Monday, September 25, 2017

Local pastor collects shoes for needy in Mexico

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Opelika pastor Rick Hagans embarked on his 24th annual walk to collect shoes last Saturday, a 400-plus mile trek across Wyoming. Hagans...

Ag Discovery adventure set for Sept. 23

By Maggie Lawrence Alabama Cooperative Extension System The sixth annual Ag Discovery Adventure is set for Sept. 23, at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter, Alabama, just off I-85....

Hops. Home Brew Workshop to be held Sept. 20

By Fred Woods Opelika Observer Want to start up your own craft brewery? Just make your own beer for yourself and your friends? Learn to grow...

Lee County Commission meeting cancelled

By Fred Woods Opelika Observer The Lee County Commission first rescheduled, then cancelled its regular second Monday monthly meeting. On Sept. 10, a decision was made...

Restaurant review: Susie K’s

Growing up in Salem, Opelika’s southerly neighbor, homecooked meals were a way of life in the Bryce household. My family’s cooking incorporates a lot of...

Opelika School Board approves $54-million budget

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer The Opelika City Schools’ Board of Education approved a proposed $54 million budget at its September meeting. The starting equity balance...

Local girl represents Down syndrome awareness campaign

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter This weekend, the smiling face of 2-year-old Jordan Alexander will light up Times Square. Jordan, the daughter of Opelika Police Department Sgt....

Opelika Animal Hospital running hurricane-relief program

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter The Opelika Animal Hospital is leading collection efforts of pet food and supplies for animals affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Judy...

City Council grants West Frazer tax abatement for $92 million expansion

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor The Opelika City Council unanimously approved a tax abatement agreement for West Frazer Timber Company at last week’s regular meeting.The company,...

Opelikans open hearts, homes to Irma evacuees

By Wendy Hodge Opelika Observer While the southeast braces for Hurricane Irma and the tornadoes that may accompany it, Opelika has opened its homes and businesses...