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3 arrested on charges of making meth in Hawkins County house
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:25:46 -0700

Three people were arrested on felony drug charges at a Hawkins County home where numerous meth manufacturing items were found.

Hawkins opts to send ETSU autopsy contract issue to new committee
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:02:42 -0700

ROGERSVILLE — A newly created Hawkins County Forensics Committee is expected to meet soon to determine where Hawkins County will be sending its cadavers for autopsy.A state law that went into effect this year requires an autopsy for deaths that are suspected to be drug-related.In Hawkins County, as with every county in Tennessee, that's expected to increase substantially the number of autopsies ...

Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:55:28 -0700

GREENEVILLE — Former Hawkins County bail bondsman Gregory Allen Rhea was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison Monday in Greeneville U.S. District Court on charges including conspiracy to distribute meth and oxycodone.Rhea, 38, was accused of organizing trips to pain clinics in Tennessee and Florida in exchange for a portion of the pills received by the "patients." He also organized trips to ...

Knox County Schools earns straight A's on state report card
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:57 -0700

Knox County Schools released its 2014 State Report Card evaluation results Thursday, saying the school system has earned straight As in achievement for the second consecutive year.

Texting and driving blamed for Middlebrook Pike crash in Knoxville
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:55:57 -0700

Some lanes of Middlebrook Pike were closed and some nearby residents were without power after a car crash Thursday morning that officials are blaming on texting while driving.

Water main break forces closure of Chapman Highway lane
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:25:44 -0700

 The southbound lanes of Chapman Highway in South Knox County were closed Thursday afternoon after a large water main ruptured.

Judge says using Rocky Top name to sell merchandise could be copyright infringement
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:10:50 -0700

Some East Tennessee business owners say they disagree with a judge's opinion that using the name Rocky Top to sell merchandise for a proposed theme park could be considered copyright infringement.

Domestic complaint leads to meth lab components, drugs and cash
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:09:20 -0700

SURGOINSVILLE — Three people were arrested Tuesday after Hawkins County deputies allegedly found meth lab components in a residence while investigating a domestic disturbance complaint in Surgoinsville.When deputies arrived at 114 Looney Street, they allegedly observed items associated with meth manufacturing.Officers then requested the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit respond to the scene ...

Police investigating shooting death of woman in Rogersville
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:17:03 -0700

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the shooting death of a 62 year old woman.

Athens police searching for missing teen
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:40:42 -0700

Athens police need your help finding a missing teen. Taylor Morrow, 17, was reported missing on Sunday.