(A foreword — This is a repeat of a column I wrote a couple of years ago. I am re-printing it because of an incident I witnessed at a restaurant right here in our area recently, whereby the ill-tempered, obnoxious snobs whom I wrote about at the restaurant in North Carolina could have been c…

ROGERSVILLE — The Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen learned during its March 12 meeting that the Tenn. Dept. of Transportation has proposed closing an entrance onto US11W (the bypass) from Sugar Tree Street at the intersection of West Main Street and 11W.

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 — A Kingsport man was charged with multiple offenses by a Hawkins Co. Sheriff's Deputy after the officer allegedly saw him overtake another vehicle on the left shoulder of Highway 11W.

CHURCH HILL — A Cedar Hills Drive man was charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors and conspiracy to burglary or theft after a Hawkins Co. Sheriff's Deputy was told by two juveniles that the man had paid them to steal a four-wheeler and bring it to them.

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.

ROGERSVILLE — As of midweek, the Rogersville Police Department did not yet have available reports on a pair of traffic crashes that took place on Thursday, March 14. One two-vehicle crash took place on Main Street and resulted in a small commercial pickup truck flipping onto its top onto the…

ROGERSVILLE — An employee of a Rogersville credit union told a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy on March 14 that she had been assaulted by a man she didn’t know when she apparently went to the wrong address while attempting to perform a welfare check on a credit union customer.

CHURCH HILL – A Carters Valley Road woman told a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy on March 15 that she had been duped by someone who pretended to be from Social Security into sending almost $2,000 in e-Bay cards.

ROGERSVILLE — The validity of a $571,000 judgment imposed on Mount Carmel Mayor Christopher Scott “Chris” Jones by a West Virginia court has been upheld by a Hawkins County judge, and plaintiffs — Jones’ relatives — can proceed with efforts to recover funds they allege he embezzled from his …

CHURCH HILL – During the week of Valentine’s Day, all seven branches of First Community Bank of East Tennessee advertised and hosted diaper donation drop-offs benefiting Heaven’s Bell Diaper Pantry. On Valentine’s Day proper, any bank employee who donated a package of diapers was allowed to …

ROGERSVILLE — The Academic Booster Club at Rogersville City School sponsored a Read-a-Thon during March in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students were encouraged to get pledges for reading each day during a two week period. “This is a great way to motivate students while helping support clas…

NEW YORK CITY — Volunteer High School’s Marching Falcon Band performed in the 258th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade last weekend in New York City. This photo, courtesy of Kevin McCormick / GroupPhotos.com, shows the band in action during the Saturday, March 16 event. Parents who are interested in…

SURGOINSVILLE — Grace Mitchell Johnson, age 97, of Surgoinsville was carried by angels to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Grace was a member of Amis Chapel United Methodist Church where she attended faithfully as long as she was able.

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 — Rita Jane DeWitte, age 87, of Rogersville, went peacefully to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 16, 2019, surrounded by her family at Ballad Health’s Hawkins Co. Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

SURGOINSVILLE — Garnet Allen, born Nov. 1, 1923, of 340 Surgoinsville Creek Road, attained her highest achievement award as she entered into eternal rest and was received by her “Master” and all her loved ones who had preceded her in death.

MOORESBURG — Lloyd Johnson, age 74, of Mooresburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Morristown Hamblen Hospital, following a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.

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.

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins Co. Republican Party held its reorganizational meeting Saturday, March 9, at American Legion Post 21 on East Main Street.

KNOXVILLE — Best-selling author James Patterson believes a love of reading starts with encouraging high-quality teachers. That’s why the Patterson Family Foundation awarded $6,500 to four University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduate students in English and Elementary Education.

KINGSPORT — America’s Navy is coming to Kingsport, one of 25 cities in 10 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of that branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

ROGERSVILLE — John W. Giddings, Jr., age 58, of Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his residence after a brief illness. He was a born again Christian and a loving father and grandfather.

ROGERSVILLE — Molly Pearl Albright, age 83, was carried by angels to her Heavenly home on March 13, 2019.

ROGERSVILLE — Due to recent heavy rain events and a December snowfall, the Hawkins Co. School System has used up the number of days it had built into its calendar in case bad weather forced the closing of the county’s schools – plus three more.

CHURCH HILL — To some folks, moving and shoveling loads of compost may not seem like a very glamourous job, but to farmers and gardeners whose crops thrive on the nutrients and soil conditioners that the natural “black gold” provides, its one of the most vital services that anyone can render…