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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…

16-Year-Old Arrested in Bramblett Crash

  Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office An arrest has been made in the crash that killed the Voice of the Auburn Tigers Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula. Auburn Police say they’ve arrested and charged 16-year-old Johnston Edward Taylor with two counts of manslaughter for the May 25th crash on Shug Jordan Parkway at West Samford Avenue. Investigators say…

Rod and Paula Bramblett Remembered in Memorial Service at Auburn Arena

It’s been a heartbreaking day for the Auburn University family. Hundreds gathered at Auburn Arena this afternoon to remember the lives of the Voice of the Auburn Tigers Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula. They were both killed Saturday night in a wreck in Auburn. The service was full of laughter and tears as family, friends, colleagues, coaches and athletes…

Auburn Community Mourns Bramblett Loss

Graphic from Auburn UniversityThe Auburn community is heartbroken after waking up Sunday morning to the news surrounding the deaths of long-time Auburn sportscaster Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula. The Brambletts died Saturday night due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle car accident at the intersection of Shug Jordan Parkway and Samford Avenue in Auburn. He was known as “The…

Auburn Students to Attend Symposium on Friday and Saturday in D.C.

Appalichian Regional Commission

“Supported by ARC and organized by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), ATP is an applied-research training program for college and graduate students to design community based economic development initiatives across the Appalachian Region as part of a school based curriculum. Schools participating in ATP offer a directed seminar guiding students in developing…

Overnight Shooting Near Auburn University Leaves One Dead, Four Hurt

A shooting early this morning on West Magnolia Avenue near the Auburn University campus has left one person dead and four others hurt. Police are still searching for the shooter. The shooting happened just before 2:30 a.m., a few hours after the Auburn football team’s victory over Alabama State in their first-ever meeting. Police say they were already in the…

NY Times: Alabama Couple Married, Again.

Two widowers in their 80's marry in Birmingham

The New York Times story about this week’s wedding of Judy long, 83, and Jim Scott, 80 fill almost a full page in today’s paper.   The both graduated from Auburn, but did not meet on campus. HERE’S A LINK TO THE STORY. (The Times allows visitors a small number of free articles each month, but if you visit it…