Auburn – Cedars Inn Auburn Thu, 04 Aug 2022 04:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Auburn – Cedars Inn Auburn 32 32 Jim Wellehan: Protect Lake Auburn, keep the air and water clean Thu, 04 Aug 2022 04:00:41 +0000

It was a joy to read Senator Ed Muskie’s “Clean Water Bill” passed 50 years ago. Clean air and clean water are things we all need.

We are fortunate to have great organizations to keep us up to date on the issue – like the Sierra Club, Maine Conservation Voters, and the Maine Natural Resource Council – to help us focus on these issues.

These days we have heard of Auburn Mayor Jason Levesque and his council claiming that their substitution of a zoning name with the same name and regulated to replace a zoning bylaw that 2,400 people of Auburn had sought to repeal handled the situation. (This is not the case.)

He came up with plans for Lake Auburn that I think would destroy its drinking water status and require a filtration system of over $40 million, and an additional $2 million in expense (and growing every year) every year.

There are two options left for Auburn citizens. First, a reminder of the mayor and councilors making his bid, or second, a study of Lake Auburn by knowledgeable, honest people not selected by our mayor, but perhaps by the strong environmental organizations that Maine has had the lucky to have.

In the meantime, anyone who damages the lake in our neighborhoods before citizens have had a chance to fully voice their concerns should remove all construction, fully repair the area with the approval of everyone in the neighborhood, and pay for all environmental damage – which could, of course, include a $40 million filtration system for the lake.

Jim WellehanAuburn

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Auburn Baseball announces changes to coaching staff Mon, 01 Aug 2022 21:48:15 +0000

AUBURN, AlabamaAuburn baseball and head coach Butch Thompson announced changes to the coaching staff on Monday, including the addition of pitching coach Daron Schoenrock to coincide with the departure of Tim Hudson.

“Everyone in college baseball recognizes Tim’s enhanced legacy as a pitching coach over the past three seasons,” Thompson said. “At the end of the day, he graduated from Auburn and helped bring our program back to the College World Series. No student-athlete has given more to his college, and Tim’s desire to work hard every day is an incredible example to uphold and strive for.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome my varsity pitching coach to our Auburn team,” added Thompson. “Daron and his wife Carol have impacted so many people throughout their baseball journey. He is an elite teacher with an incredible track record. Our pitchers will be nurtured and developed at the highest possible rate in college baseball.”

Schoenrock comes to the Plains with 38 years of coaching experience, including the last 18 seasons as head coach at Memphis. His career also includes seven seasons as a Southeastern Conference pitching coach and recruiting coordinator in Kentucky (1998-99), Georgia (2000-01) and Mississippi State (2002- 04).

“It’s a huge honor to join Coach Thompson and the entire Auburn baseball family,” said Schoenrock. “The culture he has built, the people he has assembled and the success they have achieved are second to none. I look forward to building on the exceptional groundwork that has been established for the launch of ‘Auburn Tiger by Trainer Thompson and Trainer Hudson. War Eagle!’

After his three-year stint as Auburn’s pitching coach, Hudson will serve as head coach at Lee-Scott Academy, where his son is entering his senior year.

Auburn University has been special to my family and I for nearly three decades, and I couldn’t thank Butch and his team more for the opportunity to give back to the program over the past three seasons,” Hudson said. “Being able to help bring these young men back to Omaha is something I will forever cherish.

“We have two daughters attending Auburn this fall, and our son will be a senior in high school. It’s time for me to dedicate my time and energy to my family during this important and busy season in their lives,” Hudson added. “Auburn baseball is in good hands, and I can’t wait to cheer them on from Plainsman Park. War Eagle!”

Following his playing career at Tennessee Tech (1980-84), Schoenrock landed his first coaching job as a graduate assistant at his alma mater for the 1985 season. He then served as a graduate assistant at Murray State from 1986 to 1987 before becoming head coach at Lincoln Memorial University from 1988 to 1989.

Schoenrock and Thompson first crossed paths during his stint as assistant coach at Birmingham-Southern from 1990 to 1997, where he was Thompson’s pitching coach from 1991 to 1992 before becoming coaches from 1994 to 1996.

From there, Schoenrock moved on to his aforementioned coaching stints in the SEC, helping lead Georgia to the 2001 College World Series, before finally taking over as head coach in Memphis on June 29, 2004. He has led the Tigers to 463 wins and the 2007 NCAA Tournament. Schoenrock was also named the 2013 American Conference Coach of the Year.

