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Our Rich Heritage and History Today Hawkins County has a population of over fifty thousand. Church Hill is the largest city, followed by Rogersville, Mount Carmel, Surgoinsville, and Bulls Gap.

The Hawkins County school system supports
twelve elementary schools, three middle schools,
three high schools, and an enrichment center.
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Enjoy an Outing in Our Parks Laurel Run Park, set stunningly along the placid Holston River, is operated by Hawkins County as a municipal park.

This beautiful park includes river-access, a mountain creek, playground equipment, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, and more.

The park is open year round. Picnic shelters are available for reservation.   Learn More >>
A Good Mix of Industry and Agriculture Hawkins County is a great place for industry and farming. The education of our workforce is as fertile as our rolling farmlands.
Discover Hawkins Counties fine area public schools, colleges & universities, and major institutions.

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Do You Have An Emergency Plan? Your family's safety depends on preparing for the unexpected.

Check out our Emergency Management Agency Preparedness section to help develop your plan.

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Community Service Work Program PDF Print E-mail


The Community Service Work Program uses probationers to provide man power for County projects, thus saving taxpayer dollars by not having to pay wages.  These probationers are assigned to various departments and duties, but are primarily used in the County’s Litter Pickup program, picking up roadside litter and working at the County’s Recycling Center sorting and bailing recyclables to be sold.

The Litter Pickup Program picks up litter on State roads within the County and most of the County roads.  The County receives a litter grant from the State of Tennessee to fund this program.

HOURS:                8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Monday – Saturday (except holidays)

TELEPHONE:       423-921-2465



LOCATION:         Hawkins County Recycle Center

                                8580 Highway 11-W

                                Rogersville, TN  37857

                                (No Mail Delivered To This Address)


Can I do my community service anywhere I want to?

No, all community service must be assigned and performed under the supervision of County staff.

Where do I report for community service?

The Hawkins County Recycling Center located at 8580 Highway 11-W in the Lakeview community of Rogersville.  (Directions:  Travel west 6 miles from the Hwy. 11-W/Hwy. 66 Overpass.  The Recycling Center is located on the right between Mile Markers 9 and 10.)

What time do I need to report?

You must be signed in before 8:00 a.m. and will be released at 4:00 p.m.

What do I do when I report?

After you have signed in, a supervisor will assign you to a job and transport you to your job site.

Can I work half a day?

No, the type of work we do does not permit working half days.

What happens if I fail to do community service?

A warrant will be issued for your arrest, and you could have your probation violated resulting in you serving the remainder of your probation in jail.

Can I drive to community service if I have a Restricted License?

No, a Restricted License only allows you to drive to work and back home, or to school if you are a student.  Anyone driving outside the restrictions on the court order is subject to having their vehicle confiscated, their probation violated, and charged with driving on a revoked driver’s license.

Do I need to bring my lunch?

You may bring a lunch if you wish, but we always take a lunch break at one of the markets close to where we are working.

What do I need to wear?

Dress for working outdoors.  No flip flops, no shorts.  In cold weather, dress warmly as you may be working outside.

Fines, Fees, Restitution and Court Costs are all figured by the Clerk of the Court.  All fines are to be paid in cash to the General Sessions Court Clerk located at the Justice Center.  For information call 423-272-4517.