Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
It is good news if you live in the city of Auburn.
The results of the 2013 Citizen Survey were presented Tuesday to the Council by the ETC Institute.
The Citizen Survey is the City's annual report card where residents can share opinions on how the city is doing providing city services.
Surveys were mailed to 1,500 random homes and 675 people responded.
The City of Auburn exceeds the national average in 57 areas with 49 areas significantly above average.
The top two areas residents feel the most confident about is the Public Safety Department and the quality of public schools.
"Overall the City of Auburn is one of the best performing cities in the entire country. Our firm does work with over 600 cities and counties nationwide and Auburn is in the top ten percent of all the cities with regard to the performance of city services," explains Vice President of ETC Institute, Chris Tatham.
One area that council was surprised about was the perception of the value received from the taxes and fees Auburn residence pay.
75 percent of people approve of how their taxes dollars are being spent.
Two areas that the city is recommended to continue to prioritize are the flow of traffic and maintenance of city streets and facilities.
The citizen survey plays a key role in the formulation of the future budget and project priorities.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.