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Temporary courthouse may help move backlog of cases

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The renovations are expected to start sometime in March or April, and will take up to two years to finish. The renovations are expected to start sometime in March or April, and will take up to two years to finish.
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 courthouse.

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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