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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.

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES JO-ANN STORES DC EXPANSION, 30 NEW JOBS IN NEXT THREE YEARS

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika distribution center will be expanding. Jo-Ann Stores DC will be investing more capital into its facility in Opelika to build and expand their current warehouse facility. Jo-Ann strives to ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

PHARMAVITE EXPANSION, 81 NEW JOBS IN 2021

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika manufacturing company will be expanding. Pharmavite will be investing more capital into its facility in Opelika to establish additional manufacturing capacity. 

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

AUBURN-OPELIKA METROPOLITAN AREA NAMED IN BEST-PERFORMING CITIES INDEX BY THE MILKEN INSTITUTE

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The 2021 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index named the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area No. 17 Best Performing MSA in the United States and No. 2 Best Performing MSA in Alabama.

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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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Hanwha and West 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: June 16, 2021

Shady Park Improvement Project

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The City of Opelika has begun an improvement project at Shady Park. Crews will begin installing an ADA compliant walking path and adding improvements with paved parking. The walking path will be 8 ft. wide, paved, 1/3 of mile long and wrap around the park...

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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 12, 2022

OPELIKA MUNICIPAL COURT REQUESTS INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SICK WITH COVID OR HAVE SYMPTOMS NOT PRESENT TH

City of Opelika Municipal Court Administrator, Denise Rogers, is requesting that individuals who have tested positive for COVID, or those who have symptoms, not present themselves to court. In order to avoid a Failure To Appear warrant, individuals need s...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ELECTION WARD 3 UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

The City of Opelika held a Special Election for Ward 3 on January 11, 2022. The following are unofficial elections results:

 

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Hanwha Cimarron Seeking Applicants

Hanwha Cimarron is seeking applicants for pre-employment training for Multiple Positions in Opelika, Al.

MULTIPLE POSITIONS

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Garbage & Recycling Schedule - Week of Jan. 17

During the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Opelika Environmental Services will not run routes on Monday. Routes for the remainder of the week will run a day behind the regular schedule. If your trash or recycling is picked up on Monday, please put you...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Ward 3 Special Election Information

The Municipal Court Building (300 Martin Luther King Drive) will be open at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, to receive and read out the official results of the Special Election for the new Ward 3 Council member. This will be open to the public as ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

OPELIKA LIBRARY FRIENDS RECEIVE GRANT FROM GOLDEN STATE FOODS FOUNDATION FOR OUTDOOR MUSICAL GARDEN

L-R: Nathan Murphey, Group Vice President of Operations Golden State Foods; Kathy Schoonover, Accounting Manager GSF and also GSF Foundation Treasurer; Melissa Richardson, Executive Administrative Assistant GSF; Mackenzie Poole, Opelika Library F...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA REMINDS PROPERTY OWNERS THAT RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION IS DUE JANUARY 1, 2022

The City of Opelika reminds rental property owners that registration of rental properties is due no later than January 1, 2022.

Property owners can register at the link below. Please mail or bring in form and fee payment to Building Inspections. 

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

North Uniroyal Closed Due to Bridge Replacement

North Uniroyal Road is closed to traffic due to the bridge being replaced. It is expected to take up to six months for this project to be completed. Thank you for your patience as crews work on this much needed improvement.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

AMEA honors City of Opelika for 40-year partnership

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) honored the City of Opelika for its 40 years of partnership and support during the joint action agency’s awards luncheon, Thursday, Dec. 2.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

OPELIKA FIRE DEPARTMENT NAMED NEWEST MEMBER OF THE ALABAMA FIRE COLLEGE TEAM OF REGIONAL TRAINING CE

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). Opelik...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

North Uniroyal Bridge Replacement - Road Closures/Detours Expected

In preparation for the bridge replacement on North Uniroyal, Southeast Gas will have crews onsite working to relocate a section of gas line that is in conflict with the new bridge. They will have lane closures starting on Tuesday 11/30 and will need two w...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Mayor Fuller Proclaims November 27, 2021 Small Business Saturday

Mayor Fuller Proclaimed November 27, 2021 Small Business Saturday. 

L-R: Ken Ward, Director of Opelika Main Street; Taylor Sumrall of Taylor Made Design; Mayor Gary Fuller; Ali Rauch, President of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

MAYOR SUSPENDS RULES AT OPELIKA CEMETERIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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 1, 2021, through January 2, 2022, governing the placement of flora...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

OPELIKA PARTNERS ANNOUNCE OPELIKA’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 2021 LINEUP

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The City of Opelika, in partnership with AO Tourism, Opelika Parks & Recreation, the Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Opelika Main Street, Victorian Front Porch Tour and Opelika Theatre Company, is excited to announc...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCIAL HEALTH INITIATIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PRF INSTITUTE

The City of Opelika recently announced a new Financial Health Initiative. The city is partnering with Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap, Jr. of The PRF Institute, to helping residents of Opelika develop a healthy financial strategy to improve their life today and in t...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Great partnerships building bright futures... Opelika's Future Workforce!

We loved having some of the Opelika City Schools Pre-K students at the Hanwha Cimarron groundbreaking last week.
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Posted on: November 5, 2021

HANWHA CIMARRON, LLC BREAKS GROUND IN OPELIKA; NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY BRINGS 261 NEW JOBS

Hanwha Cimarron, LLC is breaking ground today for a new  manufacturing facility located in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park. The capital investment is estimated to be $130 million and create 261 new jobs.

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Road Construction Update

Road Construction Update: Construction crews are nearing the completion of Phase 1 at Walmart Drive/Andrews Rd. This area should be open by midday (12 pm) on Monday (11/01).  Once Phase 1 is open to traffic, Phase 2 -- Walmart Drive to Joanne Dri...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA IMPLEMENTS NEW AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) PROGRAM

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The City of Opelika announced a new partnership with Cardiac Solutions. The city recently installed 114 new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) around the city, as well as in all patrol cars. The new city-wide public access AED program will also incl...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA TO HOST VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021 AT OPELIKA LIBRARY

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The City of Opelika invites the public to join us on Thursday, November 11 as we host a Veterans Day Celebration and pause to say thank you to our veterans.  

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

PSA: Historic Preservation Committee Moved to November 18

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The Historic Preservation Commission will be moving the November meeting to November 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. due to our regularly scheduled meeting date of November 11, 2021, falling on Veterans Day. The meeting will be held in the Municipal Courtroom at 30...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

CITY COUNCILMAN DR. ROBERT LOFTON ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION DUE TO LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS

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Opelika City Councilman Dr. Robert Lofton, Ward 3, who was recently diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has tendered his resignation, effective November 2, 2021.

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

OPELIKA 2040 MEETINGS

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The City of Opelika kicked off the 2040 Comprehensive Plan project in late July. Opelika 2040 will serve as the City’s official guide for future growth, land use and development for the next 20 years. Informed by community consensus, co...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

STEPHEN FIELDS NAMED OPELIKA DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

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 the Chief in overseeing and directing operations of...

