Auburn University invests $5 million in groundbreaking research projects

Auburn, Ala. -- Auburn University is making steps toward developing groundbreaking research on campus by recently investing $5 million in 11 different research projects. All 11 projects are designed to adhere to the promises Auburn University President Steven Leath made in his installation speech in March.  "Our duty is to engage our students, graduates, faculty and partners to transform the fruits of our scholarship and research into products, methods and services that meet our communities’ most pressing needs.


City of Auburn holds job fair to help those displaced by MasterPlan

Auburn, Ala. — The City of Auburn announced a partnership with local businesses and Auburn City Schools to host a job fair on Tuesday, June 19, from 3 - 8 p.m. The job fair is to assist those recently laid off by the closing of MasterBrand’s Auburn plant. The company stunned employers and city officials on June 12 by announcing its closure because of ‘market conditions and changes in consumer taste.’ Auburn City officials announced their efforts to assist in placing the 445 affected employees in jobs. “It’s great to see the entire community coming together in this critical time for those who lost their jobs this week,” said Cary Cox, the City of Auburn’s workforce development director.


Former Tuskegee police lieutenant convicted for assaulting arestee

Tuskegee, Ala. -- Former Tuskegee police lieutenant Alex Hunley, was convicted for his role in the beating of a compliant, handcuffed arrestee and a cover-up of the incident in 2014. According to evidence presented at the trial, Huntley arrested a man who scuffled with police near the Tuskegee town square and directed a fellow police officer to transport him back to the Tuskegee Police Department for booking.


Apple previews iOS 12

San Jose, California — Apple today announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, designed to make everyday tasks faster and more responsive.


Alabama leaders react to landmark SCOTUS religious liberty case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Several Alabama leaders are reacting positively to a landmark decision on religious liberty released today by the United States Supreme Court in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. The case centers around a Colorado-based Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple due to personal religious grounds. All five conservative justices and two of the court’s traditionally liberal justices sided with the Christian cake shop owner. The case was seen as a test to whether state anti discrimination laws supersede personal religious liberty rights. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement saying, “The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission is major a victory for the First Amendment right of religious expression in America.” Congressman Mike Rogers, who represents the Auburn area, also released a statement saying, “After years of going down a path that seemed to forget our core values, today marks a turn in the tide as religious liberties prevailed.”


Where should Auburn students get their textbooks?

Auburn, Ala. -- For most college students, the hardest part of each semester can be finding the right textbook at the best price. Luckily in Auburn, students have several options to ensure that they are getting the best “bang for their buck.” Several students take advantage of Auburn University’s campus bookstore. Others might go to J&M Bookstore or Anders Bookstore downtown. Some use websites like Amazon, smartphone apps or even buy their friends’ used textbooks. “I typically go to the Auburn Bookstore to buy my textbooks, just because it’s more convenient, as I’m already on campus,” said Peter Taliaferro, a senior at Auburn.


Gov. Ivey announces summer program to promote literacy

Montgomery, Ala. —Gov. KayIvey made an announcement Thursday, May 31, regarding the pilot of the Alabama Summer Achievement Program (ASAP) at four Montgomery Public Schools. Ivey joins Montgomery Public Schools, the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Reading Initiative for the announcement of the program.


Attorney General Steve Marshall joins other state officials in supporting new school safety program

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has endorsed Gov. Kay Ivey's new school safety proposal. The proposal, called the Alabama Sentry Program, allows specially trained school administrators to be armed in order to prevent potential school shooting treats. “I share Governor Ivey’s concerns that every effort be made to ensure that all Alabama’s schools have the ability to protect our children by quickly responding to threats to their safety,” said Marshall.


​Gov. Ivey announces Sentry Program to train administrators in school security

Montgomery, Ala. -- Gov. Kay Ivey announced in a press conference Wednesday, May 30, that she will be beginning the Alabama Sentry Program, which will provide additional security precautions to schools that lack a School Resource Officer (SRO). The Alabama Sentry Program allows volunteer administrators in schools without School Resource Officers to keep a firearm on campus in a secure location in case of an active shooter situation.


Auburn launches new required assessment for all graduating seniors

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University's Office of Undergraduate Studies has launched a new required assessment that all graduating seniors must take before receiving access to their diploma application. The new assessment is called S.C.O.R.E which stands for Student Core Outcomes and Readiness Evaluation.


Longtime Auburn Mayor Bill Ham not seeking reelection

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Longtime Auburn Mayor Bill Ham formally announced Monday during a Memorial Day breakfast that he would not seek reelection. Ham was first elected in 1998 and during that time has overseen a period of immense population and economic growth in the city. Ham has traditionally been a familiar face on Auburn University's campus throughout the years, having traditionally participated in events hosted by various campus organizations.  The next Auburn municipal election is scheduled for August 28. 


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