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Monkey business: Famous primates to return to Opelika's Municipal Park as monument this spring

After several decades of absence, Opelika’s Municipal Park will welcome its most famous former residents back into town this spring. The spider monkeys of “Monkey Park” are slated to return in May in the form of a hand-carved, locally sourced wooden monument.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Banish food-borne illness from your Thanksgiving kitchen

It's as easy as clean, separate, cook and chill, says Auburn University Food Systems Institute

Opelika’s Mallory Hagan interviews RecMed CEO for blog

Opelika native and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan paid a holiday visit to her hometown this week, making time Wednesday to pay a visit to Opelika’s youngest CEO, 14-year-old Taylor Rosenthal.

Auburn-based CoachComm to equip Tiger Walk with 36,000 watts of sound this Saturday

The audible enthusiasm of thousands of cheering fans coupled with the pounding percussion and brassy blares of a band on the move outside of Jordan-Hare Stadium before every Auburn home game signify a tradition that for more than 50 years has helped amp up the football team and its supporters prior to taking the field.

Valley police searching for suspects in attempted murder, theft

Valley police are asking for the public’s assistance in searching for suspects involved in an attempted murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree theft of property Tuesday, Nov. 24. 

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Fine art photographs on view at art museum include works with local focus

A selection of 18 fine art photographs is on display in "The 1072 Society Exhibition 2015" through Jan. 24 at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Two of the photographs have local connections – one to Auburn University and one to the Auburn-Opelika area.

Smiths Station Council receives monthly financial statement

Smiths Station City Council members were presented Tuesday, Nov, 24, with their financial statement for the General Fund Budget for the month ending Oct. 31.

AU sorority hosts Girl Scout event

The Sigma Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta at Auburn University hosted its second Girl Scout event for the semester. It was centered around International Girls Day and had a princess party theme.

Bentley announces $100,000 grant for student health screenings

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Tuesday that a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will provide free health screenings for students in 17 counties including Chambers and Macon.

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