Battle will move to courtroom in struggle over old jail in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A battle over renovating the old jail on Walton Way is heading to the courtroom.
A judge from southwest Georgia is set to hear Augusta’s objection to an order from Superior Court Judge Carl Brown to turn the old jail into courtroom space.
Augusta filed a fresh objection earlier this month in Richmond County Superior Court, with senior Superior Court Judge Joe C. Bishop appointed to hear the case.
The city filed a new objection earlier this month in Richmond County Superior Court.
Brown argued the court needs more room for proceedings because of the backlog created from COVID-19 putting jury trials on hold.
He says commissioners also ignored his push to use the old jail for juvenile court space.
No date is set for the hearing yet.
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