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Masks mandatory in Sparta, Hancock County starting Thursday

Face coverings are now required in Sparta and Hancock County.

Elected leaders, residents react to Hancock County’s soaring COVID-19 cases

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- The COVID-19 cases in Hancock County soar the top ten list of most impacted counties in Georgia. Sparta community members...

Sparta, Hancock County jointly declare state of emergency

The City of Sparta and the rest of Hancock County are under a local state of emergency.

Teen charged in shooting at Labor Day party

SPARTA, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) –A teenager in Hancock County has been arrested after a shooting during a party.

Daybreak Interview – The 3rd annual Art in SpARTa Festival

MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – If you enjoy art, music, or dance, this Saturday there's a festival in Sparta that incorporates all of that. It's the...

GBI investigates death during traffic stop

22 year-old killed after physical confrontation with police

Autopsy results confirm Sparta man killed himself after murdering woman

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Autopsy results confirm a Sparta man shot and killed a woman, then turned the gun on himself. 40-year-old Harold Jones and...

Bodies found in a home in Sparta, GBI investigating

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an apparent murder/suicide. 40 year Harold Jones and 49 year old Barbara Ann Lewis...

Sparta to highlight town’s hidden talent in first ever art festival

You can't spell SpARTa without the word 'art'. That's why local artists say they want to change the perception of Sparta, Georgia and do it in a way that's never been done before.

Sparta man killed in mobile home fire

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A man is dead after his mobile home caught fire in Hancock County Sunday. 21-year-old Natavious Watson was killed in the...

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New directors named during Macon-Bibb Commission meeting

The Department of Business and Development Service, became the Department of Code Enforcement.

Macon-Bibb Mayor names second day to celebrate MLK

Mayor Lester Miller condemned racial injustice and discrimination, and cited Dr. King's work for equality.

Macon-Bibb Commissioners pass moratorium for liquor liceses, pawn shops

This means each county district can only have a certain number of liquor licenses and pawn brokers in their areas.