2020 will be an unforgettable, history-making year. Although it will be remembered for the pandemic, I am confident that not all memories of 2020 will be tragic.
Dear Readers ... How are ya’ll? These are such trying times. We are all trying to cope with such a pandemic as has never been seen in the history of man. It is enough to break your heart. The coronavirus has created another pandemic that I personally feel. In fact, I cry for the victims, and…
SNEEDVILLE — When Hancock County Schools closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many opportunities to celebrate local students were lost. Several groups of students had worked very hard to reach academic milestones and deserved to be recognized. The school district asked Hancock Count…
SNEEDVILLE — In accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated, 53-11-201, 53-11-45, 40-33-201, and the Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989, the Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Office will offer for sale on www.govdeals.com, the following vehicle which was forfeited to the HCSO:
As shocking as it was to watch President Trump instructing experts to “look into” the possibility of treating COVID-19 with internal disinfectant and/or UV light, it was only the latest example of his dangerous combination of ignorance and arrogance.
TREADWAY — Since its founding in 1980, Treadway Volunteer Fire Department has been recognized by the IRS as a Section 501©(4) not- for-profit, tax-exempt organization.
Hancock County made national news on May 17 after holding steady for a little over a week as the last county in Tennessee without any COVID-19 cases.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
CHURCH HILL —Rolling through a stop sign at C.E. Brooks, Jr. Way onto Lewis Lane resulted in a traffic stop, and multiple charges for a Kingsport resident.
Hawkins County’s town square Memorial Day service will give citizens a chance to honor the country’s fallen soldiers while also practicing social distancing.
SNEEDVILLE — The public is hereby notified that the Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in accordance with the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
ROGERSVILLE — A traffic stop by a Tennessee State Highway Patrol officer Monday afternoon resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle, and the arrest of two Hawkins County teenagers on multiple charges, including the burglary of a Bulls Gap church.
MOORESBURG — A woman who called 911 Dispatch and asked for a helicopter later told authorities who responded that country music star Blake Shelton was “trying to kill her”, that there was a “man in the woods with a knife”, that she and country star Eric Church were “dating”, and that country…
KYLES FORD — Thurman Vincent Kinsler, Jr., age 83, of Kyles Ford, TN, passed away at Johnson City Medical Center on May 13, 2020, with his family by his side.
SNEEDVILLE — Betty Lou Trent Collins, of Sneedville, born April 29, 1929, departed this life to her Heavenly home on May 7, 2020, at the young age of 91 years and 8 days, after a lengthy battle with dementia.
SNEEDVILLE — Rev. Larry Coldiron, age 69, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, with his friends and loved ones by his side, after a long battle of lung cancer.
I would like to know do our Governor or County Mayor think liberties are something that the state grants the people of the state by decree, or does God grant us our liberties, and doesn’t the Constitution affirm our right to life, liberty and property? And also the Constitution of these Unit…
NASHVILLE — Most of the time, when someone says that you may have “unclaimed funds” awaiting you and that all you have to do to claim the money/property is prove you are who you say you are, chances are, it’s probably a scam.
SNEEDVILLE — The Hancock Co. Courthouse grounds are all decked out with posters, photos and ‘yard signs’ — thanks to Hancock Co. Director of Schools Tony Seal’s office — honoring the Class of 2020 of Hancock Co. High School. Jennifer Yount said she asked County Mayor Thomas Harrison for perm…
SNEEDVILLE — The public is hereby notified that the Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, between May 16 and May 30, 2020, in accordance with the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
Last month, seniors at Hancock County High School received the disheartening news that our graduation would simply be a drive-through to pick up diplomas.
SNEEDVILLE — A group of six graduating members of the Class of 2020 from Hancock County High School addressed the County Commission on Monday evening, May 11, 2020, asking for any help and support those elected officials might be able to offer with convincing the Director of Schools and Boar…
SNEEDVILLE — Want an opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of this beautiful part of northeast Tennessee and help the Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Department at the same time?
High school graduations have gotten a lot of attention lately, because if not for the pandemic, another group of 18-year-olds would finally get to “walk,” and accept their diploma and the accompanying cheers.
It has always amazed me how people of various denominations within the Judeo-Christian faith often view Scriptures in a much different doctrinal light than do their friends and neighbors who attend a church down the street with a different denominational name above its door.
ROGERSVILLLE / SNEEDVILLE — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in 10 East Tennessee counties, including Hancock and Hawkins, this week.
BEAN STATION — Jennifer Denise Reed, age 44, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2020, at Ballad Health’s Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.
ROGERSVILLE — The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will holdn a Commodity Distribution on May 19, 2020, at the Hawkins Co. Schools Bus Shop, at 1722 E. Main Street, in Rogersville.
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…
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State Board of Education is inviting the public to provide feedback and comments on the proposals to revise the state’s K-12 mathematics academic standards through May 22, 2020, at 12 p.m. (Central Time).
Harold Reid had one of the most familiar voices in music history, his songs are still played on classic country radio stations, and yet most folks never knew his name. He died on April 24, 2020, from kidney failure at the age of 80.
NEWMAN’S RIDGE — Located on Newman’s Ridge Road, at one of the highest geographic points in Hancock County, visitors often stop at Goins Chapel Baptist Church to just gaze at the beautiful mountain panorama that unfolds below. (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Are there other beautiful, special or unique p…
SNEEDVILLE — The Hancock Co. Board of Education is now accepting bids for the renovation and finishing of the gym floor at Hancock Co. Middle/High School.