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Auburn University to Offer Dual Enrollment to Local Students

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn University is launching a partnership with Auburn City Schools to offer dual-enrollment classes to high school students. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that the partnership will allow Auburn High School students to begin taking Auburn University classes to help prepare them for college. Officials say the program allows students to earn high school and college credits…

Bond Revoked for Teen Driver in Bramblett Fatal Crash

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office The teenage driver charged in the fatal wreck that killed “The Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula in May has had his bond revoked. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has confirmed to Alabama News Network that the $50,000 bond was revoked this morning for Johnston Edward Taylor, who…

Auburn University Fraternity Closed Over Alcohol, Abuse Claims

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – A fraternity at Auburn University in Alabama has been suspended for at least four years over sustained allegations of alcohol and physical abuse. News outlets report the school launched an investigation into the Delta Zeta chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity in September after it received a report of possible misconduct. The school’s newspaper, The Auburn…

Auburn University Looks off Campus to Ease Housing Crunch

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – An Auburn University executive says private, off-campus apartments could be a solution to help ease a campus housing crunch. Bobby Woodard, senior vice president for student affairs, made the comments at a recent work session of Auburn University’s board of trustees. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Woodard’s office has reached out to local apartment operators about…

Noose Found in Auburn University Dorm

Auburn University says it’s investigating after an extension cord tied into a noose was found inside a campus residence hall. Tweets sent late Wednesday by the school’s safety and security department say the noose was discovered and removed from a common area of the building. The tweets say nooses are linked to racial violence in the United States, and that…

Entrepreneurship Workshop Aims to Grow Small Business in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Business professionals and small business owners in Selma got some help finding ways to grow and expand their businesses. The Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce hosted an entrepreneurship workshop last week — conducted by economic development experts from Auburn University. The goal of the workshop was to help entrepreneurs — better understand their customers —…

Changemakers: Henry Tellis

Montgomery native Henry Tellis recognizes the potential for greatness in Montgomery’s youth. He is on a mission to help them carve out a path that leads a successful future. “Growing up I rarely seen anyone impacting our community at all. And believe it or not as a young man I knew one day I was going to play in the…

Neil Armstrong Biographer Working on New Book

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama college professor who wrote Neil Armstrong’s authorized biography is working on another book dealing with the first person to walk on the moon. A release from Auburn University says professor emeritus James Hansen is finishing a book that will include letters written to the Apollo 11 astronaut. The title is “Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters…

Auburn to Pay Departed President $4.5 Million Over 3 Years

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn University is paying its departed president $4.5 million over three years according to a separation agreement between the parties. The Opelika-Auburn News reports it obtained documents outlining the agreement from the university using a Freedom of Information request. The records show the university paid $1.5 million to Steven Leath on July 1 and has agreed…

New Details about Teenager Involved in Crash That Killed Ron and Paula Bramblett

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office The teenager charged with manslaughter in the deaths of Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula was driving more than 30 miles over the 55mph speed limit and accelerating when he slammed into the back of the couple’s SUV. That’s according to court records that have just been made public. Auburn police…