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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 Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …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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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 …

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.