TRENTON, DADE COUNTY (WRCB) - The doors of the new courts building in Dade County, Georgia will open in just a few short weeks.
The county will soon house all court services in one judicial building. It replaces the old courthouse that was built in the 1920's. Dade County Executive Ted Rumley says, "The courthouse is Dade County, it sits in the middle of the square, it's an icon." He also says the old courthouse isn't handicap accessible and needs renovations to fall in line with fire codes.
The new 32 thousand square foot courts building has 2 courtrooms and was built using money from a special purpose local option sales tax.
Rumley adds, " Splost, whether you're from New York, New Orleans, if you bought a gallon of gas in Dade County, you put money in this courthouse."
Rumley says they plan to lease out office space in the old courthouse. They'll also designate an area as a museum for county history.
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