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Posted on: October 3, 2021

Fall Events and Trick-or-Treating

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Fall Noon Tunes: We are excited to bring back Noon Tunes this fall. From noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, come out and bring your lunch to courthouse square for some live music! October 6 - Silky Tone, October 13 - Mark Tune, October 20 - Jessie Lynn, October...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

OPELIKA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO RECYCLING CENTERS

The City of Opelika Environmental Services (OES) Department is making several changes to the 8th Avenue and Jeter Avenue Recycling Centers in order to better serve residents. Hours will soon change at both locations. Effective Friday, October 1, the new h...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS - MAGNOLIA STREET

Crews will begin working on sidewalk improvements on Magnolia Street toward Toomer Street to Cherry Avenue beginning the week of September 27.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

SIDEWALK: 1st Avenue

On thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., a private contractor is going to do a street cut utility installation at 1929 1st Avenue. One lane of traffic will be closed and the contractor is responsible for flagging traffic around the work zone.

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

8th AVENUE RECYCLING CENTER CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION

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On Monday, August 30, 2021, construction of a concrete pad to install a cardboard compactor at our 8th Avenue Recycling Center will begin.  After Saturday, this site will be closed until construction is complete.  During this constructio...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

OPELIKA WILL NO LONG ACCEPT GLASS AT RECYCLING CENTERS

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Opelika’s 8th Avenue and Jeter Avenue Recycling Centers will stop accepting glass on Tuesday, August 31st due to problems shipping this material to upstream recycling facilities. Basically we are receiving more glass that we can ship. This has b...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

ADEM Grant Presented to East Alabama Recycling Partnership

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Abby Bowman and Richard Kelsey with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) presented this year’s grant check of $24,618.00 to the East Alabama Recycling Partnership (EARP).  Environmental Services Director Terry White...
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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Shady Park Improvement Project

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Here is a quick Shady Park improvements update. We are currently waiting on asphalt to be placed on both the walking path and the parking lot. Unfortunately, the contractor has been unable to get to this project over the past three weeks, though they are ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Repaving Crossing at First Avenue on Wednesday 8/25

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Norfolk Southern will be re-paving the crossing on 1st Ave in Opelika this coming Wednesday (8/25). It should be one day or less for the closure. Here is a map of the detour. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve!

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

ROAD CLOSURE: SECTION OF NORTHPARK DRIVE

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The contractor for the city has closed the section of Northpark Drive from Andrews Road to the Walmart Distribution Center for a roadway improvement project.  There are message boards placed on the interstate ramps that route all Walmart and Jo A...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

SUMMER IN THE PARK - THIS SATURDAY

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The City of Opelika is excited to announce its Summer in the Park event to wrap up its 2022 United Way Fundraising Campaign. On Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. join city employees in Municipal Park for the Burgers and Badges Grill-Off, th...

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Posted on: August 21, 2021

SUMMER IN THE PARK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021 AT MUNICIPAL PARK

The City of Opelika is excited to announce its Summer in the Park event to wrap up its 2022 United Way Fundraising Campaign. On Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. join city employees in Municipal Park for the Burgers and Badges Grill-Off, th...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

8th Avenue Recycling Center will be Temporarily Closed

The 8th Avenue Recycling Center will be closed with the city is installing new fencing. The Jeter Recycling Center will be open every day until the 8th Avenue site is reopened. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you posted.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

PLANNING THE NEXT 20 YEARS OF LIFE IN OPELIKA!

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The City of Opelika is excited to kick-off the 2040 Comprehensive Plan project. Opelika 2040 will serve as the City’s official guide for future growth, land use and development for the next 20 years. Informed by community consensus, com...

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Posted on: August 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: CITY OF OPELIKA IT DIRECTOR STEPHEN DAWE COMPLETES DOCTORATE

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The City of Opelika congratulates Dr. Stephen Dawe of the Opelika IT Department for recently completing his Doctorate in Management Information Systems from Auburn University. Dr. Dawe was able to complete this degree with the full support for the City of...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

OPELIKA'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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You are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across the nation as we celebrate safety in Opelika at National Night Out. On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Courthouse Square there will be free food, entertainment, educationa...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

NOTICE OF A JOINT MEETING OF THE OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council and Planning Commission of the City of Opelika will have a roundtable discussion with the City of Opelika Administration and consultants for the comprehensive plan on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. in the...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

POINT BROADBAND ANNOUNCES RELOCATION OF NEW CORPORATE HEADQUATERS TO OPELIKA

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Point Broadband, a?fiber-to-the-home Internet service provider operating in 10 states across the eastern U.S.,?announced today?the relocation of its?corporate?headquarters to Opelika, Alabama.

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

FIRED UP FOR OPELIKA – OFD LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL PLATFORMS

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The Opelika Fire Department is excited to announce the launch of its official social media accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/opelikafire) and Instagram (@opelikafire) on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Fired Up for Opelika is a new social campaign that foc...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA REMINDS CITIZENS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WHEN USING FIREWORKS

 As we celebrate Independence Day, the City of Opelika and the Opelika Fire Department want to remind citizens to know your neighborhood’s laws about fireworks before lighting up the sky. As per city ordinance Article XVII Section 19-58...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Governor Ivey Ceremonial Bill Signing for SB-119

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MONTGOMERY - On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Governor Ivey hosted a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill 119, which revises municipal elections in the state. Specifically, the new law moves roughly 97 percent of municipal elections off the presiden...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Shady Park Improvement Project

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The City of Opelika has begun an improvement project at Shady Park. Crews will begin installing an ADA compliant walking path and adding improvements with paved parking. The walking path will be 8 ft. wide, paved, 1/3 of mile long and wrap around the park...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

IT DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AWARD IN SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN GIS

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The City of Opelika is excited to announce our IT department and GIS INC have been selected to receive a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. This award is given to user sites around the world to recognize outstanding work with GIS technology. The city...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA AND CONTACTORS BEGIN RENOVATION OF SOUTHSIDE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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On Monday, May 24, 2021, the city of Opelika and contractors will begin Southside Center for the Arts renovations at 1103 Glenn Street, Opelika, AL. We ask that you please avoid the area and be patient while we make these improvements. Parking and access ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA TO HOST MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES IN PERSON ON MAY 31 AT COURTHOUSE SQUARE

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The City of Opelika will host Memorial Day Services in person on May 31, 2021. The event will remember our military heroes who fought for the freedom of our country and the families who lost loved ones in the line of service. Services will be held at Cour...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Alabama League of Municipalities Elects 2021-2022 President and Vice President During Annual Convent

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The Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) hosted its annual convention in Huntsville May 12-15, which included its annual Business Session. During that session, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller was elected by the membership to serve as ALM President and Tuskege...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

OPELIKA MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK DENISE ROGERS ELECTED AS AREA REPRESENTATIVE FOR APPA

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OPELIKA, Ala. – The city of Opelika is pleased to announce Denise Rogers, Municipal Court Clerk has been elected to represent the state of Alabama for the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). 

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NO LONGER STREAMING PUBLIC MEETINGS LIVE

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We would like to make you aware that the City of Opelika will no longer stream city meetings LIVE.

