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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Auburn City Councilman Clemon Byrd denies having Ashley Madison account
Posted: August 26, 2015

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. 

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Thursday 08/20/2015
Local couple hosts fundraiser for child's rare disease
Posted: August 20, 2015

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.

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Toomer's Corner project wraps up
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 9:45 am

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.

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Municipal Court, Public Safety to move locations
Posted: August 20, 2015

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. 

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LSA Headmaster Roberts to retire after 16 years
Posted: August 20, 2015

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."

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Council, Planning Commission to consider changes to Downtown Master Plan
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 9:46 am

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.

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Monday 08/17/2015
Hubbard trial could begin in February
Updated: August 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Defense attorneys for House Speaker Mike Hubbard Monday morning asked that the speaker’s trial on ethics charges be delayed until next summer.

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Thursday 08/13/2015
Ala. Senate wants Auburn to claim nine football titles
Posted: August 13, 2015

The Alabama State Senate wants Auburn University to recognize nine, rather than two, national championship teams, for “supremacy” on the gridiron.

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Friends of the Auburn library to host book sale
Posted: August 13, 2015

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.

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Historic Preservation Commission looks to protect downtown core
Posted: August 13, 2015

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.

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Four new multi-family developments in the works
Posted: August 13, 2015

Four new multi-family housing developments in Auburn are either in the works or completed. 

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'Come home to the corner' on Aug. 21
Updated: August 14, 2015 - 11:12 am

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.

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Wednesday 08/12/2015
Auburn City Schools BOE recognizes coach Chris Brandt
Posted: August 12, 2015

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."

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Volunteers pitch in after church fire
Updated: August 12, 2015 - 1:07 pm

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.

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Thursday 08/06/2015
Construction on new high school to begin in October
Posted: August 06, 2015

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.

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AACT guarantees laughs at 'Young Frankenstein'
Posted: August 06, 2015

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.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
Student housing, retail building project 'imminent'
Updated: August 05, 2015 - 4:02 pm

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.

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Student housing, retail project 'imminent'
Posted: August 05, 2015

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.

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Council extends current moratorium
Updated: August 07, 2015 - 9:35 am

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.

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Tuesday 08/04/2015
Cause of 160 Ross Fire under investigation
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 1:22 pm

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.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
School supplies drive helps area students
Posted: July 30, 2015

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.

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Tiger paw takes shape downtown
Posted: July 30, 2015

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.

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VCOM preps for inaugural year
Posted: July 30, 2015

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.

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'The Depot' to have seafood focus
Posted: July 30, 2015

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. 

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
City Council to consider expanding moratorium
Posted: July 29, 2015

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.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
Mask-erade Night signals end of summer for teens
Posted: July 23, 2015

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.

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Auburn United Methodist hosts Jubilee Celebration for retirees
Posted: July 23, 2015

Auburn United Methodist Church will host its annual two-day Jubilee Celebration event for retirees on Aug. 10 and 11.

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LSA will start school year with highest enrollment yet
Posted: July 23, 2015

Lee-Scott Academy students will start the new school year Aug. 12 with more classmates than ever.

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Construction ongoing at historic Bank of Auburn building
Posted: July 23, 2015

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. 

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Council denies Spring Lake development
Posted: July 22, 2015

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.

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Redevelopment planned for Auburn Mall
Posted: July 22, 2015

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.

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Friday 07/17/2015
Redevelopment project coming to Auburn Mall
Updated: July 17, 2015 - 6:19 pm

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.

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Thursday 07/16/2015
Plans change for Mell Classroom Building, library
Posted: July 16, 2015

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. 

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Auburn City Schools prepare for new year
Posted: July 16, 2015

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.

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Reviving 'Sunny Slope'
Posted: July 16, 2015

One of the oldest homes in Auburn has been given new life.

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Auburn City Schools BOE extends superintendent's contract
Posted: July 15, 2015

The Auburn City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the extension of ACS Superintendent Karen DeLano's contract.

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Thursday 07/09/2015
City offers Planning Academy for residents
Posted: July 09, 2015

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. 

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Auburn Knights Orchestra returns to the Plains for 85th anniversary concerts
Posted: July 09, 2015

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.

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New high school construction on schedule
Posted: July 09, 2015

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.

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City Council to vote on Downtown Master Plan
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 10:04 am

The Auburn City Council could vote on the Downtown Master Plan as early as its first regular meeting in August.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
City Council OKs South College zoning district
Posted: July 08, 2015

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.

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'Transformative' project in the works for downtown Auburn
Posted: July 08, 2015

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. 

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Auburn time capsule awaits contributions before burial
Posted: July 02, 2015

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.

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Larry Keel headlining bluegrass festival
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 2:50 pm

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.

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Lee County guardsman reflects on service
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 2:47 pm

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.

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Music, fireworks for July 4
Posted: July 02, 2015

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.

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Moores Mill Road bridge project delayed
Posted: July 02, 2015

The Moores Mill Road bridge replacement and lane expansion project has been delayed after bids came in over $2 million above budget.

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New Toomer's oak to be planted Wednesday
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 9:47 am

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.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Pub coming to downtown Auburn
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Lovers of craft beer and handmade fare will soon have a new haunt to frequent downtown.

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