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Today's News

  • Two wins in Tenn. for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County Lady Rebels went shopping in Gatlinburg last week and came away with two wins in the bag.
    The team took part in the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School where they played three games. After dropping their first game, they came back strong and won the next two and finished the tournament in fifth place.

  • Bustling communities once dotted Owen landscape

    Many sprang up along streams, creeks, and rivers. Others were established where gentle rolling hills cradled rich fertile soil. Their names varied, and over the decades many completely vanished. Yet, their stories serve as a reminder of the vital impact communities have on the culture, traditions, and history of a nation.
    A hundred years ago Owen County boasted over 70 communities, many of which are gone. Yet, a glimpse of a once thriving village might be captured on an early deed, in a diary or family story, or happen upon in an old newspaper article.

  • Despite losses, reflect on the happiness of past holiday seasons

    As a child, Christmastime was always a magical time. It was the time of year when the weather outside became cooler and boxes of ornaments and decorations would make their yearly appearance from storage. Candies, like fudge, cookies, Chex Mix, or “doo-dads” as we called them, buckeye balls and that white peanut butter candy that no one could remember the name of was made and quickly eaten, however, some was always saved for that jolly guy who slid down the chimney.

  • Looking Back | Dec. 21, 2016

    Dec. 21, 2011
    5 years ago
    Owen team honored for
    service

    When disaster strikes Owen County, the Owen County Emergency Management team has continuously been at the ready to assist citizens across the community.

  • Bad news always comes in threes

    I found out why Fay wasn’t answering her phone last Monday. She was in Lexington. Bruce’s heart began to beat too slow, and he wasn’t feeling so good so they took him to Lexington on Friday evening and he was in the hospital till Tuesday. He had to have a pacemaker put in. He can’t do anything but rest and watch TV for at least six weeks.

  • Wedding: Rogers-Mears

    Ciara Nicole Rogers and Dalton Mears are pleased to announce their forthcoming marriage.
    Ciara is the daughter of Johnny and Regina Rogers of Corinth. She is a 2015 graduate of Owen County High School. She is currently employed by Maurices and attends Georgetown College where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

  • At the Library | Dec. 21, 2016

    The Library will be closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  Happy Holidays to all or wonderful patrons!  See you next year!
    Evening Book Club
    We will discuss Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Snacks included. Our next books is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.
    Adult Exercise
    Come to the library to follow Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results, beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23.

  • MBMS announces science fair winners
  • Strong fall season for judo team
  • Rebels welcome climate change

    The Owen County Rebels are hoping a change of scenery will be just what the team needs to turn things around after a rough last week.
    The Rebels, who are in Florida for the KSA Events Holiday Tournament, suffered a pair of setbacks last week. Both defeats came at the hand of 31st District opponents.