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CHRISTIAN SELLS FUNERAL HOME
1520 East Main Street
Rogersville, TN 
423-272-0555

COLONIAL MINI STORAGE
Rogersville, TN
423-272-6269

COUNTRY KITCHEN RESTAURANT
3049 Lee Hwy
Surgoinsville, TN
423-345-0025

DALTON DIRECT CARPETS
2907 Bloomingdale Rd
Kingsport, TN
423-288-5681

EAST TENNESSEE PEST CONTROL
217 E Main St
Rogersville, TN
423-272-2521

FIRST COMMUNITY BANK
Rogersville TN
Church Hill TN
423-272-5800

FLOWERS BY WANDA
315 Armstrong Rd
Rogersville, TN
423-272-3735

HANCOCK MANOR NURSING HOME
1423 Main Street
Sneedville, TN
423-733-4783

HARTNESS INSURANCE
105 Stapleton Rd # 2
Rogersville, TN
423-921-0003

HAWKINS COUNTY GAS UTILITY
202 Park Blvd
Rogersville, TN
423-272-8841

HAWKINS COUNTY LUTHERAN
WORSHIP COMMUNITY
Rogersville, TN
423-272-4834

HAWKINS FARMERS CO-OP
240 Burem Pike
Rogersville, TN
423-272-2611

HAWKINS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
310 Colonial Rd
Rogersville, TN
423-272-1830

HOLSTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
1200 W Main St
Rogersville, TN
423-272-8821

JIM LEE, HAWKINS CO. MAYOR
Rogersville, TN
423-272-7359

JUSTICE STONEWORKS, LLC
248 Clifford Price Loop
Mooresburg, TN
423-272-7026

LINDA WILLIAMS INSURANCE
195 Cedercrest Cr.
Rogersville, TN
423-523-5472

MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY
West Main St.
Rogersville, TN
423-272-8104

PARTY BOUNCE INFLATABLES & TENT RENTALS
133 Highway 70 S
Rogersville, TN
423-358-0310

PC VIRUS TECH
Rogersville, TN
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PRO ELITE FITNESS
312 Armstrong Rd
Rogersville, TN
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ROGERSVILLE CHEVROLET
5655 Highway 11W,
Rogersville, TN
423-272-7671

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Rogersville, TN
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ROGERSVILLE OFFICE SUPPLY
500 W Main St
Rogersville TN
423-272-7664

 RURAL HEALTH SERVICES
2927 Highway 66 S
Rogersville, TN 
423-272-9163

STAPLETON INSURANCE AGENCY
201 W Main St
Rogersville, TN
423-272-8874

TECHNI GLASS INCORPORATED
916 Phipps Bend Rd.
423-345-4527

U-SAVE PHARMACY
4017 TN-66 #7
Rogersville TN
423-272-6408

WILLOW OAK RANCH INC
215 W Broadway St,
Rogersville, TN
423-272-0225

TENNESSEE INST. OF COSMOTOLOGY
2438 East Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814

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Rogersville Parks & Recreation T-Ball/Softball Sign-Ups

The cost is $30.00 per player. There are different leagues for children ages 4-15. For more information about the leagues, the age cut off, and the upcoming try-outs in March call the park office at 423-272-2545.    8 Friday, June 19Month of March

Surgoinsville Friends of the Library Silent Auction

The Surgoinsville Friends of the Library are having a silent auction in the Surgoinsville Library during the
month of March. We have some really nice items that have been donated.
Items Include: Certificate to Lady Day Spa for a 60 minute massage, Meal
for 2 at the Farmacy in Surgoinsville, Certificate for a manicure and
pedicure at New Dimensions in Church Hill, Certificate for a hair cut from
New Dimensions, Antique Roseville Candle holders, handmade quilted table
runner, Matilda Jane Quilt, Ladies gift bucket from The Shoppe in
Surgoinsville, Wooden Handmade Tennessee Sign, Hibachi Grill and many more
items. Please come out and check out the items in the silent auction.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID - 19 YOU CAN CALL:
423-433-6110 OR 833-822-5523.


TDH CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL CASES OF COVID-19 IN GREENE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES  For more information  click here


Hawkins County Mayor Announces First Confirmed Case of COVID 19 in Hawkins County

I just wanted to confirm the information going around that we have a confirmed case of the COVID19 virus here in Hawkins County. This is not unexpected or a surprise, it was a matter of time. We won't have any further information pertaining to age or location until tomorrow. Again, let me reiterate that there is still no need for panic. Be calm and be good neighbors. If you are elderly or have a compromised immune system, I would strongly encourage you to limit social interaction.  If you need more information please contact my office.  As more information becomes available from the Tennessee Health Department, I will do my best to keep you informed.

