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BREAKING: Georgia Loses a Commit in the 2023 Class

Georgia gained its 12th commitment for the 2023 recruiting class this week. However, with it still being the month of July, a lot can and will change between now and both of the national signing days in January and February.  Like long-time offensive line commit Ryqueze McElderry de-committing ...
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On3 4-star OL Ryqueze McElderry decommits from Georgia

Anniston (Ala.) offensive lineman committed Ryqueze McElderry has been committed to Georgia for seven months. But that has changed. McElderry decommitted from the school Saturday. “First and Foremost I want to thank Coach Smart, Coach Searels , Coach Gordon, Coach Danzey and the whole Georgia staff for recruiting me and...
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'Going to eat it up': Rane Culinary Science Center will offer dining and lodging for community as well as training for students

The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center is scheduled to open as Auburn students return for the fall semester on Aug. 16. The facility includes the Hey Day Market and rooftop lounge and gardens, which will open on Aug. 15. The teaching restaurant, 1856, will open Aug. 17, while The Laurel Hotel and Spa, a luxury hotel, will open on Aug. 29.

How Jeremiah Cobb stacks up as a recruit with recent Auburn running backs

Auburn, Alabama | Auburn's 2023 class got the boost it desperately needed on Friday with the commitment of 4-star running back Jeremiah Cobb. Cobb is the No. 207 player in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 8 running back. He's combined for over 4,000 yards and 48 rushing touchdowns the past two years at Montgomery Catholic, with a senior season still to play to continue to build his high school legacy. Auburn's had plenty of success in recent years with highly-rated running backs and under-the-radar backs who came in and made an impact for the Tigers on the field. Taking a look at how Cobb stacks up those backs as a high school prospect:

Alabama civil rights attorney to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tuskegee civil rights attorney Fred Gray will be one of seventeen Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House announced the list of recipients of the nation’s highest civilian award. Gray represented Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior and civil right icon Rosa Parks. His was the first voice heard on Alabama Public Radio’s international award-winning documentary “The King of Alabama,” about the fiftieth anniversary of MLK’s assassination.

Auburn football: Should we be panicking about recruitment?

So far, Auburn football has a very small recruiting class of 2023, and the Tigers could desperately use a few commits to bump them up in the rankings and ramp up the momentum on the recruiting trail. A lot of the trouble the Tigers are facing stems from the questionable...
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Letters to the editor: Let's don't forget our Vietnam veterans

This letter is meant to serve as a heads up reminder regarding the significance of this year’s Independence Day. Beginning with and including July 4, 2022, there are exactly 1,000 days until March 29, 2025, the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Our nation’s Department of Defense has named each March 2 as Vietnam Veterans’ Day.
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HITTER OF THE YEAR: Jax Yoxtheimer comes up clutch in big moments for Central-Phenix City

In the pressure-packed Game 3 in the Class 7A state championship series, there was nobody better to get Central-Phenix City going. There was nobody better in the big moment. Jax Yoxtheimer hit the one-out triple that led to Central’s go-ahead run in the state championship finale against Hewitt-Trussville, and for his clutch performances at the plate all season long, Yoxtheimer has been named Hitter of the Year as part of the 2022 Opelika-Auburn News All-Area Baseball Team.

Most Valuable Tigers: No. 15

We're in the heart of the college football offseason, with more than two months since the end of spring ball, still a month until media days, and another month until the start of preseason practices. So what better time to crank up the rankings?. Auburn Undercover is counting down the...

Hammock Vacates Tallassee Mayor’s office, leaving a ‘Dumpster fire’ behind

Editor’s Note: One of the first things taught to those studying journalism is, keep it brief. Most people never read past the third paragraph. So, a condensed version of this story is simply this. Now the former Mayor, Johnny Hammock, had a lot to say about the reasons he was removed as Superintendent of Utilities, and why he tendered his resignation as Mayor, which became official Friday afternoon. It was a vast conspiracy, he said. A coup – to make him look bad, because he was the only person strong enough to stand against corruption and wrongdoing. The following article is a play by play of the last meeting Hammock held shortly before he walked away from his position as Mayor. As always, we simply report, and leave the opinions to our dear readers. On this issue, there are many. Good Luck to you Johnny Hammock in your future endeavors.

Hill appointed next Tallassee mayor

Sarah Hill will follow John Hammock as the next mayor of Tallassee. At a special called meeting of the Tallassee City Council, Hill, councilwoman representing Ward 2, was unanimously appointed as mayor to fill the remaining three years of Hammock’s term following his resignation. Hall thanked everyone for the...
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Alabama, Auburn players to feature in NBA summer leagues

Just weeks after being taken in the 2022 NBA Draft, the league's newest players will get a chance to make their first impressions over the next two weeks. The NBA is holding three Summer League competitions this season including one in Calif. (July 2-5), one in Utah (July 5-7) and one in Las Vegas (July 7-17).
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Here's a quick guide to changes in city services in Auburn and Opelika over the holiday weekend

Independence Day falls on Monday this year, which means there will be an adjusted waste schedule. Environmental Services for both Opelika and Auburn will not be running routes on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July. That means that garbage and recycling pickup will run a day late, meaning that Monday’s pickup will be on Tuesday, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, and so on.
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Former Auburn center Walker Kessler traded to Utah Jazz

Eight days into his NBA career, former Auburn center Walker Kessler is already on his third team. Kessler — who was technically drafted by Memphis at No. 22 overall in last week’s NBA Draft before being shipped to Minnesota on a draft-night trade — was dealt again Friday, this time heading to the Utah Jazz.