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Students in Opelika learn about new safe driving initiative  WTVM

Mike Lutzenkirchen spoke to Opelika High School students about the 43 Key Seconds initiative.



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

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



Opelika High School graduate named a 2019 Emerging Scholar  Opelika Auburn News

Gerald Griffin, an Opelika High School graduate and associate professor of biology and psychology at Hope College, has been named a 2019 Emerging ...



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 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 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 boys, girls basketball claim area tournament titles  Opelika Auburn News

It took the Opelika girls less than a full quarter on Thursday to ensure another area tournament title was on its way.



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 ...



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 ...



Opelika boys rally, down Calera in sub-regional playoff game  Opelika Auburn News

When Opelika senior Jared Willis got the ball from teammate Taye Fields with less than 10 seconds left in Tuesday's sub-regional playoff game against Calera, ...



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 ...



High school bands raise money for tornado victims  Opelika Auburn News

A Lee County Schools benefit concert for families impacted by the March 3 tornado brought in more than $4300 Tuesday night.



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 “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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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

Jamie Lowe has mighty special plans for his future.



Opelika's state title hopes dashed by Saraland; finishes season with 7-5 record  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika High School's 2018 football season ended Friday night with a 24-19 loss to Saraland in the quarterfinal round of the 6A playoffs.



Opelika High School principal says his staff has been trained as safety is top priority  WTVM

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Security is also a priority for administrators at Opelika High School as they started a new school year. The Principal of Opelika High ...



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 Cade Blackmon signs with the Samford Bulldogs  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika quarterback Cade Blackmon said he's dreamed of taking his football career to the next level since he was a little kid. On Wednesday, Blackmon got one ...



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 ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



Workforce development: Dual-enrollment option may be available to Opelika students  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika High School students may be able to pursue dual enrollment to become certified production technicians when they graduate as a result of progress ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Spring sports in full swing for Opelika City Schools system  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika City School's spring sports teams are in the middle of their season, with an eye cast toward the post season. The Opelika boys and ...



Opelika High School Student Arrested for Shooting Threat  WLTZ 38 NBC

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'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.”



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 ...



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 holds ribbon cutting for new track  Opelika Auburn News

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



PHOTOS: Killer tornado rips through Lee County, killing and injuring dozens  Opelika Auburn News

A decorated star is placed underneath a cross that was carved out of a tree stump. Lee County Road 38 on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.



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 ...



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.



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 High School students achieve finalist award in robotics competition  Opelika Auburn News

Fiona” is her name, and she holds a special place in the heart of a team known as Opelika's Greatest Robotics Engineers, or simply OGRE, at Opelika High ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Erik Speakman named Opelika's head football coach  Opelika Auburn News

Less than a day after losing a head football coach, Opelika High School has named its new one.



'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.



Heart over height: Opelika’s Austin Pitts aims for an opportunity at Alabama  Opelika Auburn News

The fight from each person to pursue his or her dreams is what keeps Austin Pitts moving forward.



$2 million at stake for Opelika City Schools in special election today  Opelika Auburn News

Zacharey Davis prefers to go beyond textbooks when it comes to learning. Planting chives inside one of the three greenhouses behind Opelika High School, ...



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.



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's Pitts to pursue walk-on sport at Alabama  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Following his breakout senior season, former Opelika High School point guard Austin Pitts has announced that he will pursue ...



Super Bowl Sunday brings back memories for area legends  Opelika Auburn News

On Wednesday, Lanett High School alum Josh Evans couldn't help but flash back 19 years when he took his family to the festivities in the lead-up to Super Bowl ...



SECMD18: South Carolina QB Jake Bentley remembers Opelika roots  WSFA

South Carolina junior quarterback Jake Bentley has enjoyed the fruits of a year and a half of SEC football experience and now looks to make big strides heading ...



Opelika reduces scope of I-85 connector project  WSFA

OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - It's back to the drawing board for a multi-million dollar roadway project in Opelika after residents express some serious concerns.



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 ...



SportsPlex connector road nears early-fall completion  Opelika Auburn News

Progress continues to be made on the city of Opelika's SportsPlex connector road project, reinforcing its expected completion by early fall, according to a city ...



Track and Field team travels to Opelika | Sports  Union Springs Herald

Bullock County Hornets Boys and Girls Track and Field teams travelled to Opelika on Saturday, March 2, 2019 to compete in the Opelika Invitational on the ...



Opelika Alabama dress code debate erupts after school bans girls from homecoming  Today.com

As many as 100 girls were turned away from their homecoming dance for wearing dresses that fell above the knee.



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 ...



Samford Football adds 15 Bulldogs for 2019 class  WBRC

The Samford football program has signed 15 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Chris Hatcher announced Wednesday.



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.



Numerous fundraisers, events raise money for injured Auburn police officer  Opelika Auburn News

A week after Auburn police officer Justin Sanders was injured in the line of duty, the local community continues to rally behind him and show its support.



Opelika girls cruise past Pelham to regional semifinals  Opelika Auburn News

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



Opelika High School Seniors Sign Academic Scholarships  WLTZ 38 NBC

Congratulations to a group of Opelika High School seniors. School administrators, family members and teachers gathered on Friday to witness these ...



