A resolution on the agenda for Monday's County Commission, if approved, would seek a private act from the Tennessee General Assembly to make the Hawkins County Juvenile Judge position full time instead of the current two days per week.
Four years ago the beginning salary for drivers was only $57 per day, and it was very difficult to recruit new drivers. The school transportation department would find itself with as many as 10 driver vacancies at a time.
The Hawkins County Commission will consider a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” resolution when it meets in regular session Monday, which expresses opposition to “red flag laws” such as what has prompted massive protest this week in Virginia's capital.
EMA director Jamie Miller presented the commission’s Public Safety Committee with two digital radio option Monday, one that costs an estimated $3.38 million, and one that costs an estimated $723,000.
On Monday the Hawkins County Commission approved a resolution encouraging the Tennessee General Assembly to support legislation which directs TennCare to reimburse ambulance service providers at least at the same rate as the current Medicare fee schedule.
Since being named Rogersville Chamber of Commerce director in 1997, Nancy Barker has overseen the county's successful effort each year to receive the award.
If Santa handed coal out to any commissioners, it was done discreetly, behind closed doors, and out of the pubic eye.
One silver lining in the Hawkins County Commission's otherwise frustrating jail sewer line filtration project is the construction bid which came in $57,000 under the estimated cost.
Recently retired Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell was honored Monday with a gift that symbolizes his four decades as a first responder, and the people he inspired to follow that same path.
Hawkins County Mayor Jim Lee's new committee appointments were approved Monday, but not before a failed attempt to remove his power to appoint committees, and an attempt to make more difficult to remove that power.
Hawkins County commissioners received personal invitations during Monday’s meeting to a gathering next week that will explore the possibility of establishing a public hospital authority to oversee health care services in the region served by Ballad Health.
The future of reliable long term ambulance services in Hawkins County boils down to increased county funding, according to a committee formed earlier this year to advise the County Commission on EMS service.
Last year's commission chairman Mike Herrell in his fifth year on the commission was removed from three of the most active committees – the Budget Committee, the Pubic Safety Committee, and the Solid Waste Committee.
Installation of a metal roof has at the Church Hill Health Department been estimated to cost $43,000, but the county will also have to hire an engineer to determine of the structure can handle the weight of the addition of a gabled roof.
Hawkins County buildings manager Sarah Davis received permission Wednesday to remove the Courthouse Annex sign which has been an eyesore on Main Street in Rogersville for too long.