The person who broke into the Hawkins County Humane Society overnight Sunday went in for something specific and apparently knew how to get away undetected.
Although the heat of summer has just kicked in, the days of summer for Hawkins County youngsters are numbered, with classes for the 2019-20 school year beginning in just two weeks.
A man calling himself “Charles Foster” reportedly told the victim that the U.S. Marshals were coming to arrest him, but the victm could avoid arrest if he sent Foster gift cards totaling $3,000.
Gerald Eidson was appointed to represent prison inmate Martin Ellison Hughes who appealed his 2014 conviction on two counts of aggravated assault, claiming his 15 year sentence with 45 percent release eligibility was too long.
Eric Robert Stine allegedly burgled a deceased man's home three times after discovering the body during a burglary three weeks ago. He faces multiple counts of burglary and theft, and one count of failure to report a dead body.
“He's going to have to go to a new school. That timeline itself — we're having this discussion three weeks before school starts. That is not just wrong, it's immoral to do that to these kids. It's completely wrong.” Keplar parent Justin Mowell
“All of the high level investigations has resulted in hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine being taken off the streets." -- Sheriff Ronnie Lawson
In the past 22 months the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has lost 74 employees, mostly to higher paying jobs in other departments, and in some cases, civilian jobs such as working at Walmart.
Hawkins County director of schools Matt Hixson decided last week that, due to concerns about safety, students won't be allowed to use the Volunteer High School football field until it is repaired.
A Rogersville man with a history of violence related to mental health issues was charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment Sunday after he allegedly held his mother against her will for more than nine hours.