Jim Lee
Hawkins County Mayor


Rogersville/Hawkins County COVID-19 Volunteers collecting items for Front Line Workers

Rogersville/Hawkins County COVID-19 Volunteers are collecting the following items to help our Front Line Workers in their fight against COVID-19.  What we are collecting:
Any homemade masks, Any elastic or elastic type pony tail holders, Buttons, Ribbons, Snacks and drinks for hospital workers, Hand sanitizers, Goggles, Ponchos, and large leaf garbage bags.

Drop off at Colonial Mini Storage, 700 Locust Street, Rogersville
Contact Phone # 923-7900 Gena Stewart
Facebook Group to Follow: Rogersville/Hawkins County COVID-19 Volunteers.
Any help and donations are appreciated.


The Hawkins County Clerks office is altering the way we do business amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are trying to reduce the spread.

Currently, both the Rogersville & Church Hill locations are open but are providing limited services. There will be no locations open on Saturday's until further notice. The Drivers License Express Office is closed until further notice. Governor Lee has extended the renewal deadline for a drivers license for 6 months as well as a hand gun permit.

Vehicle registration renewals can be done online www.tncountyclerk.com, use the drop boxes out side either county clerk location, use the us postal service to mail us your renewal.

Currently, Governor Lee has issue an Executive Order that extends a valid vehicle registration until June 15, 2020 so you DO NOT have to renew a license plate expiring in March, April or May.

For new residents to Tennessee, since some county offices are completely closed or closed to walk in customers, new residents that have a valid license plate from another state should wait until a later date to title and register in Tennessee. Customers can still mail in the paperwork to their county offices for processing. Tenn. Code Ann.  55-4-101(b)(2) provides that any regularly licensed passenger motor vehicle that is not operated for hire and is owned by a nonresident who establishes residency in this state may be operated in this state for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date that residency is established. Therefore, a person who moves to Tennessee from another state should register their vehicle within 30 days of the move, but we understand there could be a delay due to the impact of COVID-19.

The County Clerks Office has opened a drive-thru location. Visit the stand alone drive thru on West Main Street in Rogersville next to First Community bank. 


COVID-19 Response

There’s now an opportunity for locals to help the region get ahead of the COVID-19 situation.

 In response to the region's current and projected economic situation, several economic development and tourism leaders have created an online information sharing platform called the Appalachian Highlands Economic Aid Directory (AHEAD).

The directory will be used to let the public know what businesses are doing during the quarantine. Businesses will be able to input information such as take out options, closures and other information that could assist them until the situation improves.

The form asks for a point of contact, business name, email address, phone number, the city, the county, hours of operation, type of business, operations and most importantly provides a space to tell others how to help.  This information will also be helpful when speaking to local, state, and federal agencies in the coming months once the overall impact from COVID-19 can truly be accessed.

Once all the information shared by business leaders is collected, the site will launch with listings, resources, tools and stories from around the region. The intent of this portal will be for locals to learn how to help each other. The directory will be launched within the coming days.

 "It's difficult when our industry is dependent upon the public, and it is such a hard decision to temporarily suspend operations, furlough staff, or postpone an event in the best interests of your employees and customers," Northeast Tennessee Tourism Executive Director Alicia Phelps said.

 "However, there are still opportunities to support businesses in our area by shopping online, gift cards, ordering to-go and delivery services, as well as planning a future trip.  There are also businesses that are still open, as well as outdoor opportunities. Right now the most important thing is your health and safety, and folks are strongly advised to take certain precautions and use their best judgement. This region has a strong sense of community and is unbelievably resilient. This too shall pass, and when it does, the tourism and hospitality industry will be there to support our local economy. We must lean on each other now more than ever."  

Partners involved in this effort so far are: Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership, Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association and Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership.

The input portal is available now. To submit information, go online to www.regionAHEAD.com.


Until Further Notice, The Hawkins County Mayor's Office is Closed to the Public


Niswonger Performing Arts Center Change of Dates:

Menopause The Musical® - postponed to June 27
ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA - postponed TBD
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure - cancelled
The Charlie Daniels Band – POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, MAY 29
Broadway Comes to Greeneville – CANCELED

CANCELED EVENTS – For individual ticket purchases, purchasers will be contacted by the NPAC Box Office to issue a refund. For credit card purchases, please allow at least two weeks for this to be reflected on your account. For cash or check purchases, you will receive a refund check to the address on file on your order.