About a year ago, the city adopted using YouTube to stream public meetings live as a result of the pandemic. Now that citizens are able to attend in person,...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES JO-ANN STORES DC EXPANSION, 30 NEW JOBS IN NEXT THREE YEARS

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika distribution center will be expanding. Jo-Ann Stores DC will be investing more capital into its facility in Opelika to build and expand their current warehouse facility. Jo-Ann strives to ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

ANDREWS ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT BEGINS MAY 4, 2021

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Starting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Newell & Bush Construction will begin sign installation for the closure of Andrews Road. The closure will begin Wednesday May 5, 2021 with the contractor moving equipment in and beginning demolition of the existing bri...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE OF ALABAMA CENTRAL GIS TEAM

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Mayor Gary Fuller and the City of Opelika are proud to announce that the city’s Information Technology Department was recently recognized by the State of Alabama’s Central Geographic Information System (GIS) team for its outstanding work with GIS ESRI map...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

1st Avenue Railroad Crossing Closure

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Norfolk Southern will close the 1st Avenue railroad crossing for repair this morning around 8:30 a.m. The construction work should be a one day, but possibly two day closure. Attached is a graphic that shows detour.

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

SLAM DUNK THE JUNK EVENT POSTPONED

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Due to weather, we have decided to postpone Slam Dunk the Junk. We hope you can still join us for this community cleanup and fun day on May 8, 2021. 

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

PROJECT USING USDOT GRANT TO REPLACE I-85 IN OPELIKA BEGINS WEDNESDAY

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MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama highways are busier than ever, and the Alabama Department of Transportation is using a recently awarded $10.8 million grant towards’ the agency’s work to mo...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA FINDING VANDALISM ON NEW ADA COMPLIANT SIDEWALKS

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The city of Opelika has found several accounts of vandalism to its new ADA compliant sidewalks. The contractors are discovering initials and explicit illustrations in the freshly poured concrete. These careless acts are slowing down projects, costing the ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA COMPLETES MAJOR REDESIGN OF FIRST AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN

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The City of Opelika recently completed a major redesign to First Avenue in Downtown. The project was conceived to provide a pedestrian friendly conversion of an existing street that had three lanes. First Avenue has had constant problems with cut through ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

YES! OPELIKA PROGRAM IS BACK: CITY OF OPELIKA TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGR

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Mayor Gary Fuller and the City Council are excited to announce that the YES! Opelika program is back in 2021. The summer youth employment program, YES! Opelika (Youth. Employment. Success), is an opportunity for 16-19 year-olds to earn money and gain mean...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

OPELIKA INTRODUCES NEW ANTI-LITTER CAMPAIGN AND EVENT

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OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika is excited to announce a new anti-litter campaign and event. In April, the city will launch the Don’t Be An Ope-loser! campaign in an effort to encourage visitors and citizens to keep the community clean. The c...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES AND AMEA ANNOUNCE 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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Opelika Power Services and the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) are pleased to announce the local winners of the 2021 AMEA Scholarship.

Each year, AMEA helps 40 high school seniors across the state who plan to enroll in a four-year college/unive...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

OPS RECOGNIZED AND AWARDED BY AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION

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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&r...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

CLOSURE AND DETOUR ON AIRPORT ROAD THE WEEK OF MARCH 29, 2021

During the week of March 29, 2021, Airport Road will be closed for railroad work being done by CSX Corporation. The closure is expected to last three days. Please watch for detour signs and avoid the area if possible. 

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

SOUTH 4th STREET ADA COMPLIANCE WORK BEGINS MARCH 22, 2021

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Beginning March 22, 2021, SDAC will begin working on ADA sidewalk improvements on South 4th Street. The work will initiate near the intersections of South 4th Street, South Railroad Avenue and Byrd Avenue. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

PHARMAVITE EXPANSION, 81 NEW JOBS IN 2021

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika manufacturing company will be expanding. Pharmavite will be investing more capital into its facility in Opelika to establish additional manufacturing capacity. 

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

CLOSURE AND DETOUR ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BOULEVARD IN OPELIKA STARTING MARCH 17, 2021

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Starting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed for the installation of a water line for the Geneva Street project. The closure will be in place from Wednesday, March 17 through Friday, March 19.  

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Residential Rental Property Registration & Inspections Ordinance Info

During Work Session on March 2, 2021, the council discussed an ordinance that will hold landlords in the city accountable for ensuring rental properties are livable for Opelika residents. This ordinance will require landlords to register their rental prop...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Proposed State of Alabama CDBG-CV Program FY2020 Application Public Hearing and Public Comment Perio

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The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to protect the American people from the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. HUD allocated funds to the State of Alabama to expend addit...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

JUDGE BEN HAND PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION

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Every year, law schools from around the nation compete in mock trial competitions. Municipal Court Judge Ben Hand has once again participated at the request of the competition in his and the City of Opelika’s effort to be involved in helping to ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

AUBURN-OPELIKA METROPOLITAN AREA NAMED IN BEST-PERFORMING CITIES INDEX BY THE MILKEN INSTITUTE

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The 2021 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index named the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area No. 17 Best Performing MSA in the United States and No. 2 Best Performing MSA in Alabama.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES SHANE BOYD CHIEF OF OPELIKA FIRE DEPARTMENT

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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 from Bessemer, where he served as the Depu...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA WILL TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPT CARDBOARD AT RECYCLE CENTERS DUE TO A FACILITY SHUT DOWN

Starting Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Opelika Environmental Services recycling centers will not be accepting cardboard due to a facility closure because of Covid-19 complications.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

MAKING PROGRESS: PAVING STREETS AROUND TOWN

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Excuse our mess while we progress! Over the next two weeks, East Alabama Paving will be paving several streets around town. See the list below:

- Town Lakes Circle

- Beauford Dr

- Ave B (from 10th St to 7th St)

- North 7th St (from N Railroad to 2nd Ave)

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

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

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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: January 22, 2021

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

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The City of Opelika is requesting businesses use its no-contact system for business license renewals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline for regular business license renewals is February 15, 2021. Business license renewals processed after th...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Are you interested in the future of Opelika's bike and pedestrian paths?

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Sain Associates will be at the Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5:30-6:30 to discuss the future plans of bicycle lanes and pedestrian paths in Opelika. The meeting will be in the Opelika Sportsplex meeting room. ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

RUN-OFF ELECTION TOMORROW

Here is some information for the municipal run-off election tomorrow...

Ward 1 Candidates: George Allen, Jamie Lowe

Ward 3 Candidates: Michael Carter, Robert Lofton

Ward 5 Candidates: David Cannon, Todd Rauch

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS CONFERENCE

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The public is invited to a press conference at the Opelika Police Department on October 6, 2020 at 9 a.m. We will be announcing a new campaign and some great changes to come! 

 

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

WEATHER UPDATE FROM LEE COUNTY EMA

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LEE COUNTY EMA WEATHER UPDATE: 

We are continuing to see rainfall being the primary issue with Sally as she makes her way across the state. Rainfall for our county will be between 6in to 8in with some areas seeing closer to 10in or more.  ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

WEATHER UPDATE FROM LEE COUNTY EMA

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Hurricane Sally is continuing to show trends of shifting EAST which will ultimately place more rain in our direction. Depending on how quickly Hurricane Sally turns east will depend on the impacts and ...
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Posted on: September 15, 2020

HALLOWEEN 2020

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After serious thought about the safety of our community and the current state safer-at-home orders, the City of Opelika has decided not to host Fall Festival and door-to-door trick-or-treating. We have determined there would be no safe way to have these e...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT PROMOTION SERGEANT BRANDON PETTAWAY

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The Opelika Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective Brandon Pettaway to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Pettaway has been with the Opelika Police Department since July of 2015. He is currently serving as an investigator in the V...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA RELEASES ESTIMATED ROADWAYS TO BE RESURFACED IN FISCAL YEAR 2020

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The City of Opelika and the engineering department have released a list of roads that are estimated to be resurfaced in the 2020 fiscal year - weather and pandemic permitting.

