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Bob Wooddy

AUBURN-TB TESTING

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Alabama health officials say they’ve identified an Auburn University student with a case of pulmonary tuberculosis.

The state Department of Public Health says they notified the school this week of plans to investigate and ensure that students and employees will be screened quickly to see if they were infected.

On Wednesday, the state and university began identifying students enrolled in classes, as well as faculty and staff, who might have been in close contact with the student. Symptoms can include chest pain, chronic coughing, coughing with blood, chills, fever and loss of appetite. Testing will begin Thursday 5/17.

Lee Co. Sheriff Jay Jones

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The Alabama Sheriff of the Year, Jay Jones joined “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” to give us an update on what the “good Guys and Bad Guys” have been up to. Sheriff Jones talked about National Correctional Officers Week and National Police Week as well as a new Cell Phone law in Georgia that will affect drivers who might be making their way through that State. And finally, he had an interesting story about a phone scam making it’s way around Lee Co. where the he himself got a call telling him that unless he sent money in to the scammers, he would be getting a visit from the local Sheriff!!

Macon Co. Schools Reopen

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The Macon County School System says it will have regularly scheduled classes today, a day after a ‘credible threat’ forced every public school and a private school to close.  Sheriff Andre Brunson received a call yesterday morning from Watch Center, an agency that monitors social media for threatening posts. That agency found a post that was deemed “credible and severe”. Brunson and Macon County Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks said the decision to close schools was a no-brainer and added that school would not resume until they were sure the threat is no longer imminent and the person responsible is in custody. Despite reopening this morning, it’s unclear if an arrest has been made.

Auburn Downtown Merchants Asso.

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Jessica Kohn, Director for the Auburn Merchants Assoc. joined “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” with news of some great upcoming events planned for Auburn this Spring and Summer. Jessica talked about a new event called “Family Supper”. The Family Supper will be Thursday May 10th and will feature great food and drinks for adults. Hear the interview and details on all the plans for the coming months in downtown Auburn here;

Auburn University Accused of Racial Discrimination

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— A second Auburn University employee has sued the school for racial discrimination in a month.

The employee is Cameron Boozer, who has been a supervisor in the Campus Safety and Security Department since 2008. He filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that his boss and acting director, Chance Corbett, who is white, passed Boozer up for a promotion in favor of a white candidate with less experience. Boozer says he never had any disciplinary actions against him and his performance evaluations were outstanding.

Boozer is represented by attorney Julian McPhillips, who is also representing a female employee in the Campus Safety and Security Department who sued for racial discrimination in early April. Auburn University has declined to comment on the pending litigation.