On Tuesday, Hawkins County Mayor Jim Lee extended the Declaration of Emergency that he signed last week until Tuesday, April 14, but that hasn’t stopped some local governments from scheduling meetings this month.
Hawkins County and state firefighters contained two forest fires in three days this week, the first of which could have been prevented if the homeowner had called to get a burn permit.
A monthlong investigation into alleged meth distribution in Hawkins and Greene counties concluded on April 2 with the arrest of four residents of the Beech Creek community of Hawkins County with a raid led by the Third Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.
Tuesday's sinkhole is an ongoing problem that has been creating sinkholes in an area about halfway between Independence Avenue and Hammond Avenue for years, although usually it's on nearby parallel Main Street.
The Hawkins County Board of Education may soon begin considering recommendations regarding an economic study that said more than $3 million could be saved by closing its two smallest schools permanently and by reducing the overall teaching staff by 20.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article ran in the Kingsport Times News Progress Edition on March 1.
The Hawkins County Rescue Squad announced Monday that the 28th annual Ralph Stanton Memorial Bass Tournament is still on for Saturday, although there have been a few changes to keep up with COVID-19 precautions.
“As long as those wavers go through I feel confident that based on the number of days they have completed this year we're able to issue end of the year grades, and graduate those students based on the amount of work they have done up to this point.” — Matt Hixson
Police don't know the motive for a Monday morning drive-by shooting in Church Hill involving a teen who allegedly fired a handgun at two targets who were standing on a balcony at the Church Hill Inn.
Two suspects escaped on foot in the early morning hours of March 26 after leading the HCSO on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle in Mount Carmel, and then crashing in the woods.