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    Renovations to begin on Pickens County courthouse

    By Tim Reid,

    30 days ago

    CARROLLTON, Ala. ( WIAT ) — Construction crews are doing a major renovation project on the historic old courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    Mayor Mickey Walker says the building built in 1877 is getting a facelift.

    “Our goal is to renovate the whole courthouse, and we’ve renovated every room except one room downstairs. Most things have been painted, and heating and cooling put in, and the public defender’s office is already in there working.  So, they are using and we also realized we need to be using the up stairs,” said Walker.

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    Mayor Walker tells CBS 42 the plan is to use the old courthouse for court proceedings in the large upstairs courtroom. The goal is to let the district attorney and public defenders use the old building to ease overcrowding and the backlog of cases in the current courthouse.

    “We met with the district attorney’s office, and they are very interested in bringing lots of court cases over to the old courthouse, and we are excited about that. The more it’s used, the more we can continue to get more grant money to keep renovating it,” Walker said.

    Workers are painting the outside and also replacing the windows. The mayor is hoping the renovation will be finished sometime in 2025.

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