WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 10-11, 2019, members of Surgoinsville Pharmacy, along with several other Tennessee pharmacists, proudly represented the independent pharmacies across the state at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s fly-in held in Washington, D.C. According to NCPA, t…

ROGERSVILLE — Readers have been calling and asking about plans for Rogersville’s annual Parade and 4th of July Concert in the Park ... and the answer is, YES, events will take place this year again on Independence Day with the downtown parade, and later that day in the park, bands, food, fir…

Graduating, getting married, having children, changing jobs, becoming an empty nester, and retiring are common life transitions people experience. I never understood why elderly people dislike change, but I’m joining that group. I finally learned how my smart phone functions, and it’s time t…

AKRON, Ohio — Seeking to understand the science and innovation of tires formulation, the crew of the Emmy-nominated Science Channel show “Tomorrow’s World Today” find exactly what they are looking for when they visit the Eastman research and development facility for tires additives, located …

I just love old things; old cars, old houses, old books, old toys, old glassware and especially old cast iron cookware. I wrote an article last year around my grandmother’s cast iron skillet. It’s my favorite piece of cookware in my kitchen. I know it’s well over a hundred years old. I’d giv…

ROGERSVILLE -- Cherokee High School's NJROTC hosted their 17th annual Awards Night and Change of Command ceremony on May 7, 2019. The 2018-2019 Chain of Command cadets were relieved of their duty by the rising senior class for 2019-2020.

ROGERSVILLE — Christian music at its best will fill the air on Saturday, May 18, as Persia Baptist Church hosts its annual Family Night in the Park. The free concert, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature nationally-known and award-winning groups 7eventh Time Down and JJ Weeks Band, and Tori …

ROGERSVILLE — Shandi Alise Burton, 29, of Rogersville, passed away May 12, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center, from complications related to her recent heart surgery.

HAWKINS COUNTY — Letter Carriers in Rogersville, Surgoinsville and Church Hill joined thousands of others last Saturday across America to come to the rescue of struggling families through their 26th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

ROGERSVILLE — Despite sometimes heavy rainfall on Saturday, May 11, the 2019 Hawkins County Relay for Life celebration drew a large number of cancer survivors, caregivers and family members to Rogersville City Park.

CHATTANOOGA — At a recent SkillsUSA competition in Chattanooga, Volunteer High School Cosmetology team member Delana Simmons earned Gold in Nail Care, while Sydney Stratton and Haley Reynolds earned Gold in Suitcase Display; and Kiersten Trent earned fourth place in Cosmetology. Pictured fro…

SURGOINSVILLE — Here are some snapshots from the recent Surgoinsville Middle School production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Footloose” which was directed by Robin and Josh Fritts.

KNOXVILLE — For the third consecutive year, Apex Bank has been named as the top performing community bank in Tennessee by the Independent Community Bankers Association’s (ICBA) Top-Performing Community Banks industry analysis, as featured in this month’s edition of Independent Banker magazin…

MORRISTOWN — Bridgette Davis, of Rogersville, was selected for membership in the Walters State Chapter of Kappa Beta Delta, the honor society for associate degree business programs. Students must be in the top 20 percent of business students and have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered. From…

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins Co. EMS (Ambulance) Exploratory Committee, chaired by Dr. Blaine Jones, will meet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 6 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the County Administration Building (Mayor’s Office) across from the Courthouse.

ROGERSVILLE — Robert “A.V.” Collins, age 83, of Rogersville, passed away, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Ballad Health’s Hawkins Co. Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

A five-year-old Alabama girl had surgery last week, a surgery that no one, let alone a five-year-old, should ever have to face — all because of a trauma that no child should ever have to know.

Once upon a time, there was a kindly loving woman who had raised 10 children, buried a baby and also buried her husband. Another son committed suicide. She had gone through so much, yet she was still kind, loving and God believing.

BULLS GAP — The St. Henry Chapter of Knights of Columbus recently sponsored a patriotic essay contest at Bulls Gap School for eighth grade students. More than 20 students responded to the challenge, and submitted essays. A committee of Knights and Social Studies teacher Andy Palko all agreed…

SNEEDVILLE — By the end of summer, the Hancock County School System will hold the unique distinction of being the only system in not only the state of Tennessee but the entire country where filtered, refillable water stations have been installed on every campus.

BANNER ELK, North Carolina — This summer, Holston Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center celebrates 60 years of summer camp. Located in Banner Elk on Wildcat Lake, Holston Camp, Inc., was formed as an outdoor ministry in 1955 by Presbyterian churches located in western North Carolina, southwes…

KINGSPORT — We see the sun and the stars every day, but how much do you actually know about them? On May 11, visit Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium at its celebration of Astronomy Day to learn about the celestial objects our planet calls neighbors.

MOORESBURG — Lola “Mavis” Carroll, age 93, of Mooresburg, was born, September 1, 1925, and went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 8, 2019 at Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville.

ROGERSVILLE — Delbert Ray Baxter, age 94, of Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Jefferson City Health and Rehab Center after an extended illness.

ROGERSVILLE — The Busy Brushes are a group of artists drawn together by a desire for laughs, friends, coffee, and while they are here, works of becoming painters. The group is led by Christine Fore, who comes from England and now claims Hawkins County as home. She worked as a portrait painte…