One dead in accident at Hancock County church

Hancock County officials confirmed a deadly accident Wednesday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

A sheriff’s official said one person died, but the name of the victim was not immediately available.

The official did not have further information.

Workers are in the process of rebuilding the church, which was severely damaged in February’s tornado. Efforts to reach Sheriff Terrell Primus and Coroner Alexander Ingram were unsuccessful Wednesday evening.