Judicial Center expansion breaks ground
Newton County officials break ground on project
Newton County judges and members of the board of commissioners broke ground on the expansion on the county’s judicial center Friday afternoon.
Despite cold and rainy conditions, the group of officials were eager to get the long-awaited expansion underway. Made possible by the 2011 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST), the expansion adds an additional 28,000 square feet to the center.
In 2011, Newton County voters approved $7 million for additional space in the Judicial Center, located at 1132 Usher Street, Covington. In October, the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved additional SPLOST revenue be used toward the project.
The Expansion will be built out by Hogan Construction Group and the design was made by architects, Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc.
A rendering of the expanded Judicial Center, courtesy of Lyman Davidson Dooley.