Mon Aug 8, 2022

Interior demolition begins in historic courthouse

Employees from Gung Ho Construction get to work inside the Historic Columbus County Courthouse Monday, the first day of interior demolition. Select walls are being removed ahead of a renovation of the structure. The state budget passed in November included $4 million to upfit the building. Plans call for the clerk of court’s offices to move into the first floor and for at least one courtroom on the second floor. Staff photos by Grant Merritt

Columbus County Clerk of Superior Court Jess Hill points out a safe that will remain in the building. 


A worker removes a partition from a courtroom on the second floor.


Interior demolition could take up to 90 days according to the contract, but County Manger Eddie Madden said previously

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