OPD steals the show at Burger Wars
OPD steals the show at Burger Wars

Wins Tailgater’s Crowd Favorite for third year in a row OPELIKA — Members of the Opelika Rotary Club have hosted the annual Burger Wars event in historic downtown Opelika for the past decade, and from the start, Burger Wars was a hit with both grillers wanting to show off their best burgers and hungry crowds that would purchase tasting tickets and attempt to sample as much as possible. Aside from being a fierce food competition, Burger Wars is...

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Juneteenth events planned in Auburn, Opelika
Juneteenth events planned in Auburn, Opelika

BY ANITA STIEFEL AND KADIE VICKTHE OBSERVER LEE COUNTY — There will be several events to commemorate Juneteenth this year, starting with Auburn’s third annual celebration and a family fun day in Opelika this weekend, as well as Opelika’s Juneteenth on the Square next weekend.Auburn’s Juneteenth Parade is set for Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. The parade will begin at Boykin Center and end at Drake Middle School. This is a free, family-friendly...

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After 50 years in business, Opelika’s Western Sizzlin’ closes doors
After 50 years in business, Opelika’s Western Si …

BY ANITA STIEFELANITAS@OPELIKAOBSERVER.COM OPELIKA — It was in 1974 that the J. Harvey Hill family opened Opelika’s Western Sizzlin’ and 50 years later the restaurant has closed its doors for good.Operations Director James Cooper said he and owner Jimmy Hill decided it was time to retire.“About a year and a half to two years ago, we came to the understanding that we needed to quit putting money into the building,” Cooper said. “It was old and...

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The Taylor downtown now pre-leasing for fall occupancy
The Taylor downtown now pre-leasing for fall occup …

CONTRIBUTED BY AREY GROUP OPELIKA — The Taylor, the first luxury multifamily development in Opelika’s historic downtown, is officially open for pre-leasing. The opening date is currently projected for Q3 2024.The desirable location in the heart of the historic downtown will offer a sophisticated living option for residents who prefer a walkable community at their front door. Located at 411 South 10th Street, there will be 198 one, two and three...

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Community Champions honored at Midsummer Market
Community Champions honored at Midsummer Market

CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPELIKA — At last weekend’s Midsummer Market, held at Heritage House in Opelika, business owners Valarie Canady and Dani Nelson honored fellow citizens with the second annual Community Champion Awards.This year the awards focused on veterans who have brought their training and commitment to country to Opelika, “individuals whose volunteer efforts transcended just a thank you,” according to a press release. The...

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Martial arts school to host ‘Dad’s Day’ event promoting family safety
Martial arts school to host ‘Dad’s Day’ even …

Proceeds to benefit Women’s Hope Family Clinic BY KADIE VICK | FOR THE OBSERVER OPELIKA — Red Wolf School of Martial Arts is hosting a Dad’s Day event on June 16 to help teach local families how to protect each other against harmful situations. The event costs $25 and registration ends on June 13.“The reason that we wanted to do something special for families is because we had noticed that in Auburn there were a couple of situations in which...

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After 50 years in business, Opelika’s Western Sizzlin’ closes doors

After 50 years in business, Opelika’s Western Si …

BY ANITA STIEFELANITAS@OPELIKAOBSERVER.COM OPELIKA — It was in 1974 that the J. Harvey Hill family opened Opelika’s Western Sizzlin’ and 50 years later the restaurant has closed its doors for good.Operations Director James Cooper said he and owner...

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The Taylor downtown now pre-leasing for fall occupancy

The Taylor downtown now pre-leasing for fall occup …

CONTRIBUTED BY AREY GROUP OPELIKA — The Taylor, the first luxury multifamily development in Opelika’s historic downtown, is officially open for pre-leasing. The opening date is currently projected for Q3 2024.The desirable location in the heart of...

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Community Champions honored at Midsummer Market

Community Champions honored at Midsummer Market

CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPELIKA — At last weekend’s Midsummer Market, held at Heritage House in Opelika, business owners Valarie Canady and Dani Nelson honored fellow citizens with the second annual Community Champion Awards.This year the...

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Opelika Sports | June 13, 2024 BY D. MARK MITCHELL OPINION — The Alabama High School Athletic Association...

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