Funeral for Toomer’s Oaks

Two years ago a crazed Alabama football fan poisoned two 130-year-old oak trees on the campus of rival Auburn University. I blogged about it at the time, trying to explain the unbelievable passion college football inspires in the Southeast, and expressing my disgust at anyone who would kill something older than any living human for such a ridiculous reason.This saga is coming to a close. Last month Harvey Updyke pled guilty to “criminal damage to an agricultural facility,” which is a felony. … [Read more...]


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