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Committee seeks county funding to pave roadway in Laurel Run Park
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:55:11 -0700

CHURCH HILL — Laurel Run Park gives hikers access to some challenging wilderness trails, but the road leading into the park has become almost as rugged as the trails and an adventure to traverse in itself.That's a problem Hawkins County leaders would like to deal with sooner rather than later because the worse the road conditions become, the more expensive the road will be to repair. On Tuesday ...

Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:10:27 -0700

SURGOINSVILLE — A Hawkins County trial jury may be voting on Surgoinsville alderman candidate Jerry Edward "J.E." Stoker's guilt or innocence before the votes cast by local residents are tallied in the Nov. 4 election.Stoker is currently on the Hawkins County Criminal Court's Oct. 30 docket to stand trial on charges including drug possession and DUI third offense.The DUI charge alone carries a ...

TDEC program might help cover the cost of Cherokee's new sewer plant
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:12:45 -0700

ROGERSVILLE — The $669,480 price tag of Cherokee High School's new wastewater treatment plant will be hard on Hawkins County taxpayers, especially in light of this year's 12 cent property tax increase.On Monday, however, director of schools Steve Starnes presented school board members with a couple of potential alternative funding sources that might help ease the pain.Monday afternoon the ...

Hawkins County early voting begins Wednesday
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:18:57 -0700

ROGERSVILLE — Early voting for the Nov. 6 election will begin in Hawkins County — including residents of the portion of the city of Kingsport located in the county — on Wednesday.The Nov. 6 ballot includes various state and federal offices, in addition to four proposed amendments to the Tennessee State Constitution.Of key interest to city of Kingsport voters who live in the Hawkins County ...

Wildfire season begins in Tennessee
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:47:02 -0700

Wildfire season for Tennessee begins this week, and that means burning permits will be required.

2014 tax notices mailed to Sullivan County residents of Kingsport
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:36:42 -0700

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — City of Kingsport 2014 property tax notices have been mailed to Sullivan County residents, although residents living in the Hawkins County portion of the city will not receive a bil

Police looking for second robbery suspect
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:47:08 -0700

A Church Hill, Tennessee man is charged in connection with an investigation into a home invasion. Police are still looking for the second suspect.

Hawkins County commissioners pass 12 cent property tax increase
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:55:43 -0700

After a two an a half hour meeting, and several failed motions, commissioners passed the budget in Hawkins County Monday night. Commissioners also passed a 12 cent property tax increase.

Rabies Vaccine Drop to Begin Saturday
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:40:52 -0700

The annual effort to vaccinate wild raccoons for rabies is coming again soon. The effort in Southeast Tennessee, as aell as Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina will begin September 27. “Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, as reducing rabies in wildlife helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner ...

Kingsport sends out property tax notices
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:08:15 -0700

KINGSPORT — The 2014 property tax notices for Kingsport are in the mail.According to a press release from the city, Sullivan County residents will receive them shortly; however, notices to residents living in the Hawkins County portion of the city have not been sent out because the county did not set a tax rate until Monday night.Sullivan County residents of Kingsport will be assessed at a rate ...