Elizabeth Hurley | Community Editor
In photographs taken by The Plainsman on Sept. 11, 2001, the fear from that day is evident. One student pressed his hands against his face, another bit his nails. They stared at the screen and watched the World Trade Center billow with smoke and eventually fall in flames.
The development planned for the area consists of a 719-bed student housing complex which sits above ground-level retail spaces that run along West Magnolia Avenue.
“A lot of good memories and a lot of good people that have been on this journey with us,” said Chris Godbold, co-owner and co-founder of Quixotes, commonly known to students as Qs.
The decision was a long time coming. In recent years, textbook sales have been dwindling with the rise of online retailers like Amazon.
The city has invested $1.5 million in the construction of the facility, with an additional $50,000 each year for the next three years allocated for the center to provide funding for programming, said City Manager Jim Buston.
Chick-fil-A on Magnolia Ave. is slated to reopen in August 2021.
Updyke has paid $6,646.50 of his over $800,000 owed in restitution and court fee payments since the plea agreement over five years ago, according to court documents.
The mother-daughter team will open Magnolia James Boutique in on East Samford Avenue in Auburn on Aug. 2.
The City Council voted to hold a special election Tuesday, July 23, to gain the public’s approval to use the 5 Mill Tax Fund to help cover the $46 million cost of Auburn City Schools projects.
Auburn's City Council will host a special called meeting Thursday morning at 9 a.m. to vote on an ordinance that would set a special election date for residents to vote on the 5 Mill Tax Fund.