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A project spearheaded by Auburn High School career technical education teacher Jessica Bowlin has already earned the school's Building Construction program state recognition and garnered much support from the local community — all before it has even been completed.

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Work has begun on an East Alabama Medical Health Sciences Facility that will include a freestanding Emergency Department and an Ambulatory Surgery Center.

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The U.S. Transportation Department recently announced that Alabama will receive almost $11 million to help replace several bridges along Interstate 85 in Lee County. State Sen. Tom Whatley has worked with federal, state and local leaders to help secure the funding and campaigned and shot sev…

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Community members will have a new reason to get outdoors and enjoy the fall season as the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department opens a new farmers market in Town Creek Park this October.

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The Auburn Diversity and Inclusion Task Force got one step closer to recommending a formal board or commission for the city of Auburn at a recent meeting.

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This week, Cristen Herring delivered her first presentation as superintendent of Auburn City Schools to community members at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. The presentation provided a snapshot of the successes and growth of the school system and its student body.

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Downtown Auburn will soon get something it hasn't seen in recent memory — an independent bookstore featuring new releases, a wine and coffee bar and plenty of events for those wanting to scratch their literary itch and foster a book-loving community. 

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The historic Cullars home's future remains uncertain as the Auburn City Council moved to postpone a vote on whether the city should fund the home's relocation and preservation at its meeting on Tuesday evening.

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The Auburn Downtown Design Review Committee took in site plans and renderings for the 320 West Magnolia student-housing project for the second time on Tuesday afternoon, and made a number of suggestions pertaining to design and streetscapes. 

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More than 25 nonprofit organizations in Lee County rely on funds from the United Way of Lee County — an organization that generates and applies resources to meet the needs of the local community — which kicked off its annual fundraising campaign late last week.

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The Auburn City Council approved the purchase of 2.62 acres of property at the intersection of West Farmville Road and Miracle Road on which the future Fire Station No. 6 will be built.

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The Auburn Planning Commission will likely take over the process of creating an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals in the city soon, after the Short-Term Rentals Task Force met last week to discuss the topic and make recommendations for the direction it desires the commission to take.

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The North College Historic District will get long overdue recognition on Saturday when the Historic Preservation Commission hosts a dedication ceremony to install a marker commemorating the history and architecture in the district. 

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Auburn Mayor Ron Anders voiced his concern over student housing in the city during last week's City Council meeting after briefly recounting his experience talking with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox at the recent Big 5 Mayors quarterly meeting in Birmingham. 

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The Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved a number of measures at its meeting Tuesday, including an agreement with an architectural firm to begin design plans for the expansion of the school system's transportation building. 

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Councilwoman Connie Fitch-Taylor introduced her new Northwest Auburn Task Force this week in a presentation to Auburn residents at the Boykin Community Center.

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The city will commit $2 million to support the construction of a new ER facility and Medical Services Building in Auburn Research Park.

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Auburn residents took in plans for Dinius Park last week, and generally voiced approval and excitement about the direction the city is going. 

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Concerns and objections about a planned water pipeline that will cross a part of Chewacla State Park were raised last week by an online petition that advocates rerouting the pipeline "to avoid any negative  impact" to the park. 

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Auburn residents will be able to have some fun deciphering the visual clues  for the city's third annual Itty Bitty Scavenger Hunt in August while also learning more about the history of Auburn. 

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The Auburn Mall has announced it will soon open a new gallery to promote and support local artists and art programs. The Gallery at the Auburn Mall will be located just past the food court and will be utilized to host a variety of local art events and exhibits.

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In a continuing effort to assist residents affected by the March 3 tornadoes, Mend will host a tornado relief benefit from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 13 called “Mend the Heart.”

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Auburn residents approved the city's Special 5 Mill Tax Fund to continue to be dedicated to paying off debt for Auburn City Schools facilities projects in this week's municipal bond referendum.

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One of the most effective tools the city has employed so far in its effort to revitalize and redevelop Opelika Road is its performance-based tax rebate program.

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The Auburn Planning Commission unanimously recommended making academic detached dwelling units conditional in parcels zoned Redevelopment District east of Donahue Drive at its meeting last week, although it didn't prohibit ADDUs outright on parcels abutting the North College Historic Distric…