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What could be more important to your health care than a compassionate, experienced doctor? How about a hospital filled with them?

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Every one of our physicians is board-certified, so you are ensured high-quality health care right here in Hawkins County. From our emergency department to our orthopedic and general surgeons to our Wellmont CVA Heart Institute cardiologists – and many more specialists and services in between – it has been our privilege to care for you and your loved ones over the past 50 years. And it will be an honor for our experienced doctors and caregivers to serve you for many years to come.


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Hawkins County Discover Hawkins County is published semi- annually by Hawkins County Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 100 Rogersville, TN 37857 (423)272-7422

MANAGEMENT Jesse Lindsey Editor & Publisher Pat Smith Circulation Manager Sharon Roberts Business Manager

EDITORIAL Joel Spears Features Editor Bill Grubb News Editor Sarah Proffitt Staff Writer Jim Beller Sports Editor (Story suggestions, inquiries should be made to

ADVERTISING Abby Swearingen Marketing Consultant Buffy Torres Marketing Consultant Heather Hawkins Marketing Consultant Christy Alvis Classifieds



preserving a legacy Learn about the former Swift Memorial College, now deemed a museum for the 21st century.



One high school shows that rookies can compete at any level.


our history

Presidents came, the first newspaper was printed and the oldest courthouse still in use are just a few bragging rights of Hawkins County.

meet Ronnie Not many fans care as much about a team as Ronnie does.



chamber listing A comprehensive listing of businesses who comprise the Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce.

on the cover

Photo by Frank Proffitt. A side view of the Hale Springs Inn in Historic Downtown Rogersville.

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Welcome to Hawkins County. Whether you’ve lived here all your life, or are just visiting, each day presents the opportunity to discover more about one of the most beautiful places to live in East Tennessee, the place we call home. Inside the pages of Discover Hawkins County, the Guidebook edition, you’ll find information that is important, perhaps even essential to locating and living in Hawkins County. Ever wonder what is offered in the county’s little league recreation


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programs, or what are the goals of our schools? That and so much more is all inside. Considering this is the Guidebook edition, we’ve partnered with The Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce to make sure that the public has the most up-to-date and relevant information about Hawkins County. Our Chamber has been serving Hawkins County since 1947 and their mission hasn’t changed as they continue to promote business and civic interest. The Chamber carries out programs

about economic development, provides free assistance in business plans, how to apply for funding, and is responsible for thousands of dollars funneling into the community through grants and incentives. In addition to the “essentials” inside this edition, you’ll also find a few features that really showcase the spirit and talent of the people residing in Hawkins County.

Take some time to learn about what used to be Swift College beginning on page 14. You won’t want to miss reading about one of our high school’s robotics competition and how they rose to the top of the ranks in their first year. Then there’s the feature on Ronnie, one school’s number one fan on page 30. So again, welcome to the Guidebook edition of Discover Hawkins County. We hope you’ll take our advice, Discover Hawkins County – either for the first time or all over again.

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a newcomers guide to hawkins county Information to provide some guidance and direction POST OFFICES

Rogersville — 37857 203 West Main Street (423) 272-8096

Eidson — 37731 3867 Highway 70N (423) 272-6769

Bulls Gap — 37711 410 Highway 11E (423) 235-2100

Surgoinsville — 37873 111 Bellamy Avenue (423) 345-3211

Mooresburg — 37811 110 Loretta Lane (423) 272-2253

Church Hill — 37642 131 East Main Boulevard (423) 357-5239

Mount Carmel — 37645 100 East Main Street (423) 357-3311

licenses must be surrendered. • New residents must provide two proofs of their current Tennessee residence as well as proof of citizenship and a Social Security Driver’s license and Number. license plate info • Hawkins County residents can • New residents holding a valid renew driver licenses at the county out-of-state driver license must clerk’s office in Rogersville. obtain a Tennessee driver license no • For more information contact the later than 30 days after establishHawkins County Clerk at (423) 272ing residency. All out-of-state 7002.


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Rogersville — 37857 203 West Main Street (423) 272-8096

Get to know Hawkins County

Hawkins County Clerk at (423) 272-7002.

at Hawkins County Central Dispatch (423) 272-8999.

Voting Info

Solid Waste & Recycling

Mount Carmel — 37645 100 East Main Street (423) 357-3311

• The Hawkins County Election Commission office is responsible for registering county residents so they will be eligible to vote in the primary, general and, if applicable, municipal elections held for the county, incorporated cities, state and federal government. • The office is also responsible for providing county residents with locations and equipment to cast their vote in the elections. • Hawkins County is located in:- 1st Congressional District - 9th State House of Rep. Districts - 8th State Senatorial District - 3rd Judicial District • For additional information contact the Hawkins County Election Commission at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 301 (2nd floor) Rogersville, TN 37857. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday and phone is (423) 272-8061

Driver’s license and license plate info

Building permits and obtaining an address

Bulls Gap — 37711 410 Highway 11E (423) 235-2100 Mooresburg — 37811 110 Loretta Lane (423) 272-2253 Eidson — 37731 3867 Highway 70N (423) 272-6769 Surgoinsville — 37873 111 Bellamy Avenue (423) 345-3211 Church Hill — 37642 131 East Main Boulevard (423) 357-5239

• New residents holding a valid out-of-state driver license must obtain a Tennessee driver license no later than 30 days after establishing residency. All out-of-state licenses must be surrendered. • New residents must provide two proofs of their current Tennessee residence as well as proof of citizenship and a Social Security Number. • Hawkins County residents can renew driver licenses at the county clerk’s office in Rogersville. • For more information contact the

• A building permit is required for the new construction of a one and two family residence within the county even though Hawkins County does not have county zoning. • You may apply on line and/ or obtain additional information by logging on to sfm/homebuilding/index.shtml or by calling (615) 741-7071. • To obtain an address for a parcel of property that did not previously have an assigned address, contact the mapping coordinator

• All municipalities in Hawkins County provide solid waste collection services for area residents. Businesses and industries are required, under the terms of a landfill contract, to obtain solid waste disposal services. County residents are required to enter into

a private contractual agreement for solid waste disposal or use one of Hawkins County’s Convenience Centers. • Only solid waste generated in Hawkins County is accepted and waste from businesses, even if they are located in the county, is not accepted. Convenience Centers do

not accept hazardous waste, medical waste, animal carcasses or grass and brush. Items not accepted by the convenience centers can be taken to the Allied Waste landfill located on Carter’s Valley Road (423) 357-6777. Q: Where do I take my Recyclables? A: Take your recyclables to the center in your community or to the Recycle Center.

Q: Do You Accept Tires? A: You may bring eight tires per year with no cost to you. Anything over eight tires a year costs you 70¢ cents each for car and pickup truck tires and $3.50 for tractor trailer.

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preserving a legacy

“It’s a museum for the 21st century. We’re all so proud of how it came together. It’s amazing to see.” Stella Gudger - Executive Director


ike a Phoenix from the ashes, the legacy of Rogersville’s Swift Memorial College continues to rise thanks to a devoted team of volunteers and donors. While the school’s towering architecture no longer presides over Downtown Rogersville, the Swift Museum near there has been established to honor the AfricanAmerican College for which it is named. Located inside Price Public Community Center, a renovated, historic building that once served as a segregation-era school for Hawkins County’s black children, the museum exhibits the

only collection of Swift memora bilia open to the public. “It’s a museum for the 21st century,” Executive Director Stella Gudger said. “We’re all so proud of how it came together. It’s amazing to see. Some people who saw it for the first time cried. I know how important the project was for me, but to see them so emotional let’s me know we’ve done a great thing here to honor Swift.” Swift Memorial College, founded in 1883, was named in honor of the Rev. Elijah E. Swift, thenpresident of the board of missions for freedmen of the Presbyterian Church.

discover hawkins county 15 Originally planned as a girls’ seminary by the Presbyterians, the school gained notoriety in 1901 when white institutions were closed to blacks. Then, Maryville College Board of Trustees near Knoxville gave Swift $25,000 to begin educating black college students and began a new era in Rogersville and Swift’s history. In 1904, Swift became a four-year African-American college, with Dr. W.H. Franklin as president. Reports state that by 1909 Swift had approximately 200 students and 10 teachers. Many of the Southern states were represented, as well as Oklahoma. The institution prospered until 1929 when changes in state and federal laws forced Swift to reorganize as a junior college. Swift Memorial Junior College continued to grow and included the president’s home, St. Mark’s Church, school administration facilities, boys’ and girls’ dormitories, and a large campus. However, Swift’s well-being declined in 1952 when the Presbyterian Board of Missions readmitted black students and ended Swift’s financial support. In 1955, the doors of Swift Memorial Junior College closed and some of its buildings were converted by the county board of education for use as the segregated Swift High School. When segregation ended in 1963, Swift’s students integrated into local high schools and the college’s signature building was demolished to make room for the board of education central office. Today, all that remains is the boy’s dormitory and presidents home, along with the Rev. Franklin’s final resting place on the property. To honor Swift’s memory, in 2003 the Swift Museum opened, but organizers immediately said they wanted to offer visitors more. Their dream became reality in 2009 thanks in part to a total of $3,000 in grant funds from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Following an extensive renovation a new, interactive exhibit and layout were unveiled during an open house in March 2012. The museum features a timeline of African-American history, along with the events that formed Swift’s history. Also included are various artifacts donated by alumni; from books and lettermen jackets, to graduation gowns and historic photographs. In 2008, TVA provided Price Public with $2,000 to

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organize an educational course of study at the Swift Museum that is being used to teach fifth graders in the region about the African-American history of Rogersville and Hawkins County. In 2009, TVA awarded an additional $1,000 to help with the museum’s reorganization as a 21st century facility and the creation of interactive exhibits. Gudger said some of those in the near future will include flat screen televisions that offer visitors photographic glimpses of the college’s past, as well as video clips taken from interviews with former Swift alumni. In the meantime, all exhibits have been carefully placed under protective glass and appropriately exhibited in museum-quality display cases. The museum’s focal point is a photographic mural that spans the back wall and features Swift College towering over Rogersville as it did for slightly less than a century. To continue raising funds for the upkeep of the museum, as well as Price Public a commemorative brick sale is ongoing. Bricks may be personalized and engraved with up to three lines of text and will be displayed on a walk in front of the community center. All proceeds from the sale benefit both the center and museum. For more information call (423) 9213888. The Swift Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.

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What we are doing

Robotics team ready to rumble

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herokee High School’s rookie robotics team, The Fellowship of the Springs, rocked the Smoky Mountain Regional Rebound Rumble FIRST Robotics Competition in Knoxville in February to bring home a second place trophy. The remarkable feat is usually accomplished by substantially sponsored, veteran teams “It’s a great week to be a Chief,” said Principal Patrick Fraley. “To be a first-year team and win second place at regionals was just an unbelievable accomplishment for those guys. But that’s not a surprise to me because of the way they worked. The team and community sponsors were here until eleven o’clock at night for weeks on end getting ready for it.” CHS Technology Foundations teacher and team leader, Jeff Hobbs, and Springs team captains loaded their robot into a rental van almost a week before the competition and headed to Knoxville. They never expected to be drafted — along with an established team called The Flash from Mauldlin, S.C. — by the veteran Team Trojans from Ontario, Canada to form a three-team alliance worthy of the coveted second-place trophy in Saturday’s final round. “I feel amazing. I am so proud of Cherokee’s accomplishment,” said beaming team member, Xander Smith on Monday after competition. “It’s utterly amazing,” echoed teammate Joe Fielder. The Rebound Rumblers robotics game is played between two, three-team alliances. Each alliance competes by trying to shoot as many basketballs into the hoops as possible during a two-minute, 15-second match. Balls shot into higher hoops score alliances more points. Alliances are awarded bonus points if they are balanced on bridges at the end of the match. In matches where opposing alliances work together to balance on a white bridge, all participating teams earn additional, valuable seeding points. Because FIRST Robotics programs encourage “Cooperation” — the philosophy that “I feel amazing. I am so teams should help and cooperate with proud of Cherokee’s each other even as they compete — The accomplishment ” Fellowship of the Springs’ effort to conXander Smith - Fellowship of the Springs nect with opposing

