Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rodeo tour barrels into Opelika

By Rebekah Martin Assistant Editor  The 2nd annual Bulls, Bands and Barrels tour will be stampeding into Lee County Aug. 9. Sponsored by Ole South Entertainment, owner...

Opelika High Theater Society makes it 2016-17 debut

  by Morgan Bryce The Opelika High Theatre Society will open its 2016-17 season tonight, as they perform an adaptation of Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book...

OHS Theatre Society performs ‘The Mousetrap’

By Rebekah Martin Assistant Editor   The Opelika High School Theatre Society kicked off the new semester with its rendering of the longest running play in London theater...

Art from the heart

Scarlet and Gold launches Give Grace campaign, raises money for infertility awareness By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor What does it mean to give grace? Megan Smalley has...

Making the right call: Jeff Hilyer officiates football at high school, collegiate levels

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer Officiating football has been Jeff Hilyer’s “hobby” for 35 years. On the high school level, he has been a registered official...

How Opelika came about

By Fred Woods Editor Opelika first appeared on a map in 1733. Shown on DeCranay’s map in that year it was spelled “Oppillaka.” The word reportedly...

Side Track opens in downtown Opelika

By Anna-Claire Terry Staff Reporter Two college students, David Bazilia and Buddy Foster, turned a dream into reality on April 20 when they opened Side Track...

Isn’t she lovely?

Opelika woman wins title of 2014 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home     By Alison James Associate Editor Taking the crown and sash is the dream of many a girl...

Roads remain major county issue

By Fred Woods Editor The agenda item said “Set Work Session on Road Paving.” Sounded pretty straight-forward but after a ten minute diatribe by Commissioner Harris...