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Hawesville council tackles projects

  The Hawesville City Council met on Tuesday, September 12th. that would eliminate truck traffic. In addition, the council approved a reschedule of next month’s meeting for October 3rd. Storm Plant/Infrastructure Hawesville Mayor Rob McCormick said the project on the city’s storm plant could cost $3.2M. “They have found a grant that will match all…

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Mystery fire at Dukes Fire Station

The Hancock County Sheriff Department released an update Monday, September 18th, letting citizens know that the driver of the truck who was pulling a camper and left it next to Dukes Fire Station was identified. The camper they left near the station began to burn and became quickly engulfed. Firemen extinguished it, and all that…

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Bid awarded to GN; Dukes Fire Department

  The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, September 11th. The lowest bid, submitted by GN Excavating, was approved by the court for the construction of a new Fire Station for the Dukes Fire Department located on Happy Hollow Road in Hawesville. Low Bid Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said bids opened last week…

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Two County Tractors Destroyed in Fire

  Last week, the Hancock County Road Department lost 2 John Deere tractors to fire – a 2012 & 2014 model. The cause of the fire is unknown. Judge/Executive Johnny W. Roberts, Jr. explained that, “Our road department had finished mowing for the day and they were at the intersection of Yeakel and Quisenberry Road.…

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Hancock Fiscal Court hears plans to upgrade emergency readiness

Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, January 9th, 2023. This was the first meeting for the 2 newly elected magistrates, Gary Baker (representing District 4) and John Garner (District 1). Those two seats were previously held by L.T. Newton and Wayne Hodskins. HC EMA Update      Hancock County Emergency Management Director Kyle Veach provided…

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Hancock County Chamber Breakfast; State of the County Meeting

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday morning, January 10th at the Lewisport Library – a Chamber Breakfast and a State of the County meeting. Judge/Executive Johnny Roberts, Lewisport Mayor Chad Gregory and newly elected Hawesville Mayor Robbie McCormick spoke about their plans for this year. Judge…

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House fire at the home of Terry and Melissa Roberts

Article provided by Hawesville Assistant Fire Chief, Jason Bevill.   Hawesville and Lewisport Fire Departments were paged to a structure fire at 265 Harrison Street at 11:10 a.m. on December 23rd, 2022. The occupants, Terry and Melissa Roberts, were out of the house, but it’s believed there was a dog or two inside. I passed by…

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Dukes fire station project delayed, but still a go

In March 2021, Hancock Fiscal Court announced a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant to replace the Dukes Volunteer Fire Department station building in northeastern Hancock County. The project – a 5,900-square-foot building – was touted at the time to be a replacement for the current station, which is more than 40 years old. Officials said…

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