An eight-year-old student brought a small kitchen knife to Jackson Elementary School Friday morning. At this time, the reason for bringing the knife to school is not known and the incident is still under investigation.
A Norton man will spend 12 years in prison after an Aug. 2018 stabbing attack on a woman.
A November 20 court date has been set.
The Sullivan County’s Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after receiving a cybertip in July.
“We also are looking to potentially make sure we are very consistent, that when a student gets caught with a vaping item at school that they are referred to Juvenile Court.” — Director of Schools Matt Hixson
There were no injuries in an early morning two-car crash Saturday in Church Hill, but one of the drivers who had his 23-month-old child in the car allegedly admitted to drinking beer and vodka and smoking marijuana.
Two Johnson City men found sleeping in a car outside a Church Hill residence last week were allegedly found in possession of heroin, marijuana and two handguns, one of which was reported stolen.
A woman remained hospitalized Tuesday morning after being struck by a truck the previous day outside a city restaurant.
Authorities are continuing to search for a juvenile who was last seen by his family six weeks ago.
Police say the victim was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle.
Based on FBI crime statistics from the calendar years 2016 and 2017, earlier this week the New York based consumer review website “Security Baron” released a report ranking Church Hill as the safest city in Tennessee.
Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable is talking with county commissioners to gauge interest in a group trip to two county jails in Georgia. The goal would be to view different types of cells as potential design options for jail construction in Sullivan County.
County Attorney Dan Street said this is the first lawsuit of its kind since the 1980s. That case led to construction of the current Sullivan County Jail.
A Hawkins County man who filed a police report last week stating he'd been beaten up by four men who then stole his friends pickup later admitted he'd sold the truck for parts and lied about the theft and beating.
“I want to personally thank Cpl. Eric Pease for seeing this heartbreaking situation and making the call to get these animals saved. He is the true hero here, but are so many others that need our help.” — Sandy Behnke