ROGERSVILLE — First responders perform a specialized job, and having reliable communications is critical to completing their missions. So, when Hawkins County officials went to survey the scene of the recent mudslide on Hwy. 70 with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and other public…

ROGERSVILLE — The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hawkins County is getting underway, and survivors of all ages and all types of cancer are encouraged to come out for the 2019 Survivor Dinner scheduled for March 26, at Occasions on the Square in Rogersville.

SNEEDVILLE — A Sneedville man was arrested Friday, March 15, 2019, on one count of sexual battery — a Class E Felony — after he was indicted by a Hancock Co. Grand Jury in connection with an incident allegedly involving a mentally defective female that occurred on Feb. 28, of this year.

ROGERSVILLE – A Hancock County man was charged with multiple offenses after a pursuit by a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy that ended when the vehicle he was driving struck a brick wall at the Health Department building on Park Boulevard early March 11.

I redeemed a Groupon (discounted ticket for local activities) to try some target shooting. I discovered that when I closed one eye, the gun stayed on the target, but when I closed the other eye, it moved quite a bit off-center. I then realized how much fuzzier my vision was in one eye compar…

Some of you who have lived here as long as I have, or possibly longer, may remember my Uncle Bill Lawson and his wife Willie Mae. They were two very unique people who I both loved and admired. I’ve always said they were “birds of a feather.”

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting their clocks forward on March 10, 2019 for the start of daylight saving time.

When you hear the term “comfort food”, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, the first thing that comes to my mind is the simple bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. That combination is probably one of the most popular across the nation.

ROGERSVILLE — Tennessee Hwy. 70 North has been blocked on the south side of Clinch Mountain due to a landslide that happened early Thursday, Feb. 21, claiming the life of one driver and injuring a second after their vehicles were swept off the road and down a steep, 200-foot embankment when …

KNOXVILLE — Volunteer East Tennessee continues the call for nominations for the East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards (ETVRA), honoring outstanding adult and youth volunteers. Nominations are due March 1, 2019, and can be submitted online at www.volunteeretn.org/ETVRA.

When I realized that Valentine’s Day was around the corner, my wondering mind kicked into gear again, and I wondered just how much of the holiday came from history, and how much was just another holiday promoted by the greeting card companies.

ROGERSVILLE — State Route 66 at the Hancock/Hawkins County line reopened to traffic on Monday, several days ahead of schedule, as TDOT crews worked to clear loose material from the site and reconstruct one lane of the road with a rock buttress. Mark Nagi, TDOT’s Community Relations Officer f…

JOHNSON CITY — The First Tenn. Area Agency on Aging has partnered with the Tenn. Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tenn. Dept. of Human Services to expand outreach, screening and application-assistance efforts for adults 60 and older for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

ROGERSVILLE — US Bank Manager Scott Lawson (left) is shown presenting a $3,000 grant check to Of One Accord Director Sheldon Livesay for use in the ministry’s housing program. US Bank Foundation’s primary focus areas are workforce education, neighborhood stability and revitalization and arts…

ROGERSVILLE — Scott Lawson, President of US Bank, is pictured presenting a check to Marshall Stubblefield, E.D., for use by Hawkins Habitat for Humanity. According to Stubblefield, US Bank financially supports HHH on an annual basis. “Without support such as this, Hawkins Habitat would not b…