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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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Covid-19 hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center have surged over the last week as the highly-transmissible Delta variant courses its way through the community and vaccination rates remain well below the national average. 

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After wrapping up its Stuff the Bus effort on Thursday, the United Way of Lee County will kick off its 2022 campaign next Wednesday with Feed the Need, a new event that aims to help in the battle against food insecurity in the Auburn community. 

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More than 300 volunteers from the community gathered at Auburn High last week for the kickoff of the Auburn 2040 process after the effort was delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Auburn City Council approved a development agreement with a local developer that secures the right-of-way for the planned Richland Connector Road that will link Martin Luther King Drive to Richland Road. 

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On a rainy Monday morning, three eagles — Spirit, Independence and Aurea — stretched their wings and took flight inside Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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Auburn University alumnus and bestselling author Ace Atkins will join Andy Burcham, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, for a discussion about his new novel, “The Heathens,” next Thursday, July 22, at the John Emerald Distilling Company in Opelika. 

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The number of new hospitalizations of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 has ticked upward at East Alabama Medical Center over the past two weeks, as the vaccination effort has all but stalled in the state of Alabama amid the continued spread of the highly-transmissible Delta variant. 

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Registration opened this week for a new event that aims to bring together neighborhoods and residents to meet and learn more about the inner-workings of city government. 

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Rising sixth-graders with Auburn City Schools cheered as Auburn Police Sgt. Bud Nesmith, wearing a black and white burglar costume, was arrested by members of the Lee County SWAT Team.

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Auburn City Schools will be going back to some semblance of normalcy when students and staffers return for the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10.

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Construction has begun on the long-awaited roundabout at the intersection of Cox and Wire roads after a recent City Council action cleared the way for the project to begin. 

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At its meeting Tuesday night, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved an update to the city’s parking ordinance, setting the hours of operation and rates for the new Wright Street Parking Deck. 

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Fourth- and fifth-graders with Auburn City Schools spent the last few days of a successful summer camp program performing engineering experiments with simple household items.

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The Gogue Performing Arts Center will try to make its second act better than the first when it kicks off what amounts to its second season this fall. 

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During the second day of his trial, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes pled guilty to two felony counts in a deal made with prosecutors that will result in jail time. 

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East Alabama Medical Center and the mayors of Lee County made a plea last week for more people in the community to get their Covid-19 vaccines, as the vaccination rate in the area continues to lag well behind the national average and amid worries that the unvaccinated will be particularly vu…

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Auburn City Councilman Steven Dixon filed suit against the City Council and city officials last week over the short-term rental ordinance, claiming it is unconstitutional and that it “arbitrarily and capriciously inhibits” what he can do with his home and subjects him to “irreparable injury.”

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Auburn residents will have the chance to get their hands dirty and create their own work of art on Saturday when the Dean Road Ceramics Studio hosts Day in Clay, an open house that will feature demonstrations and offer workshops for both beginners and the experienced. 

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For the second time in six months, the social justice banner at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Thach Avenue has been stolen, this time less than a week after it had been re-dedicated. 

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Springing off the success of last year, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and Auburn Arts Association are once again challenging the Auburn community to draw sidewalk chalk creations inspired by famous artists or architecture for a chance to win gift cards to their favorite Auburn stores.

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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.