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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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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 Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …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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Starting May 24, East Alabama Medical Center’s Community Vaccine Clinic will pare back its days and hours of operation, the hospital announced on Monday. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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The world received some welcome news this week as Moderna announced promising results of a preliminary analysis of its candidate vaccine for Covid-19. 

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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.

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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…