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The former Rogersville Police Officer who wrecked his motorcycle while driving under the influence had his DUI and several other charged dismissed May 18 due to a technicality; however, this case may not be over just yet.

Local Churches have planned a city-wide celebration to offer Thanksgiving to God on Sunday, May 31{sup}st{/sup}, beginning at 5pm. The event called “Better Together: A Celebration of Hope” will be held at the Rogersville City Park, but volunteers will help space families 6’ apart as required…

On Wednesday, the Hawkins Co. Commission’s budget committee finished its two-day budget hearing process after hearing requests from the Sheriff’s Department, Hawkins EMS, Hawkins Library System and the Juvenile Judge.

The Hawkins Co. Budget Committee met on May 12 and 13 for two full days of budget hearings during which numerous county departments presented their budgets.

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins Co. Election Commission will meet in a special-called meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2020, at 1 p.m., for an election workers workshop, to discuss COVID-19 protocols for early voting and election day, and to lock absentee ballot boxes.

ROGERSVILLE — Holston Electric Cooperative is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $20,000 to the Neighborhood Service Center of the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency, Inc. to help the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

KINGSPORT – East Tennessee Human Development Agency has been awarded a Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund grant for $5,000 from the East Tennessee Foundation.

This summer, Surgoinsville Pharmacy is offering a life-changing program, free of charge, to anyone in the community who wants to take advantage of the opportunity. You do not have to be a patient of Surgoinsville Pharmacy to qualify for the program.

Do you remember your favorite childhood cartoons? Casper the Friendly Ghost was my favorite. Among the abundance of superheroes, Mighty Mouse and Superman were the ones I watched. If you viewed the show enough times, you probably also remember the program’s introduction — both the lyrics and…

Seven-year-old Corbin recently caught a huge blue gill fish in Hawkins Co. Commissioner Danny Alvis’s pond.

As I’m sitting here jotting down my thoughts for this week, I’m also listening to the latest news on the coronavirus. The U.S. has now surpassed one million cases. They also say that more people have died from the virus than what died during the Vietnam War. That was mind-boggling to me.

ELIZABETHTON — Eleven students — including Hawkins County resident Amanda Nicole Drinnon — are scheduled to graduate this trimester after completing 432 clock hours of phlebotomy training at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

Kingsport Police Department 911 shift supervisor Douglas Ray Boone was selected Tuesday evening to become the new director of Hawkins Co. Central Dispatch.

ELIZABETHTON — The 2020 nursing graduating class at TCAT Elizabethton has demonstrated where there is a willingness to change there is a way to succeed.