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.
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.
Alabama’s leading health organizations are joining together to strongly recommend Alabamians get the Covid-19 vaccine. Getting the vaccine can help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus that has affected the lives of almost every Alabamian.
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…
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…
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?
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 …
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Auburn City Council opted to pick up the full tab for the planned roundabout at the intersection of Cox and Wire roads, awarding a bid for the project instead of waiting on the approval of a grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation.
For more than 365 days (and counting), Kelli Thompson and others yearning for civil discourse, racial justice and reconciliation have gathered at Toomer’s Corner in downtown Auburn.
East Alabama Medical Center and Auburn University officials, along with Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, marked the completion of the Auburn Medical Pavilion in the Auburn Research Park off of Shug Jordan Parkway at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday.
After a year off due to the pandemic, PrideFest, a family-friendly event that celebrates the local LGBTQ+ community, will return to Kiesel Park on Saturday and feature a number of artists and performers.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved a resolution that will bring a turn lane to Cox Road instead of two bike lanes, which were on the verge of being striped as part of the Cox Road Widening project.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved text amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance for Downtown Development and Design Standards.
A crowd of onlookers holding champagne flutes toasted, and the final beam was hoisted to top off the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center in a ceremony last Friday, a milestone in the construction of a center that is expected to make a large impact on Auburn University, the Auburn com…
Smiles filled the dais at Tuesday’s regular meeting, as the City Council approved a development agreement that will bring a Buc-ee’s to Auburn and spark development of Exit 50 off of Interstate 85.
It’s a frequent sight downtown to see Auburn University students close to graduation donning their caps and gowns for a photo shoot in front of the War Eagle mural on South College Street across from Samford Park. It’s even become something of a tradition.
The City Council, Planning Commission and Downtown Design Review Committee held a joint work session on Monday to review proposed revisions to the city’s Downtown Development and Design Standards.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Auburn City Council approved an amendment to the city’s business license ordinance to include short-term rentals, a move that will begin the process of bringing those businesses operating under the STR regulations adopted by the Council into compliance.
Auburn neighborhoods were well-represented at a recent virtual meet-and-greet with the city's neighborhood specialist and an officer from the Auburn Police Division.
A developer filed suit last month in Lee County Circuit Court against the city of Auburn and the City Council over the council's denial of two requests to amend the Hamilton Place Planned Development District to include 4.21 additional acres for a proposed office park, two decisions that the…
After sitting empty since June, the old AuburnBank building on Toomer's Corner will soon have a new tenant, as Whataburger plans to open up a location in the heart of downtown Auburn.
Council members and citizens alike expressed excitement to enter the new city council chambers at the Council’s first in-person meeting since 2020 last Tuesday.
The East Alabama Medical Center's Community Vaccine Clinic will soon wind down operations as requests for appointments have reached a plateau, according to news release issued by the hospital on Monday.
Patrick Thompson has tended the trails and dells of Auburn University's Davis Arboretum for the past two decades, carefully curating the many native species of plants coloring the outdoor oasis near the heart of downtown and often providing expert answers to those of us in the community who …
Before the Covid-19 pandemic swept through the area last March, the city of Auburn was gearing up for the start of the Auburn 2040 plan process, soliciting community members to serve on committees. All of that planning and work was put abruptly on hold.
After a year of canceled shows and on-the-fly adaptation due to the pandemic, the Gogue Performing Arts Center will bring live, in-person music back to the Plains this month.
After cancelling its last spring sale due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Davis Arboretum is back in business with the return of its spring native sale on Saturday.
Looking for a way to enjoy the start of spring? The city of Auburn has a family friendly event that showcases the blooming floral of the Loveliest Village on the Plains.
The Auburn City Council will resume in-person meetings beginning Tuesday with its regularly-scheduled meeting, three days before Gov. Kay Ivey’s Safer at Home order and mask mandate are set to expire.