Elizabeth Hurley | Community Editor


HS football playoffs contract renewed

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the Council approved a contract with the AHSAA, the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau and the City of Opelika to help host this event. The City of Auburn will put $75,000 toward funding for this event each year it is held in Auburn, according to documents in the Council’s e-packet. 

Former Auburn High School AD Chuck Furlow passes away

 "He is sincerely one of the best people I've ever known in my life," said Mayor Ron Anders, student-athlete coached by Furlow. "He's a great coach, but he's an even better guy. He was always genuinely interested in me, my family, my kids. He'll be missed in our community." 

Traveling photography exhibit aims to include community

Expressions of a Braveheart, or Bravehearts, is a fine arts program for young adults with disabilities. Auburn University students and faculty help put on the program. This is the third year the organization has put together the exhibit. 

Judge signs gag order in ongoing missing-teen search

Following his arrest, Lee County District Judge Russell Bush issued a gag order with the case. He instructed all those involved in the case not to speak about it to members of the media, said Auburn Police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey.