Renovations ae currently underway at the Grant County Courthouse including work in the courtroom.

According to the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, much of the interior of the courtroom dates to the 1960’s and renovation plans have been made for quite some time but were put off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Circuit Judge Stephen Shiirron is spearheading the project which will include new walls, flooring and benches.

Shirron told the newspaper that quoted prices for new benches were nearly six figures, so the decision was made to refurbish the pews from the old First Baptist Church, which Grant County bought, in the courtroom.

Renovations are expected to take six to eight weeks and while they are underway, the Circuit Court will use the district courtroom of Judge Billy Jack Gibson when that court is not in session.

Jury trials however will be postponed until the renovations are complete.