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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

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

FIRE DEPARTMENT BEGINS FIRE HYDRANT TESTING AND MAINTENANCE

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Fire department personnel have begun annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance. This process should take a couple of months to complete citywide. We will be flowing hydrants to gather data on water pressure, and to ensure all hydrants are in working ord...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

OPELIKA FIRE DEPARTMENT NAMED NEWEST MEMBER OF THE AL FIRE COLLEGE TEAM OF REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER

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December 2, 2021

The City of Opelika and the Opelika Fire Department along with the Alabama Fire College recently announced that the Opelika Fire Department was named the newest member of the Alabama Fire College’s team of Regional Training Centers (RTC). ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES STEPHEN FIELDS DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

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OCTOBER 15, 2021

OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika is pleased to announce Stephen Fields has been promoted to Deputy Fire Chief of Opelika Fire Department. The essential function of this position is to assist Chief in overseeing and directing o...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES SHANE BOYD CHIEF OF OPELIKA FIRE DEPARTMENT

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February 23, 2021

OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika is pleased to announce Shane Boyd as the city’s new Fire Chief, effective April 1, 2021. Boyd is replacing Chief Byron Prather, who retired on January 31, 2021. Boyd comes to Opelika...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES INTERIM FIRE CHIEF EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2021

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January 27, 2021

OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika names James “Junior” Morgan Interim Fire Chief effective February 1, 2021. Morgan will serve as Interim Chief after Byron Prather’s retirement on January 31, 2021....

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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

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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.

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Project S.A.F.E.R.

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Opelika PD Mobile App

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Together, OPELIKA

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Ladies of St. Dun's Buns

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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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Posted on: September 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR 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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Posted on: August 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR AUGUST

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OPS Employee Spotlights for the month of August

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR JULY

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR JUNE

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS FOR MAY

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

JESSICA SAMUEL PROMOTED TO MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AT OPS

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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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Posted on: April 26, 2022

STACEY BRYSON PROMOTED TO FACILITIES MANAGER AT OPS

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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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Posted on: April 22, 2022

HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM OPS!

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“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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Posted on: April 19, 2022

TEAM PURPLE TODAY HERE AT OPS TO SUPPORT THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

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On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the City of Opelika is wearing purple to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). The month of April is set aside to show appreciation for military children in the United States, officially known as the Month of the Mi...

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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

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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: August 9, 2022

OPELIKA PROBATION NOTICE

OPELIKA PROBATION NOTICE

OPELIKA PROBATION NOTICE: The Opelika Probation Office sent an email and/or text by mistake to everyone in their system. If you received an email or text today (8-9-22) from Opelika Probation, and you are up to date on your payments, please ignore the ema...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

CAROLINE DEAN WILDFLOWER TRAIL HONORS BILLIE OLIVER WITH PLAQUE UNVEILING

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A plaque honoring Billie Oliver will be unveiled at the Caroline Dean Wildflower Trail on Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Oliver, Lee County Master Gardener, is the architect of the Caroline Dean Wildflower Trail at Opelika’s Municipal Park (Pa...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

SPORTSPLEX PARKWAY ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION MOVES ON TO PHASE 3

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Starting tomorrow, July 12, 2022, Robinson Paving will begin phase 3 of construction which will close off access to Sportsplex Pkwy. There will be detour signs to direct traffic around the closure. During this phase of construction, the intersection will ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

2022 ALABAMA SALES TAX HOLIDAY

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Alabama will hold its 17th annual sales tax holiday, beginning Friday, July 15, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES ANNOUNCES LIGHTING UPGRADE FOR COURTHOUSE SQUARE

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On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Opelika Power Services will begin working to upgrade lighting in Courthouse Square. 

All lighting and underground electrical infrastructure in Courthouse Square will be replaced and upgraded. The project is expected to t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES AND AMEA OFFER SUMMER ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

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Opelika Power Services and the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority are offering summer energy-saving tips to help citizens save a few dollars. While consumers are feeling the crunch of higher gas prices at the pump. electric utilities are also feeling th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA TO HOST MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ON MAY 30 AT COURTHOUSE SQUARE

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The City of Opelika will host Memorial Day Services on May 30, 2022. The event will remember our military heroes who fought for the freedom of our country and the families who lost lo...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

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

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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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Posted on: May 3, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA AND OPELIKA POWER SERVICES INSTALL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS IN FOUR LOCATIONS

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Opelika Power Services is proud to announce the installation of eight Level two electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout the city.

