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Ron Anders Elected Auburn Mayor

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City Councilman Ron Anders was elected the next Mayor of Auburn in Tuesday’s municipal runoff election. Anders defeated David Hill by a 54 to 46% margin. Anders received 4683 total votes to Hill’s 3976 votes.

Anders will succeed Bill Ham, who did not seek re-election after 20 years as Auburn’s mayor.

Click HERE to view complete results from Tuesday’s mayoral and city council runoff races.


Live Auburn Runoff Election Coverage Begins at 7:00 Tonight

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NewsTalk WANI will deliver live, up-to-the-minute results from Auburn’s municipal election runoff  tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

John Bodiford will report results and interview candidates live from City Hall while Zac BlackerbyChuck Wacker and Jana Jager, will provide recaps and commentary from the NewsTalk WANI studio.

Coverage will be available on 98.7 FM, 1400 AM, and Alexa-enabled smart devices.



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The following schools have announced that they will be closed on Thursday, January 18:

Auburn City Schools

Opelika City Schools

Lee-Scott Academy

Lee County Schools

Lanett City Schools

Chambers County Schools

Macon County Schools

Trinity Christian School (Opelika)

Glenwood School (Smiths Station)

Southern Union

Auburn University – Resuming normal operations at NOON with classes beginning at 12:30 

Latest School Closings

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The following local schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 17 due to impending winter weather conditions:

Auburn City Schools

Opelika City Schools

Lee County Schools

Lee-Scott Academy

Southern Union Community College

Bob Hix of Auburn Wins in Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas!

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On the 12th Day of Christmas winning, Bob Hix of Auburn takes home a Husqvarna gas-powered backpack blower from our friends at University Ace Hardware in Auburn! Bob stopped by the NewsTalk WANI studios today where Auburn Network President Mike Hubbard presented him with his winner’s certificate.

It’s been 12 Great Days with 12 Fabulous Winners! Congratulations to the winners and many, many thanks to our 12 Awesome Sponsors.

For everyone who entered, be on the lookout soon for some incredible – and exclusive – deals from our sponsors.

For a complete list of winners, click HERE.

Thank you for listening and have a  Merry Christmas!

Barbara Crosby of Notasulga Wins a Yeti Cooler from Mountain high Outfitters!

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On the 11th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas contest, Barbara Crosby of Notasulga wins a Yeti Cooler from Mountain High Outfitters!

One more prize remains – a gas-powered backpack blower from University Ace Hardware – and we’ll be giving it away on Monday.

It’s your last chance to win, so register today. Text 12 to 88474 or click HERE to sign up online.

To see a list of winners so far, click HERE.

Angela Hand of Auburn Wins Smoothies for a Year!

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It’s Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas contest and today’s winner is Angela Hand of Auburn.

Angela wins a smoothie a week for an entire year from Smoothie King of Auburn! That’s 52 smoothies, by the way!

Tomorrow, someone will win pest control for a year from SafeSpray. Will it be you? Register and it just might be!

Click HERE to register or text 12 to 88474.

The list of our winners thus far are listed HERE.

Congratulations to Whitney Lockhart Our Day 8 Winner!

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Whitney Lockhart of Auburn is winner #8  in the 12 Days of Christmas contest and takes home a Radar Car Tracking System from The Car Stereo Shop!!

Four more days of winning remain, so register now or you can’t win! Tomorrow’s prize is a smoothies a week for an entire year from Smoothie King of Auburn.

Text 12 to 88474 or click HERE to register.

Check out our list of winners HERE.