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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bobsled boosters

    If you ever wonder how your actions can affect other people, walk down to Carol Wooten’s class at Maurice Bowling Middle School.
    The students who make up her class get positively giddy when one name comes up for discussion.
    Adam Clark.
    It’s not often that a child’s hero comes from their own hometown but that’s how Wooten’s students describe the Owen County High alum.
    Clark is working tirelessly, chasing his own dream of becoming a member of the US Olympic bobsled team.

  • Murder victim's family continues fighting to keep killer behind bars

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz
    For the News-Herald

  • Schools taking steps to improve security

    When classes resumed following the holidays, students and parents across the nation had to become accustomed to heightened security following a tragedy that left many wondering how safe their children were outside the home.
    Many Owen County Primary School students came to school seeking comfort from the things they had heard their parents say or the chaos they caught a glimpse of on TV.

  • Looking ahead

    As the world turns away from 2012, some Owen County leaders are looking for progress as the calendar changes to 2013.

    In the upcoming year, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she wants to see a greater emphasis placed on jobs, infrastructure and access to utilities.
    To achieve that, Keith said she wants people to understand the importance of economic development and what it means to the future of Owen County.