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Remembering Nancy Parker: Devoted journalist, loving wife and mother  WSFA

Nancy Parker was a storyteller, friend, wife and mother.



Opelika High School swimmer Bradi Jones verbally commits to Arkansas  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Rising Opelika High School senior swimmer Bradi Jones verbally committed last Monday to the University of Arkansas in a Facebook ...



Opelika High School robotics team to compete in FIRST championship  Opelika Auburn News

Two years ago, Brenda Howell helped Opelika High School create a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. Now ...



Opelika High School hires Jonathan Fischer as girls track and field coach  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Jonathan Fischer has been named the new head girls track and field coach at Opelika High School. “We are excited to have ...



Opelika High Theatre Society Presents Disney's The Little Mermaid  WLTZ 38 NBC

Opelika High Theatre Society is proud to present their performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Wednesday and Thursday the group of theatre students put ...



Opelika Firework Show  WLTZ 38 NBC

The city of Opelika will hold their annual firework show Wednesday night. It's always held the night of July 3 at Opelika High School. Gates open at 4 p.m. CST ...



Randy Belyeu named new softball coach at Opelika High School  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Randy Belyeu, a 1987 graduate of Opelika High School and 6A State Championship winning softball coach, has been named ...



Opelika High School's spring athletics season comes to a close Friday following football team's scrimmage v. Valley  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika City Schools' 2018-19 school year will officially conclude Friday night at 7 p.m. with graduation ceremonies inside Bulldog ...



Teen charged after allegedly bringing a pistol to Opelika High School  WTVM

Opelika police are investigating an incident involving a student who brought a weapon to school.



Green Bay Packers release Corey Grant  AL.com

Corey Grant's NFL comeback in Green Bay ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon when the Packers cut the running back.



Opelika City Schools wraps up successful school year, reception held to honor staff, students  Opelika Observer

By Beth Pinyerd Opelika Observer. On May 21, a wonderful reception and recognition was held at Jeter Primary School to honor the teachers and personnel ...



Opelika hires Jonathan Fischer as girls track and field coach  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika High School has hired Jonathan Fischer as the girls track and field coach. Fischer, who was Beauregard High School's cross country coach, will coach ...



Opelika, Auburn high school students donate at philanthropy luncheon  Opelika Auburn News

As a collaborative effort of the Opelika High School and Auburn High School Philanthropy 101 classes, students researched a nonprofit and presented ...



Several area public high schools named tops in state by U.S. News & World Report  Opelika Auburn News

Eleven area high schools, including Auburn High School and Opelika High School, are among the Top 200 public high schools in Alabama, according to U.S. ...



Opelika High School's Wrestling Bulldogs send eight team members to state  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika High School's wrestling team participated in the 6A South Super Sectionals at Montgomery's Garrett Coliseum last Friday and ...



Opelika High School wrestlers receive All-Area recognition during break  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika City School System resumed classes this week, following their Christmas and New Years break. Opelika's wrestling team and ...



Opelika school board recognizes teachers of the year  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika City Schools board on Tuesday night recognized the school system's teachers of the year for the 2018-2019 academic year with silver platters.



PHOTOS: Opelika vs. Auburn High boys and girls basketball  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika's Claire Worth (3) is pressured by Auburn's Sara Strohmeyer (22) and Shaniya Holley in the first half. Opelika girls vs. Auburn High on Thursday, Jan.



Opelika High School basketball teams enjoying solid start to 2018-19 season  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika High School boys basketball team (6-3) completed a tough two game road trip last week. The Bulldogs started the week with a ...



SEC QBs explain what football outsiders misunderstand about them  AL.com

If you're reading these words, you've had something to say about a quarterback. They're the center of attention on a football field with 21 others. Everything runs ...



Opelika girls basketball cruises past Pelham, advances to regional semifinals  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika senior Quala Walton and her teammates stepped on their home court Monday for the last time this season in a sub-regional round showdown with ...



Greg Robinson’s perseverance pays off with pivotal role for Browns  AL.com

The former No. 2 pick is Cleveland's left offensive tackle after nearly being out of the NFL.



Opelika High School “Spirit of the South” band to perform at TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on Dec. 31  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Opelika High School's “Spirit of the South” marching band was selected earlier this year as the national guest high school band ...



Three Opelika City schools to provide free lunches for students during summer  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Through a partnership with the USDA, Opelika City Schools will be able to provide free lunches for any child up to 18 years old during ...



Parker, Royal re-elected as Opelika school board chairs  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika City Schools Board of Education chairman Patsy Boyd Parker and vice chairman J. Kevin Royal were re-elected to their positions during the board's ...