List of Streets:

South Long Street (Frederick Road to Donald Avenue)

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA BEGINS SECOND PHASE OF ADA SIDEWALK WORK AND TREE REMOVALS

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The City of Opelika is beginning its second phase of implementing American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance work on sidewalks and intersections in the Northside area this week. Crews will start with improvements at 3rd Avenue and 12th Street and the...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE AUGUST 25 MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION

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Today, August 10, is the last day to register for voting in the 2020 Opelika Municipal General Election.  The election will be held on August 25, 2020 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. To register to vote, visit https://www.ala...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

CAR TECH, LLC EXPANDING IN OPELIKA, ALA.

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Mayor Gary Fuller, the Opelika City Council and the Opelika Industrial Development Authority are excited to announce an expansion at Car Tech, LLC.

Car Tech, an automotive parts manufacturer, will be investing more than $30 million for a new assembly build...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTERPLAN MEETING

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The City of Opelika would like to invite the public to attend a presentation virtually through the city’s YouTube channel or in-person at the Municipal Courtroom (300 ML King Boulevard) on August 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 about the Opelika Bicycle an...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

GENEVA STREET ROAD WORK UPDATE: SHUTDOWN OF INTERSECTION BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020

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OPELIKA, Ala. – Starting on Monday, August 3, 2020 contractors will completely shutdown the intersection of Geneva Street and Stowe Avenue in order to place the new curb and gutter along Stowe Avenue. Once paving is complete Geneva Street will b...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

MAYOR FULLER AND CITY OF OPELIKA THANK LOWES FOR MINORITY AND RURAL GRANT PROGRAM

OPELIKA, Ala – Mayor Gary Fuller and the City of Opelika would like to share information about a small business grant available to minority-owned and rural  businesses being made by Lowe’s.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Public Hearing for (CDBG) 5 Year Consolidated Plan Tuesday, July 14

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The City of Opelika will hold a Public Hearing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in the Municipal Court Meeting Room, 300 MLK Boulevard, Opelika to discuss the proposed amendments to the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Five Y...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

OPS OPELIKA SHARE PROGRAM

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The City of Opelika and Opelika Power Services would like to remind the public of the Opelika Share program. This program is a way for neighbors to help neighbors keep their lights on in times of need.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

OPELIKA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO REOPEN RECYCLING CENTERS

The City of Opelika will reopen the Jeter Avenue Recycling Center on Monday, June 1, 2020 and the 8th Avenue Recycling Center on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Operational days and hours will remain the same:

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

2020 Virtual Memorial Day Service

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Please join us in the comfort of your own home on this morning at 10 sharp for a virtual memorial day to honor those who have fallen. The lineup is filled with some amazing singers, a deep message, poems and prayer. Visit the city’s YouTube page...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

THE CLUB BEHIND THE 91 AMERICAN FLAGS DECORATING DOWNTOWN OPELIKA

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During Memorial Day and several other patriotic holidays, historic downtown Opelika is decorated with 91 American flags. The Opelika Civitan Club shows their patriotic pride by volunteering to put up 38 flags on 6th Street, 20 flags on 2nd Avenue bridge a...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA HOSTS VIRTUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ON MONDAY, MAY 25 ON YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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Monday, May 25, the City will host a virtual Memorial Day Services to remember our military heroes who fought for the freedom of our country. The event can be viewed on the city’s YouTube Channel (Opelika City Gov) at 10 a.m. The link for the ci...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA TO REOPEN CITY OWNED BUILDINGS BEGINNING MAY 18; TAKING PRECAUTIONS

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City of Opelika officials announce that all city buildings will reopen on May 18, 2020.

“We are pleased to be opening our city buildings to the public and we plan to take necessary precautions to protect our employees and citizens. We have develo...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting This Morning on YouTube Live

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting will be at 9 a.m. this morning May 12, 2020 at the meeting chambers in the Opelika Municipal Court and will be streamed on YouTube Live for your convenience. Go to the Opelika City Gov page to watch. https://www.yout...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

MAYOR FULLER ANNOUNCES CHANGES AS A RESULT OF AL GOVERNOR'S SAFER AT HOME ORDER

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announces City of Opelika changes as a result of Governor Ivey’s Safer at Home Order, effective April 30 at 5 p.m.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

OPELIKA PLANNING COMMISSION WILL OFFER REMOTE ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING ON APRIL 28, 2020.

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The City of Opelika Planning Commission will meet April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (CST) in the Meeting Chambers in a VIRTUAL/ELECTRONIC MEETING with commissioners, staff and interested parties participating through video conferencin...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

CDBG COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRESENTATION AVAILABLE NOW

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Due to social distancing recommendations as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a Community Engagement presentation is available for public viewing beginning today, Monday, April 20, 2020  on the city website at https://www.opelika-al.gov/737/...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

OES ASKS RESIDENTS TO BAG ALL TRASH

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The City of Opelika and Opelika Environmental Services are asking residents to make sure all trash is bagged and tied before placing it in your can. This helps protect our team from the spread of germs and keeps litter off our city streets. We are committ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

OPS MAKES ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT BILLING AND SERVICE DURING COVID-19 EVENT

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) continues to monitor the COVID-19
situation and make adjustments to help our customers during this time. OPS willcontinue to bill on schedule each month and payment is due as normal.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA COUNCIL APRIL 7, 2020 MEETING WILL BE LIVE STREAMED; CITY ANNOUNCES OTHER CANCELLED

The City of Opelika will hold its April 7, 2020 City Council meeting as scheduled. On Tuesday night, citizens can watch the meeting via live stream by going to https://www.facebook.com/cityofopelika/ and watch through Facebook Live. There will be no citiz...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

DON'T FLUSH ANYTHING BUT THE THREE P'S: PEE, POO, PAPER

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Citizens need to remember not throw anything in the toilet that doesn’t belong there because it is backing up our waste water pumps. This is a picture of one of waste water pump in the last few days. They are pictures of flushable wipes that are...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COLUMBUS PARKWAY DRAINAGE PROJECT TO CAUSE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE BEGINNING TUESDAY MARCH 24, 2020

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OPELIKA, Ala – Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a contractor for the City of Opelika will be replacing drainage structures on Columbus Parkway between South 4th Street and South 6th Street.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES MAKES ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT BILLING AND SERVICE DURING COVID-19 EVENT

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) will continue to bill on schedule each month and payment is due as normal. If payment is not received by the delinquent date, a late fee will be added; however, OPS will not charge a non-payment fee nor will OPS disconnect pow...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

INDIA ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR

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There will be a short term road closure and detour of India Road beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A contractor is going to replace a drainage structure and install a pipe across India Road. The contractor will place barricade signs prohibitin...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CENSUS EVENTS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Opelika is postponing the following Census Community events until a later date. We will update you all when we know the new dates.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO AVOID OUTBREAK OF COVID-19

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The City of Opelika is taking precautionary measures by listening to local, state and federal public health officials by evaluating city-hosted activities and events in two-week increments with the community’s wellbeing in mind.  

