Auburn University students help build a Habitat for Humanity in local community

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - In the beginning of October, a group of students from Auburn University helped to build a Habitat for Humanity in the local Auburn-Opelika community.  The students both designed and constructed the home as part of a collaboration with Auburn’s School of Architecture, the McWhorter School of Building Science and AU’s Rural Studio program.  The local Auburn- Opelika Habitat for Humanity branch, along with a group from the Passive House Institute and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, also contributed to the project. In total, over 30 AU students participated in the project with local volunteers and the new homeowner, Michelle Robinson. What makes this home so different is that it was constructed for more energy efficient performance, as well as with an increased resilience to damage from severe storms. It is estimated that the annual savings in energy cost will be between 60-75%.  The architecture program at Auburn is working to establish a long-term housing option solution for local families that is affordable and balances the costs of construction, operation, and insurance.  The success of this new Habitat Home is one of their first steps towards reaching their goal.    

Brown, Harper voted preseason All SEC

Birmingham, Ala (EETV) - Auburn guards Bryce Brown and Jared Harper were listed on the All-SEC preseason second team.  The Tigers were the only team to have both members of their backcourt named to the All-SEC squad.  To add to their preseason honors, Brown is listed on the 2019 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch List, while Harper was named to the 2019 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List.  After leading Auburn to share of the Conference title, the school's third title, both players were named to the All-SEC list with Brown being first team and being second team.  The Tigers are projected to finish third in the SEC this year which is their highest projection since the 1999-2000 season.  Auburn tips off the 2019 season November 6 vs South Alabama at 8 p.m.

Miss Homecoming top 5 candidates announced

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University's Student Government Association announced the top 5 candidates for the 2018 Miss Homecoming election on Wednesday. The following students were selected to the top 5: Sadie Argo: "Just being nominated for Miss Homecoming was an honor, so I am completely overjoyed and humbled at the opportunity to be a top 5 candidate!

Auburn police make drug arrest

Auburn, Ala. -- On Tuesday, July 11, Auburn Police arrested two men for drug related crimes. Cedreko Lamar Johnson, a 26-year-old man from Opelika was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property 3rd Degree.

Drive-by Tacos arrives in Auburn

Auburn, Ala. -- If you have been in Auburn this summer, you may have caught a glimpse of Auburn's newest food truck: Drive-by Tacos. The Drive-by Tacos bright blue truck arrived in Auburn in the middle of June from Boone, North Carolina.

New documentary profiles Alabama’s pre-k program

Montgomery, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey announced the release of “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America,” a video detailing Alabama’s nationally renowned prekindergarten program. The video, produced and filmed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, debuted at the National Forum on Education Policy hosted by the Education Commission of the States in Washington D.C. “We know that investing in quality early learning impacts a child’s future far beyond the classroom,” said Gov.