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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
423-293-0433
callen@pcvirustech.info

PRO ELITE FITNESS
312 Armstrong Rd
Rogersville, TN
423-293-0226

ROGERSVILLE CHEVROLET
5655 Highway 11W,
Rogersville, TN
423-272-7671

ROGERSVILLE-HAWKINS CO CHAMBER
of COMMERCE
ROGERSVILLE, TN MAIN STREET PROGRAM
107 East Main Street; Suite 100
Rogersville, TN
423-272-2186

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.

Rogersville Fourth of July Celebration Press Release

Don’t be shoveling dirt on the Rogersville 4th of July Celebration just yet, Mark and I may have something up our sleeves”.  The person who brought back the Rogersville 4th of July Celebration and headed it up for 25 years, Dr. Blaine Jones, and his sidekick of 15 years on the same Committee, Mark DeWitte, both had some things to say about the recent demise of the Celebration.  “I called Mark about a week and a half ago and told him I was having a difficult time handling the news of the Celebration coming to an end”.  DeWitte had similar feelings about it as well.  “When you put 15 years of hard work and determination into a project, it is hard to let it go in the first place, but to hear it is completely over was just very difficult to comprehend” said DeWitte.  The wheels began churning at the same time apparently and discussions have already begun on how to resuscitate the Celebration and give it another year. “We have had several folks in and around the Rogersville community contact us about wanting to help organize and put on the Celebration again this year” Jones went on to say.  Though they both feel like there is no way to have a big name entertainer what with such short notice and with a pandemic still roaring, contact has been made with Bob and Julie Smith with Dynamic Effects and Fireworks Company and at the least, a huge fireworks show can be planned.  “We just need to garner community support and get some big financial backing to put on a fireworks show like we used to do – huge and the best around” Jones said.   Both agree with the pandemic still ongoing and not knowing what the situation will be in July, plans will have to be made accordingly and with an abundance of caution. “We appreciate the effort of those folks who continued the Celebration for the years after we stepped down.  Unless you have been involved in the planning and worked on the Celebration, you have no idea what kind of time and commitment you have to make to have a successful event” said Jones.  “The fund raising alone is enough to stress you out, much less all the planning and other minutiae that goes into an event of this size” DeWitte went on to say.  “We are not getting any younger and our health will not allow us to go full throttle like we did in the past” said DeWitte, “but we will do our best to continue some of the tradition that Dr. Jones resurrected over thirty years ago”.   Though no formal meetings have been planned at this time, more news will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.  “Anyone who would like to be a major sponsor for at least a huge fireworks show can contact me so we can get this ball rolling again” said Jones.  His phone number is 423-272-3150.  “We ran the 4th of July Celebration through our 501c3 nonprofit organization Four Square, Inc. and will do so again this year so contributions or portions thereof may be wholly or partially tax deductible” according to Treasurer, Mark DeWitte.  If you would indeed like to “get the ball rolling again”, you can mail your donation to the Rogersville 4th of July Celebration at P.O. Box 35, Rogersville, TN  37857.  “Call us crazy, our wives did, but this is somewhat of a sentimental journey for the both of us” Jones concluded. 


Surgoinsville Public Library new hours are Monday through Friday 12-5. We are still offering curbside service only. Also, The H.B. Stamps Memorial Library in Rogersville and Church Hill Library is open Monday -Friday 9-5 for curbside service. All locations offer fax & copy services. Patrons may reserve items online or call the library for the items they need.


COVID-19 testing 

Find testing hours and contact information for TDH health department testing sites online at https://covid19.tn.gov/testing-sites/.


NORTHEAST REGION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS OFFER COVID-19 VACCINATION BY APPOINTMENT FOR RESIDENTS IN PHASES 1a1, 1a2, 1b AND THOSE AGE 75 AND UP
Click here for more information


January 2021

Rogersville City School In-Person Instruction Schedule

RCS will return all PK-2nd students on Monday February 1st for in-person instruction. They will attend 4 days per week and Fridays will be reserved for students who are behind or struggling.

Grades 3-5 will return to full in-person instruction on Monday February 8th and attend 4 days per week (Mon-Thu) and Fridays will be used for students who are behind or struggling. Grades 6-8 will return on February 17th (No School 15th & 16th) under the same schedule. Our plan is to open, and stay open, by staggering the start, it will allow us to teach and practice safe protocols with the students so we are not attempting this with all of our students at once.

We will be following strict protocols to keep the school open for in-person instruction. Any student who has a temperature, or are exhibiting symptoms, will be sent home for quarantine. We ask that you check your child on a daily basis for temperature and symptoms before school. Please keep them home if they do, attend school virtually, and contact RCS for protocol to return.

Temperatures will be taken in the classroom each morning. Masks must be worn at all times by students and staff. Social distancing must be observed at all times. If your student does not wear a mask or maintain social distancing then we will require that student attend virtually. We will do our best to contact trace among students and only quarantine students and staff who have been in close contact. CDC guidelines for quarantine will be followed.