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teams throughout the week meant that the high-ranking Canadians knew that Cherokee’s robot was an indestructible, defensive powerhouse. The Canadian’s bot was damaged in Friday’s competition, so Cherokee’s bot was their go-to draft pick. “After a few technical difficulties on Friday, we changed the mechanism on the robot used for lowering the balance beam on the court, from a wheel to a foot,” said Hobbs. “The Canadians saw us on the practice field with our new foot instead of the wheel and they started talking to Tanner, our team captain, about what all our bot could do. That’s probably the reason that they chose us — because by then we were able to get up on the balance beam. Plus, we were a tank and could take a hit.” “By Saturday morning, when the semifinal qualifications were over the team captains from the top six ranked teams stood in the middle of the court (with) all the other team captains lined around the perimeter. The first-ranked of the top six

got first draft pick, like playing kickball. We were ranked dead last, heads were hung low, and we were already packing up our stuff. We decided, however, to follow through and go to the qualifying ceremony for the semifinals,” said Hobbs. “About two-thirds into the ceremony, the Canadians announced, ‘We pick team number 4264! We were all just floored and figured they had picked the wrong number,” said Hobbs. Tanner ran out on the floor and accepted their invitation, and from then it was on. “We rushed to unpack our stuff and get our pit ready to go again. It was crazy. Teachers and kids were all huddled in front of the bots, ratchets blazing!” Hobbs said. Of the 54 competing teams, three rookie teams were chosen by the six highest-ranking teams for the final round of competition on Saturday. The other two rookies, however, did not make it past the first round of Saturday’s competition. “We did very well the second day because we had teammates

that would work with us,” said driver of the robot, Tanner Clark. “Our main objective was to balance, but 10 points can’t win everytime. Teamwork and strategy were keys to the entire thing.” “I’m really proud of Tanner,” said Hobbs. “He drove it like he stole it.” “This is something that CHS will be doing from now on,” Fraley said. “We hope to get more kids involved now that we know a bit more about it. It’s not just for kids who like to work on robots. It involves fundraising and accounting procedures and creative aspects that lots of kids can get involved with.” Sponsors included JC Penny, Baldor, Joe Zook State Farm Insurance, Mahle Industries, Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, and ChristianSells Funeral Home. The team members said they were grateful for their sponsors and for the help of former CHS student, Jonathan Zook, who attended the competition as mentor for the Seymour High School Eagletrons. (Visit the Eagletrons’ website at Zook also

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volunteered to help next year’s CHS team with the required LabVIEW program. To see video coverage of the Smokey Mountain Regional Rebound Rumble, visit events/2012_frcwebcasts.php.

story and photography by Sarah Proffitt

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Folk art is a staple of Appalachian culture and Rogersville Local Artist Gallery is a place where Appalachian artists of all mediums can display their best work. Nestled in downtown Historic Rogersville, the gallery has one of the area’s widest varieties of art styles on display anywhere in the county. Tomato Farmers

A Street Scene A Historic Downtown Rogersville street scene is lovingly recreated by Christine Fore of Sneedville, located “Overhome” in Hancock County. Originally from the United Kingdom, Fore painted this oil-on-canvas in a style reminiscent of 19th century Impressionism, but made it her own.

Oil on Canvas

Sharon Maddix of Rutledge in nearby Grainger County created these sculptures, ones she lovingly calls her “Tomato Farmers,” from clay using coils and a slab technique. Having won first place in the Grainger County Tomato Festival, these handmade pieces were fired at a high temperature and glazed so the colors would be a prominent feature. Mud Pie Studios is the brainchild of Martha Stapleton who created this vivid mixture of color and natural materials. A Rogersville resident, Stapleton used freshwater pearls, angel hair coral, dreamsicle agate, and orange veracite to create this necklace and accompanying earrings.

“Chickens for Wilma” is the title of the oil on canvas, painted by Rogersville artist Lorrie Adams. In addition, Pictured top of page, is the painting “The Pearl” which exhibits a dreamscape.

Photos by Joel Spears

The Local Artist Gallery is located in downtown Rogersville at 124 E. Main Street. For more information call (423) 921-7656.

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Bennie Smith was the winner of the “Discover Hawkins County” reader contest. She’s pictured in front of New Providence Church, which was one of the correct answers to the 10 questions in the contest. Keep reading The Rogersville Review for the next contest. The next reader contest will continue until the October issue of “Discover Hawkins County” where that winner will be announced.

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History is alive in Hawkins County

Hawkins is one of Tennessee’s oldest counties It was more than 200 and a few odd years ago when a man named Carter settled in a beautiful valley. The state of North Carolina granted him a huge amount of land. There, he established a store and a home. From these humble beginnings, Hawkins County has grown into a progressive community with bustling towns, diverse industries and peaceful farms. One of the oldest Tennessee counties, Hawkins County was first established as a separate North Carolina county on January 6, 1787, when the state legislature divided Sullivan County, North Carolina. The original county was quite large, extending from the North Fork of the Holston River southwestwardly almost reaching present-day Chattanooga.

Other counties, or parts of counties, later created from Hawkins, include Hancock, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Roane, Meigs and Hamilton. Prior to its creation by North Carolina, the county was Spencer County, State of Franklin. The act that created Hawkins County empowered seven commissioners to select a central place for the county seat, where a courthouse, prison, and stocks would be built and to levy a tax for the support of local government. The first commissioners meeting took place at the home of Thomas Gibbons on Big Creek on June 4, 1787, where it was decided that Joseph Rogers’s land on Crockett Creek would serve as the location for the county seat. The present-day courthouse on Main Street in

Get to know Hawkins County Rogersville’s Historic District 6, is the oldest courthouse in the state still in use. The Hale Springs Inn, also located on the Town Square, has undergone a massive restoration and renovation bringing the building where three presidents have stayed back to a useful life. A large, diverse county, Hawkins County wholly contains five incorporated towns within its borders as well as a portion of another. Bulls Gap was settled in 1794 and named for the famous gunsmith John Bull, who made his home in the gap of the mountains. Incorporated in 1955, the “gap,” the railroad, the Civil War and country entertainer Archie Campbell helped Bulls Gap earn a place on the map. Today, the county’s smallest town is home to its largest industrial employer, Barrette Outdoor Living. Church Hill, incorporated in 1958, is the largest of the five towns in the county. The city is named for the First United Methodist Church, or the “church on the hill,” which overlooks the downtown area. Church Hill offers a wide variety of services and is a progressive community that welcomes newcomers. Mount Carmel was incorporated in 1961. The town derives its name from the Mount Carmel Methodist Church, a prominent part of the

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community. Often considered a bedroom community of the larger, nearby city of Kingsport, Mount Carmel has a lot to offer in and of itself. Kingsport, while located primarily in Sullivan County, is also a part of Hawkins County, with one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Allandale Mansion, located in Hawkins

County portion. Surgoinsville was chartered in 1815 and named for James Surguine. The town offers, adjacent to it, the second largest industrial park in northeast Tennessee, the Phipps Bend Industrial District. Phipps Bend is a product of a joint venture between the county government of Hawkins County and the city government of Kingsport. Rogersville, the county seat of Hawkins County, was settled in 1775 by the grandparents of Davy Crockett on Crockett Creek. There, in the same year, they were massacred by hostile Indians and buried in Rogers Cemetery adjoining Rogers Tavern. The city receives its name from founder Joseph Rogers, an Irishman who was given the land upon which the town lies as a wedding present by his father-in-law, Thomas Amis. The entire downtown area and many adjacent homes and buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

28 discover hawkins county The first newspaper printed in Tennessee was printed here. Since 1885, The Rogersville Review has been a part of the community and is the newspaper of record for Hawkins County. The Review has been published continuously for more than 126 years, making it Rogersville’s oldest existing business. The county’s history includes serving as the home of the the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union from 1911 until 1967. The complex once included a farm, a sanatorium, a retirement home and a technical school — before modern medicine and advancing technology rendered the operation obsolete.

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ship and projects that image from Volunteer High ne of the fixtures at almost every Volunteer School. He’s a positive asset for us,” Myers says. Falcons home sporting event is their number “Ronnie is a staple to Volunteer athletics,” adds Fal one fan, Ronnie Housewright. cons football coach Scott Rider. “He is probably the “I love them,” says Ronnie. “I try to be nice to every most loyal fan that I have ever been around. one of them.” “There’s never a down time for Ronnie. He’s The official water boy, Ronnie takes his job serialways positive, he’s always happy, he’s always enthuously. “I keep ‘em guzzled,” he says. “I make sure they siastic and it’s truly a blessing to have Ronnie around. have water and something to drink out of — a water He loves Volunteer athletics — football, basketball, bottle or cup. I also make sure they have their equip- baseball, it doesn’t matter. he’s all-in for Volunteer ment with them when they go athletics. It’s a pleasure to have to the games.” him around,” Rider says. “Ronnie’s awesome,” said “He’s the epitome of the neigh“Ronnie has a heart the size of a borhood, the community, all the Volunteer athletic director Jim Whalen. “Ronnie’s been around programs in the school,” adds basketball.” as long as I’ve been around. Falcons boys basketball coach He’s always worried about the Jerry Myers - Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach Chris Brown. “He’s our number kids. His biggest concern is to one fan. make sure the kids are getting “I tell these kids all the time, water, that their face isn’t getting red. Win or lose, he’s you can learn a lot from guys like Ronnie. That’s why happy.” he’s part of our program. He’s been very important to There is no doubt Ronnie loves his Falcons. It me and the guys and our coaching staff.” evident that the feeling is mutual. Whalen concurs, “At times, we’ve taken him on “Ronnie has a heart the size of a basketball,” says the road with us. When district time comes around, girls hoops coach Jerry Myers. “You just can’t beat he’ll go with us. He’ll ride the bus with us and the kids him. He just loves Volunteer. He bleeds blue and treat him good. Ronnie is a special guy. If they learn orange. He’s our biggest fan and he’s an inspiration to how to treat Ronnie like that, they treat other people the girls.” like that,” Whalen says. “He’s a big part of this program. Everybody knows Believe it or not, the youthful Ronnie will turn 60 him. The referees know him, the other coaches know this year. him. He’s a good ambassador for good sportsman “He’s just a friendly, good boy,” said Ronnie’s


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mother, Dorothy Cunningham. “I’m so proud of Ronnie. He’s been a blessing to me. He keeps me in line.” Ronnie has thrived despite a learning disability. “He’s just a slow learner,” Ronnie’s mom says. “It takes him a long time to learn something, but after he learns it, he doesn’t forget it.” Ronnie can rattle off his multiplication tables and never forgets a face. “He can remember phone numbers better than anyone I know,” his mom says. “I have to ask him for phone numbers.” She says he is a joy around the house. “He keeps his room. He is always dusting that room. He helps me mow the yard. He likes to help. His ability won’t always let him do some of the things he would like to do, but he’s a willing worker,” she says. In fact, Ronnie recently earned a pin recognizing his 20 years working at Food City. “I like working with people,” says Ronnie, who worked at the Food City in Rogersville for 17 years before transferring to the one in Church Hill, closer to his home.

“I’m a bagboy. My goal is to get out with people because I like people. I like to be nice to people and try to do my job and do it correctly. There’s a certain way to do my job — neat — how I want my groceries packed,” he says. Ronnie works 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. four days a week. “I always like to be early,” he says. “If it’s a busy day, Ronnie says, ‘we’ve sold a lot of milk and bread,’” Whalen says. “Ronnie’s a good guy,” adds Food City store manager Mike Castle. “He knows everybody. All the customers know him. He worked with me in Rogersville when I was down there, then when I moved up here, he came up here to work with me. He’s a super guy. All the customers love him.” While he enjoys people and working. Ronnie’s passion is Volunteer sports. “The school has really accomplished a lot,” he says. “But they need to hit their free throws.” “The coaches have been real good to me. I love them all,” he says. “He loves Volunteer,” his mom says.

“He supports that team so well. He loves the boys and he loves the girls, all the teams, the games and the band — everything about the school.” Not everybody gets an easy pass, however. “Of all the sports, basketball is his favorite,” Whalen says. “One of the things Ronnie does is give grades to the officials after we play the game. It’s funny. If we win, the officials are getting an ‘A.’ If we lose, the officials get an ‘F.’ It’s cut and dried with him.” “A lot of the referees don’t show good sportsmanship,” Ronnie says. “I’m not mad at them, but they just don’t show good sportsmanship. “They don’t look at the coach for timeouts. When a coach asks for a timeout, they should look at the coaches,” he says. Ronnie doesn’t like referees’ quick whistles, either. “I think they should give them a warning first, then give a technical foul. They should talk it out. They get too carried away. I just think they could do better. It’s a game, but I take it very, very seriously,” he says.

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Health Care

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County offers first class healthcare alternatives Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital

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Wellmont Health System’s Hawkins County Memorial Hospital has served the greater Rogersville area for over 50 years. All of our physicians are board-certified. These specially trained physicians provide world-class

care close to home using state-of-the-art technology and information systems which assist them in delivering superior healthcare with compassion. Hawkins County Memorial services include the very best in emergency care, cardiologists from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, orthopedics, physical therapy, surgery, intensive care, respiratory therapy, sleep medicine,

gynecology, otolaryngology, and pulmonology. Diagnostic imaging is also available, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, digital mammography and nuclear medicine. Hawkins County Memorial has been recognized nationally for customer service levels which rank among the best in the country.

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diabetes, renal, hearing loss, cleft lip/palate, and many other chronic or handicapping conditions. Community Development — active, community based health council in Hawkins County, comprised of local citizens working together for the health of all people in the

tal clinic during school hours. Epidemiology Services — Surveillance, testing, diagnosis, and treatment for various communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and other mandated reportable diseases.

is responsible for food and sanitation inspection, and rabies and insect vector control. Family Planning Services — clinic provides consultations and medical assistance for all areas of reproductive health, including birth control males and females.

community by identifying concerns and developing plans to address these concerns. Dental Services — provides services for children ages 3 to 20, such as fillings, cleaning, extractions, x-rays and caps. Transportation by local schools allows children to be seen at the den-

Environmental Services — The Department of Environment and Conservation includes the division of groundwater protection, which oversees septic system planning and inspection, water sample testing and approval of subdivisions. The Department of General Environmental Health

Examinations include pelvic exams, breast exams, pap tests, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted disease testing and general tests such as blood pressure, urine and hemoglobin.