The NPAC Box Office is currently closed, however, if you have any questions, we may be reached at 423-638-1679 or via email at boxoffice@npacgreeneville.com <mailto:boxoffice@npacgreeneville.com> during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 10:00-5:00.


Mooresburg's Friends & Neighbors Thrift Store closed until further notice. 

Mooresburg's Friends & Neighbors Thrift Store next to the Mooresburg post office, will be closed until further notice. Donations can not be accepted while store is closed. Please do not leave items outside the store or in our donation bin. Thank you for your understanding.


Month of March

Surgoinsville Friends of the Library Silent Auction

The Surgoinsville Friends of the Library are having a silent auction in the Surgoinsville Library during the month of March. We have some really nice items that have been donated.
Items Include: Certificate to Lady Day Spa for a 60 minute massage, Meal for 2 at the Farmacy in Surgoinsville, Certificate for a manicure and pedicure at New Dimensions in Church Hill, Certificate for a hair cut from New Dimensions, Antique Roseville Candle holders, handmade quilted table runner, Matilda Jane Quilt, Ladies gift bucket from The Shoppe in Surgoinsville, Wooden Handmade Tennessee Sign, Hibachi Grill and many more items. Please come out and check out the items in the silent auction.


Hawkins County Republican Headquarters

for more information click here


The Remainder of March

The Rogersville Laundry Ministry free laundry night is cancelled for the remainder of March.


March 31 & April 28

American Legion Post 21 Members March 31 and April 28 meetings cancelled.

Due to the request from our government officials on the guide lines to protect ourselves during this coronavirus outbreak, post 21 executive board decided to cancel our monthly post meetings for March 31 and April 28.  Nomination for officers & for three executive board members will be done by e-mail and telephone. Members will be contacted by e-mail or telephone.
Dennis Elkins / Commander Post 21


Sunday, April 5

Annual Morristown Kiwanis Bluegrass Concert will be postponed to a later date.

For more information, call 423-258-8421.


Friday, April 10

All Hawkins County Offices Closed

In observance of Good Friday.


Monday, April 13

Rogersville City Board of Education Regular Session Meeting

5:00pm in the Board Room at Rogersville City School. Anyone needing special accommodation in order to attend should contact Dr. Karen-Davis Beggs at 272-7651.


Saturday, April 18

19th Annual Cherokee Lake Power Cleanup

click here for more information


Monday, April 27

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Monday, May 18

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Monday, May 25

All Hawkins County Offices Closed

In observance of Memorial Day.


Monday, June 22

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Friday, July 3

All Hawkins County Offices Closed

In observance of Independence Day


Monday, July 27 

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Thursday, August 6

All Hawkins County Offices Closed

Due to the General, State, and Federal Primary Election.


Monday, August 24

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Monday, September 28

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Monday, October 26

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Monday, November 23

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


Monday, December 21

Hawkins County Commission Meeting

6:00pm at the Hawkins County Commission Meeting Room #214 in the Hawkins County Courthouse.


The U.S. Census Bureau still looking for temporary, part-time census jobs this spring and summer. 

Census takers work in the field. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work when people are usually at home, such as in the evening and on weekends.   Census field supervisors conduct fieldwork to support and conduct on-the-job training for census takers and/or to follow-up in situations where census takers have confronted issues, such as not gaining entry to restricted areas.   Recruiting assistants travel throughout geographic areas to visit with community-based organizations, attend promotional events and conduct other recruiting activities.

HOW TO APPLY The application process is all online at www.2020Census.gov/jobs
<http://www.2020Census.gov/jobs> . It should take about 30 minutes and includes assessment questions about education, work and other experience.

Applicants will be asked to provide their Social Security number, a home address, email address and phone number, and date and place of birth. Those who are being considered for a position will receive a telephone interview. If offered a job, they will receive instructions on next steps via email.
Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions for positions they qualify for and will be contacted as work becomes available in their area. For more information, contact 1-855-JOB-2020. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
For more information, please visit <http://www.2020census.gov/> www.2020census.gov or follow the U.S. Census Bureau on <https://www.facebook.com/uscensusbureau> Facebook, <https://twitter.com/uscensusbureau> Twitter and <https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-census-bureau> LinkedIn.


