At a news conference on Thursday morning, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the extension of the state's Safer at Home health order, including the mask mandate, until April 9.
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 …
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 Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …
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.
Just over a month removed from reaching its highest peak of patients hospitalized at one time during the pandemic, East Alabama Medical Center reported this week that hospitalizations fell to the lowest total in months.
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.
A correctional officer at Lee County Detention Facility in Opelika found himself behind bars after an internal investigation prompted by Sheriff Jay Jones’ office.
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.
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…
As officials look to expand distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to a larger segment of the population, Covid-19 continues to rage in the Lee County community.
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.
As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches its legs into the new year, it's showing no signs of going away as it wallops the country harder than at any point since it began in March.
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.
In the spirit of holiday giving, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to members of the community to donate to those who have been hit the hardest by the 2020 Covid pandemic.
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.
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.
Vaccinations of frontline health care workers began at East Alabama Medical Center this week as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Lee County community and EAMC matches its pandemic peak in hospitalizations.
After a successful Thanksgiving smoking of almost 200 turkeys and hams, the Civitan Club of Auburn will do it again on Dec. 20 for the Christmas holidays.
Harvest wreaths go back to ancient Greece. Round evergreen Advent wreaths go back to 16th century Europe as symbols of life and eternity with no beginning and no end.
The number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center topped 50 for the first time since July this week as hospital officials warn that the Auburn area is facing its third peak since the pandemic began in mid-March.
The novel coronavirus has reared its ugly head once again, as cases of Covid-19 and hospitalizations skyrocket across the nation and state of Alabama, with local hospital officials expressing worry about the weeks ahead and asking the Auburn community to once again help "flatten the curve" t…
Each year, the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama continues. Homes stand divided while fans from both sides anticipate the annual Iron Bowl to kickoff every Saturday after Thanksgiving.
A Lee County special grand jury indicted Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes on ethics, theft and perjury charges last Friday, the Alabama Attorney General's Office announced on Monday.
While the nation anxiously awaits the results of the presidential election, which could stretch on for days or longer as mail-in votes are tallied and court challenges weighed and decided, there were no surprises in Lee County on Tuesday, as residents flocked to the polls and Republican cand…
Alabama Rural Ministry is still accepting donations for its No More Shacks initiative as it continues its work helping residents recover from the 2019 tornadoes and offering home repair.
Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 at East Alabama Medical Center have held steady over the past week, while Auburn University reported the fewest weekly new cases since fall semester began.
As the leaves begin to fall, marking the change of a season, local Auburn residents, alongside citizens all over the country, begin to prepare to take part in what may be the United States' most consequential election for the presidency in modern history.
The United Way of Lee County will officially launch its 2020-2021 campaign this week with the goal of raising $925,000, the amount needed to support area agencies that fulfill Lee County’s most basic needs and provide support in times of community crisis.
The Auburn area has seen a sharp decline in the number of new cases of Covid-19 over the past two weeks, although health officials are still waiting to see whether Labor Day weekend activities will result in an increase in the coming week ahead.
Positive cases of Covid-19 among Auburn University students and employees continued to climb last week, as hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center saw a slight uptick after reaching the lowest point in months.
Editor's Note: The Villager is reprinting the following essay by EAMC infectious disease specialist Dr. Ricardo Maldonado, which was shared by East Alabama Medical Center last week, in order to provide the most clear information straight to readers from area experts.
While the daily Covid-19 case count and moving averages have trended downward over the past month, Lee County has now passed 3,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.
Auburn residents have about 70 days left to apply for an absentee ballot for the General Election in November, amid concerns that policy changes at the Postal Service instituted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy would impact the delivery of absentee and mail-in ballots.
In early August, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would be changing the timetable of the Census, opting to close counting on Sept. 30, 2020 instead of the original Oct. 31 date.
The Auburn area continued to mourn this week the passing of native son and Lee County Commissioner Johnny Lawrence, who died last Friday at the age of 62 after a weeks-long battle with Covid-19.
While many will turn to mail-in ballots to cast their picks in the general election in November, plenty of voters are still expected exercise their vote the old-fashioned way — by standing in line at their voting precincts.
East Alabama Medical Center joined other hospitals in the state this week in asking Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to extend the statewide mask mandate before it expires on Friday.