Auburn University marked the opening of its $22 million Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) — a state of the art facility referred to as an “engineer’s dream” — with a grand opening and dedication ceremony last Friday.
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 …
Each year, nationwide, thousands of school-age children die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Only five to 10 percent survive without immediate treatment.
An Auburn University student organization dedicated to the advancement of minorities in aviation and aerospace careers is showing the community that aviation students aren’t just good at flying planes. They’re also good people.
The new elementary school in the works for north Auburn got one step closer to becoming a reality as the Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved a bid for the project at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
Auburn City Schools began an academic year like no other, as students started school this week in the midst of a pandemic, with some returning to on-campus instruction and some opting for an online setting.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a health order on Friday that closes down many non-essential business in the state as confirmed cases of Covid-19 continue to rise.
On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she had directed school districts to develop a plan to finish the 2019-20 remotely, effectively closing Alabama public schools for the rest of the school year.
At a special-called meeting on Friday morning, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education gave its approval for ACS Superintendent Cristen Herring to enter into a real estate sales contract with MD Real Estate Holdings for the purchase of property for an elementary school identified as Yarbr…
Lee-Scott Academy was recently awarded the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award for a private school. Only one private school is recognized every year, in addition to eight others from the state's eight public school districts.
Duriel Barlow, principal of East Samford School, was recently named the 2019 District 4 Principal of the Year by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools and the Alabama Association of Middle and Secondary Principals.
The Auburn City Council approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $37.09 million to finance two Auburn City Schools facilities projects — overhauls to the Cary Woods Elementary School and Drake Middle School campuses — at its meeting this week.
The Alabama State Board of Education is looking for input from stakeholders that will guide the upcoming strategic planning process for public education within the state.
A project completed by 142 juniors at Auburn High School last year has earned the school the title of Bicentennial School of Excellence.
Auburn High School will hold its homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 26 in downtown Auburn. Portions of downtown streets will close for the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Mary Kathryn Lamb and Jack Terry, seniors at Lee-Scott Academy, have been recognized for their outstanding achievement on the PSAT exam and have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
A project spearheaded by Auburn High School career technical education teacher Jessica Bowlin has already earned the school's Building Construction program state recognition and garnered much support from the local community — all before it has even been completed.
This week, Cristen Herring delivered her first presentation as superintendent of Auburn City Schools to community members at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. The presentation provided a snapshot of the successes and growth of the school system and its student body.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved a number of measures at its meeting Tuesday, including an agreement with an architectural firm to begin design plans for the expansion of the school system's transportation building.
Auburn residents approved the city's Special 5 Mill Tax Fund to continue to be dedicated to paying off debt for Auburn City Schools facilities projects in this week's municipal bond referendum.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved the low bid of $19.8 million from Freeman & Associates Inc. for renovations to Drake Middle School at its meeting this week.
In a special-called meeting Wednesday morning, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Cristen Herring to be the next superintendent.
In a special-called meeting this week, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved the low bid of $14.5 million for new classroom construction at Cary Woods Elementary School.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education has released the names of the finalists for the superintendent position and will conduct interviews next Wednesday through Friday.
While students in sixth-grade teacher Beverly Helm's Social Studies classes can't get behind the wheel just yet, they've been able to cruise the strip of automotive history as part of the second annual Driving Through the Decades initiative.
The Auburn City Schools Board of Education will host two public hearings on Sept. 4 to allow the community to learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.