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF OPELIKA MAYOR GARY FULLER REGARDING COVID-19

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I wanted to reach out today to reassure our citizens that the City of Opelika is prepared for the ever-changing coronavirus COVID-19 situation. City officials are working closely with East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika City Schools, local business and i...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

OPELIKA RANKS #16 IN "SOUTH'S BEST SMALL TOWNS 2020" ARTICLE IN SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE

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Opelika is getting recognized nationally for its southern charm, deep industrial roots and its recent innovation. In Southern Living’s article of the "South’s Best Small Town 2020," Opelika ranked 16 of 20. Check out the arti...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

ADA Compliance Work Update on South 8th Street and Avenue B

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Sidewalk work at the intersection of 8th Street and Avenue B will begin Monday, March 9. Traffic will be open on Avenue B, but will be closed on 8th Street for the week. We will keep you updated throughout the week if anything changes.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

KEEP OPELIKA BEAUTIFUL'S CITYWIDE CLEANUP

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Keep Opelika Beautiful will be leading the way for a citywide cleanup! 28 groups will be participating this year and each group determines their own location and start time. Groups clean and beautify a variety of roadways, park...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ASKS FOR COMMUNITY’S HELP IN CREATING A CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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The City of Opelika’s Planning Department is asking for the community’s assistance in constructing a plan for Opelika’s community development. Every five years, City of Opelika partners with the community to develop a strateg...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

ADEM PUBLIC HEARING AND QUARRY UPDATE

ADEM has called for a public hearing at Opelika Performing Arts Center (OPAC) on March 31 at 6 p.m. Mayor Gary Fuller would like to pass along his sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to write ADEM to oppose the quarry and request a public heari...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

OPD Alert: Opelika Police Officer Impersonation

On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at approximately 4:30 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a call of someone impersonating a police officer. The offense occurred on Old Opelika Road. The victim was a teenage female driving alone in her car. She ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Traffic Lights at Intersection of Gateway and I-85

The traffic lights at the intersection of Gateway Drive and I-85 have fallen down. Please stay away for your safety and there are live wires exposed. This repair will take 6-8 hours. Please stay clear.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

ADA Compliance Work on South 8th Street and Avenue B

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Crews will begin working on ADA Compliance work at the intersection of South 8th Street and Avenue B on January 28, 2020. This week, there will be minimal impact on traffic and no road closures. 

Beginning next week, we will have temporary road cl...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Creekwood Resources - Granite Quarry

Creekwood Resources in Florence, AL has applied to ADEM for an air permit and a NPDES permit for a proposed granite quarry.  The site is on County Road 168 just off US 431 north of Opelika.  It’s not in Opelika City Limits but ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES 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: December 26, 2019

ROAD CLOSURE: ROCKY BROOK ROAD REMAINS IMPASSABLE

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Road Closure: Rocky Brook Road between Overlook Drive and Rocky Brook Lane remains impassable at this time. Please avoid this area if possible. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.

 

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

SOCIETY HILL ROAD AND GATEWAY DRIVE ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Today, Thursday, December 12, the contractor working on the intersection conversion to a roundabout at Society Hill Road/Lee Road 054 and Gateway Drive will be directing a major change in the traffic patterns at the intersection.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA RECEIVES STATE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

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The City of Opelika is excited to have been selected as the state recipient for the Public Service Award. Mayor Gary Fuller and staff were recognized for their achievements at an awards reception Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Gordon Persons B...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

GATEWAY DRIVE AND SOCIETY HILL ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT UPDATES

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Roadway and intersection improvement construction is moving along at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Society Hill Road.  Lane changes have taken affect on three of four of the approaching directions and the fourth should be coming shortly. ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

SOCIETY HILL ROAD AND GATEWAY DRIVE INTERSECTION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 14

The Society Hill Road and Gateway Drive intersection construction project will begin tomorrow, Thursday, November 14. There are two stages of this construction project:

· The first stage of construction will be to replace a drainage pipe that cr...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK TO SOUTH AND NORTH 10TH STREET DURING WEEK OF OCTOBER 28, 2019

Starting Monday October 28, 2019 to Friday, November 1, 2019, citizens can expect crews to be working on ADA compliance improvements to North and South 10th Street.

A crew will be finishing sidewalk and intersection improvements at the intersection of Sout...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK UPDATE

Just a quick update on some City of Opelika ADA projects! A crew will be working on the intersection of Tolbert Boulevard,  Avenue E and S. 7th Street for the remainder of the week. Another crew will be working on the intersection of 10th Street ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

OPELIKA KICKS OFF FIRST COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE MEETING FOR 2020 CENSUS

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In early October, Opelika kicked off the first Complete Count Committee meeting for the 2020 Census. We gathered many Opelika community leaders and talked about the importance of the 2020 Census and different ways to reach out to our community.  ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA RECEIVES PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD FROM ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

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On October 14, 2019, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, Human Resources Director Lisa McLeod and Planning Director Matt Mosley accepted the Public Service Award from the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services for exceptional contributions on matters affect...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK UPDATES

The City of Opelika and contract crews are hard at work on multiple ADA Compliance projects throughout the city.

Currently, one crew is working on the sidewalks and intersection of South 7th Street and Avenue D. Weather permitting, this project will be com...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

MUNICIPAL PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

Due to tree removal for safety improvements, Municipal Park will be temporarily closed from September 30, 2019 to October 4, 2019. Please avoid the park until Saturday, October 5, 2019. In advance, thank you for your patience as we make these improvements...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

CREWS BEGIN PRUNING AND TREE REMOVAL PROCESS IN OPELIKA HISTORIC DISTRICT THIS WEEK

Crews will begin pruning and tree removal in the historic district this week. Starting Tuesday, September 24, 2019, crews will be working on 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue. For the public’s safety, there will be lane closures throughout the process. ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA PROBATION DEPARTMENT NAMES TARA BRYAN SENIOR PROBATION OFFICER

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The City of Opelika and its Probation Department are excited to announce Tara Bryan as Opelika’s Senior Probation Officer. In her position, Bryan will be in charge of supervising operations of the Probation Department for the City of Opelika, in...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES RUTH BLESSING NEW HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

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The City of Opelika welcomes Ruth Blessing as the city’s new Human Resources Director. Blessing is replacing Lisa McLeod, who will retire February 1, 2020, after 35 years with the city.

Mayor Gary Fuller stated, “While we are extremely sad to see Lisa reti...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

OPELIKA UTILITIES WILL DIVERT TRAFFIC FROM 1st AVENUE WHILE MAKING SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

Opelika Utilities crews will divert traffic while they lay an eight-inch ductile iron pipe for system improvements on 1st Avenue starting Monday, September 17, 2019.

Starting at the block of 16th Street and 16th Place, one block of 1st Avenue will be close...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

OPELIKA INTERSECTION MODIFICATIONS DUE TO CONDUCTED TRAFFIC COUNTS

After the Engineering Department’s conducted traffic counts analysis at the following intersections, modifications will be made to support the changing volumes in traffic.

