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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.

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Editor's Note: The Villager is reprinting the following essay by EAMC infectious disease specialist Dr. Ricardo Maldonado, which was shared by East Alabama Medical Center last week, in order to provide the most clear information straight to readers from area experts. 

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The Auburn City Council unanimously approved the biennial budget for fiscal years 2021-22 at its virtual meeting on Tuesday night, charting the financial path forward for the city as it deals with the economic effects and uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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The Auburn University Board of Trustees will be convening virtually for its first meeting in its 2020-2021 schedule on Sept. 4. The board will be discussing a tentative agenda, with items ranging from posthumous awarding to the current status of new construction on campus.

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Freshman year at any college can be a daunting task. For many, it is the first time they will leave the comfort of their homes to immerse themselves in a new culture of education while navigating a new social environment. 

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In a special-called meeting on Thursday afternoon, the Auburn City Council issued a state of local emergency and further restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the community after scenes of students crowding into downtown bars without social distancing or wearing masks went viral on…

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As classes kicked off for the second week on the Plains, Auburn University officials continued to express concern with rising Covid-19 numbers sweeping Auburn’s campus. 

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Auburn City Schools will host two public budget hearings on Tuesday, as the school system works toward finalizing the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. 

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While the daily Covid-19 case count and moving averages have trended downward over the past month, Lee County has now passed 3,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. 

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The Auburn City Council approved a conditional use request for a grocery store on South Gay Street at its meeting on Tuesday, paving the way for the return of a grocer downtown. 

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The Auburn City Council approved an extension of a moratorium on new student housing at its meeting on Tuesday, the second time the council has authorized an extension during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Auburn residents have about 70 days left to apply for an absentee ballot for the General Election in November, amid concerns that policy changes at the Postal Service instituted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy would impact the delivery of absentee and mail-in ballots. 

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The city of Auburn announced on Tuesday that the Auburn Police Division will begin taking measures to enforce the state's Safer at Home regulations, including issuing citations for those not in compliance.