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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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You might say we're living by the numbers. Here's more on what I'm talking about.

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Rising sixth-graders with Auburn City Schools cheered as Auburn Police Sgt. Bud Nesmith, wearing a black and white burglar costume, was arrested by members of the Lee County SWAT Team.

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Auburn City Schools will be going back to some semblance of normalcy when students and staffers return for the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10.

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Fourth- and fifth-graders with Auburn City Schools spent the last few days of a successful summer camp program performing engineering experiments with simple household items.

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Springing off the success of last year, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and Auburn Arts Association are once again challenging the Auburn community to draw sidewalk chalk creations inspired by famous artists or architecture for a chance to win gift cards to their favorite Auburn stores.

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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.

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The new elementary school in the works for north Auburn has an official name: Woodland Pines Elementary School.

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Bridget Graba doesn’t personally know Kiiesha Tolbert, the crossing guard at J. F. Drake Middle School. But she feels like they’re friends.

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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.

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Auburn City Schools announced on Tuesday that it would provide free meals for breakfast and lunch to all students, whether learning traditionally or remotely. 

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Auburn City Schools will host two public budget hearings on Tuesday, as the school system works toward finalizing the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. 

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.