Hawkins County News


JT Brooks prayer vigil

Cherokee High School quarterback JT Brooks has been in the hospital since Monday night.

Rogersville community to hold prayer vigil for critically injured football player

JT Brooks was critically injured during a team scrimmage at Cherokee High School.

Mount Carmel assistant police chief suspended with pay

Mount Carmel City Manager Gary Lawson told News 5 WCYB the investigation focuses on assistant police chief Phillip Robinette.

Surgoinsville woman requests Alzheimer's tracking bracelets

A daughter's impassioned plea could make a life-saving change in Hawkins County. She's trying to get tracking devices for people with Alzheimer's.

Man faces minimum sentence of 20 years in relation to kidnapping and illegal sexual activity

Shook is a convicted sex offender out of Georgia who met the Surgoinsville teen on the Internet.

Judge orders mental evaluation for Gary Simpson

The defense wants Gary Simpson’s $1 million bond to be reduced and wants him to have a mental evaluation.

Appreciation breakfast for Hawkins Co. law enforcement

In the days following the search and rescue of 9-year-old Carlie Trent, people in Hawkins County have celebrated the effort to find her and return her safely. On Wednesday, that show of gratitude continued.

4th annual Hawkins County Fallen Officers Memorial

It's National Police Week, and people throughout the United States are honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

Gary Simpson to appear in court Monday, in jail on $1 million bond

Simpson is currently being held in the Hawkins County Jail on a $1 million bond where he is on suicide watch and is in solitary confinement.

School celebrates Carlie Trent's safe return

Students around Hawkins County have been wearing purple in support of Carlie Trent. Thursday evening, they got the news they were waiting to hear. Their classmate was found safe and sound.

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