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Corruption probe leads to deputy AG's resignation
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:07:17 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says a high-ranking deputy attorney general resigned his position after being accused of trying to undermine a government corruption investigation in Lee County. In a letter to his staff, Strange said Henry "Sonny" Reagan formed relationships with people who ...

Vigil held for Jakell Mitchell at Lee County Courthouse
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:59:55 -0800

At least 300 people showed up on Monday to a vigil near the Lee County Courthouse in downtown Opelika to remember the life of 18-year-old Jakell Lenard Mitchell.

Decatur hunter dies after falling from tree stand in Lee County
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:12:53 -0800

LEE COUNTY, Ala. – A man from Decatur died after falling from his tree stand in Salem Sunday, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. John E. Hopper, 54, was found unresponsive at the intersection of Lee Road 144 and Lee Road 140 at around 10:05 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said they believe Hopper fell from his tree stand, approximately 25 […]

Girlfriend: Mitchell in argument before shooting
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:22:50 -0800

Auburn Police investigate a shooting at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Ala., early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office t?he incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn.

Police: Arrest in shooting death of Auburn player
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:52:28 -0800

Auburn Police investigate a shooting at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Ala., early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office t?he incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn.

Girlfriend: Auburn player was arguing with man at party when 3rd person started shooting
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:29:58 -0800

Auburn Police investigate a shooting at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Ala., early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office t?he incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn.

Hyundai Glovis bringing 190 jobs to Harris Co.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:40:52 -0800

In an announcement made by Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday, a logistics company is bringing nearly 200 jobs to Harris County in 2015.

Bannon receives state agriculture honor
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:55:44 -0800

The Alabama Farmers Federation presented its highest honor to Lee County resident Jim Bannon during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Montgomery.

Decatur man killed in Lee Co. hunting accident
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:02:55 -0800

John Edward Hopper died over the weekend while hunting with a friend in Salem, according to the Lee County Coroner.

Professional golfer, AU Athletics Dept. team up to fight child hunger
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:29:58 -0800

Professional golfer Jason Dufner is trying to make life better for children in Alabama through his foundation, and the Auburn University athletics department has joined in on the cause.