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At a naming ceremony last Friday, Auburn University took a step forward in its efforts to promote inclusion and diversity by honoring Harold D. Melton, the school's first black SGA president and current chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, by naming the Student Center after him. 

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At the State of the City Address last week, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders recognized six community members with the second-annual Mayor's Lamplighter Awards, which honor those who make a large impact in the community. 

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The world received some welcome news this week as Moderna announced promising results of a preliminary analysis of its candidate vaccine for Covid-19. 

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AuburnBank celebrated the beginning of its third chapter in its namesake city on Tuesday afternoon, hosting a ground-breaking ceremony for a new building downtown that will fold its retail banking and operations under one roof. 

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Each year, the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama continues. Homes stand divided while fans from both sides anticipate the annual Iron Bowl to kickoff every Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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Auburn Mayor Ron Anders gave his second-annual State of the City Address on Monday at the Gogue Performing Arts Center, highlighting the hard work and efforts of the city and community while it goes through a year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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The Auburn Planning Commission got its first look at proposed revisions to the city's Urban Core Development & Design Standards at a joint work session with the Downtown Design Review Committee on Tuesday. 

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While Hunter Freeman’s call to service was homegrown, courtesy of his father who served in the Army National Guard for 35 years, it was a fun-filled day spent with friends that first grabbed his attention on what exactly a Marine was.

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After postponing consideration of the item at its last meeting, the Auburn City Council approved a zoning ordinance amendment Tuesday that will lower the allowable bed density in Urban Neighborhood-West.

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While the nation anxiously awaits the results of the presidential election, which could stretch on for days or longer as mail-in votes are tallied and court challenges weighed and decided, there were no surprises in Lee County on Tuesday, as residents flocked to the polls and Republican cand…

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Longtime Auburn Planning Director Forrest Cotten resigned last week after helping steer the city over nearly 16 years through a number of initiatives that provided the framework to guide the city's growth into the future. 

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By the time Tyler Whitten was preparing to graduate from Jacksonville State University with his first master's degree, he was almost certain his career would take him down the subject path of history. 

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Alabama Rural Ministry is still accepting donations for its No More Shacks initiative as it continues its work helping residents recover from the 2019 tornadoes and offering home repair. 

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The Auburn City Council approved an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance that will prohibit new academic detached dwelling units in the Neighborhood Redevelopment District after a discussion on the issue turned contentious. 

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Covid-19 hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center have dropped sharply over the last week, reaching the lowest level in more than a month. 

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Parents of children learning remotely this semester once again shared their concerns about Edgenuity with the Auburn City Schools Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. 

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Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center have held steady over the past week, while Auburn University reported the fewest weekly new cases since fall semester began. 

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With the spookiest season upon us, Auburn residents have plenty of opportunities to join in the fun over the coming weeks. While many may be opting for a celebration in quarantine, the city of Auburn is hosting a variety of Halloween events for all ages.

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The Downtown Design Review Committee continued its work on reshaping the city of Auburn's Urban Core development and design standards at a work session on Tuesday. 

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The season of giving is here as the Auburn Public Safety Department kicked of its 2020 Auburn Toy Drive campaign on Tuesday. The program is designed to assist families in the Auburn community by providing Christmas gifts to needy children ages 2-8.

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After nearly 25 years working with the city, Auburn City Manager Jim Buston last week announced his retirement, which will take effect at the end of January. 

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As the leaves begin to fall, marking the change of a season, local Auburn residents, alongside citizens all over the country, begin to prepare to take part in what may be the United States' most consequential election for the presidency in modern history. 

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The number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center have held relatively steady over the last week, as the area seems to have avoided a sharp spike in both stemming from the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

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Despite the new normal in Auburn, the Auburn Area Community Theatre wants local residents to know that they are “still standing.” 

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As thousands of fans prepare to watch Auburn take on Kentucky in the season-opener on Saturday, Auburn Athletics wants to remind its guests that this year’s “War Eagle” battle cries will need to be covered with a mask.

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Editor's note: The Villager is reprinting the following articles from EAMC experts Dr. Ricardo Maldonado and Dr. Michael Roberts so that readers can get the most accurate and clear pandemic information directly from area health professionals. 

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When Lester and Mary Ann Stoll arrived in Auburn in 1988, they didn't have the slightest idea of what to expect.

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The United Way of Lee County will officially launch its 2020-2021 campaign this week with the goal of raising $925,000, the amount needed to support area agencies that fulfill Lee County’s most basic needs and provide support in times of community crisis. 

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The Auburn area has seen a sharp decline in the number of new cases of Covid-19 over the past two weeks, although health officials are still waiting to see whether Labor Day weekend activities will result in an increase in the coming week ahead. 

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At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Auburn City Council approved an extension of its state of local emergency declaration through early October, as the area continues to battle the spread of Covid-19 in the community. 

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When Chandler Wooten arrived on Auburn University’s campus to join the football team in the spring of 2017, the then-17-year-old linebacker from Kennesaw, Georgia, fully expected his experience on the Plains to be a smooth ride. 

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Auburn City Schools announced on Tuesday that it would provide free meals for breakfast and lunch to all students, whether learning traditionally or remotely. 

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Life on Harmon Drive was more than peaceful for the Threadgill family. For Amber Threadgill, alongside her husband and her children, Kounte, 13, Kish, 6, Koa, 5, Kountess, 2, and 3-month-old Kross, Harmon Drive was home.