Beauregard High School's Richard Brown Sr. set to retire after 48 years  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce. Editor. Following 48 successful years of teaching and serving as its principal, Beauregard High School's Richard Brown has announced his ...



Opelika City Schools improve yearly report card scores for 2017-18 school year  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. The Opelika City School System saw its overall grade increase from a 78 to an 84 in the Alabama Department of Education's yearly ...



PHOTOS: Lee County Schools Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims  Opelika Auburn News

Beauregard High School's band performs at the Lee County Schools Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims at Opelika High School on Tuesday, March 12.



Opelika High School cheerleaders excel at recent camp  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. Opelika varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders recently attended UCA camp on the campus of Ole Miss. Throughout the week ...



PHOTOS: Opelika vs. Russell County boys basketball, Area 6 Championship  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika's Grady Bynum brings the ball up the court. Opelika boys vs. Russell County in the Area 6 championship on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Opelika High School.



Running back Corey Grant joins Green Bay Packers  AL.com

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant gets past New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones after catching a ...



Local events and closings related to Independence Day  Opelika Auburn News

The observance of Independence Day will affect daily operations in the Opelika-Auburn area in the coming days.



Opelika track and field teams enter season with 'championship mindset'  Opelika Observer

By Tyler Roush For the Opelika Observer. It has been a while since Jimmy Johnson dealt with anything less than a championship mindset on the track. With his ...



Opelika's Brantan Barnett, JaQuan Foote sign scholarships today  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce. Editor. Two accomplished Opelika High School seniors signed their collegiate scholarships today, part of the “National Signing Day” festivities ...



From studying to staging: Lee County schools deal with storm's impact  Opelika Auburn News

The power went out at Lee County Schools Superintendent Mac McCoy's home in the Salem area as a violent tornado ripped through the county last Sunday.



Opelika Middle School students win state Quiz Bowl Championship  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. A seven-member team of Opelika Middle School sixth-graders took home first place in the elementary division of the quiz bowl state ...



Chamber of Commerce holds 78th annual meeting  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika Chamber of Commerce held its 78th annual meeting on Wednesday. The event offered a chance for the chamber to celebrate the community's ...



Opelika High School names new athletic director  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Mike Pugh, former Opelika High School head basketball coach and most recently Huntington College head basketball coach, ...



Opelika to host area basketball tournament  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika High School boys and girls basketball teams will play in the finals of the area tournament championship Thursday. Both teams ...



Cities of Auburn and Opelika to host July 4 celebrations next week  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. The cities of Auburn and Opelika will be holding their traditional celebrations of America's 243rd birthday next week. Opelika's 67th ...



Opelika High School graduation – May 25, 2018  Opelika Observer

Pictured below are highlights from Opelika High School's graduation last Friday. Photos by Robert Noles. 2018-05-25 Opelika High School Graduation ...



Opelika High School names new “Bulldog Broadcast” team  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Opelika City Schools is proud to announce the new members of the Friday night football “Bulldog Broadcast” team. Van Riggs ...



Beulah hires Matt Johnson as head football coach  Opelika Auburn News

The Lee County Board of Education approved Matt Johnson as the new Beulah Bobcats football coach on Tuesday. Johnson takes over as head coach after ...



Auburn, Opelika to hold Independence Day celebrations  Opelika Auburn News

Fireworks will light up the night sky this week in honor of Independence Day.



Local basketball teams gear up for area tournaments  Opelika Auburn News

The 2018-2019 AHSAA high school basketball season has reached a pivotal point as teams transition from the regular season into area tournament play this ...



Opelika High School senior earns $40,000 scholarship from Ron Brown Scholar Program  Opelika Auburn News

Jamie Lowe has mighty special plans for his future.



Class of 1968 celebrates first steps of bringing together Darden, Opelika, high schools  Opelika Auburn News

They lived through a great divide in society between blacks and whites during the 1950s and 1960s. By their senior year of high school in 1967-68, the ...



Opelika High School names new head baseball coach  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Zach Blatt, current assistant baseball coach at Opelika High School and former member of the Auburn University baseball team, ...



OHS band 'Spirit of the South' to perform at TaxSlayer Gator Bowl  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika High School's Spirit of the South marching band is set to perform at a New Year's Eve bowl game.



UPDATED NOON THURSDAY: Police, FBI charge teen with terror threat aimed at Opelika High School  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika police and FBI agents arrested a 16-year-old suspect after receiving information Wednesday evening that he had made a threat to “shoot up OHS,” ...



Corey Grant gives back to Opelika football program  Opelika Auburn News

Corey Grant didn't think twice. Just like seeing a hole open up on the football field and cutting to it, the explosive runner made his move. Years after graduating ...



