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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels hope to begin new streak

    When Henry County defeated Owen County on Dec. 18, 2009, it was the last time the Lady Rebels had lost a game to a 31st district opponent.
    Since that time, the team had won 27 consecutive games.
    That streak ended Thursday night.

  • Rebels streak into new year

    2013 began the same way 2012 ended for the Owen County High School Rebels – with a win.
    The Rebels ended 2012 with four-straight wins. They began with a blowout victory at Gallatin County before they headed off to Belfry after Christmas for the Mountain Schoolboy Classic where they defeated Cordia, Pike County Central and Cass High School of Georgia.

  • Monterey Matters: Kids make Christmas so special for us all

    It has been quite a while since I’ve had much to talk about, so I sure hope you are ready to take this all in.
    First of all, I’d like to start out by saying happy New Year to all my friends and family in Owen County and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well.

  • Kay's Branch News: Smith House getting even better under new ownership

    Last week started with crisp, cold but sunny days. The snow was still on the ground but the roads were clear, so I was a happy camper.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 4, 2013

    Danny Carrier, 1980, non-payment of fines, $392.86 service fees must be paid, eligible for jail credit, show cause hearing set for April 12.
    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, non-payment of fines, show cause hearing set for April 12.
    Darrel G. Ligon, 1989, contempt of court, restitution to be paid in full by Feb. 15.
    Marcus Smith, 1972, non-payment of fines, jail credit, pay or
    Larry W. Towels, 1953, non-payment of fines, show cause hearing set for June 21.
    Levi V. Varner, 1991, non-payment of fines, released.

  • Owen property transfers - Dec. 2012

    J. Mitchell Properties LLC. to Rhonda M. Bramblett, lot 10, U.S. 127 South, Cedar Point Subdivision, $20,000.
    Margaret A. Ludwig to Margaret A. Ludwig and Candace Ludwig, lot 944, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $87,500.
    Jeffrey A. and Rebecca Thomas to Rebecca S. Wood and Margaret E. Schultz, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $217,500.
    Roger Stamper to Brad Lee and Tabatha K. Vincent, $130,000.
    Curtis and Amy Bates to Timothy A. and Lauren H. Collinsworth, $110,000.

  • I'm just saying: Just because you can doesn't mean you should

    There is an old saying in journalism that I used to share with the reporters and photographers. I usually applied it to people retouching pictures with Photoshop.
    “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” I would tell them.
    That axiom couldn’t have been more true than a couple of weeks ago when a New York area newspaper published an on-line interactive map of registered gun owners in parts of their coverage area.
    The paper obtained the names and addresses through normal public records requests.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Shopping was an adventure

    Somehow the conversation always seemed to revert back to history.
    Though the occasion was a birthday party for historical society member Margaret Alice Murphy, the ghosts of Owen countians took center stage.
    Stories of hucksters and Owen County general stores brought the phantoms to life and created a lively atmosphere in which to reminisce.

  • Homecoming royalty
  • Professionals sought to share career insight

    The staff of two Owen County schools are seeking volunteers to help students make future career decisions.
    Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County High School will hold an Operation Preparation March 11-15, which will use trained volunteer advisors from the community to discuss career aspirations, required education and training and whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare them for the future.