04/21/2016
Visitor spending in Auburn, Opelika increases by double digits
Posted: April 21, 2016

The Alabama Tourism Department recently published its annual Economic Impact Report for 2015, providing statistical evidence that the travel & tourism industry continues to be one of the most viable segments of the Auburn-Opelika economy.

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Drive provides swimsuits, towels to Auburn area foster kids
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 10:51 am

Each April, BigHouse Foundation's Swimsuit and Towel Drive kicks into high gear.

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Duo makes downtown Auburn shine
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 10:50 am

Alvin Willis has worked to keep the downtown area spotless seven days a week for 20 years

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Bike Bash promotes cycling in Auburn
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 10:50 am

The Auburn Bike Committee's 17th annual Bike Bash will celebrate cycling, promote bike safety and show local cyclists how to navigate through trails in a section of the city.

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City begins process of updating CompPlan 2030, creating Parks and Rec Master Plan
Posted: April 21, 2016

Every five years, the city intends to update its CompPlan 2030 — a comprehensive plan guiding future community improvements and decision-making for the city of Auburn. 

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Former Auburn City Schools superintendent appointed to school board
Posted: April 20, 2016

Former Auburn City Schools Superintendent Terry Jenkins was appointed by the City Council this week to serve on the Board of Education for a five-year term beginning June 1 and ending May 31, 2021.

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Negotiations ongoing for 191 College development agreement
Posted: April 20, 2016

The start of the 191 College student-housing project could be delayed a year — not starting until next summer — as development agreement negotiations are ongoing between the City Council and the developer, ACC OP LLC. 

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
100-year-old churches topic of discussion at genealogical society meeting
Posted: April 13, 2016

The Genealogical Society of East Alabama will have its April quarterly meeting Saturday at 11 a.m., at the Museum of East Alabama, which is located on 121 S. 9th St., Opelika.

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World-renowned composer works with Auburn Junior High choirs for concert on Saturday
Posted: April 13, 2016

This week, world-renowned composer Kirby Shaw will be the Auburn Junior High School choral program's first-ever guest conductor.

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Police show support for Special Olympics
Posted: April 13, 2016

On Friday, local law enforcement will show support for the Lee County Special Olympics at the annual Cops on Top event.

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AU students complete wetlands project on site of future city park
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 3:00 pm

The Auburn University student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently partnered with the city of Auburn to create an educational wetlands area.

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Assisted-living facility planned for Wire Road
Posted: April 13, 2016

Four items related to a proposed assisted-living facility located on Wire Road, just before the Auburn Soccer Complex, will be on the agenda of the Planning Commission at its meeting Thursday.

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Synthetic turf to be installed in summer at Duck Samford Stadium
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 11:03 am

Synthetic turf will be installed at Duck Samford Stadium before the new school year starts in August.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
AHS show choir places nationally
Posted: April 07, 2016

The show choir students who competed in the Show Choir Nationals last week in Nashville came home with an extra spring in their dance steps.

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A-Day festivities include downtown concert Friday
Posted: April 07, 2016

Before the players strap on their helmets and cleats cut on a tuft of grass at Auburn's annual A-Day game on Saturday, fans can soak in the game-day experience at a number of events on campus and in the community. 

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Board of Education to consider synthetic turf for Duck Samford Stadium
Posted: April 07, 2016

At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education could vote on whether synthetic turf will be laid in Duck Samford Stadium.

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Special unit eases arrest process at rodeo
Posted: April 07, 2016

The annual Alpha Psi Rodeo isn't all calf roping, concerts and "yee-haws."

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
High school project maintains aggressive schedule
Posted: April 06, 2016

Construction of the new Auburn City Schools high school, which will have a main entrance off Samford Avenue, remains aggressive as work continues despite recent heavy rains.

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How many games will the Auburn football team win this season?

The Auburn football team must navigate a schedule that includes home games against Clemson and LSU and road matchups against rivals Georgia and Alabama. How many games will the Tigers win next year?

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