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Posted on: December 27, 2021

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Property Listing

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Property Listing

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Opelika Annual Report -2022

Annual Report

Our annual report is available in print form at our headquarters fire station, 604 Avenue B, or click the link to find a digital copy.


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Posted on: February 2, 2023

A New Ladder Truck for OFD

New Ladder

The Opelika Observer highlights our recent ladder truck purchase -

OFD Buys 100' Aerial Ladder Truck 2021 - Fire Department
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Opelika Fire Department Celebrates 150 Years of Service

150 Years

Early in the year of 1873, a group of Opelika men met at the home of Mr. J. H. Lockhart to discuss the possibility of forming the city’s first fire department. Shortly thereafter, the Opelika Fire Company was formed. Today we celebrate the leadership of o...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Message from Chief

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On behalf of the members of the Opelika Police Department, I want to welcome you to our new website.

 Our department is committed to community policing and providing the best service to the citizens of Opelika. We are fortunate to have a dedicated...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Community Liaisons

Liaisons

The primary role of these liaisons is to listen to their community, be the voice of their wards and work closely with the Opelika Police Department and the Ambassadors of Change.

Learn More 2021 - Police - Press Release
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Project S.A.F.E.R.

Police and Fire SNR

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Opelika PD Mobile App

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Together, OPELIKA

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Mail Delay for Cycle 1

Mail Delay

We recently had some mailing issues with billing cycle 1 invoices. These invoices are due Jan. 19, 2023. Because of this mail delay, we will not charge late fees or disconnect for billing cycle 1. If you have not received your bill and are in cycle 1, fee...

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: October 28, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR OCTOBER

Jacob Calloway

Employee Spotlights for the month of October..

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

OSMOSE UTILITY SERVICE INSPECTING OPELIKA WOOD POWER POLES

OSMOSE Utility Services

Opelika Power Services would like to make our customers aware of an ongoing wood pole inspection project. OPS has contracted with Osmose Utility Services to inspect and treat wood power poles on the distribution system. 
Starting Thursday (10/6), ...
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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Ladies of St. Dun's Buns

St Duns Buns

The sweet lady’s of St. Dun’s Buns (St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Auburn) presented a donation to the Opelika Share program this afternoon.

This donation is from the baking project they have had for about a year and a half...

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER

Shane Childs

OPS Employee Spotlights for the month of September

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Opelika Share Program

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Opelika Share Program 
The Opelika Share Program is a way for neighbors to help neighbors keep their lights on in times of need. The program benefits qualified Opelika residents with their power bills. Residents are screened through United Way of ...
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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR AUGUST

Hunter Hinkle

OPS Employee Spotlights for the month of August

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR JULY

Ashley Hale

OPS Employee Spotlights for the month of July

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR JUNE

June Employee Spotlight

OPS Employee Spotlights for the month of June

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR MAY

May 2022 Employee Spotlight

OPS Employee Spotlights for the month of May

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

JESSICA SAMUEL PROMOTED TO MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AT OPS

Jessica Samuel

The essential functions of the position are to manage all aspects of the organization’s customer service, manage the public communications, and supervise the workflow coordinators. The position is responsible for supervising staff, customer service and ma...

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

STACEY BRYSON PROMOTED TO FACILITIES MANAGER AT OPS

Stacey Bryson

Congratulations to Stacey Bryson on his recent promotion and reclassification to Facilities Manager – Opelika Power Services

This position is responsible for warehousing operations, contractor coordination, fleet management, inventory purchases and procure...

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM OPS!

Earth Day

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”

—Jane Goodall

#HappyEarthDay2022 #OPS

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES AND AMEA ANNOUNCE 2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Power Services and the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) are pleased to announce the local winners of the 2022 AMEA Scholarship.

 

Each year, AMEA helps 40 high school seniors across the state who plan to...

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES RECOGNIZED AS A RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER PROVIDER & HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD

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March 24, 2021 – Opelika Power Services received recognition and an award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) during their annual Engineering and Operations conference.

Recognition – Opelika Power Services (OPS) has earned a ‘Diamond’ Reliabl...

