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Construction is expected to start soon on streetscape improvements on South College Street between Donahue and Woodfield drives as part of the city and university's effort to create a gateway into the university and downtown.

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At its meeting Thursday night, the Auburn Planning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the City Council to amend the zoning ordinance to establish standards for a new type of performance residential housing use — academic detached dwelling units. 

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In the month of December, East Alabama Medical Center saw an increase in confirmed flu, or influenza, cases when compared to previous years.

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The Auburn Planning Commission got its first look at the Glenn/Dean Focus Area Study at its work session this week, while also reacquainting itself with the Harper Avenue Focus Area Study, which was put on hold earlier in the fall as the city decided how to deal with what's being called acad…

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A cottage housing project that was planned for Judd Avenue in northwest Auburn is now considered "dead" after the developer withdrew his conditional-use request from the Jan. 8 Auburn City Council meeting agenda on Tuesday morning.

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At its regularly scheduled meeting next Thursday, the Auburn Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to amend the zoning ordinance to establish standards for a relatively new student-housing type — what the city is calling "academic detached dwelling units."

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Community members have now begun fundraising, costume planning and mentally preparing for the seventh annual Auburn Polar Plunge, where they will jump into roughly 35-degree water on behalf of the Lee County Special Olympics.

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Recently, the members of the new Diversity Task Force encouraged Auburn residents to reach out to them and participate in dialogue surrounding diversity and inclusion.

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Auburn University will kick off its Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Celebration Week with a breakfast featuring Quinton Ross, president of Alabama State University, as the keynote speaker. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Confer…

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It proved to be a busy year on The Plains, as Auburn elected a new mayor and council, downtown redevelopment continued and the city took steps forward on a number of initiatives. The following are the biggest and most consequential stories in Auburn that The Villager covered in 2018. 

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In another affirmation of its drive forward to excellence, Auburn University achieved a research milestone this week — being elevated to an “R1” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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Anticipated changes to land-use and zoning designations for the Glenn Avenue-Dean Road area are coming into focus as the city puts the finishing touches on its focus area study.

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The Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will recognize special contributors to the parks with its prestigious Eagle Awards, to be presented Feb. 2.

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Beginning spring 2019, the Auburn community will have a new childcare option in Big Blue Marble Academy, which is establishing a new facility in the Auburn Research Park, owned by the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, or ARTF. The Big Blue Marble Academy will provide year-round chil…

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A draft ordinance for regulating short-term rentals in the city of Auburn has been posted on the city's website for public review in an effort to start a public conversation around the issue.

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The cheering of about 500 third- through fifth-grade students filled the Pick Elementary gymnasium in anticipation of the performance of the day's special guest.

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The Auburn Planning Commission will soon consider proposed regulations for a student-housing type that has slipped through the cracks of current code and into neighborhoods surrounding the Auburn University campus.

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The Auburn Downtown Design Review Committee met last week and reviewed 'The Whatley' building one last time before  demolition of the current building and construction of the new structure begins. 

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The 4H History Seekers will once again present "Back in Time," a dinner theater event created to bring awareness to regional history and Alabama's Bicentennial, as well as to lend support and visibility to the Lee County Historical Society.

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High school football fans from across the state will descend on Auburn this week for the AHSAA Super 7 football championships. 

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Brian and Kim Wirth purchased Auburn’s historic Wittel Dormitory on the corner of Gay Street and Thach Avenue in 2016 and began a renovation to transform the property into the city’s first boutique hotel.

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The ranch-style home at 233 Marion Circle was built in 1949 by the Mockeridge family and remained with the family until this year. 

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As cars full of those in need queued on Magnolia Avenue, dozens of volunteers gathered around tables at Auburn United Methodist Church, stuffing bags and boxes with a variety of goods.

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An enrichment program for young girls is growing in Lee County, and those involved with leading it have a dream of bringing it to all girls in the area who want to participate.

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The city of Auburn plans to contribute $50,000 to the Food Bank of East Alabama's capital campaign, which will help pay for renovations of a new 40,000 square-foot building and the purchase and installation of a new cooler, freezer and more racks.