LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Renovations to the Lee County Courthouse won't cost as much as initially thought.
The county will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the courthouse next year.
Officials say the courthouse has leakage problems and some gaps big enough that birds can fly in.
"We've got to tighten up our exterior of the courthouse and that's going to start at the clock tower all the way at the top and move down with the mortar in the brick, the metal in the clock tower and the flashing and all those kinds of things that make it more water tight," said Ron Rabun, Lee County Manager.
Rabun told commissioners the repairs could cost around $500,000 about half what they initially expected.
He hopes renovations can start in January.