Hawkins County News

Man facing 9 sexual battery charges on 2 teen victims

A Rogersville man has been arrested on nine sexual battery charges, and also a count of aggravated statutory rape.

Small sales funding big changes in Hawkins County

A small sale is expected to go a long way in helping two recovering drug addicts get back to their lives.

New plan to expand Surgoinsville Elementary could cost tax-payers

A solution for the overcrowding problem in Hawkins County schools was presented Tuesday, but it could mean a property tax increase. School leaders took county commissioners on a tour of Surgoinsville Elementary to show how they plan to expand the school.

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Rogersville parks could go tobacco free

Twenty-six percent of people living in Hawkins County use tobacco products. That’s 3 percent more than the state average. This is why county leaders are trying to knock tobacco out of parks.

Two Church Hill residents arrested for felony Child Neglect.

Two Church Hill residents left a child outside in just a diaper in 54 degree weather.

Hawkins County elementary school teacher suspended for empty beer cans

A Mount Carmel Elementary School teacher has been suspended from her job after school officials found empty beer cans in her classroom closet.

Man walking across the country passing through Tennessee

A man on a 3,000 mile walk across the country is passing through the Tri-cities.

Hawkins County teen leading fight against drug addiction

A teen in Hawkins County is spearheading a fight to keep her peers off drugs.

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, 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