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Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
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With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.More >>
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
A move into a temporary courthouse in Limestone County
may actually help alleviate a huge backlog of cases.
Workers are putting together a courthouse on South
Jefferson Street. It'll be used while work is done to add space to the existing
District Attorney Brian Jones said the four courtrooms
will provide more space than they have right now, so more cases can move
through. The District Attorney's office will move to a separate building while
the work is done. Jones said the work is free for taxpayers.
"With the pre-trial diversion building next door and this building
here, we're using trustees, inmates, community service workers and volunteers
to do the construction," Jones commented. "Any of the expenses we undertook in
this all come from money seized from drug dealers and court costs, so there was
no taxpayer money used in this project whatsoever."
The renovations are expected to start sometime in March or April,
and will take up to two years to finish.
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