In his 38 years of coaching, Schoenrock sent 111 players into professional baseball, including 68 pitchers. Nine of his former players have reached Major League Baseball, including 2006 Cy Young Award winner and three-time All-Star Brandon Webb, six-time All-Star Jonathan Papelbon, who ranks 11th on the career save list of MLB (368), and 10-year MLB veteran Paul Maholm, who was the eighth overall pick in 2003.

In addition to his on-field coaching duties, Schoenrock served as president of the USA Baseball Coaches Conference from 2008 to 2013 and president of the American Athletic Conference Baseball Coaches from 2014 to 2018. He also served on the Lefty Award Committee Gomez of the American Baseball Coaches Association (2003-11) and on the NCAA Baseball Regional Advisory Committee (2014-17).

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and raised in Fayetteville, Tennessee, Schoenrock received his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech in 1984 and his master’s degree from Murray State in 1987. He is married to Carol Cawood Schoenrock, and they have two sons, Erik and Bret . .

During Hudson’s three seasons in the Auburn dugout, the pitching staff twice ranked in the nation’s top 50 in ERA and struck out 1,330 batters in 1,202.1 innings, including a program record 666 strikeouts in 2022.

Despite MLB’s condensed draft format over the past three years, Hudson helped mentor eight pitchers who went on to go on the draft, including five who were selected in the first five rounds. Seven of the eight pitchers selected had not been previously drafted, and four other former pitchers signed free agent contracts.

With Auburn’s recent run at Omaha in June, the team’s second appearance in the past three playoffs, Hudson became the first Auburn player to make a College World Series appearance as a player and coach. .

Ron Polk, SEC head coach for 31 years at Mississippi State (1976-97, 2002-08), Georgia (2000-01)

“He’s a hands-on type of guy. He loves working with his pitchers. Everywhere he’s been pitchers have thrived. He’s got a really good track record of developing pitchers for the next level. I loved him. He’s got a really good temper to him. He explains things really well. He just knows his stuff. I think he’s going to be a great addition to Auburn just like Tim Hudson had been for a few years.”

Brandon Webb, former Kentucky pitcher (1998–2000) and 2006 CY Young Award winner

“I started my college career in Kentucky in 1998 when coach ‘Rock’ started coaching there after coming over from Birmingham-Southern. It couldn’t have been a hitting game for me as far as is all about the player/coach relationship Coach’s ‘Rock’ attitude, temperament, approachability and coaching style were right up my alley He had some new drills which I think took me to the next level .

“Auburn captured a gem in Coach ‘Rock’. He’s the best of the best, and I’m forever grateful our paths crossed when they did because he had such a huge impact on my baseball career. .”

Paul Maholm, former Mississippi State pitcher (2001-03) and 10-year MLB veteran

“Congratulations to Coach ‘Rock’ for his work at Auburn. Over the years Coach ‘Rock’ has helped me develop both as a pitcher and as a person and put me challenged to do my best every day.

“Even after I left Mississippi State and started my professional career, I stayed in touch, and he helped me throughout my professional career with every question I ever had. He’s a coach who will be invested in all players both on and off the He will help them grow and expect them to be great wherever life takes them.

Auburn High School appears at East Alabama Media Day Sun, 31 Jul 2022 00:58:07 +0000

While some are waiting for Saturdays to return to Jordan-Hare Stadium, Friday Night Lights will arrive much earlier on The Plains.

High school football begins in Alabama on August 19.

The local team, Auburn High, led by head coach Keith Etheredge, was represented at Media Days presented by Fox Sports The Game on July 26.

“Grateful to be here at Auburn. I’m blessed to be able to coach this group of guys,” Etheredge said.

When asked, Coach Etheredge praised his team and coaching staff.

“We have 41 seniors this year, and we have 164 kids involved in college football, and we have two quarterbacks who are really, really good. We’re way down at wide receiver, and that’s probably one of the best offensive lines I’ve ever coached. Our offensive coordinator Will Wagnon and our defensive coordinator Scott Goolsby are doing a phenomenal job and we just have great staff,” Etheredge said.

The offense will be a sight to watch, especially adding Bradyn Joiner to the mix.

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“We have a lot of guns, and we’re going to come every week and be ready,” Joiner said.

Quarterback Clyde Pittman also had big words to characterize his offense.

