Hawkins County News

Derrick Goins

Police: Man demanded cash for 'taking down terrorists'

Authorities say a man who demanded cash from a U.S. Bank in Rogersville told a teller the Secret Service owed it to him for "taking down terrorists."

Cherokee Lake

Electric current still in Cherokee Reservoir, but it won't kill

Swimmers and boaters planning to enjoy themselves on the Cherokee Reservoir are being urged “to be cautious and mindful of the potential to experience electric current while in the water.”

Cherokee Lake

4 electrical shocks this week on Cherokee Reservoir

You go for a swim in the lake and end up with an electrical shock. That happened four different times this week and now the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is warning swimmers and boaters.

Mount Carmel geo-dome drainage problems

The home owners of a geo-dome in Hawkins County have a high dollar problem.

Family members charged with marijuana manufacturing

Members of a Hawkins County family are charged with marijuana manufacturing and more. Victoria Leigh Osborne, 40, faces drug and firearms charges. Cody Tyler Osborne, 20, faces drug charges. Charges are pending against a third person.

Memphis man walking to D.C. in support of veterans

Melvin McCoy had a brother who served in Vietnam and he feels it's important to support those who've served.

Mom opens up about what comes next for runaway teen

One day after being reunited with her family, 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson appears in court on charges of running away and theft.

GPS benefitting Hawkins County EMS

The new GPS system in Hawkins County EMS services is getting underway.  

A look at Mt. Carmel's new senior center

Mt. Carmel has a new senior center. It's open, but the city admits it still needs to make improvements and buy more furniture.

Prayer vigil held for Hayleigh Wilson's safe return

The Surgoinsville community held a prayer vigil Saturday to support Hayleigh Wilson's family.

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