Hawkins County News

Endangered elementary schools staying open for at least another year

Two endangered East Tennessee elementary schools will be open again in the fall. The Hawkins County Board of Education had been considering the feasibility of keeping them open.

School bus lands on its side on Highway 11-W, driver hurt

A school bus landed on its side after hitting a Jeep whose driver allegedly ran a stop sign and pulled in front of it. The bus driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. There were no students on board.

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Bad bread in school served to local students

Students at a local high school were served moldy bread for lunch. Now, the school district put out a statement.

Mount Carmel BMA votes to reinstate fired police chief

The police chief of Mount Carmel was reinstated at an appeal hearing in front of the board of mayor and alderman.

Former Mt. Carmel police chief reinstated

Jeff Jackson was reinstated as Mount Carmel Police Chief.

Hawkins Co. Schools closed because stubborn snow on mountainous roads

Hawkins County is a mountainous area and those roads are more difficult to clear.  School officials worry that makes it dangerous for kids getting to school and for school buses taking them there.

Snow covered backroads in Hawkins County

There's still some roads that need to be cleared of snow and ice. Including Hawkins County, Tennessee, where school was closed today.

Mt. Carmel BMA reduces mayor's power; former police chief's appeal hearing set

The Mt. Carmel Board of Mayor and Alderman has voted to take power away from the mayor.

Cherokee High one of top ten Safe Sports Schools Tennessee

A local high school has been named one of the ten safest sports schools in the state of Tennessee. Cherokee High School in Hawkins County earned the designation from the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Cinderella Project giving away free like-new gowns for prom

The Cinderella Project collects donated dresses and gowns, then on the designated days, young women from all over the Tri-Cities are invited to pick out the perfect one.

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