Signature Health Care in Rogersville is a 140-bed intermediate care nursing facility at 109 Hwy. 70, Rogersville. 423-2723099. Church Hill HealthCare and Rehab is a 124-bed intermediate care nursing facility at 71 W. Main Blvd., Church Hill 423-357-7178.

Health Department

The Hawkins County Health Department’s two locations in Rogersville and Church Hill, provide a variety of services. Basic Prenatal Services — pregnancy testing, processing presumptive eligibility applications (Insures that pregnant woman with TennCare receive coverage for 45 days and provides appropriate referrals to obtain medical care). CSS Children’s Special Services — helps meet the medical and financial needs of children with chronic illnesses from birth to age 21. Chronic illnesses include orthopedic, heart, epilepsy,

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Where To Live Archie Campbell, star of “Hee Haw” is town’s most famous son Although officially incorporated in 1955, Bulls Gap traces its history back to 1792 when John Bull, a gunsmith from Pennsylvania, received a North Carolina land grant for 55 acres of land on Bays Mountain. Bull settled in the area and operated a trading post and stage line through the natural passageway which became known as Bull’s Gap. The East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad built the first tracks through the Bulls Gap area in 1857. The ET & V line connected with the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad and provided a route from Bristol, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia with connections in Washington, D.C., Knoxville, Memphis, Augusta and Charleston. In 1886, the two combined to form the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad. During the Civil War, the gap and rail line were important to armies on both sides. Upon completion of the Rogersville line by the Rogersville and Jefferson Railroad in 1870, the town was renamed Rogersville Junction by the railroad, although area residents and even the post office used the name Bulls Gap. In 1904, the railroad changed the name of Rogersville Junction to Bulls Gap to end the confusion of two names for one community. Country entertainer Archie Campbell, star of the television show “Hee Haw,” is the town’s most famous native son. A museum containing memorabilia from his career, samples of his art work and a replica of his childhood home is located beside town hall. A railroad museum is located adjacent to town hall, although plans are to relocate that museum to the former Gilley’s Hotel. A municipal election will be held in November 2012 to elect a mayor and four aldermen for two-year terms. The five member Board of Mayor and Aldermen is responsible for all municipal affairs and meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m at town hall, unless otherwise noted. The town provides solid waste collection and operates a sewer system, with the sewer maintenance personnel reached by calling (423) 235-2955. Web site:

Current elected officials:

Mayor - William F. Grubb Vice-mayor - Charles Johnson Alderman - Jimmy Sexton Alderman - Martha Snelson Alderman - Susan Williams

The Bulls Gap Planning

Commission acts on of zoning issues and meets the third Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at town hall, unless otherwise noted. Address Bulls Gap Town Hall P.O. Box 10 139 S. Main Street Bulls Gap, TN 37711 (423) 235-5216 phone

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City has a little-known history that’s all its own Church Hill, with a population of more than 6,800 residents, is the county’s largest municipality and has a lesser known identity that takes its history back to the first settlers west of the Appalachians. The city’s roots give it distinction as one of the original gateways to America’s frontier because it was home to Carter’s Store, one of the first stopovers for travelers headed into the post-Colonial west. The store was established by John Carter and William Parker in the 1700s, then pillaged in the Shawnee Raid of 1774. At the Sycamore Shoals Treaty in 1775 the Carter and Parker were awarded the land known today as Carter’s Valley for reparation. In addition to Carter and Parker’s legacies, Church Hill as we know it was initially called Spencer’s Mill, a wayward stop on the Great Stagecoach Road. Tradition, however, states that in the 1800s when the Methodists and their team of circuit preachers established a log church on the hill that overlooked this tiny village, early postal services would mark packages for delivery to the “church on the hill.” The name stuck, was shortened to “Church Hill” and for more than a century the First United Methodist Church, for which the city bears its name, was the only church serving the immediate community. It wasn’t until 1958 that Church Hill was chartered, becoming a town and swallowing more than a dozen nearby communities. Today, Church Hill is considered a bedroom community of Kingsport and is home to dozens of neighborhoods, having expanded its reach north to Carter’s Valley, west to Surgoinsville in the New Canton and Greenland communities, south to the Holston River. To the northeast Church Hill borders Mount Carmel, which shares an early history with the community, prior to their charters. The city’s estimated household income is approximately $40,700.


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In the first decade of the 21st century, Church Hill was the fastest growing location in Northeast Tennessee and maintained a growth rate increase of approximately 16 percent. The city’s residents have access to five public parks which include sports and recreational facilities, public handicapped accessible fishing areas, and boat access. Church Hill also maintains and public library, a senior citizens center, and a public fitness center. The city’s board of mayor and aldermen government meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the

second floor courtroom of the City-County Building, located at 300 E. Main Blvd. For additional committee meeting dates and times, wastewater treatment concerns, garbage or brush pickup schedules, and more, call Church Hill City Hall at (423) 357-6161. Other lists, such as city codes and various schedules may also be obtained from the city’s website

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Where To Live Town boasts an average household income over $46,000 Mount Carmel, much like its western neighbor Church Hill, is named after a Methodist church built in 1897 that stood where city hall is today, at the corner of Hammond Avenue and U.S. Highway 11W. When the federal government’s 11W superhighway project came roaring through eastern Hawkins County in the 1960s, many of Mount Carmel’s landmarks were razed for the new road. The only structure that still exists from the original Mount Carmel United Methodist Church is the public library, formerly a church fellowship hall. Mount Carmel’s history spans three centuries, beginning in 1847 when Frederick A. Ross, the original owner of Rotherwood Plantation, gave Hawkins County two acres of land to build a District House for use as a school, church and meeting place by citizens in 6th civil District. The south section of the property was set aside as a public graveyard. Given the liberty to assemble there freely, and because it was on a hill, residents coined the name “Liberty Hill” which emerged as Mount Carmel’s earliest reference. The name was later given to Liberty Hill School, now known as Mount Carmel Elementary School. In the years that followed the District House was demolished, and Liberty Hill Cemetery is all that remains as a monument to the area’s early history. A lesser known fact about Mount Carmel is that it was home to Revolutionary War hero, Cherokee Indian agent, and former Tennessee Governor Joseph McMinn. McMinn’s home, dubbed “New Market,” was also razed in the 1960s to construct four-lane 11W. It was here in 1786 that McMinn settled with his bride, but there is no record as to the size of their original farm. The oldest neighborhoods of Mount Carmel were for many years considered part of the Church Hill area, alongside Harvey Brooks’ expansive Allandale Farm. However, following the annexation of Allandale by the City of Kingsport and the incorporation of Church Hill in the 1950s, Mount Carmel citizens moved quickly to

keep their identity and chartered a separate locale. On August 16, 1961 areas such as West Ridge, Liberty Hill and Block City became the Town of Mount Carmel. The new Mount Carmel United Methodist Church was also rebuilt in 1967 on the city’s aptlynamed Independence Avenue.

Today, Mount Carmel maintains services including the library, a park and a senior citizens center for a growing population of more than 5,500 residents and numerous neighborhoods as a bedroom community of Kingsport. It’s estimated household income is approximately $46,700. The town’s board of mayor and aldermen meets on th 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the first floor courtroom at city hall, located at 100 E. Main St. For additional committee meeting dates and times, wastewater treatment concerns, garbage or brush pickup schedules, and more call Mount Carmel City Hall at (423) 357-7311.

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Where To Live Tennessee’s first newspaper was printed in Rogersville in 1791 One of the oldest towns in the state of Tennessee, Rogersville was settled in the early 1780s by an Irishman named Joseph Rogers. Rogers, with the help of other local settlers, laid out a plan for the town, and the town of Rogersville was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1789. The plan included a public square, deeded to the town government, which would host the town’s public well and the county courthouse. It was along a major stagecoach route leading to Kentucky and the Cumberland settlements.

The Hale Springs Inn, 110 West Main Street, was built in 1824 by John A. McKinney, an early settler, lawyer, and judge. After undergoing a comprehensive renovation the inn features nine spacious guest rooms and suites all with private baths. The inn has three presidential suites : Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James Polk. The renovation also included the dining area and construction of a new kitchen. The Town Square is the center of downtown Rogersville. On each corner of the square is a historic site. The Hawkins County Courthouse is the oldest original courthouse still in use in the state. It was designed by John Dameron and built in 1836. Its brick columns and palladin windows over the front door have attracted the attention of many architects, with the building recently undergoing a $2 million renovation.


Just across Main Street is the Masonic Temple, site of the oldest continually operating lodge in Tennessee. Chartered in 1805, Overton Lodge #5 Free and Accepted Masons was named for Andrew Jackson’s law partner, John Overton. The building was built in 1839 as the first branch of the Bank of the State of Tennessee, failing just after the Civil War because all its assets were in Confederate bonds and money. The Hale Springs Inn and Kyle House are on the other corners of the square. The Kyle House was built in 1837 as a 22 room mansion for William Simpson. During the Civil War, Confederate officers and soldiers were housed here. Just across Main Street, Union officers and soldiers were housed in the Hale Springs Inn. Tennessee’s first newspaper, the Knoxville Gazette, was printed in Rogersville on November 5, 1791, where it remained for one year before being moved to Knoxville. A Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum is located in the old Southern Railway depot at the corner of Depot and Broadway Streets. The building, built in 1890, also houses the offices of the Rogersville Heritage Association. The city also operates a single school, governed by an elected school board. The Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen are elected to four-year terms of office. The terms are not staggered. There are six aldermen seats and a mayor, with the next city election to be held June 2013.

Current elected officials: Mayor - Jim Sells Vice-mayor - Philip Beal Alderman - Eloise Edwards Alderman - Wayne Slater Alderman - Ann Howe Alderman - Brian Hartness Alderman - John Johnson

Rogersville City Hall

P. O. Box 788 106 E. Kyle Street Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272-7497 City Hall (423) 272-7555 Police Department (423) 272-7111 Fire Department (423) 272-2545 Park & Recreation

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cultivating students Reaching the highest possible level of academic achievement Thank you for your interest in Rogersville City School. Our storied past and tradition of excellence began in 1923 and strongly continues yet today as a staff of qualified, competent, caring individuals work tirelessly to provide the optimal learning environment for our 680 PreK-8th grade students. Here at Rogersville City School, our mission is to cultivate students to reach the highest possible level of academic achievement, character, and wellness and to be successful in the 21st century. Our academic merits are wellknown and documented, and I encourage you to assess our progress by viewing our state report card at In The Review, you’ve read of our academic and athletic prowess, talents of our stu-

dents and staff through the fine arts, and acts of kindness, compassion, and good citizenry through service learning projects and activities. We promote community-wide wellness at Rogersville City School through curriculum offerings and athletics and public availability Rebecca C. Isaacs to our own facilities. Our vision states that we strive to produce a studentcentered, academically-enriched program that collaboratively partners with families and the local community it serves to challenge learners

and promote excellence for all students. New to the Director’s role in August of 2011, I can personally attest to that vision and its daily fulfillment and focus. I am thrilled to serve this community and our students as Director of Rogersville City School. For years, I have been keenly aware and often intrigued by the unwavering excellence and impressive record of achievement in this district. An opportunity to come home to Rogersville last year has given me clarity as to what makes this school system truly great – a clear, committed, concerted effort by all stakeholders to give our students the very best learning experience and environment possible. Our distinguished Board of

Education hired me last year to do just that and with excellent administrators, unsurpassed teachers, and dedicated support staff, we strive to do so daily. Our success is heightened by the strong community and parental support we receive. Again, I thank you for your interest in Rogersville City School. If you are new to our town, I invite you to come see first-hand what makes this school great. If you know us and our reputation for producing outstanding students and citizens, I thank you for the role you’ve played in our tradition of excellence and appreciate your support in the years to come. Rebecca C. Isaacs, Director

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Where To Live Town offers rich history of lands and people Surgoinsville has a long history that begins with the historic properties that have been part of its farmlands for generations. Having developed more slowly than its neighbors, but most notably with the addition of Phipps Bend Industrial Park, Surgoinsville still retains much of its charm. While the Town of Surgoinsville’s story begins in1815 when it was chartered, the history of its people and many others in Hawkins County begins at Stony Point and New Providence Presbyterian Church. The oldest Presbyterian church in Tennessee, New Providence also includes an historic cemetery where a Revolutionary War soldier was laid to rest and many tales of folklore have been plotted. The first sermons at New Providence were led by famous Presbyterian frontiersmen Reverends Samuel Doak and Charles Cummins. Doak would later become a founder of Tusculum College, the oldest coeducational institution associated with the Presbyterian Church. He was also the first Presbyterian minister to settle in Tennessee. Many names recorded on early books at New Providence are representative of families still residing in Hawkins County. Near the church stands the Fudge Farm. Built in 1825 by Conrad Fudge, it served as an Inn on the Great Stagecoach Road. Caretakers still maintain one of the three oldest barns in Tennessee at the Fudge Farm. Stony Point is also home to the Armstrong House, reportedly the oldest brick home in Hawkins County. A famous historical figure also spent the night at Armstrong House. King Louis-Philippe of France or Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orleans, slept there and later recounted the visit in his memoirs published in Paris. Closer to Surgoinsville’s central business district, on old Highway 11W, is Lyonsdale Farm. Located on

