Gary Klarenbeek was on “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” on “The Church and Pastor Spotlight” to talk about the Auburn United Methodist Church Choir’s invitation to perform at The Lincoln Center.
For the third straight year, the Auburn High Tigers are heading to the Class 7A state championship. Auburn plays the first game of the AHSAA Class 7A State Championship at 6 p.m. tonight at Paterson Field in Montgomery with Scott Bagwell & Riley Hubbard bringing you the play-by-play. Pre-game starts at 5:30 on sister station ESPN 106.7.
Lolly Steiner joined “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” to talk about what activities are left for what has been a busy month of May and what’s coming up in another month filled w/great things for Chamber members in June.
Dick Phelan and Sam Nichols joined “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” 5/17 to talk about The Mayor’s Breakfast and Memorial Day activities. Dick and Sam mentioned that this will be the 20th year Mayor Ham has held the event.
Tiffany Denson has resigned her position as Opelika Main St. Director. She has been Director since February of this year.
Denson said the decision was made based on “quality of life”. Dana Gafford will serve as interim dir. Denson will remain on the job until the first week in June.
Jim Bustin joined “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” on NewsTalk WANI to review the Auburn Council Meeting and among other things, talked about the annual Citizen’s Satisfaction Survey.
In a game that lasted more than 4 and a half hours, No. 22 Auburn ran out of steam in the end as the Tigers dropped its midweek finale at Troy, 9-5, last night in Troy. Auburn trailed 5-4 coming out of a 33-minute rain delay and tied the game in the top of the seventh inning as Edouard Julien drew a bases-loaded walk. The two teams then went into a lightning delay that lasted 57 minutes, and the Tigers left the bases loaded coming out of the stop in play. From there, Troy (36-17) scored four runs on a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh and a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to secure the win. After starting pitcher Jack Owen stranded four runners in the first two innings, Troy got to the freshman and tied the game on a two-out RBI single in the top of the third. Auburn answered in its next at-bat as the first four batters reached and the Tigers reclaimed the lead on a bases-loaded walk from Jay Estes. With the bases loaded and one out, freshman left fielder Judd Ward beat out a potential double play ball and a pair of runs came in to score as Brendan Venter scored to make it 4-1 Auburn. But, with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the sixth inning, Troy started a rally and eventually took a 5-4 lead on a bases-clearing double.
Auburn left the bases loaded and went down in order for the final seven outs while Troy received a pair of big hits that proved to be the difference.
Auburn returns home to finish out the regular season scheduled with a three-game series against LSU (32-21, 14-13 SEC). First pitch in the series opener is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. CT.
Auburn University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Quality of Life Awards on Dec. 3 at the United Nations in New York by honoring legendary musical artist Lionel Richie and pioneering broadcast journalist and women’s advocate Judy Woodruff. Auburn’s College of Human Sciences launched the International Quality of Life Awards in 1994 to recognize people and partnerships representing all sectors of society that have made significant and lasting contributions to individual, family and community well-being locally and around the world. Richie also is known for his work to support causes related to breast cancer research, HIV/AIDS, human rights, famine and poverty, and is a generous supporter of the United Negro College Fund. Judy Woodruff, the 2018 IQLA Laureate, is the anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour.” An award-winning journalist and trailblazer for women in broadcast news, Woodruff began her career in 1970 as a reporter for CBS-affiliate WAGA-TV in Atlanta.