Veteran local newspaper publisher and journalist Paul Davis passed away Sunday night after a short illness.
Davis, 74, was owner/publisher of the Auburn Bulletin and Tuskegee News from 1983 until 1998, and worked as a veteran columnist for the Opelika-Auburn News through 2009. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and is a recipient of the Alabama Press Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Davis was an old-school investigative journalist who exposed neglect and abuse of mentally handicapped patients in Alabama hospitals. He also uncovered shady practices among the Auburn University Board of Trustees.
He never shied away from any story and didn’t really care how powerful the subjects of his columns and stories.thought they were.
Rest in Peace, Paul.