ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Dougherty County Judicial Building at 225 Pine Avenue closed early Thursday, because of an unforeseen mechanical failure of the building’s air conditioner, causing extreme heat conditions.
Then, about 2:30 Thursday afternoon, the county announced that the chiller in the Judicial Building was back online. Cooling will take some time, but officials expect the building to be open for normal hours Friday morning.
The board of commissioners made the decision Thursday morning to close the building for the remainder of the day, and court cases scheduled for Thursday were moved to a later date.
The facilities management department worked through the building Thursday afternoon to replace the parts. County officials said because of the system’s complexity, they expected it to take a considerable amount of time for the work to be completed.
Dougherty County officials said citizens can take care of citations for Municipal Court in Treasury, which is located at 240 Pine Avenue on the first floor, suite 150, window 2.
This is an alternate location until the judicial building re-opens Friday.