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Auburn will continue its efforts to offer more residents the opportunity to participate in the city's single-stream recycling program after the City Council approved contracts to purchase additional roll-out carts at its meeting on Tuesday. 

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The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center recently announced an inaugural season schedule that includes a wide array of series covering everything from Americana Roots music and Broadway musicals to Jazz and Dance. 

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The Auburn Diversity Task Force held its second meeting last week, with members tossing around ideas for actions the city could take as well as stressing the need to start the drafting process for a mission statement. 

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The Auburn City Council plans to discuss Gov. Kay Ivey’s dime a gallon gasoline tax increase and what it would mean to the city at its packet meeting on Friday, according to Mayor Ron Anders.

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After conducting a thorough applicant and interview process, the Auburn City Council appointed local businesswoman Kathy Powell to finish Tracie West's unexpired term on the Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday. 

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A lifelong Auburn resident has recently begun reaching out to community and neighborhood groups while gaining a better understanding of the inner-workings of the city in his role as the public affairs neighborhood specialist. 

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The Auburn Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the local business community as well as individuals who commit themselves to public service and volunteer work at the 70th Auburn Chamber Annual Meeting.

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At its most recent meeting, the Auburn University Board of Trustees gave final approval for projects that would bring an Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex and a Central Dining Facility to the heart of campus. 

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The Auburn University Board of Trustees gave final approval at its meeting last week to the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, a "truly transformative project" that will be located at the corner of Thach Avenue and South College Street. 

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Beginning on March 1, the beloved Pevensie children — Peter, Lucy, Susan and Edmund — will travel through a magical wardrobe and into the world of Narnia on the Auburn Area Community Theatre stage.

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The city's Student-Housing Task Force recently met to discuss future plans for gathering student input on desired types of housing as well as to better absorb findings of the Danter Study, which analyzes Auburn's multi-family housing market and looks closely at purpose-built student housing.

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The creation of a new student housing type, called academic detached dwelling units, was delayed by the Auburn City Council during its meeting this week.

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The Auburn Police Division, working in conjunction with the Auburn Fire Division, ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation, State Fire Marshal’s Office, State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office, has confirmed the identities of the two suspects recovered from the fire s…

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The Auburn Police Division confirms the identity of the officer who was shot and sustained serious injuries during a traffic stop of a robbery suspect in the 1100 block of Opelika Road this past Friday night, Feb. 15. The officer is Justin Sanders, age 30 from Auburn.

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The Auburn Diversity Task Force held its first meeting last week against the backdrop of an apparent Auburn High student in blackface posting a selfie on Snapchat, an action that drew widespread condemnation in the community.

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Auburn Mayor Ron Anders has extended the contract of City Manager Jim Buston for one more year, ending in December 2020.

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When Mark Whitaker participated in a phone call to the parents of Lori Ann Slesinski last year to tell them an arrest was made in their daughter's disappearance, it was the highlight of his career.

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Work will begin soon at the site of the future Auburn-Opelika joint skate park, which will be located at the Indian Pines Golf Course.

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Empty Bowls — a joint event between the cities of Auburn and Opelika with a goal to fight hunger — will take place in Auburn this year on Feb. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.

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The fate of a Southern Living hotel on North College Street in downtown Auburn hangs in the balance, as developers attempt to iron out a deal this week while the city of Auburn grows increasingly impatient with delaying the construction of a planned public parking deck any further.

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The Auburn City Council Short-Term Rental Task Force held a public-input meeting last week where numerous residents spoke about a draft ordinance that would regulate homes rented through popular services like Airbnb and VRBO. 

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The city of Auburn has hired a firm to finish the design work for the first phase of the Saugahatchee Blueway-Greenway project, which has been in motion since 2015.

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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.