Hurricane Katrina's wrath and rebuilding marked on 10th anniversary

...other," the mayor said. "New Orleans will be unbowed and unbroken."In Mississippi, churches along coastal Hancock County tolled their bells in unison Saturday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Katrina made landfall in...

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 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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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...

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...

Many rural counties are languishing

...been perched on her bench hearing Hancock County's problems firsthand. She knows...new jobs. Betting on a casino Hancock County is willing to try anything to...18-hole golf course to be built in Hancock County on land held in trust by the federal...