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Opelika High student charged with carrying a concealed weapon at school  Opelika Auburn News

A 15-year-old Opelika High School student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after being found in possession of a firearm.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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, ...



'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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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's Zach Blatt hopes to build on established legacy of baseball program as the new head coach  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika baseball has developed a proud tradition of excellence and has now turned to one of its own that helped establish that standard to help lead the ...



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 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.



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 ...



SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 from Week 13  AL.com

Ten numbers about the 13th week of the SEC's 2018 football season.



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 ...



$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.



Opelika blows by Selma to open region play with win  Opelika Auburn News

Call it a weight off the shoulders. Opelika scored on its opening drive of the night, fired back after letting up an early counterpunch, then powered its way past ...



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'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 Calera 30-10  Opelika Observer

By D. Mark Mitchell. Opelika High School (3-4 overall, 3-1 in region play) defeated Calera 30-10 last Friday night in the first-ever meeting between the two ...



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 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 ...



Student's art and writing shine in Opelika High School's 'Perspective' magazine  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. Thought provoking prose, heart tugging poetry, beautiful artwork and breathtaking photographs, all by students – that's ...



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 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 ...



Opelika drops final two games of East Alabama Classic  Opelika Auburn News

After a fantastic showing on the first day of the East Alabama Classic, the Opelika Bulldogs were unable to carry over that same success into the second day.



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.



Auburn earns last-second win over Opelika; Opelika girl's hold on for win  Opelika Auburn News

Every shot counts, and it's not over until the last second.



Opelika school board honors student who died from cancer  Opelika Auburn News

Anytime Carly Marie Parker could go to school, she'd go. A big smile frequenting her face, no one knew exactly how much pain she was enduring.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



Events, closings related to the Independence Day holiday  Opelika Auburn News

The observance of Independence Day will have an effect on operations in the Opelika-Auburn area this week. Both cities will host events featuring food, ...



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 ...



Mayors' Ball brings locals together to benefit good cause  Opelika Auburn News

As a child, there were two places NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed said he felt safe: the football field and the Boys & Girls Club.



Helping a neighbor in need: Opelika lends football facilities to Lanett  Opelika Auburn News

No matter the sport, school or rivalry, the importance of high school athletics as it affects the growth of kids is one of the most paramount points of importance.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Opelika High School Theatre Society receives honors at festival  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika High School Theatre Society brought awards home from its trip to the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, earlier this month.



Park Crossing HC takes head coaching job at north AL high school  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After four years in Montgomery, Park Crossing High School head football coach Smitty Grider is on the move north. Monday ...



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 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 ...



City of Opelika to decide on property tax renewal on behalf of education  Opelika Auburn News

A special election for the city of Opelika is set for Feb. 13, during which voters will decide whether to renew a 53-year-old, one-half of one percent property tax.



UPDATED: Opelika High student charged with felony in bomb threat  Opelika Auburn News

A bomb threat made for Friday at Opelika High School was neutralized by law enforcement agencies late Thursday night, after Opelika City Schools personnel ...



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 ...



Opelika pitcher Jackson Reynolds commits to Texas A&M  Opelika Auburn News

The twists and turns of Jackson Reynolds' recruitment has come to a close as the Opelika pitcher has committed to Texas A&M.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Opelika High School Theatre Society's 'Chicago' opens Thursday  Opelika Auburn News

The Opelika High School Theatre Society will bring the Broadway musical “Chicago” to the stage starting tonight at 7 at the Opelika Center for Performing Arts on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 High stands beside 2 students with cancer  WTVM

In a showing of solidarity, Opelika High School students took time out of a pep rally to show their supports for two students battling childhood cancer.



Auburn High, Smiths Station vie for area championship  Opelika Auburn News

Auburn and Smiths Station each have already clinched a postseason berth. However, Wednesday's and Thursday's games contain greater implications.



Four Opelika football players ink collegiate scholarships Wednesday  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce. Associate Editor. Four Opelika High School seniors inked scholarships during college football's 'National Signing Day' last Wednesday.



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 ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



UPDATED with schedule: Band-O-Rama to be held Thursday in Opelika  Opelika Auburn News

Updated with schedule: 6:00 – Auburn University Marching Band (Pregame Show). 6:15 – Valley HS Marching Band. 6:30 – Auburn HS Marching Band.



Construction to begin soon on SportsPlex connector road  Opelika Auburn News

Construction on a road that will connect Interstate 85 at exit 64 to the Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatics Center is anticipated to begin within days, city officials ...



Opelika couple proposes system of trails to connect city's points of interest  WTVM

Points of interest across the city of Opelika could soon become connected to each other via a system of trails.



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 ...



Mike Pugh named OHS's new athletic director  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Continuing the success of Opelika High School's sports programs is the goal of new athletic director Mike Pugh. Officially ...



Neil Sasser begins journey as Opelika High School band director  Opelika Auburn News

School is back in session, and there's a new face calling the shots for Opelika High School's “Spirit of the South” marching band.



Opelika High School seniors donate $7,700 to local nonprofits  Opelika Auburn News

Five local non-profits received more than $7770 in donations after the conclusion of the second annual Philanthropy 101 end-of-course luncheon held Thursday ...



Their mother murdered, they turned to the Boys & Girls Club for help, and got it  Opelika Auburn News

One in a continuing series. On any given day, there are as many as 40 boys and girls who gather at the Opelika unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee ...



TURNER: Auburn University taps former top intelligence officer, Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, as COO  Opelika Auburn News

When you go to meet a three-star general for lunch, you don't show up late.



Opelika schools begin summer-feeding program; 'We know there is a need'  Opelika Auburn News

Opelika City Schools fed at least 500 students during the first two weeks of its 2017 summer-feeding program, in which students up to 18 are provided with free ...



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.



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