The Neverending Story of Mike Hubbard wrote a new chapter when Hubbard was convicted of abusing his office, Access Auburn's top story of 2016.
Top Ten Stories for 2016 1. Hubbard Trial 2. Toomer's Pain 3. Gone in 2016 4. And Still High Rise 5. JHS Concert 6. This Crazy Weather 7. Aubie for King! 8. Softball Magic 9. Spicy Music 10. Bikes!
Despite felony convictions for influence peddling, deposed Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard has yet to spend a night in jail and may never. Hubbard will fight an appeals battle to stay out of prison in 2017.
The Toomer's Corner trees were rolled in celebration of a pivotal win over LSU. All was great on the Plains, but that went up in a ball of fire as a newly venerated oak was torched in the early morning hours of September 25. A German national was arrested and awaits trial.
We note the passing of several Auburn notables headed by the groundbreaking James Owens, but in many ways Auburn itself disappeared before our eyes. College Street institutions The War Eagle Supper Club and the The Barbecue House gave way to developers and barber Darsie Rogers retired after barbering generations of Auburn heads for more than half a century.
Like something from an alien movie, giant cranes are appearing on the Auburn skyline as the downtown building boom continues to transform Auburn.
Beer was sold, thousands danced and Cliff Hare rolled over in his grave as Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert headlined a major concert in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The weather is alway news in Alabama and this year was no different as Auburn continues with drought conditions, water restrictions and record temperaturess on Christmas.
It is hardly news, but super cat Aubie brought home his ninth national championship. Aubie is our hero!
The hottest ticket in town is one for any time the Auburn Softball team takes the field. In 2016 the Tigers advanced to the WCWS in Oklahoma City and look to win it all in 2017.
An award winning local business, Spicer Music received national attention for acting more like a community center than a retail store.
Auburn's campus took off on wheels in 2016 with the addition of ubiquitous orange War Eagle Bike Share bicycles.