As the year comes to a close, so does the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Lee County — a nonprofit that funds more than 20 local organizations, like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County, Child Advocacy Center, East Alabama Services for the Elderly and Lee County L…
After more than 20 years as conductor of the East Alabama Civic Chorale, Jim Sikes is retiring and passing the conductor’s baton to Dale Peterson.
More than 25 nonprofit organizations in Lee County rely on funds from the United Way of Lee County — an organization that generates and applies resources to meet the needs of the local community — which kicked off its annual fundraising campaign late last week.
On Friday, the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association is hosting Come Home to the Corner for Lee County, an entertainment district event that will help give back to those impacted by the tornadoes on March 3.
Randy Price says he is enjoying his first session as a member of the Alabama State Senate, although he was exposed to some controversial issues in his first few weeks in the Legislature.
Local law enforcement officers will take to the roofs of area Krogers next Friday to support Special Olympics in the annual Cops on Top fundraising event.
A few slots remain for the Auburn Citizens' Public Safety Academy, a program that not only seeks to build greater involvement between the public and city, but also to inform residents of the scope of the work done by the Public Safety Department.
When Mark Whitaker participated in a phone call to the parents of Lori Ann Slesinski last year to tell them an arrest was made in their daughter's disappearance, it was the highlight of his career.
Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes announced today that his office has hired an investigator to focus on open, unsolved homicide cases in Lee County.
With influenza and influenza-like illnesses on the rise throughout much of the state—including locally —East Alabama Medical Center officials have made the decision to put visitor restrictions in place at both EAMC and EAMC-Lanier.
The Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will recognize special contributors to the parks with its prestigious Eagle Awards, to be presented Feb. 2.
The 4H History Seekers will once again present "Back in Time," a dinner theater event created to bring awareness to regional history and Alabama's Bicentennial, as well as to lend support and visibility to the Lee County Historical Society.
The Lee County Special Olympics flag football team will hit the field at Duck Samford Stadium on Sunday to defend its title over Tuscaloosa's team in the annual Special Olympics Iron Bowl.
With less than a week before the midterm election on Tuesday, 3rd U.S. Congressional District incumbent Mike Rogers, Republican, and Democrat Mallory Hagan are both working hard to get voters to the polls.
Alabama Sen. Tom Whatley, a Republican, is seeking re-election on Nov. 6 to continue representing District 27, which includes most of Auburn and parts of Lee County, as well as Russell and Tallapoosa counties.
Democratic candidate Nancy Carlton Bendinger wants to be a voice for everyone in Senate District 27, which includes parts of Lee, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.
A 47-year tradition will continue on Saturday when the Lee County Historical Society and the Town of Loachapoka host Pioneer Day, formerly known as Syrup Soppin' Day.
Auburn City Schools Board of Education president Tracie West wants to bring her experience in Auburn to the other counties in District 2 of the Alabama Board of Education.
Adam Jortner, an Auburn University history professor, is hoping to be an advocate for students and teachers as a member of the Alabama State Board of Education.
Online votes cast by Auburn and Opelika residents determined that the future skate park — a joint venture between the two cities — will be designed by American Ramp Company, which received four more votes than Spohn Ranch Skateparks.
On June 30, a group of Lee County Special Olympics coaches and athletes will begin their journey to Seattle, Washington, to compete in the 2018 USA Games.
On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized a resolution establishing the Continental Army to support the colonies in their revolt against Great Britain. This date is recognized as the birthday of the nation's oldest service — the U.S. Army.
Lee County saw low turnout for Tuesday's Republican and Democratic primaries, as only about 17 percent of registered voters cast a ballot, according to unofficial results.
Three Republican candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday vying to be the Republican candidate for the State Senate District 13 seat previously held by Gerald Dial, who is not seeking re-election.
Three candidates will be on the ballot June 5 in the Democratic Primary to fill the Alabama House of Representatives District 82 seat, which represents Macon County and parts of Lee and Tallapoosa counties.
The Alabama House District 83 seat was left vacant in January, after the death of Rep. George Bandy, and four Democrats are vying for a chance to serve in his place.
Local law enforcement agencies are working together to raise money and awareness for the Lee County Special Olympics through Cops on Top — an annual event that will take place on April 13.
In a promising development for cancer patients, East Alabama Medical Center recently announced that the TrueBeam linear accelerator system, innovation that enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy, has successfully been installed. The first pat…
The sixth annual Taste of the Town will feature 17 of the area’s best restaurants and caterers, along with two wineries, on April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of East Alabama in downtown Opelika.
Cindy Daniels got a call from a family member’s boss saying that her kin was found unconscious in a port-a-potty with a needle in his arm. Before that, he’d seized on a lift at work for several minutes while he was 100 feet in the air.
As the Alabama Legislative session, which began Jan. 9, continues, lawmakers are working to hone budgets and push bills that benefit their communities and the state.
The Lee County Literacy Coalition will host award-winning author Karen Spears Zacharias as the guest speaker at its sixth Reading Between the Wines event on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Saugahatchee Country Club.
“We’ve been married 40 years this year. That’s a long time,” Mike Smith says. Turning, with a smile, to his wife Debbie, he asks, “What’s the secret?”