SNEEDVILLE — Not enough members of the Sneedville Board of Mayor and Aldermen were present for the board to conduct official business on Sept. 10, but it was announced that the town is one of only 22 towns awarded a Community Transportation Planning Grant in 2019.

SNEEDVILLE — Ballad Health hosted a free health fair at Hancock County Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 12, with more than a dozen vendors present. The health fair also offered information about other essential services available in the community, including optometry, dental, mental health, chiro…

SNEEDVILLE — The South Greene Lady Rebels defeated the Hancock County Lady Indians in straight sets Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 2019. The Lady Rebels won the first two sets by scores of 25-8 and 25-3. The Lady Indians played much better in the third set, but lost 25-16. Before the match three…

KINGSPORT — The Hancock County Lady Indians traveled to Kingsport on September 12 to play a district match against the Sullivan North Lady Raiders.

SNEEDVILLE — Jadon Royston is the Hancock Co. High School’s “Player of the Week” for his performance against Rye Cove on Sept. 13, 2019. Royston, a senior running back, carried 17 times for 173 yards and three touchdowns. The Player of the Week is named by the Indian coaching staff. Congratu…

SNEEDVILLE — Hancock County Library Director, Lois Rosenbalm (left) and Assistant Pam Lane (right), are all smiles looking for their favorite drawings in the latest children’s book, “Letters from McIntyre’s Farm”. Author Sandy Whittle (center) looks over their shoulder as they glimpse throug…

Some retailers insist on good customer service, while others treat it as an afterthought. A few years ago, I entered a certain supermarket, we’ll call it Chain Store 1, and during my brief visit, a sudden rain shower began. The employees practically smothered me as I started to exit, offerin…

Hello, and welcome back to Down Home Food. How many of you are ready for some cooler fall weather? I sure am! It’s been a long hot summer and I am looking forward to some cooler weather. October is my favorite month. Maybe that’s because my birthday falls in October ... lol.

SNEEDVILLE — In honor of College Savings Month, State Sen. Frank Niceley, Rep. Gary Hicks, and State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., visited Hancock Co. Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, to surprise one lucky — and very surprised —student with a $250 scholarship in a TNStars Coll…

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn this week announced that the state’s graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent, with the Hancock County School System earning a shout-out for improving its graduation rate by seven points.

ROGERSVILLE — Starting in this week's editions, the Rogersville Review and the Hancock Co. Eagle will begin publishing opinion page columns written by David Carroll, a longtime southern writer and broadcaster.

CLINCHPORT, Virginia — The Hancock County Indians traveled across the state line to visit the Rye Cove Eagles and came up just short of victory, falling by the score of 36-34.

ROGERSVILLE — A hayfield, a more than century-old spring house, an iconic barn and two nearby homes have been transformed into a brand-new event venue for people looking for “a different kind of place” to hold wedding receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, company picnics, family reunions or …

ROGERSVILLE — A Fall Women’s Conference at The Bridge church — “Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving and Praise” — will feature speakers Debby Frazier and Debbi Davidson.

SNEEDVILLE — If it’s free food, free door prizes, free entertainment and lots of fellowship time with your friends and neighbors that you’re looking for, then Hancock County’s annual Appreciation Day is an event you don’t want to miss!

SNEEDVILLE — A woman who appeared before the Hancock Co. Commission at its Sept. 9, 2019, meeting, made it clear that she wants an answer as to why a short stretch of dusty, dirt road that her mother and two other families live on has not been paved, or at the very least, had “chat” rock app…

KYLES FORD — An afternoon and evening of good, old fashioned family fun begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Panther Creek — Kyles Ford Volunteer Fire Department.

Junior Preston Hatfield has been named “Player of the Week” for the Unaka game on Sept. 6, 2019. He had 14 tackles including a tackle for a six-yard loss on the conversion attempt that ended the game, preserving the 50-48 double overtime win. The player of the week is selected by the Indians…

SNEEDVILLE — Cheerleaders at Hancock Co. Elementary School held a recent roadblock in downtown Sneedville to raise money for new uniforms. Pictured at one of the stations are Haylee Teal, Maci Helton, and Jessica Helton.

ROGERSVILLE — The Rogersville/Hawkins Co. Chamber of Commerce and Busted Knuckle Motorcycle Shop are “gearing up” for the third annual Bike Nite, which will take place in downtown Rogersville on Sept. 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

STONEY CREEK – For the second time in three games the Hancock County Indians played on overtime game Friday night on the road. When the dust settled the Indians came away with a 50-48 win over the Unaka High School Rangers.

ROGERSVILLE — Every dollar raised at the 19th annual Christmas for the Children Toy Bike Run and Car Cruise In Rogersville on Sat., Sept. 21, will be used for just that ... to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in Hawkins and Hancock counties.

PRESSMEN’S HOME — Two Nashville musicians, Pete McKeown and Andrea Davidson, are breathing new life into what was once a dairy barn on the historic Pressmen’s Home property near Rogersville. After cleaning it up a bit, the duo has turned the former working barn into a music venue they hope c…

MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Each year, Milligan College recognizes Christian leaders in the Tri-Cities area who integrate their faith with their profession. Beginning last year, Milligan also honors current high school juniors who exemplify servant-leadership.

PENNINGTON GAP, Virginia — While Ballad Health is making meaningful strides toward opening Lee County Community Hospital in the fall of 2020, hiring is currently underway for the new Ballad Health Medical Associates Urgent Care that will open early this October.

ROGERSVILLE — It was decided at the Sept. 5, 2019, Hawkins Co. Board of Education meeting that Clinch School will have four-day weeks for the remainder of the semester due to ongoing construction on SR 70 and SR 66. This comes after massive landslides in February of this year completely dest…

JOHNSON CITY — The East Tennessee State University Office of Professional Development will offer an eight-hour course leading to certification in “Mental Health First Aid” on Friday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the ETSU Innovation Lab, 2109 W. Market Street.

Singer/songwriter Andrea Davidson performs at the annual 4th of July, 2019, concert in Rogersville.

Singer/songwriter Peter McKeown warms up prior to a Fall 2018 event at The Castle Barn.