Third Tuesday of the Month Until April, 2020 for Veterans and Veteran Family Members

Mobile Food Pantry at Rader-McCravey VFW Post 9683   Veterans serving Veterans

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will provide free groceries at Rader-McCravey VFW Post 9683 the third Tuesday of the month until April 2020.
Distribution Dates:  Tuesday, Sept. 17 - 11 am,   Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 11 am,  
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - 11 am,  Tuesday, Dec. 17 - 11 am,  Tuesday, January 21 - 11 am
Tuesday, February 18 - 11 am,  Tuesday, March 17 - 11 am, Tuesday, April 21 - 11 am
Bring a box or laundry basket with you!
Rader-McCravey VFW Post 9683 200 N. BFW Road Bulls Gap, TN 37711
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee 1020 Jericho Drive Kingsport, TN 37663
If you have questions, contact Leyla at Second Harvest Food Bank. 423-279-0430 ext. 202.

Community Lending Libraries

The Hancock and Hawkins County Health Departments & the College of Public Health at ETSU  are providing three community lending libraries located at each of the health departments. The  “Little Libraries” will be located outside in Rogersville and Church Hill and inside at Sneedville. To donate new or gently used children’s books, please contact one of the health departments.   For more information, call the Hancock County Health Department at 423.733.2228, Church Hill Health Department at 423.357.5341 or the Rogersville Health Department at 423.272.7641. Health Departments are open Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Earn your high school diploma for free

The state of Tennessee will pay for your high school equivalency diploma test, as long you complete pre testing requirements with the program. Call 865-657-1138, for more information or to schedule your pre testing. We are located at the American job center in Morristown.

Hawkins County Cancer Support Group

Hawkins County Cancer Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month 6:00 pm at Hope Community Church. For more information call 423-345-3049.

Hawkins County Special Olympics

Hawkins County Special Olympics is presently accepting applications. For more information about getting an application call Christy at 423-327-9158.

The Appalachian Homesteaders Association

The Appalachian Homesteaders Association meet the first Tuesday of every month at Holston Electric Auditorium in Rogersville at 7 pm. The purpose of the association is to share knowledge of sustainable agriculture, homestead systems and small acreage farming with association members and the entire community. There are many topics of interest including, but not limited to, home water and power supply, raising poultry and small animals, sustainable farming, growing and using medicinal herbs, beekeeping and permaculture. For more information, call (423) 272-2309 or email phopkins1757@gmail.com

Coast Guard Auxiliary

We are coming to Cherokee and Douglas Lake to serve the boaters in distress and assist in Recreational Boating Safety. We are an all Volunteer Force Multiplier created in 1939 by the US Coast Guard to serve and help in local and regional water.  We are actively recruiting for members in the East TN area. Contact us at //join.cgaux.org for a Recruiter to contact you.

Rogersville Laundry Ministry

First Christian Church, Burem Missionary Baptist Church, & Henard Chapel Baptist Church have partnered to provide a laundry ministry in Rogersville.  Free Laundry night is on Thursday from 5-7pm at West Rogersville Coin Laundry on Locust Street and Dirty Dudz Coin Laundry on Main Street beside the car wash. The ministry provides all supplies for doing Laundry  including soap, Bleach, Softener, Dryer sheets, etc.  in addition to the quarters for the machines (up to $10 per household). All donations will be accepted. For more information or to make a donation please contact Dawnel Newhouse at 1-937-661-5706 or visit the Rogersville Laundry Ministry Facebook page.

Hawkins County Cancer Support Group Monthly Meeting

The Hawkins County Cancer Support Group will meet on the second Monday of each month except in December at 6:00pm at the Hope Community Church on Highway 11W in Rogersville. Our Mission is to educate and inform, as well as, to financially assist families as needs arise. Travel is expensive, medicines are expensive, and like can be hard after a diagnosis of Cancer.

Telamon Early Head Start

We are recruiting children for our Early Head Start center that is located in the Greene County side of Bulls Gap. Telamon Early Head Start is accepting applications for free child care for families with children six weeks to 3 years of age. Services include free childcare five days a week. For more information and to see if you qualify, contact Telamon at (423) 721-4004. That’s (423) 721-4004.

Pickin on the Porch

Pickin on the Porch of the Bulls Gap Railroad Museum every Friday from 7:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. Live jam session, Bluegrass and Gospel, no amps.

Free Adult Education Classes

Adult Education classes are offered M-F 8-3 and night classes are offered M & Thurs 5-9. We have free classes and free testing. It is the best time to work on obtaining your High School Equivalency degree. We also have access to different programs for financial aid if students are interested in furthering their education after getting their diploma. Call 423-500-1020, leave a message we will get back to you!

Services for special needs children and young adults

Local school systems provide services for special needs children and young adults, ages 3 years to 21 years, who reside within the system's district.  If you have or know children who are not currently being served, please contact:

Hawkins County Schools, 272-7629, ext. 2400   Rogersville City School, 423-272-7651

Rogersville Kiwanis Club

The Rogersville Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at 12:00pm at the Hale Springs Inn in Rogersville. For more information call Pam Mayo 423-272-7354.

