County Commission Approves $8,000 In Repairs For General Sessions Courtroom

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The County Commission on Wednesday approved $8,000 in improvements to the second-floor courtroom at the Courts Building used by General Sessions Court for civil cases.

Officials said the changes "will make it comparable to the other courtrooms in the building" and "will address security issues."

The request had been made months ago, but the work got sidetracked when Commission members Jim Fields and Joe Graham suggested having the General Sessions Court judges use a more secure courtroom on the third floor.

  

They noted that judges can reach that courtroom without going out into the public as is necessary with the civil courtroom on the second floor.

However, Criminal Court judges said that courtroom is sometimes used by visiting judges.

It was also noted that the selection of jurors was moved from the second floor to that space because it had more room.

Commissioners Fields and Graham supported the resolution while expressing some reservations.

 


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