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Hawkins County considers autopsy options
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:43:52 -0800

Eight northeast Tennessee counties have operated under an agreement with the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine to perform autopsies since 2004.

Hawkins County drug recovery court now certified
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:20:14 -0800

There is now a certified drug recovery court in Hawkins County.

LEAP to work: Grant to help Hawkins schools prepare students for workforce
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:52:48 -0800

ROGERSVILLE — A three-county grant awarded earlier this month will help Hawkins County Schools start new vocational programs at both main high schools, as well as new workforce training programs beginning as early as middle school.Gov. Bill Haslam announced earlier this month that Hawkins County has been awarded a "LEAP Program" grant as part of the three-county Lakeway Area Group, and will ...

Unexcused: 'Doctored' school note nets forgery charge against student's dad
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:33:08 -0800

SURGOINSVILLE — A Hawkins County man accused of forging dates on the doctor's excuse note he sent with his child to school earlier this month was charged with felony forgery by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office.David Earl Huckaby, 24, 405 Church Street, Surgoinsville, was also charged with three separate counts of forgery by the Surgoinsville Police Department for allegedly using three checks ...

Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:03:47 -0800

CHURCH HILL — Illegal dumps aren't uncommon on rural mountain roads, but a Hawkins County woman was disgusted last week to find dead livestock thrown down an embankment beside the garbage on Mountain View School Road.Goshen Valley resident Karley Dobbs was traveling on Mountain View School Road last Wednesday to visit family members in far southeastern Hawkins County when she noticed a dead ...

Hawkins BOE honors students
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:08:13 -0800

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education honored several students at its regular monthly meeting earlier this month including a group of artists whose work was put on display for every school system in Tennessee. At the Dec. 4 BOE meeting, board member Debbie Shedden recognized the Cherokee High School student artists who created a banner that was on display during the recent ...

Proposal would virtually ban pain clinics in Hawkins County
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:23:18 -0800

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County commissioners don't have the power to ban pain clinics, but they'd like to implement regulations that will make it next to impossible for one to open in the county.Thursday morning the commission's Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to move forward with drafting proposed pain clinic regulations.Municipalities regulate pain clinics through zoning.Most Hawkins ...

Sheriff: Increase in manpower, drug arrests lowered Hawkins crime rate
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:01:54 -0800

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson attributes increased funding for more staff and an emphasis on drug enforcement for a 17 percent decrease in the county's crime rate between 2012 and 2013.When Lawson took office in 2010 he had 46 employees in the patrol division, and 38 employees in the jail.For the past two fiscal years, however, staffing numbers have been up, with 65 ...

Hawkins officials to draft pain clinic regulations
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 06:51:53 -0800

Officials in an East Tennessee county are drafting regulations that would make it nearly impossible for pain clinics to locate there.

Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:25:32 -0800

ROGERSVILLE — School officials from five area counties joined emergency responders and police Wednesday in Rogersville to participate in a one-day course focused on collaborative emergency planning for schools.The course was presented by the Tennessee Department of Education for the purpose of encouraging school systems to involve their local police, fire, EMS, 911, EMA, and other emergency ...