The intersection of Oak Bowery and Veterans Parkway does not have the volu...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019

Opelika City Council President Eddie Smith has called a special City Council Meeting on August 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The council will be considering and acting on the Annual Transportation Plan for Fiscal Year 2020. This plan...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

DOWNTOWN OPELIKA ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO ADA COMPLIANCE WORK ON CROSSWALKS

Due to the replacement of crosswalks, we will experience road closures the following dates, weather permitting.

Starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019, South 9th Street from Avenue C to Almost Anything will be closed to oncomin...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

ADA Compliance Work at Geneva Street and Avenue C

We are moving forward with more ADA sidewalk work and tackling another corner! Crews began work on Avenue C and Geneva Street today. At this time, there are no road closures. We will let you know if that changes.  Thank you for your patience as w...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

STATE OF ALABAMA SALES TAX HOLIDAY: BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Sales Tax Holiday 2019 - Back to School July 19-21

Alabama’s 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21, 2019, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, compu...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO SANITARY SEWAGE TIE-IN FOR OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Crews will begin working on the sanitary sewage tie-in for the new Opelika Police Department on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7 a.m. This will require temporary closure of 10th Street between Avenue C to Martin Luther King Boulevard. Crews will be directing tr...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA REMINDS CITIZENS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WHEN USING FIREWORKS

As we celebrate Independence Day, the City of Opelika wants to remind citizens to know your neighborhood’s laws about fireworks before lighting up the sky. As per city ordinance Article XVII Section 19-586 states, “It shall be unlawful...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Hanwha and West 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: 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

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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: January 28, 2021

Mayor's Blog

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Remarks, recognitions, proclamations and special announcements from Mayor Gary Fuller

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

History of the Rocky Brook Rocket

Mayor Gary Fuller as the conductor of the Rocky Brook Rocket

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: January 21, 2022

Champions Academy accepting participants ages 7th-9th grade

Jeremy Edwards, LaDecker Johnson, Corey Grant, Bobby Nix  wearing vests that say "ready aim highe

We are searching for 20 young men in 7th-9th grade to participate in our new Champions Academy program. 
Champions Academy is a leadership program led by Corey Grant, Jeremy Edwards, LaDecker Johnson and Bobby Nix. They hope to to provide an envir...
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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Empty Bowls event rescheduled for Saturday, April 9th

In order to protect the health of our potters, staff and community, the Empty Bowls event has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Denson Drive Recreation Center. Bowls are still available for purchase at Denson.  E...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Point Broadband presents a check for $100,000 for new pickleball courts

Taylor Nipper and Al McCambry of Point Broadband present Mayor Gary Fuller, Sam Bailey and Jim Young

At the Opelika City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Point Broadband presented the City of Opelika a check for $100,000 to support the construction of the 12 new pickleball courts at the Opelika Pickleball Facility. 

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Douglas Spraggins Arrest

1.12 Arrest

On 01/11/2022 at approximately 4:00 PM, officers with the Opelika Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Chrysler Town & Country van on Crawford Road. The driver fled in the vehicle, away from officers, at a high rate of speed. Off...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Attempt to Identify Vehicle Break-In Suspects

1.11 Attempt to ID 1

The Opelika Police Department is investigating multiple vehicle break-ins at businesses around Columbus Parkway which occurred between 11/28/2021 and 12/04/2021. Surveillance video shows multiple suspects in a white 2018-2022 Chevrolet Traverse. ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Opelika High School Incident

On 01/10/2022 during a class change at Opelika High School, there was an altercation between two students. After an investigation by OHS Administrators and OPD School Resource Officers, a handgun was found in one of the student’s backpacks. The ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Edmon Ave Shooting

On 01/01/2022 at approximately 1:13 PM Opelika dispatch received a call regarding a shooting in the 600 Block of Edmon Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located  a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, a 25-year-old male, was pronounced ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Accidental Discharge of a Firearm

On 12/20/2021 at approximately 2:07 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to call of an accidental discharge of a firearm at T.J. Maxx located at 2185 Tiger Town Parkway. Upon arrival, first responders located a 55-year-old woman suffering from a gu...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Attempt to Identify Best Buy Theft Suspects

12.15 Can you identify

On 12/13/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Best Buy located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. Security camera video shows the suspects, a black male and a black female, enter the store at...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Traffic Fatality 12.07.21

TRAFFIC FATALITY

On 12/07/2021 at approximately 1:30 AM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Pepperell Parkway near Lowndes Street. Upon arrival, first responders located a 20-year-old black female who had been struc...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Patrick Wayne Torbert Arrest

Patrick Wayne Torbert

On 12/01/2021 at approximately 1:30 AM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a Criminal Trespass Complaint in the 500 Block of Lori Lane. Officers located an individual matching the description walking on Gateway Drive near Gwynne’s Way. T...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Attempt to Identify Hickory Haven Suspects

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On 11/12/2021 at approximately 7:00 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a call of gunshots at Hickory Haven Trailer Park located at 815 Crawford Road. Upon investigation, a trailer was discovered to have been struck multiple times with gunfire....

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Chasity Baker and Jamario Mitchell Arrested

11.15 Arrests

On 11/12/2021 Opelika Police Detectives and the Lee County Coroner’s Office began an investigation into the death of a 2-year-old female. The child’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. The investigation lead to th...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

LOCATED: Tanihja Harris

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11/15/21 UPDATE: Tanihja Harris has been safely located. 

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika woman, 18-year-old Tanihja Harris. Harris  was last seen on 11/12/202...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Death Investigation 11.12.21

Death investigation

On 11/12/2021 at approximately 7:10 AM, Opelika dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive child in the 1700 Block of Cherry Circle. Upon arrival, first responders located a two-year-old female with no signs of life. Opelika Police Detectives and ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Opelika Police and Fire Launch Project S.A.F.E.R for Special Needs Community

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The Opelika Police and Fire Departments are excited to launch Project S.A.F.E.R, a voluntary program available to all citizens who live, work, and attend school in Opelika, AL. The acronym S.A.F.E.R stands for Special Assistance For Emergency Response. Th...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Additional Update Regarding the Shooting of a Lee County Deputy

10.26 SQUIRREL Arrest

On the afternoon of 10/25/2021, John Cross, aka Squirrel, was released from the hospital in Columbus, GA. Upon his release, he was transported to the Lee County Jail for processing and then taken to the Russell County Jail where he remains in custody. Cro...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Update Regarding the Shooting of a Lee County Deputy

John Cross

Shortly after 8:40 AM on 10/20/2021, 42-year-old John Cross, aka Squirrel, from Lee County, AL was taken into custody following the shooting of a Lee County Deputy. Cross was transported to a hospital in Georgia for treatment where he remains under guard ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Attempt to Identify Best Buy Theft Suspect

10.19 Attempt to ID Suspect

On 10/15/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, at Best Buy located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. Security camera video shows the suspect, a white female with blonde hair, conceal a Lenovo laptop and Ring d...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Attempt Identify Walmart Theft Suspect

10.18 Can you identify

On 10/11/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, at Walmart located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. Security camera video shows the suspect, a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and a gray baseball c...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Attempt to Identify Best Buy Theft Suspects

