Sydney Sims | Community Writer
Many residents are involved in Auburn’s local government, but their names don’t appear on the local election ballot every four years. These residents are appointed to serve on one of Auburn’s 22 boards and commissions.
Council members conduct those meetings at their own discretion. Ward 2 Council Member Kelley Griswold holds monthly meetings to create an arena for conversation.
A new business park is coming to Opelika in a qualified opportunity zone. The Hi Pack Business Park, which will feature 10 buildings varying from 7,000 to 45,000-square feet in size, offers potential tax advantages and savings to companies locating to the park.
Harvey Updyke failed to appear before the Lee County Court on Wednesday afternoon. Pending a 30-day advisement period, Judge Jacob Walker will consider issuing a writ of arrest.
The Shinhwa Group, an automotive parts manufacturer based in Changwon, South Korea, is putting its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn.