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...

Forewoman of Hancock County grand jury in postgame brawl incident listed as schools worker

The forewoman of the Hancock County grand jury that decided to not indict anyone...on Oct. 14 is listed as a worker for the Hancock County Board of Education.On the Hancock County school system's Web site, Regina Butts...

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...

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...

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 extension agent arrested

...Cooperative Extension agent for Hancock County was arrested Friday on bribery...bribery and released from the Hancock County Jail on a $5,000 bond.Glover...Extension Service director handling Hancock County, said the Sparta office will...

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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.

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...

No indictments in postgame brawl between Hancock Central, Warren County

SPARTA, Ga. - A Hancock County grand jury decided that "no indictment...escorted away from the field.The Hancock County Sheriff's Office started looking...Because the event took place in Hancock County, the jurisdiction and venue lay...

Perfume bottle manufacturer to open etching facility in Sparta

...A new industry is coming to Hancock County, bringing about 300 new jobs...Friday at the county courthouse. Hancock County Commission Chairwoman Betty Hill...manufacturing operations have left Hancock County, and its unemployment rate has...