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.
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 …
The number of new hospitalizations of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 has ticked upward at East Alabama Medical Center over the past two weeks, as the vaccination effort has all but stalled in the state of Alabama amid the continued spread of the highly-transmissible Delta variant.
During the second day of his trial, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes pled guilty to two felony counts in a deal made with prosecutors that will result in jail time.
East Alabama Medical Center and the mayors of Lee County made a plea last week for more people in the community to get their Covid-19 vaccines, as the vaccination rate in the area continues to lag well behind the national average and amid worries that the unvaccinated will be particularly vu…
East Alabama Medical Center has started an Internal Medicine Residency Program in hopes of attracting more physicians to the Auburn-Opelika community.
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate all those involved in helping children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.
Aubrey Morrison believes anyone can be a leader — the adjective isn’t tied to a position or job title. True leadership is helping people you know, whether that be personally or through work, become successful.
With spring in full swing, many residents are busy tending their yards and gardens to enhance their outdoor experience over the coming months. They will be able to pick up some expert tips next weekend when Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama (LCMGA) hosts its “Spring Stroll” 2021 Garden …
Participation in the Covid-19 vaccination effort around the country runs the gamut — from those who joyfully bared their arms for the shot to those who outright refused the opportunity and to those who remain on the fence and are hesitant to take the leap.
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 …
In a moving private ceremony at turns somber and hopeful, staff at East Alabama Medical Center and city leaders shared their stories of despair, reliance on faith and perseverance while remembering those lost to Covid-19 in the community over the past year.
As the rate of new cases in Lee County and hospitalizations at East Alabama Medical Center remain relatively low and steady, EAMC announced Wednesday that it would scale back operations at its Community Vaccine Clinic.
Alabama State Health Officer Scott Harris announced today that eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine will be extended to those who fall under Phase 1c of the state's allocation plan, which includes those 55 and older, people with high risk medical conditions older than 16 and restaurant and s…
More time slots are opening up at the EAMC Community Vaccine Clinic next week as the supply shifts from administering second doses to providing first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
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.
In an effort to improve health care for residents of east central Alabama. East Alabama Medical Center has donated a parcel of land in Opelika to the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB).
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.