1,640 acres, the farm was once home to Lyons Store, a two-story brick building, that operated from 1800 to 1900 and served as a local post office from 1837 to 1866. A conscription center for the Confederacy was also located there during the Civil War. Surgoinsville itself was chartered and named in honor of the French Hugenot, James Surguine, one of the land’s first white settlers. Today, the town maintains two public parks and a

public fitness center for its residents, along with other public services. The estimated household income in Surgoinsville is approximately $41,800. The town’s board of mayor and aldermen meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the town hall courtroom, located at 1735 Main St. For additional committee meeting dates and times, garbage or brush pickup schedules, and more, call Surgoinsville Town Hall at (423) 345-2213. Information may also be found on the website

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playing games Parks & Recreational leagues has something to offer every family Swim Association — four children’s playgrounds, two outdoor basketball courts, a skate park, four outdoor tennis courts, numerous picnic shelters, three large, lighted Rogersville pavilions — two with Located in the eastern restroom facilities, six part of the town, Rogerslighted baseball/softball ville City Park is owned fields, soccer fields, a duck and operated by the Town pond, a fitness trail, and of Rogersville. It is bortwo walking trails. dered by Highway 11W Located in the center on the north, Park Boulof Rogersville, Crockett evard on the east, East Spring Park is a joint Main Street on the south, project of Rogersville and and Highland Cemetery the Rogersville Heritage on the west. Association. The park is The 42-acre park the site of Rogersville’s contains a public pool first settlement, and the — the home pool of the tavern and home built by Rogersville Flying Fish founder Joseph Rogers is Residents of Hawkins County are fortunate to have a multitude of parks and recreational opportunities available to them. Below are just a few.

preserved on the site. Also located here is a gazebo built to commemorate the bicentennials of both the Town (1789) and the State (1796). Crockett Spring Park also encompasses the Rogers Cemetery, where Joseph and Mary Rogers, many of their children, and the grandparents of Davy Crockett are buried. Located off of North Hasson Street in the central part of Rogersville, Swift Memorial Park commemorates the legacy of Swift College, an African-American college which operated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The park con-

tains picnic shelters, two playgrounds, and basketball courts. The Rogersville Parks & Recreation serves Rogersville and youth of the west end of the county with a variety of sports year-round. Flag football for ages 5-7 is offered in August and September. Basketball registration is usually held in December and games begin in January. In March, registration begins for the various diamond sports. T-Ball is open to youth ages 4-6, with baseball and softball open to children ages 7-9 and 10-12.

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What to Play The town’s youth are also served by AYSO — the American Youth Soccer Association, and the Hawkins County Pee Wee Football League.

Church Hill

Church Hill boasts seven parks: A.S. Derrick Park, Jaycees Park, J.W. Sally Park, S.L. Taylor Park, Bill Castle Park, Laurel Run Park and Church Hill Skate Park. The city also owns and operates Church Hill Municipal Pool which is operated by Hawkins County. Laurel Run Park is located in the Church Hill area. Set along the placid Holston River, Laurel Run Park is a lush and beautiful nature retreat with waterfalls, a stream, river access, a hiking/jogging trail, playgrounds, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields. Laurel Run Park is famous for serving as the setting of the 1984 movie “The River,” staring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek. The free park is open year round and has picnic shelters available for reservation between April 1 and October 31 for a small fee. The Church Hill/ Mount Carmel/Surgoinsville Parks & Recreation provides the east end of the county with youth sports activities. Football and Outdoor Soccer registration,


evalutions, coaches meetings and practice begin in August. Play begins in September. Basketball registration, evalutions, coaches meetings and practice begin in October. Games begin in November. Indoor soccer and volleyball registration, coaches meetings and practice begin in January with games starting in February. Baseball registration, evalutions, coaches meetings and practice begin in March with play beginning in April.

Cherokee Lake

Created from the damming of the Holston River at the site of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Cherokee Hydro-electric Dam in Jefferson County, Cherokee Lake offers approximately 400 miles of winding shoreline and roughly 28,780 acres of water surface, the lake provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for millions of recreational visitors each year. The reservoir is maintained by TVA in cooperation with land owners and private and community organizations. Along its shorelines are public access areas, county and municipal parks, commercial boat docks and resorts, Panther Creek State Park (in Hamblen County), and a state wildlife manage-

ment area. There are many tent and trailer sites for campers and enthusiasts. Fishing is popular at Cherokee, and the reservoir’s fish population is very similar to that found in other east Tennessee reservoirs—black bass, sauger, walleye, crappie, various sunfish, and the usual rough-fish species. In order to maintain dissolved oxygen concentrations in the river below

the dam at levels that will support aquatic life, perforated hoses suspended above the bottom of Cherokee Reservoir are used to inject oxygen into the reservoir water and devices which resemble large underwater fans located just above the dam are used to push warm oxygenated water downward to the depths where water is released for hydroelectric generation.

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Good times all around Events and festivals draw thousands to county annually Rogersville Heritage Days

On the second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October, the Town of Rogersville comes alive during its Annual Heritage Days celebration. The three-day event is free to the public and has grown to a crowd estimated at 30,000. In previous years, Heritage Days has been recognized as a “Top Twenty Event in the Southeast for

October.” The Tennessee Magazine voted Heritage Days the top festival in East Tennessee In 2010 and first runner up in 2011. Craft booths line Main and Church Streets in the downtown historic district and activities include approximately 100 juried artisans and craftspeople, Appalachian music and dance, antique farm equipment and vintage cars, a Children’s Parade, the Young’uns Yard play

area, the children’s train, heritage skills “Top festival in East demonstrators, Civil Tennessee, Top Twenty War re-enactors and encampment at Event in the Southeast for Crockett Spring Park, October” local merchants. Heritage Days ofThe Tennessee Magazine fers a wide variety of festival food. Enjoy one of the local restauPig & Chick Bar-B-Q, Amrants in the downtown ish donuts and pretzels, district. funnel cakes, burgers, Music includes Goscorn dogs, kettle corn, pel, Country and BlueHeritage Lites’ popcorn, grass ensembles and the cotton candy, and softdance stage features drinks and more or visit

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clogging, square dance, line dancing and spiritual interpretive dance. Don’t miss this popular event!

Young Musician’s Festival

On the fourth week end in February, The Ball Sisters Band and the Rogersville Heritage Association host the Annual East Tennessee Young Bluegrass Musician’s Contest. Contestants 18 and younger will compete in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocal. The event is a fundraiser for the Rogersville Heritage Association’s Heritage Lites Leadership Program Scholarship Fund; a partnership of the Heritage Association of Rogersville and The Chamber of Commerce.

For more information call Randy or Donna Ball at (423) 272-6139, email, or see the website: The Rogersville Her-

itage Association can provide information. Call Angie Proffitt (423) 2721961 or email aproffitt@


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salads, sandwiches and desserts in the comfort of the beautiful Hale Springs Inn or order take out or delivery of multiple orders. People can also register to win a Night at the Inn and a Spa Treatment Certificate. Tickets are available at the Rogersville Depot, the Chamber office, Mountain Star Mall, Capital Bank, Sunny Side Yarn Depot, U Save Pharmacy, and at the door for an eightdollar donation. For more information, call

the Heritage Association office. Call 423-272-1961 or visit for additional information.

main street cruise-in on the square

Main Street Cruise-In On the Square is held on the first Friday of each month from May through October in Downtown Historic Rogersville. Visitors spend time with friends and neighbors as they stroll the historic district to view pre-1980s

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automobiles, listen to live music, and enjoy special cruise-in menus at downtown restaurants. Merchants in the downtown area are also open late during each cruise-in. Surgoinsville Cruise-In is also held on the first Friday of each month beginning in May and lasting through October. Those who love classic cars are welcomed to gather on Main Street in Surgoinsville for a fun evening of fellowship and entertainment.

taste of rogersville

The Taste of Rogersville is held on Friday, May 18. Local eateries bring out their best samples for the public to enjoy in Historic Downtown Rogersville. Visitors use tickets to sample selections at each restaurant’s booth while

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rogersville 4th of july celebration

The Rogersville 4th of July Celebration, which hosts an estimated 50,000 people annually at Rogersville City Park in July, is free to the public. Organized by a team of volunteers, the event features food vendors, entertainment for children, and a full day of music on the main stage. Previous headline

discover hawkins county entertainers include The Band Perry, John Michael Montgomery, Diamond Rio, and Brad Paisley. The event closes with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southeast that is synchronized to a patriotic medley and broadcast throughout the park and on local radio station, WRGS.

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pendence Day Parade is a local tradition. Each year,

prior to the festivities at Rogersville City Park, residents of Rogersville and Hawkins County don their red, white and blue colors and parade their way through the Downtown Historic District.

mount carmel block party

On the second Weekend in July the town of Mount Carmel hosts a Block Party . This street festival kicks-off the regional Fun Fest celebration with a fun-filled event in Mount Carmel. Join street vendors and festival goers for plenty of opportunities for the whole family. Downtown Mount Carmel. For more information, call 423-357-7311.

songwriting workshops

During Custom Songwriting Workshop Weekend, Sept. 28-30, join local hit songwriter, Kim Williams (Ain’t Goin’ Down Till the Sun Comes Up, Three Wooden Crosses) and Amanda Williams. Two full days of sessions, “Getting Started the Right Way in the New Millennium of Music”, include a twohour workshop each day. The first workshop covers songwriting with these highly creative Nashville artists and the second will cover tips on how to be successful in the busi-


ness of music. The price for each is $75.00 per person, or $130.00 per person for both. A group song evaluation session is available for $15 per song submission, one song per writer. For more information, call Guerry McConnell at (423)-272-8549 or email guerrymcconnell@

trunk or treat Trunk or Treat is held annually on Halloween, October 31, in Downtown Rogersville. Trunk or Treat is billed as a safe place for children to trick or treat. Local businesses sponsor elaborately decorated vehicles with trunks full of treats. Additional festivities include music, lights, decorated shop windows, and a movie. veterans day

Veterans Day on the Town Square is held each November 11 in downtown Rogersville at the corner of Main and Depot Streets. Organized by the county veterans service office, the events plays host to a children’s choir, the ringing of the courthouse bell on the eleventh hour, and recognition of veterans of all wars. Local color guard members and American Legion Auxiliary members also participate in a

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wreath laying event and salute on the courthouse lawn. Call (423) 272-5077 for more details. November

annual thanksgiving dinner

People Loving People host an annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The local non-profit ministry, Four Square Inc., serves the community each year at Thanksgiving by providing free Thanksgiving meals. The meals are served at Joseph Rogers Primary School cafeteria and delivered all across the South East. For more information, contact event organizer, Dr. Blaine Jones, at 423-272-3150 or 423-754-3777.

christmas parades

Christmas Parades are sure to bring holiday cheer to the whole family.

Rogersville Christmas Parade, held on the first Saturday in December, is an evening event followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree and other special events downtown. For more information, call the Rogersville / Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce office at (423) 272-2186. Church Hill Christmas

Parade is also held on the first Saturday in December and stretches two miles down Main Boulevard. The parade distributes candy to waiting children along the route and ends with a special visit to the residents of Church Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. For more information about this event, contact

city hall at (423) 357-6161. Bulls Gap Christmas Parade, held in the hometown of country comedian and former star of the television show Hee Haw, takes place on the first Sunday in December. The town’s annual tree lighting ceremony is held on Saturday before the parade. Call the town hall at (423) 235-5216 for more information. The following week, on the second Saturday in December, take a trip to central Hawkins County for the Surgoinsville Christmas Parade, presented by Surgoinsville Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy the sounds of local school marching bands as they make their way down Old Stage Road and Main Street. Call Surgoinsville Town Hall at (423) 345-2213 for more information. Also on the second

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What To Do Saturday, Mount Carmel Christmas Parade features a variety of floats, classic cars and, like all the county’s parades, a special visit from Santa for the finale. For more information about the Mount Carmel parade, call the town hall at (423) 357-7311. For more information about additional Christmas festivities in Hawkins County, call community city halls or the Rogersville / Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce at (423) 272-2186.

archie campbell day celebration

Archie Campbell Labor Day Celebration is held annually on Labor Day weekend in Bulls Gap to celebrate the town’s native son, comedian and former television star, the late Archie Campbell. During this three-day festival, vendors set up their wares in Downtown Bulls Gap while live music plays on the main stage and the aromas of food fills the air. The weekend also includes a 5K race, a car show, a street dance, and more. The Archie Campbell Homeplace Museum and the Bulls Gap Railroad Museum are also open free to the public during Labor Day weekend.

easter parade

During the Easter sea-

son, put on your Easter bonnet and don’t forget the frills as Mooresburg Easter Parade hops into Hawkins County’s westernmost community. Sponsored by Mooresburg Fire Department and Mooresburg Community Center, the Easter Parade gives folks an opportunity to make colorful hats, dress the part, or create a colorful Easter float and participate in this oneof-a-kind parade through the neighborhood.

surgoinsville riverfront festival

Surgoinsville Riverfront Festival is held each year in September to celebrate the community, as well as the Holston River Valley where the town has been nestled for more than 170 years. Riverfront begins on Friday with a parade, free food and live music. It continues on Saturday, all day, with games, a fishing tournament, a horseshoe pitching tournament, craft vendors, live music, cake walks, a race, and more. The event ends with a fireworks display. A daily treasure hunt for prizes is held the week prior to the festival.

church hill community celebration

Church Hill Community Celebration is held each August to help visitors beat the heat for

a few hours of fun, free food, live entertainment, and childrens’ activities. Parents can bring children to the free Children’s Health Fair for screenings. The Community Celebration, a block party-style event, is organized by local churches and sponsored by area organizations and businesses and the City of Church Hill in an effort to give back to the people they serve. In September, the annual Church Hill Trout Derby is held at Jaycees Park in the northern end of the city and plays host to more than 200 children and their parents who come to catch fish and, hopefully, win some prizes. Alexander Creek runs through the park, and is stocked with fish on the evening before the derby by members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. On Saturday morning, children can fish to their hearts’ content and win fantastic prizes. Mount Carmel Block Party, held each year in July and sponsored by the local Merchants Association, is one of East


Hawkins County’s largest events. The block party

offers food, live entertainment, ringside seats to a wrestling match, a car and motorcycle show, a magic show, karaoke, a children’s carnival, games, rides and more.

