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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 Pride in the remarkable feat has been replaced by confusion, accusations of unfairness, frustrating waits and …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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Just weeks after their head coach was nominated to the Hall of Fame by the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association, the Auburn High baseball team has been on a roll to start the season. 

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In one of the more historic seasons in Auburn High basketball history, the Tigers are advancing to the playoffs riding the wave of a regular season that saw them finish 18-3 and win the area championship for the second season in a row. 

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In 1992, a former minor league baseball player, whose career was unfortunately cut short by injury, decided to move to the Loveliest Village on the Plains and begin a new chapter in his story. 

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Auburn High is now looking on the market for a new head football coach after it was announced this week that Adam Winegarden had accepted the head job at Tuscaloosa County High.

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The Auburn Varsity Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Birmingham last Saturday to kick off the 2021 Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association (GBYLA) season, defeating the Briarwood Christian Lions 8-6. 

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Since Christmas break, the Auburn High boys basketball team has been hard at work and racking up an impressive run. 

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The Auburn High Tigers boys basketball team is 8-1 midway through the season as the Tigers continue to assert offensive dominance over their opponents. 

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Auburn High will have to go through a familiar foe on Friday if the Tigers want to keep alive their hopes of securing for the program's first state football championship.

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The second round of high school football playoffs will get underway Friday as teams from around the area are inching closer to Tuscaloosa in the hopes that they can bring home a championship. 

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The first round of high school football playoffs will hit the Plains on Friday night as gears up to make a run toward its first state championship. 

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Auburn High got another unexpected bye last week as Riverdale from Georgia forfeited the game, improving the Tigers’ record to 8-0 without having to step foot on the field. 

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The Auburn High Tigers may have taken more risks and the game may have been more heart-pounding than most would have liked, but there is no denying that the Tigers got their biggest win of the season by taking down the Central-Phenix City 29-28 last Friday night. 

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Auburn High had an expected bye week last Friday as Bob Jones forfeited the game due to Covid-related concerns. The forfeit moves the Tigers to 6-0 on the season. The week off has given the Tigers more time to prepare for 7-A Region 2 foe Central-Phenix City.

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The Auburn High football team will look to extend its undefeated season after building on its win streak last Friday night when the Tigers cruised to a 43-13 win over the Dothan High Wolves. The win extended Auburn’s regular season win streak to 15.

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Auburn High kept its undefeated hopes alive last Friday, rolling past Prattville in a shutout, 22-0, win over the Lions. The win extended Auburn’s series win streak to seven, with the Lions not having beaten Auburn since 2009. 

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With the prospect of high school football returning looking like a reality, at least for the near future, there is a lot of excitement over the return of the South’s beloved sport, and with that equally shared wariness over the safety and uncertainty that lies ahead. 

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 This past week saw the high school football landscape take one step forward toward what is certain to be a season like no other. 

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When Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey first announced the Stay at Home health order in April, she told reporters, “If you’re eager for a fall football season coming up, what we’re doing today gives us a better chance of being able to do that.” 

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This week's Athlete of the Week is Auburn High's Noah Warren, a junior on the Tigers' basketball team. Warren plays multiple positions, including point guard, shooting guard and small forward.

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This week's Athlete of the Week is Auburn High's Harper McGowan, a senior on the Tigers' track and field team. Harper plans to continue running track at Samford University after she graduates.  

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The Auburn High boys basketball team will try to get the new year, and new decade, off on the right foot when they travel just down the road to take on rival Opelika on Friday.