Jim Little | Community Editor
It was a hot and muggy summer day in 1964 in a small Georgia town outside of Atlanta. The 1964-65 editor for The Auburn Plainsman was covering a standoff between civil rights demonstrators and a crowd of white townspeople for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Don Phillips was originally an engineering major, but decided to change his major to journalism because he said he wanted to graduate quicker. After graduating, Phillips went on to work for the United Press International wire service and became Atlanta bureau manager in 1969.
According to the Tuscaloosa News, Updyke has paid the $350 that Lee County Judge Jacob A. Walker ordered he must pay to avoid arrest.
Capt. Lorenza Dorsey confirmed Auburn police Detective Dustin Holt said in a probation revocation hearing for Hart on Jan. 12 that Mitchell fired a weapon the night he was killed.
The suspension of operations comes after the City Council passed an ordinance Jan. 6 requiring all vehicle for hire services to pay licensing fees to the city, provide background checks for drivers, have commercial insurance and have cars marked with signage
U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade clarified her ruling on Jan. 28 after the Alabama Probate Judges Association issued a statement advising probate judges that the ruling did not apply to them
A new six-story development is in the works outside the apartment moratorium boundary. The design of The Parker was submitted to the Auburn Board of Zoning Adjustment at the April 1 meeting. The developers, CA Ventures, presented the plans to the board to request a variance requiring buildings built in the Urban Core District to be built out of brick with accents of stucco, limestone or wood. The board denied the variance request in a 3-2 vote.
Defense attorneys for Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) want the 23 ethics violation charges dismissed.
Justin and Shawn Williams of Salem, decided they would be trailblazers as they walked up to Lee County Courthouse on Monday, Feb. 8, planning to get their marriage license after being together for seven years. At the courthouse, they found Lee County Probate Judge Bill English was refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The man accused of killing Jakell Mitchell will now face a grand jury for the charge of murder. A preliminary hearing for Markale Hart was held in a Lee County courtroom Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Former Councilman Arthur Dowdell still contends Councilman Clemon Byrd was not eligible to run for his seat in Ward 1.