10.15 Can you identify

On 10/11/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, at Best Buy located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. Security camera video shows the suspects, both black males, enter the store at approximately 11:48 AM. The f...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Attempt to Identify Walmart Theft Suspect

10.5 Can you identify

On 09/25/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, at Walmart located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. Security camera video shows the suspect, a Hispanic male with a mustache, approach the Customer Service counte...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Attempt to Identify Theft Suspect

10.1 Can you identify

On 09/29/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, First Degree, at CT Collision located at 3300 Pepperell Parkway. Upon investigation, a suspect is seen on camera stealing radiators and scrap metal from the impound lot. ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Traffic Crash Investigation

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On 09/28/2021 at approximately 8:11 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Gateway Drive near Interstate Drive and the Interstate 85 overpass. Upon arrival, officers located the ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Opelika Police Host Illegal Narcotic Identification Class for Community

Narcotics Class 10.14.21

The Opelika Police Department is hosting an Illegal Narcotic Identification Class on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The class is for Opelika parents, educators and youth leaders who wish to gain additional knowledge and understanding of illegal narcotics and...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

LOCATED: Abdul Rasheed

9.24 Located

LOCATED: Mr. Rasheed was located safe in Macon County on 09/24/21.

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Georgia man. Abdul Hakeem Rasheed, 21 yoa from McDonough, GA was last seen leaving the...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Attempt to Identify Huntsville Theft Suspect

9.23 Can you identify

The Opelika Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying a Huntsville, AL theft suspect. On 09/09/2021 at approximately 6:30 PM the suspect, a light-skinned female, entered Verizon Wireless located at 2762 Carl T. Jones Drive S...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Attempt to Identify Hit & Run Suspect

9.20 Can you identify-2

On 09/18/2021 at approximately 3:50 PM Officers with the Opelika Police Department responded to a Leaving the Scene of an Accident Complaint at Target, located at 2640 Enterprise Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a mother with her child who had receiv...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Demarcus Smith Arrest

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On 09/14/2021 at approximately 11:40 AM, Opelika Police Officers responded to the East Alabama Medical Center in reference to a deceased child. Officers learned that an unresponsive 2-month-old black female was brought to the emergency room by her father ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Attempt Identify Motorcycle Theft Suspect

9.17 Can you identify

UPDATED 09/17/21- New photos have been shared of the suspect. 

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On 09/08/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, First Degree, in the 1000 Block of North Uniroyal Road. Security camera video shows the suspect...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Bomb Threat Update

On 09/08/2021 Opelika Police Department Detectives began investigating a bomb threat that was called into Opelika High School at 11:45 AM that day. Detectives have determined that the call was made by a 13-year-old juvenile from Florida. They have conclud...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Opelika High School Bomb Threat

The Opelika Police Department responded to a bomb threat at Opelika High School at approximately 11:45 AM on 09/08/2021. Officers and OHS safely evacuated the students and staff to Southern Union State Community College. Auburn Police Department and the L...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

WANTED: Henry Greer

Henry Greer

The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Henry Curtis Greer, age 39.  Greer was identified as the suspect in numerous business burglaries and thefts that occurred on August 27, 2021 and September 1...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Star Street Shooting

8.24 Arrest

On 08/24/2021 at approximately 1:36 AM the Opelika Police Department received calls of shots fired in the 2200 Block of Star Street. Upon arrival, officers located a suspect barricaded in a shed located on the property. 

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Attempt to Identify Theft Suspects

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On 08/16/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a report of multiple thefts at CT Collision, located at 3300 Pepperell Parkway. Employees reported that approximately 20 catalytic converters and other miscellaneous items had been stolen off...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Attempt to Identify Burglary Suspects

8.20 Can you identify

On 08/17/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating two burglaries which occurred at Sunco Service Station, located at 300 Columbus Parkway, and Marathon Gas Station, located at 1001 Columbus Parkway. Upon investigation, three suspects are see...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect

8.19 Can you identify

On 08/16/2021 at approximately 9:00 PM the Opelika Police Department responded to a Robbery in the 1600 Block of S. Fox Run Parkway. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who stated that he was taking trash to the dumpster when he was approa...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

WANTED: Deandrian Martin

Deandrian Marquel Martin

The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Deandrian Marquel Martin. Martin was identified as the suspect in numerous vehicle break-ins that occurred over the summer in residential areas of Opelika. The Opeli...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

LOCATED: OPD Requesting the Public's Help in Locating Missing Opelika Woman

8.10 Missing Person

Update: 4:00 PM
MISSING PERSON LOCATED
Kimberly Welch has been located. 
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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika woman. Kimberly Ann Trivoli Welch, 27 yoa from Opelika, AL, was l...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Traffic Fatality 08.09.21

On 08/09/2021 at approximately 4:54 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the 3000 Block of Lafayette Parkway. Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle that had struck a building. The driver, a 73-year-old male, was pron...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Attempt to Identity B&E Suspect

8.9 Can you identify

On 08/06/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating multiple vehicle break-ins that occurred at Laquinta Inn, located at 3151 Capps Way and Holiday Inn Express, located at 1801 Capps Landing. The suspect, a black male with facial hair, is seen...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Traffic Fatality

On 08/04/2021 at approximately 4:45 AM, the Opelika Police Department began receiving calls regarding an individual in the roadway on Interstate 85 northbound, south of exit 62. Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old male who had been struck by a ve...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

ARRESTED: Attempt to Identify Winn Dixie Suspect

7.30 Can you identify-2

UPDATE:

Zenetta Bandy Smith, 50 you from Opelika, AL, was arrested on a warrant for Theft of Property, Third Degree on 08/05/2021. 

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On 07/11/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurre...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Attempt to Identify Attempted Burglary Suspects

7.30 Can you identify

On 07/12/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Attempted Burglary which occurred in the 1600 Block of 3rd Avenue. Three suspects, all black males, are seen on camera attempting to kick in the door of the residence before fleeing. Two s...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Attempt to Identify Murf Mart Suspect

7.29 Can you identify

On 07/07/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigation an Attempted Robbery which occurred at Murf Mart, located at 1001 Frederick Road. The suspect, a black male or female, is seen on camera wearing a black hoodie, jeans, black shoes and holding...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Vehicle Break Ins

7.14 Can you identify

 The Opelika Police Department has been investigating several Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle complaints around the historic district of Opelika over the past few weeks. Home security videos show the suspect, a black male, attempt ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspects in Fraud Case

6.28 Can you identify

On 06/23/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at Mapco, located at 2385 Moores Mill Road, Auburn, AL. The suspects, both black males, are seen on camera entering the business at app...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Attempt to Identify Walmart Suspect

6.25 Can you identify

On 06/17/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigation a Fradulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card which occurred at Wal-Mart, located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. The suspect, a black male, is seen on camera wearing a New York baseball cap, face mask, ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Attempt to Identify Kroger Theft Suspect

6.24 Can you identify

On 06/20/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigation a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Kroger, located at 2460 Enterprise Drive. The suspect, a black female, is seen on camera wearing a white face mask, a white t-shirt and bl...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Assault Suspect Arrested

PRESS RELEASE

In the early hours of 06/24/2021 the Opelika Police Department responded to 2000 Pepperell Parkway, East Alabama Medical Center, in regards to an assault. Officers located the suspect, Steve John Collins, 54 yoa from Opelika, AL, nearby. Collins was arres...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

ARRESTED- Attempt to Identify Suspect in Burglary

6.23 Can you identify

Arrested 07/21/2021

Kentavious Jamal Miles, 27 yoa from Valley, AL, was arrested on outstanding warrants for two counts of Burglary, Third Degree and Theft of Property, Third Degree. 

