Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Our view: Practice work zone safety

Do you slow down when driving in areas where people are working as the roads signs ask you? Many drivers don’t, to their regret. It...

Our view: Socialistic republic of Alabama?

We don’t often editorialize about matters outside Opelika and Lee County, but every man, woman and child in Alabama needs to be aware of...

Our view: Career expo represents invaluable experience for students

The Observer participated in the first annual Career Expo held by the East Alabama Workforce Investment Network at Auburn University on Tuesday. Eighth grade...

Our view: Don’t forget to vote

Our government was set up to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It was founded on the...

Noise ordinance: the good, the bad, the ugly

By Fred Woods Editor Who among us has not been annoyed by loud noises emanating from radios in cars on the street, from late-night parties down...

Our view: recycling program reduction is a crying shame

“Recycling Works in East Alabama.” Or so says the radio advertisement of the East Alabama Recycling Partnership. But apparently not in the city of...

Our view: In memoriaum of two of the best

Last week was not a good week for the Opelika Observer family. We lost two of our owners. Worse yet, we – along with...

Our view: Support those with autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 68 children are affected by it. It occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic...

Our view: Government of the people, for the people, by the people?

“Government of the people, for the people, by the people.” Remember these words, guys and gals? Remember something else, too. Think about: “Oh what a tangled web...

Our View- Thanks to all for participation in Fans’ Favorite 15

Ever since the ancient Greeks began those organized games in Olympia in the eighth century, B.C., public bodies have recognized the importance of sports...