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Renovated Lamar courthouse to be dedicated Thursday

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Lamar County residents and retired public officials are invited to attend the dedication ceremony Thursday morning for the renovated Lamar County Circuit Courthouse.

Work on the 108-year-old building began about 15 months ago.

The most noticeable external feature is a fully-restored and functioning clock tower, which was destroyed in a fire in 1934.

Inside the building, first floor offices have been redesigned, a closed courtroom balcony has been re-opened and a west side staircase closed for years has been rebuilt.

The total price tag for the project was about $4.5 million.

The ceremony at the courthouse Thursday begins at 10 a.m.

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