Saturday, June 24, 2017

Soul singer

Former singer talks success, discovering a calling By Rachel King Opelika Observer Oscar Toney,  Jr. is a living, breathing embodiment of a simpler time: a time when...

County prepares to begin Courthouse Annex

By Fred Woods Editor The Courthouse Annex Project took two small but necessary steps forward at last week’s county commission meeting as commissioners (1) authorized a...

Feeding our children

By Fred Woods Editor Opelika City Schools are participating in the 2017 Summer Feeding Program to provide area youth 18 years old and younger a free...

‘Flags for Vets’ pays it forward

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Flags for Vets, a non-profit organization founded by Opelika native and former U.S. Marine Jamie Popwell, is dedicated to honoring the...

Opelika Theatre Company to put on ‘Steel Magnolias’

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter The Opelika Theatre Company will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic “Steel Magnolias” with eight shows in June. Written by...

Older Americans; Village Values helps them grow old at home

By Fred Woods Editor Today’s older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence and passion. Aging today is about eliminating outdated perceptions about the elderly...

A solemn remembrance

City of Opelika honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day with event at City Hall By Morgan Bryce and Rachel King Opelika...

Planning approves new hotel, Cajun market

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter The Opelika Planning Commission granted a conditional use request for the construction of a new hotel during its meeting last Tuesday. The...

Opelika Chiefs prepare for playoffs

By Fred Woods Editor The Opelika Chiefs finished the regular season with a 9-1 record, tied with the Prattville Patriots, also 9-1, for first place in...

Board of Education recognizes retirees

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer The Opelika City Schools’ Board of Education honored its retirees at a ceremony held on Tuesday afternoon at Jeter Primary School. Dr....