Poinsett Co. Courthouse gets upgrades

Poinsett Co. Courthouse gets upgrades
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
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(Source: KAIT)

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 courthouse gets a new look before its turns 100-years-old.

Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell is working to update the exterior of the courthouse in Harrisburg.

This follows the interior upgrades to the courtroom and roof last year.

New sidewalks surround half the courthouse and Cantrell said the other half will be installed soon.

New landscaping is also a part of the project.

A new sprinkler system and sod is also on its way.

Cantrell said this is all in an effort to continue the beautification of downtown.

"It's right here in the middle of town, and people are fixing up their buildings and things, you know," Cantrell said. "It needs to be a place people can come and say they've got a beautiful courthouse."

Cantrell hopes to complete the upgrades by November so by spring the flowers will bloom.

While the changes may seem minor, Cantrell said it shows they take care of their courthouse.

The completed sidewalks cost around $18,000.

Cantrell said the courthouse will be 100-years-old next year, and he wants it to not only be functional, but also look attractive.

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