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2021 - Power Services News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

OPELIKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WELCOMES GRIFFIN O’CONNOR

Griffin O'Connor

The City of Opelika welcomed Griffin O’Connor to the Opelika Economic Development team on Aug. 1, 2022, to fill the newly created position of Talent Attraction and Retention Coordinator.

“We are thrilled to have Griffin join our Economi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 8, 2022

BONNIE PLANTS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING IN OPELIKA

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The City of Opelika is honored to be the location for the new Bonnie Plants Headquarters. Mayor Gary Fuller and Governor Kay Ivey were among those to participate in the ceremonial ribbon cutting today in order to welcome the industry leader to the City.

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 10, 2022

MANDO AMERICA CORPORATION CONTINUES TO GROW AT NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS IN OPELIKA, ALABAMA

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December 21, 2021

OPELIKA, Ala – At the Opelika City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Mando America Corporation, whose North American Headquarters is located in Opelika, will be expanding and adding an additional $8.9 million for equipment...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 10, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES CUMBERLAND PLASTICS SYSTEMS EXPANSION, 25 NEW JOBS

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NOVEMBER 16, 2021

OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika manufacturing company will be expanding. Cumberland Plastic Systems will be expanding their existing facility and investing more capital to build and expan...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA TO LAUNCH FIRST U.S. BUILT ELECTRIFIED GENESIS GV70

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The Opelika City Council approved tax abatements and exemptions today for several of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) suppliers at the May 3, 2022, City Council meeting. These include Cumberland Plastics, Daewon and Hanwha.

The following investme...

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Economic Development Spotlights
Posted on: March 10, 2022

BONNIE PLANTS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING IN OPELIKA

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The City of Opelika is honored to be the location for the new Bonnie Plants Headquarters. Mayor Gary Fuller and Governor Kay Ivey were among those to participate in the ceremonial ribbon cutting today in order to welcome the industry leader to the City.

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Economic Development Spotlights
Posted on: March 25, 2022

CITY & FORT BENNING’S TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCE FIRST SOLDIER TO NEW CAREER PROGRAM

The City of Opelika and Golden State Foods recognized the first intern, Andrew Vacarro, to a new program called Career Skills Program (CSP) on March 25 at 10 a.m. The event was held at Golden State Foods, 4801 Northpark Drive, Opelika. 

The Career...

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Economic Development Spotlights
Posted on: January 21, 2020

OPELIKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES OPELIKA INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

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The City of Opelika, the Opelika Economic Development Department and the Opelika Industrial Development Authority are excited to announce the creation of the Opelika Innovation and Technology Park (OITP). The new park is located in an Opportunity Zone (OZ...

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Economic Development Spotlights
Posted on: June 19, 2019

HANWHA AND WEEST FRASER ANNOUNCE EXPANSION IN OPELIKA

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that two existing Opelika manufacturing companies – West Fraser, Inc. and Hanwha Advanced Materials America– will be expanding.

Mayor Gary Fuller stated, “We are delighted at the commitment West Fraser and Hanwha a...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Bama Buzz Features Historic Opelika Spots

"Evolving from a small railroad town in 1854, Opelika has grown into a lively area featuring an energetic community vibe. We’re revealing the most historic spots that help make the city special. Check it out..."

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

CITY OF OPELIKA PLANNING COMMISSION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, THANKS OUTGOING CHAIR

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On Tuesday, January 24, the Opelika Planning Commission held officer elections. Lucinda Cannon was elected Chair and John Sweatman as Vice Chair. Following the election, new Chair Lucinda Cannon and Mayor Gary Fuller presented outgoing Chairman Lewis Cher...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

MLK WEEK: GARBAGE, YARD WASTE & RECYCLING SCHEDULE

MLK week garbage, trash and recycling schedule

No routes will run on Monday. Garbage and recycling carts will be picked up a day later than normal. 

Yard waste routes (Knukle Book Truck) may run earlier than normal. Please have yard waste out earlier than normal. 

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

CITY OF OPELIKA OFFERS NO-CONTACT SYSTEM FOR BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS

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The City of Opelika Revenue Department has mailed out business license renewal applications.

