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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.



Elaine Burton named to city's historic preservation commission  Opelika Observer

By Robert Noles Photojournalist. During last Tuesday's Opelika City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Fuller announced his nomination of Elaine Burton to the city's ...



Samford football announces 15 signees for 2019 class  AL.com

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



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

Jamie Lowe has mighty special plans for his future.



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



Beauregard High locked down Thursday in unconfirmed report of gun at school  Opelika Auburn News

UPDATED: 2:50 P.M. THURSDAY. Beauregard High School students are being released from the school after it was locked down following an unconfirmed ...



3 more added to Chip Lindsey’s Troy staff  WSFA

While his on-field staff is complete, Troy head football coach Chip Lindsey is still making additions to his off-field team.



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'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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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,” ...



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 ...



'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.”



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 ...



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 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 holds ribbon cutting for new track  Opelika Auburn News

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



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 High’s Jake Bentley embracing role as veteran at South Carolina  Opelika Auburn News

Jake Bentley got all too accustomed to hearing about how young he was.



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 ...



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.



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 art student receives local, state and national recognition  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. Her portraits are so well sketched and life like, they seem like a photograph. But they're not. They are painstakingly ...



Two concert series begin in Opelika this week  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika Parks and Recreation will be bringing the tunes to go along with visits to the park this summer.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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.



Opelika keeps season alive with win over Northridge  Opelika Auburn News

It wouldn't be the postseason without some drama and controversy. Opelika led from the bottom of the opening frame until the final pitch, but Saturday's Game 3 ...



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 ...



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.



$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, ...



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 ...



Opelika handles Bessemer City, will face Saraland Friday in quarterfinals of 6A Playoffs  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika High School (7- 4) defeated Bessemer City (7-5) 42-26 last Friday in the second round of the AHSAA State 6A football playoffs.



The elf is back! George the elf returns to Opelika for Christmas  Opelika Auburn News

In a community near Lee-Scott Academy, an elf named George visits each year around Christmas time.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Building positive futures through positive interactions.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Four area high school seniors receive fine arts scholarships  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. The Arts Association of East Alabama (AAEA) presented its Fine Arts and Visual Arts Scholarships last Tuesday to four ...



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 ...



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.



66th annual 'Freedom Celebration' slated for July 3  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. The 66th annual “Freedom Celebration,” hosted by the Opelika Parks and Recreation Department, will be held July 3 at ...



Opelika's Caleb Ross resigns as head football coach  Opelika Auburn News

After a one-year stint with Opelika High School, Caleb Ross has resigned as the head football coach, according to the high school.



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 ...



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's Erik Speakman among coaches selected for 59th North-South All-Star football game  Opelika Auburn News

MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for the upcoming 59th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game have been selected. The two teams comprised ...



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 ...



Morgan Bryce named editor of Observer  Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key Editor. The Opelika Observer announced the promotion of Morgan Bryce to the position of Editor during their 10th anniversary celebration last ...



Opelika senior Jamie Lowe recieves prestigious Ron Brown Scholarship  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. In the halls of Opelika High School he's known as “Mr. President,” but now senior Jamie Lowe is also known as a Ron ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



Panthers look to rebound in year one of Glisson era  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Seeking to grow and improve daily is the goal of first-year Smiths Station High School Coach Mike Glisson and his Panther ...



LATEST UPDATE: Officials arrest 16-year-old in connection with clown threats  Opelika Auburn News

Lee County officials arrested a 16-year-old Beauregard High School female student in connection to the early morning clown threats made to Beauregard and ...



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 ...



Former AU softball coach denied use of Auburn, Opelika park facilities  Opelika Auburn News

The cities of Auburn and Opelika recently declined to move forward with contracts to allow former Auburn University head softball coach Clint Myers and his two ...



UPDATED WITH ID: Driver dies in single-vehicle crash into utility pole Thursday morning  Opelika Auburn News

LOACHAPOKA – An Opelika man was killed in a single-vehicle crash into a utility pole Thursday morning in downtown Loachapoka.



Opelika student being disciplined for social media threat  Opelika Auburn News

A student is in trouble with school officials and police continue to investigate after a social media threat was made against Opelika High School, according to ...



Opelika City Schools rolls out new technology, programs  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika City Schools has been adding some new technology teachers can use in their classrooms to enhance the learning experience for their students who are ...



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 ...



Police reports from Nov. 19  Opelika Auburn News

Lee County Sheriff's Office. > Second-degree theft of property was reported in the 19000 block of Highway 280 East in Smiths Station. > Second-degree theft of ...



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 ...



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 ...



Movers and bakers: Cakeitecture relocates to downtown Opelika  Opelika Auburn News

Downtown Opelika visitors may smell a whiff of sugar in the air as they walk down South Eighth Street. Cakeitecture Bakery recently moved from its home of ...



Hunting dogs stolen, man convicted for theft, and owner wants them back  Opelika Auburn News

A Waverly man was convicted Wednesday on felony charges for the theft of beagle dogs, which are popular hunting dogs as well as pets.



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.



Popular food delivery service comes to Auburn-Opelika community  Opelika Auburn News

Popular Southeastern food delivery *service* Waitr plans to expand its services to the Auburn-Opelika community following a series of successful launches in the ...



Five OHS basketball players selected to play in Georgia-Alabama All Star Game on March 16  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Five Opelika High School senior boys and girls basketball players have been selected to participate in Friday's ...



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 ...



Eight area softball, baseball teams selected among top 10 teams in ASWA All-State Poll  Opelika Auburn News

The next to last ASWA All-State rankings have been released with three softball and five baseball teams from the area having been voted into the top 10 in their ...



Opelika baseball advances to second round of playoffs  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika High School baseball team (22-13) defeated Northridge in a best-of-three series last weekend to advance to the second round ...



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 ...



Jake Bentley goes from Opelika High star to face of South Carolina football  Opelika Auburn News

Jake Bentley has faced opposing teams and opposing pass-rushers, thrown touchdowns and interceptions, played in high school playoff games and college ...



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 ...



Notasulga man turns himself in on animal abuse charge  Opelika Auburn News

A Notasulga man who was wanted for animal abuse involving three adult dogs and seven puppies turned himself in on Thursday.



Two Auburn city school teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year title  Opelika Auburn News

Two Auburn city school teachers were recently chosen as candidates for Alabama's Teacher of the Year. More than 170 teachers applied for the honor and ...



Popular sandwich franchise Which Wich expands to Auburn  Opelika Auburn News

Eight months after opening their first location, brother and sister Jeff Glasscock and Robin Rudder are set to bring another Which Wich location to the area in ...



Woodland Hills shooting case heads to grand jury  Opelika Auburn News

Twenty-six-year-old Demetrious A. Newell Jr., of Cusseta, was already facing a murder charge in an unrelated case when he was charged again with murder in ...



Free Thanksgiving meals to be served at the Harvest Thrift Super Center  Opelika Auburn News

Harvest Evangelism welcomes the community to partake in a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon inside the white- and red-striped tent ...



Opelika's Erik Speakman gears his program for big 2018 season  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Heading into the 2018 football season, excitement abounds for Opelika High School's Erik Speakman as he prepares for his ...



Opelika baseball, basketball teams gearing for summer  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. The Opelika High School athletics department was quiet last week. Student-athletes had the week off since school ended. The basketball ...



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