The chargers are in four different locations through...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

SPORTSPLEX PARKWAY ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN MAY

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The Sportsplex Parkway roundabout construction starts at the beginning of May.

The three phases of construction are as follows:

  • Phase 1: The contractor for the City of Opelika will be placing construction signs and mobilizing to the site over the next few w...
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Posted on: April 15, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA CELEBRATES MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD WITH #PURPLEUP DAY

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OPELIKA, Ala. – On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the City of Opelika is wearing purple to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).

The month of April is set aside to show appreciation for military children in the United States, officially known as the ...

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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 enroll in...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS - REDISTRICTING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

REDISTRICTING OF CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Opelika will conduct public w...

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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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Posted on: March 18, 2022

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS TO HOST OPELIKA SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES PRESENTATION MARCH 28

The League of Women Voters will host a meeting at the Opelika Public Library on March 28 at 6:30 p.m.. Planning Director Matt Mosley will cover  Opelika Sustainability Initiatives.  

Opelika’s Sustainability Initiatives are focu...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA FINANCIAL HEALTH INITIATIVE STILL OFFERING CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PRF INSTITUTE

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OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika kicked off its new Opelika Financial Health Initiative (OFHI) in November 2021. The city began a partnership with Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap, Jr. of The PRF Institute to help residents of Opelika develop a healthy fi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

RUSSELL JONES RECEIVES CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK DESIGNATION

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OPELIKA, Ala. – City of Opelika announces Russell Jones, City Clerk, recently received his Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Insititute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). 

The CMC program is designed to ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL ANTI-LITTER CAMPAIGN AND EVENT – DON’T BE AN OPE-LOSER

The City of Opelika is bringing back its Don’t Be An Ope-loser! anti-litter campaign and Slam Dunk The Junk event in an effort to educate and encourage visitors and citizens to keep the community clean. There will soon be brightly painted trash cans throu...

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Posted on: February 19, 2022

OPELIKA ROADS CLOSED FOR AUBURN FLYERS CYCLING WEEKEND

Auburn-Opelika, AL – The Auburn University club cycling team, known as the Auburn Flyers, is hosting their annual Auburn Flyers Cycling Weekend on February 26-27. The race will include a road race, time trial, and criterium. The Auburn-Opelika area will b...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD CALLED MEETING ON FEBRUARY 21 AT 12 P.M.

OPELIKA, Ala. – The Opelika City Council is calling a special meeting which will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 12 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Municipal Court Building located at 300 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

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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: January 8, 2022

Court Forgiveness Program

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The City of Opelika is offering its first ever Court Forgiveness Program.

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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 16, 2022

OPELIKA ROTARY DONATES $6,010.80 IN SUPPORT OF LITERACY AT OPELIKA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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The Opelika Rotary Club donated $6,010.80 to the Opelika Library Friends for the purchase of a Barking Dog StoryWalk Solution for the walking trail in the green space at the new Opelika Public Library. The StoryWalk will feature 20 mounted panels along th...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

OPL ANNOUNCES 2022 READING CHALLENGE

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Looking for some reading inspiration?! Participate in our 2022 Reading Challenge! Here's what you do: 

1. Read a book that matches the monthly theme. 

2. Take a picture of the book and post it to your Facebook or Instagram page with a one ...
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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: September 22, 2022

Opelika SportsPlex hosting 10th Annual Senior Health and Resource Fair

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The Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatics Center is hosting their 10th annual Senior Health and Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 4thfrom 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This health fair is free and open to the public and will provide access to numerous free services to adults ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

A Complete Guide to our Halloween Events

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October 15 - Eerie Express

A spooky, family friendly night featuring the movie Jungle Cruise and train rides around the decorated park.

  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Municipal Park
  • Adults and children of all ages.
  • Train rides are $2 per person. CASH ONLY.

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Technical Wednesdays: Free Soccer Training

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Technical Wednesdays

Free training open to ALL 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls. NSCAA and USSF Licensed Coaches offering sessions with emphasis on skill development and small sided games.