Alcoholic beverage licenses are due January 15, 2023, but since January 15 is on the weekend, you will have until January 17 at 4:30 pm. The deadline for regular b...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

ELECTION DAY NOTICE

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Important Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, January 17 - First Day to Apply for Absentee Ballots 
    • (Applications can be obtained from the City Clerks' office)
  • Thursday, February 23 - Last Day to Apply for Absentee Ballots 
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Posted on: December 21, 2022

HL MANDO AMERICA CORPORATION CONTINUES TO GROW HEADQUARTERS IN OPELIKA, ALABAMA

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced yesterday that HL Mando America Corporation will be investing $11.1 million to upgrade their current facility and creating 26 new jobs.

HL Mando’s Opelika operations continue to produce brake calipers and suspe...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

OPELIKA INDUSTRY CAR TECH EXPANDING, $18.3 MILLION INVESTMENT

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced yesterday that an existing Opelika manufacturing company will be expanding. Car Tech will be investing more capital to build and expand their current facility.

Car Tech is a Tier 1 supplier for BMW Group and is located i...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

THE FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING TO BUILD THREE HOMES IN OPELIKA

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The Fuller Center for Housing is a nonprofit organization seeking to eliminate poverty by promoting partnerships with individuals and community groups to build and restore homes for those in need. 

They will be building three homes for three diffe...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

OPELIKA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PRESENTS VETERAN WITH RELOCATION INCENTIVE

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The Opelika Industrial Development Authority (OIDA) recently presented E-8 Master Sergeant Comer Kite and his family with the Vets Choose Opelika relocation incentive package. This program is part of Opelika’s workforce development and talent at...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

A LETTER FROM SANTA TO OPELIKA CITIZENS AND VISITORS

A Letter from Santa to Opelika Citizens and Visitors

Dear Opelika Citizens and Visitors:

HO HO HO from the North Pole! 

I’ve recently been making early rounds to see how much Christmas joy is being spread near and far. As I approached Opelika, I knew it was a special place. The lights and a...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

TRAFFIC NOTICE

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One lane will be closed on Fox Run Pkwy (US 431) starting Tuesday, 11/29 after 8:30 a.m. The location of the lane closure will be between Sanford Ave. and Jeter St. on Fox Run Pkwy (US 431). The lane closures will continue while crews are working on the s...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

MAYOR SUSPENDS RULES AT OPELIKA CEMETERIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Mayor Gary Fuller has conferred with Public Works Director Mike Hilyer and has issued an order to “suspend” the rules at City of Opelika cemeteries starting on December 5, 2022 through January 3, 2023, governing the placement of floral arrangements, wreat...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

MAYOR GARY FULLER EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL EMERITUS DESIGNATION

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City of Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller has earned the prestigious professional designation of Certified Municipal Official (CMO) Emeritus, a highly regarded honor awarded to officials who have excelled beyond the requirements of the Basic and Advanced CMO Prog...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

CREEKLINE TRAILS OF OPELIKA AND CITY OF OPELIKA RECEIVE GRANT FROM ADECA

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The Opelika City Council approved a Subaward Agreement with Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) for Pepperell Creekline Trail improvements.

Governor Kay Ivey awarded the city $210,000 to construct a multi-use trail along ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

ROAD WORK UPDATE: SPORTSPLEX ROUNDABOUT

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ROAD WORK UPDATE: Roundabout traffic pattern at Exit 64 at the Sportsplex and Westpoint Pkwy Intersection has been implemented. The portion of Sportsplex pkwy is now open to traffic. On 9/24, a section of Anderson Rd will be closed while the water line co...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA SUSPENDS ENFORCEMENT OF RENTAL ORDINANCE

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The City of Opelika is aware of and evaluating the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in a case involving a challenge to a Rental Ordinance enacted by Center Point, Alabama. The City is also presently involved in litigation over its own rental ord...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES AND AMEA KICK OFF 2023 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

OPS/AMEA 2023 Scholarship

Will you be graduating from high school in the spring of 2023? Do you receive your electricity from Opelika Power Services? If your answer to these questions is “yes,” you could be eligible to receive a scholarship from  Opeli...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

SOUTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL RECOGNIZES OPELIKA, ALABAMA

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The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the largest regional economic development association in North America, has recognized Opelika, Alabama, for economic development excellence in the American South. Annually SEDC reviews economic developmen...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

CONNECTOPELIKA – A TEXT & WEB CHAT PLATFORM

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The City of Opelika introduced ConnectOpelika, a text and web chat platform on September 28, 2021. ConnectOpelika is powered by Citibot, the leading provider of interactive chat solutions for local government. This new tool puts city information directly ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2022

We Need Your Help - 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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Learn more about the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Business Directory

Open in Opelika

In an effort to help citizens know which businesses and healthcare providers are open, we now have available a directory and a GIS mapping feature that shows all locations.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

OPELIKA PUBLIC LIBRARY UNVEILS GSF FOUNDATION MUSICAL GARDEN

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OPELIKA, Ala – This past Saturday the Opelika Public Library unveiled the new Golden State Foods Foundation Musical Garden, located along the Storywalk at the Opelika Public Library. The Musical Garden consists of Cherub Bells, Sansa Rimba Mysteria xyloph...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

OPELIKA PUBLIC LIBRARY SELECTED AS SITE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW OF TEXTBOOKS

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The Opelika Public Library has been selected by the Alabama State Department of Education as a public review site for textbooks being considered for Career and Technical Education. This area includes architecture and construction, information technology, ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

HISTORY OF THE ROCKY BROOK ROCKET

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September 20, 1951, the Opelika Board of Parks and Recreation hired the first full time Director.Thirty one year old W.J. (Bill) Calhoun from Nashville, Tennessee was hired and an office at city hall was made available. The park board had functioned since...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

NARCOTIC ARRESTS

Drug Arrests

The Opelika Police Narcotics Unit has been investigating reports of illegal drug activity throughout the city. Over the past few weeks, they have arrested several individuals who were in possession of large amounts of illegal narcotics. The narcotics seiz...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET SEARCH WARRANT

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On 02/01/2023 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Opelika Police Department, with the assistance of the Lee County SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at the Neighborhood Market, located at 503 Martin Luther King Blvd. During the search, Detectives recovered...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

WILLIAM DEREK SMITH ARREST

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On 01/26/2023, Opelika Police conducted a traffic stop at S. Uniroyal Road near Winding Oak Drive in reference to a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, one of the department’s canines alerted to the odor narcotics inside the veh...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

OPELIKA POLICE IDENTIFY BABY JANE DOE

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On January 28, 2012, Opelika Police responded to Brookhaven Trailer Park, located at 1775 Hurst Street in Opelika, AL, in reference to skeletal remains being found. A skull was located in the yard of a residence while the majority of the bones were locate...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY BEST BUY SUSPECTS

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a Theft of Property, Second Degree, which occurred at Best Buy, located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. On 12/22/2022, the suspects ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

UPDATE ON OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

OIS UPDATE

On 12/17/2022 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Opelika Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a residence in the 100 Block of 19th Place. During the call there was an open line which appeared to involve a domestic dispute. The female caller requested assistance ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2022

ANTHONY ASHFORD ARRESTED FOR MURDER

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UPDATE: On 12/04/2022, Anthony Ashford was arrested at the Opelika Police Department on murder charges. 

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On 12/03/2022 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Opelika Police responded to the 1000 block of York Avenue in reference to a gunshot victim. Respo...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY 11.18 THEFT SUSPECTS

11.23 Can you identify

UPDATE: Shunedra Quinshay Edwards, 29 yoa from Opelika, AL, and Twyla Kaneisha Cooper, 33 yoa from Opelika, AL, were arrested for Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Ulta Cosmetics on 11/18/2022.

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On 11/18/2022, the Opelika Police...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

ADVANCE AUTO PARTNERSHIP

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Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, and Opelika Police Department have teamed up to launch a unique program designed to increase roadway safety leading into the holidays for local motorists. The announcement wa...

