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. 

BULLS GAP — A man who allegedly fired a shot at Sheriff’s Deputies from Hawkins and Greene counties after he was found in a tree on Sunday evening was injured when authorities returned fire.

ROGERSVILLE — Saying goodbye to what has been, for most of them, the only school they have known since kindergarten, was a mixed bag of emotions last Friday, as Rogersville City School’s Eighth Grade Seniors said goodbye to the campus and teachers there for the last time as students.

ROGERSVILLE — Teresa Lynn Leffel, age 64, of Rogersville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at Ballad Health’s Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after enduring Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years.

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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…

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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. 

KNOXVILLE — Lois A Russell, age 88, of Knoxville, and formerly of Rogersville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Knoxville, TN.

ROGERSVILLE — Billy Gene Duncan, age 80, of Rogersville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 5:20 a.m., at Park West Heart Center, Knoxville, with all his loving family by his side.

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.

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.

SURGOINSVILLE — A female passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a display of registration violation ended up facing more charges than the driver after she falsely identified herself to a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy.

To say these last few weeks have been trying, nerve-wracking, confusing and uncertain is the grossest of understatements.

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.

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.

ROGERSVILLE — Wanda Mowl, age 85, of Rogersville, went to be with Jesus on Friday, May 15, 2020, from Church Hill Health Care and Rehab.