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Sumter Co. dedicates multi-million dollar courthouse

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Sumter County dedicated its new multi-million dollar courthouse Thursday.

Employees, elected leaders, and the public gathered on the steps of the Courthouse for the ceremony.

The courthouse has been in the works for six years and cost about $15 million. It has four floors, six courtrooms, and a number of county offices.

The 57,000 thousand square foot building was paid for with sales tax revenue.

"This is a modern facility it's designed to conduct business in 2010 and we hope this building will be here to serve the community for the next 100 years," said Brent Williams, Sumter County Commission Chair.

This is the fifth courthouse in Sumter County's 179 year history.

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