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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.
"We are so appreciative of our great partnership with Opelika City Schools. All children should know of the great opportunities that exist...
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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.  

“We are honored to spend the morning with our veterans, first with breakfast and then by...

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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. 

UPDATE 3/24/21: CSX is plann...

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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.

The Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropo...

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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.

The Lee County facility that our cardboard is taken to will be closed f...

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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.

Morgan retired from the Opelika Fire Department seven years ago as Assis...

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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: January 19, 2021

TREE PRUNING 2021

Below is a list of the first priority tree pruning for 2021. Please be cautious of workers on roads. 

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

MLK Day Garbage, Trash and Recycling Schedule

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During the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Opelika Environmental Services will not run routes on Monday. All routes will run a day behind the regular schedule. Please have your carts out early, because we may be running earlier than normal.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES SHANE HEALEY CHIEF OF OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT

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The City of Opelika is pleased to announce Shane Healey as the city’s new Police Chief, effective immediately. Healey is replacing Chief John McEachern, who retired November 30, 2020, after eight years of service to the city.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

OPELIKA GRANTED $1,328,687.23 FOR EXIT 62 IMPROVEMENTS

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On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced the City of Opelika (Lee County) will be receiving $1,328,687.23 in funding for Exit 62 improvements. 

The goal of this project is to ultimately improve access al...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID ANNOUNCEMENT FROM EAMC

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Beginning this week, EAMC will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to those who are 75 years and older AND are residents of Chambers, Lee or Macon counties. EAMC is asking that you please use the following link to register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointmen...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

I-85 TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED SUNDAY MORNING 01/ 10/21 DUE TO UTILITY WORK AROUND EXIT 60

This Sunday, January 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to noon, I-85 North and South through Opelika will experience traffic delays due to utility work around Exit 60. 

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Survey Report from Fall 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Sessions

During Work Session, Dr. Arturo Menefee presented his synopsis of the surveys to the council from the Diversity and Inclusion meeting series the City of Opelika hosted this fall.  Below is the presentation that was provided for the council for yo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA BLOOD DRIVE JANUARY 2021

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City of Opelika will be hosted a blood drive Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. behind Opelika City Hall (204 South 7th Street) in the Bloodmobile. We invite the public and employees to start 2021 by helping save local lives in need of blood....

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

OES CHRISTMAS TRASH, GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE

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During the week of Christmas, Opelika Environmental Services will not run routes on Thursday or Friday. Thursday routes will run a day ahead of regular schedule. If your garbage, trash or recycling is usually picked up on Thursday, it will be picked up on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

OPELIKA’S MANDO AMERICA CORPORATION INVESTING ADDITIONAL CAPITAL AND CREATING NEW JOBS

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika manufacturing company ­– Mando America Corporation – will be investing additional capital for new equipment and creating new jobs. 

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

CONSTRUCTION STREET CLOSURE OF CLANTON ST, CHERRY ST, MCCOY ST NEXT WEEK

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Robinson paving company will shut down the intersection of Clanton Street, Cherry Street, and McCoy Street from Tuesday, December 15, 2020 to Thursday, December 18, 2020. It will need to be a full closure and detour signs will be placed to direct traffic ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

SCAM ALERT: OUT OF STATE PINE STRAW INSTALLERS

SCAM ALERT: The City of Opelika has been made aware of out-of-state pine straw installers taking advantage of our local residents. These companies do not have business licenses to conduct business within the city limits. They are offering to install pine ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Special City Council Meeting Summary - December 11, 2020

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OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL

“SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA”

300 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD.

DECEMBER 11, 2020

TIME: 2:00 PM

  

  1. Call to Order

President Smith called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm and asked City Clerk Russell Jones to call th...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA

The City of Opelika City Council is calling a special meeting to be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 in the courtroom of the Opelika Municipal Court Building, 300 MLK Blvd, for the purpose of considering an employee grievance and to issue a decision.

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

OPELIKA SPORTSPLEX WILL CLOSE FOR THOROUGH CLEANING 5 PM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020

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Out of an abundance of caution and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Opelika SportsPlex will close today at 5 p.m. will reopen and resume normal operating hours on Monday, December 14th. All outdoor activities will remain to the open public. The faci...
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Posted on: December 9, 2020

GOVERNOR IVEY EXTENDS SAFER AT HOME ORDER UNTIL JANUARY 22,2021

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Gov. Ivey extends the SAFER AT HOME ORDER through January 22, 2021 at the 11 a.m. press conference today. EAMC officials announce the third peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The city of Opelika continues to encourage residents and visitors to wear masks,...

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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

Weather Update from Lee County, Alabama EMA: 
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:

Jeter Avenue Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am &n...

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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

ADA Compliance Work

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

Opelika Technology Park

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

Gateway Drive and Society Hill Road Intersection Construction

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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