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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...