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Coffee shop in Auburn to hire people with special needs

May. 15, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop will have its grand opening in Auburn this July and is looking to hire 25 employees. The North Carolina-based company proudly employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “I honestly teared...

Art class adds massive agricultural mural to Alabama museum

May. 08, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Thanks to Auburn art students, Opelika’s Museum of East Alabama now bears a second mural recognizing the region’s rich agricultural history and contributions. A class of 13 students and three hired artists painted the mural as part of a semester-long...

Artist paints a mural that tells the story of East Alabama

Mar. 20, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Chris Johnson says his mural-painting career started as a way to tell the story of local communities. “It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever done, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s also the most rewarding,” said Johnson, who lives...

How Andrew Hopkins 'fell in love' with raptors at Auburn

Feb. 20, 2022 00:04 AM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — When Andrew Hopkins came to Auburn University about 15 years ago to study zoology, he thought he wanted to work with big cats. “I’ve always had an interest in working with big cats, but Auburn doesn’t have an opportunity to work with big cats, so I took...