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Opelika City School Board of Education mourns the loss Steven Carson

At the Opelika City Schools Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night, the board expressed their condolences to the family of Rev. Steven Carson, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Carson was the Principal of the Opelika Learning Center and the Director of Alternative Education and Student Services, as...
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Country singer Justin Moore coming to LaFayette

Many a country music fan loves listening to country music singer and songwriter Justin Moore. On Saturday, April 2, people in LaFayette and surrounding communities will get to see him perform live at The Oaks Farm at 18151 Veterans Memorial Parkway in LaFayette. County artists Dillon Carmichael and Shackelford Lane will also be performing.
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Auburn’s All-Time Starting 5 is as Dominant as It Gets

As you walk into Auburn Arena, the home of the Auburn Tigers, it’s hard not to look up and notice some of the greatest names in basketball history hanging from the rafters. Players such as Charles Barkley and Chuck Person once put this basketball team on the map at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, and the tradition of greatness is still alive and well today.

Auburn 10th grader brings home State Wrestling Championship

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – A State Wrestling Champion walks the halls at Auburn High School. Erin Clarkson, a 10th grader, earned an individual State Championship in the 102-pound division of wrestling. According to a social media post for Auburn City Schools, the tournament took place at Thompson High School over the weekend. Within the first […]

Auburn to resume water shut-offs for delinquent accounts

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - Beginning February 1, water disconnections will resume in Auburn for delinquent accounts. The city paused disconnections at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid disconnections, the city says payments must be paid in full by the due date on the bill. In addition to the...

Former Auburn football defensive coordinator Derek Mason takes same job at Oklahoma State

AUBURN — After leaving Auburn football, Derek Mason was announced as Oklahoma State's new defensive coordinator Wednesday. Mason had the same job at Auburn. He was part of Bryan Harsin's new coaching staff in 2021, and under his leadership the Tigers' defense was one of their strengths. Auburn (6-7) allowed 21.77 points per game. It ranked No. 22 in the country and No. 3 in the SEC in rushing defense with 3.55 yards allowed per carry. Opponents averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 245.8 per game.
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The Dish: Good food and sauces from Charlie’s Family Kitchen

This week’s This Dish isn’t just about the food. It’s about what accompanies the food. And, for me, that’s just as important. I would imagine I’m not alone. I went to Charlie’s Family Kitchen in Auburn, and after a look at its menu, decided to get the Charlie’s Finger/Wing Plate. The plate has three fingers, four wings, fries and toast. You can get your chicken fingers grilled or fried, and your choice of wing sauce. I ordered honey barbecue sauce for my wings and fried chicken fingers.

Capital City Classic this weekend

More than 40 schools will be competing in the 13th Annual Capital City Classic at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center this weekend. The show choir competition will be one of the largest show choir festivals because many of the choirs have been limited to what they could do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both practices and performances have been altered. But the pandemic hasn’t stopped the growth of music programs.

Derek Mason, former Auburn DC, expected to land new job Wednesday

Derek Mason spent the 2021 season at Auburn, working under first-year head coach Bryan Harsin as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator. However, recently, Mason stepped down from that post amid rumors he was interested in the same position at Oklahoma State. It appears those rumors were legitimate, as ESPN’s Adam...

Oklahoma State expected to hire Auburn assistant Derek Mason as defensive coordinator

Oklahoma State is expected to hire Auburn assistant Derek Mason as its next defensive coordinator with an announcement coming this week, ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports. Mason was reportedly being targeted by several programs, including Miami, and fills a vacancy for the Cowboys left by Jim Knowles, who departed for Ohio State after the season.

‘Dangerous’ K.D. Johnson comes up clutch for top-ranked Auburn hoops against Missouri

Auburn was in danger at Mizzou Arena. Fortunately for the nation’s top-ranked team, that’s also apparently what the “D” in K.D. Johnson’s name stands for. The tenacious two-guard came up big for Auburn during the team’s first-ever game as the No. 1 team in the country. Johnson scored a team-high 17 points and sparked two pivotal stretches for Auburn during its 55-54 win, as it escaped Columbia, Mo., with a gut-check win on the road.

Lee County NAACP branch opposes Auburn’s redistricting map

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - Members of the Lee County NAACP plan to fight the City of Auburn’s recently adopted district map. The city council approved the new district map by a 7-2 vote Tuesday night. The NAACP argues that the newly drawn map does not properly represent the people...