Opelika High to host college and career fair  Opelika Auburn News

High School juniors and seniors will have the chance to rub elbows Tuesday night with in-state and out-of state colleges and employers at the Lee County ...



Community market celebrates 15 years  Opelika Auburn News

Members of the community came together Thursday evening to celebrate 15 years of the Community Market being a local resource to help the food-insecure ...



Opelika's tech program provides alternative opportunities for students  Opelika Auburn News

Nathanael Folds is one of many Opelika High School students who might have a plan for their futures through Co-Op, as February marks Career and Technical ...



Opelika's Nick Richardson leaves to take job at alma mater  Opelika Observer

Opelika High School's Nick Richardson is leaving after two seasons to take a job at his alma mater, Tuscaloosa County High School. Prior to joining Opelika in ...



Auburn grabs win against Opelika in battle of depth  Opelika Auburn News

It's a game that does not factor into area seeding or the playoffs, but the Opelika and Auburn rivalry still provides the telltale fireworks of a deep-seated rivalry.



Mayor recognizes local woman for Triple Crown of Hiking  Opelika Auburn News

Mayor Gary Fuller recognized three outstanding individuals at the Opelika City Council meeting on Tuesday night.



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 cruises past Niceville in spring jamboree  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika ended its spring practice by beating Niceville High School of Florida 34-14 at a jamboree game last Saturday in Troy. The Bulldogs ...



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's Cade Blackmon commits to play football for Samford  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce. Associate Editor. In a Twitter post Wednesday, Opelika High School senior quarterback Cade Blackmon announced that he has committed to ...



Dr. Elliot Knight named as ASCA's executive director  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Opelika native Dr. Elliot Knight will become the next executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Jan. 1, 2019.



OHS baseball swept by Helena to end season  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika High School's baseball season came to an end last Friday night at Bulldog Park. Helena beat Opelika in both games of the AHSAA ...



Christmas in Camelot  Opelika Observer

By Wendy Hodge For the Opelika Observer. Nothing says Christmas like stately southern homes draped in white lights and luxurious wreaths on the windows.



Six potential Auburn offensive coordinator candidates | Featured  Opelika Auburn News

Auburn is searching for a new offensive coordinator for 2019. Former Tigers OC Chip Lindsey was officially named the next offensive coordinator at Kansas on ...



New NCAA rule will block Auburn from signing Opelika High football players for 2 years  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika High School has a history of sending football players down the road to Auburn University.



Opelika community mourns high school senior  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika High School senior Carly Parker, whose battle with cancer touched the heart of the Opelika community, lost her battle Thursday night. Parker fought the ...



Our View: The good, the bad, and the ugly at school; we still have work to do  Opelika Auburn News

Our community was anxiously flustered by headlines this week about local students taken into custody for threatening school violence; this in the wake of yet ...



Opelika native, diver Conner Pruitt wins Georgia Diving Invitational tournament last weekend  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. Opelika High School alum and Auburn University diver Conner Pruitt scored a meet-high 77.55 on his final dive to claim the ...



Opelika High Theatre Society starts fall season with ‘Peter Pan’  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika High School Theatre Society kicked off the fall season Sunday with a community performance of the Broadway musical “Peter Pan” at the Opelika ...



Opelika High Theatre Society to perform "The Civil War" musical on Saturday  Opelika Auburn News

Hardships from the Civil War were given life on stage inside the Opelika Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday as students engaged in a dress rehearsal for ...



Dream Day Foundation to hold its first Black Male Summit on Saturday  Opelika Auburn News

Building positive futures through positive interactions. This uplifting outlook is being well-embraced by Opelika High School students as they plan to attend an ...



Opelika City Board of Education recognizes teachers of the year  Opelika Observer

By Donna Williamson. For the Opelika Observer. Members of the Opelika City Schools' Board of Education recognized the teachers of the year and presented ...



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 ...



Macon County schools to remain closed until threat situation is resolved, sheriff says  Opelika Auburn News

All Macon County schools were closed Monday due to a social media threat against the school system, and Sheriff Andre Brunson said they will remain closed ...



Opelika remembers Carly Parker  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Opelika High School senior Carly Parker passed away last Thursday night at Children's Hospital in Birmingham due to ...



New NCAA recruiting rule prevents Auburn from signing Opelika football players for 2 years  AL.com

As a result of a new NCAA rule, Auburn can't sign any football players from nearby Opelika High School for two years because it hired the school's former head ...



Opelika exits postseason with doubleheader loss to Helena in second round of Class 6A playoffs  Opelika Auburn News

The Dawgs' defense did everything in its power to keep Opelika in the playoffs. Ultimately, the bats were held relatively quiet and the Bulldogs' postseason run ...



Lawyers fighting for two sentenced to life without parole as juveniles  Opelika Auburn News

Bruce Wilkerson was 17-years-old and a senior at Opelika High School in September, 2002, when he and two older friends were charged with a crime spree that ...



20 area players named to ASWA All-State baseball teams  Opelika Auburn News

At the conclusion of the high school baseball season, 20 area players and one coach have been recognized as members in various classes of the Alabama ...



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