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

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At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Auburn City Council opted to pick up the full tab for the planned roundabout at the intersection of Cox and Wire roads, awarding a bid for the project instead of waiting on the approval of a grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation. 

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Auburn University marked the opening of its $22 million Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) — a state of the art facility referred to as an “engineer’s dream” — with a grand opening and dedication ceremony last Friday.

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For more than 365 days (and counting), Kelli Thompson and others yearning for civil discourse, racial justice and reconciliation have gathered at Toomer’s Corner in downtown Auburn.

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East Alabama Medical Center and Auburn University officials, along with Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, marked the completion of the Auburn Medical Pavilion in the Auburn Research Park off of Shug Jordan Parkway at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. 

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After a year off due to the pandemic, PrideFest, a family-friendly event that celebrates the local LGBTQ+ community, will return to Kiesel Park on Saturday and feature a number of artists and performers. 

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved a resolution that will bring a turn lane to Cox Road instead of two bike lanes, which were on the verge of being striped as part of the Cox Road Widening project. 

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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate all those involved in helping children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.

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East Alabama Medical Center has started winding down its Community Vaccine Clinic amid flagging demand for the Covid-19 vaccine. 

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Our furry friends will be all the more fabulous on Sunday when Pride on the Plains and the Lee County Humane Society team up to host Paws for Pride.

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved text amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance for Downtown Development and Design Standards. 

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Aubrey Morrison believes anyone can be a leader — the adjective isn’t tied to a position or job title. True leadership is helping people you know, whether that be personally or through work, become successful.

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A crowd of onlookers holding champagne flutes toasted, and the final beam was hoisted to top off the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center in a ceremony last Friday, a milestone in the construction of a center that is expected to make a large impact on Auburn University, the Auburn com…

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Smiles filled the dais at Tuesday’s regular meeting, as the City Council approved a development agreement that will bring a Buc-ee’s to Auburn and spark development of Exit 50 off of Interstate 85.

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It’s a frequent sight downtown to see Auburn University students close to graduation donning their caps and gowns for a photo shoot in front of the War Eagle mural on South College Street across from Samford Park. It’s even become something of a tradition. 

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The new elementary school in the works for north Auburn has an official name: Woodland Pines Elementary School.

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Unlike last year when Derrick Brown and Noah Igbinoghene were first-round selections, it took a while before the first Auburn football player was selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. That was expected, but it was also a reminder that the Tigers need to do a better job of finding, signing and deve…

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After not having as productive a season as hoped for in 2020, the Auburn defensive line is still one of the big question marks for the Tigers as they enter summer workouts. It will be the job of new defensive line coach Nick Eason to put together the puzzle before the fall. 

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With spring in full swing, many residents are busy tending their yards and gardens to enhance their outdoor experience over the coming months. They will be able to pick up some expert tips next weekend when Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama (LCMGA) hosts its “Spring Stroll” 2021 Garden …

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The City Council, Planning Commission and Downtown Design Review Committee held a joint work session on Monday to review proposed revisions to the city’s Downtown Development and Design Standards. 

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Starting May 24, East Alabama Medical Center’s Community Vaccine Clinic will pare back its days and hours of operation, the hospital announced on Monday. 

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved an amendment to the city’s business license ordinance to include short-term rentals, a move that will begin the process of bringing those businesses operating under the STR regulations adopted by the Council into compliance.

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Bridget Graba doesn’t personally know Kiiesha Tolbert, the crossing guard at J. F. Drake Middle School. But she feels like they’re friends.

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After curtailing its operating hours during the pandemic, the Auburn Public Library announced this week that it would be expanded its hours of operation.