If your student has been successful on virtual instruction and you plan to continue to have them attend virtually, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or Shane Bailey at baileys@rcschool.net. Being successful during virtual learning means your child has passing grades and they are/have been fully participating in class (zoom) and submitting their assignments on time.


Beginning Wednesday January 27

NORTHEAST REGION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
MODIFY COVID-19 TESTING HOURS

The Northeast Region County Health Department COVID-19 testing sites will be offering testing from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. daily beginning Wednesday January 27, to allow staff members to transition to vaccination events for the designated phase groups in the community. The Northeast Region includes Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins-Church Hill, Hawkins-Rogersville, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties. Self-kit tests will be available for adults on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Standard nasal swab testing will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. Local county health departments will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at no charge for anyone who wishes to be tested.

Test results may be available within 72 hours of arrival at the lab, depending on the volume of tests the testing lab receives. Information will be provided to participants at testing locations on what they can expect after being tested. This information is also available online at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.

COVID-19 testing is widely available in Tennessee from local health departments and other health care providers. A map of COVID-19 testing sites across the state is available at www.tn.gov/content/tn/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html. Hours of operation and contact information are provided for each site.

Connect with TDH on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @TNDeptofHealth!


February 1

TDOT will be closing the bridge on Armstrong Rd this week to start repairs.


Tuesday, February 23

American Legion Post 21 will start back with their monthly meetings February 23, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. up-stairs on the top floor, where we have more room to follow the current guidelines on COVID-19 restrictions on meetings. Six feet social distance, and mask inside building. All members that feel safe about being at meetings come, but if you don’t feel its ok to be at the meeting please don’t come I understand.

Commander Elkins


Thursday, February 25

Hawkins County Planning Commission Meeting

9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at the E-911 Building on 2291 East Main Street in Rogersville.  


Saturday, February 27

Rogersville VFW Trina Barger Fundraiser

for more information click here


Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February, 28

Hancock County Rescue Squad Wild Coyote Hunt

for more information click here 


Monday, March 1

Hawkins County Schools Updated Schedule

Hawkins County Schools will shift to a Green Phase, effective March 1. All students, except those approved to participate in eLearning and HCVA programs, will return to school, Monday through Friday, full day schedule. We are getting this word to you early so that you can make the necessary adjustments.

These plans, however, are subject to change if COVID numbers increase. Regional trends are all heading in the right direction over the last four weeks. We will keep best safety practices in place (mask recommendation, social distancing, no large group gatherings, no unscheduled visitors on campus, etc.) We will also support staff and parents who wish to extend their own practices for as long as necessary.


Thursday, March 4

Hawkins County Education Committee Meeting

5:15 p.m. in the Charles Fuller Training Room in the Bus Shop on 1722 East Main Street in Rogersville.


Tuesday, March 9

Rogersville City Board of Education Meeting

Notice is hereby given to the Citizens of the Town of Rogersville that the Rogersville City Board of Education will meet in Regular Session, Tuesday, March 9 , 2021, at 5 :00 p.m. Anyone needing special accommodations in order to attend this meeting should contact Dr. Karen Davis-Beggs, ADA Coordinator, at 272-7651.


The Lighthouse Community Center

The center will be open each Wednesday from 11:00am-4:00pm located on 712 Caney Creek Road in Rogersville. The Health Safety Standards of masks and social distancing will be in place.   


PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED TO REDUCE LITTER AND IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF PPE TDOT, TDEC and KTnB Partner to Spread Awareness

click here for more information


Information regarding Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know


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


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. The Church Hill office is closed on Saturday's until further notice. The Drivers License Express Office is closed until further notice. You may utilize the state DMV offices or visit www.tn.gov/safety

Vehicle registration renewals can be done online  www.tncountyclerk.com, by phone, 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.

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. 


The Hawkins County Mayor's Office is now Open to the Public

The Hawkins County Mayor's Office is once again open to the public. For more information, call 423-272-7359.


Mooresburg's Friends & Neighbors Thrift Store has reopened for business. 

Mooresburg's Friends & Neighbors Thrift Store has reopened for business. We ask our customers understanding as we implement a few precautions during this stressful time:
Facemasks are required and there is a limit to the number of shoppers in the store at one time. Open:Thursday, Friday, & Saturday {10 AM – 3 PM} Location:118 Loretta Lane {next to the Mooresburg Post Office} As always, we offer products for a very low price.Thrift Store sales help support Mooresburg Community Association “Meals-in-the-Hills”program.


Hawkins County Republican Headquarters

for more information click here


PINEY FLATS - Rocky Mount State Historic Site is now open for the 2020 season 

building on decades of success with additional types of tours that will highlight how this property and its occupants played a prominent role in Tennessee's development.  Tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays. Rocky Mount began offering the Tennessee Heritage Tours this month, will relaunch the first-person tour in July and introduce Conversation with the Cobbs in August. Further information about the tour types is available on the site's website,
www.rockymountmuseum.com.


COVID-19 Response

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


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.


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.