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SPORTS 9/21/17 8:11pm

Lee County Schools Prayer Ban

On Friday August 25th when fans showed up to the annual football game between Opelika High School and Smiths Station High School they did not know that nearly a month later we would still be talking about it but not for what happened during the game but what happened before.  On this particular Friday night just like it had been for many years a student-led prayer was said over the public address system prior to kickoff.


NEWS 9/21/17 3:22pm

Suspicious driver reported in Auburn area

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Police responded to a suspicious driver reported in the Auburn area Wednesday afternoon. A juvenile female and two juvenile males were walking on Heywood Street in Auburn at approximately 4 p.m.


NEWS 9/19/17 5:10pm

First Transit responds to driver allegations of inadequate hiring procedures.

Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - First Transit is now responding to allegations that drivers were not properly screened during the hiring process. Following the arrest of two Tiger Ten Transit Drivers for rape and sodomy, many people on social media began questioning the pre-employment screenings of the drivers.  Facebook users began to point to a public profile with the name Tony Patillo (same name and picture as the Tony Patillo that was arrested) discussing what it takes to be a transit driver. The post said, "Attention everyone in the Opelika., Auburn and surrounding area!!!Drivers needed ., qualifications::: no license.,no background check.,,the only qualifications needed is showing up for work...If interested call 1800(come to work)..." First Transit has responded to these allegations and assert that transit drivers are subject to pre-employment background screenings and random drug tests throughout their employment. Senior Director of Corporate Communications for First Transit, Chris Kemper says both drivers have been removed from service and that the termination process has begun. The following statement from First Transit is below: At First Transit, we are greatly troubled by the events of  Friday  night.


SPORTS 9/18/17 10:19am

Sean White Dismissed from Team

Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn backup quarterback Sean White has been dismissed from the Auburn football team, first reported by Al.com. White was arrested early Sunday morning (Sept.


NEWS 9/14/17 4:05pm

Former Auburn president to be interim Alabama Superintendent

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) - Former Auburn University President Ed Richardson is the next to serve as state superintendent as the Alabama State Board of Education works to find a permanent replacement following Michael Sentance's resignation. Richardson is no stranger to the role of superintendent.


NEWS 9/13/17 8:56pm

1 dead after crash in Opelika

Opelika, Ala. (EETV) - At approximately 5:30 PM Wednesday afternoon, Opelika Police received a 911 call of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Northpark Drive and Andrews Road on the east side of Opelika.


NEWS 9/11/17 2:41pm

Three arrested in Auburn on burglary charges

AUBURN, Ala. - On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Auburn Police arrested Tyler Isreal Avery, age 18 from Salem, Marquez Deonte Thomas, age 21 from Opelika and Kendavious Lamarcus Williams, age 20 from Auburn on warrants charging them with Burglary 1st Degree and Theft of Property 2nd Degree. At about 11:00 p.m.


NEWS 9/11/17 1:50pm

Campus events postponed

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Auburn University has cancelled classes all day Monday and on Tuesday morning and has also postponed several events. A September 11th event featuring former White House cabinet member and retired U.S.