Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Opelika man shares memories of Hurricane Katrina experience

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Two days before Hurricane Katrina was supposed to make landfall, Opelika resident and New Orleans native Blair Irvin remembers peering into...

Play based on Henry Stern featured at festival

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor A little bit of Opelika made its way to the stage at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., last weekend when a...

Duk Dadi’s opens on Pepperell Parkway

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Craving Southern-style seafood and fixings at an affordable price? Look no further than Opelika’s newest take-out restaurant/fresh fish market, Duk Dadi’s. The...

‘Ice Cream with a Hero’ social to be held Sept. 12

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Strengthening the bond of Opelika’s special needs and first-responder communities will be the focal point of the Ice Cream with a...

Braveheart to begin Sept. 11

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor Expressions of a BraveHeart, a fine arts program that offers art, music and dance classes to people who have moderate to...

Mayor’s Monthly Message: September

By Gary Fuller Hello Opelika!   For those of you who know me, you are probably aware that I detest litter. Litter is a huge dilemma and...

Commission proclaims September Gynecological Cancer Awareness month

By Fred Woods Opelika Observer In their regular meeting Aug. 28, the Lee County Commission granted an easement to a proposed residential development on Lee Road...

Dog pound program helps students sniff out success

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter   Two years ago, the Opelika Learning Center introduced a new program called the Dog Pound, an initiative designed to incentivize regular...

Opelika Middle Schooler leading bottled water drive Monday

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Opelika Middle School student Ashleigh Pitts is leading a bottled water drive Monday called ‘Hearts 2 Houston’, and supplies will be...

Road closure notice

Special to the Opelika Observer A contractor for the City of Opelika and Opelika Utilities is planning a short-term road closure and detour to replace...