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Livingston South Church Street Upgrades Delayed By Supply Chain

Upgrades to Livingston’s South Church Street area delayed because of supply chain issues. Downtown Redevelopment Commission Chair Gene Gantt said the project will not begin until January. The project will include burying the utility lines in the area. Gantt said transformers and vaults needed will not be available until December. “They were back-ordered to that point,” Gantt said. “So there ... Read More »

Clay County Courthouse Awarded $85K Grant For Restorations

The Clay County Courthouse received some $85,000  in grant money for continued efforts with its restoration and upgrade project. Curator Thomas Watson said the funding will go towards three main projects: doors, floors, and theatre lights. He said the first project to tackle will be restoring the doors and getting new floors. “And get them put back in and get ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Approves Temporary Fixes To Old Courthouse

Cumberland County has found a temporary solution to the structural damage of its old courthouse. Mayor Allen Foster said engineers indicated that six columns can be installed to support the building while a permanent solution is studied. “That will disperse the weight, hold up the trusses and they’ll do some remedial work,” Foster said. “We’re going to have a specialist ... Read More »

Van Buren Commissioners Approve Roof Repair

Van Buren County Commissioners passed a budget continuation resolution Tuesday night for the start of the new fiscal year. “It doesn’t appear that we’re going to have a budget by the end of the physical year for the start of the new one,” Committee A Chair Will Maxwell said. “So we need to pass a continuing budget resolution for the ... Read More »

Clay Working To Highlight Culture And Heritage Of County

Clay County is working to revamp its Clay County Cultural and Performing Arts Center movement after COVID. Courthouse Curator Thomas Watson said that what started as an Arts Commission grant for a marble museum has turned into a greater project to highlight the culture and heritage of Clay County. “We have thousands and thousands of vehicles that come through Celina ... Read More »

Van Buren Commissioner Questions How To Fix Courthouse Steeple

Van Buren Commissioner Bill Mosley voiced his frustrations Tuesday night after the county received zero bids to repair the courthouse steeple. “I’m asking it for everybody that is listening to this,” Mosley said. “I’m asking for the commissioners if they know anybody. I would like to get it fixed.” Mosley said he is concerned that the leak could later result ... Read More »

Clay County Repaving At County Service Building And Restoring Courthouse

Clay County Commissioners have approved two projects funded by its Governor’s COVID Relief funding. County Mayor Dale Reagan said the county will repave the surrounding roads and parking at the county services building. “We were hoping it would begin this week or next week one,” Reagan said. “I know that they’ve been having to wait for the asphalt plants to ... Read More »

Putnam Moving Veterans Memorial To Other Side Of Courthouse

The Putnam County Veterans Memorial at the courthouse will be moved to the southeast corner of the building. Mayor Randy Porter said the current location posed safety issues due to the proximity of Jefferson Avenue. “These veterans some of them are elderly and hard to get around were having to stand out on the sidewalk right there almost in the ... Read More »

Jackson To Auction “I Walk the Line” Courthouse Benches

Jackson County planning to auction the old courthouse benches that were featured in the 1970 film “I Walk the Line.” Mayor Randy Heady said that the commission thought with tourists interested in Gainesboro because of the film, there might be interest in pieces from the movie as well. “(Tourists) were taking pictures of the old courthouse and a lot of ... Read More »

Jackson Looking To Purchase Property To Lessen Courthouse Traffic

Jackson County will potentially use American Rescue Plan funding to purchase property that would mitigate courthouse traffic. County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night allowing Mayor Randy Heady to start the process of purchasing a long-vacant building near the courthouse. Heady said that the ARP funding would be used for both purchase of the property and its renovation. “And this ... Read More »