Opelika community comes together for annual Freedom Celebration  Opelika Auburn News

A little bit of rain wasn't going to ruin Opelika's Freedom Celebration on Wednesday.



PHOTOS: Selma at Opelika football | Featured  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika's Marien Warner (8) races down the sideline to the end zone after catching a pass for a touchdown in the first half. Opelika vs Selma on Friday, Sept.



Opelika school board approves property tax resolution  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika City Schools board approved a resolution to request the Lee County Commission to hold a special election on Feb. 19, 2019 for a county-wide ad ...



Opelika volleyball claims region title  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika High School volleyball team (9-5) won the area championship for the first time in more than 20 years. The Lady Bulldogs ...



Keep Opelika Beautiful's 14th annual 'Garden in the Park' slated for May 4  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. Keep Opelika Beautiful is excited to host the 14th annual “Garden in the Park” on May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Municipal Park, ...



Opelika holds ribbon cutting for new track  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika track and field team finally has a place to call home.



Farewell to 2018  Opelika Observer

By Opelika Observer Staff. During 2018, the Opelika Observer extended its news coverage in Lee County to provide readers with information and stories beyond ...



Opelika High senior receives large scholarship  WSFA

Searching for scholarships before college is something that many high school seniors know all too well, but for one senior at Opelika High School the search ...



Opelika High School announces Erik Speakman as its next head football coach  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce. Associate Editor. Longtime Opelika High School assistant coach and defensive coordinator Erik Speakman has been selected as the new ...



Knee High Foundation aims to reduce violence, boost academics, give back through sports  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Through the work of the Knee High Foundation he created in 2017, Opelika native Anthony Bryant hopes to drastically reduce violence ...



Opelika High School hosts its annual Southern Showcase Showchoir Competition tonight and Saturday  Opelika Auburn News

Ensembles of dancers and singers from within and outside the state are set to take the stage tonight and Saturday as Opelika High School hosts its annual ...



Construction continues on police, public-safety buildings  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika Police Department and Auburn Public Safety Complex construction has endured some rainy days, but officials say their respective projects are on ...



Christmas means time for family, togetherness for Opelika's Patsy Parker  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. This is the second installment of a four-part series of prominent Opelikans and their favorite Christmas memories or traditions. On behalf ...



Covington Recreation Center renaming summer basketball league in honor of 'Roc' Thomas  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer Covington Recreation Center is renaming their summer adult basketball league after Opelika native and former basketball star ...



Tina Deese joins Lee-Scott Academy as softball coach  Opelika Auburn News

Former Auburn University and Opelika High School softball coach Tina Deese has been hired as the new softball coach at Lee-Scott Academy. Deese comes to ...



Dr. Mark Neighbors speaks at 'Business over Breakfast' event  Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key Publisher. The Opelika Chamber of Commerce held their quarterly Business over Breakfast meeting last Thursday morning. Chamber President ...



Opelika High School's annual 'Spring Plant Sale' ongoing  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. Hundreds of ferns, hanging plant baskets, annuals, perennials and trays of herbs are all on display and for sale at ...



Seven students honored by AHSAA for athletic integrity, leadership  Opelika Auburn News

Superb sportsmanship among super athletes was hailed Tuesday as seven students from Opelika High School were honored by the Alabama High School ...



Opelika high school teacher helps seniors register to vote  Opelika Auburn News

As politicians were rallying in preparations toward today's special election, senior students at Opelika High School were preparing to exercise their voting rights.



Tina Deese named as next head softball coach at Lee-Scott Academy  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Lee-Scott Academy has hired former Auburn University softball coach Tina Deese. Deese was a pitcher for Florida State ...



Walmart truck drivers raise $1000 for Northside Intermediate School  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. The Opelika Transportation Office has chosen Northside Intermediate School to receive a $1,000 donation as part of Walmart's ...



Smiths Station High School to perform 'Love/Sick' Feb. 28 – March 2  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. The Smiths Station High School Department of Theatre proudly presents “Love/Sick.” In a small, quiet town, many couples ...



Opelika parties with fireworks, music, dancing and more  Opelika Auburn News

Blankets and lawn chairs were sprinkled across the campuses of Opelika High School and Southern Union State Community College on Tuesday evening for ...



Auburn, Opelika, Lee County schools receive letter grades from state's Department of Education  Opelika Auburn News

Auburn City Schools have earned a B letter grade, Opelika City Schools a C grade, and Lee County Schools a C grade in the Alabama State Department of ...