Greenlight A Veteran

America's veterans are some of our nations bravest hard working men and women. Greenlight A Veteran is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green. Change one light in a visible location in your home or office to green and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of support and appreciation for our veterans. For more information visit www.greenlightavet.com

New Hawkins & Hancock County Adult Education Classes

Classes are being offered Monday - Friday starting at 8:00am and at night on Tuesday & Thursday. Contact the lead instructor Jennifer Greene at 423-300-3368 for more information.

J.T. Brooks

Fight For 5

//www.thefightfor5.com/

Lighthouse Community Center

Lighthouse Community Center is open every Tuesday from 11:00am-4:00pm on 712 Caney Creek Road across from the Striggersville Fire Department. They have plenty of items to choose from. We accept all Donations! All proceeds benefit the needy in our community.

Mooresburg Friends & Neighbors Thift Store

Mooresburg Friends & Neighbors Thift Store are open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week from 10:00-3:00pm. All Proceeds Benefit Mooresburg Community Center a nonprofit organization that provides over 45 hot meals per day. For more information call 423-293-0073.

Rogersville Rotary Club

The club meets every Tuesday at 12:00pm at the Ballad Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.

East Tennessee Young Bluegrass Musician's Contest

//rogersvillefiddle.com/

Rogersville City School

//www.rcschool.net/

Hawkins County Girl Scouts

//www.girlscoutcsa.org/leaders/be-a-volunteer

Rogersville Heritage Association

//www.rogersvilleheritage.org/RHA/index.asp

Rogersville Playhouse

//www.rogartscouncil.org/

Rogersville Main Street Program

www.rogersvillemainstreet.com

Rogersville 4th of July Celebration

www.rogersville4thofjuly.com

Hawkins County Election Commission Meetings

The commission meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:45pm in the Election Office conference room on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse Annex to conduct any business that comes before the commission. Anyone who needs special accommodations in order to attend should contact Donna Sharp at 272-8061 or e-mail vote@hawkinstnelections.com. Requests should be made at least 2 days before the scheduled meeting.

Hale Springs Inn First Wednesday Art Show

All artwork is available for purchase on the first Tuesday of the month opening show and remains available for the rest of the month until the next first Tuesday. The opening Tuesday art show also features music and free d'oeuvres.

Rogersville Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings

Tuesday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 7:00pm at Rogersville First United Methodist Church on 110 Colonial Road(use back entrance). Sunday at 7:00pm at Wellmont Hospital, Conference Room. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 7:00pm at Mooresburg Community Center on 319 McNeil Circle. Call 235-9535 for further information.

Rogersville Al-Anon Meeting

Saturday at 7:00pm at Rogersville First United Methodist Church on 110 Colonial Road(use back entrance and go to the 2nd floor). Call 235-9535 for further information.

Rogersville Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Thursday at 7:00pm at Wellmont Hospital , Conference Room. Call 235-9535 for further information.

Rogersville Community Based Outpatient Walk-In Flu Clinic for Veterans

The is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm and is closed on federal holidays. Regulations require that veterans be enrolled at Mountain Home or one of the community based outpatient clinics and veterans must meet Center for Disease Control guidelines.

Rogersville Civitan Club

The Rogersville Civitan Club meets on the first and the third Tuesday of each month at the Brickoven Kitchen in Rogersville. The address is 1206 East Main Street. Meetings start at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions, please call Judith @ 272-8135 or Rebecca @ 921-0567.

Hawkins Habitat for Humanity

Please help Hawkins Habitat for Humanity help others by your generous support in whatever way you can.Give us call or email us if you have questions. Also call or email and talk with us about volunteering or donating. If no one answers the phone, leave a message and your call will be returned. 272-1830.  

CEASE Domestic Violence ans Sexual Assault

CEASE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt  aids in developing and securing resources for victims of family violence and sexual assault, and provides santuary to victims and their families. It is a nonprofit organization serving Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, and Union Counties in East Tennessee. Our program has two emergency shelters in Hamblen and Claiborne Counties with a combined total of 26 beds. CEASE was founded in 1980 in response for the need for safe shelter for women and children who were displaced from their homes because of domestic violence. In 1999, it became a dual issue program, also responding to the need for crisis services and advocacy for victims of sexual assault.  CEASE, Inc. provides services to persons without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), religion, handicap or disability. CEASE prohibits harrassment by employees based on race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (or expression), religion, and national origin. For more information, call 423-581-7029.  The 24 hour hotline is: 1-800-303-2220.