“We definitely have guys on offense,” Pittman said.

Auburn High opens the 2022 season with Hoover High School in the Champions Classic at the Cramton Bowl. Hoover, like Auburn, has just played a semi-final.

“Playing Hoover on the door will give us a chance to see our strengths and weaknesses,” Coleman Granberry said.

As summer draws to a close and kick-off draws near, there’s only one thing on the Tigers’ minds.

Klark Cleveland said, “We’re ready and we’ve been working hard this summer. We’re going to go into a whoop a few tails honestly.

Michael Floyd | Community Writer

Journalism junior Michael Floyd has been with The Plainsman since spring 2021. He is from Brewton, Alabama, and can be followed on Twitter here.

‘Times are really tough’: Auburn woman partners with food truck to donate meals | Lifestyles Fri, 29 Jul 2022 11:30:00 +0000

Rosemarie Homick-Reese hopes to feed 250 people this time.

If last time was any indication, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Sunday will be the second time that Homick-Reese and his family partner along with Patrice Henry, owner of the Irie Jamaican Queen food truck, will serve free, no-questions-asked meals to members of the Auburn community. On the menu, a choice of fried chicken, pulled pork or a hot dog, with ziti, baked beans, a choice of water or soda, and a cookie or a brownie for dessert.

Homick-Reese told the Citizen that she and Henry began hosting giveaways to provide relief to Auburnians as inflation raised the price of groceries and other essentials.

“Times are really tough right now,” she said. “The price of food is absolutely ridiculous.”

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Henry parks the truck in front of Homick-Reese’s house on Van Anden Street to serve meals. It’s also in front of her home that for the past three years, Homick-Reese has stocked a table of 40 to 50 free items for people in need to take away as they please. Last week there were new clothes, including children’s clothes, but items ranged from food and soap to pillows and school supplies.

A longtime human resources professional who last worked at the Villa of Hope in Rochester and is now on private duty, Homick-Reese said she feels compelled to help people in any way she can. For nearly a decade, she has cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for Auburn families, eight to 10 each holiday, and collected donations from family and friends on social media to support the effort.

Through another one of her endeavors — cooking Sunday meals for families of cancer patients — Homick-Reese met Henry. Operator Irie Jamaican Queen suggested using their food truck to serve meals to the community. Excited by the idea, Homick-Reese began looking for donations on social media. Everything she and Henry had no money for, they bought themselves.

The first contest took place on Sunday, June 26. Fifteen minutes before the scheduled 11 a.m. start, there were people lined up on Van Anden Street. All 150 meals were gone by 12:30 p.m.

“It was amazing,” Homick-Reese said. “The food was great and the people were very, very grateful.”

Homick-Reese’s husband, Steve Reese, cooked the chicken and his daughter, Mara Homick, helped Henry in the food truck.

Some of the people who came for the meals asked if they could take some home for sick or disabled family members, and although Homick-Reese didn’t plan to accommodate them at first, she did. all the same. Other people gave organizers all the money they had, she said, even if it was just a dollar. She wants the gifts to be as private as possible.

“Just show up,” she said. “We don’t ask for anything.”

Homick-Reese hopes to continue serving the free meals on the last Sunday of the month until October, due to the cold weather. Starting next month, she and Henry would like to offer the community the ability to order their meals from the Irie Jamaican Queen menu of jerk chicken, beef patties and more. With enough support, she says, that shouldn’t be a problem either.

“A lot of these people can’t afford to go out or go to a food truck,” she said. “We’d love to open it up so they can order whatever they want.”

Lake Life editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.

Auburn Police Department hosts first gun buy-back program in August Wed, 27 Jul 2022 21:48:30 +0000

AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) – The Auburn Police Department, with assistance from the Crime Victims Unit, will host Auburn’s first gun buyback program on Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1225 Lincoln Way behind Auburn City Hall.

The Auburn Police Department is offering $50 per gun gift cards, no ID required and no questions asked. All buyout participants must remain inside their vehicle while firearms are unloaded and locked in the trunk. No walking or ammunition will be allowed.

This gun buyback allows community members to surrender unwanted firearms anonymously with no questions asked. The Auburn Police Department said its goal of the program is to raise awareness of gun violence and make the community safer.

Auburn police said those who participate in the program generally lack experience or knowledge of firearms and are unfamiliar with the laws.