Dates

  • Sept. 14 - 6-7 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 - 6-7 p.m.
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Posted on: August 12, 2022

August-December Train Schedule

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August:

20th - Summer in the Park for United Way; Train Runs 10:00am-12:00pm

September:

10th - 10:00am – 3:00pm Public Rides17th - 10:00am – 3:00pm Public Rides

October:

1st - 10:00am – 3:00pm Public Rides15th - 6:00pm –...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

2022 ROCKY BROOK ROCKET TRAIN SCHEDULE + POLICY CHANGES

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2022 Train Schedule

Public Rides

May-June and September-November1st & 3rd Saturday of each month10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.$1 per person

Summer Swing Rides

Each Tuesday May 10-August 26:00-7:00 p.m.Free and open to the public.

Reservation Policy Changes

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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

JUVENILE ARREST

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On 09/20/2022, the Opelika Police Department Detective Division began investigating a threat to Opelika Middle School that had been posted on social media. The next day, 09/21/2022, law enforcement was made aware of a second threat that was also posted on...

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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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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: September 16, 2022

SHOOTING ARRESTS

9.16 Arrest

On 09/15/2022 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Opelika Dispatch received calls regarding a juvenile who had been shot in the area of Chester Avenue and Easy Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim wa...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

COLORVISION BURGLARY

9.6 Burglary

On 09/06/2022, at approximately 5:09 a.m. the Opelika Police Department responded to a burglary at Colorvision Rent to Own & Pawn, located at 3412 Pepperell Parkway. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front of the business had been damaged by a veh...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

COLD CASE ARRESTS

Cold Case Arrests

The Opelika Police Department has arrested two individuals related to an unsolved homicide from 2000. On 04/23/2000, the Opelika Police Department and rescue personnel responded to a call of an unresponsive 4-month-old child in the 400 Block of Raintree S...

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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: July 21, 2022

DOWNTOWN STRUCTURE FIRE

DOWNTOWN FIRE

On 07/21/2022 at approximately 1:05 a.m, Opelika Police and Fire responded to a call of heavy smoke in the area of South Railroad Avenue. Upon arrival, Opelika firefighters determined the source of the smoke was a structure fire inside Maffia’s ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

CRASH INVOLVING PEDESTRIANS

pedestrian crash

On 07/11/2022 at approximately 3:37 p.m. Opelika Police and Fire responded to a vehicle crash involving pedestrians on Marvyn Parkway near Gateway Drive. Upon arrival, first responders located two individuals who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle....

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY THEFT SUSPECTS

7.11 Can you identify

On 07/04/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Kroger, located at 2460 Enterprise Drive. At approximately 11:30 a.m. two white females entered the store and proceeded to remove the vic...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

JUVENILE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

juvenile suspects

At approximately 1:58 p.m. on 07/08/2022, the Opelika Police Department received calls of shots fired in the area of Avenue A near South 4th Street. Responding officers encountered a vehicle described by a witness as the suspect vehicle and attempted to m...

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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 23, 2022

PEDESTRIAN FATALITY

Pedestrian Fatality

On 06/22/2022 at approximately 4:08 p.m., Opelika Dispatch received multiple calls regarding a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 2900 Block of Pepperell Parkway. Arriving officers located a 59-year-old female laying in the roadway sufferi...

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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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Posted on: June 10, 2022

ROBBERY SUSPECT ARREST

juvenile arrested

On 06/10/2022 at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Opelika Police Department and the Lee County SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 2800 Block of Lee Road 188 in Loachapoka, AL. A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested on two counts of Robbery, Firs...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ROBBERY SUSPECTS

6.9 Can you identify

On 06/03/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a report of a robbery which occurred at Big Cat, located at 3700 Pepperell Parkway. Over the next 5 days, three more robberies were reported at residences in the area. The incidents involved...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY WALMART THEFT SUSPECTS

6.6 Can you identify

On 05/06/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a report of a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Walmart, located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on 05/04/2022, two white females attempted to purchase...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ULTA THEFT SUSPECT

5.20 Can you identify-Ulta

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred on 05/17/2022 at Ulta Cosmetics, located at 2690 Enterprise Drive. Surveillance video shows the suspect, a black female with long two-tone braids, wearing a b...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT

5.11 Arrest

On 05/10/2022 around 12:25 AM, Opelika Police Officers responded to an alarm call at Gateway Tire and Auto, located at 2023 Pepperell Parkway. Upon arrival, officers contacted 34-year-old Jeffrey Sullivan from Tallassee, AL, trying to leave the business. ...

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