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Posted on: January 26, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

MLK WEEK: GARBAGE, YARD WASTE & RECYCLING SCHEDULE

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

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

ELECTION DAY NOTICE

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Important Dates to Remember:

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

OPELIKA INDUSTRY CAR TECH EXPANDING, $18.3 MILLION INVESTMENT

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

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

THE FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING TO BUILD THREE HOMES IN OPELIKA

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

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

OPELIKA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PRESENTS VETERAN WITH RELOCATION INCENTIVE

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

A LETTER FROM SANTA TO OPELIKA CITIZENS AND VISITORS

A Letter from Santa to Opelika Citizens and Visitors

Dear Opelika Citizens and Visitors:

HO HO HO from the North Pole! 

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

TRAFFIC NOTICE

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

MAYOR SUSPENDS RULES AT OPELIKA CEMETERIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

MAYOR GARY FULLER EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL EMERITUS DESIGNATION

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

ROAD WORK UPDATE: SPORTSPLEX ROUNDABOUT

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA SUSPENDS ENFORCEMENT OF RENTAL ORDINANCE

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

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

OPELIKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WELCOMES GRIFFIN O’CONNOR

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

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES AND AMEA KICK OFF 2023 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

SOUTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL RECOGNIZES OPELIKA, ALABAMA

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

OPELIKA PUBLIC LIBRARY UNVEILS GSF FOUNDATION MUSICAL GARDEN

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

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