Old Osceola courthouse torn down

Old Osceola courthouse torn down

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - An old courthouse in Osceola was torn down this week.

Mayor Dickie Kennemore said the building was an old county courthouse.

After the county built a new courthouse, the City of Osceola leading the building from the county to use for a jail.

After the city stopped using it, the state standards committee condemned it.

Kennemore said the building has sat empty for about 20 years.

County Judge Randy Carney was the one to decide to tear down the building, but Kennemore said he supported the judge's decision.

The mayor doesn't know what the land will be used for now. He said tearing it down was basically to get rid of an "eyesore" in the city.

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