Courthouse in line for repairs, updates

Courthouse in line for repairs, updates


MANCHESTER (AP) - Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.

After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.

Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.

Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.

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