Volunteer High School principal Bobby Wines will be taking over as principal at Carters Valley Elementary as of July 1, and the school system is currently accepting applications for a the VHS principal and athletic director positions.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was at the scene of an officer-involved shooting that took place at around 11 p.m. Sunday night in the woods behind the Bulls Gap VFW.
“I've said this many times and I'll say it again. The city of Church Hill has really been blessed by the Good Lord. It's not me. It's not the board. He blessed this city and I just want to thank Him for that.” — Mayor Dennis Deal
A traffic stop early Monday morning on a vehicle with only one working taillight on W. Stone Drive in Kingsport resulted in three arrested for meth and marijuana trafficking.
While progress continues on major improvements at Church Hill’s Derrick Park, the development of a new 65-acre park off Holliston Mills Road will be delayed until the city finds a better option for crossing the railroad tracks onto the property.
Volunteer High School seniors will have an opportunity to get together one more time with a special parade and recognition event the day before their May 30 “social distancing graduation ceremony” takes place.
The event is scheduled for Monday, beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the Hawkins County Courthouse. The intersection of Main Street and Depot Street will be closed to traffic for the event.
An effort earlier this year to upgrade Hawkins County's emergency radio system was stalled by the COVID-19 crisis, prompting a heated exchange Monday between the mayor and a commissioner over the lack of progress.
DUI and other charges were dismissed Monday against suspended Rogersville police officer Chris Funk after Sessions Judge Todd Ross ruled that there were technical errors in the search warrant and arrest warrant.
While the COVID-19 shutdown has had a major economic impact on cities like Kingsport that rely heavily on sales tax revenue, property tax dependent Mount Carmel appears to be poised for one of its best budget seasons in years.