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Only part of Lawrence courthouse open after fire

Courtrooms and some other offices are still closed as cleanup continues.

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 9:45 AM

Only the third floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse will reopen today, as crews continue to work cleaning up after last week's fire in the courthouse.

The third floor has the offices of the circuit clerk, district attorney and board of registrars. The first and second floors remain closed until proper demolition and cleanup work is done, county officials said.

An electrical fire in the courthouse July 3 left smoke and water damage that shut down the building for the remainder of the week. Commissioners met Friday and decided only the third floor would open Monday.

According to the commission, there will be no late fees on renewing car tags while the work goes on at the courthouse.

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