Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Miles Thomas inducted into Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Miles Thomas, the founder and former owner of Opelika’s well-known Thomas Pharmacy, is now a member of the Alabama Pharmacy Hall...

‘Old Mill’ features fondly in Opelika memories

By Fred Woods Editor Before Opelika was ‘a railroad town’ it was a cotton town with gins and warehouses along the two rail lines and a...

Virtual reality arcade to open downtown

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter How would it feel to throw the game-winning pass in a Super Bowl? Explore Mars? Or run away from a horde...

Welcome to the new Opelika Observer website

The new Opelika Observer site launched Sept. 23, with a bold new user experience and additional content. The Observer's new site includes many new features...

22nd biannual ‘Wine on the Tracks’ slated for Oct. 7

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter The 22nd biannual Wine on the Tracks event, presented by Opelika Main Street, will be held on Oct. 7. Pam Powers-Smith, OMS...

Jesse Seroyer reflects on a lifetime of law enforcement

By Kris Martins Opelika Observer Jesse Seroyer, Jr. remembers watching police officers as a young boy and dreaming of becoming one of them. But there was...

Granny’s Southern Cooking to open in former Tyler’s Restaurant building

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor The mystery of which establishment would fill the former Tyler's Restaurant building on Geneva Street was solved yesterday after a new...

Massive fire at abandoned textile mill on First Avenue

  Fire crews from Opelika and Auburn responded to a massive fire early Tuesday afternoon at the old Opelika Manufacturing Building on First Avenue and...

Restoring Whispering Oaks

Century-old Opelika landmark undergoing renovations By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter The Whispering Oaks house on Geneva Street is getting a face lift. In its history, the house...

Reid Pope to retire Oct. 31

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Opelika Sportsplex Director Reid Pope is retiring Oct. 31, after nearly 43 years of working with Opelika’s Parks and Recreation Department. Pope...