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restaurants Rogersville McKinney’s Fine Dining Hale Springs Inn

110 West Main Street 423-272-5171 1-877-222-1616

OH Henry’s Restaurant

210 East Main Street 423-272-0980

Sweet Tooth Café

114 East Main Street 423-921-7400

Miss Bea’s Perks & Pies

109 South Church Street 423-272-6555

Medical Center Grille

Peking Chinese Restaurant

400 Park Blvd. 423-272-8278

El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant

1287 E Main Street Suite 2 423-921-9256

El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant

4324 Highway 66 S Rogersville, TN 37857

Roma Pizza & Italian Restaurant

7138 Highway 11 W 423-272-7774

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant

900 West Main Street 423-272-8104

318 Far Side Drive 423-921-9204

Brick Oven Mountain Kitchen

Pig & Chick

1206 East Main Street 423-921-8600

Burger Bar

420 Highway 66 South 423-272-9041

Route 66 Grille

8472 Highway 66 South 423-272-2166

Cherokee Restaurant

2928 Highway 66 South 423-272-8408

Where To Eat

5020 Highway 11 W 423-272-4448

Café Jubilee

573 Carter’s Valley Loop 423-345-0088

Food City Café

East Gate Shopping Center 1287 East Main Street 423-272-2745

Golden Dairy

408 Highway 66 South 423-272-2000

Pizza Plus

Kentucky Fried Chicken

3934 Highway 66 South 423-272-7171

3938 Highway 66 South 423-272-5704

Papa John’s Pizza

Long John Silvers

121 Stapleton Lane 423-272-5070

3946 Highway 66 South 423-272-6320

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Where To Eat Taco Bell

Domino’s Pizza

4016 Highway 66 South 423-921-6009

111 Justice Center Drive 423-272-7009

Pizza Hut

Church Hill

4019 Highway 66 South 423-272-9191


4306 Highway 66 South 423-272-4892

Pal’s Sudden Service

4308 Highway 66 South 423-272-5400

Arby’s Roast Beef

4314 Highway 66 South 423-272-8480

Subway (Wal-Mart)

4331 Highway 66 South 423-921-7600

Subway Sandwiches & Salads

921 East Main Street 423-272-2765

China Dragon

705 Hwy 11W Food Lion Shopping Center 423-357-9222

A Walk in the Park Bakery and Cafe

221 Silver Lake Rd. 423-357-7275

Whites Farmhouse Restaurant

7035 Carters Valley Road 423-230-8037

Randall’s Restaurant & Catering

1026 Highway 11 W 423-357-0299

El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

Domino’s Pizza

160 East Main Street 423-357-1900

Pizza Plus

bulls gap 273 Highway 11 E 423-235-6975


412 Highway 11 W 423-235-4600

Phipps Bend Country Kitchen

Yoder’s Country Market & Deli

6039 Carters Valley Road 423-345-2400

3039 Highway 11 W 423-345-0025

Riverview Café

Brook’s Market

1608 Main Street 423-345-4835

1236 Highway 113 423-235-7727

Golden’s Diner

Di’s Diner


Dairy Hart

The Dairy Mart


Burger King

116 James Richardson Blvd. 423-272-4364

2120 Main Street 423-345-2716

401 Richmond Road 423-357-8119

Mount Carmel


Dairy Cup of Mount Carmel

201 Silver Lake Road 423-357-8320

Pal’s Sudden Service

427 Richmond Street 423-357-1690

Tony’s Resturant

Brown Grocery

Highway 11 W 423-357-6382

110 James Richardson Lane 423-921-0068

273 Highway 11 E 423-235-9400

106 Old Stage Road 423-345-3111

Main Street 423-345-0340

Patsy’s Bakery

Bulls Gap Drug Grille

128 Speed Way Lane 423-235-5351

1142 Volunteer Street 423-357-7305

192 Park Blvd 423-272-5763

Bulls Gap Dairy Dream

Pizza Plus

Sonic Drive-In

1214 East Main Street 423-272-6400

Subway -Mount Carmel

720 East Main Blvd. 423-357-2228 Richmond Road 423-357-7777

110 East Main Street 423-357-4181


530 Main Street West 423-357-8405


1321 Highway 113 St. Clair 423-235-7631


35 Speedway Lane 423-235-7000

Bulls Gap Subway

13425 West Andrew Johnson Highway 423-235-6772

Taco Bell

14042 West Andrew Johnson Highway 423-235-9278

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Where To Eat

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Where To Learn

Engaging education School system shows commitment toward improvement Hawkins County Schools have made excellent progress in our growth in student achievement. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments that Hawkins County Schools have celebrated during this year. The strong leadership abilities of our school board, administrators, teachers, and support staff in our school system have been the key to improving our educational

system for all students. The commitment and support from all stakeholders in Hawkins County Schools is essen- Charlotte Britton Director of Hawkins tial in order to continuously improve our educational system. The mission of Hawkins County Schools, in partnership with all stakeholders, is

to educate and graduate each student.


5 Year Strategic Plan

The Hawkins County Schools 5 Year Strategic Plan, articulates the vision that supports our mission – and aligns with Tennessee’s First to the Top Plan – to Educate and Graduate every student in Hawkins County.

Testing and Achievement

Hawkins County Schools are committed to addressing student achievement in all academic areas. HCS closely monitors and measures student proficiency skills and student academic growtth by utilizing the TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) for grades 3-8, the Writing Assessment (grades 5, 8, and 11), and, new to Tennessee for the 2011-2012 school year,

76 discover hawkins county the CRA (Constructed Response Assessment (grades 3 and 7). Hawkins County Schools has implemented additional measures to follow student achievement throughout the year. Dibels, a measure of reading components necessary to become a proficient reader for K-3rd grade, has improved student achievement overall. For the Spring 2011

Where To Learn

that all instructors are familiar with the Common Core Standards and how they relate to Tennessee standards. Tennessee standards are approximately 93% aligned to Common Core Standards. It is HCS’s goal to provide appropriate professional development which will enable instructors instruct students according to the standards.

Leadership Academy

Four years ago, Hawkins County Schools began a Leadership Academy for administrators and teachers that focuses on Tennessee Leadership Standards.


TCAP, Hawkins County School’s 3rd grade students ranked 8th out of 136 systems in the State of Tennessee in academic growth in math and 11th out of 136 systems in the State for academic growth in reading. ThinkLink, a formative assessment that is given three times during the school year, allows each school to target instruction to increase student achievement.

The Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) is an evaluation system that began the 2011-2012 school year. TEAM uses classroom observations, student data, and professional development to ensure that all students receive effective instruction throughout the school year. Teachers are given supportive feedback and access to a variety of resources designed to improve classroom instruction .

UTrust Employee Appreciation

Each school in

Common Core Standards Hawkins County par-

Hawkins County Schools strive to ensure

ticipates in the Employee Appreciation Program

which designates eight specified days throughout the year to honor various groups of faculty and staff. Student teams in each school plan and lead each appreciation day. Hawkins County Schools’ Employment Appreciation Program has been recognized as the Best Employee Appreciation Program in Tennessee for the past three years.

Teacher of the Year

Hawkins County Schools has participated in the Tennessee Teacher of the Year Awards Program since 2004. Each school selects a Teacher of the Year candidate and the candidates completea and submit the official Tennessee Teacher of the Year application to the central office. A screening committee reviews the applications and selects 3 teachers to represent grades Pre K – 4, 5-8, and 9-12.

First to the Top

Race to the Top, a competitive grant awarded to Tennessee in 2010, is referred to as “First to the Top” in Tennessee. First to the top’s reform efforts highlight adopting rigorous standards, building data systems, recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals, and improving lowest achieving schools.

Attendance, Graduation Rate

As part of Hawkins County Schools’ Continuous Improvement Plan, attendance and graduation rates are a focus area for improvement. In 2005-2006 the graduation rate for Hawkins County’s students was 74.9%, and in 2010-2011, the graduation rate was 90.9%- an improvement of 16%. The attendance rate for grades 9-12, specifically, has improved from 93.6% in 2005-06 to 94.1% in 2010-11.

Parent Portal

Communication between home and school is a key component of engagement. In addition to school communications, and a monthly newsletter focusing on academic achievement sent to over 5,000 family and community members, Hawkins County Schools implemented Parent Portal - an online program that allows parents to see the daily attendance, nine weeks, semester, and standardized test grades, discipline, schedules, and transcripts for high school students.


Hawkins County Schools has implemented over 660+ iPads, 2500 computers, 450 Promethean Boards, several sets of student voting device,

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Where To Learn and a true, “wireless” campus at Cherokee High School.

IPADS for Students with Disablities

Apple iPads allow students with disabilites to experience a new way of learning math, reading, and language arts, and developing social skills.


Hawkins County Schools have 92 school buses that travel 4,478 miles each day.

Child Nutrition

Hawkins County Child Nutrition Department, began increasing the volume of fruits and vegetables (with an emphasis on freshness) and gradually moving toward whole grains well before the federal mandate. Mooresburg Elementary School and Joseph Rogers Primary School were chosen to receive a Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program grant for the 2011-12 school year. This program introduces free, fresh fruits and vegetables to students ,at least twice per week, as healthy snack options.

Coordinated School Health

Coordinated School Health (CSH) is an evidence-based model developed by the Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention (CDC). Designed to improve the physical, social, and emotional health of students, the goal of CSH is to enable students to arrive at school ready to learn, support at-risk students, and reduce the prevalence of health-related issues that impair academic success.

FRC food pantry drive was also orchestrated by CSH among area churches this year. CSH is the school system liaison for the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Team Up for

of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork

Healthy Living Program. This federally funded grant initiative places ETSU students in the High School Lifetime Wellness classrooms to provide a series of health education lessons.

skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It is as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get. Professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide the rookie team. Students, teachers and industry leaders worked day, night, and weekends for six weeks in preparation for regional competition. Sponsoring teachers include Jeff Hobbs, Matt Dalton, Dewey Ferguson and Assistant Principal Bob Edens.

Hawkins County CSH Projects for the 201112 School Year

School Nurses complete hearing, vision, height, weight, and blood pressure screenings in Grades K,2,4,6,8, and High School Wellness classes. In partnership with Rural Health Services Consortium, School Based Health Clinics are operational at Cherokee and Volunteer High Schools; a mobile medical clinic travels to our remaining 16 schools. All clinics are staffed with a receptionist, a Registered Nurse, and a Nurse Practitioner. Students and staff visit school based clinics for sick visits, sports physicals, immunizations, flu clinics, and Tenn-Care Well Child Exams. CSH partners with the Family Resource Center (FRC) to support the Food for Kids Backpack Program, which provides non-perishable food items for children who need weekend food. An

FIRST Robotics Competition

The very first student team from Cherokee High School competed in the International FIRST Robotics regional competition in Knoxville on March 1-3 and brought home a second place trophy. Dubbed a “varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement

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Where To Work

industries Local Industry AGC Flat Glass North America

Flat Glass 423.357.6121

Amen Chassis Works

Motorcycle Parts 423.272.6061

American Crafted Tools

Precision Machining 423.272.7729

Armstrong Machine Works. Inc.

Custom Machine Shop 423.272.3784

B & N Tool & die Shop Tool & Die


BAE Systems

U.S. Government Explosives 423.578.8010

Baldor Dodge Reliance

Flexible Couplings, Ball & Glass Mounted Roller Bearings 423.272.2686

Barrette Outdoor Living Hardwood and Vinyl Lumber


Bel Fab, Inc. Auto Equipment & Parts, Handling & Storage Systems


BFI of Northeast Tennessee Metal Recycling


Dalton Stamp & Die co.

Rubber Printing Dies and Hot Stamping Dies 423.345.4477

Blue Diamond Exterminating & Manufacturing

East Tennessee Iron & Metal, Inc.

Calpaco Papers, Inc.

East Tennessee Printing Co., Inc.

Roach Paste 423.921.9994

Paper Converters 423.357.2511

Contour Industries, Inc.

