Saturday, September 23, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Who are we?

Dear Editor, I’m an Alabamian - born and raised.  I’ve lived 40 of my 53 years here.  I want to be a proud Alabamian –...

Letter to the Editor: Lee County jeopardy: What is a bond?

Dear Editor, Since the Commission and its Chairman have declined to explain why the County Engineer was un-bonded for nearly five years, a requirement of...

Op-Ed: Opelika needs broadband, here’s why

By Gary Fuller Mayor of Opelika Editor's note: The Observer has published several letters to the editor critical of city-owned and operated fiber optics systems and...

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...

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...