The last two months of Nathan Michalik’s junior year at Volunteer High School were a washout due to the COVID-19 shutdown, so he chose to use that time to replace another washout that occurred near his home at Laurel Run Park.
The Hawkins County Rescue Squad reported emergency crews helped one individual and two kayakers reach shore Sunday afternoon on the Holston River in Surgoinsville.
While there is no known reason to suspect foul play at this time, being out of contact for such an extended period of time is reportedly out of character for him, the KPD said in a release.
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.
Hawkins County has been awarded CARES Funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
The National Day of Payer observance was held on the normal date at the normal time Thursday afternoon, but the circumstances were anything but normal as anyone in attendance could attest to.
Town Square will play host as usual to Rogersvile’s National Day of Payer observance Thursday, albeit with social distancing enforced, as well as a couple of alternatives for those who aren’t yet ready to join an audience.
The arrival of the oversized piece of equipment will result in temporary road closures and possible traffic congestion during the morning commute hours traveling eastbound along Highway 11W in the Mount Carmel and Kingsport areas.
During a normal racing event, Cherokee Raceway Park hosts about 100 race cars and 400 people, but the governor’s executive order names racetracks as non-essential businesses and prohibits gatherings greater than 10 people.
Tennessee Department of Transportation workers will be back in Mount Carmel on Monday to try to determine why a Highway 11-W sinkhole that appeared earlier this month began sinking again.
When testing began at 9 a.m.the line started on Tipton Avenue near the Rogan Street intersection, and if you were that far back you had a wait time of about two hours before reaching a testing tent.
Tiny Paws Take Out Pet Food Bank was scheduled to open in April to meet the needs of low-income pet parents in our area. Unfortunately, the social distancing and shelter-in-place orders were announced, and the opening had to be delayed.
Project coordinator Corki Weart told the Times News next Wednesday looks to be another big distribution day at the Rogersville National Guard Armory as well, as they will attempt to provide medical masks to all of Hawkins County’s nursing home personnel.
CHURCH HILL — Pastor Bill Clark will tell you that a church is not a building — a church is its people. But on Sunday his church will also be a parking lot.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article ran in the Kingsport Times News Progress Edition on March 1.