Hawkins County News

Woman killed in crash with big rig on Highway 66 near Rogersville

A Rogersville woman is dead after driving her SUV into the path of a tractor-trailer. The collision happened on Highway 66 at Forest Hills Road, just outside Rogersville.

New twist on IRS scam sends armed officers to victim

Police are warning about an old scam with a new a very dangerous twist and a Church Hill woman became a victim. The victim told News 5 WCYB police showed up. Police say they were expecting to stop a home invasion involving "two men armed with AK-47 weapons."

Investigators: Elderly murder victim probably knew killer

The elderly woman found murdered outside her Hawkins County home late Monday apparently knew her attacker.

Several charges after home invasion, school lockdowns

Phillip McKinney is the man charged in a home invasion that caused three Rogersville schools to go on lockdown. He faces numerous charges including aggravated burglary, three counts of felony reckless endangerment, and felony evading arrest.

Home invasion leads to school lockdowns & finally arrest

One person is under arrest after a Wednesday morning home invasion, thanks to police helicopters and K-9 units, but not before three schools had to be placed on lockdown.

79-year-old murder victim identified

A 79-year-old woman whose murdered remains were found has been identified as Margaret J. Sliger. Hawkins County Sheriff’s deputies found her dead, suffering from multiple injuries they say resulted in her death.

Rogersville Arbor Day encouraging tree advocacy

The Rogersville community celebrated its trees Friday at the Crockett Spring Arboretum.

Lots of learning at career day, safety fair

It's a special day for some students in Hawkins County. Joseph Rogers Primary School is holding its annual safety fair and career day.

Lifeguard supporters want another shot with the commission

People in Hawkins County are hoping to change the county commission's decision to reject Lifeguard Ambulance Service.

New Hawkins County EMS station to reduce response times

Hawkins County EMS is spreading their resources farther into the county with a third station now open.  The new substation is located on Highway 66 across from Cherokee High School.

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