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Stories with place: Opelika
  • Ala woman marks 10 years since husband's death in Iraq 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:11 pm

    OPELIKA, Alabama - On what would have been her husband's 32nd birthday, Janina Taylor turned off of U.S. 280 and wound down Lee Road 249. She turned left into the lot at St. Mark's Christian Episcopal Church in Motts and parked her silver minivan. Taylor's two oldest children, 13-year-old Xavie'r and 10-year-old Aaliyah, raced up the hill to a small cemetery, stopping when they spotted an etched football and a nod to the Green Bay Packers on one stone.

  • Opelika men recount rescue off Ala coast 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 12:36 pm

    OPELIKA, Alabama - Two Opelika firefighters and one former firefighter are safe and back at work after they were separated from their boat when a scuba dive outing went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico 13 miles off the coast of Orange Beach.