Thursday, July 27, 2017

Opelika’s National Night Out slated for Aug. 1

By Rachel King Opelika Observer The City of Opelika along with local organizations will sponsor the 34th National Night Out (NNO) against crime and drugs Aug....

Lee County CASA speaks out for children in juvenile court

By Rachel King Opelika Observer Since 2011, Lee County CASA has been providing another voice for children who are facing issues that will go before a...

Ward 1 to hold outdoor movies

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor In an effort to promote neighborhood pride in Ward 1, Councilwoman Patsy Jones will use $3,500 from her discretionary budget to...

‘Downtown Opelika Loves You Back Week’ to begin Monday

By Rachel King Opelika Observer Opelika Main Street is marking the end of summer by hosting the second-annual Downtown Opelika Loves You Back Week, an appreciation...

Opelika’s CDBG program rebuilds homes, lives

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Since 2000, a federal funding program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development called the ‘Community Development Block Grant’...

Career Expo scheduled for Sept. 14-15

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor Thousands of eighth grade students are expected to converge on the Opelika campus of Southern Union State Community College during the...

OMS teacher hones Holocaust knowledge to share with students

By Fred Woods Editor Reportedly, General (later president) Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking to media correspondents just before they were allowed to visit the first of the...

Keeping it ‘reel’

Local couple owns and operates bait and tackle shop for two decades By Rachel King Opelika Observer Pepperell Parkway is one of Opelika’s most commercialized locations but...

Remembering the history of the Gingerbread House

By Ann Cipperly Opelika Observer Editor’s Note: Last week we printed the first of a two-part story about Opelika’s Gingerbread House and the people who have...

County begins to resolve land ownership question

By Fred Woods Editor The Lee County Commission took the first steps to resolve the disputed ownership of a one-lane portion of Lee Road 425 that...