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May 17

May 16, 2023 City Council Meeting

Posted to Mayor's Blog by Caitlin Allen

Last night I was honored to present a proclamation to Billy T. Edwards a life-long resident of Opelika. He attended Carver and Jeter Elementary Schools and graduated from J. W. Darden High School in 1967. He excelled in football, basketball, and track. Billy was employed by Uniroyal Tire Company for 38 years. His work appointments included union steward and union board member. He worked extensively to improved employer/employee relations. His volunteer service included the Opelika Tree Commission and Keep Opelika Beautiful. He is a member of the Auburn Lions Club, the J. W. Darden Alumnae Association, the J. W. Darden Foundation, and advisor for Councilman George Allen of Ward One. Billy is married to Jeanette Johnson and the father of three children, Shawnya Bryant, Travis Edwards, Heather Edwards and 11 grandchildren. He is a member of Bethel #2 Baptist Church. Golf and helping keep Opelika clean and beautiful are among his many passions. Billy's motto and life rule is, "To do all I can for as many as I can as often as I can."

His impact on our community is unmeasurable!


Dec 08

December 7, 2021 - ADA Sidewalk Updates

Posted to Sidewalk and Tree Updates 2021 by Leigh Krehling

December 8, 2021: ADA crews have moved to North 10th Street and will be replacing both sides of sidewalks. They are starting at the intersection of North 10th Street and 4thAve and working along the North Bound shoulder. During work hours there will be a single lane closure with flagmen posted to direct traffic. This sidewalk replacement is expected to take about 6 weeks to complete.


Aug 25

August 25, 2022

Posted to Sidewalk and Tree Updates 2022 by Celina Becton


First Ave between 16th Place and 18th Place will be closed today and tomorrow. Crews will reroute traffic.