Parole Board Losing Rogersville Office

The state Board of Probation and Parole has 90 days to vacate a Hawkins County-owned office building in Rogersville, reports the Kingsport Times News. The office serves Hawkins County residents on probation and parole through the Third Judicial District Criminal Court. If the office closes, those on probation and parole might have to travel to the board’s Greeneville office to meet their parole officer. In making the decision to evict the office, some members of the county commission expressed concern that probation and parole violations may increase if those who do not have the means or the initiative to go to Greeneville don't make the trip.