ROGERSVILLE — Readers have been calling and asking about plans for Rogersville’s annual Parade and 4th of July Concert in the Park ... and the answer is, YES, events will take place this year again on Independence Day with the downtown parade, and later that day in the park, bands, food, fir…

Graduating, getting married, having children, changing jobs, becoming an empty nester, and retiring are common life transitions people experience. I never understood why elderly people dislike change, but I’m joining that group. I finally learned how my smart phone functions, and it’s time t…

I just love old things; old cars, old houses, old books, old toys, old glassware and especially old cast iron cookware. I wrote an article last year around my grandmother’s cast iron skillet. It’s my favorite piece of cookware in my kitchen. I know it’s well over a hundred years old. I’d giv…

SNEEDVILLE — Pictured cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Allied Dispatch Call Center on Thursday, May 9, 2019, are, left to right: Hancock Co. Mayor Thomas Harrison, Michelle Hopkins, Wayne Abadie (Chief Operating Officer, Allied Dispatch Solutions, LLC), Callie Kennedy, Executive…

SNEEDVILLE — From dental work to vision needs, the Miles for Smiles team of volunteers were back in Hancock County last week, seeing patients in their mobile clinics at The Jubilee Project. Pictured is a dental hygienist taking care of a patient’s needs, and, in the other photo, Dawson Booze…

SNEEDVILLE — Spout Spring, a well-known free-flowing water spring located a couple hundred yards up the mountainside from Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, has been providing drinking water to area residents for decades.

Because of its contribution to the large decline in cavities in the United States since the 1960s, CDC named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Unfortunately, residents of Sneedville are not currently benefiting from optimal fluoride …

A view in downtown Sneedville in 1917 as a group of young men were leaving for World War One. (PUB. NOTE: Readers, if you have photos you’d like to share of people, places and events in Hancock’s past, please let us know! Email us at hancockeagle@therogersvillereview.com, or call Tommy Campb…

ROGERSVILLE — Christian music at its best will fill the air on Saturday, May 18, as Persia Baptist Church hosts its annual Family Night in the Park. The free concert, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature nationally-known and award-winning groups 7eventh Time Down and JJ Weeks Band, and Tori …

There are things in this life that never change. Like housework. There will always be laundry to do. There will always be floors to clean. There will always be beds to make.

SNEEDVILLE — Hancock County EMS would like to recognize Dakota Gibson for graduating the Advanced EMT course at Walters State Community College, and passing his national Registry test to become a licensed AEMT in the state of Tennessee! “Dakota has been an outstanding employee with Hancock C…

Once upon a time, there was a kindly loving woman who had raised 10 children, buried a baby and also buried her husband. Another son committed suicide. She had gone through so much, yet she was still kind, loving and God believing.

KYLES FORD — On Jan. 2, 1863, a Union Cavalry force of almost 1,000 men from Nicolsville, Kentucky, passed through this area after a raid on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad in Upper East Tennessee.

MULBERRY COMMUNITY — All Creatures Mobile Veterinary Services held rabies vaccination clinics in several Hancock County communities on Saturday, May 4, including this one in the Mulberry community, where “Bella”, owned by Raymond Brown, got her extended three-year rabies shot. The clinics, n…

SNEEDVILLE — With the nation’s substance abuse crisis now nearly two decades in progress, the fallout for Tennessee children living in homes with parental addicts continues to drive the need for a strong foster care support system to help youth achieve a healthy living environment, repair th…

SNEEDVILLE — By the end of summer, the Hancock County School System will hold the unique distinction of being the only system in not only the state of Tennessee but the entire country where filtered, refillable water stations have been installed on every campus.

SNEEDVILLE — A representative of Johnson Controls apparently met on May 2, 2019, with the Hancock Co. Board of Education in an hour-and-a-half long closed-door ‘work session’ to again discuss what could amount to a $2.5 million project to install an advanced utilities monitoring system and r…

SNEEDVILLE — “We all fight together” is the slogan of Hope For Hancock County, a local group of volunteers who got together, with many from the community, on Saturday morning, May 4, for their annual 5K run and walk to raise money for local cancer patients.

SNEEDVILLE — Hancock County residents came together at the Courthouse at noon on May 2, 2019, to offer prayers for the nation, its leaders, churches, schools, the military and local first responders, and families. The National Day of Prayer has been observed from time to time in America from…

SNEEDVILLE — Spring Fest is an annual event sponsored by The Shepherd’s Corner, in Sneedville, for anyone who wants to attend, and organizers say the Fest truly has something for everyone.

KINGSPORT — We see the sun and the stars every day, but how much do you actually know about them? On May 11, visit Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium at its celebration of Astronomy Day to learn about the celestial objects our planet calls neighbors.

JOHNSON CITY — The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians is hosting a free alumnae “reunion” event for all former Girl Scouts on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Camp Wildwood, 1100 Wildwood Avenue, Johnson City.

PRESSMEN’S HOME — Seventies-style singer/songwriter Denny Cluck, of Sneedville, will be one of the featured entertainers at the grand opening of what organizers are calling “a new vision” for The Castle Barn at historic Pressmen’s Home, near Rogersville.

SNEEDVILLE — At the April meeting of the Hancock Co. Board of Education, there was considerable discussion surrounding possible legal concerns and liability issues of allowing a local ministry to continue to use a now-school system owned piece of property as the site for its annual fall evan…

SNEEDVILLE — Members of the Hancock Co. Board of Education on May 2 approved a drug prevention and rehabilitation program for the Middle School that is being offered through Ballad Health.

SNEEDVILLE — Sneedville’s newest employer — Allied Dispatch Solutions, LLC, which is operating the new call center in the Hancock Co. Industrial Park — is now open.

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University will offer free training to deliver the life-saving drug naloxone on Friday, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in ETSU’s Reece Museum.

Did I hear someone say, “What on earth is Cinco de Mayo?” That’s simply Spanish for the fifth of May. It’s an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

SNEEDVILLE — An undated photo of Sneedville Motor Company, the local Ford dealership at the time, located where Walgreens Pharmacy is today. Can anyone identify the men standing in front? (PUB. NOTE: Readers, we would love it if you would share some of your own treasured historical snapshots…

SNEEDVILLE — Students who may have wondered — or not given a thought to — what effect not wearing a seat belt can have on a human body will get an opportunity to see first-hand and in a very realistic fashion next week, thanks to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.