Opelika native Winston Smith T graduates from West Point  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. Cadet Winston Swift Smith T, son of Mr. and Dr. Dozier Smith T of Opelika, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25 ...



'Once a dawg, always a dawg': D.Mark Mitchell established a legacy in 37 years broadcasting Opelika athletics  Opelika Auburn News

There will be others to follow, but D.Mark Mitchell established a passionate legacy as “The Voice of the Dawgs.”



OHS Sports Roundup  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika High School football team continues to hold its spring training, which will culminate with a spring jamboree game against ...



Opelika girls cruise past Pelham to regional semifinals  Opelika Auburn News

It's postseason basketball and the Opelika girls are feeling it.



Opelika names Mike Pugh as new athletic director  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika went to a familiar face in its search for an athletic director on Thursday when former Opelika head basketball coach Mike Pugh was named to the ...



Medical Arts Pharmacy celebrates 50 years of service; founder's son follows in his footsteps  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Quality care and top-notch customer *service* are the cornerstones of Opelika's Medical Arts Pharmacy, which is celebrating its 50th year ...



Opelika freshman team defeats Benjamin Russell 28-6  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. Opelika High School's freshman football team traveled to Alexander City to battle the Benjamin Russell Wildcats in their season ...



Opelika City Council holds final meeting of 2018  Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key Publisher. Mayor Gary Fuller recognized Jessica Mills last night for her accomplishments in completing the “Triple Crown of Hiking” earlier this ...



Longtime Opelika broadcaster D. Mark Mitchell removed from his post as 'Voice of the Dawgs'  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Following a 37-year-long career covering Opelika High School athletics, D. Mark Mitchell is no longer “The Voice of the ...



'Character in Action' ceremony held last Wednesday at Lee County Justice Center  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. The Family Court of Lee County held an awards ceremony last Wednesday for members of its Characters in Action program.



Opelika Chamber of Commerce's 78th annual meeting held last week  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Hundreds of Opelika Chamber of Commerce members gathered at Opelika High School's indoor practice facility last Wednesday ...



SUPER 8 SENIOR: Cade Blackmon cherishing ‘dream come true’ at Opelika  Opelika Auburn News

Cade Blackmon rapped his knuckles on the table, as he talked about the upcoming season.



A year in review: 2018 in pictures | Featured  Opelika Auburn News

From snowfall to fireworks and everything in between, this past year had a little bit of everything.



PHOTOS: An early look inside EAMC's Spencer Cancer Center  Opelika Auburn News

East Alabama Medical Center director of facilities Jay Walters speaks during a tour at the medical center's new cancer center on Feb. 6, 2019. Pictured is one of ...



New NCAA rule prevents Auburn from signing Opelika (Ala.) football players for two years  USA TODAY High School Sports

A new piece of NCAA recruiting legislation has a direct effect on the relationship between the Auburn University football team and a prominent Alabama school.



AMEA and OPS announce 2019 scholarship winners  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. Four high school seniors from the Opelika will enroll in a four-year college/university, community college and/or vocational ...



AREA ROUNDUP: Opelika boys tennis wins sectional tournament  Opelika Auburn News

TENNIS. Opelika boys win sectional tournament. The Opelika boys tennis team won the Class 6A, Section 2 tournament with 54 points on Thursday, edging ...



Opelika officials pleased with SportsPlex connector road  Opelika Auburn News

Motorists are using the road that directly connects Interstate 85 at exit 65 to the Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatics Center, and city officials say the new road was ...



Fireworks fans have options over two nights in Opelika, Auburn  Opelika Auburn News

Families can celebrate the Independence Day holiday under the stars with food, fun and fireworks on successive nights this year, first in Opelika and then in ...



Super seniors: Class of 2018  Opelika Auburn News

The school year is coming to an end, and it's graduation season in Lee County. Some of the best and brightest members of the Class of 2018 recently shared ...



Opelika and Lee County schools to provide free lunch for children this summer  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. Beginning June 4, any child can get a free lunch at three Opelika City Schools. Carver Primary and Jeter Primary will ...



HEALTH SCORES: 2019 Lee County food-lodging health scores  Opelika Auburn News

The following are the health scores for food and lodging establishments July 14-27 as provided by the Lee County Health Department: ...



Local students are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists  Opelika Auburn News

Several teens local to the Lee County area are semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program.



Workforce development initiative underway in Opelika  Opelika Auburn News

A workforce development initiative is being pursued in Opelika, and local officials are anticipating it to benefit the local school system, industries and the city.



Opelika Songwriter's Festival releases schedule of events  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Downtown Opelika will be filled with the sounds of live music May 24 to 26 during the inaugural “Opelika Songwriter's Festival,” a ...



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