Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Opelika icon dies on 102nd birthday

By Ann Cipperly Opelika Observer  Eleanor Harris was a woman ahead of her time and accomplished more in her lifetime than many women combined.  She made...

Bridge over rocky waters – local teenager earns Eagle Scout pin with construction project

By Auburn Terry Junior Reporter Opelika’s Wood Duck Heritage Preserve recently received its newest addition to the land: a bridge built by Opelika’s own Will McDonough. McDonough,...

City, state continue work on Frederick Road

By Cliff McCollum News Editor  The Alabama Department of Transportation started placing asphalt pavement on the new lanes constructed on Frederick Road this week, making another...

More than just a laugh – Jody Fuller uses comedy to spread awareness

By Alison James Associate Editor “Early on they were just jokes/stories about stuttering, just to get a laugh. That’s all it was for – just to...

Finding a fix for spay/neuter problem

Special to the Opelika Observer Every community, every county, every state has homeless dogs and cats. Most of these, an estimated 6-8 million animals each...

Turning the page – Gnu’s Room bookstore starts new chapter

By Cliff McCollum News Editor  For several months, a treasure trove for fans of the printed word has set up shop in downtown Opelika, but few...

Commission considers controversial rezoning

By Alison James Associate Editor “We are trying too hard to build it back up to where it needs to be. I certainly don’t want liquor...