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At this time a year ago, our feeling of normalcy tilted firmly toward trepidation of an unknown killer hitchhiking its way into our community — the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, were arriving in the Loveliest Village.

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Recently, I was watching TV and came across a fascinating program (at least it was to me) featuring people who choose —for whatever reason — to live off the grid in frozen Alaska.

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A lot of people have fretted over Auburn’s proposed short-term rental (the “STR”) ordinance. Thus far, many people, particularly the majority of Auburn’s elected officials, have viewed the proposed ordinance as simply a means for bringing a noncompliant use into compliance, as a supplemental…

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A renter’s perspective: When our daughter was an infant, my wife and I were invited to a friend’s wedding in Knoxville. We wanted to stay somewhere that had multiple rooms because our daughter was a light sleeper. We also needed to be close to downtown since that is where the wedding party a…

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As I was preparing this week's conversation, I found out how treatment of some of the most dreadful diseases known to man are literally going to the dogs. 

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The failure of the electrical power system in Texas, which left millions without heat and other necessities during very cold weather, is beyond awful. Why did this happen?

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To this observer of the hours-long Feb. 16 Auburn City Council meeting, one Councilperson’s multi-part amendment (which was adopted) to the “Short-term Rental/Homestay Ordinance” looks like an eleventh-hour strategy to undermine the years of work done by the Planning Commission and the Task …

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e careful where you step. There are lots of rabbit holes out there, and they are not easy to spot. 

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fective vaccines against Covid-19 had been created in less than a year seemed miraculous — a triumph of science and American ingenuity. It took only six weeks to tarnish that image. Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …

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You might say we're living by the numbers. Here's more on what I'm talking about.

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ORDINANCE NO. 3286In accordance with the provisions of Section 11-45-8 of the Code of Alabama, the following ordinance is published in synopsis form in The Auburn Villager as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 3286AN ORDINANCE ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 11-42-20 ET SEQ OF THE CODE OF A…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3281AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #1499 TO RATIFY, CONFIRM, AND ESTABLISH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF AUBURN. BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, as follows:Section 1. That the following traffic control devices and signs…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3282AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #1499 TO RATIFY, CONFIRM, AND ESTABLISH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF AUBURN. BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, as follows:Section 1. That the following traffic control devices and signs…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3287In accordance with the provisions of Section 11-45-8 of the Code of Alabama, the following ordinance is published in synopsis form in The Auburn Villager as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 3287AN ORDINANCE ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 11-42-20 ET SEQ OF THE CODE OF …

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ORDINANCE NO. 3280AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #1499 TO RATIFY, CONFIRM, AND ESTABLISH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF AUBURN. BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, as follows:Section 1. That the following traffic control devices and signs…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3279AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #1499 TO RATIFY, CONFIRM, AND ESTABLISH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF AUBURN. BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, as follows:Section 1. That the following traffic control devices and signs…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3288AN ORDINANCE TO FURTHER AMEND ORDINANCE NUMBER 1883 OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, DATED DECEMBER 21, 1999, THE OFFICIAL ZONING ORDINANCE, AS AMENDED BY SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, BY INCORPORATING THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:Section 1. That Ordinance No. 1883 of the City of Auburn, Alabama d…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3277AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #1499 TO RATIFY, CONFIRM, AND ESTABLISH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF AUBURN. BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, as follows:Section 1. That the following traffic control devices and signs…

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ORDINANCE NO. 3278AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #1499 TO RATIFY, CONFIRM, AND ESTABLISH TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF AUBURN. BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, as follows:Section 1. That the following traffic control devices and signs…

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NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMSIN THE PROBATE COURT OF LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA RE: THE ESTATE OF TRACEY B. WILSON, DECEASED.Letters of Administration of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the 9th day of March, 2021, by the Hon. Bill English, Judge of Probate Court of Lee County, Alaba…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PL-2021-00162TO: All citizens of the City of Auburn, Alabama, and other interested persons:Take notice that the Auburn Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time, by means of the Zoom video conferencing web application.…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PL-20201-00173TO: All citizens of the City of Auburn, Alabama, and other interested persons:Take notice that the Auburn Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time, by means of the Zoom video conferencing web application…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PL-2021-00166TO: All citizens of the City of Auburn, Alabama, and other interested persons:Take notice that the Auburn Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time, by means of the Zoom video conferencing web application.…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PL-2021-00179TO: All resident citizens of the City of Auburn, Alabama, and other interested persons:Take notice that the Planning Commission of the City of Auburn, Alabama, will conduct a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. Central Time, by means of the Zoom video conferenci…

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NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMSIN THE PROBATE COURT OF LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA IN RE: The Estate of SHARON J. SIMS, Deceased.Case No. 2021-144Letters Testamentary for the Estate of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the 16th day of March, 2021, by the Hon. Bill English, Judge of Proba…