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Those who dig trying out a new trick on the half-pipe got some good news on Tuesday when the cities of Auburn and Opelika held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Auburn/Opelika Skate Park. 

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Lee-Scott Academy was recently awarded the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award for a private school. Only one private school is recognized every year, in addition to eight others from the state's eight public school districts. 

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At a recent work session, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education heard an update on current facilities projects underway, including two large renovations to Cary Woods Elementary and Drake Middle School. 

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At its work session on Tuesday, the Auburn Planning Commission agreed with taking a more cautious approach to short-term rental regulations in the city, directing Planning Department staff to redraft the proposed ordinance to prohibit short-term rentals, like those booked through Airbnb and …

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Auburn and Opelika residents will have a chance to not only pick out a bowl handcrafted by artisans and enjoy some delicious soup, but also make a dent in hunger in the community at the upcoming Empty Bowls event. 

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During its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council declined to instruct city staff to research and draft a policy for naming municipal buildings, rooms or structures after individuals. 

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Auburn Police Chief Paul Register will take over as as the director of the city's Public Safety Department when current director Bill James retires at the beginning of March. 

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The Auburn City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that amends city code to close a loophole in existing state law and make it illegal for unwanted passengers to hop in your car under false pretenses. 

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Wright Street, long a one-way street dumping out onto Glenn Avenue, was recently converted to a two-way road connecting Glenn and Magnolia avenues. 

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After months of efforts to relocate the historic home failed, the Cullars house was razed on Tuesday, turning a long-time staple on the corner of South College Street and Samford Avenue into a pile a rubble. 

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This past week, I decided to experiment with Facebook ads to promote our congregation’s Christmas Eve service.

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Do you still make New Year's resolutions? I'll be honest with you; I have such a dismal track record of keeping the resolutions I've made over the years that it is ludicrous to even consider making even making ANY for the year ahead.

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As we start a new year, we also embark on a new decade, and I am going to make a prediction right now that by the end of the decade, Huntsville will rank as Alabama’s largest city. In fact, I anticipate that it will be the largest within five years.

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Starting Monday, East Alabama Medical Center officials implemented visitor restrictions within the entire hospital because of high levels of flu activity.

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Auburn residents will soon get the chance to explore their inner penguin and take a plunge into the frigid waters of Samford Pool at the 8th annual Polar Plunge at 9 a.m. Feb. 1. 

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“I just want to drink hot chocolate and watch Hallmark movies.” It’s a holiday catch-phrase printed on everything from shirts and socks to mugs and blankets. But, behind the scenes of the movies—which have grown to have a huge fan base—is hard work that extends well beyond the holiday season.

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At a work session last week, the Auburn City Council heard a presentation from Public Safety administration that recommended increasing police presence down South College Street by adding additional officers to the force and dividing one of the city's larger beats. 

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As the year comes to a close, so does the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Lee County — a nonprofit that funds more than 20 local organizations, like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County, Child Advocacy Center, East Alabama Services for the Elderly and Lee County L…

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At 6 months old, Lily is like most Auburn children. Her mother totes her around town in a stroller, fixes her hair with a bow, dresses her in fresh diapers and tucks her in goodnight. She likes to play with her shiny toys, and her favorite food is the green pea.

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The Auburn City Council will have to wait to vote on a citywide moratorium of new student housing developments after city staff informed the body at its meeting Tuesday that the proposed ordinance would have to first come before the Planning Commission. 

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Duriel Barlow, principal of East Samford School, was recently named the 2019 District 4 Principal of the Year by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools and the Alabama Association of Middle and Secondary Principals.

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Recently, East Alabama Medical Center has reported a spike in the amount of influenza cases, having counted about 80 since November.

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A well-known spot on the way into downtown Auburn will soon get new life when Well Red, an independent bookstore offering wine and coffee, opens in the old Dayspring location on Opelika Road.

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The beginning of the end of a process that began more than two years ago appears to be in sight, as the City of Auburn is expected to send out a request for bids in the coming weeks for the long-awaited second municipal parking deck downtown. 

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Four days a week after school, about 30 children and teenagers in Auburn head to the Frank Brown Recreation Center. They go because inside they find music, dance, art and one-on-one help with homework.

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The Auburn Planning Commission took up the issue of short-term rental regulations in the city at a work session on Tuesday, reviewing and discussing a draft ordinance for short-term rentals that arose out of work done by the Short-term Rental Task Force, which met multiple times for the bett…

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The Auburn City Council will vote on whether to implement a 90-day moratorium on purpose-built student housing, or private dormitory, developments in the city at its Dec. 17 meeting.

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The Auburn Preservation League will present its 13th annual Loveliest Village Christmas Tour of Homes and Buildings on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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The holiday shopping season will officially kick off this weekend as stores open early around the country on Black Friday, before the sales and shopping frenzy continues online with Cyber Monday. 

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To meet its student-housing needs and transition away from the Hill residence halls, Auburn University is exploring the option of leasing beds at private dormitories in the city while building more on-campus student housing near the Haley Concourse. 

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Auburn University retired its famed golden eagle Nova, War Eagle VII, during today’s Board of Trustees meeting and named golden eagle Aurea as War Eagle VIII. A ceremony marking the transition will be held at halftime of the Nov. 23 football game with Samford University.

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Don and Carolyn (Nikki) Eddins have bought out the shares of The Auburn Villager previously owned by Charles and Ernest Whatley, making the Eddinses the sole owners of the newspaper.

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The city of Auburn will shift gears and bring student housing into focus with an eye on taking action in early December after the expected approval of a cap on student enrollment by the Auburn University Board of Trustees at its meeting on Friday. 

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The number of students earning degrees through Auburn University's Department of Aviation has increased dramatically over the past five years.

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Next year, Auburn residents won't have to drive two hours to get to the nearest children's science museum because there will be one within the boundaries of their community.

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At its meeting Tuesday, the Auburn Historic Preservation Commission denied a request to demolish the historic Champion House, a 1922 one-story, wood frame Craftsman bungalow in the city's North College Historic District. 

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A developer plans to build a large private dormitory project along West Glenn Avenue near downtown Auburn. The developer recently submitted site plans and began discussions with the city staff.