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The Auburn area continued to mourn this week the passing of native son and Lee County Commissioner Johnny Lawrence, who died last Friday at the age of 62 after a weeks-long battle with Covid-19. 

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If you're seeking a little outdoor fun and exploration to help you break out of the coronavirus containment blues, the city of Auburn's Itty Bitty Scavenger Hunt has you covered. 

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Alabama’s general election is less than 100 days away now and it is turning out to be of more importance than we imagined. 

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The vision for the old Burger King and Tiger Rags properties on South Gay Street is coming into focus, as plans to include a grocery store as part of re-development are set to come before the Planning Commission next week.

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While many will turn to mail-in ballots to cast their picks in the general election in November, plenty of voters are still expected exercise their vote the old-fashioned way — by standing in line at their voting precincts. 

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East Alabama Medical Center joined other hospitals in the state this week in asking Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to extend the statewide mask mandate before it expires on Friday. 

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Auburn residents who like to wind down the day with an adult beverage at their favorite watering hole will have to get their orders in early as the Alabama Beverage Control Board set an 11 p.m. last call for alcohol at bars and restaurants in response to the surging Covid-19 pandemic in the state. 

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The redevelopment of AuburnBank downtown will soon move forward, as retail banking has already moved into the adjacent Operations Center on Gay Street and preliminary work for a parking deck is slated to start in August. 

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Every decade the United States conducts a census of its citizens and while for many this may feel like an inconvenient questionnaire, the results of the Census impacts $675 billion dollars in funding and congressional representation in the House of Representatives.

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Cases of Covid-19 in Lee County and hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center both climbed into uncharted territory this week, as the county's confirmed cases surged past 2,100 and hospitalizations reached a new high. 

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East Alabama Medical Center is asking those in the community who have recovered from Covid-19 to donate blood plasma, a potentially critical treatment for patients currently infected and hospitalized. 

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At its virtual meeting last week, the Auburn University Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead to initiate a project that will renovate the Quad Residence Halls on campus over the coming years. 

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As families across Alabama continue to struggle with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic, the Food Bank of East Alabama has had its hands full keeping up with the increasing demand. 

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Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville routed ex-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Tuesday's Primary Runoff Election to win the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. 

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The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19, is sweeping through Lee County and the state of Alabama once again, as the increase in confirmed cases has spilled over into a rise in hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier. 

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As many people have been stuck at home over the past couple of months, some have begun to explore or returned to the world of books in order to quench their boredom during these strange times. 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, repeatedly stressed the importance of wearing masks and voiced support for statewide mandatory mask orders during a livestreamed Q&A session with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones on Tuesday. 

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Covid-19 cases in Lee County continued to climb over the last week, as did hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier, as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in the area. 

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep throughout the nation, food insecurity continues to be rampant throughout Alabama. The expected expiration at the end of the month of the CARES Act's weekly $600 federal unemployment payment could jeopardize even more people's food security. 

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At a news conference on Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the extension of the current Safer at Home health order through the end of July, but did not take any new substantive action to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, despite roughly 29 percent of the state's confirmed cases coming in t…

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Cases of Covid-19 in Lee County passed 1,000 on Thursday morning, while hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center remain relatively steady for now. 

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The purpose of vaccination is to stimulate the immune response to prevent a disease. A person who is rendered resistant to a disease by vaccination is termed “actively immunized.” Active immunity may also result from recovery from a natural outbreak of a disease. Immunity transferred from pl…

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Amid concerns about a potential second wave of Covid-19 in the fall, Auburn University released this week a modified academic calendar for the fall semester, which is slated to begin on Aug. 17. 

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While the coronavirus has affected many existing businesses across the city, there is a new business that has emerged during the midst of the pandemic. Crystal and Richard Tomasello co-own The Depot and created something that, until recently, was absent from the business scene in Auburn — an…

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At a news conference on Tuesday in the Council Chambers in the city's new Public Safety building, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders announced the launch of the One Auburn initiative, which aims to spark discussion about diversity and equality in the community. 

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In the past, the Auburn Area Community Theatre has hosted a summer workshop for young artists looking to grow as performers. However, this year AACT, like many other organizations, has been forced to alter their usual way of life. 

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Mountain climbers, like the ones who climb Mount Everest, know that many deaths occur after they reached the summit and then begin their descent.

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The Auburn City Council met virtually during Tuesday's regular meeting, scrapping plans to convene for the first time in the city's new Public Safety Building after the area has seen an uptick in the number of Covid-19 cases over the past two weeks.

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The city of Auburn generally got high marks across the board from respondents to the city's 2020 Citizens Survey, according to a presentation given during Committee of the Whole on Tuesday. 

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Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Lee County, while hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier remain relatively flat. 

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The show must go on and, now, online as the Auburn Area Community Theatre Academy will host its Musical Theater Experience 2020 virtually starting Monday. 

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On May 30, Auburn’s City Market, a gathering of local vendors and customers, got back into full swing after being delayed by concerns over the coronavirus. 

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The city of Auburn and SiO2 Materials Science will host a job fair next Thursday after the company announced on Monday that it had agreed to a $143 million contract with the U.S. government.

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For the second straight weekend, hundreds of Auburn area residents took to the streets downtown to protest police violence and the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. 

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Confirmed cases of patients with Covid-19 pushed toward 600 as of Wednesday morning, while hospitalizations of patients with confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen over the past two weeks, an increase that was expected after state health restrictions were eased over the past month.

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Auburn lost a legend on Monday as former head football coach Pat Dye died at the age of 80 after being hospitalized last month with kidney-related issues and testing positive for Covid-19. 

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the nation, many people have had to make sacrifices in order to protect one another. One of the greatest sacrifices has been the ability to interact socially with one another, and there are few places where social distancing hits harder than…

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Chants of "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace" rang out in downtown Auburn on Sunday, as hundreds of area residents gathered at Toomer's Corner to demand justice for the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis on May 25 after being pinned on the ground by a police officer who …

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City of Auburn crews took down the signs for Mike Hubbard Boulevard and pushed them into the bed of a utility truck as an area resident stood nearby and cheered them on from the side of the road on Thursday morning.

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At its last meeting, the Auburn City Council extended the city moratorium on new student housing primarily to give the public, Planning Commission and council the chance to comment on and vet recommended changes to city regulations that could help curb the proliferation of private dormitorie…

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LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is putting on a friendly competition between Auburn and Opelika on Friday to help meet a critical need — restocking the blood supply, which has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic as fewer blood drives were held in the community. 

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While the number of patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19 declined and plateaued at East Alabama Medical Center over the past two weeks, an infectious disease expert at the hospital expects an increase, and possible second peak, in new cases over the coming weeks and urges t…

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The city of Auburn began the process of returning to regular operations and reopening city facilities this week.