Opelika-Auburn News

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Opelika-Auburn News
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Opelika-Auburn News logo
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Berkshire Hathaway
Publisher Rex Maynor
Editor Patrick Johnston
Founded 1904
Headquarters 2901 Society Hill Road
Opelika, Alabama 36801
United States
Circulation 15,000
ISSN 1044-7539
OCLC number 244293921
Website oanow.com

The Opelika-Auburn News is a daily newspaper in Alabama serving Opelika, Auburn, and the surrounding communities. It first began publication in 1904, operating as the Opelika Daily News; in 1968 Millard B. Grimes and investors purchased the paper, changing its name to the Opelika-Auburn News in 1969, and selling in in 1977.[1][2] It was owned by the Thomson Corporation until 2000, when it was sold to Media General.[3] In the early 2000s, the News was a member of a coalition of newspapers which brought suit against Auburn University to uncover financial misbehavior by trustees.[4] In 2012, Media General sold most of its newspapers, including the Opelika-Auburn News, to current owner Berkshire Hathaway.[5]

The Opelika Auburn News is responsible for a majority of litter we see in Lee County. In its zeal to make a buck, the OA News bags advertising along with their bulletin and throws them out on our roads, in our yards, our driveways, and by our mail boxes (not in them). We’ve all seen the blue bags laying everywhere for days, flattened, water soaked – NASTY! It is not our job to pick up after the OA News. You would think a company that depends on subscribers/readers would treat the community better than this.


  1. ^ "Opelika daily news. (Newspaper, 1904)". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  2. ^ "The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and Its Newspapers Since World War II - Millard B. Grimes - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325. 
  4. ^ "Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives - Wayne Flynt - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  5. ^ facebook (2012-06-25). "Media General completes sale of Opelika-Auburn News". Oanow.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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