14 hrs ago
The Montgomery Advertiser
Analysis: Toomer's Oaks as old as 85 years
<![CDATA[AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- An analysis of Toomer's Oaks has revealed the trees were as old as 85 years when they were removed last month after being poisoned by a University of Alabama fan. Auburn University horticulturist Gary Keever and Brian Via, an associate professor in AU's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, made the determination last week after counting the tree's growth rings, the Opelika-Auburn News reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/11VQget ). The trees were removed April 23 when efforts failed to rehabilitate them after being poisoned by a University of Alabama fan during Auburn's 2010 run to the BCS football championship. The cross-section of the wood from the College Street oak also bore a scar the tree sustained after being struck by a drunk driver in the 1990s. "There's a story to tell by looking at the wood of signs of earlier injury and how the trees responded," Keever said. "The trees don't heal but they do compartmentalize, they do block off injury." Keever said the wood has been taken to a location where it is irrigated to keep it from drying out while a use is determined. Meanwhile, items made from wood collected from earlier pruning are being sold to university-licensed manufacturers, with royalties funding scholarships. Keever said his hope is that a cross-section of wood treated with penetrating oil will be displayed at a location on campus and be used as a timeline to chronicle significant events in Auburn's history. "I think a lot of people would find that of interest," Keever said. ___ Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, http://www.oanow.com/
19 hrs ago
Census Bureau: Auburn among fastest-growing large cities in the U.S.
Auburn, Ala., is among the top 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released May 23.
22 hrs ago
Allegra Printing in Auburn, AL Orders Second Xante Impressia
Jeremy Michael, at Allegra Printing in Auburn, AL, attests to his cost savings from his two Impressia Digital Multi-Media Print Systems and iQueue Workflow software.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Montgomery Advertiser
Auburn crossing guard shows his colors
OPELIKA, Ala. -- Parents and students of Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn have something extra to look forward to on the drive to school each morning.
Judge Sets Hearing Date in Pool Party Shootings
A Lee County judge has scheduled a hearing for a man accused of killing three people at a pool party at an Auburn apartment complex last year.
Mon May 20, 2013
'Duck Dynasty' stars to appear at Auburn event
This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty, " airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST AUBURN, Ala.
Sat May 18, 2013
Ala., boy makes progress after brain tumor
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS MAY 18-19 - In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Shelua Huey helps Kevin Kennedy into his walker as his jump rope partner, Gabe Neves, walks away at Richland Elementary School, in Auburn, Ala.
Auburn retracts letter critics say was meant to weaken beleaguered professional flight program
AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn University has retracted a letter that some alumni said was an attempt to weaken the school's professional flight program before a review board considers disbanding the major this fall.
Fri May 17, 2013
Otherworldly Precision: Man or Astro-Man? Transmit Modern Intergalactic Sonic Wave Forms
Man or Astro-Man? reportedly take their name from the promotional poster for the 1960 film The Human Vapor , known in its origin country of Japan as Gas Human No.
Thu May 16, 2013
Jay Jacobs gets a second chance, but will the new Jay be different?
Auburn University athletics director Jay Jacobs speaks during an Auburn Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Auburn, Ala.
Tulane's Madison Opfer details her performance at the NCAA East regional
Tulane freshman Madison Opfer finished third in the NCAA East regional last weekend in Auburn, Ala.
Wed May 15, 2013
Auburn University announces new sciences and mathematics dean
AUBURN, Alabama -- A Purdue University physics professor will head up Auburn University's College of Sciences and Mathematics beginning Aug.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art to open lithography exhibition on Saturday in Auburn
AUBURN, Alabama --The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host The lithography exhibition "Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at 50 - Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography" on Saturday.
1 . Also, Man or Astro-Man? are from outer space, and most definitely not Auburn, Alabama.
Tue May 14, 2013
No surprise Auburn President Jay Gogue gave AD Jay Jacobs another chance
Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs speaks to the Auburn Chamber of Commerce on May 14, 2013, in Auburn, Ala.
Jury reaches "no bill" verdict for Phenix City teacher accused of taping students' arms
Phenix City Public Schools Superintendent Larry DiChiara said in an e-mail Tuesday a grand jury has reached a "no bill" verdict in the case of a teacher accused of child abuse for taping two students' arms together.
Freeman named new superintendent
The top spot in Sylacauga City Schools has a new occupant. Dr. Michael Freeman was unanimously approved for the superintendent position at a called Board of Education meeting Monday morning.
Mon May 13, 2013
Jay Gogue: Committee reviewing Auburn athletic department has...
Auburn University president Jay Gogue listens during a press conference Tuesday, Dec.
Auburn to phase out flight degree program
That means that students who hoped to become pilots with degrees from Auburn University will now have to earn their professional flight degrees through another flight school.
Sat May 11, 2013
Kansas Pro Brent Chapman Holds On To Bassmaster Elite Series Lead In Alabama
Saturday, the reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, led the four-day Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite for the second consecutive day.