Hawkins County News

Hawkins County man charged with attempted murder

A Hawkins County man is facing two counts of attempted first degree murder following an incident with his neighbors.


DNA from cigarette leads to arrest in 2012 arson

DNA evidence from a cigarette has landed a man from Bulls Gap in jail in a 2012 arson investigation.

Stephanie Hamman

Charges dropped against Hawkins County woman

Charges have been dropped against a woman accused of stabbing her husband in a church in Hawkins County.

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Dentist and daughter accused of TennCare fraud

Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained indictments for a Rogersville dentist and his daughter accused of committing TennCare fraud.

Horses rescued from slaughter find home in our region

Thirty-one wild horses scheduled to be slaughtered are now in safe hands. Five of those horses were rescued by a Hawkins County sanctuary for horses.

Farmer, Bethel Lee

Hawkins County man charged with sexual assault of a minor

A Church Hill man is accused of sexually assaulting a child.

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Man charged after traffic stop at elementary school

A man stopped by deputies while dropping off a child at Surgoinsville Elementary was discovered to be a Habitual Traffic Offender, and a Registered Sex Offender.


Couple sentenced in death of their 5-year-old daughter

A Hawkins County Criminal Court judge sentenced a Surgoinsville couple this morning for the death of their 5 year old daughter.

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Two sent to hospital after crash

Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were on the scene of a crash Sunday morning.

Rogersville Thanksgiving tradition feeds many, serves more

For 11 years, volunteers have cooked, baked and served meals in Rogersville for the People Loving People Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

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