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As I was preparing this week's conversation, I found out how treatment of some of the most dreadful diseases known to man are literally going to the dogs. 

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The failure of the electrical power system in Texas, which left millions without heat and other necessities during very cold weather, is beyond awful. Why did this happen?

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To this observer of the hours-long Feb. 16 Auburn City Council meeting, one Councilperson’s multi-part amendment (which was adopted) to the “Short-term Rental/Homestay Ordinance” looks like an eleventh-hour strategy to undermine the years of work done by the Planning Commission and the Task …

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e careful where you step. There are lots of rabbit holes out there, and they are not easy to spot. 

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fective vaccines against Covid-19 had been created in less than a year seemed miraculous — a triumph of science and American ingenuity. It took only six weeks to tarnish that image. Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …

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You might say we're living by the numbers. Here's more on what I'm talking about.

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The city of Auburn is continuing to show its support for low-to-moderate income families with the creation of a new subdivision geared toward the start of a new chapter for affordable housing opportunities in the city. 

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When Auburn Mayor Ron Anders announced the ONE AUBURN initiative back in June 2020, his mission was to invite members of the community to join him in a conversation on diversity and equality. 

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Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center continue to move in a positive direction, falling this week to the lowest level since early November as the third peak of the pandemic continues to wane. 

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The Auburn City Council denied a motion to amend the Hamilton Place Planned Development District in order to add 4.21 acres and allow 33,000 square feet of office use at the northeast corner of Moores Mill Road and  Hamilton Road at its meeting on Tuesday night. 

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As the vaccination effort ramps up across the country, state and locally in Lee County, East Alabama Medical Center stressed the importance of following its guidelines for the Community Vaccine Clinic on Opelika Road. 

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At its meeting Tuesday night, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education recognized and honored several groups in the community, including Matt Cimo, who was inducted into the 2021 Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame; Fabiona Sanchez, Auburn High School; Erin Clarkson, Auburn J…

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A combined effort by East Alabama Medical Center and the cities of Auburn and Opelika has brought a new vaccine clinic to Opelika Road, one that EAMC officials say could double the number of vaccines administered per day. 

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In our country, rivers have a special significance, particularly in Alabama, where rivers have long been recognized as one of the state’s most important natural and cultural resources. 

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A unique exhibition is now available for Auburn residents with an interest in the growing art and cultural community in town. This year’s Winter Invitational, which began Jan. 18 and is set to end Feb. 26 at the Jan Dempsey Community Art Center off Opelika Road, will combine the works of two…

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At its virtual meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved a resolution that will name a meeting room in the Engineering Services building after former City Manager Jim Buston, whose retirement went into effect at the end of January. 

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The Auburn Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced Anna Hovey as the new chamber president. Hovey has been part of the Auburn Chamber staff for five years and currently serves as the vice president of business development. Before, she served as the chamber’s director of special …

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With the month of February underway, Auburn residents can look forward to the celebrations of Black History Month with the coming addition of a new museum in Auburn that will showcase the rich history of African Americans in the community. 

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The city of Auburn came one step closer to codifying short-term rental regulations, as the Planning Commission approved its recommended regulations at a virtual meeting on Monday night. 

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Hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients at East Alabama Medical Center dropped sharply the past few days, even as some experts voiced concern over a new coronavirus variant that is estimated to infect up to 50 percent more people and could become the dominant variant in the United States by Ma…

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The Auburn Planning Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Monday in the next step toward pushing through long-overdue short-term rental regulations in the city. 

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The overhaul of the Champion House, a 1922 one-story Craftsman bungalow, was recently completed in the North College Historic District after a 15-month renovation that drew criticism from neighbors at the onset of the project because of the removal of the siding.

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Lee County District Attorney Pro Tem Jessica Ventiere is looking to "right the ship" and restore confidence in the Lee County District Attorney's Office after being named to the position by area judges in November. 

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In remembrance of Martin Luther King Day, Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity is hosting a series of events for the Auburn community beginning January 12. 

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Long before the Rev. Chris Rothbauer became the lead minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in August of 2019, the call to ministry spoke to the reverend. 

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Auburn’s Parks and Recreation Department is already looking toward the spring with a list of programs for the Auburn community to enjoy during the ever-looming Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center climbed dramatically this week, setting a new pandemic peak as Covid-19 continues to sweep across the nation, state of Alabama and Lee County, putting health care systems and hospitals under tremendous pressure.  

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and other civic leaders took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to mark the expansion of SiO2 Materials Science's effort to produce vials that will be used to distribute Covid-19 vaccines around the world. 

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The following are the top stories that have appeared in the Villager in a year marked, largely, by uncertainty and painful loss, but also heroic sacrifice and a glimmer of hope. 

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In December 2012, Ryan Molt had just closed on a major life milestone — a new home right here in Auburn. Working at Parks and Recreations for the city, a conversation with a colleague about a new fundraiser led to an event that the community has grown to love for the last nine years.

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Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center reached a new pandemic peak this week as the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the county, state and nation. 

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Perhaps the greatest gift during the holidays for a nation weary and tired of living nine months under the burden of the pandemic came last week, as scores of front-line health-care workers across the country began receiving the first round of their vaccinations against the deadly coronavirus.