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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…

Family, Food & Football: Tailgaters Enjoy Thanksgiving On The Plains

Thousands of football fans spend holiday tailgating on campus of Auburn University

IMG_0501 IMG_0503 IMG_0502 Thousands have driven to the Plains of Auburn University to celebrate Thanksgiving — tailgate style. “Heart touching friends, just amazing,” said tailgater Cindy Terry. Terry has been tailgating in the hay field lot off Donahue Drive for nearly two decades. “It’s always between 100 to a 150 people in the total tailgate spot,” said Terry. That spot —…

Auburn Student is Rhodes Scholar

He's one of just 32 from The United States

Auburn’s news release says Matthew Rogers is a senior majoring in software engineering, and that he plans to pursue a doctorate in cyber security. Quoting the news release:   “This is a great honor for Matthew and Auburn University,” said Auburn University President Steven Leath. “He has excelled throughout his academic career and he epitomizes the Auburn Creed through his…

‘Walking Dead’ Star Accepted Into Auburn University

One of the stars of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” might soon be an Auburn Tiger. Al.com reports Chandler Riggs announced on his Twitter account on Sunday night that he had been accepted to Auburn University. The 17-year-old actor has played Carl Grimes, son of “The Walking Dead” protagonist Rick Grimes, since 2010. It is unclear whether Riggs plans to attend…

Auburn University to Build $12 Million Satellite Campus in Gulf Shores

Auburn University and the city of Gulf Shores are partnering on a new $12 million college facility and center for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said during a news conference Monday that the city will build the 24,000-square-foot building and lease it to Auburn. The satellite campus will sit on 26 acres within a 200-acre…

Auburn Begins Search for New University President

Auburn University President Jay Gogue has announced plans to retire. Gouge made the announcement Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting. “Susie and I have had a blast at Auburn the past 10 years,” Gogue said. “We’re not going anywhere, but we decided it’s time to step down as president next year and begin the next phase of our…

Update: Electrical Issues Cause Fire on Auburn’s Campus

Authorities say the cause of a fire that damaged a building on Auburn University’s main campus was likely electrical. Auburn said in a statement that the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the Monday blaze in Lowder Hall appears to have originated from a light and ballast on the first floor. Auburn Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy…