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Hancock collects first water bills since fire

Hancock collects first water bills since fire

Exactly a week after a raging fire torched most of Hancock County's courthouse, Monday marked the first signs of revival for county government, as they collected water payments from county customers.

It's the first courthouse activity in the county's temporary space, the Sparta branch of the Oconee Fall Line Technical College on Highway 15.

Tuesday, a structural engineer and an environmental engineer will be the first to step foot inside the burned down courthouse to find any salvageable records.

Naturally Acoustic Guitar Show

Naturally Acoustic Guitar Show

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

at Crooked Pines Farm in Eatonton, Ga.

Highway "vegetarian management" planned for Putnam, Hancock counties

Highway "vegetarian management" planned for Putnam, Hancock counties

Drivers should look for mowers and large equipment this week.

Crews will be working on "vegetation management" along Hwy 212 in Putnam County this week, according to a release.  

They'll also work on the vegetation in Hancock County on Hwy 22 and 16, between mile posts 0-13 and 0-12, respectively.

That work could be anywhere between 7 a.m. and 3:30 each day.

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

College may provide space to displaced Hancock Co. government

College may provide space to displaced Hancock Co. government

Hancock County government may set up shop at the Oconee Fall Line Technical College.

The government was displaced when the county courthouse was destroyed in a fire early Monday.

College president Lloyd Horadan offered it to the county to use and the county would only have to pay for utilities.

Job opening in Sparta, Eatonton

Job opening in Sparta, Eatonton

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.