Hawkins County News

Authorities: 27 charged in "major" northeast Tennessee meth bust

Federal authorities announce the arrest of more than two dozen people charged in a major methamphetamine distribution ring.

Civic leaders and addiction experts speak at Rogersville Anti-Drug Rally

Nearly two dozen civic leaders and experts in addiction gathered in Rogersville this afternoon to combat the drug epidemic in our area.

Con artist on the run for 7 years turns himself in

A convicted con-artist on the run for more than seven years turns himself in to Hawkins County authorities.

Fatal crash in Hawkins County

A two car crash in Hawkins County leaves one dead and three injured.

Five arrested in Hawkins County drug bust

Police found $39,000 worth of meth, about $17,000 cash, a .22 caliber handgun, and a large amount of drug paraphernalia at a home in Church Hill.

Mount Carmel city manager confirms firing of assistant police chief

Mount Carmel City Manager, Gary Lawson, confirmed that Police Chief Jeff Jackson fired Assistant Chief Phillip Robinette last Friday. Robinette is still under investigation by the TBI for possible unethical or illegal conduct.

Woman found guilty of making daughter drink lethal amount of soda asks for new trial

Mary Vaughn and her husband Randall Vaughn pleaded guilty in the second-degree murder of their daughter and received a 35-year sentence.

Former teacher charged with statutory rape appears in court

Kelly Cowan is accused of having a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old who was a student at Cherokee High School.

Man faces more charges in connection with abducting Hawkins County teen

A Smyth County Grand Jury indicted Benjamin Shook on one count of abduction and three counts of carnal knowledge.

Shook pleads guilty to charges related to 2015 Amber Alert

A convicted sex-offender pleads guilty to charges related to an Amber Alert last summer.

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