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Traffic signal at ML King Boulevard and Hurst Street in Opelika to undergo changes starting Monday

A contractor for the city of Opelika will close the signalized intersection of Auburn Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Hurst Street to through traffic starting Monday. Crews will remove the traffic signal and convert the intersection to a modern roundabout. During the construction process, r

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:35:00

Opelika closes Cunningham Drive Bridge; deemed unsafe after inspection

The city of Opelika closed a bridge after it was deemed unsafe by inspectors. The Cunningham Drive Bridge will be closed to cars and pedestrians until further notice. An inspection of the bridge showed it was no longer safe for traffic to travel across it. Frederick Road can be used as a detour arou

WTVM - 2017-09-22 09:49:11

Wes: Rain chances remain limited for Sunday, highs back in the mid to upper 80s

As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.More >> As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of

WSFA - 2017-09-24 03:15:35

Food trucks to operate in Auburn

There is now a new way for Auburn residents to get their food to-go. Auburn City Council has passed an ordinance to allow food trucks to operate in the city.Previously, there was only an ordinance allowing construction site vendors and ice cream trucks to operate in the area, but after the idea of f

WSFA - 2017-09-24 17:24:30

Truck loads of food donated to Feeding The Valley Food Bank

COLUMBUS, GA - Many people were at Feeding The Valley Food Bank Saturday as Winn-Dixie donated five truck loads of produce to the non-profit organization. Like many in the Valley, they lost power during Tropical Storm Irma, so instead of throwing it away, they decided to give back to those in need.

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-24 03:13:38

Montgomery Area Food Bank teams up with Walmart to eliminate food waste

The Montgomery Area Food Bank has teamed up with Walmart to eliminate food waste. As Hurricane Irma impacted Florida, Walmart food shipments were forced to divert to distribution centers in Brundidge and Opelika. With the influx of extra food, the distribution centers struggled to decide what to do

WTVM - 2017-09-22 21:07:57

United Way of Lee County reaches 31 percent of goal

The United Way of Lee County reached a little over a quarter of the way to its $925,000 goal, campaign officials learned Thursday during a turn-in breakfast at the United Way office in Opelika. Lindsay Hinds, who works with the organization, said the new pledge amounts from the meeting brought the c

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:50:00

Auburn University announces new security measures 1 week after student was reportedly raped on bus

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) - Auburn University Friday announced new security measures a week after an 18-year-old female student was reportedly raped while riding the late night bus system, allegedly by a bus worker while the driver of the bus allowed the attack to continue. The bus system is contracted by

WIAT TV - 2017-09-22 23:42:48

Auburn community members run to raise money for local middle school

"We are having a 5K run to raise money for book club books for school and for the language arts department. We want to increase the amount of books that we have and the diversity of the selection," said Sarah Armstrong, Drake Middle School principal. A one mile fun run started at 8 a.m. and was foll

WSFA - 2017-09-23 19:29:05

'Tiger Time' bringing freedom to Auburn High students

Auburn High School officials are giving students 'Tiger Time,' a period of time every day to use as they please. The allotted time is an hour long and officials decided to incorporate 'Tiger Time' after touring other schools across the country while looking for design ideas for their new building. O

WSFA - 2017-09-22 21:50:58

Council weighs extending current budget 60 days

The Selma City Council has discussed extending the current year's budget into the 2018 budget year. The council has yet to vote on a budget, which must be passed by state law when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. During Thursday's council work session, council president Corey Bowie recommended ext

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 22:38:36

Auburn's National Night Out enjoyed by public safety officials, community members

Police officers, firefighters and representatives of local resource groups gained the acquaintances of young and older community members who attended Thursday evening's National Night Out in Auburn's Ridgecrest community. Sponsored by the Auburn Housing Authority and the Auburn Police Division, the

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:55:00

Saturday 5K to benefit Drake Middle School

Drake Middle School plans to host its first 5K and fun run on Saturday, with proceeds going toward purchasing books for the school's book clubs. The run will be held at Town Creek Park in Auburn. "These book clubs allow students to select books from a wide variety of new and critically-acclaimed aut

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:40:00

Oak Mountain's Cody Bailey places third at Weight Lifting Nationals

Olympic weightlifting is not a very common sport among teenagers, but one Oak Mountain high school senior is making a name for himself in the sport. Cody Bailey's passion for the weight room first started with crossfit. "My parents were doing crossfit so I started doing that, but from there I star

WSFA - 2017-09-22 03:37:27

Investigators find drugs, cash, dogs & snakes on property in Randolph County

Investigators in Randolph County looking to find drugs say they came up with much more when they searched an underground bunker. Half a dozen law enforcement agencies searched the home of Dennys and Auburn Parada. Officers say they discovered a lot of cash, 110 pounds of marijuana, an elaborate grow

WSFA - 2017-09-22 02:57:03

Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case. He'd been their bus driver on multiple occasions. One student discussed her encounters with him in a post that's getting a lot of attenti

WSFA - 2017-09-22 23:52:27

Auburn extends deadline for storm debris pickup

The city of Auburn has extended its storm debris pickup deadline after Hurricane Irma's widespread damage. Fees for debris pickup will continue to be waived until Oct. 2. Debris should be no longer than 6 feet in length and should not be placed in roadways, on sidewalks, near utility poles and mail

WSFA - 2017-09-22 09:51:21

Community members plan to engage in public prayer in response to ban

Local students, youth leaders and pastors plan to engage in public prayers before footballs are kicked off in response to the recent ban on student-led prayer over public address systems for Lee County Schools. Beulah community members plan to recite the Lord's Prayer before the national anthem is p

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Synovus hosts law enforcement luncheon for 400+ local first responders

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Synovus hosted an outdoor lunch for law enforcement and first responders across the Chattahoochee Valley. The company had an 'Honoring our Heroes' barbecue as a part of Synovus' Here Matters Community Outreach Program. More than 400 firefighters, police officers, and EMTs stopp

WTVM - 2017-09-22 22:18:44

Walmart could one day deliver your groceries even when you're not home

Delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you're not home. The world's largest retailer announced Friday that is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home

AL.COM - 2017-09-22 15:45:49