Glass Products 423.345.2000

Cooper Standard Automotive Automotive Tubular Assemblies


Metal Recycling 423.235.4119

Lithographic Printing 2472 423.272.2644

EDMS Induction Heat Treat Machinery


EPC East Tennessee Plastic


80 discover hawkins county Full Cycle Woodworks, Inc.

MBM Packaging Labs

Where To Work PMT Industries LLC

Industrial Powder Co

Lumber Liln, Tables and Benches, Hardwoods

Preprinted Packaging Materials 423.921.0202

2105 Schmiede Rd. Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-4500

916 Phipps Bend Rd. Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-4527

Futuristic, Inc.

MIS, Inc.

TABCO , Inc.

Ware Manufacturing

Reclining Chairs 423.235.6271

Finishing Metals 423.345.2303

Non-wovens, Laminates 423.272.7119

HDK Industries, Inc.

Phipps Bend Industrial Directory

Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc.

Contour Industries, Inc.

Automotive Rubber Sealants 423.357.6991

ICG-Holliston, Inc.

Book Covering 423.357.6141

J & J Service, LLC Service

Printing Presses 423.272.7969

Johnson Propeller Cast and Machined

Boat Accessories 423.345.0273

Kingsport Book Book

Binding and Related Work 423.357.3433

Lynx Machine & Tool

Company Custom Machine Shop 423.345.5020

125 Industrial Drive Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-2000

Cooper Standard Automotive

377 Phipps Bend Rd. P. O. Box 309 Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-2383

Dalton Stamp & amp; Die Co.

572 Phipps Bend Rd. Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-4477

Lynx Machine & Tool Company

410 Phipps Bend Rd. Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-5020

Custom Machine Shop

119 Industrial Drive Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-2303

Mundet Tennessee, Inc.

506 Geiger Road Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-4566

614 Phipps Bend Road Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-2299

100 Phipps Bend Road Surgoinsville , TN 37873 423-345-4716

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Silver Lake Garden Center

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civic clubs and organizations ROGERSVILLE Rogersville Rotary

Established 1925 Meets each Tuesday at Wellmont Hawkins County Hospital noon at 851 Locust Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Email: Website:

What To Visit

Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Oh Henry’s Restaurant at 201 East Main Street. Rogersville, TN 37857

Business Professional Women of Rogersville

Contact: Karen Nowell or Pat Rimer (423) 272-9001 Email: Meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Price Public Community Center located at 203 Spring Street. Rogersville, TN 37857

Hawkins County Historical & Genealogical Society

Kiwanis Club of Rogersville

P.O. Box 442 Rogersville, TN 37857 Contact: Russ Williamson Meets each Tuesday at the Hale Springs Inn at noon at 110 West Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857

Lions Club of Rogersville

Contact: John Wolfe Phone: (423) 272-2463 Meets the 1st and 3rd

Meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Rogersville Senior Center at 407 East Main Street. Rogersville, TN 37857 Contact: (423) 256-2304

Shades of Nefertiti

Contact: Barbara Gaines Phone: 423-272-2153 Website: pages/Shades-of-Nefertiti Meet the 3rd Monday of every month at the Price Public Community Center located at 203 Spring Street. Rogersville, TN 37857

Sons of American Revolution - State of Franklin Chapter

Contact: Dirk Burdette Phone: (423)272-7315 Meet every month on the 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawkins County Gas Company at 202 Park Blvd. Rogersville, TN 37857

Boys and Girls Club of Hawkins County

Contact: Rubin Nieto Email: Website: 1604 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423) 272-5656

Chip Hale Center

310 Hasson Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Web: Phone: (423) 272-3966

Hawkins County Archival Project

955 East McKinney Avenue Rogersville, TN 37857 Website: pages/Hawkins-County-ArchivalProject Phone: (423) 921-0904

Overton Lodge #5 Free & Accepted Masons

Rogersville, TN 37857 Contact: Billy Woods Meet the 2nd Monday of

each month at 7:00 p.m. at 103 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423) 272-5869

Hasson Chapter #179 Order of the Eastern Star

Rogersville, TN 37857 Contact: Susan Thames Meet the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 103 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423) 921-0092

Rogersville Senior Center

407 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423)272-9186 or (423) 272-9185 Fax: (423) 272-9185 Email:

United Way of Hawkins County

Contact: Sybil Testerman 101 West Broadway Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Website: pages/United-Way-of-HawkinsCounty Email: Phone: (423) 272-7379 Fax: (423) 689-4150

Habitat For Humanity

Contact: Marshall Stubblefield 310 Colonial Road

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What To Visit Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone/Fax: (423) 2721830 Website: Email:

Hawkins County Council for the Arts

VFW Club Post 9543 1605 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272-7423

Contact: Debbie Beal P.O. Box 575 Rogersville, TN 37857 Email: Website: Phone: (423) 272-3879

American Legion Post 21 of Rogersville

Rogersville Shriners Club

Meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the American Legions Building. 1924 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 (423)921-9029

Contact: Bill Manis Meet the 4th Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Overton Lodge 103 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423) 272-0110

Rogersville Heritage Association

Of One Accord Ministries

Contact: Angie Proffitt 415 South Depot Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Email: Website: Phone: (423) 272-1961

Contact: Sheldon Livesay 306 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423) 921-8044 Fax: (423) 272-2378 Email:

Casa for Kids

Contact: Suzanne Stanley Phone: (423) 239-0328 Fax: (423) 293-0428 107 East Main Street,

Suite 240 Rogersville, TN 37857 Email:

Church Hill, TN 37642 (423) 357-3613


101 East Main Street Mt. Carmel, Tennessee 37645 (423) 357-3281

Bulls Gap Club

Contact: Loretta Jones (423) 235- 5294

Crockett Creek(Rogersville) Club

Contact: Guerry McConnell Phone: 272-8549

Keplar Club

Contact: Mary Nolen Phone: (423) 235-5872

Mt. Carmel Senior Citizens Center

Volunteer Ruritan of Mt. Carmel

5740 Carters Valley Road Mt. Carmel, TN 37645 (423)357-1785

Lions Club of Bulls Gap

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Pizza Plus (410 Highway 11E Bulls Gap, TN 37711)

Lone Oak (Surgoinsville) Club Ruritan of St. Clair

Contact: Jean Jacob Phone: (423) 345-3113

Valley View (Church Hill) Club

Contact: Shirley Watson Phone: (423) 357-3582

VFW Club of Church Hill

Post 9754 261 Silver Lake Road

Contact: 423-235-2525 Meet the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Ruritan of Surgoinsville

Contact: 423-345-2946 Meet the 3rd Monday of each month.

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Rogersville/ Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce AccuForce Staffing Services Rowena Lyons P.O. Box 599 Kingsport, TN, 37662 423-245-2104 423-245-8302

Alladin Plastics

Phil Pierce 140 Industrial Drive Surgoinsville, TN, 37873 423-345-2351 423-345-3772

Advanced Power Solution

Craig Rogers 187 McMakin Road Rogersville, Tn, 37857 423-921-2203 423-921-7463

AIG American General

Philip C. Edison 1906 Knob Creek Rd, Suite 6 Johnson City, TN, 37604 423-282-6121 423-282-3841

Allied Waste (BFI)

John Lilly 2825 Carters Valley Road Church Hill, TN, 37642

423-357-1836 + 236


Dale Wilson 4021 Hwy 66 S Suite 4 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5357 423-272-7803

Amedisys Home Health Care

Lori Dalton 109 Apple Lane, Suite A Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4484

Amedisys Home Health Care

Angel Shanks 109 Apple Lane, Suite A Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4484 423-272-4485

Amen Chassis Works

Mike Brown 603 Marble Hall Rd, Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6000 423-272-1965

American Cancer Society


423-272-8115 423-921-9002

Jake & Wendy Jacobs 127 W Bear Hollow Road Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-272-7040

Dreama Shreve, Executive Director Danielle Garland, Case Manager, 321 West Walnut Street POB 3797 Johnson City, TN 37602 423-928-2724 423-926-4264

Dale Wilson & Matthew Wilson 4023 Highway 66 Rogersville, TN 37857 423-921-4486

Amy Givens 209 E Main St Suite B Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2005 423-272-2005

P.O. Box 626 Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 921-9085 Fax: (423) 921-9086 Contact: Don Messina

Glenn Hutchens 1206 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-378-2845

Alan Hill 625 South Gay Street, Suite 630 Knoxville, TN, 37902 865-594-3004 423-548-8429 alan.hill@at& www.AT&

Elise Allen 508 Princeton Road Johnson City, TN, 37601 423-926-2921 423-283-7112

Amis Mill Eatery

Amy’s All Natural Health Spa

Appalachian Com Federal Credit Union

Appalachian Ghost Walks

Stacy McGhee P.O. Box 153 Unicoi, TN, 37692

Appalachian Regional Coalition Auto Brite on Homelessness Professional (ARCH) Detailers

A.S.I Automotive Scientific Inc.

AT & T

At-Work Personnel Services, Inc.

David Luttrell 3825 Hwy 66, Suite # B Rogersville, TN, 37857


Pat Rimer 4021 Highway 66 South, Suite B Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9001

Baldor Dodge Reliance

Peggy Lee 100 Baldor Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2686 423-272-1298

Baldor Dodge Reliance

David Gilbert 100 Baldor Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1233 423-272-1233

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Baker, Donelson, etc. Law Firm

Broome Funeral Home

Ronald Range P.O. Box 3038 Johnson City, TN, 37602 423-928-0181 423-979-7639

Don Broome P.O. Box 8 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8250 423-272-8251

Baker, Donelson, etc. Law Firm

Vance Cheeks P.O. Box 3038 Johnson City, TN, 37602 423-928-0181 423-979-7639

Bargain Barn

David Bundren 1203 Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37602 423-272-6191

Bluegrass at Bellamy

Teresa Greer 116 Hill Avenue Surgoinsville, TN, 37873 423-345-3372 423-345-3372 bellamys.htm

Bob’s Tire & Auto Center

Bob Bundren 1501 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-3075

Brian Snow Carpet Care

Brian Snow P.O. Box 355 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-8197

Brick Oven Mountain Kitchen

Robbie Davis, Owner 1206 East Main Street Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-921-8600

Buds and Blooms Florist

Marlene McNally, Owner 118 East Main Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-293-3400

Bulls Gap Drugs

Doug Pearson P.O. Box 97 Bulls Gap, TN, 37711 423-235-4600 423-235-5755

Bulls Gap Railroad Museum

Bill Haskins 139 South Main Street Bulls Gap, TN, 37711 423-235-5322

C&C Millwright & Maintenance

Jerry Fortner P.O. Box 970 Greeneville, TN, 37744 423-639-9527 423-639-8757

Café Jubilee

Barry Reitenga 573 Carter Valley Road Rogersville, TN 37857 423-345-0088

Capitol Bank

Danette Mowdy. Kingsport, TN, 37662 423-272-2300

423-246-1073 Danette.mowdy@capitolbank-us. com

Capitol Bank

Frank Proffitt 210 W Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2300 423-272-9779

Capitol Bank

Jody Fugate 210 W Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2300 423-272-9779

Casa for Kids, Inc

Suzanne Stanley 107 E. Main St., Ste 204 Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-293-0428

Casa for Kids, Inc

Connie Steere 317 Shelby St. Suite 3206 Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-247-1161 423-247-1156

Carroll Real Estate

Rick Carroll 7142 Hwy 11W Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7100 423-272-0782

Carter, Rhonda L., CPA

Rhonda Carter 171 Mount Zion Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-235-7900 423-235-9050 RHONDACARTERCPA@AOL.COM

Cavender Farmes Chuck Cavender 1621 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2191 423-272-6133

Cellular Communications

Pat Rimer 4021 Hwy 66 South #B Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9001

Charter Business

David Cummings 10417 Wallace Alley Street Kingsport, TN, 37663 423-817-2456

Charter Communications

Patricia Matthews 125 Stapleton Lon. #1 Rogersville, TN, 37857

Cherokee Orthotic’s and Med. Equip. Inc.

Fonda Brice 482 Park Blvd Suite 2 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-8088 423-921-0046

Cherokee Physical Therapy

Jeff Ringley 482 Park Boulevard # 2 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-8088 423-921-0046

Chip Hale Center

Nancy Davis 310 Hasson Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-3966 423-272-4025

Cherokee Lake User Christian-Sells Association Funeral Home Non-profit –Lake Preservation Bruce Mueller, President P.O. Box 694 Talbott, Tennessee 37877 901-828-6825

Child Advocacy Center

3rd Judicial Deana Hicks 200 Main St. POB 743 Mosheim, TN, 37857 423-422-4446 423-422-4499

Chris Christian P.O. Box 775, 1520 East Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0555 423-272-0524

Christian-Sells Funeral Home

Cherokee Lake Campground

James Sells P.O. Box 775, 1520 East Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0555 423-272-0524

Billie Phillips 9617 Hwy 11W Mooresburg, TN, 37811 423-272-3333

Lindy Turner P.O. Box 379

Clinch-Powell RC & D

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Clinch-Powell RC & D

Cherry Acuff P. O. Box 379 Rutledge, TN, 37861 865-828-5927 865-828-5212

Cinnamon, Don

Don Cinnamon 101 Eagle Drive Rogersville, TN 37857 423-923-5383

Citizen’s Bank of East Tennessee

Brent Price 210 East Main Street, P.O. Box 550 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2200 423-272-3353

Citizen’s Bank of East Tennessee

Douglas Rehm P.O. Box 550 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2200 423-272-3353

Colboch-Price Funeral Home

Margo Lamb 101 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8839 423-272-9730

Community Real Estate, LLC Russ Williamson 118 South Church Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6615 423-2726618

Comfort Inn & Suites

Karen Nowell 128 James Richardson Lane Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8700 423-921-9849

Congressman Phil Roe

Bill Snodgrass 1609 College Park Drive, Suite 4 Morristown, TN 37813 423-254-1400 423-254-1403

David Britton, Dr.

