It’s a birthday party, and you’re invited —
BY ANITA STIEFEL
OPELIKA — It’s our birthday, but we’re bringing the gifts!
The public is invited to join The Observer in celebrating its 15th birthday throughout the day on Monday, Oct. 30.
Stop by the office, located at 223 S. 8th St. in downtown Opelika, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to pick up some swag, have a bowl of chili with cornbread and enjoy a slice of birthday cake.
The Observer was originally founded in 2008 by a group of local businessmen and women that saw a need for a weekly paper that was focused on Opelika news.
Michelle Key took over as editor in August 2017 and became owner of the newspaper on Jan. 1, 2018.
Under her leadership, the company has expanded its publishing portfolio. In addition to The Observer, Key Media began publishing LIVE Lee magazine in 2020, Neighborhood Tour Homes and Real Estate, a monthly real estate guide, in 2021 and a weekly podcast, The Lee County Listener, in October 2022.
Key said that she is excited to see what the next 15 years brings.