Hawkins County News

Suspected in 2 break-ins thru AC units

A woman accused in two home break-ins through air conditioner units is under arrest. Police say she told them she dropped the unit she was cleaning at one of the locations.

Baby's mom faces drug & neglect charges

A Hawkins County mother is under arrest after police made a welfare check on her infant. The mom is charged with possession of narcotics, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and child neglect.

Anti-drug group promotes free home drug tests

There's a new tool available to parents to prevent drug-use by their kids, and it can be found in some pharmacies and even churches.

Family discovers lost WWII soldier's fate

A Hawkins County man got an unlikely ending to a decades long mystery. The Price family had lost one of its own in World War II, and never found out what became of him.

High waters close roads in Hawkins County

News 5 found flooded roads closed in Tennessee. One of many places hit by the flooding was in Hawkins County. Some residents there stuck at home.

Hawkins County man charged with burning down barns

A Bulls Gap man is charged with burning down two barns in Hawkins County last month.

People snowed in on rural roads

Persistent snowy weather has made it difficult for many to get around. For some, it's been impossible to leave their homes.

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Hawkins commission votes to keep autopsies at ETSU

The Hawkins County Commission voted Monday night to continue conducting autopsies at the Quillen College of Medicine's Forensic Center.

Snow and rain collapse local homes and buildings

Another round of snow followed immediately by freezing rain Saturday proved too much for some buildings.

Man charged in road rage incident in Church Hill

According to Church HIll police, Stanley Hart began riding the back bumper of a car that tried to pass him on Highway 11-W. 

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