Eduardo Medina | Enterprise Editor
The ordinance at stake concerned the ever-increasing amount of student houses being built in residential neighborhoods — primarily historically black neighborhoods in Northwest Auburn.
They hopped on a truck and drove around the damaged areas. It was their third day volunteering, but the devastation to property was still painfully evident. The tornado, Caleb said, spared nothing in its way.
The ages of those who died in the storm range from 6 to 89.
Large trucks and vehicles carrying bulldozers drive through the small roads bordered by uprooted trees. The people in this small town walk up and down the streets and stare at the destruction. On Lee County Road 11, there’s a gathering of mournful neighbors.
District Attorney Brandon Hughes, who is prosecuting the case, began opening arguments by saying, “knocked out, huh.” That's a quote from Patillo, recorded on video, when he first saw the victim on the bus, the district attorney said.
Gunshots pierced the silence of a chilly Auburn night. Police officers yelled to get back. The sirens from their vehicles echoed. And, for the remainder of the evening, sheets of smoke drifted around Wire Road like a thick fog after a storm.
An Auburn Police Division officer was wounded by gunfire in a shooting along Opelika Road by Dollar General Friday evening. A massive manhunt ensued. The wounded officer is in stable condition.
She’ll still look at Joy’s eyes today, but she might not look back. Or she might be asleep, resting those pretty brown things that have gone through too much since 2007, when she first got lost.
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“I want people to know that we’re all one, we’re equal,” Jones said. “Being able to instill that mindset can make change.”