Hancock County News

Sneedville veterans forced to seek healthcare in Tri-Cities

Veterans from outside our area are now coming here for care, making local clinics more crowded. At issue, the doctor in Sneedville, Tennessee who treated veterans no longer has a contract with the VA, leaving those patients having to travel to Johnson City and Rogersville.

Sneedville man accused of murdering two people, including his father, indicted

A Sneedville, Tenn. man has been indicted on charges of killing his father and his father’s friend while attempting to steal a truck.

Developing Story

UPDATE: Hancock deaths ruled as homicide

Two deaths in Hancock County have been ruled a homicide.


2 charged in drug bust in Hawkins County

Two men are facing charges after a traffic stop leads to a drug bust in Hawkins County on Monday.


Former manager at Sneedville Utility District facing charges

The former manager of the Sneedville Utility District in Hancock County is being charged with theft.


Hawkins County May Get Farm Aid

The Governor of Tennessee is hoping to help farmers in Hawkins County after April's freeze.

Kyles Ford Bridge

Bridge plans changed due to public concern

The Tennessee Department of Transportation revealed the plans for a two-phase project of the Kyles Ford Bridge in Hancock County.

Kyles Ford Bridge

TDOT plans to replace Hancock County bridge

We have an update tonight on a bridge in Hancock County, Tennessee that state officials were considering closing.

Kyles Ford Bridge

Construction plans for old bridge raise new safety concerns about detour route

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the 83-year-old Kyles Ford Bridge in Hancock County, Tenn. is in critical condition.


Four inmates escape in Hancock County, two captured

Hancock County authorities are searching for two escaped inmates.

Hancock County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Sneedville, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 224 square miles
Population: 6,819 (2010)
County seat: Sneedville
Other cities and towns: Kyles Ford, Treadway