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Today's News

  • Police perform act of kindness

    Doug Schwartzman had put a lot of miles on his old bike.

    He had been living in Florida for several months, making a humble living playing the guitar and hustling pool when he decided to go home to Pontiac, Mich.

    Schwartman, 51, gathered up his few possessions, bought a bus ticket and made plans to head home.

    But his plans suddenly changed.

    He missed his bus.

    Instead of catching the next one, Schwartzman said he decided to hit the highway under his own power. He loaded up his bicycle and headed out.

  • Hard work pays off for soccer players

    The soccer season may be over but both the boy’s and girl’s team still had some unfinished business.

    The boys and girls teams recently handed out their post-season awards.

     

    Boys Awards Varsity

    James Marston - Offensive Player of the Year

    Austin Collin - Most Goals

    Ryan Marston - Coach’s Award

    Jared Fitzgerald - Coach’s Award

    Austin Willis - 110-Percent Award

    Boys JV Awards

    Will Dempsey - Most Goals

    Cooper Taylor - Most Assists

  • Santa comes to town Sunday

    The annual Owen County Christmas parade will roll through town Sunday, kicking off the Christmas season once more.

    This year’s theme will be “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said this theme was chosen from last year’s leftovers.

    “We still had some good suggestions left from last year so we decided to choose one of those,” Hetterman said.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the weather was brisk and the promise of cold air and clear skies remained for several days in a row, Owen County families prepared for the annual event of “hog-killing.” All year, efforts were made to fatten these delectable creatures whose succulent meat was the mainstay of many a winter meal.

  • Meeting the Needs could fall short

    As children across the world prepare letters of their special wants to send to the North Pole, one organization in Owen County is seeking basic needs to continue helping local families.

    Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, nonprofit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.

  • Young Runnin’ Rebels look to make a mark

    The question did not take long to answer.

    When asked about the upcoming basketball season and the outlook for his Rebels, Owen County High School Head Basketball Coach Devin Duvall had a quick response.

    “We’re young,” he said.

    Owen County High School lost several key players to graduation at the end of last year.

    Blake Lewis, Kyle Kelly, Jordan Shelton and Michael Colligan graduated, taking with them a huge chunk of scoring and rebounding from a year ago.

  • Winners at UT judo competition

    Experienced players from the Owen County Judo Team competed Nov. 20 at the University of Tennessee.

    From Owen County High School,  James Thompson’s performance was unsurpassed in the junior heavyweight division and the senior men’s novice 185 and under division.

  • Thanksgiving gets a bum rap

    Sometimes, Thanksgiving gets a bum rap.

    I’m not a global sociologist but I doubt there are many other holidays  celebrated across the world where food is such a focus.

    A lot of cultures have foods that are associated with a holiday but I would guess there aren’t many in which the meal is the centerpiece of activity.

  • Angel Tree begins to shine again

    This year, 36 children across Owen County are looking to have their Christmas made special by those who take a name from the angel tree, put together by the Owen County Extension Office.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said each year families throughout Owen County request assistance through their office.

    Those who request help can get full sponsorship by attending the “Small Steps to Health and Wellness” class or participating in 16 hours of community service.

  • Middle school students will go to new building after holiday break

    Despite not having a completion date set in stone, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said students will be moving into the new Maurice Bowling Middle School following winter break.

    The school was expected to be completed in October, but due to harsh winter weather earlier this year, contractors were unable to complete construction in early fall.