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Church: Legendary Auburn Football Coach Pat Dye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Legendary Auburn University football coach Pat Dye is in the hospital and has tested positive for COVID-19. That’s according to a post from his sister’s church in Toccoa, Georgia. Dye, 80, is very weak,  according to the post from the Toccoa First United Methodist Church, where his sister Jayne Snell attends. The post says he is in the hospital with…

Gov. Ivey Awards Over $1 Million to Auburn University for Research Projects

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $2.27 million under a new program designed to encourage and continue research that will improve the lives of Alabamians. The grants were awarded to Auburn University and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville through the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The state funded program was created in 2019 under the Alabama Innovation Act which…

Suspect in Crash that Killed Rod & Paula Bramblett Allowed to Go into Home Confinement

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office A judge in Lee County is allowing the teenager charged in the wreck that killed Auburn University broadcaster Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula to be released to home confinement. Circuit Judge Jacob Walker says because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he is reinstating bond for 17-year-old Johnston Edward Taylor. That will allow him to…

Auburn to Shift to Online Classes Starting Monday Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Auburn University has announced that it will transition from on-campus to remote instruction beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing through April 10 in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement, university officials have asked that students not return to campus after spring break. University officials will decide later if students will return to campus for…

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…