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Hawkins County deputies raid 'serious' cockfighting tournament

Jeff Bobo • Jan 22, 2013 at 10:46 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies found a garbage bag full of dead roosters, several crates of live roosters and a trophy with a golden rooster after interrupting a cockfighting tournament in Poor Valley north of Rogersville Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., Hawkins County Central Dispatch received an anonymous call stating that approximately 50 people were engaged in a cockfighting tournament on Poor Valley Road across from the Price Road intersection.

A short time later, several Hawkins County deputies converged on the location, but by then most of the participants had left the area.

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