After sitting empty since June, the old AuburnBank building on Toomer's Corner will soon have a new tenant, as Whataburger plans to open up a location in the heart of downtown Auburn.
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.
Alabama’s leading health organizations are joining together to strongly recommend Alabamians get the Covid-19 vaccine. Getting the vaccine can help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus that has affected the lives of almost every Alabamian.
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…
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…
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?
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 …
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 Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …
The East Alabama Medical Center's Community Vaccine Clinic will soon wind down operations as requests for appointments have reached a plateau, according to news release issued by the hospital on Monday.
Patrick Thompson has tended the trails and dells of Auburn University's Davis Arboretum for the past two decades, carefully curating the many native species of plants coloring the outdoor oasis near the heart of downtown and often providing expert answers to those of us in the community who …
Before the Covid-19 pandemic swept through the area last March, the city of Auburn was gearing up for the start of the Auburn 2040 plan process, soliciting community members to serve on committees. All of that planning and work was put abruptly on hold.
After a year of canceled shows and on-the-fly adaptation due to the pandemic, the Gogue Performing Arts Center will bring live, in-person music back to the Plains this month.
After cancelling its last spring sale due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Davis Arboretum is back in business with the return of its spring native sale on Saturday.
Looking for a way to enjoy the start of spring? The city of Auburn has a family friendly event that showcases the blooming floral of the Loveliest Village on the Plains.
The Auburn City Council will resume in-person meetings beginning Tuesday with its regularly-scheduled meeting, three days before Gov. Kay Ivey’s Safer at Home order and mask mandate are set to expire.
In a moving private ceremony at turns somber and hopeful, staff at East Alabama Medical Center and city leaders shared their stories of despair, reliance on faith and perseverance while remembering those lost to Covid-19 in the community over the past year.
As the rate of new cases in Lee County and hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center remain relatively low and steady, EAMC announced Wednesday that it would scale back operations at its Community Vaccine Clinic.
The city of Auburn will host a virtual meet and greet on April 15 to connect neighborhood leaders with Neighborhood Specialist Allison Blankenship, who will present some of the city's communication goals and then look for feedback.
While many in the Auburn community consider Sidney James Nakhjavan worthy of the title “phenomenal woman,” citing her philanthropic efforts, when asked if she saw herself as an important figure, Nakhjavan simply stated that she never truly thought about it.
The new elementary school in the works for north Auburn got one step closer to becoming a reality as the Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved a bid for the project at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
After years of debate and discussion, the city of Auburn now has an ordinance on the books to regulate short-term rentals, as the City Council approved the draft ordinance sent its way by the Planning Commission at its virtual meeting on Tuesday night.
Alabama State Health Officer Scott Harris announced today that eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine will be extended to those who fall under Phase 1c of the state's allocation plan, which includes those 55 and older, people with high risk medical conditions older than 16 and restaurant and s…
Bruce Pearl’s basketball team wrapped up a disappointing season last Saturday with one of its better performances of the year in a victory over Mississippi State.
The Auburn Area Community Theatre and the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center will host Frogbull Academy’s Outdoor Winter Mini Term sessions on Saturday.
Need to get rid of that old desktop computer that has been sitting in the closet for the last year? The city of Auburn Environmental Services Department is hosting an event that is tailored to help residents solve this issue in a safe and responsible way.
More time slots are opening up at the EAMC Community Vaccine Clinic next week as the supply shifts from administering second doses to providing first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
At a news conference on Thursday morning, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the extension of the state's Safer at Home health order, including the mask mandate, until April 9.
Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center plummeted over the past week, falling to the lowest level since close to the start of the pandemic in the Lee County area last March, as Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that the state's Safer at Home order,…
The owners of Butcher Paper BBQ in Opelika plan to bring their fall-off-the-bone goodness to downtown Auburn with Rob's Ribs, a new venture that aims to fill the gaps in the area's barbecue offerings.
In an effort to improve health care for residents of east central Alabama. East Alabama Medical Center has donated a parcel of land in Opelika to the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB).
Auburn basketball’s AUTLIVE Cancer 2021 campaign is, for the families who depend on it, more than just another health-news headline, cool T-shirt sale or feel-good public service campaign: It is the difference between sleeping in a car or bed, eating a full meal, or having enough gas to get …
The city of Auburn is continuing to show its support for low-to-moderate income families with the creation of a new subdivision geared toward the start of a new chapter for affordable housing opportunities in the city.
The search for the city of Auburn's next planning director continues and is expected to last a couple more months, according to City Manager Megan McGowen Crouch.
When Auburn Mayor Ron Anders announced the ONE AUBURN initiative back in June 2020, his mission was to invite members of the community to join him in a conversation on diversity and equality.
Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center continue to move in a positive direction, falling this week to the lowest level since early November as the third peak of the pandemic continues to wane.
The Auburn City Council denied a motion to amend the Hamilton Place Planned Development District in order to add 4.21 acres and allow 33,000 square feet of office use at the northeast corner of Moores Mill Road and Hamilton Road at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Two residence halls in one of Auburn University’s on-campus living communities will soon bear the name of two Black women considered “trailblazers” at the University.
The Auburn Area Community Theatre is opening its doors to members of the community this month for a magical parody presented by some of Auburn’s youngest thespians.