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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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The Auburn campus will be much livelier this fall after Auburn Athletics announced last Friday full capacity for Jordan-Hare Stadium and the return of tailgating for the 2021 football season.

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On June 5, Auburn forward JT Thor announced his plans to officially leave the Plains after just one season playing for the Tigers, opting to pursue his professional dreams in the upcoming NBA Draft.  

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Looking at the big picture for AU’s college sports year, the women did better than the men, but overall it is fair to say it was a disappointing 2020-21 season for Auburn University athletics.

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With starter Jamien Sherwood entering the National Football League Draft after his junior season and the Tigers having to replace 2021 senior Jordyn Peters, a key backup, the depth situation looked a bit iffy at the safety spots heading into Auburn’s spring football practices.

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The Auburn Tigers will be getting a new face in the locker room next season and much-needed depth quarterback as former LSU signal-caller TJ Finley decided to leave the Tigers of the Bayou and join the Tigers of the Plains. 

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Better late than never was the theme of a party that brought together former Auburn football players and managers from the Coach Doug Barfield Era to share a special afternoon with an old friend who roamed the field with them four decades ago.

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Regardless of what happens with Auburn High School’s run in this year’s state playoffs, in which the Tigers have advanced to the Class 7A state semi-finals, in my eyes the AHS baseball program is a big winner this spring for honoring the program’s most successful baseball alumnus, pitcher Jo…

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Unlike last year when Derrick Brown and Noah Igbinoghene were first-round selections, it took a while before the first Auburn football player was selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. That was expected, but it was also a reminder that the Tigers need to do a better job of finding, signing and deve…

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After not having as productive a season as hoped for in 2020, the Auburn defensive line is still one of the big question marks for the Tigers as they enter summer workouts. It will be the job of new defensive line coach Nick Eason to put together the puzzle before the fall. 

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It was clear the Auburn University swimming and diving program needed a life preserver thrown in its direction and the good news for the Tigers is that it has finally happened. Allen Greene heard the cries for help from Auburn’s swimming and diving alumni and other supporters of the program …

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Going into spring training, there was concern about Auburn’s lack of depth at key positions on offense. With the Tigers done with their on-the-field team football workouts until August, those issues have not gone away.

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The Auburn Tigers spring football practices culminated in the annual A-Day game last Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium, where the players scrimmaged in front of a live crowd and fans got to see firsthand how far the new-look Tigers have progressed. 

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The big issue for Auburn at running back heading into 2021 will be the development of depth after two running backs announced that they would not be returning to Auburn even though all had the option available.

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Walker Kessler, one of the biggest names in college basketball's transfer portal, has decided to continue to pursue his hoops dreams with Bruce Pearl's Tigers, according to his Instagram post on Monday. 

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Over the years Auburn football coaches have used a variety of formats for A-Day games. The new head coach, Bryan Harsin, has also used different formats for spring games with his teams at Boise State. He says that he is still trying to figure out what will work best on Saturday at Jordan-Har…

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Unlike the previous hires of Auburn women’s basketball head coaches since the sport has been played at the SEC and NCAA level, Johnnie Harris takes over the program without any experience as a head coach. Whether that proves to be an issue remains to be seen, but without a doubt she has expe…

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With the second half of spring practice kicking off this week for the Tigers, and the annual A-Day game inching closer, how Auburn’s wide receiving corps develops under their new position coach, Cornelius Williams, will be a point of interest for fans. 

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Spring practice is always a time of new life and energy on the gridiron, and that holds true for the Tigers, who are looking to rejuvenate the Auburn football program under first-year head coach Bryan Harsin. 

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With a victory over No. 2 ranked Georgia to win a third straight Southeastern Conference championship, the No. 1 ranked Auburn equestrian team has just one more hurdle to navigate to reach what could be another undefeated season for the Tigers.

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As the Bryan Harsin era begins on the Plains, it will do so with a new defensive coordinator. as former Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason takes the reins of the Tigers' defense. 

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For the Auburn baseball and softball teams it is still early in their 2021 seasons, but both need to start building momentum in Southeastern Conference play to produce the type of records that will earn each squad spots in their respective NCAA Tournaments.

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Bruce Pearl’s basketball team wrapped up a disappointing season last Saturday with one of its better performances of the year in a victory over Mississippi State. 

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One position that is poised to get a boost as the Bryan Harsin era begins on the Plains is at tight end. Under former coach Gus Malzahn, the tight end position was rarely featured but a study of the Harsin offense shows that fate may be taking a positive turn for the linemen-receiver hybrids. 

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Bryan Harsin’s coaching staff landed its first high-profile in-state prospect when Handley High’s Dylan Brooks flipped from Tennessee to Auburn. AU’s in-state football signee class came up very short in the transition with the coaching change, but adding the four-star defensive end from Roan…

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Even though it feels like last football season just ended, college football fans suffering from withdrawal will be able to get their spring football fix this April as Auburn University announced that they will continue the annual tradition known as A-Day: Auburn football’s annual exhibition …

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The good news for the Auburn baseball Tigers as they head into a new season is that this might be the most talented and deepest team Butch Thompson has fielded as he begins his seventh season as the program’s head coach.

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The coming upgrades in Auburn’s football facilities might not be as dramatic as the changes were when the Tigers moved into Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum or two decades later when they moved into their current facility, but AU officials are hoping their new digs will provide a substantial bo…