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Police
Posted on: November 14, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY SPORTSPLEX THEFT SUSPECTS

11.14 Can you identify

On 10/16/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and a Theft of Property, Second Degree, which occurred at the Opelika SportsPlex, located at 1001 Andrews Road. At approximately 3:20 p.m...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY VEHICLE BREAK-IN SUSPECTS

11.10 Can you identify

On 11/04/2022, the Opelika Police Department responded to the Opelika SportsPlex, located at 1001 Andrews Road, in reference to several vehicle break-ins. The victims reported that the windows to their vehicles had been shattered and their purses...

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Police
Posted on: October 17, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ULTA THEFT SUSPECTS FROM 6.18.22

10.17 Can you identify

The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at 2690 Enterprise Drive, Ulta. On 06/18/2022, two adult suspects entered the store and stole se...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ULTA THEFT SUSPECTS

10.13 Can you identify

On 10/11/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at 2690 Enterprise Drive, Ulta. Surveillance video shows two adult suspects enter the store at approximately 3:00 p.m. with a juvenile. The ...

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Police
Posted on: October 6, 2022

FAIR TERRORISTIC THREAT SUSPECT

Smith Threat Suspect

On 09/19/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a racially inflammatory post on social media threatening to shoot attendees of a certain demographic at the Lee County Fair. The department takes threats like these very seriously and immedi...

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Police
Posted on: October 3, 2022

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

 Murder Arrest

On 10/01/2022, Opelika Police Detectives began investigating the murder of 24-year-old Ker’detrius Mercer. During the investigation, 22-year-old Reginald Lamar Hooks was developed as a suspect. On 10/03/2022 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Opelika P...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

MURDER INVESTIGATION

Murder Investigation-2

On 10/01/2022 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Opelika Police responded to Hickory Haven Trailer Park in the 800 Block of Crawford Road, where they located a male victim with a gunshot wound lying in the roadway. 24-year-old Ker’detrius Mercer of Sal...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

ATTEMPTED MURDER ARREST

Attempted Murder Arrest

On 09/24/2022 at approximately 11:42 a.m., Opelika dispatch received multiple calls regarding gunshots and possible victims in the area of 16th Place and Pepperell Parkway. Responding officers located two 19-year-old victims who had been transported to th...

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Police
Posted on: September 22, 2022

MURDER INVESTIGATION

Murder Investigation

On 09/17/2022 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Opelika Police Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Fruitland Avenue and Auburn Street. Upon arrival, officers located 53-year-old Jeffrey Dowdell of Opelika, AL, suffering from a gunshot wound....

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

REGINALD SWINT ARREST

9.22 Swint Arrest

On 09/22/2022, Opelika Police Detectives conducted a search warrant in the 1000 Block of Lake Street in reference to illegal drug activity. 34-year-old Reginald Swint was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijua...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

FORMER OFFICER INDICTMENT

Dominy Release

On 09/02/2022, a Lee County Grand Jury indicted former Opelika Police Officer Isaac Dominy on one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault. 

On 04/21/2022, Opelika Police Department Patrol Supervisors were made aware of a use of force incident in...

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Police
Posted on: September 20, 2022

SOUTH 4TH STREET SHOOTING

9.18 SHOOTING

On 09/18/2022 at approximately 3:04 a.m., Opelika Police responded to South 4th Street in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital in Columb...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

AUBURN STREET SHOOTING

SHOOTING

On 09/17/2022 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Opelika Dispatch received calls of an assault with injuries in the area of Auburn Street and Fruitland Ave. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pron...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY TARGET THEFT SUSPECT

8.23 Can you identify

On 08/09/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at 2640 Enterprise Drive, Target. Surveillance video shows the victim leaving their shopping cart, containing their wallet and other items, ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY SALON CENTRIC SUSPECT

6.24 Can you identify

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred on 06/17/2022 at Salon Centric, located at 3768 Pepperell Parkway. Surveillance video shows the suspect, a black male, enter the store at approximately 2:03 p...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ULTA THEFT SUSPECT

6.14 Can you identify

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred on 05/20/2022 at Ulta Cosmetics, located at 2690 Enterprise Drive. Surveillance video shows the suspect, a white male with short brown hair and several tattoo...

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