A severe thunderstorm that hit Hawkins County Sunday evening produced a powerful down draft that downed trees and power lines, and severely damaged two residences near Rogersville, leaving seven people without a home.
The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This year’s state competition was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The 67-year-old Church Hill woman told the HCSO she received a call on April 1 from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House (PCH) to inform her she'd won the $550,000 prize, but she had to pay a transaction fee.
"He's a beautiful dog, and so sweet, and how someone could do that to him is beyond us. ... After what he's been through, to be so trusting and loving toward people is amazing." — Sandy Behnke
“The teachers recognized this year are those who go above and beyond to ensure each and every student who passes through their classroom doors will be supported and challenged to accomplish their very best.” — Director of Schools Matt Hixson
“Why would you dump it on a riverbank when there’s a convenience center about 2.5 miles away that will take all of this stuff? Aside from the couches and tires, there are hundreds and hundreds of bags’ worth of trash we’ll have to pick up. — Joanne Irvin
Following a lengthy discussion the BMA approved Alderman Mark DeWitte’s motion to keep the Sugar Tree access open, accept all of the other TDOT recommendations, and ask TDOT to come up with any other possible alternatives to improve highway safety in that area.
A Civil War headstone belonging to Peter Couch (Co. D 8th TN Inf.) was stolen, along with another believed to belong to Couch's brother, William Couch. The trespassers used a metal detector to search for artifacts. Both cemeteries had several holes dug in them.
Volunteer High School's leaning press box has been repaired, although the cost was $35,970 higher than anticipated due to a lower than expected foundation, and bedrock base.
A Hawkins County man who was spotted by police Saturday walking down the road in lady's pink yoga pants, cowboy boots, and a lady's sweater allegedly admitted he'd burgled an elderly woman's home to get dry clothes.