Hawkins County News

Hawkins County designates Child Abuse Prevention Month

The number of child abuse cases in Hawkins County is rising, so several county officials joined a national initiative Monday to designate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

21 head of cattle stolen from Hawkins County farm

Thieves stole 21 cows -- all pregnant -- from a Hawkins County farm and now investigators are looking for information. The farmers realized the cows were missing when they were taking inventory.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office investigating arson at campground

Think about your favorite vacation spot? A place where you enjoy going to every year. Now, think about losing it all and not being able to go back.

Future of Hawkins County cemetery still uncertain

It was standing room only at church in Surgoinsville on Monday night as state officials updated the community on the future of Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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.

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