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Ex-judge sent to jail for stealing moneyMACON, GA. - A former Hancock County probate judge has been sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for stealing federal funds from the county.Marva Rice...

Tenecia Posley

...Tymilya Posley) and her other siblings. Tenecia resided in Sparta, Ga. for most of her life. She attended school in Hancock County and was well known for her warm smile and kind heart. Tenecia leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Cyntera...

Alma Smith

...church from 11 am until the service hour. Mrs. Smith passed away March 3, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Hancock County, the daughter of the late Lovett Clifton Harrell and Mae Darden Harrell and was the widow of the late Henry A. Smith...

Kathryn Ogletree

...and was an active member of many committees dedicated to improvements for the City of Sparta. She also served as Hancock County Civil Defense Director for several years. Participation in her community was very important to Inez, but her role...

Friday's prep basketball box scores

...Washington County 2 (Johnson 2). Records: Washington County 11-4, 4-2 Region 3-AAA. Next: Washington County at Hancock County, 6 p.m. today.WHITE KNOLL 54, NORTH AUGUSTA 46WHITE KNOLL (54) ? Brittany Weeks 17, Charnae Wilson 14...

Hancock County's historic courthouse burns

SPARTA, Ga. - The state fire marshal will investigate a Monday morning fire that gutted Hancock County's historic courthouse, destroying records and forcing many county and court offices to seek new quarters.County Manager Sistie...

Former Hancock County probate judge pleads guilty to stealing county funds

A former Hancock County probate judge pleaded guilty in federal...counts of theft of federal funds from Hancock County. According to the plea agreement...investigation, authorities say Rice then used Hancock County funds to pay her personal legal fees...

Reward offered for information after fire damages business, police department in Sparta

...anonymous. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered.The fire comes just five months after the 130-year-old Hancock County courthouse was destroyed by fire. Construction to rebuild the historic landmark began Monday.

Hancock fire prompts changes

SPARTA, Ga. - Hancock County officials are searching for temporary office space after a historic...have said the fire caused about $5.5 million in damage to the Hancock County Courthouse which is listed on the National Register of Historic...

Hancock County officials to lease office space from local college after courthouse fire

Hancock County officials will soon have temporary office space after the county's historic courthouse was gutted by fire earlier this week...