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New principal named at Mount Carmel Elementary
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:48:59 -0700

MOUNT CARMEL — Kelli Campbell, who most recently served as an academic intervention consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education, and spent extensive time in Hawkins County, has been named the new principal at Mount Carmel Elementary School.Campbell replaces Bobby Wines who was appointed last month to replace the retiring Jim Dykes as principal at Volunteer High School."She's been an ...

Hawkins County deputies searching for auto repair shop thief
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:54:10 -0700

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a suspect they say stole several items from an auto repair shop in Mooresburg earlier this week.

Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Morgan County
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:08:59 -0700

A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.

Starnes: Hawkins BOE can't count on savings to get out of $4.5 million budget deficit
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:14:07 -0700

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education will be spending the next two weeks looking for ways to trim and overall proposed 2014-15 budget deficit of nearly $4.5 million.Thursday the evening the BOE received the preliminary figures which show deficit of $3.687 million in the general purpose fund, and a deficit of $795,000 in the transportation fund.Over the previous five fiscal years ...

Johnson City man accused of multiple scams pleads guilty
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:54:38 -0700

GATE CITY — A Tennessee man accused of carrying out multiple paving scams in Southwest Virginia pleaded guilty in Scott County court last week to a second felony charge of operating without a contractor's license.Frank Edward Small, 52, of Johnson City, was indicted by a Scott County grand jury June 23 on a single count of violating Virginia business regulations for the third time in 36 months ...

Mother, daughter scammed out of $521 in online parrot sale
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:23:31 -0700

CHURCH HILL — Two members of a Hawkins County family were scammed out of a total of $521 Saturday as the result of an attempt to purchase two parrots online.On Saturday a mother and daughter who live on Smith Hollow Road near Church Hill were searching a website called "Tennessee Super Ads" where they found advertisements for exotic birds. The 48-year-old mother decided to purchase a "trained ...

Sevierville construction company could face layoffs in wake of depleting highway funds
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:24:09 -0700

A Sevierville construction company told 6 News if Congress does not act fast, it could be forced to lay off hundreds of workers.

ALCU working on challenge to Tennessee law allowing drug-addicted pregnant women to be prosecuted
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:08:59 -0700

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is considering a challenge to Tennessee's new law allowing mothers who use drugs while pregnant to be charged with assault. The statement comes after a Monroe County mother became the first woman to be arrested and charged with simple assault under the new law.

ACLU working on challenge to Tennessee law allowing drug-addicted pregnant women to be prosecuted
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:09:08 -0700

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is considering a challenge to Tennessee's new law allowing mothers who use drugs while pregnant to be charged with assault. The statement comes after a Monroe County mother became the first woman to be arrested and charged with simple assault under the new law.

Oneida woman charged with stealing $43,000 from employer
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:08:40 -0700

An Oneida woman faces charges of stealing around $43,000 from her employer after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.