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County starts communications upgrade

At Monday night’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave the approval for Emergency Services to start upgrading its communications equipment. The current equipment relies on out-dated analog technology approximately 30-years old, and barely works outside of Hawesville’s city limits. “We need to do this,” Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said. “We spent enough…

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Concerns for Hancock County emergency communications

Hancock County Emergency Services Director Damian Rice appeared before the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning to tell the magistrates that the county’s emergency communications equipment barely works. He said sometimes emergency workers cannot contact dispatch with necessary information when on scene. “We had a fire out on 60 by the Career Center last night…

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