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Courthouse improvements approved

BENJAMIN – The Commissioner’s Court approved upgrading and maintenance to the Knox County Courthouse building. Security and lock updates were approved. Next scheduled work will be pressure washing and cleaning the exterior, replacing seals around windows and openings, and weatherproofing, to be done this fall by Karr Tuckpointing Co. This work was last done in 1986.

The cleaning and sealing of the exterior walls is the final step that will be needed for several years, as the phone system, roof and sidewalks were recently re-done.

In other reports heard by the Commissioners on Monday, Agriculture Agent Jerry Coplen of the County Extension Office reported the Extension Office is continuing to search for an Agent for the Family & Consumer Sciences department.

Sheriff Embesi advised his office has investigated several small thefts recently. A stolen motorcycle was recovered quickly after reported stolen, and an RV stolen from Clay County was found abandoned in Goree.

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