SNEEDVILLE — A massive $2.5 million renovation project at Hancock County Schools could begin soon, after the County Commission gave its stamp of approval on Monday evening for the local school system to proceed with the loan.

CHURCH HILL — When a line of severe thunderstorms packing high winds swept through Hawkins County on Sat., Jan. 11, 2020, members of the Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department were there to help clear fallen trees from roadways, such as this one on Grassy Creek Road, near Rogersville. In th…

Edward Mote was not raised in a godly home. He didn’t have the advantage of an early exposure to the Word of God. His parents, who managed a pub in London, often neglected their son who spent most of his Sundays on the streets of the city.

NASHVILLE — The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching. Saturday, February 1, 2020 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a…

ROGERSVILLE — The Rogersville Review and The Hancock County Eagle are pleased to announce a new weekly feature with commentary and background on some of the most popular Christian hymns that are sung in churches across our region.

Loretta Ann Warner Story, age 81, went to be with her heavenly father on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Life Care Nursing Home in Jefferson City.

ROGERSVILLE — The following reports are on file at the Hawkins County Sheriff’s office. All individuals should be presumed innocent of the charges unless they are found guilty in a court of law.

ROGERSVILLE — Brady Eidson was the winner of Rogersville City School’s recent Spelling Bee, while Ella McLain was the Alternate. Brady will be competing in the Regional Spelling Bee in Knoxville.

GALLATIN — Lesle Wagoner, of Rogersville, has been named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List for Volunteer State Community College at Gallatin.

CLARKSVILLE — Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize nearly 2,400 students who were on the Dean’s List during the Fall 2019 semester, including three from Hawkins County:

Learning in Surgoinsville Elementary School’s Susanna Hauk’s second grade class just got a little more exciting, as she was recently awarded a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classroom grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County’s 911 Central Dispatch may be investigated by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, as Hawkins Co. Mayor Jim Lee turned in Central Dispatch bank statements for the past three years to the Comptroller’s office on Jan. 8, 2020, regarding unspecified “inconsist…

The other night we had a terrible windstorm go through our city around 9:30 p.m. There was lots of damage all around the Kingsport/Church Hill area. We lost our electricity and cable, but within three hours everything was restored!

COOKEVILLE — Frank Niceley, a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, was recently recognized as the 2019 TREEDC Legislator of the Year at the Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council’s Seventh Annual Conference at Tennessee Technological University. Sen. Nicele…

KINGSPORT — Speaking to a wall-to-wall, standing-room-only crowd of enthusiastic supporters at a Braeden’s Barbecue, former Kingsport Mayor John Clark last week announced his candidacy for Tennessee’s 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

GREENEVILLE — Local author Pauline E. Petsel has released her latest book, “Night Lights Over Greeneville”. The book was inspired after she asked local people what the flashing lights over the mountain were and all she got was “I don’t know. They’ve been seein’ em for years. Guess they are a…

FRANKLIN — During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 98th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, Jim Wells, of Hawkins County, was recognized for going above and beyond in his volunteer spirit to the Tennessee Farm Bureau with the Distinguished Leader Award.

ROGERSVILLE — Jonathan Edward Ward, age 49, of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Life Care Center, of Morristown,following an extended illness.

EIDSON — A report of a suspicious vehicle on a landowner’s property with its lights on resulted in the arrest last week of a Sneedville man on a public intoxication charge.

ROGERSVILLE — On Jan. 8, 2020, the Supreme Court of Tennessee entered an order suspending Hawkins County lawyer Whitney Suzanne Bailey from the practice of law pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 12.2, for a period of two years with 45 days active suspension and the remainder…