The Auburn Police Department said numerous studies show both the success and ineffectiveness of gun buy-back programs, however, they believe that if they can get a gun off the streets for prevent some kind of gun violence, the program is worth it.

Auburn parking garage closed for two weeks, alternate lot available | Local News | Auburn, NY | Mon, 25 Jul 2022 02:15:00 +0000

The citizen staff

With Auburn‘s downtown parking lot closed for two weeks, the city is offering alternate, temporary parking for motorists.

Free parking will be provided on the Hulbert Street lots, accessible from State Street between Arterial East and Arterial West. There is a crosswalk between Hulbert and Rue Clark, allowing pedestrians to cross the thoroughfare and head downtown. It’s a six-minute walk from the downtown grounds, the city said.

Over 150 spots will be available at the alternate courts, which are owned by Community Computer Services. Signs are posted to inform drivers of the lands they must use. They must not park in spaces reserved for MEDENT employees.

The parking garage will be closed until Sunday, August 7 to allow for the completion of a major rehabilitation project that began last year. The city said the closure is “necessary to complete the renovation of the garage.”

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While the garage is closed, street parking spaces will be monitored and tickets will be issued to offenders. There is two hours of free parking for downtown Auburn business customers, but employees and residents must use long-term options in city lots or temporary Hulbert Street lots.

“The City of Auburn will not be issuing refunds for any tickets you may receive due to travel due to the closure of this garage,” officials said.

ATL Hawks sign Sharife Cooper to two-way deal Fri, 22 Jul 2022 20:35:00 +0000

A former Auburn Tiger and second-round NBA draft pick has been re-signed to his NBA team.

Sharife Cooper, who played for Auburn during the 2020-21 season before declaring for the draft, was re-signed by the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks on a two-way deal on Friday. In the NBA, a two-way contract states that a player can play 50 of a team’s 82 games and is paid a lump sum equal to half the league minimum with no guarantees. Due to the nature of a two-way contract, it’s likely that Cooper will spend time with the Hawks’ G-League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks.

So far, Cooper hasn’t really understood the Hawks. In his only season playing for them so far in 2021, he has averaged just three minutes per game in the 13 he has played with 0.5 points per game and a shooting percentage of 21.4%. He’s fared better in the G League so far, averaging 30.7 minutes, 17.1 points and four rebounds per game while shooting 43.5%.

Time will tell how the Hawks plan to use Cooper for the upcoming 2022 season, but it’s clear they think he needs to develop further in the NBA G League before he’s ready for a starring role in an NBA team.

Most Valuable Tigers: No. 3 Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:00:55 +0000

We’re still in the thick of college football‘s offseason, with more than three months since the end of prom, media days this week, and a few more weeks until preseason practice begins.

So what better time to move up the rankings?

Auburn Undercover is counting down the 25 most valuable players for the Tigers’ 2022 season. Bryan Harsin had hoped to complete his roster by May or early June, and with 10 transfer additions now on board, it looks like he may have done so before Year 2. Summer training began the first June week.

A few notes to set the table: These rankings are based on a player’s previous contributions to the team, as well as their assumed impact in 2022 – how important they should be to Auburn‘s success in both production and in the win-loss column. These aren’t just Auburn’s best players in descending order. If a freshman is included on the list, their positioning is obviously a projection of their talent and importance to their respective job group.

The next stop on our countdown is #3: the senior rusher Derick Hall.


Hometown: Gulfport, Mississippi

Class: 2019

National ranking: No. 8 WDE, No. 148 nationally (4 stars)

247 Screening report at the sports school: “Lean, muscular athlete with long levers who seems able to carry a lot of weight and keep his athleticism. Tight and explosive as a linear and vertical athlete. Very versatile with the ability to play defensive end, linebacker or potentially even tight end Length allows him to eliminate space Elite combines athleticism Fights in space against more athletes and is very stiff – likely pointing to a future on the defensive line. Needs to show more physicality. Has expand-or-collapse potential, but if things work out, he can be a top power-five defender with an NFL advantage mid-range.”


(Michael Chang, Getty)

Hall has adapted to the physical mold of a Day 1 pass thrower on Auburn’s campus, and he’s developed well over three seasons.

After getting his feet wet as a true freshman in the rotation at what was previously known as Auburn’s “buck” linebacker position, Hall stepped into a starting role as a sophomore. He had a few standout performances where he was able to show his potential as an All-SEC caliber player on the defensive front, with a pair of sacks in games against LSU and Mississippi State.

