Hawkins County News

2 barns on fire in February, 2 firefighters arrested now

Three men are charged with arson and vandalism after two barns went up in flames, and two of the men turned out to be local firefighters.

Hawkins Co. firefighter ready to fight wildfires on West Coast

Joel Blackburn just came back home to Hawkins County, earlier this month after fighting the wildfires in California.

According to the TN Dept. of Agriculture - Forestry division, firefighters can be on duty for 14 days straight. Then, there's a mandatory rest period. But now, Blackburn is ready to go back out.

Hawkins County emergency service funding up to vote

The Hawkins County Commission is working to decide which emergency service needs funding more.

Rural Healthcare celebrates 30 years

A healthcare non-profit serving the Tri-Cities community is celebrating a milestone. Rural Health Services Consortium reached its 30th anniversary.

Mack Ward shows no evidence of cancer after amputation

Some excellent news for the Hawkins County boy we’ve reported on who has been fighting cancer had part of his right leg removed.

20+ animals found in poor health on Surgoinsville farm

Many animals have been found in poor health on a five acre farm in Surgoinsville.

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Man trying to meet girl he pursued online arrested in sting

It was a sting in the style of “To Catch a Predator” on Dateline NBC. A Rogersville man showed up, allegedly to meet a "girl" from Facebook, and was quickly arrested by surveillance officers.

Two Hawkins County people charged with possession of gravel

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office charged a man and a woman with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

Hawkins County boy doing well after amputation to get rid of cancer

A Hawkins County boy who has been fighting cancer had part of his right leg removed. His grandfather told News 5 WCYB he got through the surgery just fine, was in great spirits, and is scheduled to begin walking on a temporary prosthetic leg.

Cherokee Lake

Voltage monitors to help find source of Cherokee Lake electricity

New tools will help search for the cause of low-voltage electricity in Cherokee Lake, weeks after the problem was reported.

Hawkins County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Rogersville, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry.
General Information
Size: 500 square miles
Population: 56,833 (2011)
County seat: Rogersville
Other cities and towns: Bulls Gap, Church Hill, Kingsport (partial), Mt. Carmel, Surgoinsville
More information: hawkinscountytn.gov