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Hancock employees allegedly fired unfairly

Hancock employees allegedly fired unfairly

Hancock County's former election supervisor says she was fired unfairly.

Aretha Hill says three members of the county's Board of Elections and Registration filled out evaluations two days before she was fired. She says she never knew there were any problems.

A group of protesters including Hill's husband protested outside the temporary courthouse in Sparta Tuesday morning. They say another board employee, Robin Rhodes, was also fired unjustly. Hill says she was fired during an April 23rd meeting and board members told her she was rude to citizens and reprimanded board members. Hill says both are untrue. She says she just wants to know why she was fired.

"I haven't done anything wrong to deserve this, nothing but did my job," said Hill. "I think the citizens of Hancock County can vouch for that."

Officials to save what's left of destroyed Hancock courthouse

Officials to save what's left of destroyed Hancock courthouse

Hancock County officials say they're going to try to preserve what's left of the town's historic courthouse.

The 131-year-old building was destroyed in a fire early Monday only leaving behind a facade, that was still smoldering Wednesday.

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.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Job openings in Dublin, Alamo, Soperton

Job openings in Dublin, Alamo, Soperton

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.

Job opening in Eatonton

Job opening in 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.

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Dublin, GA - Sabrina Smith earned her GED in only five short months while attending Adult Education classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin. Regular attendance to the free classes at the college and hard work helped Sabrina prepare for each section of the GED test with great success.

Sabrina grew up in Illinois and maintained good grades through junior high; however, in high school, her grades started to decline. She started missing school and eventually dropped out. In 2010, she moved to Dublin, Georgia looking for a fresh start, but she knew she needed to her GED before she could attend college or find a good job.