Tuesday, April 25, 2017

OCS board approves Speakman as new AD

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor Opelika High School’s new head football coach began Monday, and he now has an official athletic director in Erik Speakman. The...

Keep Opelika Beautiful celebrates 20 years

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Educating citizens on the importance of sustaining a clean and safe city through the methods of recycling, litter control and beautification...

Following a calling

John Richardson reflects on career that spanned 31 years By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Preventing the sale and distribution of illicit substances, as well as keeping Alabama’s...

City Council takes action to oppose Senate, House bills

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor The Opelika City Council officially opposed identical bills that are currently in the Alabama legislation at last Tuesday’s regular meeting. If passed,...

A new kind of curb appeal

Opelika Environmental Services to kick off curbside recycling campaign next month By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor Opelika Environmental Services will begin a grassroots campaign next month in...

Alabama State Council on the Arts meets in Opelika

Special to the Opelika Observer At its March 8-9 meeting in Opelika, the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) met to discuss business and other...

SUSCC holding skills seminar, job fair next month

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter Southern Union State Community College will be hosting a soft skills seminar and job fair early next month for students and...

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative could have $300 million economic impact over 10 years

Special to the Opelika Observer Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (ALHFFI) could create nearly 1,400 jobs within the state, according to a new report, Economic Impact...

Southern Union’s dual enrollment program gives students a chance to get ahead in their...

Special to the Opelika Observer On May 11, Matthew Caypless will receive an associate’s degree from Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC).  A few weeks later,...

OHS announces its next head football coach

By Morgan Bryce and D. Mark Mitchell Opelika High School has found its next head football coach. According to a press release, the school has hired...