Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Opinion: Extending Opelika’s internet fiber should wait

By Alan Seals * Since the end of the Great Recession, just twenty counties generated half of the new businesses and the better part of...

Letter to the Editor: Thankful for Opelika

Dear Editor, Three days before this past Christmas (2016) we came through Opelika on our way to South Carolina to spend Christmas. We were traveling...

‘Unonimous’ installation of AU’s 19th president

By John Sophocleus For the Observer I observed installation of Steven Leath as AU’s 19th President at the University Ballroom March 20th.  AU’s Board of Trustees...

Letter to the Editor: Finding another way

Dear Editor, Alabama lawmakers are desperate to fund the basic needs of our state, especially now that the BP money has been exhausted. I have...

Letter to the Editor: The EPA’s new chief

Dear Editor, This relates to the recent AP report that the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated: “the (agency’s) new chief ....

Opinion: Why we should stop denying homelessness in Auburn/Opelika

By Julie Spear I know what a lot of people reading this are thinking: “we don’t have a homelessness problem in our area”. I’m writing...

Editorial: Spend spring break in Alabama’s state parks

Now is the time that we are beckoned outdoors by warmer temperatures, springtime blossoms and a break from school. This time of year, there’s...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to Rep. Mike Rogers

Dear Editor, I wrote an open letter to Congressman Mike Rogers. It is below: Dear Congressman Mike Rogers, On Monday, I telephoned your office to find out...

Letter to the Editor: Ross Cemetery on India Road dealing with ‘dumping’

Dear Editor, The Lee County Cemetery Preservation Commission  (LCCPC) was created by the Alabama Legislature to rescue and preserve old, untended and imperiled cemeteries in...

Letter to the Editor: Urge your elected officials to address climate change

Dear Editor: On February 8, several representatives of the Climate Leadership Council, who are high ranking Republican statesmen from previous administrations, met with White House...