The search for family members to receive a lost Purple Heart that belonged to a Hawkins County WWII soldier who was killed in action revealed a connection to one of Rogersville's most famous sons.
Hawkins County commissioners won't consider a resolution opposing Ballad Health's plan to downgrade Kingsport's Trauma Center until the public voices its opinion on the subject in the presence of Ballad officials next month.
Santa will be a busy man the next couple of weekends as he makes an appearance in every Hawkins County city when the Christmas parade season kicks off on Dec. 1. That’s not including Santa’s daylong tour of Mount Carmel atop a fire truck on Dec. 15.
Commissioner Jeff Barrett introduced the resolution which would give the wife and children of full time county employees who are also first responders (police, fire and rescue) health insurance for two years if the first responder is killed in the line of duty.
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: For November's "Superintendent Appreciation" schools across Hawkins County demonstrated their admiration for Bailey, not only for leading the school system for the past seven months, but also for more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator in Hawkins County.
“The new aldermen coming in, there’s no way you’re going to agree with everything that everybody on this panel says. But you’ve got to keep your mind clear. You’re not sitting in this seat for yourself. Your site in this seat for the citizens of Church Hill.” — Mark Drinnon
"If we put all our time and resources into getting them to change plans they've already set in stone ... I don't want to look back and say we've had 8-10 months and we're not prepared for the transport of patients (to Johnson City).” — Commissioner John Metz
"We come because we enjoy it and its something we like to do together as a family. I know many families that are struggling and suffering, on a first name basis. I like to be able to give back to them and know they're going to have what they need." — Amber Fisher
Robert Neil Bruce claimed the rooster was on his property, but HCSO Cpl. Bobby Moffitt said Bruce's account of the shooting was contradicted by witness statements, as well as a lack of blood on his property.
A woman who allegedly went into a rage Tuesday over a friend's refusal to cook turkey for her, and intentionally blew a red light causing a crash with her child present, later told police she had a reason to be thankful.