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Bob Wooddy

Auburn a Step Closer to Sunday Alcohol Sales

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Auburn could see earlier Sunday alcohol sales in the near future, after a bill passed the Alabama Legislature on Thursday afternoon. HB444, sponsored by Rep. Joe Lovvorn (R-Auburn), would grant the Auburn City Council the ability to decide whether it wants to permit earlier sales of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. It would change the earliest time someone could purchase alcohol within the Auburn city limits from noon to 10 a.m. It will go to the city council for an ordinance change as early as April 3, depending on when the act is signed, Mayor Bill Ham said.

Gov. Ivey Approves Reward

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It’s been six years since the skeletal remains of a young girl were found in a trailer park in Opelika. The case has been slow moving, but authorities are hoping to make greater strides with the ability to offer a money reward for information. The District Attorney’s office announced on Thursday a $5,000 reward from the governor’s office for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved with the death of the young girl, known as Baby Jane Doe. “Once [she’s] been identified then we can move to the next phase and that’s solving this crime; who did this to this little girl and hold that person accountable and bring them to justice,” said Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes. Baby Jane Doe’s skeletal remains were found on Jan. 28, 2012, in a trailer park located on Hurst Street in Opelika by a resident of the park.