County Courthouses of Georgia Thread!

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  1. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    Watching the news this am and I see that the Hancock County Courthouse burnt to the ground. It was fully envolved so I doubt they will be able to rebuild it. Looks like the GBI will be called in to investigate.

    Hancock County (Sparta) is pretty poor so I don't know what will be done about replacing it.

    Link to the story
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  2. GAVic

    GAVic Largely unnoticed

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    Probably did it for the insurance money.
  3. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Long timer

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    ...Or some public officials records were subpoenad...
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    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    There is a vault inside where they keep the records. Not sure what kind of condition they are in being exposed to that much heat. Makes you wonder. Sounds like a good basis for a movie though. :lol3
  5. SavannahCapt

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    My wife and I spend a lot of time in those vaults. They were built for that purpose, but who knows (maybe Fireman) if it worked. Many counties scanned a lot of old records a few years ago and the current stuff is now scanned and on a state run website, at least property records we work with.
  6. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    It's big news on the local networks. It's not believed to be arson or anything with the renovation that was going on at the time. A lot of the people interviewed seem genuinely distraught about the fire. I'm curious as to what is going to take it's place.

    Glad we got some photos of it before it's demise.

    One last look at the old gal.

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    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    This was a damn good thread! I miss it so. It would still be in play if it weren't for iron ass tsimmons and that Ernbo mofo.
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    Ernbo6 Twist of the wrist

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  10. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    Hancock County Courthouse has been fully rebuilt. From what I could see from the news article, it looked pretty much the same as it did before it burned to the ground. I have to give props to those that decided to keep the Colonial style. I'm sure it was cheaper and it's in keeping with the heritage that is Georgia!

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