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Fox News guest uses rolling Toomer’s Corner as example of fun, safe college celebration in ‘Hannity’ segment on UConn student riots

Fox News guest uses rolling Toomer’s Corner as example of fun, safe college celebration in ‘Hannity’ segment on UConn student riots

Chloe Melas was brought on Sean Hannity’s show Tuesday night to discuss the psychology of couch burning and car burning and all the other things schools like new NCAA basketball champs UConn and West Virginia can’t get enough of every time they win something.  She drew upon her own experience with victory celebrations. (Can’t see […]

What the fence around Toomer’s Corner looks like

What the fence around Toomer’s Corner looks like

The renovation has begun. If they haven’t started digging up the valuable remains of the technically still alive Toomer’s Oaks, the roots of which are expected to be about the same size as the canopies, they will soon. Not that you’ll be able to see (from the street at least)—there’s a fence around Toomer’s Corner. […]

Arches that ‘define the entrance into Toomer’s Corner’ possible for downtown Auburn

Arches that ‘define the entrance into Toomer’s Corner’ possible for downtown Auburn

On Friday, the Auburn University Board of Trustees gave the latest go-ahead to the redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner. But AU technically only has total say on just one quarter of the Corner of your mind. The new look of Toomer’s 2.0 will also heavily depend on decisions made by the City of Auburn, who as […]

Proposed designs for the City of Auburn’s redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner include elevated intersection, more seating, slightly less parking

Proposed designs for the City of Auburn’s redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner include elevated intersection, more seating, slightly less parking

In addition to the arches that may possibly come to downtown Auburn to help “define the entrance to Toomer’s Corner”, the City of Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan includes several elements intended to open up the area and make it more attractive and conducive to pedestrian traffic (including the kind that comes after football victories). Here […]

AU’s plan for the new Toomer’s Corner includes calling the oak trees that will replace the Auburn Oaks ‘the Auburn Oaks’

AU’s plan for the new Toomer’s Corner includes calling the oak trees that will replace the Auburn Oaks ‘the Auburn Oaks’

Were you there for the final rolling of the Toomer’s Auburn Oaks? Depends on how you look at it—or talk about it. The Auburn University Board of Trustees today gave the latest go-ahead to the redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner, at least the university’s side of it. The first phase of the project according to the […]

Auburn fans celebrate season by rolling Toomer’s Corner after BCS National Championship Game despite losing to Florida State

Auburn fans celebrate season by rolling Toomer’s Corner after BCS National Championship Game despite losing to Florida State

Auburn lost. What’s your point? Related: Florida State won on the field, Auburn won on the shirt. … Keep Reading: * George Wallace trading insults with hippies at Toomer’s Corner * ‘A Momma Goldberg’s menu from 1979 * What Auburn thought about Toomer’s toilet paper removal in 1979 * Florida State fraternity pledges caught attempting […]

Capitol Hill Toomer’s Oak rolled after Auburn’s miracle win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl

Capitol Hill Toomer’s Oak rolled after Auburn’s miracle win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl

Toomer’s Corner was rolled all the way down Magnolia and College and all the way to D.C. Yes, judging by the tweets, our old friend the Capitol Hill Toomer’s Oak got the business almost as quickly as the corner was covered in Auburn. For all we know, the toilet paper just spontaneously sprouted on the […]

Auburn graduate produces documentary on history of Toomer’s Corner

Auburn graduate produces documentary on history of Toomer’s Corner

Auburn resident Steven Dixon was surprised “no one had ever covered a full story on Toomer’s Corner.” So in 2011, he decided to do something about it. The 2008 Auburn graduate just finished work on Toomer’s Corner: An Auburn Family Tradition, a 44-minute documentary of the history of Toomer’s Corner two and a half years […]

Downtown Auburn bar 17-16 plants two oaks on new patio for customers to eventually roll

Downtown Auburn bar 17-16 plants two oaks on new patio for customers to eventually roll

Two oak trees were planted on the new expanded patio behind Auburn bar 17-16 Friday afternoon. You know why. “We decided after all the whole Toomer’s Corner fiasco that when we did our expansion, we’d put two trees in our new back expansion area,” says 17-16 co-owner Scott Crittenden. “We thought if they didn’t replace […]

Capitol Hill Toomer’s Oak rolled following Auburn’s win over Texas A&M

Capitol Hill Toomer’s Oak rolled following Auburn’s win over Texas A&M

Cigar aficionado Walt Austin was in DC Saturday night. When in Rome… Related: Capitol Hill Toomer’s Oak plaque finally corrected. … Keep Reading: * John Oates in a War Damn Eagle T-Shirt * Gus Malzahn, 1989 * Skyrockets in flight: Auburn cheers from 1913 * Pat Dye responds to ‘loudmouth’ allegations from 1959 * Dean […]

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