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Golf courses using drought-resistant grass from Auburn

Aug. 13, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Following the acquisition of rights by an Oregon-based company to a grass developed in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, a bentgrass variety known as AU Victory is taking root at golf courses. AU Victory was developed by Edzard van Santen, a...

Auburn QB TJ Finley charged with attempting to elude police

Aug. 04, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley was arrested Thursday after turning himself in on a misdemeanor warrant for attempting to elude a police officer. Auburn assistant police chief Clarence Stewart said in a statement that Finley also received traffic citations and...

Alabama couple opens 'pick your own' flower farm

Jul. 31, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama couple has opened their property as a flower-picking farm called Circles of Colors, which currently offers sunflowers, dahlias, zinnias and cosmos. “You come and pick whatever you want,” farm owner Arely Kloss told the Opelika-Auburn News....

Auburn students expanding cleaning business began as teens

Jul. 23, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Five years ago, two Huntsville teens started a window-cleaning and pressure-washing business in high school to save up to attend Auburn University. Today, they’ve expanded their business to two more cities, have plans to spread throughout the entire state, and...

Media predict Alabama will beat Georgia in SEC championship

Jul. 22, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time defending champion Alabama was predicted to win a third consecutive Southeastern Conference title in voting by media attending this week's SEC Media Days. Alabama beat Georgia in last year's SEC championship game in Atlanta before losing to the Bulldogs in...

State senator withdraws challenge to 1 vote defeat

Jul. 01, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state senator has dropped a challenge to his one-vote defeat in the Republican primary. State Sen. Tom Whatley withdrew before the latest re-hearing in the dispute, party officials said. Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey is the Republican nominee in the...

Man wanted for double killing in Maine arrested in Maryland

Jul. 01, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man wanted for the killings of two people in Maine was arrested Friday in Rockville, Maryland, officials said. David Barnett, 34, of Bristol, Connecticut, will be held at the Montgomery County Jail in Maryland pending extradition, Maine State Police said. ...

Tie in Alabama GOP race means winner to be selected by lot

Jun. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican Party has declared a tie in the primary race for a state Senate seat and says the winner will be chosen by lot. A state party news release says the party’s Candidate Committee held a hearing Saturday and said the District 27 primary...

Smith? Holmgren? Banchero? Magic own No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Jun. 22, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Banchero thinks he should be No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr. is sure he won't go beyond No. 2. Chet Holmgren would be happy with either. The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic will...

Alabama sheriff's deputy killed in traffic crash

Jun. 21, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

An Alabama sheriff's deputy died after the patrol vehicle he was driving while on duty hit a ditch and overturned, authorities said. The victim was identified as Jmar C. Abel, 24, of Auburn, a deputy with the Chambers County Sheriff's Department. He was driving his assigned vehicle...