New Public Defenders Office taking shape

Augusta Georgia Seal
Augusta Georgia Seal

AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF) Augusta leaders take a tour of what will be the city’s newest offices.

Renovations are underway  at  the old library on Greene Street   for the new Public Defender’s Building.

The nearly five million dollar project is the first  one using   money collected from latest phase of the special purpose sales tax.

The new space allows the Public Defenders to get out of their current  buildings that has  become moldy and infested with bugs.

“This will be a great opportunity for the public defenders circuit which includes all of Augusta Richmond County Columbia County and Burke county our current Public Defender Kate Mason and her staff of 57 will suit this almost 40 thousand square foot building quite well.”

The original plan was to put the Utilities Department in the old Library but those plans changed after the city acquired the old A-T-T building.

The new offices should be ready in January.

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