Fire guts downtown office
Fire guts downtown office

BY MICHELLE KEY | PUBLISHER MICHELLE@OPELIKAOBSERVER.COM OPELIKA – A fire broke out overnight in the building located at 13 N. 8th St. in downtown Opelika. The building housed the corporate offices of Stone Martin Builders. Firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. A call for mutual aid was put out and the Auburn Fire Department responded and helped contain the blaze.  the Lee County Emergency...

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Cheers on the Corner returns
Cheers on the Corner returns

The Auburn Downtown Merchants Association will host the 8th annual Cheers on the Corner event July 26, in downtown Auburn. This event has been a sell-out in previous years, and early tickets purchases are encouraged. Attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass and get to enjoy the tastes of downtown at more than 20 stops. Each stop will provide you with a savory bite paired with a refreshing beverage sample. Vote for your favorite Best Bite...

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Daewon America to make $46.2 million investment in Opelika
Daewon America to make $46.2 million investment in …

Expansion will create 100+ local jobs CONTRIBUTED BY CITY OF OPELIKA OPELIKA — Daewon America Inc. announced a $46.2 million investment in Opelika. The company is planning a building expansion and new manufacturing equipment to be installed in the Opelika facility, located in the Northeast Industrial Park. This investment will create 100 new jobs.“I believe everything in our local economy starts with a good paying job,” said Opelika Mayor Gary...

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Auburn Community Orchestra announces new director
Auburn Community Orchestra announces new director

CONTRIBUTED BYCITY OF AUBURN AUBURN — The Auburn Community Orchestra has appointed Dr. Russell (Rusty) Logan as the new orchestra director and conductor for the 2024-25 season.Logan is a native of Wetumpka and graduated from Wetumpka High School. He attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Science in music education and a Master of Music in trombone performance. Following this, he attended the University of Mississippi where he...

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EAMC among America’s best maternity hospitals
EAMC among America’s best maternity hospitals

One of only three Alabama hospitals to receive five-star ribbon in Newsweek ranking CONTRIBUTED BY EAH LEE COUNTY —East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) was recently featured on Newsweek’s 2024 list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals. EAMC was one of only three Alabama hospitals to receive a five-star ribbon score, the highest tier awarded based on the list’s ranking criteria.High-quality maternity care provided through pregnancy, birth and...

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Upcoming July Tax Holiday offers savings for consumers
Upcoming July Tax Holiday offers savings for consu …

CONTRIBUTED BYALABAMA RETAIL ASSOC. ALABAMA — Alabama parents can plan to take advantage of the savings associated with Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday.Alabama’s 19th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is July 19-21. This marks the eighth time the annual tax holiday will take place during the third weekend of July.From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, until midnight, Sunday, July 21, the state waives its 4% sales tax on...

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Fire guts downtown office

Fire guts downtown office

BY MICHELLE KEY | PUBLISHER MICHELLE@OPELIKAOBSERVER.COM OPELIKA – A fire broke out overnight in the building located at 13 N. 8th St. in downtown Opelika. The building housed the corporate offices of Stone Martin Builders. Firefighters were called...

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Daewon America to make $46.2 million investment in Opelika

Daewon America to make $46.2 million investment in …

Expansion will create 100+ local jobs CONTRIBUTED BY CITY OF OPELIKA OPELIKA — Daewon America Inc. announced a $46.2 million investment in Opelika. The company is planning a building expansion and new manufacturing equipment to be installed in the...

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Auburn Community Orchestra announces new director

Auburn Community Orchestra announces new director

CONTRIBUTED BYCITY OF AUBURN AUBURN — The Auburn Community Orchestra has appointed Dr. Russell (Rusty) Logan as the new orchestra director and conductor for the 2024-25 season.Logan is a native of Wetumpka and graduated from Wetumpka High School....

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Community basketball social scheduled for Aug. 1 CONTRIBUTED BY OPD OPELIKA — The Opelika Police Department...

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BARBARA LEE KRIEL

Barbara was born Oct. 12, 1944, in Joliet, Illinois, and raised in Wilmington. She was a well-loved and...

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