Charlotte Britton 309 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-3677

Domino’s Pizza

Robin C. Kountz 111 Justice Center Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7009 423-318-1596

Dynamic Effects & Fireworks

Robert Smith 1115 Poor Valley Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5922


Dynamic Hometown Fireworks

Fireworks Retail Julie Smith –Owner 5168 HWY 11W Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-754-6672

Eagle 104.3 FM (WEYE)

David W. DeFranzo P.O. Box 629 Church Hill, TN, 37642 423-357-7752 - 423-3573635

East Tenn. Iron & Metal (ETIM)

Tommy Brooks P.O. Box 460 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-235-4119

ETSU Hawkins Co. Academic Center

Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2938 - 423-2472261

East Tennessee Printing

Jim Egbert P.O. Box 817, 210 Washington St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-7456 423-921-7450

Eastman Chemical Company

Marty Polson 4003 Highway 66 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-235-4050 423-235-4055

Eastman Credit Union

Linda Hall 2021 Meadowview Lane Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-578-7346 423-578-7627

Edward Jones

Susan Austin P.O. Box 668 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-439-4421 423-272-4959

Marty Dobbins 420 Park Blvd, Suite #2 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8985 866-622-0647

Patricia Stafford 1501 University Blvd. Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-392-8000 423-272-4696

Otis Eldridge 459 Caney Creek Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2938 423-272-3753

ETSU/UT at Kingsport

East Side Apartments

Otis Eldridge 459 Caney Creek Road

Eldridge Auto Sales

Elkins Real Estate & Auction Co. David Elkins 404 Dogwood Rogersville, TN, 37857


Employee Benefits Specialist, Inc

John F. Smith, President 345 Montvue Avenue Morristown, Tennessee 37813 423-581-7594

Eva’s Attic

Antiques, Collectables, Jewelry, Crafts Debbie Howard 116 East Main Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-754-5850


Pawn Shop and Firearms Dealer; Charles Blimline 125 Stapleton Lane, # 1 Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-272-3233

First Community Bank

Debbie Price P.O. Box 820, 1104 East Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5800 423-272-6607

First Community Bank

Steve Waller P.O. Box 820, 1104 East Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5800 423-272-6607

First Community Bank

Jackie Charles P.O. Box 820, 1104 East Main St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5800

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First TN Human Resource Agency

Stephanie Walker 2203 McKinley Road, Suite 210 Johnson City, TN, 37604 423-461-7769 423-461-8228

Fletcher Bright Company

Karen Gouger 537 Market St. Suite 400 Chattanooga, TN, 37402 423-752-0149 423-752-3479

Flowers by Wanda

Florist - Wanda Seaton 1120 E Main Street, # C Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-272-3735

Food City

Dennis Short 1287 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2745

Fountain Bay Construction

Rhonda Epling P.O. Box 1087 Kodak, TN, 37764 865-225-1420 html

Freeman, Charlie

Charlie Freeman 204 Cowan Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8373

Full Cycle Wood Works, Inc. Ron Highsmith 1642 Highway 70 North Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6003 423-272-5554

German Creek Marina & Café

Rhonda Epling P.O. Box 1087 Kodak, TN, 37764 865-225-1420

Givens Nelson Realty

Stephen A. Nelson 1012 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4660 423-272-5660

Gold Star Fitness

Stan Pace 136 James Richardson Lane Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5690 423-921-0569

Goodson, Boyd

Boyd Goodson 1018 East McKinney Ave. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6564


Tammy Bowles 4017 South Highway 66, Suite 2 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0850

Graffiti Expressions

Ryan Lawson 109 Apple Lane, Suite 201. P.O. Box 733

Rogersville, TN 37857 Phone: (423) 293-0961 Fax: (423) 293-0962 Email:

Grapevine Garden Statues & Home Décor

Carolyn Pittman 549 Flora Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4999 423-272-6002


Hale Springs Inn & McKinney Tavern By Troutdale

110 West Main Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 1-877-222-1616 423-272-5171

Greenbrier Village Apartments Halliburton Nancy Heck Orthodontics, P.C. 106 Petersburg Road # 41 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9976 423-272-5220

Guardian Roofing and Construction, LLC

Brad Eberle , Owner / Operator; 4290 Bell Ferry Road # 106-555; Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 Phone: 770-855-8450 Fax: 770-726-9370

D.R. Halliburton 1338 Catawba Street Kingsport, TN, 37664 423-246-3001 423-246-1073

Hawkins Co. Council for the Arts

HDK Industries, Inc.

Debbie Beal P.O. Box 574 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-754-4495

Shirley Waller 100 Industrial Park Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7119 423-578-2831

Brian Hartness P. O. Box 218 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-754-4343

Hagood Eyecare

Dr. Brance E. Hagood 215 W Broadway Suite A Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2345 423-272-3324

H & R Block

Peggy Long 702 Locust St. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6515

Hartness Insurance Agency

Hawkins County Administrator of Elections

Donna Sharp 107 E Main Street, 304 Rogersville, Tennessee 37587 423-272-8061

Hawkins Co. Industrial Dev. Board Lynn Lawson 107 East Main Street, Suite 221 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7668 423-272-0200

Hawkins County Clerk

Carroll Jenkins 110 E. Main St. Room 204, P.O. 790 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7002 423-272-5801

Hawkins County Clerk & Master

Holly Jaynes P.O. Box 908 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8150

Hawkins County EMA

Gary Murrell, Director 407 East Main Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-921-8059

Hawkins County Register of Deeds

Judy Kirkpatrick P.O. Box 235 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8304 0-921-3170

Hawkins County Sheriff

Ronnie Lawson 117 Justice Center Drive Rogersville, Tennessee

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Hawkins County Trustee

Patsy Courtney 110 East Main Street, Room 203 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7022 423-272-8267 hawkinscotrustee@charterinternet. com

Hawkins Co. Circuit Court Clerk

Sarah Davis 115 Justice Center Dr. Ste 1237 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-3397 423-272-9646 sarah.davis@hawkinscircuitcourt. com

Hawkins County Mayor

Meville Bailey 150 East Washington Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7359 423-272-1867 Melville.Bailey@hawkinscountytn. gov

Hawkins County Library System

Eileen Queener 407 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8710 423-272-9646\

Hawkins County Even Start

Kim Cassidy 322 Colonial Road

Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7837 423-272-1867

Hawkins County Farm Bureau

Steve Hayworth 3825 Hwy 66 South Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2126

Hawkins County Habitat for Humanity

Marshall Stubblefield 310 Colonial Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1830 423-272-1830

Hawkins County Gas Utility District

Patrick Lund P.O. Box 667 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8841 423-272-4645

Hawkins County Adult Education Literacy Council

Martha Stooksbury 954 East McKinney Avenue Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8345 423-272-8642

Hawkins Farmers Coop

Brian Julian 240 Burem Pike Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2611


Head-Case-Design of Popish Inc

Marvin Powers 168 Forest Hills Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1605

Henard Lumber Company

Brian Henard 127 Big Spring Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8090 423-272-8180

Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-7210 423-272-7215

Hometown Home Health Care

Amy & Freddie Gregg P.O. Box 843 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7941 423-272-6051

Interim Healthcare

Highlands Union Bank

Angie Maddox 212 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-5990

Kim Hardesty 4020 Highway 66 / P.O. Box 457 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1987

Glen Courtney P. O. Box 756 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0935 423-272-4485

Holston Business Dev. Center

Diana Armstrong 2005 Venture Park Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-578-6235 423-578-6500

Holston Electric Cooperative

Larry Elkins P.O. Box 190 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8821 423-272-6051

Home Medical Service, Inc

Cindy Armstrong,- Sales/ Marketing 212 East Main Street

Investment Contractors Corp.

Kelli Salyer Photography/ Bryleigh Bug Boutique Photography/ crafts Kelli Sayler –Owner 207 Falcon View Drive Church Hill, TN 37642 Phone: 423-306-1268 Email:

Klassy Katering

Kimberly Cassidy 580 Caney Creek Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4027 - 423-5875969

Kingsport Area Chamber of Comm.

Miles Burdine P. O. Box 1403 Kingsport, TN, 37662 423-392-8800 423-246-7236

Johnson & Johnson Realty Kingsport Area Hugh K. Johnson Chamber of Comm. P.O. Box 395 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7679

Jubilee Gallery

Lorainne Brewer 573 Carters Valley Loop Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-345-3301

Jubilee CafĂŠ

Barry C. Reitenga 573 Carters Valley Loop Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 Phone:423-345-0088 Fax:423-345-4004

Elaine Bodenwiser P.O. Box 1403 Kingsport, TN, 37662 423-392-8800 423-246-7236

Kingsport Times-News

Keith Wilson P.O. Box 479 Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-246-8121 423-3921385

Kingsport Press Credit Union

Shiela Lutz 111 West McKinney Ave.

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Kiwanis Club of Rogersville

Russ Williamson P.O. Box 442 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6615 423-272-6618

Kyle House Reflexology and Massage Therapy

TA TA Andres, Diane Young & Carolyn NovKov 111 West Main Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-272-7771

Lake Pointe Gifts & Awards

Robin Carico 1567 N. Eastman Road, Ste.6 Kingsport, Tennessee 37664 Phone; 423-765-9138 Fax: 423-765-9132 Email:

Lake Developers

Trent Nairn 1510 Highway 25 E Bean Station, TN, 37708 865-993-1871 865-993-1876

Law Office of Doug Jenkins

Doug Jenkins 107 East Main Street, Suite # 321 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-8800 423-921-8045

Law Office of Mike Faulk Mike Faulk 122 East Main Blvd. P.O. Box 2080 Church Hill, TN, 37642 423-357-8088 423-357-1067

Law Office of Jefferson B. Fairchild

Jefferson Fairchild 117 North Depot Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2142

Law Office of Mark Skelton

Mark Skelton 121 South Depot Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4812 - 423-2720712

Law Office of James F. Taylor

James F. Taylor 119 South Depot Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2711 423-921-9903

Law Office of Michelle Green

Michelle Green 107 East Main Street, Suite 301 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5520 888-636-1818

Law Office of Phillips & Hale

William Phillips 210 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7633 423-272-6233

L&K Entertainment Cinema 4

Larry Maysilles 1287 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-0460

Liberty Lumber Supply

Eddie Boles 348 Colonial Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2601 865-993-1876

Liberty Tax Service

Dana Allen 1300 Lynn Garden Drive Kingsport, TN, 37665 423-921-8773 423-921-8743

Liberty Website Designs

John Ostermeyer 1616 Fairway Drive Johnson City, TN 37601 423-502-3753 865-230-WEBS (9327)

Lions Club

Bob Maes 248 Lakeshore Circle Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-9019

Local Artists Gallery

Lee Hoellman 124 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-7656

Local Heating & Cooling Junior Haney 1120 E Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 Ph: (423) 272-6200

M & M Insurance

Pam Davis P. O. Box 1425 Mount Carmel, TN, 37645 423-357-3646

M. Lacey Land Surveying

579 Beech Grove Road Bulls Gap, Tennessee 37711 (423) 235-5546 Contact: Michael Lacey

Main Street Realty

Cynthia Jackson 1111 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4400

MBM Packaging Labs, Inc

Beth Trent-Metz 1249 Old Hwy 70 South Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-0202

MIS, Inc.

Mary Kilpatrick 119 Industrial Drive Surgoinsville, TN, 37873 423-345-2303 423-921-0204

Main Street Beauty Salon

Nadine Bundren 1111 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4867


MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc.

Bart Moffett P. O. Box 835 Church Hill, TN, 37642 423-357-8095

Martin’s Produce & Garden Center Paul Martin 301 Dodge Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6300 423-272-8613

Mattern & Craig

David P. Wilson 403 East Market Street Johnson City, TN, 37601 423-979-2220 - 423-9792222


Ron Morrison Hwy 66 & Locust Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4892 423-921-0799

McDonald’s Golf Course

Brent Owens 352 Guntown Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1477

Merle Norman

Kim McReynolds 207 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-0730

Medi Home Care

Deborah Day 850 West Main Street Suite 2 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-8888 423-921-8767

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Miss Bea’s Perks & Pies

Connie Reeves 109 South Church Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6555 423-272-6531

Miss Chamber of Commerce

Abigail Bellamy 423-272-2186

Mooresburg Community Association

Priscilla Rogers 132 Church Lane Mooresburg, TN, 37811 423-923-0466 423-921-8003

Mooresburg Community Association

Priscilla Rogers 318 McNeil Circle Mooresburg, TN, 37811 423-293-0073 423-923-1488

Mountain Springs Auto Wash and Detail

Joe Parker 201 Brownlow Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857

Kandy Hobbs 122 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7800 423-272-4866

Murphy Oil USA Inc.

