Saturday, September 23, 2017

Planning commission approved conditional use request

By Morgan Bryce Staff Reporter The Opelika Planning Commission granted a conditional use request at its Sept. 27 meeting to local business owner Lynn Brown, who...

Closing in: Deadline to register, apply for absentee voting is Oct. 24

By Greg Markley Political Reporter Ann Bennett, a member of the Board of Registrars for Lee County, recalls times when her mother refused to vote absentee....

Lee County Commission approves FY2017 budget

By Fred Woods Editor Last week the Lee County Commission approved a total FY2017 budget of $39.8 million, 0.9 percent less than last year. The more...

Gibson-Pitts secures Ward 2 council seat in runoff election

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor Tiffany Gibson-Pitts defeated opponent Oscar Penn for the Opelika City Council Ward 2 seat with 63 percent of the vote in...

Mayor, city council celebrate Character Day in Opelika

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor Mayor Gary Fuller named Sept. 22  “Character Day” in Opelika at last week’s city council meeting. Opelika has been a city...

Absentee voting for Nov. 8 election ongoing

Special to the Opelika Observer The anticipated voter turnout for this upcoming presidential election is projected to be significant. Voters who need to cast their vote...

Inside the Statehouse

Folks, I have been observing and participating in the legislative process for over 50 years. Lest you think I am real old, I started...

Lovvorn wins House District 79 primary

By Greg Markley Political Reporter Joe Lovvorn,  Auburn businessman and battalion fire chief, captured the Republican nomination for state representative in District 79 last Tuesday. He...

Car Tech, LLC to invest $44 million, bring 45 jobs to Opelika

By Rebekah Martin Associate Editor The Opelika City Council held a special meeting last week and announced a new industry will be coming to Opelika. Car...

County seeks AG opinion on property transfer

By Fred Woods Editor On the advice of the county attorney, the Lee County Commission is seeking an Attorney General’s opinion before transferring the County Board...