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Hancock County Archives – A Treasure of History

George Lee Gibbs has been in charge of taking care of all of the historical records of Hancock County for 35 years now. He types, indexes, and keeps the records safe, preserved and organized; as well as assisting the researcher. “We’re just here to help the people. I feel like we’ve done a good job…

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Fiscal Court hears workforce report from Industrial Foundation

  Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker told Fiscal Court Monday the shortage of qualified, capable workers will be an issue not only for local industry but also for the state for some time to come. The unemployment rate for the county dropped from five percent in January 2021 to 2.8 percent in January…

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Emergency communications discussed by Fiscal Court

Hancock County Fiscal Court received a briefing from Mike Badgett of B&E Electronics of Jackson, Tenn., Monday evening about the company’s technical proposal and quote regarding a much-needed upgrade the county’s emergency communications system. Badgett told magistrates at the regular court meeting the company had created a proposal for a system which will serve the…

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Court approves purchases of equipment

Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved the purchase of two dump trucks for use by the Road Department, though one of the trucks will not be delivered until at least 2023. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said one of the bidders could not guarantee delivery until 395 days out after confirmation of order. “This is the…

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Baker first to file candidacy in county

Gary Baker was the first candidate to file candidacy papers for the May 17 primary for District 4 magistrate on Hancock Fiscal Court. Baker is a Republican. Baker filed on Nov. 3, the first day of the filing period. He is 42 years old, and said he has 22 years working for the betterment of…

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