Gayle Slagle 4329 Hwy 66 South Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6149 423-272-9909

Murrell Weems Land Surveyors

Murrell Weems 4313 Hwy 66, P.O. Box Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-272-6608 615-253-0286

Myers Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Vera Ann Myers 3415 Gap Creek Road Bulls Gap, TN, 37711 423-235-4796 423-272-6149

Myers Towing and Recovery

Josh Myers 233 Melinda Ferry Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-0607

Nationwide Insurance

Camille Carpenter 307 S Depot Street, St D Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2100 423-272-1919


Claudia Moody P.O. Box 415-VG Jonesborough, TN, 37659 423-913-5550 423-272-5660

Niswonger Performing Arts Center

Darrell Bryan 212 Tusculum Blvd. Greeneville, TN, 37745 423-638-1328 423-638-1346

Ogle Roofing and Remodeling

Johnny Ogle 1611 Cecil Avenue Knoxville, Georgia 37917 Phone: 770-315-0728 Fax: 70-387-0972

One Stop Print Shop

Anthony Bledsoe 186 Caney Creek Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-327-0685

Otis Home Center

Philip Henard P.O. Box 880 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8135 423-921-3041

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Eddie Gibson 106 Kaywood Street Mount Carmel, TN, 37645 423-357-1130


Pizza Plus

Cisco Burnette 4308 Hwy 66 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5400

Kevin Clarke 1816 Volunteer Pkwy. Bristol, TN, 37620 423-272-7171 423-279-0532

Palmer Chiropractic Dr. Meghan Palmer, DC 200 East Main Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857 423-312-3747

Peddinghaus Modern Tech. LLC

(PMT) 2105 Schmiede Street Surgoinsville, TN, 37873 423-345-4500+1028

Peking Restaurant

Andy Gao 420 Park Blvd. Suite # 8 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8278

Pig & Chick Restaurant

Marty Beets Highway 11 W P.O. Box 37 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4448

Pioneer Credit Co3605

Marilyn Ball 123 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2663 423-272-5257

Pipeline Construction

Edith Robbins P.O. Box 400 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8303

Poor Valley Excavation

Les & Heather Bradley 917 Poor Valley Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9545

Price, Doug

Doug Price 1324 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7359

Price Public Community Center

Stella Gudger P.O. Box 684 203 Spring Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-3888

Promises Too!

Ms. Joann Gillaim 307 S. Depot Street Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-293-3113

Quality Inn

7139 Hwy 11W Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1842 423-272-2897

Regions Bank

Ms. Rhonda Hunley – Branch Manager 130 West Main Street Mt. Carmel, TN 37642 Phone: 423-229-0310 Fax: 423-229-0315 Email:

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Renaissance Farm, LLC

Rogersville Electric Supply

Maria Blackstone 196 Wolfe Branch Road Bulls Gap, TN, 37711 423-235-9746 423-235-9070 mblackstone@renaissancefarmtn. com

Ronald W. Campbell 401 South Depot Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2923 423-272-79299

Mike Harrison 219 War Memorial Bldg. Nashville, TN, 37243 423-741-7480 615-253-0210

Timothy Gunnin, DDS 110 South Hasson Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5353 423-272-0047

Representative Mike Harrison

Richardson Richardson Realty

Connie Richardson 105 Stapleton Ln St # 1 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7950 423-357-3786

Rocky Top Printing

Ted Trent 206 Rogan Street Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-923-2507

Rodefer Moss Company, PLLC

Kirk Horner 433 East Center Street Kingsport, TN, 37660 423-246-4062 423-247-2028

Rogersville City School

Rebecca Isaacs 116 West Broadway Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7651 423-272-7790

Rogersville Family Dentistry

Rogersville/ Hawkins County Chamber

Nancy Barker 107 East Main Street Suite #100 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2186 423-272-2186

Rogersville Heritage Association

Angie Proffitt 415 South Depot Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-1961 423-272-0146 angieproffitt@rogersvilleheritage. org

Rogersville Housing Authority

Becky Wolfe 902 Locust Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8540 423-272-4710

Rogersville Park & Recreation Brice Lackey 106 Kyle Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2545 423-272-2201

Rogersville Playhouse Judy Manis, Chris Rhoton P.O. Box 596 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-0027

Rogersville Office Supply

Diane Woody 500 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7664 423-272-6124

Rogersville Office Supply

Gary Varnell 500 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7664 423-272-6124

Rogersville Recycling, Inc.

Linda R. Jones 106 Lena Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2223 423-272-2223

the Rogersville Review

Jesse Lindsey P.O. Box 100 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7422


Rogersville Tobacco

Terry Whitson 110 Rhea Drive Surgoinsville, TN 37873 423-272-7133

Rogersville Villas

Apartment Complex Melinda Stapleton, Manager 200 Arrowhead Drive Rogersville, Tn 37857 Phone/Fax: 423-293-3034

Rogersville Vision Clinic

Eddie Abernathy P.O. Box 160 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2020

SafeHouse Locksmith Service Randy Price 110 Odell Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0008 423-272-3516

Sam Dong Inc.

Andrea Bunch 300 Industrial Park Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-7373

Sarah Davis

433 Flora Ferry Road Rogersville, TN 37857


Robert Popplewell 420 Park Blvd. Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6909 423-272-7979

Romaco Farm Store Senator Bob Coker

Arnold Fairchild 243 Burem Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7400 423-272-5886

Royston Auto Group

Chad Royston 5655 Highway 11 W Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7671 423-272-7421

Rural Health Services Consortium

Joyce Simon P. O. Box 850 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9163 423-272-3351

Bridget Baird P.O. Box 1014, Suite #126, TriCities Regional Airport Blountville, TN, 37617 423-323-1252 423-323-0358

Senator Lamar Alexander

Lana Moore Terminal Building, St 101 Blountville, TN, 37617 423-325-6240 423-325-6236

Senator Mike Faulk

Mike Faulk 11A Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN, 0 615-741-2061

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Shirley Graham

610 Stephen Street Rogersville, Tennessee 37857

Simply You

Kelli Hughes 4017 HYW 66 S Suite #5 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5503

Simply Tee-Rific

Terrence Owens 362 Colonial Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8477

Signature Health Care of Rogersville

Nancy Laughlin 109 Hwy 70 North Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-3099

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Short Mountain Silica

Darrell Trigg 170 Silica Road Mooresburg, TN, 37811 423-272-5700

Shred-A-Way of East TN

Donald Garrison P.O. Box 546 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0970 423-272-0973

Snodgrass, Bill

Bill Snodgrass 212 Russell Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6648

Sharits Real Estate State Farm & Insurance ]Insurance Charles Sharits 205 E Washington St Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5050 423-272-2378

Sharp Fencing

Bill & Shannon Sharp 117 Rogan Road Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-272-2741

Shepard’s Center/ Of One Accord

Harold McKinney 125 Stapleton Lane #4 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9806 423-272-1872 ,

State Farm Insurance

Sheldon Livesay 306 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-8044 423-272-2378

Joe Zook 1008 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8298 423-921-9673

Carol Myers 4017 Hwy 66 South # 6

Harvey Stapleton P.O. Box 38

Shoemax and M & M Shoes

Stapleton Insurance Agency

Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8874

Surgoinsville Pharmacy

Gena Stewart 114 Bellamy Avenue Surgoinsville, Tn 37873 Phone: 423-345-0333 Fax: 423-345-0336 Email:

Sun Homes/ Fountain Bay Construction

Rhonda Epling 10697 Hwy 11W Mooresburg, TN, 37811 865-225-1420 423-921-9162

Sun Loan Company

Dustin Hodges 921 East Main Street Suite# 5 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-5705


Mary Ann Blimline 207 S. Depot Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-272-9276

Superior Roofing Construction

Rick & Jessica Oxobrough 7391 Highway 66 N Rogersville, Tn 37857 Phone: 423-272-0048

Superior Septic Pumping Service

Paul (Buddy) Fleenor Jr 372 Beaver Lane Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4970 Super Dollar

Rowdy Henley 4017 Highway 66 South Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6250

Sweet Tooth CafĂŠ

Jo Ellen Anderson 114 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-7400

TRW, Inc.

Daronda Patterson 7500 Highway 11W Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2171

Tennessee Books & Autographs

George Webb P. O. Box 637 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-9017 423-423-921-0365

TN Dept. of Employment Security

Eleanor Newman 1112 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2661

Tennessee Technology Center

Jerry Sullivan 323 Phipps Bend Road Surgoinsville, TN, 37873 423-345-4130 423-345-4427

Tennessee Tree Care

Marni Almazan 103 Russell Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-2557 tennesseetreecare@

Tennessee Valley Authority Economic

Development Tommy Olterman 2425 Hwy 75, CSC 1AGRT Blountville, TN 37615 423-354-0514 www.TVAsites. com

TN Valley Authority Watershed

Alisha Mulkey 2611 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy. Morristown, TN 865-632-2755 865-632-8451

TVA-John Sevier Steam Plant

Phil Ball 611 Old Hwy 70 South Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-6601 423-921-6609

The Home Place Bed & Breakfast Priscilla Rogers 132 Church Lane Mooresburg, TN, 37811 423-921-8424 423-272-3217

The Realty Shop

Sandra Taliaferro 111 West Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-0835

The Richardson Company

Betty Richardson 609 Douglas Drive Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8442 423-272-2984

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The WholeFood Farmacy David Myers 117 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-921-7848 accounting@thewholefoodfarmacy. com

Thomas Amis Inn

Historic Site Wendy Jacobs 677 Burem Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 719-322-2755

Tidi Waste

Patrick Mc Guffin P. O. Box 1894 Morristown, TN, 37816 423-581-5655

TN State Representative

Mike Harrison 301 6th Avenue North Nashville, TN, 37243 615-741-7480 rep.mike.harrison@legislative.state.

Town of Bulls Gap

Bill Grubb P.O. Box 10, 139 S. Main Street Bulls Gap, TN, 37711 423-235-5216 423-235-0078

Town of Church Hill

Dennis Deal P.O. Box 366 Church Hill, TN, 37642 423-357-6161 - 423-3578559

Town of Mount Carmel

Gary Lawson P.O. Box 1421 Mount Carmel, TN, 37645

423-357-7311 423-357-8559

Town of Rogersville

Bill Lyons P.O. Box 788 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7497 423-357-7710

Town of Rogersville

Mayor Jim Sells 544 Nelson Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7497 423-272-9078

Town of Surgoinsville

Johnny Greer P.O. Box 67 Surgoinsville, TN, 37873 423-345-2213

Tour Designs and More

Guerry McConnell 423 E McKinney Avenue Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-8549

Tri-City Advertising, Inc.

Bobby Seale P.O. Box 3037 Kingsport, TN, 37664 423-378-4311 877-689-4255

Tusculum College Professional Serv.

Jamie Hamer 420 W. Morris Blvd, Morristown, TN, 37816 423-636-7330 423-581-2175

TVA Economic Dev. Specialist Tommy Olterman 106 Tri-Cities Business Park Drive Gray, TN, 37615 423-567-3857

Two by Two Daycare Center

Debbie Williams 311 Ross Circle Rogersville, Tn 37857 Phone: 423-272-8622 Fax: 423-272-8621

Tysinger, Hampton & Partners, Inc. Gary Tysinger P.O. Box 982 Johnson City, TN, 37605 423-282-2687 423-282-1621 gtysinger@tysinger-engineering. com

US Bank

Eddie Terry 107 E Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7622

U-Save Discount Drugs

Robbie Price Mary Ellen Evans 4017 Hwy 66 South # 7 Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-6409 423-272-3545

500 Kcallahan Road Knoxville, TN, 37912 423-689-1552

United Way of Hawkins County

101 W Broadway St., St 1 Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-7379

Vulcan Materials


Jan Conley

Radio, Inc. - Philip Beal 211 Burem Road Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-3900 423-272-0328

WMCH-AM 1260 Radio

Albert Wamack 400 Deneen Lane Kingsport, TN, 37660 246-245-4136 423-246-2425

Station Manager P.O. Box 128 Church Hill, TN, 37642 423-357-5601 423-272-0328

127 Bob Fitz Road, Suite 2 Gray, Tn 37615 423-639-0271 423-639-0900

Elizabeth Price 403 East Main Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-4388 423-272-4476

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Brenda Frazier 4331 Hwy 66 South Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-7707

Walters State CC/ Five Rivers Reg Career Center

Bobby Williams 6057 W Andrew Johnson Hwy Talbott, TN, 37877 423-317-1060


Warren Sanders 101 Lee Street Bristol, VA, 24201 276-645-1555

University Medical Center HomeCare Service Wellmont/ Hawkins County Robert Hogan Hospital 952 W Broadway, St # 3 Rogersville, Tn 37857 423-272-2440 423-921-3873 Robert.hogan@lhcgroup

AM/94.5 FM

Greg Neal 851 Locust Street Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-2671

WRGS AM 1370

WIA Youth Program

Wimberly Lawson Seale

Wright & Davis PLLC Kelly A. Campbell 929 West First N St. Morristown, TN, 37814 423-587-6870 423-587-1479

Wimberly Lawson Seale Wright & Davis

PLLC - Martin R. Conway, Esq 929 West First North St. POB 1066 Morristown, TN, 37816 423-587-6870 423-587-1479

WhereNet/WI Data Corporation

Sherry Salyer 107 W. McKinney Avenue Rogersville, TN, 37857 423-272-9279

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