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect

6.21 Can you identify

On 06/20/2021 the Opelika Police Department responded to a Robbery which occurred at Best Western, located at 205 North 21st Street. The suspect, a black male, can be seen on camera wearing all white clothing, white shoes and a face mask. The victim state...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

LOCATED: Missing Opelika Man Shawn Montgomery

6.15 Missing Person

06/15/21 5:00 PM Update

Mr. Montgomery has been located

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika man. Shawn Cornell Montgomery, 48 yoa from Opelika, AL, was last seen leaving his residen...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

ARRESTED- Attempt to Identify Suspect in Sun Self Storage Theft

6.15 Can you identify

Arrested 6/21/21

William Blake Norton, 33 yoa from Opelika, AL, was arrested on a warrant for Theft of Property, Third Degree. 

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Narcotics Arrests

Arrests 6.10

On 06/10/2021 the Opelika Police Narcotics Division, along with the Lee County SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 Block of Airport Road. During the search, Detectives recovered a large quantity of narcotics believed to be met...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect who used a Stolen Debit Card at Lowes

6.2 Can you identify

On 05/26/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, and a Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card which occurred at Lowes, located at 1701 Frederick Road. The suspect, a white male, can be seen on camera wearing a blu...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspects in Burglary & Theft

5.27 Can you identify

On 05/06/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Burglary, Third Degree, and a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Susie K’s, located at 1801 2nd Avenue. The suspects, all black males, stole $100.00 in cash, a cas...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Integrity Auto Theft

5.20 Can you identify

On 05/14/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Second Degree, which occurred at Integrity Auto Service, located at 1007 Geneva Street. The suspects stole catalytic converters off three vehicles between 1:30 AM and 2:3...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Vehicle Break Ins

5.19 Can you identify

On 05/11/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle which occurred at Davis Tire & Auto, located at 300 South 6th Street. The suspect, a black male, can be seen on camera wearing a camouflage hoo...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Best Buy Theft

5.18 Can you identify

On 05/13/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Best Buy, located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. The suspect, a black male with a mohawk hairstyle, can be seen on camera wearing a disposabl...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in AT&T Theft

5.14 Can you identify

On 04/15/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, First Degree, which occurred at AT&T, located at 2025 Interstate Drive. The suspect, a black male, can be seen on camera wearing a black mask, black pants, black shoe...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Opelika Police Department Together Opelika Campaign Update

Last October the Opelika Police Department launched TOGETHER, OPELIKA a campaign geared to build trust and relationships between the citizens of Opelika and the Opelika Police Department. 

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Three Men Arrested During Investigation

Arrests 5.3

On 05/03/2021 the Opelika Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of Lee Road 40. The search warrant stemmed from an investigation of several Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicl...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

LOCATED: Missing Opelika Man Nicholas Jones

Jones Missing Person

JONES WAS LOCATED 08/10/21

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika man. Nicholas Jones, 28 yoa from Opelika, AL, was last seen in the 2200 Block of 3rd Avenue on April 15, 2021. Jones w...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspects in Vehicle Break-Ins and Theft

4.15 Can you identify

On 04/13/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating multiple incidents of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and a Theft of Property, First Degree, in the area of Wyndham Gates subdivision. At approximately 4:16 AM five suspects are seen...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property

4.14 Can you identify

On 03/24/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card and a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 800 2nd Avenue. The suspect, a black male, can bee...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Best Buy

4.13 Can you identify

On 04/09/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Best Buy, located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. A loss prevention employee reported that a suspect can be seen on camera placing a car stere...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card

3.30 Can you identify

On 03/17/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at Walmart, located at 1900 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika, AL. The two suspects are seen on camera exiting the store at approximately 3:...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card

3.24 Can you identify

On 03/21/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at Target, located at 2640 Enterprise Drive in Opelika, AL. The two suspects are seen on camera exiting the store at approximately 3:40...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

LOCATED: Missing Opelika Man Louis Young Jr.

Missing Person- Young

YOUNG WAS LOCATED ON 04/25/21

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika man. Louis Carter Young Jr., 58 yoa from Opelika, AL, was last seen near his residence in the 1100 Block of Magnoli...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Murder Arrest

3.5 Browning Arrest

On 03/05/2021 the Opelika Police Department arrested Raphael Maurice Browning, 35 yoa from Opelika, AL. Browning is charged with Murder in the assualt that occurred in the 500 Block of Maple Avenue on 03/02/2021. This case remains under investiga...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Assault Arrest

3.2 Arrest

On 03/01/2021 the Opelika Police Department, with the assistance of Alabama Probation and Parole, arrested Fredrick Orlando Jenkins, 43 yoa from Opelika, AL, on a warrant for Assault, First Degree. Detectives identified Jenkins as the suspect in the assau...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Pedestrian Fatality

On 02/26/2021 at 1:45 PM Opelika Police Department responded to the 1700 Block of McCoy Street in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Upon arrival, first responders located a 64-year-old male victim. The victim was pronounced dead ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

U.S. MARSHALS CAPTURE OPELIKA MURDER SUSPECT

2.25 Capture

On 02/25/2021 at 9:30 AM the U.S. Marshals arrested John Robert Thomas III, 40 yoa from Opelika, AL in Milldale, CT. Thomas was identified as the suspect in the shooting that occurred on 02/19/2021 in the 300 Block of South 3rd Street. He is char...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Arson Arrest

Ashmore

On the evening of 02/18/2021 the Opelika Police Department arrested Frederick Maurice Ashmore, 31 yoa from Opelika, AL, on charges stemming from an early morning fire in the 1500 Block of Pinehurst Drive. Ashmore is charged with Arson, First Degree, three...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Pinehurst Fire Investigation

On 02/18/2021 at approximately 4:52 AM the Opelika Police Department and Opelika Fire responded to the 1500 Block of Pinehurst Drive in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, responders located one of the buildings engulfed in flames. Officers were ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card at AB Tire Shop

2.17 Can you identify

On 12/31/2020 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at AB Tire Shop, located at 3509 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika, AL. The suspect, a Hispanic male, is seen on camera wearing a dark gray ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

The Opelika Police Department Announces Several Promotions

Feb Promotions

The Opelika Police Department is pleased to announce several promotions. Lieutenants Kenny Miller and Rob Cook have been promoted to the rank of Captain following the retirement of Captain Ed Clark and the promotion of Chief Shane Healey.

Lt. Miller is now...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Dick's Sporting Goods on Jan 2

1.26 Can you identify

On 01/02/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Dick’s Sporting Goods, located at 2718 Enterprise Drive in Opelika, AL. The two suspects are seen on camera entering the store a...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Murder Suspect Arrest

CORDEZMOND HARRIS

On 01/19/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 Block of Chester Avenue. The 28-year-old male victim later died at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown in Columbus, GA. On 01/20/2021 at 5:00 PM OPD Detecti...

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