ROGERSVILLE — At the end of the first week of the East Tennessee Awakening, the brilliant blue and white tent three miles west of Rogersville is just now garnering attention of many area residents.

ROGERSVILLE — Work continues to repair the damage to SR 66 and SR 70, between Rogersville and Sneedville, caused by massive flooding and mudslides earlier this year on the sides of Clinch Mountain.

As I near the end of my time at Jubilee, I’ve been reflecting back on the many blessings I’ve received over my years here. I have felt God’s hand teaching me and moving to shape my life in new ways. I pray that I have been able to listen and be faithful to the things that God has asked. Some…

SNEEDVILLE — A Sneedville man lost his life on Saturday, July 6, after the side-by-side utility vehicle on which he was riding apparently went off the edge of a steep embankment and rolled over.

SNEEDVILLE — A large turnout enjoyed great food and music at the 6th Annual Beans and Bluegrass event at the Sneedville Community Center on June 28. Sponsored by the Hancock/Sneedville Chamber of Commerce, proceeds went to the Hancock Co. Rescue Squad.

The Hancock and Hawkins County Health Departments have partnered with the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University to provide three community lending libraries located at each of the health departments.

SNEEDVILLE — The Grand Jury for Hancock County, Tennessee met on June 17, 2019 and returned the following presentments and indictments, according to the Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Office:

SNEEDVILLE / ROGERSVILLE — When you get a chance, visit Swift Park, in Rogersville, and Sneedville City Park, in Sneedville, to see the recently completed playground paintings that encourage physical activity among the children who visit the parks.

SNEEDVILLE — A Community Hoedown on Thursday, June 27, sponsored by Centreville United Methodist Church at the Jubilee Center, was well attended. There was free barbecue for all, along with square dancing and good old fashioned fun. Pictured are volunteers preparing the food, grilling the me…

I just lost a dear friend on Friday. I had known this friend for more than 13 years. In fact, this friend had been living with me for all that time. Don’t get excited. The friend was my sweet little dog, Phoebe. Phoebe was a dapple miniature dachshund that I got from a breeder in 2006.

NASHVILLE — Several new anti-crime bills took effect July 1 as the state’s new fiscal year begins, including major legislation passed by the General Assembly reforming Tennessee’s death penalty appeals process.

ROGERSVILLE — A Mooresburg man, who was out of jail on bond on a prior charge, and who was wanted for two counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder as well as numerous other charges after he allegedly struck a county patrol car with his vehicle and almost hit two others as he was fleeing from th…

KINGSPORT — East Tennessee State University at Kingsport Allandale is partnering with the Dan’l Boone Car Club to sponsor the free Fun Fest Car Show for all vehicles on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot at 1501 University Boulevard.

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

SNEEDVILLE — Two separate tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for Hancock and Hawkins counties on Thursday afternoon, June 20, as a series of strong thunderstorms ahead of an approaching frontal boundary moved through the region. According to radio traffic monitored …

SNEEDVILLE — A joint investigation between local and state agencies has led to the indictment of a Sneedville man in connection to a fire that occurred last summer in Hancock County.

GREENEVILLE — More than 250 teenagers attending a youth conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Tusculum University learned the value of serving others with a project that will assist those who are experiencing a crisis.

HAWKINS COUNTY — Work continues on the Highway 70N landslide repair project near Eidson. The massive mudslide was caused by torrential rains earlier this year, causing much of the roadway and a large portion of the mountainside to slide down the steep mountainside. One person lost his life w…

For a number of years, my family and I enjoyed trips to Washington, DC for the Fourth of July. We won’t be there for the Independence Day celebration this year because of other commitments, but hopefully will go later.