As if Rogersville doesn’t already have enough historic restoration building projects in the works, now the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is ready to take on the city’s old train station.
The Hawkins County Master Gardeners Association (HCMGA) is volunteering labor and materials to bring the Depot's flower garden display adjacent to Depot Street up to the level of other public gardens in Rogersville that are maintained by the city.
The public is invited to bring a blanket, a lawn chair and a picnic lunch to Rogersville's Crockett Creek Park on Labor Day and enjoy a benefit concert to restore one of the city's oldest occupants.
It should be an easy transition for Melissa Nelson into the Rogersville Heritage Association because she already plays a key role in many of the RHA's primary functions.
On Dec. 1 Rogersville should change its name to Christmasville because that’s what the city will be all about from sun up to sundown with multiple Christmas themed programs anchored by the parade and the historic homes tour.
It's been about a decade since a massive renovation was completed at the 194-year-old Hale Springs Inn, and the inside of the old building is due for a bit of paint and polish.
The Heritage Lites Youth Leadership Program is a service organization involving participants from Cherokee High School and several home-schooled students in Hawkins County.
Annual celebration honors youth members for their community service throughout the area.
Half a century ago Rogersville played a major role in the Davy Crockett mania that swept the nation, attracting thousand of people every year to its summer long “Davy Crockett Outdoor Drama” that was performed not far from the resting place of Crockett’s grandparents.