Then Hall took off last season. He finished tied for third in the SEC with nine sacks and tied for ninth with 12.5 tackles for loss. He recorded a TFL in all but two games and had a sack in seven games. Auburn’s peak room also featured a fifth-year senior, a former top-150 rookie and a highly productive transfer, but Hall showed significant improvements in his pass-rush skills and led the charge.

The most significant performance of his career, and one of the best games for an Auburn defenseman in recent seasons, was the Iron Bowl. In the near upset that ended in a four-overtime loss to Alabama, the 6-foot-4, 256-pound Hall fired Bryce Young three times and earned 3.5 TFL for the game.

According to Pro Football Focus, Hall finished No. 6 in the SEC in quarterback pressure (43) and rush (25), and is also the No. 3 returning player in the conference in both categories.


Helping facilitate a second coordinator change for Auburn in two years, Hall was praised during spring practices for his increased leadership skills. Freshman Post Coach Roc Bellantoni said he felt like he had another graduate analyst or assistant in the field every day.

And that’s the key to a group of positions that before adding the Western Kentucky transfer Marcus Bragg last month had only three scholarship players on the roster. room and Eku Leota combined for 22.5 tackles for loss last season and is one of the best passing-rushing duos in the SEC. But the second rotation will include Dylan Brooksa former top-100 rookie who has yet to play a college game, and Bragg, who had four sacks last season.

Hall could be a preseason first-team All-SEC pick later this week, and that kind of season would significantly strengthen Auburn’s defensive front — and the unit as a whole. Many question marks can be outweighed by a constant pass rush, and Hall showed last season he can be an unparalleled force.


“A lot of knowledge comes with that, whether it’s football position knowledge or game knowledge, so I feel really comfortable this year. I feel like it’s going to be a great year for me and for the football program as a whole. – Hall



No. 25: S Craig McDonald

No. 24: TE Luke Deal

No. 23: DL Marcus Harris

No. 22: WR Koy Moore

No. 21: WR Ja’Varrius Johnson

No. 20: QB TJ Finley

No. 19: RB Jarquez Hunter

No. 18: S Zion Puckett

No. 17: K Anders Carlson

No. 16: QB Robby Ashford

No. 15: WR Shedrick Jackson

No. 14: EDGE Eku Leota

No. 13: OG Keiondre Jones

No. 12: DB Donovan Kaufman

No. 11: C Nick Brahms

No. 10: P Oscar Chapman

N°9: OT Kilian Zierer

No. 8: QB Zach Calzada

No. 7: TE John Samuel Shenker

No. 6: CB Nehemiah Pritchett

No. 5: CB Jaylin Simpson

No. 4: LB Owen Pappoe

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Daevin Hobbs should make his choice in August Mon, 18 Jul 2022 20:30:00 +0000

A four-star defensive lineman the Tigers are targeting is expected to announce his signing soon.

2023 rookie Daevin Hobbs, who officially traveled to Auburn on June 17, announced via Twitter that he would announce his engagement on August 1 at 6:30 a.m. Auburn is one of several teams Hobbs is considering, but it could be difficult for Bryan Harsin and the staff to land his commitment earlier this month.

The good news is that Hobbs himself told On3 that Auburn was a “better option” the day after he visited, which bodes well for Auburn fan hopes. The bad news, however, is that 247Sports is strongly projecting Hobbs to pick North Carolina in the ACC — a school in his home state.

It looks increasingly like the Tigers will have had to really impress Hobbs during his visit and in the weeks since to land him, but it should be interesting to see where he ends up going regardless. Auburn could definitely use the talent, as the Tigers have offered 33 different defensive linemen with no commitments from any of them. Harsin has come under pressure from fans and critics for his lack of recruiting prowess, but winning over Hobbs could be a big step forward for his potential to silence them.

Auburn, FSU, Michigan among disappointments on CFB recruiting track Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:40:03 +0000

Sports Illustratedof John Garcia Jr. selects a question posed to him via social media (@JohnGarcia_Jr and @SIAllAmerican) each week to dive into the college football recruiting topics fans want to know about the most.

During the spring months, when most people in the recruiting industry really turn the page on the next class, I am often asked when it is time to panic about the slow start of a given program to get commitments. verbal. The answer is still in the realm of “Let’s see where they are closer to the college football season.”