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Renovations starting on Jackson County courthouse
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JEFFERSON — Starting next week, Jackson County’s Historic Courthouse in downtown Jefferson will see some exterior renovations begin, with the hope of finishing this chunk of the restoration process by the start of next year.

Courthouse architect Gene Barrington met with the Historic Jackson County Courthouse Restoration Committee earlier this week, along with the Jackson County Commission. Specifically, the exterior renovations starting Tuesday will include the clock, the roof and some of the scaffolding, Barrington said.

The commission will take action on the proposed renovations at its meeting Monday, which will cost about $515,000 for the windows, exterior doors and exterior of the building, and about $283,000 for the re-roofing.

One of the ways the committee hopes to raise money for the restoration process is through the Historic Courthouse Heritage Celebration, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Jefferson Civic Center. The event will feature vintage automobiles, clothes, food and artifacts from the early 1900s and will give residents a chance to find out more information about life during that time.