The Opelika-Auburn News from Opelika, Alabama (2024)

A2 Saturday, May 25, 2024 Opelika-Auburn News OANOW.COM FROM THE FRONT BRIONNA MCCALL As we move into Memo- rial Day weekend, the Au- burn-Opelika area will hold events to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. From live music on the patio to a 5K race that sup- ports veterans, the com- munity has plenty to offer. a list of things you can do this weekend: City Market: The City Market will be held at Town Creek Park every Saturday until Aug. 24th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You can enjoy music, fun activities for the kids and more. For more in- formation, visit auburnala- Down The Tracks 5K: Workout Anytime will host its first annual 5K in Ope- Courthouse Square on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. A portion of the proceeds for the event will go to Flags for Vets Inc.

Yielding: Join others at The roes who have fought for the and the Auburn and Ope- Patio Bar on Sunday from freedom of the country and lika Police and Fire Depart- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy a the families who lost loved ments. For more informa- live performance from Riley ones in the line of service. tion, visit

Yielding. For more informa- For more information, visit Live Music Rilet remember the military he- tion, visit Monday 2024 Memo- rial Day Breakfast: Join the Auburn community as they honor those who made the ultimate sac- rifice at 24th annual Memorial Day Breakfast. The event will be held at 8 a.m. and tickets are $25 a person or $250 for a table of eight.

Tickets can be purchased at City Hall (144 Tichenor For more informa- O-A FILE tion, visit Opelika Memorial the City Market on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Auburn. This Day Service: Opelika will host its Memorial Day Ser- vices on Monday, May 27, at Courthouse Square. The 10 a.m. event is to honor and Memorial Day Breakfast, City Market and other weekend events in Auburn-Opelika In this file photo, a line extends from the Hale Farms tent at year, the City Market will be held every Saturday at Town Creek Park until Aug.

24th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. BRIONNA MCCALL In observance of Memorial Day, most facilities in Auburn will be closed on Monday. Public Safety services, in- cluding police, fire, and com- munications will remain on their regular schedules. All Auburn Parks and Recreation facilities except for the Yar- brough Tennis Center and the Samford Pool will be closed.

The Yarbrough Tennis Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Sat- urday to Monday. No City tennis clinics will be held on Monday. The Samford Pool will be open for lap swim from 5:30 to 7 a.m.

on Monday. It will be open for rec swim from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The pool will reopen at 6 p.m. and close for the day at 9 p.m. parks and ceme- teries will remain open from sun up to sun down.

The Au- burn Library will be closed, but book drops will remain open. Garbage and recycling col- lection in Auburn and Ope- lika will be delayed by one day throughout the week. Auburn garbage and recy- cling route Monday, May 27: No route Tuesday, May 28: Mon- route Wednesday, May 29: Tues- route May 30: Thursday, route Friday, May 31: route Opelika garbage and recy- cling route Monday, May 27: No route Tuesday, May 28: Mon- route Wednesday, May 29: Tues- route May 30: Thursday, route Friday, May 31: route Which facilities will be opened and closed on Memorial Day? O-A NEWS In this file photo, a racket and some tennis balls can be seen leaning against a fence at the Yarbrough Tennis Center in Auburn. Memorial Day will impact the hours of operation for the center. ALEX HUSTING A man was arrested on robbery charges on Wednesday after he al- legedly robbed two Auburn business while threatening to use a firearm, authorities said.

Hamilton Ross Med- ley, 29, of Auburn was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. He is being held at Lee County Jail without bond pending further judicial review. ac- cording to the Auburn Po- lice Department. The arrest stems from a reported robbery at a busi- ness in the 4200 block of U.S. Highway 29 South.

Authorities said that re- sponding officers met with employees of the business who reported that a man entered the store and de- manded money. He threat- ened to use a firearm. The suspect allegedly collected an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Au r- ities said that APD detectives responded and developed information that linked Medley to the robbery. De- tectives then obtained a search warrant for an Au- burn residence associated with Medley.

Authorities said that during the search, they de- tained Medley and found evidence in the home that appeared to be related to the robbery. Additional investigation led detectives to identify Medley as the suspect in a similar robbery that oc- curred May 19 at a business in the 100 block of East Uni- versity Drive. Auburn man arrested after allegedly robbing two businesses, police say Medley ADAM SPARKS, A 68-year-old Opelika man died on Wednesday after the 18-wheeler truck he was in collided with an oncoming train on Old Columbus Road. Gregory Dean Dudley was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m., said Lee County Coroner Daniel Sexton. OPD said no one else was injured during the crash.

Additional details about the crash were not immediately OPELIKA MAN DIES AFTER 18-WHEELER, TRAIN COLLIDE conference, plans to attend a summer family gather- ing in North Carolina but is otherwise considering trips closer to home and maybe by train instead of plane. As in past years, most holiday travelers are ex- pected to travel by car more than 38 million of them, according to AAA. The organization advises motorists hoping to avoid the worst traffic to leave metropolitan areas early Thursday and Friday and to stay off the roads between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

seen any pullback in travel since the pandemic. Year after year, we have seen these num- bers continue to AAA spokesperson Aixa Diaz said. know when going to stop. no sign of it certainly no slowdown at airports. The number of people going through security check- points is up 3.2% this year.

The TSA said it screened 2.85 million people last Fri- day and nearly as many on Sunday the two busiest days of the year so far. TSA predicts it will screen more than 18 million travelers and airline crew members during the sev- en-day stretch that begins Thursday, up 6.4% from last year. Friday is expected to be the busiest day for air travel, with nearly 3 million people passing through checkpoints. The TSA re- cord is 2.91 million, set on the Sunday after Thanks- giving last year. going to break those records this TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.

The agency, which was created after the terror attacks, has struggled at times with peak loads. Pe- koske told The Associated Press that pay raises for front-line screeners have helped improve staffing by reducing attrition from more than to less than Airlines say they also staffed up since being caught short when travel began to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring and summer of 2022. With any luck from the weather, travelers could see fewer canceled flights than in recent summers. So far this year, U.S. airlines have canceled 1.2% of their flights, according to Flight- Aware data, compared with 1.4% at this point last year and 2.8% in 2022 a per- formance so poor it trig- gered increased scrutiny from Transportation Sec- retary Pete Buttigieg.

American Airlines is of- fering its most ambitious summer schedule ever 690,000 flights between May 17 and Sept. 3. United Airlines forecasts its biggest Memorial Day weekend, with almost more passengers than last year. Delta Air Lines expects to carry more passengers this weekend, kicking off its heaviest summer schedule ever of international flights. According to AAA, the top domestic and interna- tional destinations are fa- miliar ones.

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