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Today's News

  • Court News | July 6, 2016

    Owen District Court | July 1, 2016

    Adrian Byrd, 1982, non-support, pleaded not guilty, continued to July 8.

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 28 for review.

    Bonnolaray A. Craig, 1993, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, third-degree terroristic threatening, pleaded guilty, 120 days, to serve 7 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit any time served, 2 years and forfeit brass knuckles, no new offenses.

  • Owen County High School recognizes honor roll students

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Esmeralda Aldama, Devenee Bolen, Peyton Burton, Robert Caldwell, Caitlyn Cox, Marissa Craig, Shane Dawson, Courtne Dempsey, Adam Dunavent, Michael Goderwis, Jessica Herrmann, Hannah Johnson, Cameron Lesuer, Ravin McMillian, Dalton Miley, Hannah O’Connor, Elijah Patterson, Destiny Pickett, Emmaleigh Richardson, Lexie Robinson, Stevee Rohling, Ethan Searcy, Tori Smith, Colton Stedam, Caylin Trenary, Dillon Vinal, Brian Wallace, Brooke Woodyard and Baileigh Young.

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

  • Protecting plants, annuals from powdery mildew

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.

  • Lying woman puts police officer in awkward position

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Perhaps you heard about the woman who was pulled over for doing 65 mph in a 40 mph zone?

    When the policeman asked for her license, she told him she didn’t have one, that it was revoked two years ago for drunk driving.

    The policeman then asked for her vehicle registration, but she said she had stolen the car, killed the driver and stashed his body in the trunk.

    “Ma’am, don’t move,” the policeman ordered. “I’m calling for backup.”

  • Let God drive while you learn to enjoy the scenery and the ride

    When I first met my husband he drove a brand-new 1973 Mercury Comet GT, white with orange pinstripes along the sides and orange vinyl interior – and a manual transmission.

    As Barry attempted to teach me how to drive it, I proved myself to be a willing student, but not an adept one.

    I understood the whole clutch-brake-gas pedal thing in theory, but when it came to putting my foot on the correct pedal at the correct time there seemed to be either one too many pedals or I had one too few feet to do it right.

  • Local Church News | July 6, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We had a wonderful morning of worship through beautiful special music provided by Mikala, observance of the Lord’s Supper, and a great message of truth from God’s Word. The message from Proverbs 29:18 titled “Give Them Something to Believe In” challenged us to surrender our whole life to God and to get our priorities in order.

  • Cemetery tour tells stories of past Owen countians

    The small granite marker seemed insignificant surrounded by larger, more elaborately carved tombstones. The name etched on top of the stone, Colorado Grant, was unknown to most, yet the man buried beneath the gravestone truly touched the lives of Owen countians in the early 1900s, for he gave them a glimpse of the western frontier.

    On a hot day a few weeks ago, as sunlight bounced off tombstones and baked visitors, the Owen County Historical Society and the Owen County Public Library joined together to visit Owen County’s past.

  • Court News | June 29, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 24, 2016

    Adrian Byrd, 1982, non-support, continued to July 1.

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 1.

    Harriet A. Hunt, 1968, receiving stolen property under $500, continued to July 8.

    Allan R. Johnson, 1988, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, continued to July 8.

  • Looking back | June 29, 2016

    Market on the move
    June 29, 2011 | 5 years ago

    For six of its seven years in operation, the Owen County Farmers’ Market has been held on the courthouse lawn. But starting Friday, the market will have a new location.

    The Owen County Farm Bureau received an $82,419-grant for construction of a permanent structure for the market.

  • New neighbor for Kay's Branch residents

    Summer came in and brought the heat with it. I got my big front yard mowed before the heat struck, but the rest of the yard will just have to go till this heat passes. I had to close off most of the house and turn on the air conditioner in the sun room.

    I had it put in when mother occupied that part of the house. I haven’t used it much since she is no long with me, but I have needed it this weekend.