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At this time a year ago, our feeling of normalcy tilted firmly toward trepidation of an unknown killer hitchhiking its way into our community — the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, were arriving in the Loveliest Village.

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Recently, I was watching TV and came across a fascinating program (at least it was to me) featuring people who choose —for whatever reason — to live off the grid in frozen Alaska.

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A lot of people have fretted over Auburn’s proposed short-term rental (the “STR”) ordinance. Thus far, many people, particularly the majority of Auburn’s elected officials, have viewed the proposed ordinance as simply a means for bringing a noncompliant use into compliance, as a supplemental…

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A renter’s perspective: When our daughter was an infant, my wife and I were invited to a friend’s wedding in Knoxville. We wanted to stay somewhere that had multiple rooms because our daughter was a light sleeper. We also needed to be close to downtown since that is where the wedding party a…

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

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After reaching a pandemic high in Covid-19 hospitalizations between East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier last Saturday, hospitalizations have fallen slightly this week as deaths mount and the surge brought about by the Delta variant shows no signs of abating in the Auburn community.

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On Saturday, 20 years will have passed since 19 terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into two towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, killing 2,977 innocent civilians and changing the course of world history forever.

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Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) will hold open auditions for Musical Theatre International’s “All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.” 

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The situation at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier is becoming more dire as the recent surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations has brought hospital services close "to the brink" of demand outpacing supply. 

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Auburn University officials have asked fans not to roll the Auburn Oaks at Toomer's Corner after wins this season as the two trees continue to grow toward full establishment. 

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Plenty of activities are on tap for Auburns fans to enjoy this weekend both before the Tigers square off against Akron on Saturday in the season-opener for both teams. 

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The number of patients on ventilators at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier in Valley rose sharply over the past week, approaching January's pandemic peak, as hospitalizations remained high between the two campuses. 

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On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration took a long-awaited and important step in the nation's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, giving full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for Covid-19. 

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Bolstered by a strong school system, a growing industrial base offering good paying jobs and, in general, a high quality of life, Auburn remained one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Alabama for the last decade. 

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Starting Thursday, the Auburn Area Community Theatre will begin a limited run of performances of "End Days," a family redemption story using 9/11 at its context that is at turns dark, humorous and uplifting.

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Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 continued to climb this week at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier, as federal and state officials cleared the way for those most vulnerable among us to receive an additional shot of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

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Higher-than-projected revenues in Fiscal Year 2020 and stronger-than-expected revenues from sales and use taxes so far this year have helped push revenues for the city of Auburn past the projected budget for Fiscal Year 2021, according to a Mid-Biennium Budget Review presentation given to th…

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Hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients have leaped over the past week at East Alabama Medical Center to the highest level since mid-February, when the area was on the downward slope of January's pandemic peak. 

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Founded by local businessmen, AUBix LLC  plans to open a new $120 million data center in Auburn that is expected to provide key infrastructure and a technological edge for its tenants while benefiting communities across Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Monday. 

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The rise and spread of the Delta variant in the United States and Alabama and the increase in new cases of Covid-19 and hospitalizations in the Auburn community have spurred policy-makers to take up preventative measures again, including mask mandates. 

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After more than seven months of searching, the city of Auburn has found its next planning director in Steve Foote, who brings more than 30 years of experience to the position.

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Covid-19 hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center have surged over the last week as the highly-transmissible Delta variant courses its way through the community and vaccination rates remain well below the national average. 

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After wrapping up its Stuff the Bus effort on Thursday, the United Way of Lee County will kick off its 2022 campaign next Wednesday with Feed the Need, a new event that aims to help in the battle against food insecurity in the Auburn community. 

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More than 300 volunteers from the community gathered at Auburn High last week for the kickoff of the Auburn 2040 process after the effort was delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Auburn City Council approved a development agreement with a local developer that secures the right-of-way for the planned Richland Connector Road that will link Martin Luther King Drive to Richland Road. 

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Auburn University alumnus and bestselling author Ace Atkins will join Andy Burcham, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, for a discussion about his new novel, “The Heathens,” next Thursday, July 22, at the John Emerald Distilling Company in Opelika. 

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Registration opened this week for a new event that aims to bring together neighborhoods and residents to meet and learn more about the inner-workings of city government. 

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Construction has begun on the long-awaited roundabout at the intersection of Cox and Wire roads after a recent City Council action cleared the way for the project to begin. 

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At its meeting Tuesday night, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved an update to the city’s parking ordinance, setting the hours of operation and rates for the new Wright Street Parking Deck. 

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Fourth- and fifth-graders with Auburn City Schools spent the last few days of a successful summer camp program performing engineering experiments with simple household items.

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The Gogue Performing Arts Center will try to make its second act better than the first when it kicks off what amounts to its second season this fall. 

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Auburn City Councilman Steven Dixon filed suit against the City Council and city officials last week over the short-term rental ordinance, claiming it is unconstitutional and that it “arbitrarily and capriciously inhibits” what he can do with his home and subjects him to “irreparable injury.”

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Auburn residents will have the chance to get their hands dirty and create their own work of art on Saturday when the Dean Road Ceramics Studio hosts Day in Clay, an open house that will feature demonstrations and offer workshops for both beginners and the experienced.