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Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Sessions steps up attacks on Tuberville ahead of runoff

Jul. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday stepped up attacks against his Senate primary rival, accusing former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville of hiding and being unprepared for Washington. Sessions, speaking in Montgomery at the start of a statewide...

Grant to help foster farm conservation practices in Alabama

Jul. 5, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A $3 million federal grant will help encourage new conservation practices by Alabama farmers. A statement from Auburn University said the college of agriculture is getting the money to help row farms through an Agriculture Department program. Many soils in the state are low in organic...

Auburn to offer doctorate in building construction

Jun. 28, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University said it will offer a new doctoral degree in building construction that will one one of only a handful of such programs nationwide. An announcement released last week said the program will start when the fall semester begins on Aug. 17 as part of Auburn’s College...

Auburn announces August commencement plans

Jun. 18, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Spring and summer graduates of Auburn University will be recognized in two ceremonies in August. The university, in a news release Tuesday, said the ceremonies are planned for Saturday, Aug. 8, at Jordan-Hare Stadium. “From the beginning, we have worked to balance three...

Auburn renames street named for convicted Alabama speaker

Jun. 3, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The city of Auburn is changing the name of a street named after a former Alabama House speaker convicted of felony ethics charges. City Council members approved changing the name of Mike Hubbard Boulevard to Bent Creek Road on Tuesday, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. The city’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2005, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye responds to a question during an interview in New York. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, FIle)

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

Jun. 1, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. Harris...

Alabama teen dies in drowning at state park

May. 28, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

An Alabama teenager who was set to play college football at UAB has died in what authorities called an accidental drowning in a state park lake. Jamari Smith, 18, went under the water while swimming with friends at Chewacla State Park in Auburn on Wednesday afternoon, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama's primary election in Mobile, Ala. President Donald Trump's campaign sent a letter demanding his former attorney general Sessions stop tying himself to Trump in campaign materials. The letter by The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to misleadingly promote connections to Trump. The Trump campaign reiterated their support for Tommy Tuberville in the GOP runoff. The Sessions camp said Thursday, April 2, 2020, that Alabama voters will decide the race. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Sessions, running for Senate, rejects Trump's criticism

May. 23, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions pushed back at President Donald Trump’s criticism Saturday, telling Trump that he was “damn fortunate” Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions responded pointedly on Twitter after Trump called Sessions untrustworthy and...

QB Caylin Newton, Cam's brother, transferrring to Auburn

May. 22, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Howard quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of ex-Carolina Panthers starter Cam, says he is transferring to Auburn. Newton announced his decision on Twitter Friday, following in his brother's footsteps. Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy in 2010 while leading Auburn to...

Historically black schools hit hard by academic penalties

May. 20, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

. (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities have once again been hit disproportionately hard with NCAA-imposed penalties based on Academic Progress Rates. Charles McClelland, commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, knows that his members face many challenges in that regard,...