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...

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

Willie Johnson

...November 18, 2014 at University Hospital McDuffie. Mema as she was affectionately known was born November 11, 1920 in Hancock County, Georgia to the late William Henry Merritt and the late Laura Cheely Merritt. She lived in Warren County most of...

Wayne Walker

...will be Anthony Cooper, Nathen Cooper, Steven Cox, Gregory Carr, Tony Mimbs and Ray Ennis. Wayne was born in Hancock County, the son of the late Frank Wayne Walker and the late Lois Smith Walker. He was a 42 year veteran of the Kaolin Industry...

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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