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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...

Hancock County authorities search for missing man

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office are looking for a missing man. According to a news release, 25-year-old Ajani Toure...

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Second arrest made in connection with May homicide

A second person is arrested in connection with a homicide at a Macon apartment complex in May.

35 Mercer University students test positive for COVID-19

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/NBC) - Mercer University announces 35 students have tested positive from COVID-19 during testing from July 31st - August 3rd. This includes...

UPDATE (Wednesday, August 5 at 3 p.m.): Georgia COVID-19 tracker

Here are Georgia’s latest confirmed numbers from the Department of Public Health.

Medical Segment: What is skin cancer, how to prevent it

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Dr....